Team Communication - October 10th, 2013


Buenaventura Swim Club

Team Communication October 10, 2013


2013 Winter Age Group Championship.  The Annual Winter Age Group Championship is an age group meet that usually takes place each December.  It is considered a “Championship Meet”, both because they score and rank the teams who attend, but also because you must qualify with a “Winter Age Group Time Standard” (WAG’s) in each event you swim.  Because Southern California Swimming is very large and very competitive, the meet takes place at three different sites over the course of the same three days.  Teams are assigned to the various locations in an effort to keep each location equal in size and competition.  This year, we have been assigned to the WAG’s at East LA College.  Good luck to all swimmers trying to qualify for Winter Age Group Champs (WAG’s), if you would like to know if you qualify, please visit and look under “Time Standards” for your age group, or click the following link:


2013 Swim A Thon.  Preparation for the 2013 Swim A Thon is going very well.  We have raised over 1/3rd of our stated team goal of $15,000, and we still have many members who are working on donations.  The actual event is Wednesday, October 16th during regular practice times.  Build it up for the kids and make it a big deal.  After all, swimming 200 laps straight, which many of our swimmers do, is quite an accomplishment!


2013 David Graham Memorial Swim Meet. This is our first hosted swim meet of the year and it is always an exciting meet for our team.  We always have great attendance, which brings a lot of energy and team camaraderie, but our kids always swim fast, have fun and learn a lot.  We already have over 70 swimmers signed up to swim and we have filled most of our job sign ups.  I’m looking forward to our parents watching their kids for the first time in a long time, and in some cases, the first time ever!  It is going to be a very exciting environment!  If you plan to compete, please sign up ASAP, to give the coaches time to process the entries.


Pre-Masters is AND Swimming for Triathletes.  Ventura County Masters is happy to announce the very popular “Pre-Masters” program, as well as the “Swimming for Triathletes” program, will resume the week of October 21st .  Each class is an 8 week program with a cost of $80.  Pre-Masters will be offered Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-7:00pm, while Swimming for Triathletes will be offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6-7:00am.  Please contact Coach Jason at with any questions. 


Fitter Faster Tour Coming Soon.  The Fitter Faster Tour is not just a clinic, it is an event.  This will probably be the best time your kids have all year.  I believe there are still 12 spaces available, if you want to sign up, please visit:   Click on the following link to learn more about what will take place during this event:  Also, we are looking for volunteers to assist with arranging goodie bags and helping with station transition during the event, a fun and easy way to earn volunteer hours. 


The Best,

Coach Jason