December 22, 2011
Buenaventura Swim Club
Team Communication 12/22/11
• Holiday Schedule. We will be swimming at Buena High School during the annual closure of Ventura Aquatic Center. For one week, beginning Monday, December 26th, through Friday, December 30th, we will practice at Buena High School according to the following schedule:
Masters Group 5:30-7:00am
Senior & National Group 7:00-9:00am
Gold Group 8:30-10:00am
Silver & Bronze & Pre-Competitive Groups 9:00-10:00am
See you all there!
• Sectionals Swimmers Shine in Huntington Beach. The talented group of Chesna Biolley, Jack Luna, Nick Vargas, Austin Takeda, Niles Biolley, and Stewart Harrison attended the California/Nevada Sectionals Swim Meet hosted at Golden West College and did an amazing job! Both Chesna and Nick scored points by finishing in the top 24, and earned Buena a 14thplace finish overall for small teams in the combined (men and women) category. What great improvement for Buena, considering it was only two years ago that we qualified our first swimmers for this meet. This is proof positive that our senior and national group swimmers are working hard and that work is paying off. With the Coastal Champs and High School season right around the corner, our athletes are primed and ready to do something special.
• Rio Mesa Swim Meet. Our last race preparation for the Coastal Championships is the Rio Mesa Swim Meet. The entries are due Tuesday, January 3rdat 5:00pm. Considering the busy holiday schedule, please enter as soon as you can to avoid the risk of missing this event. When you read the latest newsletter, you will learn about our new “Team Goal”. We only attend one competition per month, and we need every learning opportunity to achieve our goals. Good luck Buena go get that team goal!
• Team Newsletter available online. Thank you to our newsletter editors John Derr and Michelle McConica for their work on our latest edition of “The Wave”, our bi-monthly newsletter. The December issue highlights our team goal of 31040, as well as all the work the President and board members have under way, an educational article by Coach Erik, other coaches’ updates on their groups, a spotlight article on one of our loyal masters swimmers, Larry Raffaelli, and other insightful and inspiring articles. The newsletter can be found attached with this email, but will also be posted to our team website under the newsletter tab (must be signed in).