5/14/18 Lane Lines


Lane Lines
Your weekly Cascade Swim Club updates

From the Office:

Team Survey
Thank you to everyone who has participated in our team survey! The survey closes on Friday, May 18, so if you haven't had a chance to complete the parent or swimmer survey, please take a few minutes to do so now!
Please note that there are two separate surveys this year. One survey is for parents to complete and one is for your swimmer(s) to complete. Please be aware that if you have more than one swimmer with the team, you will be asked to complete a portion of the parent survey for each swimmer. Instructions will be provided within the parent survey for how to do this.
All swimmers are encouraged to complete the short swimmer survey, regardless of age or swim level. Thank you for sharing your feedback so we can all work to make our team a great place for swimmers and families!

Parent survey:

Swimmer survey:


Safe Sport Mondays
As part of Cascade’s commitment to USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, we frequently receive and share updates and training scenarios that are important for coaches, swimmers, and parents to be mindful of. Below is the latest update from USA Swimming:

The first scenario was created earlier this year, but bullying is still happening as we speak.  Not just on the pool deck, locker rooms, but outside practice and in schools. This link is to a video produced by Burger King and the attached letter offers questions to contemplate. It is a valuable tool for education.

Please be aware of what is entailed in bullying and our No Bullying Permitted policies for Safe Sport. This is an excellent source of what is considered bullying and how to address it at a club level. There is more material on the USA Swimming website at:

Link to Safe Sport scenario for May 2018:

CSC College Scholarship
Cascade Swim Club is offering scholarships for our graduating seniors to help offset the cost of college application expenses. Specific requirements apply, see application for details:



From the Cascade Deck:


Practice Schedule for Saturday, May 19

The practice schedule will change slightly for May 19 at Madison Pool, as follows:
Sr./Sr. Dev – 7:00-10:00am
AG 1 &2 – 9:30-11:00am
AG3 – 10:00-11:00am

Meet & Greet with Coach Derek Young, Saturday, May 19
Join us for a brief meet & greet with new AG1 coach Derek Young. We’ll gather on the bleachers at Madison Pool, 10:30-10:50 or so.


Transition to Seniors - Parent Meeting
Join us for a parent info session for transitioning and soon-to-be senior swimmers on Saturday, May 26 at Colman Pool, starting at 10:30am. This meeting is intended to give parents some insight on what to expect as their swimmer moves to the senior program. Parents with current senior swimmers are also welcome to attend.


Saturdays at Colman Pool

We are excited to begin Saturday practices at Colman Pool starting Saturday, May 26! If you have never been to Colman pool, it is a jewel located in West Seattle’s Lincoln Park!  Outdoor, 50 meters, right on Puget Sound with glass windows on the west side of the pool to look at the passing ships & water, and forested on the east side. Here is a link to the facility info:
Please plan to arrive early as you will have to walk about 15 minutes to get to the pool from upper parking lots along Fauntleroy Way SW; there is no parking area next to the pool. Please check park maps for the correct route. Maps are located at the trailhead sign near the parking lot, or some can be viewed online in advance here ( or here (
Please try to carpool as parking can be limited on sunny days and when events are happening throughout the park and at the pool. This pool has filtered, heated water from Puget Sound so it is salty! To cut the salty taste in swimmers' mouths a flavored beverage is recommended, such as diluted lemonade, sport hydration drinks, etc. Water is fine, but swimmers just seem to be happier with a flavor to wash it down. This is a great park to take a jog in, walk the dog in, read a book with a cup of coffee in, a real highlight to summer swimming! Remember, the training group schedule on Saturdays at Colman is as follows:

Seniors, Sr. Development and HS development:  8:00–10:30am

AG I:  10:00-11:30am

AG II: 10:00–11:30am

AG III: 10:30–11:30am

The entire summer training schedule can be found at the CSC website:



Location Updates
Please note the upcoming no practice/closure dates at each pool. Pool closure dates are located in the Calendar tab and also in the “ Pool Closures” dropdown on the team website.

Aqua Club – Saturday, May 19 is the last day of practices for the season. AC will reopen to CSC swimmers in September 2018.
Shoreline – closed May 28 for Memorial Day.


Save The Date/Mark Your Calendar

May 19:            Last day of CSC practice at Aqua Club
May 26:            First long-course practice at Colman Pool
June 1-3:          Tri-City Invitational, first long-course meet of the 2018 season, in Pasco, WA
June 16:           Board of Directors meeting, 10:00am at Colman Pool
June 23-24:       Sweet Onion long-course meet, Walla Walla, WA
July 12-14:        Senior Seattle Open, Colman Pool in West Seattle
July 15:             Chili Dog Mile, a 1-mile open water course for AG 1, Senior, Senior Dev & HS Dev
July 20-21:        Age Group Seattle Open, a qualifiers-only meet at Colman Pool in West Seattle
July 26-28:        Senior PNS Champs, KCAC in Federal Way, WA
July 31-Aug 4:   Senior Western Zone Champs, a qualifiers-only meet in Clovis, CA.
Aug. 2-5:           USA Swimming Futures, a qualifiers-only meet in Santa Clara, CA
Aug. 3-5:           Age Group PNS Champs, KCAC in Federal Way, WA
Aug. 8-11:         Age Group Western Zone Champs, a qualifiers-only meet in Roseville, CA