CSL Piranhas Weekly Newsletter (June 10, 2013)


Upcoming week at a glance:

  • Sat Jun 15 - Time trials @ 7:15am, Community Center Pool (If your swimmer can’t attend, you MUST mark them absent through TeamUnify. See below for more info.) Details of the meet will be sent out in a separate email.



Morning practices have begun. Please note, since there is no meet this Wednesday or next Wednesday, 7/8 and 6 and under  WILL have morning practices every day of the week.

The schedule is:

  • 8:00 - 9:00am       11 and over

  • 9:00 - 10:00 am     9/10

  • 10:00 - 10:45 am   7/8

  • 10:45 - 11:30 am   7/8 and 6 and under

Starting on Wed, June 26,  6&U and 7/8 will NOT have practice  on Wednesdays that have meets. Instead there will be clinics offered from 10-10:30, 10:30-11, and 11-11:30.  Look for signup sheets at the pool and more info in future newsletters.

Going to miss Time Trials? If your swimmer will not be at Time Trials this Saturday, you MUST mark them absent through the TeamUnify system, even if you have informed one or more coaches of their absence . Here’s how to do it :

If your swimmer is going to miss a meet (either Wed OR Sat), you must tell us beforehand so we can give their lane to another swimmer. Never assume your swimmer won't swim in a Saturday meet; we try to give as many swimmers as possible a chance to swim in a Saturday meet, so please tell us if you know your swimmer won't be around on a particular Wednesday or Saturday. Here's how to mark your swimmer absent for an upcoming meet:

  • Log in at

  • The Events section should appear in the middle of your screen.

  • Find the event(s) for which your swimmer cannot attend

  • Click on “Attend this Event”

  • Click on your swimmer's name

  • Click the *Declaration pull-down menu and select “No thanks...”

  • Click the “Save changes” button

If your swimmer is unexpectedly unable to participate on the day of a meet, please email the Head Coaches ASAP and let them know that your swimmer won't be there.


Reminder: June 15 is the last day to request a refund.If your swimmer chooses to leave the team, or cannot meet the swim requirements by Time Trials, June 15 is the final day to request a refund. There is a $25 processing fee for all cancellations. Email CSL Board Secretary by June 15 to request a cancellation/refund.


Looking for a way to get your workout in while the kids swim?  

The Burn Boot Camp

Tuesdays & Thursdays

June 11 thru July 30th *No classes will be held the week of the July 4th

Community Center Pool Parking Lot


13 Classes for $130


Work out while your child swims! Our classes are held right in the parking lot and include, cardio, strength training and stretching. Classes are taught by motivating instructors and our exercises are effective and fun.


If you have any questions or are interested in more information please contact Jenny Hein 703-509-4095 or [email protected] .



Have you purchased your swimsuits yet? All swimmers should have their Piranha swimsuits by next week. Here is the information on where you can buy them.


Picture Day:

Picture Day is Wednesday, June 26th at 8:00 am.  Individual, Family and Team Photo opportunities. Order details coming soon.


From the Social Committee:

Please save the date for the “FLOATS & GAMES” mid-season event.

It will take place at the Community Center pool, on Sunday, June 30 th , from 2PM until 5PM.


From the Food and Drink Committee:

Get your caffeine kick and satisfy that sweet tooth Friday mornings at swim practice! We will have coffee and jumbo muffins available for purchase so the parents can look

forward to "Donut Friday" just as much as the kids do. Bring your cash - $1.00 cup of

coffee and $2.00 muffins.

Calling all bakers- Do you have a specialty you would like to share with fellow swim families? The concession stand will gladly accept any baked goods you would care to

donate. Contact Melissa at [email protected] or Tori at [email protected]


Spirit Committee News:


"Calling all Singers!"


If you or your child, or a group of children, would like to sing the National Anthem at any of our home meets, please contact Melissa O'Rourke ( [email protected] ), our Spirit Chairperson, and she will assign you to one of the meets.


Look for our green "Spirit Buckets" for car markers to help you show your Piranha Spirit around town!  They will be available during morning practices. : )



Go Piranhas! Swim Fast!



How to mark a swimmer absent for an upcoming meet

Meet results page