Dave's notes

Friday Practice Cancelled

Many of you have already been notified, but this is to all......Friday afternoon practice has been cancelled. We are stretched too thin with 2 meets going on, one assistant out of town and Coach DawnElla with a broken foot.

Futures meet

We have 8 swimmers attending the Futures meet in Santa Clarita this week. This is considered a national meet by USA swimming, and we're excited to send a group of swimmers. Attending will be Maya Garcia-Hale, Audrey Moore, My Nguyen, Jordyn Gonzales, Camryn Gonzales, Alex Roberts, Greyson Davies, and Jeffrey Keppler. We're looking forward to some very fast swimming!

JO Max meet

The JO Max meet is this weekend. CAST is sending 50 swimmers!!!! This is more than we've had at a meet since September of 2019. The meet is at the BBMAC pool located at Coronado High School. The meet begins with some distance events on Friday night. There are more than 700 swimmers competing over the 2 day meet!!!!! because of this the meet had to be split into sessions. 1/2 of the teams were given Sat am + Sun pm; while the other 1/2 were given Sat pm + Sun am. This was the most equitable way to do it. CAST was given the first.......Sat. a.m. and Sun. p.m.  We know that this may disrupt some plans, but If the meet were not split, swimmers would be there 7-8 hours each day.

Parents are allowed on deck in the bleacher area only (unless they are timing or working a specific job), or anywhere outside the pool deck. We will need two families to take canopies to the pool to set up a team area on Friday.....With 700 swimmers, getting a team area early is important. I will set up a job sign up right after I send this email out, so please check job signups and help out. Swimmers should plan on staying in the team area.

Please report to the coaches when you arrive.

Meet staffing: Friday: Coach Cassidy

Saturday: Coaches Cassidy  Fiona

Sunday: Coaches Cassidy, Fiona, Kayla and Dave

Warmup times: There are 2 designated warmups for each session. We have been given the earlier warmup period on Sat and Sunday.

Friday: 4:45 pm -- meet begins at 6:00 pm

Saturday: 7:15 am

Sunday: 12:45 pm

General meet notes from meet admin

Heat Sheet Friday Night

Saturday AM + Sunday PM Heat Sheet

Timeline:  The timeline is only an estimate for very loose planning purposes. Some of our newer or younger swimmers are only competing in 1 or 2 swims during a day. For example multiple swimmers are only swimming the 50 Free on Saturday. Those swimmers may arrive at 9:00 am (please report to the coaches when you arrive). If a swimmer does not have an event in the first 90 minutes of a session, they may arrive  1 hr and 45 minutes before their scheduled swim on the timeline. (again, please report to your coach when you arrive). We will do our best to pair up new swimmers with a swimmer who has multiple meet experience to help them along.

And last but not least.....Aug calendar here


-Coach Dave