Team Communication September 16, 2013


Buenaventura Swim Club

Team Communication September 16, 2013


Welcome New Members.  We recently added about 15 new members to our Buena Family and we WELCOME each and every one of you.  We understand joining a new team can be a confusing time, so please, If you have any questions, contact one of our “New Member Advisors” Amy Allen at, OR Amy Sponseller at   Both are very knowledgeable and ready to answer your questions. 

Busy Times at Buena.  September and October are extremely busy times for our club.  I promise it will settle down so we can get back to the business of working hard and swimming fast.  I can’t wait for the first swim meet!  But, first, be sure you are aware of the following important dates. 

o   New Member Informational Meeting - Thursday, September 19th at 3:30pm OR 5:30pm

o   Annual Intrasquad Swim Meet – Friday, September 27th at 3:30pm

o   Annual Team Picture and Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, September 28th at 7:45am

o   Annual Membership Meeting (to review budget and elect new board members) and Pool Party – Sunday, October 6th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

o   First Team Swim Meet – Carpenteria Community Pool, October 12-13

o   Annual Swim a Thon Fundraiser – Wednesday October 16th during regular practice hours

o   Fitter Faster Tour (and clinic) – Saturday, October 26th  (DO NOT miss this opportunity to interact with an Olympic Gold Medalist & World Championship Finalist)

Team Information Packet .  We have put together a very thorough “Team Information Packet”, which is a great source of information for new members as well as returning members.  You can find this document on our website,, by clicking on the “Team Info” tab, then clicking on “info packet” in the drop down menu. 

Buenaventura Swim Club Team Records.  Did you know we had many current swimmers and recent graduates who hold team records?  Considering the rich tradition of Buenaventura Swim Club, this is quite an accomplishment.  Our club has had representatives at Olympic Trials every Olympiad from 1972-2000.  Clearly we are on track to resume this impressive streak with our up and coming youngsters.  Good job to our recent graduates, Nick Vargas, Jack Luna, and Chesna Biolley all of whom have either individual or relay records for Buena.  Congratulations are also in order for current members Austin Takeda, Stewart Harrison, Niles Biolley, Solie Laughlin, and Brigid McNally all of whom own current team records in individual events.   Skyler Schilke and David Peterson are also part of some impressive relay records. You can access our team records by clicking on the “Team Info” tab and then “team records” in the drop down menu.  Double check to see if YOU have any team records, or use this to set your goals for this upcoming season! 

Like us on Facebook.  If you haven’t already done so, remember to “Like Us” on Facebook.  We are Buenaventura Swim Club and Ventura County Masters, and there will be a lot of coach communication, comments, and updates on our Facebook page. 

The Best,

Coach Jason