September 12, 2017
Coach Amy’s Comments:
Welcome and Welcome Back CGAC families!
I am happy to see many new swimmers on our team this season. I hope that returning swimmers had a relaxing break and are ready to get back in to the water. We are excited to build upon our successful summer long course season and have an even better short course season! Here are a few things that you need to know:
1) Swim Club Merger: For the 2017-2018 swim season, we are proud to announce an exciting new era for our swim club. CGAC and UIndy Greyhound Swim Club have decided to merge into one team to better serve our members and provide an enhanced swimming program. CGAC & UIndy will operate under our club code 'CGAC'. This merger will enable us to offer our various swim programs to the community in the south Indianapolis area, while providing operational support across both programs. CGAC and UIndy coaching staff can combine into a greater pool to share training philosophies and techniques. We have two sites where our coaches and swimmers can now train. Most practices will still be held at Center Grove High School Pool. Our second satellite site is located at the Ruth Lilly Fitness Center (RLFC) on the UIndy campus in Indianapolis. The UIndy site is a sanctioned 25-yard/meter eight-lane competitive pool offering some of our swimmers another location for training. We are excited to join our teams with UIndy Coach Jason Hite and his swimming staff and swim families.
2.) Registration: Returning swimmers MUST re-register for the short course season (this includes Senior Team swimmers who also swim High School). The online registration for returning swimmers will remain open through Sept. 16th. If your swimmer has not re-registered at that time, they will not be able to participate in practice or meets.
3.) Red & White Teams: Start practice on September 18th!
4.) Practice Calendars: Practice calendars will be available on the "Public View" of the website this season.
5.) RSVP for SSC Swimfest: The RSVP is open for our first meet of the season, the Southeastern Swim Club Swimfest. This meet is open to Red Team swimmers and above. The RSVP deadline is THIS Friday, September 15. Please see your swimmer's coach if you have any questions.
Have a great day and see you at the pool!
Kickoff Picnic - Our Annual Short Course Season Kick-Off Picnic will be held Sunday, September 24th. More information will be coming soon.
Parent Meeting Dates – September 26 & 28 6p-7p for CG members and September 27 for UIndy members.
Practice Team Calendar Changes - We are in the process of implementing a new calendar system for our team. We hope this makes it easier for families to access practice, meets, and important team events and meetings. The September practice calendar for all groups is posted here. You do not have to log into the website to view the practice calendars anymore. Just visit the website and hit the tab “Team Practice Calendars”.
Soon you will be able to select the training group for your swimmer at the top of the calendar page and you will see all practices days/times for your group at all locations. Senior/HS Team will have their own calendar that is accessible. Instructions to sync the calendars with your android or iPhone/iPad devices are being finalized and will be posted by the end of the week. To stay updated on any temporary changes to the schedule, please monitor our CGAC Facebook page, the newsletter section of our website, and look out for email updates.
Newsletter – This season, you can still expect to receive a CGAC newsletter via email every Tuesday and it will also be posted on the CGAC website under the tab “News from the Pool” (located at the bottom left side of the webpage).
Kroger Community Rewards – Are you a Kroger shopper? Please register your Kroger Plus Savings Card at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow and select to support CGAC. Once you are enrolled, 3-5% of your purchases with your Kroger Plus Savings Card will be donated to CGAC each quarter.
Advertising – Do you have or know of a business that is interested in using advertising? Please contact Brian Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on CGAC sponsorship opportunities in exchange for advertising.
Follow Us - Please follow us on Twitter @CGACswim_TrojanSwim and on Facebook at Center Grove Aquatics Club – Official – Parents/Guardians.