February 6, 2018
Coach Amy’s Comments:
1.) Practice Reminder: NO PRACTICE, Thursday 2/8 due to home Middle School Meet! Come out and support the future of CGHS Swimming and Diving as they take on Lynhurst at 6:00.
2.) High School Update: Congratulations to the CGHS Girls Swimming and Diving Team on their runner-up finish at the 2018 Sectional Meet this past weekend. Over the course of the 2 day meet, the girls achieved 100% season best times! Practices will continue at their normal times for those who have earned, Divisional, Age Group or Senior State time standards. Great job ladies on a season well done!
3.) ICAC Beach Party Finale: Please RSVP for the ICAC Beach Party Finale by Wednesday. Swimmers are limited to 5 individual events, including time trials. Time trial registration will be on site during the meet and the trials will take place at the conclusion of the meet. Please indicate in the notes section of the RSVP if your swimmer plans on swimming in the time trials as well or if you would like to leave space for a potential time trial swim. The meet packet was sent out on Monday and is also posted under the group description. Please speak with your coach if you have questions regarding this meet.
4.) Red Team: The LAST PRACTICE for the Short Course Season for those swimmers who have not qualified for Divisionals, will be Tuesday, February 27th. Long Course season will begin on April 9th for ALL GROUPS. Practice details will be sent out in the coming weeks.
Have a great week and see you at the pool!
Long Course Opt-Out Option: ALL current club swimmers are assumed to be participating in Long Course season (April-August) unless you email Chris Cuadros at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 26. We use the projected swimmer counts to budget and estimate coaching staff needs for the summer. It is important for us to have accurate counts in March so our long course swimmers have the best experience. Therefore, please contact Chris Cuadros ASAP if your swimmer will opt out of the upcoming long course season.
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 is now open at www.RockTheBlockRun.org
We must have 20 runners/walkers and 5 volunteers registered by 2/28 to be eligible for the minimum amount of grant money. There is a sleep in option that counts too!
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 as we are in competition with other organizations for the top grant prize!
From Meet Coordinator Kim Ferguson:
If you borrowed a volunteer shirt, please wash and return it ASAP. There is a blue bin under the ribbon table where you can turn them in. The shirts need to be inventoried, so please turn them in instead of keeping them until the next meet.
If you are still needing to fill some of your 6 credits, I am offering a Swim Meet Follow-up/FAQ meeting TOMORROW on Wednesday February 7th at 5:15. I will answer any questions you have now that most of you have experienced a meet. I will also offer more tips on how to make sure you get some credits done before the Super Bowl Splash next year so that you aren't working all weekend at one meet. Please email me at email@example.com if you plan to come just so I know how many to expect for planning purposes. (If you don't need credits, you are also welcome to come, just please email me as well). Even if your swimmer is a white team swimmer and is done for the season, you are welcome to come to the meeting!
Ongoing Updates & Reminders
Swim Lesson Registration: Spring Swim Lesson dates are posted on the team website under the "Register for Swim Lessons" tab. Online registration will open February 19. Please see the website for further details.
Mark your Calendars: Here are some important dates for the long course season:
April 5th- New swimmer registration
(Returning swimmers do NOT need to re-register for long course season)
April 9th- First day of practice for ALL competitive teams
April 21st- AM: Rock the Block (SIGN UPS NOW OPEN) PM: Samantha's House Fundraiser and 14U Meet @ UINDY
*** Tentative 2018 Long Course Meet Schedule will be posted in the coming weeks***
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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