August 30, 2017
Announcements and Reminders:
- WELCOME TO BSC FALL 2017 AND THE 2018 COMPETITION YEAR
- TEAM POLICY - SIGN IN AT PRACTICES BEGINS 9/5/17
- BSC's COMPETITIVE VS. DEVELOPMENTAL ROSTER GROUPS
- SWIMSUIT NOTES
- GEAR IS REQUIRED FOR COMPETITIVE GROUPS
- LABOR DAY SEPTEMBER 4th HOLIDAY - NO PRACTICES
- GOLD GROUP NOTES
Our focus of the week is: Streamlines, body position and freestyle drills
WELCOME TO FALL + THE 2018 COMPETITION YEAR - This week Monday marked the beginning of BSC's first FALL session of 2017. September 1st marks the beginning of the 2018 PACIFIC (USA) SWIMMING competition year. We are excited to welcome many new athletes and we are eager to see our returning athletes reunite with their pals at swim team. Our coaching staff is pleased to work with your family's athletes to help them pursue and improve in in the sport of swimming and other aquatic pursuits. Fees for this session are due September 1st, please proactively pay fees by dropping a check off at the Aquatics desk during practice hours or to make credit card payments at the SMAC courtesy desk. Our team website is our primary source of information and communications please make sure you know how to access it, sign-in and that your contact information is up to date.
SIGN IN REQUIRED BEGINNING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5th - Please observe our team RULES. Athletes are to sign in at the check-in table near the Aquatics desk each weekday they attend practice. If your child's name is not on the roster or is not on the correct roster group please let us know at the Aquatics desk or email coach Jim and we will correct it.
COMPETITIVE VS. DEVELOPMENTAL- Our programs are two paralell tracks. Athletes may change tracks at any time depending on their persional situations. Our competitive roster groups of Bronze-Gold have expectations surrounding the athlete's dedication and their level of pursuit, gear/equipment and require Pacific Swimming membership. Pacific Swimming applications must be printed out and mailed in, 2018 applications for those not already registered earlier in 2017 are available at the Aquatics desk Our developmental/recreational roster groups are Pre-Team, Blue I/II, Fitness and these groups ultimately learn and practice the same things as competitive groups but at a different pace and level of intensity. Our water polo group is recreational and does not compete outside our facility. Please visit our SWIM GROUPS page on our team website for details on our roster groups and their prerequisites, attendance and competitive expectations and gear requirements.
SWIMSUIT'S, COMMON SENSE AND REQUIREMENTS - Please pay attention to your athlete's swimsuit's. Suits should fit well, they should not be overstretched or overfaded. Coaches would prefer not to have to contact parents because their child is practcing in a suit that is so faded it is transparent or so stretched out that it is approaching the state of not covering things during normal practice activities. -- Athletes in our competitive roster groups (Bronze-Gold) must wear a swimsuit that complies with USA Swimming rules and athletes with longer hair must wear a cap. This means two piece suits and swimshirts/rash guards are not permitted in the competitive roster groups.
GEAR REQUIRED FOR COMPETITIVE GROUPS - All of our competitive groups have mandatory requirements for gear. Bronze-Silver Advanced require training fins which can be found inexpensively at our team page on SwimOutlet.com. We advise against scuba and snorkeling fins found at stores like Costco, Target and Walmart. Upon promotion to the Gold roster group there is the additional gear requirements of: a center mount snorkel and hand paddles.
NO PRACTICES ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4th - Labor day holiday
GOLD GROUP NOTES - There will not be LCM Saturday practice September 2. Due to Labor Day holiday.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Our team calendar is available online at all times.
Questions, issues, etc? Please email Coach Jim
RULES QUESTION: Want to learn about the rules? See pp. 23-29 of the 2017 USA Swimming mini-rulebook PDF for the rules of each of the four competitive strokes as well as the multiple stroke individual medley events. That's right, ALL the stroke, starts and turn rules of ALL official races in just six pages.
Did you know you can subscribe BSC's calendar right into your smartphone or other internet connected devices? Click HERE to learn how.
Did you know you can receive SMS-text messages when we send them from meets or other times when late-breaking information needs to be communicated. Click HERE for instructions on how to enable SMS.
Find coach recommendations and purchase swimming suits and gear at: http://swimoutlet.com/bulldog
AVAILABLE ONLINE - BULLDOG SWIM CLUB T-SHIRTS and SWEATSHIRTS
Want to get more from our TeamUnify software? Try the ON DECK app it's free.
The online meet entry tutorial for ome.swimconnection.com can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/omehelp/how-to-for-parents-and-swimmers
Learn more about Pacific Swimming at: http://pacswim.org
View Pacific Swimming TIME STANDARDS for 2017 via THIS LINK.
Learn more about USA Swimming, the national governing body of the sport of swimming: http://usaswimming.org
Navigate to SMAC Aquatics website