Croc Chronicles for July 19th
Saturday practice on the 21st is combined for A, JR, and SR squads, 7-9:15 AM due to the trash pickup at 9:30
Next week, swimmers on B and A squad who are competing at Champs are invited to come to Witter practices from 5:50-8 AM on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to get some extra Long Course practice in! C squad champs swimmers can come on those days as well, from 7-8 AM.
Friday the 27th, Saturday the 28th, and Monday morning on the 29th there will not be practice due to LC champs. Senior zone and Junior National swimmers, I will have some taper workouts for you to do on Friday and Saturday if you are not doing any tuneup races at Champs.
CAST has adopted the road in front of the Kroc Center, and it's time to do our cleanup! Saturday, July 21st we will have a combined practice for A, Jr, and Sr squads from 7-9:15, then head outside for the cleanup at 9:30. This will count towards your yearly volunteer hours, and there will be donuts afterwards! Please bring your own gloves, trash bags will be provided.
We have 2 team activities in the upcoming week; first off, Saturday the 21st from noon to 5, we will be having an all team party at coach Bob’s on the lake! Parents and siblings are welcome; there will be hot dogs and burgers provided, families please bring a side and/or beverages. The address is 3310 Land’s End Road; head south from CDA on Highway 95 for 8 miles (up to Mica Flats); turn left at Kidd Island road, and stay on it for 3.5 miles, when in doubt staying left. You’ll pass through an open gate and turn left at the fork; it’s the grey house on the left with a cobblestone driveway. If you want to bring your boat over, just bring it over to Kidd Island, the house is the closest one to the island.
Secondly, for our A, B, and C squad swimmers, the team captains will be serving up some ice cream in Ramsey Park, just north of the Kroc Center from 6:30-8 on Wednesday, July 25. Come up after your practice is over to beat the heat and hang out with your teammates!
Warmup times for Champs next weekend, all days:
12 and under swimmers: 7:30-805 (yoga afterwards)
13 and over swimmers: 8:05-8:55
There will be a timeline and psych sheet available next week.
We are looking for some volunteers to help run our home meet in November and Junior Champs in February. We ask that all families to help pitch in; remember that home meets save money for our families since we don’t have to travel! There will be a volunteer meeting on July 24 at 6 PM in the boardroom by the front desk; if you have an area you’d like to help out with (hospitality, timing, entry greeting, etc.) please mark your calendars for this informational meeting!
The CDA Crossing is less than a month away! For those who plan on swimming the Crossing, you can sign up here. Be sure to register before the price goes up! Even if you’re not swimming, you can meet your fundraising commitment; there are email forms available on the pool deck (when filled out, you earn your swimmer a treat!), and to help entice you all, we will raffle off a Fitbit in August for those who participate in the fundraiser! We are also running an inter-squad competition; SR, C, and B squads against A and Junior squads. Right now, the C/B/Sr team has the lead. The team that raises the most money will get a special, mini-meet style practice with the coaches!
Hayden Triathlon and Steve Omi Swim Results
Congratulations to our swimmers who participated in the Steve Omi one mile open water swim and the Hayden Sprint Triathlon! Headlining the Omi was CAST guest swimmer Marcus Gentry who came in 1st overall, closely followed by Logan Robillard who came in second overall. Cameron Craigie was 9th, followed by Riley Taylor in 12th and Hope McWilliams at 17th.
Our sole representative in the Hayden sprint triathlon was Karter Rasmussen, who placed 11th overall and second in the 14-19 age group; Karter was the fastest in the swim portion by over 20 seconds!