Weekly Update 10-2-19

Weekly Update 10-2-19

*** REMINDER – Parents / Grandparents / Legal Guardians / Babysitter’s are NOT allowed to be on the pool deck (this includes inside the pool deck doors) or in the locker rooms at any time during swim practices unless in the case of an emergency that a coach calls them down onto the deck.  This is an insurance liability so please, if you must speak with or give your swimmer something, get their coaches attention and the coach can assist.

Upcoming Meetings / Dates:

  • Officials Stroke & Turn Clinic – October 2nd @ Lake Central HS
    • 6:00-8:00 pm
    • RSVP to Tom Cavanaugh at
    • Clinic will take place in Lake Central High School Aquatics Center Pool classroom
  • Officials Admin Clinic – October 3rd @ Highland HS
    • 6:00-8:00 pm
    • RSVP to Art Armstrong at
    • Clinic will take place in Highland High School
  • Officials Stroke & Turn Clinic – October 10th @ Highland HS
    • 6:00-8:00 pm
    • RSVP to Art Armstrong at
    • Clinic will take place in Highland High School
  • Suit Fitting – Thursday, October 3rd @ 4:30-7:00pm in the hallway outside the pool
    • Our team supplier, Elsmore, will be here for a suit fitting and supplies for the kids.  They will be set up in the hallway near the pool doors.
    • Team suits will be available for try on and sizing but will need to be ordered.  They will deliver these at a later date to the club.
    • Parkas, and warm ups will be available for sizing but will also need to be ordered. They ship directly to your home.
    • Practice suits, apparel, and equipment (goggles, fins, pull buoy, kick boards, bags) will be available for purchase and you can take them home that evening.
    • I will also be taking orders for personalized caps.  These caps are red silicone and will have you swimmers last name on them.  If you would like to order personalized caps, please come see me at the table near the pool entrance.
    • Team suits are not mandatory but a great way to show your club spirit!!
    • If you have any questions please let me, April Gilman,  know ( ).  I will send out another reminder closer to the actual date as well!
  • Picture Day – Wednesday, October 9 @ 5:15 in the pool
    • Swimmers need to be early for this so plan to get there at 5:00 at the latest.  We will do a team picture first and then individuals after that.  Legends Photography will provide us forms as well as an online pre-order link to order all the pictures you’d like to pass out to friends and family
  • Follow Up NEW Parent meeting – Friday, October 11 @ 5:30 in the LGI Room
    • Topics: How to sign up for meets and volunteer, where to find things on the website, expectations of the swimmers and coaches, and answer any questions that you have

Upcoming Deadlines / Meet Sign Ups:

  • Michigan Lakeside Aquatics TYR Holland Fall Invitational @ Holland Community Aquatic Center in Holland, MI
    • This meet is a replacement meet to the Carmel meet that we were not accepted into.
    • Deadline to register, either commit, decline, or adjust, is Thursday, October 3rd
    • The meet is open to Elite groups swimmers ONLY
  • CPSC TYR Tim Hamelin SYOA Fall Invitational @ Crown Point High School
    • Deadline to register, either commit, decline, or adjust, is Friday, October 25th
    • This meet is open to ALL of our club swimmers and ENCOURAGED for all
  • CPSC vs DUNE Dual meet has been scheduled for Thursday, October 24th at Crown Point High School.  Once the meet event line up has been agreed upon, sign ups will be opened up and posted.  Please look for follow up emails.


Miscellaneous Reminders:

  • Any 2nd season swimmers need to see Coach John, this week, to receive their kickboards and pull buoy’s if they have not already done so.  This is a one-time distribution to swimmers.  If swimmers lose or destroy what they have already been given it is up to them to replace.
  • NEW swimmers who have not yet received their mesh bags and team caps can see Coach John this week and next to pick those up.  They are FREE to the swimmers and this first cap is at no charge.  Additional caps are ….. $6 for latex / $12 for silicone
  • MOCK MEETS scheduled!! - UPDATE
    • We have scheduled one day to run our seasonal Mock Meet for all of our Bronze and Silver group swimmers to get a feel for the sights and sounds of a swim meet.
    • Please make sure to have your swimmers at their regularly scheduled practice time on October 10th for this special practice
  • REMIND APP Sign up Instructions
    • I'm using Remind to as another avenue to get last second updates to all members. Remind is a free service that allows you to get messages directly on your phone.
    • Joining my class (@jkrick) on Remind is easy. You can choose whether you prefer text messages or smartphone notifications.
      • Signing up for text messages
        • Text my class code @jkrick to the phone number 81010.
        • Reply to the text messages from the Remind team.
      • Signing up for smartphone notifications
        • Download the Remind app on your Android or iOS device. Click here for a link to the apps:
        • Open the app and create an account (or log in if you already have one).
        • Tap the + by classes joined and enter my class code @jkrick.
      • That's all you need to do to start receiving messages!
    • A few other things you might like to know:
      • Our personal contact information (like cell phone numbers) will not be visible on Remind.
      • All of our messages will be recorded in communication logs that you can access and download.
      • I can receive messages on Remind.
      • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I'm looking forward to connecting with you!
  • NWISC News
    • Starting this Winter season conference, swimmers will be allowed to be entered into 5 individual events and 1 relay.  This was voted on and approved at the NWISC meeting in order to give the swimmers more opportunities to achieve championship cuts within the current meet format.  In the past swimmers could only be entered into 3 individual events and 1 relay.
    • 15 season swimmer awards
      • The NWISC gives an award each season to swimmers who have been part of the conference for 15 seasons.
      • If your swimmer is going to be achieving this milestone in their swimming career, please email Coach John, prior to October 15th, so that he can submit their name for this recognition.  Swimmers who have past that season total but not yet received their award should email Coach John as well.
  • Meet Mobile App
    • Follow your swimmer live in real time at meets by downloading the Meet Mobile app.  You can see their best time (seed time) they have achieved at past meets, how much time they have added or dropped in each event, their final placing in events, as well as their point totals scored at meets.
    • While not every meet host utilizes this app, most do and it is very convenient to track their progress and follow the meet.
    • The annual fee is $6.99.  Meet hosts may also offer heat sheet fees as an option for you instead of purchasing a paper copy at the meet.
    • If you are interested in having this app on your phone, follow the link to Meet Mobile
  • Code of Conduct
    • All swimmers need to have a signed copy of the CPSC Code of Conduct on file, while many have done in the past, we are asking that ALL current swimmers read and sign, as well as, parents read and sign so everyone is aware of expectations and the discipline procedures.
    • You can find the link to the code of conduct here…. CPSC Code of Conduct
    • Only the signature page needs to be turned in
    • Due date for these is Friday, October 11th
  • Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP)
    • All swimmers and parents will also need to have a signed MAAPP acknowledgement form on file with CPSC or parents can send an email to Coach John acknowledging that they have READ the policy.
    • To get to USA Swimming’s link for these policies click on MAAPP
    • ALL CPSC 18 & over athletes will need to also take the Athlete Protection Training within 30 days of turning 18, if you have an athlete in that situation, please make sure they have do so by clicking on the following link….. 18 & Over APT
    • ALL members MUST have completed this acknowledgement form or send Coach John an email NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd