Weekly Newsletter

New Information

Coach Amy’s Comments:

1. CGAC Super Bowl Splash: Initial entries were sent out last week. Please review and let your swimmer's coach know of any corrections by 5pm Tuesday. Please note: 11 and older swimmers are limited to 3 events per session. Some of these swimmers were put in more than 3 in error. This has been corrected and will be on the FINAL ENTRY. (To be sent out Tuesday evening). 

Please be sure to have your swimmers at the pool no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of their warm-up session. 

Shirt Colors: Friday- Black, Saturday- Red, Sunday-Gray or white.

Racing Suits: If your swimmer is trying for NEW CUTS and would like to wear a racing suit, please have them see their coach to determine if it should be worn at prelims, finals, or at all. 

2.) Thursday Practice: There will be NO PRACTICE THURSDAY at CGHS. However, there will be a practice offered from 6:15pm-7:15pm at UINDY for Black Team and Pre-Senior Swimmers. 

If you have any other questions about the meet this weekend, please speak with your swimmer's coach. 

Baby Shower –Tonight is the CGAC baby shower for Coach Casey Hedeen at 7:00 pm at the CGHS Pool.  Please join us in welcoming her new bundle of joy and have cake!  Casey and Nathan are registered at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and Target.

From Meet Coordinator Kim Ferguson regarding Super Bowl Splash (PLEASE READ ALL):

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to work. It's almost time!! If you still need credits, I still have spots! Please email me ASAP if you are interested in any of these positions: (If you have filled all of your credits, but you'd rather work than sit in the stands, please let me know that as well and I will put you to work in any of these positions below.)  

Friday Night: Pool Deck Marshall 4:15-9:ish

Saturday AM (11& over prelims):  Floater 6:30-11:00

Saturday PM (10& under session): Timer 12:30-4:00 and Relief Timer 12:30-4:00

Saturday Finals (11&over finals): Head Timer 4:15-7:30, Heat Sheet Runner 4:00-7:ish, Timers 4:30-7:30, Floater 3:30-7:30

Sunday AM (11&Over prelims): Timer 7:45-11:30, Camp Monitor 6:30-11, Floater 6:30-11

Sunday PM (10& Under session) Floater 3:30-7:30

Sunday Finals (11&Over Finals): Head Timer 4:15-7:30, Timers 4:30-7:30, Clean up Crew 6:00-8:ish

If you are volunteering, you should have received a reminder email already and will get 2 more before the day of the meet. The times listed are the times we would like you in your spots so please be at the pool to check in at the volunteer table a few minutes early.  If you are running late, or have a last minute emergency, you can email me at meetcoordinator@cgacswim.org, post on the Facebook page or text me at 317-698-5858

If you still have a volunteer shirt, please wear it for your shift. If you need one, some will be available at the volunteer table. We are however, getting low on many sizes. If you have a red CGAC or red Center Grove shirt, that would work if volunteer shirts are gone before you get one.

Also, please work out a meeting place with your swimmers to touch base after they swim.  We don't want wet swimmers in the stands for multiple reasons and we also don't want wet swimmers hanging out in areas where volunteers are working as this creates more wet floors. The Hall of Excellence (HOE) is a good place to meet up and tell them how great they did.

Camp on Friday night will be on deck. For all other sessions, our club will camp at the far end of the HOE near the doors to the hallway leading to the cafeteria. Signs for team camps will be posted on the walls.

We will be welcoming swimmers from Indian Creek, Hancock Aquatics, Pacesetter Aquatics, Avon Community, Terre Haute, Franklin Regional, Fishers, Boonville, and Riverside Aquatics. It should be a nice sized meet. 

We are planning to live stream the scoreboard again in the HOE so that swimmers and any parents who want to camp with them will be able to see which events are in the water. 

Brickhouse Coffee, Johnson's BBQ, Brozzini's, and Ella's will all be there for your dining needs and we will also have concessions open in the large concession area in the HOE near the gym. Our hospitality room is available for coaches and officials only. 

We are looking forward to a great meet and some fast swims! If you have any questions at all, please let me know!

Rock the Block Run & Samantha’s House 14 & Under Swim Meet – CGAC is participating in TWO exciting fundraising events on APRIL 21ST.  Rock the Block (details below) is for all CGAC swimmers/families in the morning.  15 and Over swimmers/families are highly encouraged to participate in the Run since the swim meet is a 14 & Under meet.  The Samantha’s House swim meet (details coming soon) will be a fun meet in the afternoon to raise money for Samantha’s House - a 501c3 charitable foundation that uses donations to build fully handicapped accessible homes and/or handicapped accessible vans for those with serious injuries or disabilities.

What: Rock the Block 5K, 10K, Kids Run

Where: Center Grove High School Student Activity Center

When: April 21, 2018

Who: All Swimmers, Family, Friends, etc

Why: To raise money for Center Grove Aquatic Club

Additional Details: Registration begins 1/23/18 at noon

We must have 20 runners/walkers and 5 volunteers registered by 2/28 to be eligible for the minimum amount of grant money.

Early Bird Registration for $25 ends 3/31, on 4/1 registration goes to $30

We must have everyone registered by 4/19 to count toward our totals for fundraising

The more participants we have, the more money we earn, we are in competition with other organizations for the top grant prize!

Go to RockTheBlockRun.org for more information and to either register or sign up to volunteer.

Ongoing Updates & Reminders

Terre Haute Meet Dinner– Please RSVP (under Team Events tab by February 1st) for the Terre Haute Meet Team Dinner at Rick's Smokehouse and Grill in Terre Haute on Saturday, February 17th at 6:00 pm.  Email Crystal Crist with any questions (teamevents@cgacswim.org).

School delays and Cancellations: Practices will run as scheduled on CG 2hr delay days. If school is cancelled, there will be NO PRACTICE.

2018 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships – This meet is coming to Indianapolis March 21-24 at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI!  It is $5 per ticket to any session of the championships. Use the password NCAA18.  The Indiana Swimming exclusive offer and presale begins January 29th at 12:00pm EST.  Visit https://www.ticketmaster.com/ to purchase your tickets!  There are also volunteer opportunities available.

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