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Weekly Newsletter

New Information

Coach Amy’s Comments:

Happy Tuesday CGAC families! First of all, I would like to thank our Events Coordinator, Crystal Crist, for planning and organizing our Long Course Season kick-off picnic. It is always fun to get together as a team outside of the pool and enjoy each other’s company! There is a LOT going on this month, so please be sure to contact your swimmer's coach if you have any questions. 

1.) Fishers FAST 500: Meet information and entries will be posted at the pool this evening. This is the FINAL entry and no more changes will be made. 

2.)  HSE Summer Sizzler: RSVP for this meet was due May 1, if you missed the RSVP please let me know by 5pm Wednesday. This meet is open to all swimmers. The meet packet is posted under the meet event on the website. 

3.) SCSC 12 & Under meet: RSVP for this meet is due Sunday, May 5. This meet is open to all White, Red and Black Team swimmers who are 12 years old or younger and will be a good first long course meet for our newer swimmers. The meet packet is posted under the meet event on the website. 

4.) RSVP Process: There have been some questions on the RSVP process. Here is a cliff notes version, more details will be provided at the May 8th parent meeting. Until then, please let me know if you have any questions.  1.) Login to website. 2) Find Meet on the "EVENTS" section (Scroll down). 3.) Click Edit commitment. 4.) Select Attend (if you are not going you do not need to decline). 5.) Add any notes about days available in the notes box. 

5.) Meet Entries: Coaches will enter swimmers for their events at meets based on what the swimmer is ready for. If you have a question about your swimmer's entry please ask their coach. 

Have a great week and see you at the pool! 

New Parent Meeting:There is a New Parent Meeting May 8th at 5:15 at CGHS. Mark your calendar to attend if you have a new CGAC swimmer.  An email will be sent to new families with a room assignment at the high school as soon as it is secured.

Tennessee Meet Hotel Block: Our travel meet to Brentwood, Tennessee, the Excel Firecracker Invite, is coming up June 22-24.  The link to the CGAC block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Franklin Cool Springs is http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/B/BNACSGI-CGA-20180621/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. The room rate is $155.00 per night plus tax and this includes breakfast.  The block of rooms are only available until June 7th or when the group block is sold out (whichever comes first).

USA Swimming Club Recognition Program and CGAC: The CGAC board has submitted our application to the USA Swimming Club Recognition Program for the first time in our club history.  To be awarded a recognition level, swim clubs must meet markers measuring business and organizational success, parent and volunteer development, coach development and education, and athlete development and performance.  The USA Swimming Club Recognition recognizes clubs that are successful and developing toward eligibility for the Club Excellence Program. USA Swimming is reviewing our application and we will let everyone know when our club receives approval. A huge and sincere thank you and kudos to the board members (past and present) that helped work to implement the structure and organizational requirements to move our club closer toward completing the extensive application process! We will communicate the USA Swimming approval letter as soon as they notify our board and Coach Amy.

Meet Packet/Meet Announcements: All meet packets have been uploaded for all of our swim meets scheduled for this long course season. Reading the meet packet is very important to find key information regarding the meet our swimmers attend and compete.  If you click on each meet link in the 'EVENTS' section at the bottom of our team website, you can view all of the meet information, including warm ups, entry requirements, parking info, admission prices, map to the pool and other information.  Click here for the link to the Fishers Fast 500 meet page and access to the meet announcement/packet.  SSC Summer SizzlerSugar Creek 12& Under Excel Aquatics Firecracker Travel Meet, and Seymour Splash.  Our CGAC home meet for 12 & Under Stars and Stripes will be uploaded soon. Meet packets for the Championships meets: Divisionals, Senior State, and Age Group State will be uploaded later in the summer.

RSVP dates for each meet: For each meet we have on our schedule, you will notice there is a RSVP deadline date.  These dates are important because some meets fill up quickly.  Our coaching staff need to know as soon as possible who is attending and who is not attending the meet. Sometimes, the entry deadline has passed and it is too late to rsvp your swimmer. If you know that your swimmer might want to swim a meet, rsvp right away. Read your emails from coaches about RSVP and meet entries. Putting together a line up for meet (especially if there are relays) is challenging and if there are last minute changes to the swimmer entries, it makes it hard for our coaches and costs extra money for the club.  

Summer Sharks & Minnows: Our sharks & minnows program will begin on June 5th for the first day of practice.  All swimmers joining sharks & minnows will need to be evaluated by CGAC coaching staff prior to joining.  On Monday May 14th, we will hold an open evaluation/tryout from 5pm-6pm at CGHS pool. Tell your friends and neighbors and visit our team website here for more information.

Swim Lessons- CGAC now has a new website for swim lessons only. It can be reached from our CGAC website by clicking on the swim lessons tab. Registration and sign-ups for our upcoming summer swim lessons sessions will open on May 14th, 2018 so check out the new website here for more information. 

Ongoing Updates & Reminders

2018 Tyr Pro Swim Series (LCM) - IU Natatorium Indianapolis: From May 16-19, the I.U. Natatorium in Indianapolis will be home to USA swimming's TYR Pro Swim Series.  Approximately 800 of the most elite swimmers in the country will be competing right here in our own backyard.  Olympians Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Cody Miller, Nathan Adrian, Matt Grevers...and more to be announced soon! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! 

MEET SCHEDULE:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16: 1500 METER FREESTYLE SESSION BEGINS AT 6:00 PM

THURSDAY, MAY 17: 10:00 AM - PRELIMS; 7:00 PM - FINALS

FRIDAY, MAY 18: 10:00 AM - PRELIMS; 7:00 PM - FINALS

SATURDAY, MAY 19: 10:00 AM - PRELIMS; 7:00 PM - FINALS

HALF-PRICE tickets are now available; enter the promo code BOGO to take advantage of this unbelievable opportunity for Indiana Swimming member families.  To avoid waiting in line at the Nat, you are encouraged to purchase your ONLINE TICKETS prior to the meet.  For convenience, tickets purchased online can be printed at home or sent to your mobile phone.  All-session tickets are still on sale for $10 off until May 1 at the same online ticket site.

2018 Age Group Development Memorial Weekend Camp - The 2018 Indiana Swimming Age Group Development Camps will take place in Crawfordsville, IN over Memorial Day Weekend and focus on the technical and mental aspects of competing at the next level. The Girls Camp will start at 4:00 PM Friday May 25th and conclude at 6:00 PM Saturday May 26th. The Boys Camp will start at 11:30 AM on Saturday May 26th and conclude at 1:30 PM on Sunday May 27th. All registered Indiana Swimmers ages 11-14 on the first day of the camp, with a minimum of one (1) 2018 Age Group State Time Standard for the age they will be during the camp are eligible to register. A maximum of 60 girls and 60 Boys will be accepted for this camp. Cost for the overnight camp is $50. Registration will open at 12:01 AM EDT on Friday April 13th and close on May 1st or when the camp is filled, whichever comes first. For more information, see https://www.teamunify.com/EventsCurrent.jsp?_tabid_=156803&team=inlsczone

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