Team Communication - October 12, 2015

Team Communication – Buenaventura Swim Club

October 12, 2015


1)            Rio Mesa Swim Meet – Deadline Tonight at Midnight

If you plan to attend our first swim meet of the 2015-2016 season, the deadline to enter is tonight at midnight (Monday, October 12, 2015).  The first meet of the season is always a good time because the kids tend to have some big drops since they have not competed in the short course (yards) format since last March!  If you have any questions about the entry process, please contact your primary coach. 


2)            Congratulations to Buena’s 2015 Scholastic All Americans

Congratulations are in order for three Buena swimmers who qualified for USA Swimming’s Scholastic All American honors this year.  The program, which is only available for sophomores through seniors in High School require a certain time standard be met in the pool and a certain grade point average be met in the classroom.  There were only 88 athletes in all of Southern California Swimming to earn the honor, three of which hail from Buena.  Congratulations to Zach Grimaldi who is already off to the University of Pittsburgh as a freshman in college, and also to Brigid McNally and Alicia Harrison for qualifying! 


3)            Breast Cancer Fundraiser (Pink Caps) & Parka Orders

For those swimmers who enjoy wearing our now famous pink caps with the Buena B on them, the caps are now in.  You can contact Mavis Laughlin for your order at [email protected]  Caps are $15 per cap and all profits go directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Also, if you would like to order a parka for your swimmer before the cold weather hits, you may do so by calling our vendor, Conejo Swim Works at 805-379-4734.  A parka order can take up to 6-8 weeks, so order ASAP!


4)            Ventura County Masters at it Again

Six members of our Ventura County Masters team, Zach Jirkovsky, Tamie Stewart, Jim McConica, Tom Ball, Stacey Warmuth, and John Chung started a remarkable feat this morning.  The group, as a relay team, will swim from San Nicolas Island (SNI), past Santa Barbara Island and on to the mainland at Point Vicente in Palos Verdes.   This swim, approximately 70-75 miles,  will be the first recorded swim from SNI to the mainland. Known for its elephant seal population, kelp, and restricted access, they will be experiencing unfamiliar waters and wildlife. You can track their swim by clicking on the following link:


5)            Like Us On Facebook

New members, if you have not already done so, remember to “like us” on Facebook.  We are Buenaventura Swim Club & Ventura County Masters.  We post a lot of updates, pictures, results, and other fun announcements.  It is a great way to stay connected to the entire team!


6)            Team Administrator Contact

Remember, if you have billing or administrative questions; please contact our team administrator at [email protected]