News Splash

Danielle Anderson

END OF SUMMER & HELLO NEW SCHOOL YEAR!

  • As we look back on this summer we thank every swimmer, family, parent volunteer and our amazing coaches who made this season fun, supportive and rewarding. Go CAJ!
  • A huge thank you, good-bye & good luck goes out to a couple of our assistant coaches. Jenna Harter worked her last practice and is off to her new San Diego State home. Emily Hull will work a few more days and then heads off to school and studying abroad in Spain. We will have new assistant coaches joining Coach Jaelyn and we’ll introduce them in an upcoming News Splash. Our mini-jets assistant coaches will continue to help us out this fall.

 

RESCHEDULED END OF THE SUMMER TEAM “BBQ” AKA Pizza Pool Party – SUNDAY, AUG 22nd

  • It’s hot and hopefully the air quality will cooperate! Join us for our team gathering at the PV Pool (next to Bidwell Junior High) 2-4pm. Bring the whole family for pool games and dinner. $5 each will cover pizza, salad & drink.
  • We will be recognizing our top fundraisers from the Swim-a-ton and prizes earned from that event will be handed out.

   

FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE BEGINS MONDAY!!!

All groups are returning to In Motion Fitness for practice this fall. Please adhere to all club policies and sign in procedures. Members should use their own club tags, non-members should scan in with their CAJ tag or sign in if you need a new one.

NAVY / WHITE / MINI JET FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE (8/16 - 10/29):

Navy:         M-F 3:30 - 4:45PM In Motion Fitness

Mini-Jets:  T/TH 4:00-4:30PM In Motion Fitness

White:       M-F  4:30-5:15PM In Motion Fitness

PRESENIOR/SENIOR COMBINED FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE (8/16 - 10/29):

M-F 5:00 - 6:30PM In Motion Fitness

SAT 7:00 - 8:30AM PV Pool

   

HEAD COACH SEARCH

The job posting is still open and announcement continues to be posted with Pacific Swimming and Sierra Nevada Swimming. At this time, we have received applications and we’re reviewing them as a board. The search remains open at this time. We are committed to making the right long-term decision for the team. Updates to follow.

 

KNOW SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO JOIN THE TEAM?

Although the teams remains full, we will be conducting new swimmer evaluations to add interested families to our wait lists. Swimmers must attend an evaluation to be placed on a waitlist. Evaluations will take place Monday 8/30 & Wednesday 9/1 from 3:30-4:00pm at In Motion Fitness. Evaluations take approximately 15 minutes. We ask they  arrive early and sign in at the front desk as a Chico Aquajet guest if they are not an In Motion Fitness member. Swimmers should arrive in a swimsuit with goggles.

 

AIR QUALITY – please keep an eye on your email for last minute changes.

  • Our policy on air quality:  CAJ/CASA follows the National Weather Service’s NWS Air Quality Forecast recommendations by monitoring https://www.airnow.gov. Our policy is to cancel practice when the AQI exceeds 150. Whenever possible, notification of a canceled practice will be sent one hour before practices are scheduled to begin. Any swimmer with sensitivities or asthma should use his/her own judgement before attending practice.

   

TEAM REMINDERS

  • Familiarize yourself with our Team Handbook located on the CAJ website under Join the Team.
  • We ask that parents continue to NOT sit behind the coaches on the far side of the pool; we find 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   
  • CAJ CAPS: Chico Aquajets Swim Caps for sale for $10 with Coach Jaelyn.
  • Looking for team gear? You can visit the Arena Online Store through the CAJ website or go directly here: http://www.sswfresno.com/
  • Click on Team Sales
  • Click on Chico Aquajets
  • Password: jetsswim_blue_arena1

 

REMEMBER TO BRING A WATER BOTTLE TO PRACTICE EVERYDAY!

 

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.

*** Please note that swim meet participants who did their entries on our website will be charged through your account ***

  • 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!!
  • USA SWIMMING REGISTRATION:  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. In order to compete in our upcoming meet, you must be up to date on your registration. All memberships expire at the end of the calendar year. As meets are highly encouraged, we suggest all all CAJ swimmers have a Premium membership $91.75 which allows swimmers to compete in all swim meets.

 

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