September 7, 2017
Announcements and Reminders:
- TEAM FEES DUE NOW
- TEAM POLICY - PLEASE SIGN IN AT PRACTICES
- FALL SANCTIONED COMPETITIONS
- DACA MEET OCTOBER 1ST - NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES
- NO PRACTICES ON SEPT 29th , OCT 27th - POOL IN USE BY CSM WATER POLO
- GOLD GROUP NOTES
Our focus of the week is: Freestyle and backstroke drills + kicking
TEAM FEES FOR FALL NOW DUE - Fees for this session (8/28-10/20) were due by 9/2. If you have not yet paid please stop at the Aquatics desk and drop off a check. Payment cards can be used to pay fees up at the SMAC Courtesy Desk.
SIGN IN AT PRACTICE REQUIRED - 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.
SANCTIONED COMPETITION(S) THIS FALL - Our competitive groups require participation in sanctioned meets. Our team meet schedule can be viewed in list form HERE or in Calendar form HERE. Consequently BSC competitive groups require membership in Pacific Swimming (a.k.a. USA Swimming, with a separate application and fee outside of BSC). Returning athletes who are compliant with this team requirement and hold a current 2017 Pacific Swimming membership will be current through 12/31/2017, consistent with instructions from our sanctioning body we will be running a renewal drive in late October and early November (in other words, please do not drop off checks now as they will sit here for almost two months before we will mail them in). New ahtletes or athletes that failed to register earlier in 2017 should print, complete and YOU SHOULD MAIL IN the 2018 PACIFIC SWIMMING APPLICATION FORM in order to be able to compete in Pacific (USA) Swimming events-meets. Note: it takes Pacific Swimming up to two weeks to process an applicatiion form when they receive it. Consequently athletes may also register with Pacific Swimming on site at a meet for an additional +$10 surcharge (or be this may be required to in order to compete if the athlete's application is still pending). Most meets use omeswimconnection.com to accept online entries, be sure to check out this page on our team website should you encounter any snags in the online entry process. Please contact Coach Jim if you need any help with this.
NO PRACTICES ON SEPT 29, OCT 27 - The pools will not be available to BSC on these dates dues to CSM athletics events. Come watch CSM Women play water polo if you are interested in watching. Other practices may be partially impacted by CSM events, details TBD.
GOLD GROUP NOTES - There will be LCM Saturday practice September 9th with Coach Sinclaire.
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