TODAY! If you were planning on ordering Upper Park hoodies or t-shirts, be sure to get your order in by midnight tonight. 

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

  • Week of 11/15 – regular practice schedule for all groups
  • Week of 11/22:
    • Mon–Wed normal practice times but the days will count as EXTRA CREDIT bonus days for Polar Bear
    • Thurs & Fri – NO PRACTICE due to Thanksgiving holiday 

 

UPCOMING MEETS / MEETINGS:

  • 12/4-5 Matt Casto Memorial (EGAC) – Elk Grove Aquatics Center, Elk Grove – this meet is not open yet. Watch for an announcement soon.
  • SAVE THE DATE 12/8 – CAJ Meeting of the Membership – PV Rex Center
  • 12/11 SYS December Invite – Shasta YMCA, Redding – this is a great one-day meet for ALL swimmers! Sign up now on Swim Connection. The meet is being held at the Shasta YMCA in Redding. Warm ups are at 9:30 and the meet starts at 11:00am. Hope to see you there!

 

USA SWIMMING REGISTRATION:  Reminder that all membership expire at the end of the calendar year (12/31/21). All CAJ swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming. This membership is required for insurance purposes for our swimmers to participate in practice and in meets.  Please renew today at http://www.swim-smarter.com or use the Join the Team tab on our CAJ website for the link. Swimmers should not attend practice without current USA swimming registration. As meets are highly encouraged, we suggest that all CAJ swimmers have a Premium membership $91.75 which allows swimmers to compete in all swim meets.

 

CAJ MERCHANDISE:

  • Need a new suit? Interested in ordering a parka? There is a new team store. No password is needed to access the website for parkas, suits, team backpacks, etc. Go to our team website and click on the Arena Online Store.
  • CAJ CAPS: Chico Aquajets Swim Caps for sale for $10 with Coach Jaelyn.

 

POLAR BEAR CLUB:

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. The Polar Bear Club is our yearly cold weather month incentive program, where we reward swimmers for attending practices during the winter. We’ve decided to change it up a bit this year and award our swimmers with the highest percentages per swim group. Attendance will be taken at each practice from November 1 – February 28th. The top 20% of swimmers in EACH group: MiniJets, White, Navy, PreSenior, Senior & Masters will earn title of Polar Bear and some special limited team swag. For age-group swimmers, swim meet days are counted as bonus days (extra credit). This is a fun way to recognize our swimmers who have good attendance habits in the chilliest months.

   

TEAM REMINDERS

  • Familiarize yourself with our Team Handbook located on the CAJ website under Join the Team.
  • We ask that parents avoid being on deck during practice as it can be distracting to the coaches and the swimmers.
  • Please continue to follow our guidelines regarding our Covid-19 policies. CAJ Covid-19 Guidelines. Swimmers should come to practice with their masks on and continue to encourage social distancing. Please bring a ziplock bag for your swimmer to put their mask in while they are swimming.
  • NEW SWIMMERS: SIGN CAJ WAIVER AND HAND TO YOUR COACH   

   

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.

  • BE ADVISED: if you discontinue your membership, there are NO spots guaranteed upon return as we continue to operate with a lengthy waiting list. The $65 registration fee will be reassessed upon re-registration.
  • CAJ WEBSITE: All members need to double check your Team Unify member account to assure your e-mail is correct and verified. We also need you to verify your SMS number, make sure you use dashes. This will ensure you receive ALL of our communications.
  • 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!!

 

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