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BSC NEWS week ending 9/29/2017

Announcements and Reminders: 

  • NO PRACTICES TOMORROW FRIDAY 9/29
  • DACA MEET OCTOBER 1ST - 45 BULLDOG'S ENTERED
  • SPECIAL PRACTICE SCHEDULES ON 10/4; 10/6; 10/11 DUE TO CSM WATER POLO
  • PRACTICE-EXHIBITION MEET OCTOBER 18th - NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES
  • NO PRACTICES FRIDAY 10/27 DUE TO CSM WATER POLO
  • REMINDER ABOUT TEAM REQUIREMENTS AND UPCOMING SANCTIONED MEET PARTICIPATION
  • GOLD GROUP NOTES

News:

Our focus of the week is: All strokes, racing techniques and starts

REMEMBER - NO PRACTICES FRIDAY SEPT 29TH - due to college water polo.

DACA MEET OCT. 1 - 45 Bulldog athletes have entered this meet.  This will be a two course meet and it will run fast and furious.  The two course set up is odd-even by heats, odd numbered heats on one course, even numbered heats on the other course.  This is an extra logistical detail the kids will be juggling at this particular meet.  Please visit the event page (link) on our site for links to the latest updates on the meet.  BSC has been assigned one chair of timing throughout this meet - please volunteer.  If you have any questions about this meet please email/reply to Coach Jim no later than 12pm of Friday 9/29.  Our next sanctioned CBA+ meet will be October 28-29, we are watching for it to open any time now.

SPECIAL PRACTICE SCHEDULES on 10/4; 10/6; 10/11 DUE TO CSM WATER POLO - On these dates BSC will have a SPECIAL practice schedule due to CSM 1:1 games at our pool on these dates.  Please see SCHEDULE PAGE on our team website for details on change(s) to our practices on these dates.

OCTOBER 18th PRACTICE MEET NOW OPEN - Each session we have a practice meet to allow our athletes to get an idea of the times they are swimming and a chance to race in their own lane.  This Fall one or two other teams may be joining us for this event.  Our Fall session meet is on October 18th, this meet will be the practice for all groups except Fitness and Pre-Team on 10/18 (this means there will be no late Silver-Bronze on 10/18).  Please visit this meet's EVENT PAGE on our team website to view the meet's details and to enter online.

NO PRACTICES ON OCT 27 - Reminder, our pools will not be available to BSC on these dates dues to CSM athletics event-tournament dates.  Come watch CSM and other college Women play water polo if you are interested in watching. 

SANCTIONED COMPETITION(S) THIS FALL -  Reminder for all Bronze, Silver, Silver Advanced and Gold roster group athletes 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).  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.  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).  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.  Athletes in these roster groups that do not do the above will eventually be tranferred into our non-competitive roster groups.  Please reply to Coach Jim if you need any help with this.

GOLD GROUP NOTES - No LCM Saturday practice this week on 9/30 (DACA meet, CSM Polo).  Gold group athletes should have their own gear for use at practices by 9/30/17.

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.

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Helpful Links:

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. 

A REALLY GOOD, six-minute, YouTube video for athletes about ATTENDING YOUR FIRST MEET

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

 
    
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