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Danielle Anderson

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.

 

WELCOME TO OUR ASSISTANT COACHES

  • Joining Jaelyn on deck are three individuals who we’d like to formally introduce to the team. All three have extensive swim backgrounds of their own and we welcome them to our CAJ age groups.
  • Jonathan Diaz - Jonathan grew up in Orange County and started swimming at the age of 14 for his local high school and spent 2.5 years coaching at a local swim school. He is now a first-generation college student at Chico State and is studying to complete his Psychology degree. His favorite part about coaching is always seeing his students get better and improve their skills and speed. Jonathan’s favorite past times are playing basketball and swimming!
  • Andrew Hasek – Swimming has been a large part of Andrew’s life. He was a competitive swimmer for 15 years. The first eight years were with the Paradise Piranhas, and he finished his last 4 years of age group swimming with the Aquajets. Before “retiring” from the sport he had the pleasure of swimming for 3 years at UC Santa Cruz. Starting in 2021 he became the head coach for the Paradise Piranhas where he found a passion for coaching, and is excited to continue coaching here with CAJ. Outside of the swim world, Andrew likes staying active by training and participating in triathlons. He also enjoys reading and going out in nature to see the sights.
  • Ava MacKay - Ava grew up in Lafayette CA, where she found her love for the sport of swimming at around 3 years old. She has been with a small recreational swim team called Sun Valley, starting off as a mini ray, building into a junior coach, and finally reached an assistant coach position. Ava's favorite part about coaching is helping out individuals with proper technical problems. She strives to make swimming as fun as possible and encourages friendships through all age groups. Ava currently attends California State University, Chico, and is a junior while she is majoring in Business Administration for Human Resources. She is super excited to be a part of the Aquajets family and is ready to help out! 

 

UPCOMING MEETS

After 18 months, it’s with guarded excitement that we announce that the team will be returning to out of town swim meets this fall. We invite all families who are comfortable to sign up their swimmers for the following meets as you see them open on Swim Connection. If you have questions about whether your swimmer is ready for a particular meet or need help choosing their events, please reach out to your swimmer’s coaches.

  • 10/8-10/10 CCA Spooktacular – Roseville Aquatic Complex - this meet is open now on Swim Connection
  • 10/16 CAJ October meet – all CAJ swimmers should plan on attending our home meet at the PV Pool (located at Bidwell Junior High School) – this is a Saturday late morning/early afternoon one-day meet
  • 11/5-7 RAD November Meet – Shasta College, Redding
  • 12/4-5 Winter Warmth EGAC – Elk Grove Aquatics Center, Elk Grove
  • 12/11 SYS December Invite – Shasta YMCA, Redding

 

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