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A Few Notes - Sept 27th from Coach Scott

Hello Cape Fear Swimmers and Parents,
This weekend there is a fun little optional 3.5 or 1.3 mile Open Water Swim for those who are interested. The information is listed below.
Below is the information about the REQUIRED Registration forms for USA Swimming for New Swimmers (Proof of Age). ALL Swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming.
In addition, below is information on “How to Sign up for a Swim Meet and a link to Free Parent Education from USA Swimming.
 

  • NEW SWIMMER FORM – Proof of Age
  • TRANSFER SWIMMER FORM
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
    • Swim the Loop Open Water Swim 3.5 or 1.3
    • 2019 BAC FALL BASH
    • 2019 TYDE Andy Craver Autumn Leaves Invitational
    • 2019 WOW “Commotion at the Ocean”
    • Goldsboro YMCA – November Invitational
    • 2019 YOTA Arena Turkey Classic
    • 2019 YOTA Arena Capital Classic
  • HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A SWIM MEET
  • PRACTICE & WORKOUT CHANGES
    • October 5 – No Workouts – Swim Meet
    • October 31 – No Workout – Happy Halloween
    • November 1 – No Workout – Swim Meet
  • TRAINING EQUIPMENT & TEAM SUITS
  • PARENT EDUCATION - Important
  • SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION
  • SWIM TRIVIA

NEW SWIMMER FORM - Proof of Age
ALL NEW SWIMMERS MUST FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORM AND RETURN IT TO COACH SCOTT ASAP
ATHLETE NC SWIMMING ATHLETE PROOF OF AGE
http://www.swimnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/North-Carolina-Swimming-Athlete-Proof-of-Age2.pdf
I am still missing a few of this please get your child’s proof of age form to Coach Scott ASAP

UPCOMING EVENTS
SWIM THE LOOP 3.5 Mile Open Water Swim
or
MOTTs CHANNEL SPRINT 1.3 Mile Open Water Swim
When: Sunday September 29th 2019
LOCATION: 1308 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC US 28403
Sign up link:  
https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Wilmington/SwimtheLoop?remMeAttempt=
THERE ARE A TWO (2) EVENTS ON SUNDAY

2019 BAC FALL BASH
Date:               October 5, 2019 - Saturday
Time:              All
Deadline:      PASSED
For:                 For ALL Swimmers
Host Team:    Brunswick Aquatic Club (BAC)
Location:        Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatic Center 210 College Rd, Bolivia, NC 28422

2019 TYDE Andy Craver Autumn Leaves Invitational
Date:               October 11-13, 2019 Friday - Sunday
Deadline:      PASSED
For:                 Swimmers needing a YMCA Meet for Capital Classic/GYSSA or Y Nationals
Host Team:    GCY - YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
Location:        Greensboro Aquatics Center, 1921 West Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403
Session Info:  https://www.teamunify.com/ymca-4622/__eventform__/1175251_NC19137AP_Andy_Craver_Invite[1].pdf

2019 WOW “Commotion at the Ocean”
Date:               November 1-3, 2019 Friday - Sunday
Deadline:        October 15, 2015
For:                 For ALL Swimmers & Training Groups
Host Team:    Waves of Wilmington (WOW)
Location:        UNCW Natatorium, Wilmington, NC
Session Info:  https://www.teamunify.com/ymca-4622/__eventform__/1179530_NC19157_WOW_Commotion_at_the_Ocean.pdf

Goldsboro YMCA – November Invitational
Date:               November 8-10, 2019, Friday - Sunday
Deadline:        October 25, 2019
For:                 For ALL Swimmers & Training Groups
Host Team:    Goldsboro Family YMCA (GOLD)
Location:        Goldsboro Family YMCA, 1105 Parkway Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534
Meet Information: Information is not yet available from NC Swimming.

2019 YOTA Arena Turkey Classic
Date:               November 15 – 17, 2019 Friday - Sunday
Deadline:        November 1, 2019
For:                 For ALL Swimmers & Training Groups
Host Team:    YMCA of the Triangle Aquatics (YOTA)
Location:        Cary, NC
Session Info:  Information is not yet available from NC Swimming.

2019 YOTA Arena Capital Classic
Date:               December 6 - 8, 2019 Friday - Sunday
Deadline:        November 15, 2019
For:                 This meet has QUALIFYING TIMES that are required for attendance.
Host Team:    YMCA of the Triangle Aquatics (YOTA)
Location:        Cary, NC
Session Info:  Information and Qualifying Times are not yet available from NC Swimming.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A SWIM MEETS
How to Register
All registration for meets is done through our TeamUnify site, www.capefearaquaticclub.com.  Log into your account and click the “Team Events & Swim Meet Sign-Up” tab to find an updated and detail list of our meet schedule. 
Clicking on each meet will give more information including warm-up/start times, as well as, which practice groups are eligible to attend.  If your child is eligible and you would like them to participate you will need to declare them as “Committed” for the meet. Click their name, and select “Yes, please sign [swimmer] up for this Event” from the drop-down menu.  If it is a multi-day meet, please also check/uncheck the sessions that they are able to participate.  For example, if they can only swim Saturday out of a Sat/Sun meet.  You can use the note section if there is any additional information you would like the coach to know, such as if your child will have to leave early.  Make sure you save your changes.  Once the coaches have reviewed and finished the entry, you can check back to confirm that your swimmer has been entered and to view their events.
How to Pay
We will sent out information on how to pay next week.

PRACTICE & WORKOUT CHANGES
October 5 – No Workouts – Swim Meet
October 31 – No Workouts – Happy Halloween
November 1 – No Workouts – Swim Meet

TRAINING EQUIPMENT & TEAM SUITS
TRAINING EQUIPMENT
ALL Swimmers should have their training equipment by now.
Equipment can be purchased from Toad Hollow Swim and More in Wilmington (910) 799-2719 Address: 260 Racine Dr #6, Wilmington, NC 28403
TEAM SUITS
ALL Swimmers will need to pick up their team suit from Toad Hollow while you are picking up your equipment have your team suit sized and take it home with you.  Toad Hollow should have the team suit in stock. – remember we have a meet next weekend.

PARENT EDUCATION - IMPORTANT
As Head Coach I would like all parents and swimmers 12 & older to take the time to take this FREE on line course from USA Swimming.
USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe sport environment for all its members. We all must recognize that the safety of swimmers lies with all those involved in the sport and is not the sole responsibility of any one person at the club, LSC, or national level.

USA Swimming is offering FREE online training for Parent and Swimmers (Swimmers 12 & older).
Please take the free on-line course for at the following link.
https://learn.usaswimming.org/
SAFE SPORT FOR PARENTS
SAFE SPORT FOR ATHLETES
(Swimmers 12 & older)


SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION
Are you a swim geek? Do you like cool swimming videos?
Thanks to “Go Swim” here is an awesome video on “Streamline  All Strokes – Streamline”                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhRo4I9wReA
(The point of this section is for you to share this information with your swimmer not for you to coach your swimmer.)

SWIM TRIVIA
The first swimming races of which there is a record were held in Japan in 36 B.C.

Remember… No Deposit No Return
Coach Scott