September 19, 2017
Coach Amy’s Comments:
Hello CGAC families! With all groups starting on Monday, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new members at both our CG and UIndy locations and welcome back all of our returning members. We are looking forward to a great short course season! Here is some information you need to know for the upcoming weeks:
1.) New Coaches: With a growing team, we have added 3 new coaches to the CGAC family! Please join me in welcoming Allie Shafer (Red Team), Brian Glover (PS-1) and Jake Reine (PS-2 & UINDY). Each of these coaches come from clubs and high school teams with long standing swimming traditions. Over the coming weeks, we will take the time to spotlight each of these new coaches, but until then, please feel free to introduce yourself to them before or after practice. Welcome CGAC coaches!
2.) Practice Schedules: Due to the high number of swimmers and limited amount of pool space, we are looking at some potential practice time changes over the next few weeks. No decisions have been made yet, but I wanted to let you all know that this is a possibility in order to best meet our swimmers' needs.
3.) Meet RSVP's: Please be sure to check the events/meet tab to stay up to date on your meet RSVPs. Beginning with our next meet (the first meet has closed) you should receive a system generated email reminder 7 days prior to the closing date. Once the date has closed, swimmers CANNOT be added.
As always, if you have any questions, please see your swimmer's coach. Have a great week and see you at the pool!
Kickoff Picnic – Don’t forget to RSVP for our Annual Short Course Season Kick-Off Picnic held this Sunday, September 24th at 2:00pm! All swimmers and their families are welcome! RSVP’s are due TOMORROW! To RSVP, log in to your account, scroll to the bottom of the webpage to the “Events” box, click on the “Sign Ups Registration” Tab and click on “Short Course Season Kick-Off” to rsvp. Be sure to include the number of family members attending in the “Notes” section so enough food is purchased. We hope to see you there!
CGAC Team Online Store –Our CGAC team online store is now open! Check out all the cool apparel options, window decal and seat cushion at www.mylogoshop.com/cgac. You can also find this link on our website for your shopping convenience. Orders must be place before October 1st and pick up will be October 12th at swim practice.
New Calendar System: For the 2017-2018 Short Course Season, we have a new practice calendar system. We know there has been some confusion and discrepancies that occurred during the transition from the old system to the new web Google calendar. We appreciate your patience during this transition. There are now instructions to add your swimmer’s calendar to your mobile device. You can also subscribe to the ‘all team events calendar’ which lists things like parent meetings, team events/outings, and holiday parties. Subscribing or adding a calendar is totally optional. Although it does not happen often, sometimes things happen out of our control and practice times will change or have to be adjusted. Please make sure you check the calendar often. You can view the team practice calendar on our team website by selecting the tab marked “Practice Calendars”, then select from the dropdown ‘2017-2018 Team Practice Calendars’. You no longer have to log into see the calendars. We hope this makes it easier for families to access. If you have any questions about specific team practice, please confirm with your swimmer’s coach. If you need help with the website calendar or have a general question, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for Returning Members: If you are a returning swimmer and have not yet registered for the 2017-2018 short course season, you have until Saturday (9/23) night at midnight to register using the online system. After this date, you will need to speak with your Coach and register via the paper system.
Ongoing Updates & Reminders
Parent Meeting Dates – September 26 & 28 6p-7p for CG members and September 27 for UIndy members.
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 email@example.com to get more information on CGAC sponsorship opportunities in exchange for advertising.
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