Team Communication 1/25/2012


Buenaventura Swim Club

Team Communication 1/25/2012


  • Annual Awards Banquet.  Mark your calendars, Buena’s annual awards banquet is scheduled for Sunday, March 25th1:30-3:30pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion.  We will award the “volunteer of the year”, name the prestigious McConica Award recipient, and we will acknowledge all our swimmers on stage and with our collector item “participation pins”.  More details to follow, but look for an exciting venue and opportunity to hang out with our extended family away from the pool. 


  • Armstrong Trophy Winners.  Congratulations to our latest round of Armstrong Trophy winners. These swimmers had the biggest cumulative drop in all their events at the recent Swim Meet hosted at Rio Mesa High School.  Tea Laughlin, Aniket Rahane, and Giovanna Postma each earned their trophy for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Group respectively.  Way to go Buena swimmers, keep up the improvement!


  • See’s Candy Fundraiser.  Don’t forget to let that special someone know what’s in your heartJ.  Our See’s Candy fundraiser is here and the deadline is quickly approaching.  Lisa Biolley will be on deck both Friday, January 27thfrom 3:30-5:30 and Monday, January 30thfrom 3:30-5:30 to collect your order forms.  To insure our team order be received in time, we must receive your order by the 30thof January.


  • Coastal Committee Championship Swim Meet.  The swim meet details are now posted.  The deadline for the kids to sign up for their individual events is Tuesday, February 7that 5:00pm.  The deadline to sign up for volunteer jobs is Monday, February 13th.  Please don’t confuse these two deadlines.  The swimmer event deadline is due much sooner so the meet admin has time to process the entries and send out a timeline to all the participants.   The volunteer job deadline is established by our team for our members.  Once the deadline passes, there is no way to change your assignments. 


  • Additional Notes on Coastal Champs.  This year is only the second year this meet has been hosted and the first year for our team.  The format is different than just about any meet most of us have ever been to.  It is therefore imperative that each parent read the meet sheet.  You can always find the meet sheets posted at under “upcoming meets”.  Here are a few highlights for you to know:
    • Swimmers are allowed a total of 7 events.
    • The meet is actually a 4 day meet, with Friday being only the 1000 Freestyle (for those 11 & Over Swimmers who qualify). 
    • There is the main “prelim-final” session of the meet in which you need to have at least a Blue Time Standard in each event you enter.  There is also a “Timed Final” session contested in between the prelim and final session.  This “timed final” session is offered to accommodate all the swimmers who don’t yet have any Blue time standards.  This way it can operate as a true “Team Meet” where our entire team can participate.  Swimmers with Red/White/ and even No Times (NT) can enter this portion of the meet (in most events, but not all – refer to meet sheet).  For some this leads to confusion because it shows the same event two times for you to select.  The computer should block you from entering the session you are not qualified for.  For example, if you have a really fast time and are qualified for Junior Olympics, you can’t swim in the timed final (middle) session and it shows that you aren’t qualified to do so (because your time is faster than a Blue time standard. 
    • When signing up for events, the far right column shows the time standards required to swim the event.  It might show a < sign, which means you have to have a time faster than what it shows, or it might show a > sign, which means your time needs to be slower than the time shown (this is for the middle “timed final” session. Feel free to email me with questions and I’m happy to help with sign ups, but don’t delay!


Coach Jason