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A Few Notes - Oct 9th from Coach Scott

Hello Cape Fear Swimmers and Parents,
This past weekend was a great success with our first meet of the season at Brunswick.  Cape Fear Aquatic Club had 31 swimmers wear Pink Caps for Breast Cancer Awareness month and posting 92 Best Times! Looking Good & Swimming Fast. Congratulations to all who swam! 

This weekend is the Andy Craver Autumn Leaves Invitational. Coach Gavin will be traveling with a small squad to Greensboro. There will normal practice on Saturday for those not attending the swim meet.

 

  • UPCOMING EVENTS
    • 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
  • PINK CAPS & SHIRTS
  • HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A SWIM MEET
  • PRACTICE & WORKOUT CHANGES
    • 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


UPCOMING EVENTS

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
Athlete Event:  https://www.teamunify.com/ymca-4622/__eventform__/1189972_Cape%20Fear%20Aquatic%20Club%20_%20Committed%20Athletes_Events.pdf
Updated info from the Host Team
Session Start Times:  In order to have the flow in and out of the building between sessions go smoothly we have changed to start times as follows:
Sat AM: WU: 7:00 am, Meet: 8:00 am
Sunday AM: WU: 7:00 am, Meet: 8:00 am
Timelines: 
As you can see from the session report, we do not have any overly long sessions, but we will be using 2 pools for all sessions.
Team Seating: Teams are welcome to sit wherever they would like in the facility. 
Coaches Meeting: Coaches Meeting will be 4:00 pm on Friday.  
Parking: As always, the lot at the Patterson St Entrance will be open for coaches.
Parent & Swimmer Parking is $5 in the Main Lot.
Warm-up Assignments: Warm-up assignments are complete and attached to this email.  We will also have copies at the admin desk and posted on the wall.  Warm up lanes will be under our coaches control the whole time and they can can split it up for starts and turns as needed.
Timers: Since we will be using two pools we would love some help with timers.
Parents attending the meet if you can Volunteer please sign up at the following link:
Volunteer Timers sign up

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.

PINK CAPS & SHIRTS 
The Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Swim Caps were passed out to the swimmers who were racing at the meet this past weekend.  We will be Racing in the Pink Cap for the month of October.  If you are not racing in October would like to purchase one you can do so for $12.00 from Coach Scott or at the Front Desk of the YMCA.
Pink Coaching Shirts…  we have a number of parent requests for these pink shirts. We are working with a vendor to reprocess these shirts for our parents and or swimmers who would like to purchase one.  WE have not determined the price yet but a portion of the proceeds will go to our YMCA’s Livestrong Program, the North Carolina Susan G. Komen® Branch and Cape Fear Aquatic Club.
If you have question on this please see Coach Scott.

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.

PRACTICE & WORKOUT CHANGES
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 “Turn - Backstroke – Turn Timing
                                                                        
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQeRI-l3Bwk
(The point of this section is for you to share this information with your swimmer not for you to coach your swimmer.)

SWIM TRIVIA
Elephants use their trunks as snorkels and can swim up to 20 miles a day.

Remember… No Deposit No Return

Coach Scott