Team Communication & Important Dates


Buenaventura Swim Club

Team Communication September 10th, 2012


Congratulations Nick Vargas.  Nick Vargas has been diligently training for the Anacapa Island to Mainland Crossing since the summer season ended.  Nick successfully completed the crossing, and in the process broke the all-time record.  Leaving by boat at 4am on Sunday morning, Nick began his race just after 6am.  Starting near the Anacapa Arch, he began his grueling swim across the channel and arrived at Silverstrand Beach at 11:03am, finishing strong by running to the beach.  Nick is the only swimmer to ever break the 5 hour barrier (4 hours & 58 minutes) and in the process, broke the previous record of 5 hours and 3 minutes.  We are all proud of Nick’s vision to take on this endeavor and we owe much gratitude to his open water mentor, Jim Neitz for assisting with his training. 


Congratulations Austin Takeda.  Austin Takeda was selected as a member of the 2011-2012 United States Swimming Scholastic All-America Team for achieving success both in the pool and in the classroom.  To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming member athlete, achieve high grades a specifc timestandards.  Austin just finished his sophomore year and is primed for a successful junior year.  Keep up the great work and thank you for leading the way and showing others how to shine in and out of the pool.  Hopefully we have many more selections in the future who are adding to their high school resume!


Final Swimmer Registration this Wednesday.  For anybody that was unable to attend our registration this past week, please come by the pool this Wednesday, September 12 between 4-6:00pm.  New members must bring a copy of your swimmers birth certificate and your check book to cover all registration fees. 


Annual Intrasquad Swim Meet.  Buenaventura Swim Club will be hosting its annual intra-squad swim meet this Friday, September 14th.  All swimmers are invited to participate, including the Pre-Competitive Group.  The competition pool will be available for warm up at 4:30pm and the meet will be scheduled to start at 5:00pm.  If you can’t arrive by 4:30pm, please come when you can, find your coach, and we will help you prepare for your race, there is a spot for your swimmer!  The meet will end by 6:30pm and we will have some exhibition swims performed by the Senior & National Group swimmers as well as some masters’ swimmers.  The meet is designed to be both fun and educational for our younger swimmers.  Pizza will be served towards the end of the meet. 


Team Picture Day.  Our team picture is scheduled for this Saturday, September 15th.  It is our hope that all coaches and swimmers (all swimmers from Pre-Comp through Masters) participate in our team picture.  Individual photos will begin at 7:30am and finish by 8:15am.  The team photo will be taken at 8:30am sharp.  There is no practice this Saturday morning except for the Senior and National Group, and Masters.  There will be a team pancake breakfast for all families immediately following the team picture.  Stay and get to know more of your extended Buena family.  We will have picture forms available at the pool all this week. 


Snapper Jacks Fundraiser.  Save the date of Tuesday, September 25th, for a fundraiser at Snapper Jacks.  We will email out a flyer in the next few weeks with details. 


West Coast/”Kids are First” Fundraiser.  Orders for the “Kids are First” fundraiser are due on October 1st.  This replaces the Innisbrook Fundraiser that we have used in the past.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping needs as well as fulfill your fundraising obligation by participating in this opportunity.