Weekly Newsletter

Jenniffer Lyness

New Information

Coach Amy’s Comments:


****CGHS is requiring masks beginning today, Tuesday, January 11 for all people in the building, regardless of vaccination status.

Therefore, all parents will need to wear masks while in the stands, and all swimmers will need to wear masks when they are not in the water. 

 

1.) Penguin Plunge and Mid-States: Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed this past weekend at either the SCSC Penguin Plunge or the Mid-States Meet! Congratulations to Vincent Howe, Henry Lyness and Camron Mazdai who represented both CGAC and Team Indiana at Mid-States this past weekend. All three scored points for Team Indiana and helped secure the win!  Swimmers who competed at the Penguin Plunge had some big drops and fast swims on their way toward a 3rd place team finish! 

2.) CGAC Super Bowl Splash: Please be sure to RSVP your swimmer for the CGAC Super Bowl Splash. This is the club's first prelim/final meet of the season, where swimmers ages 11 and older will be racing for the opportunity to earn a second swim in their 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. Meet information can be found on our webpage under Team Events.

3.) Middle School Swimming: As Middle School swim season has begun, 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.) No Practice Today Tuesday, January 11 due to a home High School meet. Please come out and cheer on our Trojan Swimmers and Divers as they take on Pike at 6:00 PM.

Also, note the following dates where there will be no age group practices for the month of January: 

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 colder winter temperatures continue, 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. 

 

Have a great day and see you at the pool!


From our Meet Coordinator – Holly Argiris & Amanda Lavery:

1. VolunteersSign-ups are now open. Families will be limited to sign up for 2 spots until Wednesday, 1/12. The limit will be removed at 8pm on Wednesday.

2. If you are having troubles signing up or have questions about your club credits, please email us at [email protected].


From our Lead Meet Official – Brian Lewis:

Thank you to everyone who came to the Stroke & Turn clinic last night. Please do not hesitate to email or call myself or Greg when you have questions. We look forward to working with you on deck. For anyone who was not able to attend and is interested in becoming an official please reach out to me so we can get you signed up at a future clinic. In additional to fulfilling your volunteer credits, learning a ton about swimming, and attending swim meets for free, the CGAC Board also recently approved a $25/mo. discount on your swimming dues. Now that we are hosting larger meets, we need to increase our number of CGAC officials. This is a very rewarding way to volunteer your time to our kids, CGAC, Center Grove Schools, and USA Swimming. [email protected]


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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
  • Divisional Championship Meet – Mar. 4-6
  • Age Group State – Mar. 11-13 (need qualifying time)
  • Senior State – Mar. 18-20 (need qualifying time)
  • Speedo Sectionals – Mar. 31-Apr.4 (need qualifying time)

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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