Dave's Notes ---- May26th - Covid week 11 out of the water

CAST - Covid-19 - Out of the water - Week 11

First I want to apologize for missing last night's 5:00 pm zoom meeting. Mid - afternoon to early evening my brain thought it was Sunday as I worked on building cabinets. At about 7:00 pm I realized it was Monday. So tonight we'll review what we were going to do last night.

The online petition to the governor is over 8700 people now. If you want the governor to open pools asap, feel free to get in on the petition... Here

I wish I had more to tell you but the wheels of government turn slowly. And it doesn't help when crazy people go out and gather in large parties without masks, it just makes those in charge more cautious. We really are hoping for a positive announcement this week about getting pools opened in early June.

Whenever it happens we will still have a lot of safety protocols to follow. We will be sure to spell those out as they are put in place.

Stay positive, we'll get through this ....together.

The "regular" meets for the summer in SI swimming have all been canceled. Once teams are back in the water training, we will come up with something, In july we may have something like an intersquad meet. And maybe in Aug we'll hold a dual meet or maybe an internet remote meet. A lot of things are still up in the air because we don't know what our facilities will be allowing. Also I do not anticipate taking our normal mid-August break at this point since we've been out of the water for 2 1/2 months (and counting). I do not believe there will be any "big" meets for a while so if your family needs to plan a getaway in Aug. - go for it.


Let us know: So far 56 of our swimmers have responded. I know there are more of you out there. Please just cut and past this and send in an e-mail to [email protected]


Current or most recent CAST level (e.g. Novice, 3,5 etc)______________

_______Yes we plan to return as soon as we are able


_______We would like to wait at least _______ weeks after the team re-starts, before we re-join.



1) Amazon Smile

I will continue to keep it up for a couple more weeks to see if I can help remind you to try it and get in a habit of using it. . . . . If you use Amazon Smile the team gets a small portion 1/2 of 1% of your purchases. All you need to do is initially name CAST as the group you're donating to, and then access Amazon through a smile link. We have a link on the left side of our web page. It is also HERE


2. Nightly video sessions

Join us each weeknight for learning at 5:00 pm.

The sessions will last between 30 and 45 minutes.

To Join The Zoom Meetings

Meeting ID: 898 062 451
Password: 481768

This week we're going simple, everyone has the same assignment:

Here's your homework:

-- List 2 inspirational quotes that you relate to personally, and be prepared to share who said them, and  why they fit you.

-- List 2 songs that motivate you. Be prepared to say why, and to share either words from or audio from parts of the actual songs (no bad language).

-- List 2 movies that motivate you. Share your favorite part. If there's a youtube clip of your favorite part be prepared to show it.

-- List 2 people that inspire you. Tell us who they are, and how they inspire you.

-- Finally list 2 things you want to accomplish in the next 2 years.

Put this all in a word document or presentation. I will pick 5 or 6 of you to review your choices each night.



-Coach Dave