Hello Aquajets!!

 

MEET RECAP:

BOOM!!! And just like that the AQUAJETS are back on the swim map!! This past weekend Chico was represented by 17 Aquajets at the 2020 14 & Under SNS Short Course Championships held in Vacaville.

Every swimmer was AWESOME!! They followed the motto positive attitudes along with best efforts will yield positive results! So many GREAT races, too many to write in a paragraph!

The meet was highlighted by Holden Campos breaking the 11-12 Boys Team Record in the 400 IM (5:03.02) previously held by Steven Batchelder at (5:05.22) from 2005! Also swimming Unattached but representing the AQUAJETS Liberty Clark won 6 out of 7 races in the 11-12 Girls OUTSTANDING!! That was good enough to win the High Point Award given to the swimmer scoring the most points in their age group!!

Congratulations to ALL of the swimmers for a GREAT weekend!! Let’s keep the momentum moving forward!!

 

TEAM REMINDERS:

  • Let’s make sure we continue to abide by the rules set forth by IN Motion, NO USE OF THE OTHER POOLS & SPAS 30 MINUTES BEFORE AND 30 MINUTES AFTER PRACTICE!
  • New & returning families, please familiarize yourself with our Team Handbook found on our CAJ website under Join the Team. We have some new rules and policies this year.
  • We ask that parents continue to NOT sit behind the coaches on the far side of the pool; we find it is VERY distracting to the coaches and the swimmers. Thank you!
  • If you haven’t already, continue to get your training equipment for each group. The Arena Store is still available on our website. Password: jetsswim_blue_arena1.

 

INVITATION TO VOLUNTEER WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS:

Special Olympic Butte County swim team begins on March 24th and needs volunteer swim coaches. Senior and master swimmers are invited to join our SOBC coaching staff. We practice on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 7-8pm at the PV Pool next to Bidwell JHS on North Ave. Volunteer coaches are asked to work at least one night per week on a regular schedule.  If you are interested in coaching please follow the directions at this link: https://www.sonc.org/becomeacoach  Our season ends June 25th. You will work directly with me, Debbie Roth.

Likewise, we are hosting an invitational swim meet on May 16th (9:00-2:00) and always need volunteer timers and escorts for this event. SAVE THE DATE! Day of event volunteers will report to the event volunteer coordinator for specific meet assignments. Master swimmers, CAJ, and Durham families have volunteered often in the past and have greatly contributed to the success of this Special Olympic aquatics competition. If you have questions about either of these opportunities email Debbie at daroth@csuchico.edu.

 

KUDOS! My one big thing for the month of February took place at the SMST meet on February 1st, where Jasmine T. Guzeldere of the Chico AquaJets missed her race in the 100 Freestyle and was then seeded in the last heat, in an open lane. She came in first by 50 yards and didn't want to keep the Heat Winner Prize, so she gave it to the second-place winner. That is my one big thing for the month of February. Way to go Jasmine! (Pictured with Bill Rose & Coach Chris)

 

PERSONALIZED CAP ORDERS – ** DEADLINE EXTENDED MINIMUM ORDER HAS NOT BEEN MET**. Orders are due on deck (either deck – IMF or PV Pool) Tuesday, March 17th or when the minimum order has been reached. Don’t miss out! We also have blank Team Caps for sale for $10, find Coach Chris.

 

SWIMMER ACCOUNT REMINDER – All swimmer fees are due on the 1st day of each month and considered late if not received by the 10th. A $10 late fee will be assessed for late payments. Notice of intent to discontinue swimming must be provided to the Chico AquaJets in writing by the 15th of the month prior to the date of inactivity in order to cancel monthly fees. Written notice should be provided through the "Contact Us" button on the CAJ website. Verbal notice to coaches is not sufficient. Any written notice occurring after the 15th of the month prior to desiring to discontinue will be charged the following month. Any hanging balances left will be billed and payment will be required prior to any re-registration.

 

REMINDER FROM IN MOTION: If families discontinue their In Motion gym membership it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify In Motion that the swimmer is remaining an Aquajet swimmer. We’d also appreciate notification to the team through the “contact us” button so that our bookkeeper and membership coordinators are aware of your IMF membership status. This will assist in smooth entry to the club as well as accurate billing information for CAJ. Thanks!

 

USA SWIMMING REGISTRATION: PLEASE READ! Time to renew your swimmer’s USA Swimming membership. This membership is required for insurance purposes for our swimmers to participate in practice and in meets. All memberships expired on 12/31/19. Please renew today at www.swim-smarter.comor use the Join the Team tab on our CAJ website for the link. Swimmers should not attend practice without current USA swimming registration.

 

PRACTICE UPDATES:

  • Regular practice for ALL groups

 

Upcoming Meets:

  • SWAGR 14 & Under Championships (3/19-3/22) – Clovis North. Qualifying times are required.
  • CCA March into Long Course Meet (3/28) – Roseville Aquatic Complex. Sign up here. Meet closes on 3/19 or when swimmer cap is met.
  • EGAC Summer Opening Long Course Meet (4/18-4/19) – Elk Grove Aquatic Center. Sign up here. Meet closes on 4/9 or when swimmer cap is met.

 

GO CHICO!!!

Coach Chris