Weekly Newsletter

Jenniffer Lyness

New Info from Coach Amy

Happy New Year!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We are looking forward to an amazing year ahead of us. Here are a few things you need to know for this week.

1.) SCSC Penguin Plunge: Final entries have been sent out, along with the meet packet. Please review your swimmers’ events and have them written on their hand prior to their arrival for warm-ups. Coaches will add heats and lanes once heat sheets are distributed. Please see your swimmer's coach if you have any questions. 

2.) CGAC Super Bowl Splash: Please be sure to RSVP your swimmer for the CGAC Super Bowl Splash. This meet will be using a prelim/final format for swimmers ages 11 and older. All 10 Under events will be timed finals events. This means that swimmers that finish in the top 16 places in prelims will qualify to swim in the evening. The Friday session will be timed finals for all events. This format will be same as the upcoming Championship meets and is good practice for our swimmers. High School swimmers will be entered per the request of Coach Todd. If you have any questions, please reach out to your swimmer's coach. The meet information packet should be available on the team website. 

3.) Middle School Swimming: As Middle School swim season approaches, please remember that CGAC swimmers are expected to continue practicing with their CGAC training group, per both CGAC staff and the Middle School. They will need to let the Middle School coaches know that they are CGAC members and what team they are on. 

4.) Practice Schedule Changes: Please note the following dates where there will be no age group practices due to high school or middle school meets for the month of January: 

Tuesday, January 11 (Home HS Meet)

Monday, January  17 (MLK Day-No School)

Saturday, January 22 (Home HS Meet/Senior Day)

Thursday, January 27 (Home HS Meet)

Saturday, January 29 (Club meet @CG)

5.) Winter Weather: As the weather is getting (and staying) colder, please be sure that your swimmers are dressed appropriately, including closed toe shoes, hats and coats.  If CG Schools cancels in person school for the day due to the weather, then there will be NO practice that night. Make-up practices will be scheduled as needed when the pool is available. If there is a 2-hour delay and after school activities are still allowed by the school, then we will have practice as scheduled. 

6.) We’d like to welcome and thank The Goddard School of Greenwood for being our new Platinum Sponsor.

Have a great day and see you at the pool! ~ Coach Amy

 

From our Meet Coordinator – Holly Argiris & Amanda Lavery:

Superbowl Splash Job Signups: Our next home meet is Jan. 28-30. Job signups will open on Monday, Jan. 10th at 8PM.  

Club credits have been updated from the last meet.  Please check your balance and email [email protected] with any concerns.

From our Lead Meet Official – Brian Lewis: CGAC Parents – CGAC will be hosting a USA Swimming Officials Clinic for Stroke & Turn on January 10th @ 5:30pm in the Pool Classroom. This is a great opportunity to get involved with swimming, fulfill your annual volunteer credits, and attend meets for free. If you have any questions, please reach out to me via email [email protected], or 317-753-7957.

Also, as a reminder I will be at the pool classroom every Monday from 5:00 to 6:45 to answer any questions you have about becoming a USA Swimming Official and any questions you may have about your kids participating in meets. If you are not able to meet me at the pool, please send an email to [email protected]

 

2022 Winter Sharks and Minnows Registration Now Open

NEW REGISTRATIONS ONLY!

If your swimmer was in the 2021 Fall Sharks and Minnows program and would like to continue, email Michele De Luna at [email protected]

Online registration is now open click HERE

All swimmers must have a coach evaluation before registering. 

Evaluations for swimmers NEW to Sharks and Minnows: January 5th 6:15pm - 7:00pm at the Center Grove HS Natatorium, enter through door 4.

Upcoming Meets

  • CGAC Superbowl Splash Prelim/Finals – Jan. 28-30
  • Avon Aqua Sprints Prelim/Finals – Feb. 11-13
  • CGAC ChaseStrong End of Season Finale – Feb. 27
  • Divisionals Championship Meet – Mar. 4-6
  • Age Group State – Mar. 11-13
  • Senior State – Mar. 18-20

 

Ongoing Updates & Reminders

Coaches "Office Hours": Coaches will be available upstairs during the following times to talk with parents: 

                          White Team: Monday and Wednesday 6:15-6:30

                           Red Team: Monday and Thursday 5:00-5:15

                          Black Team: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-5:45 

                          Pre-Senior Team: Monday and Wednesday 4:45-5:00

 

Kroger Community Rewards - Are you a Kroger shopper?  Please register your Kroger Plus Savings Card at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow 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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