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Danielle Anderson

Good evening CAJ Families!

As we approach these last days of October, please remember the practice schedule change beginning Monday, November 1st! For swimmers returning to In Motion after a long break, please remember your club membership, bag tag (or sign up for one at the front desk).

FALL/WINTER PRACTICE SCHEDULE (all practices held at In Motion Fitness) 11/1/21 - 3/4/22:

Mini Jets: T/TH 4:15-4:45PM

White Group: M-F 3:30-4:15PM

Navy Group: M-F 4:45-6:00PM

Preseniors: M-F 3:30-5:00PM

Seniors: M-F 5:00-7:00PM

 

UPCOMING MEETS:

  • 11/5-7 RAD November Meet – Shasta College, Redding – this meet is open on Swim Connection. This is a great meet offering swimmers trials and finals in events. Don’t be alarmed by the list of time standards on the meet sheet. If your swimmer does not meet a qualifying time, just choose to enter in “OPEN” events. Coach Jaelyn can help with Swim Connection if you have questions. SIGN UP BY 11:59PM Monday, 11/1/21!
  • 12/4-5 Matt Casto Memorial (EGAC) – Elk Grove Aquatics Center, Elk Grove
  • 12/11 SYS December Invite – Shasta YMCA, Redding

 

CAJ TEAM MERCHANDISE

  • 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 for CAJ or click here.
  • We are working with Upper Park Clothing to get another t-shirt/sweatshirt order with the classic design. As soon as we have details, we will send it out.
  • CAJ CAPS: Chico Aquajets Swim Caps for sale for $10 with Coach Jaelyn.

 

HEAD COACH SEARCH

We are pleased to announce that we have moved forward with the search process. First round interviews have taken place and second round interviews are underway. Jim Parrott has been heading the coach search for us once again and we anticipate an update soon. Stay tuned.

 

SNS Scholastic Achievement Awards (FOR CURRENT 10TH-12TH grade students)

See the official announcement on Sierra Nevada Swimming. Sierra Nevada Swimming recognizes athletes for their academic achievements in the classroom. To be eligible, an athlete must:

  • Have been in the grade of 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a member in good standing of a USA Swimming Member Club within the Sierra Nevada LSC.
  • Please submit an Application along with a copy of your 2020-2021 Academic Transcript no later than SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021
  • Application and Copy of Academic Transcript should be submitted to the following email address: 
  • [email protected]

Let’s get all eligible CAJ 10th-12th grade students to apply! Unofficial transcripts are easy to request at your high school main office.

 

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   

 

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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