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Danielle Anderson

Happy Friday -

For those swimmers attending this weekend’s RAD AGO Trials & Finals meet … good luck! Refer to the meet sheet for meet details … and remember set your clocks back an hour for Sunday. Saturday warm ups are at 8:30am, meet begins at 10:00am. Sunday warm ups are at 7:30am, meet begins at 9:00am. There are finals both days for those who qualify. Go CAJ!

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Hopefully everyone is adjusting to their new practice times. Please note the following:

  • Thursday, 11/11 Veteran’s Day – we WILL have a normal practice schedule. This day WILL be included in Polar Bear attendance.
  • Monday – Wednesday, 11/22-24 – we will hold practice at normal practice times but the days will count as EXTRA CREDIT bonus days for Polar Bear.
  • Thursday & Friday, 11/25 & 26 – NO PRACTICE due to Thanksgiving holiday.

 

UPPER PARK T-SHIRT & SWEATSHIRT ORDER

We are excited to announce that our limited edition Upper Park CAJ gear is available for pre-order. Due to the national supply shortage, we cannot guarantee orders will arrive by the holidays but Upper Park will do their best. Order now on our team website or click on CAJ Merchandise (Upper Park) from the team site. Hooded sweatshirts, adult (uni-sex and women’s cut) and youth t-shirts are available! Orders are due by 11:59pm Sunday, 11/14. We will only be taking preorders, so don’t miss out.

** Our next merchandise order will likely be in spring and will offer less expensive options with the team logo.

 

CAJ 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.
  • CAJ CAPS: Chico Aquajets Swim Caps for sale for $10 with Coach Jaelyn.

 

POLAR BEAR CLUB:

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.

 

UPCOMING MEETS:

  • 12/4-5 Matt Casto Memorial (EGAC) – Elk Grove Aquatics Center, Elk Grove
  • 12/11 SYS December Invite – Shasta YMCA, Redding

 

SNS Scholastic Achievement Awards (FOR CURRENT 10TH-12TH grade students) – due tomorrow 11/6: See the official announcement on Sierra Nevada Swimming. Sierra Nevada Swimming recognizes athletes for their academic achievements in the classroom. 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.

 

Go CAJ! Your CAJ Board of Directors