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Weekly Update 10-23-19

Weekly Update 10-23-19

*** REMINDER – Parents / Grandparents / Legal Guardians / Babysitter’s are NOT allowed to be on the pool deck or in the locker rooms at any time during swim practices unless in the case of an emergency that a coach calls them down onto the deck.  This is an insurance liability so please, if you must speak with or give your swimmer something, get their coaches attention and the coach can assist.

Upcoming Meetings / Dates:

  • The deadline to sign up for Chicago Wolves Hockey Night is Friday, November 15th by the end of Platinum group practices at 8:30 pm.  Form and money is due at this time.  Because we have to send this information in ONE order to the Chicago Wolves we will not be able to take late orders, so please turn in prior to the deadline.
  • Next parent meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 4th at 5:30 pm in the Wellness Room.
  • Club Sponsorships can be turned in year round, however, in order to make the banner and T-shirt deadline all forms and monies need to be turned into the black box or a BOD member, no later than Friday, December 13th.   Link to Sponsorship Form

Upcoming Deadlines / Meet Sign Ups:

  • CPSC TYR Tim Hamelin SYOA Fall Invitational @ Crown Point High School
    • Deadline to register, either commit, decline, or adjust, is Friday, October 25th
    • This meet is open to ALL of our club swimmers and ENCOURAGED for all
  • Boilermaker Aquatics Winter Champions Classic @ Purdue University, West Lafayette. 
    • Deadline to register, either commit, decline, or adjust, is Monday, October 28th
    • This meet is open to ALL of our club swimmers and ENCOURAGED for all

Miscellaneous Reminders:

  • PARENTS – Please refrain from coaching your swimmers from the stands.  This is a distraction for our swimmers, especially our young ones. 
    • When you take their attention away from their coaches, they may miss some vital information OR we may have to make an extra effort to get their attention back to us, wasting valuable time.
    • What you may be saying to them may NOT be what we are wanting them to do or the way we want them to do it.
    • The bond between the swimmer and coach is extremely valuable in their development.  When the swimmers don’t trust to listen to the coaches for advice but choose to listen to the parents, that bond is broken and development the proper way can be an uphill battle
    • While we know you want the best for your young athletes, so do we.
    • Please let the coaches do the coaching.
  • When signing your swimmers up, please do not use the notes section for event requests.  The events selected for all meets is at coach’s discretion only.  Requests will most likely not be taken into consideration unless it is for an injury reminder.  Please DO use this section to inform coaches of entry limits due to financial constraints or if a swimmer will be unavailable for relays for any day of that meet. 
  • NEW swimmers who have not yet received their mesh bags and team caps can see Coach John this week and next to pick those up.  They are FREE to the swimmers and this first cap is at no charge.  Additional caps are ….. $6 for latex / $12 for silicone
  • Code of Conduct
    • I am still missing Code of Conduct forms from some of our swimmers, please print off the form at the link below and turn into Coach John
    • All swimmers need to have a signed copy of the CPSC Code of Conduct on file, while many have done in the past, we are asking that ALL current swimmers read and sign, as well as, parents read and sign so everyone is aware of expectations and the discipline procedures.
    • You can find the link to the code of conduct here…. CPSC Code of Conduct
    • Only the signature page needs to be turned in
    • LAST CHANCE.  If you have not yet turned them in PLEASE do so by the end of this week or we will need to start holding swimmers out of practices until they are received.
  • Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP)
    • All swimmers and parents will also need to have a signed MAAPP acknowledgement form on file with CPSC or parents can send an email to Coach John acknowledging that they have READ the policy.
    • To get to USA Swimming’s link for these policies click on MAAPP
    • ALL CPSC 18 & over athletes will need to also take the Athlete Protection Training within 30 days of turning 18, if you have an athlete in that situation, please make sure they have do so by clicking on the following link….. 18 & Over APT
    • ALL members MUST have completed this acknowledgement form or send Coach John an email NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd.  IF THIS IS NOT DONE BY THIS EVENING, WE CANNOT ALLOW YOU TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE MEET TOMORROW.  PLEASE DO NOT DELAY!!!!