Weekly Newsletter

Jenniffer Lyness
Jul 9, 2019

New Info

From Coach Amy:

1.) Seymour Meet: The initial meet entry to the Seymour Meet has been sent in, and we cannot add any additional swimmers at this time. Events were sent out on Monday. Please let Coach Amy know if you did not receive it. This is an outdoor meet- Please be sure to pack plenty of water and sunscreen! This meet is a prelim/final format. Swimmers, ages 11 and older, who finish in the top 16 qualify to swim in finals. Swimmers are EXPECTED to swim finals unless they have discussed this with their coach prior to the start of the meet. If a swimmer is going for a cut time, they will need to speak with their coach to determine if they should wear their tech/racing suit.Shirt colors: Friday-Black, Saturday-Red, Sunday-Gray.

2.) Practices this week (CG Site): White, Red, Black, Pre-Senior 1 & Senior teams will be on their normal Summer Schedules. Pre-Senior 2&3 will practice from 4-6pm at CG on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. Tuesday will be the only 7-8:30pm IUPUI practice for Pre-Senior 2&3 and Seniors with State cuts. Seniors not attending the Seymour meet will have Saturday practice from 7-9am.

There will be NO SATURDAY PRACTICE for Red, Black or Pre-Senior teams due to the Seymour meet.

3.) CGAC 12&Under Stars and Stripes Meet: Be sure to RSVP your 12&Under swimmers to compete in our Stars and Stripes meet! This is not only a fun meet, but a great community event. We will have food trucks and vendors and then we will cap off the night with fireworks! 

4.) End of season last practice: As we come to close out the long course season, the last practice days for those swimmers who do not have Divisional Cuts or higher will be the following days for the CG site:

White: Thursday, July 18

Red, Black & Pre-Senior: Saturday, July 20

Those swimmers who have earned Divisional Cuts or higher will be receiving an email with Championship information in the next few days. If you think your swimmer has achieved a cut for one of these meets, but you do not get an email by Friday, July 12, please contact your site's Head Coach (Coach Amy, Coach Hite, Coach Kevin). 

5.) Speedo Sectionals & Senior State: Since both meets fall on the same weekend this summer, CGAC has opted for our swimmers to compete in the Indiana Senior State Meet (July 18-22). This meet will host some strong competition and we believe our swimmers are up to the challenge of competing against the best Indiana has to offer. CGAC has a great opportunity to make a HUGE impact at this meet! If you have any questions, please see Coach Todd (CG Site) or Coach Hite (UIndy Site). 

As Always, if you have any questions, please see your swimmer's coach. Have a great week and see you at the pool! 

Coach Amy

From the Meet Coordinator:

There are currently two open positions for the Stars & Stripes Meet: (1) hospitality and (2) ribbon room assistant. These positions have been posted on Facebook and the first person to respond will be given the position. If you are no longer able to fulfill your position, please email us at . Positions are locked and you will not be able to cancel your signup yourself.

The option to donate a gift card to fulfill your club credit is now available.  Remember that you are required to fulfill 1 club credit during the long course season.  If you chose to donate a gift card, it must be a $30 gift card to Wal-Mart and must have the authorization code receipt attached to receive credit.  Please mark your name on the gift card and place it in the payment box on the table in front of the ribbon room. 

You may pick up your shirt to wear while working your shift on the following days: Wednesday (7/10), Thursday (7/11), Monday (7/15), and before your shift.  This will be your shirt to wear while working the meet.  When you are done with your shift, you can leave the shirt in the with us when you sign out or you can take it home to launder and return.  These shirts must be signed out and signed back in.~ Holly Argiris & Amanda Lavery

Fundraising: You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15&16. Simply shop at and AmazonSmile donates to CGAC.

CGAC H.E.A.R.T. Swimmers of the Month - Congratulations to the following swimmers who were nominated by their Coach to receive the CGAC H.E.A.R.T. Award for demonstrating the core values of our club in and out of the pool.  

Mooresville - Jill Ramsey

Senior - Garrett Crist

Pre-Senior  - Vincent Howe

Black - Brooke Trammell

Red - Caitlin Leigh

White - Lucy Barker

Ongoing Updates & Reminders

Fitter and Faster is coming to Indianapolis for a Summer Swim Camp Series that includes four weekends of two-day swim camps PLUS a video filming and analysis day! This camp will take place at the iconic IUPUI Natatorium in August and September.

Each of the weekend camps will go into detail on one stroke with an Olympian that specializes in that stroke. Then, participants have the opportunity to sign up for the video analysis where they can have one or all 4 strokes analyzed by Olympic coach Todd Schmitz, who was MISSY FRANKLIN'S coach!

This would be a great opportunity to prepare for the short course season.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

#CHASESTRONG: The Smith Family of Indian Creek are friends of the CGAC family.  Chase, their 17 year old son, is fighting cancer for the 4th time. Many of you have asked how you can help.  The Smiths will be traveling to Cleveland, Ohio every week for the next few months for treatment.  The CGAC Family will be preparing snack bags for them to take each time they travel.  How can you help?  There will be a box on the table (by the folder boxes) marked for ChaseStrong donations.  We will be collecting Visa gift cards to purchase these snacks.  Any gift cards that are left over will be presented to the Smiths for their travel expenses.   If you wish to donate, please deposit Visa gift cards in that box at any time.  If you have any questions, please contact Michele De Luna,  Thank you on behalf of the Smith family and the CGAC family for your support.

Kroger Community Rewards - Are you a Kroger shopper?  Please register your Kroger Plus Savings Card at and select to support CGAC.  Once you are enrolled, 3-5% of your purchases with your Kroger Plus Savings Card will be donated to CGAC each quarter.

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