TEAM/CAT Travel Meet Update
TEAM/CAT Travel Meet
Nov. 7-8, 2009
This year’s travel meet to Oregon is taking a different twist. In years past we’ve traveled to Corvallis, but this year we’ll be heading a little farther south into the belly of the Willamette Valley. Yes, we will be going to the crown jewel of the northwest, “Track Town USA”, home to the Fighting Ducks, Eugene Oregon!
Travel meets are one of the great opportunities that year-round swimming offers. The camaraderie and friendships that can develop on an away meet like this can last a lifetime. Also, the team spirit and an ability to learn how to race outside your comfort zone against new and fast competition will better prepare BCST swimmers for future challenging meets. 
11 & Older BCST swimmers will be traveling by bus Saturday November 7th to Oregon. We’ll compete later that afternoon with Corvallis Aquatic Team (CAT) and Team Eugene Aquatics (TEAM) at Sheldon HS Pool. Following the meet we’ll check into our hotel, have a team dinner and hit the sack. In the morning after breakfast, we’ve tentatively scheduled a tour of the U of O Campus so everyone can see were Andy spent his 7 years of college. Following that we’ll head back home with projected arrival at the BC in the early afternoon.
Since we’ll be traveling by bus, we will be using coaches and chaperones to take care of the swimmers. Because we are using coaches and chaperones as guardians, we are only allowing swimmers ages 11 & older to ride the bus and stay under our supervision throughout the meet. Athletes 10 & under are more than welcome to attend this meet, but they will need to travel with their families. 11 & Older swimmers are welcome to travel with their families as well, but we strongly encourage their traveling with the team.
In order to be placed on the bus and provided a hotel room, swimmers need to be ages 11 & older and turn in a “TEAM/CAT Travel Meet Entry Form” along with a check in the amount of $120.00 made out to the Bellevue Club . This low price is credited to the financial assistance from the BCST Boosters. The $120.00 covers transportation, hotel, and 3 meals (lunch, dinner, and breakfast). Entries are due by October 19th, 2009, and we are taking only the first 80 swimmers to enter.  Families with swimmers ages 10 & under who wish to attend are responsible for providing their own transportation and lodging.  All swimmer attending are invited to the team dinnner Saturday night.
Please go to the Meet/Events section of the website to download the CAT meet travel form. Turn all completed “Travel Meet” forms into the “Blue Box” in the swim team office.