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Charlie McCanless

B-A-Q CREW! We're looking forward to an EXCITING SEASON!!! We've got a lot in store for the upcoming SCY season. This email contains some key information in regards to sign ups, registration, and key dates. Make sure you have read the Team Handbook for 2021-2022. The handbook contains all vital information in regards to the team. This includes meet registration, uniform and equipment, fees, schedules, and so much more. All parents should have an understanding of the Team Handbook. All families, returning and new, must complete the online registration process....

Charlie McCanless

WHAT A MEET! It was fast, surprisingly fast. Blues Aquatics Asheville athletes headed to Greensboro this past weekend for a full four days of racing Thursday through Sunday. The group raced against some STOUT competition including professionals and college athletes from great institutions such as Wolfpack Elite of NC State, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and more. The group gave it their all and had a blast swimming in finals. Biggest drops and Breakout Performances Isaac Fishman: 50m FR -.23 -.9% Sam Hey 200m BR -11.54 (-6.96) Frank Howden...

Charlie McCanless

2021-2022 REGISTRATION The 2021-2022 Season will be here before we know it! Registration for returning members opens on July 12th. Here are a few key dates: July 12th - The Parent Handbook will be posted to our site here: https://www.teamunify.com/.../registration/team-handbook Registration for Returning Members Only: Open 12th - 19th Registration for New and Returning Members: Begins July 19th. Parent Zoom Meeting: August 30th, 6 pm Bulk payment options are due by August 30th. This is non-refundable and includes a discount for the year. This should be paid with a check....

Charlie McCanless

OFFICIALS TRAINING Next season, we are looking forward to hosting meets right here in Asheville. To do that, we need officials! For a swim meet to be sanctioned by USA Swimming and for the times to count, a meet must have a Meet Referee, a Starter, Stroke and Turn Judges, and Administrative Officials. We will need your help! OFFICIATING INCENTIVE: Parent Officials that have completed the USA Swimming Officials course, apprenticeship requirements, and officiate at a BAQ Hosted meet will have their meet fees waived. With five home meets on...

Charlie McCanless

Kingsport: What a Meet!! Congrats to all that participated in the Kingsport swim meet. IT WAS KILLER! Best times abound - seconds flew off the board. We had more than TEN athletes with 100% best times, For many, it was their first prelims/finals experience and the team learned a lot, brought their A Game to finals and made the most of it. Here are a few of the highlights from the coaches perspective: Not a single athlete missed a single swim. Everyone was on time, prepared and motivated. The BAQ...

Charlie McCanless

B-A-Q Crew! For our coaches, athletes, and the whole B-A-Q crew, the end of July is slammed packed full of meets, individualized practices, meet preparation, and more. Some athletes will attend Age Group Champs, Sectionals, the Summer Splash meet, Futures, or Speedo Nationals. Some meets overlap with one another and we'll have one group of athletes at one meeting, another group at a different meet, and others swimming at home. We're doing our best to ensure that every athlete is prepped, primed and ready to race for an awesome end...

Charlie McCanless

Kingsport Withdrawal Deadline Update - 4/21 Interested in becoming an official? Lifeguards Tank Tops: Order Here: Deadline is 5/3 MEET WITHDRAWAL DEADLINES In the last email, the Kingsport meet withdrawal deadline was not mentioned. The deadline to withdraw from the upcoming Kingsport meet is Wednesday, 4/21. That's coming up quick! Please make sure to go in OnDeck and make any changes. Again, the deadline to withdraw from Kingsport is Wednesday, 4/21. Athletes left in the meet after 4/21 will be entered in the Kingsport meet. For all other meets, the...

Charlie McCanless

What a Meet in Cary for the BAQ Crew!! It was truly a fantastic meet for our athletes. The hard work and training are paying off. Every athlete on the squad returned home with multiple swims with which to be proud. At practice, our athletes are focused on goals and doing the work they need to get there. It paid off for them in a big way in Cary. Here are a few Notable Performances from each athlete: Gabi Fiano: 200 FR -8.72, 100% Best Times Issac Fishman: 200 FR...

Charlie McCanless

BAQ CREW! In this email, you'll find a couple of updates: Athlete Transfer Form: Many have yet to fill out the form - if you have not, please fill this out and return it as soon as possible. Practice Schedule Sign Up for practice with the link here: BAQ Practice Sign Up Practice Times can be found in OnDeck - make sure to check there for the schedule. Shirts are in!!! If you haven't received a shirt (or a cap), please have your athlete ask a coach at practice. West...

Charlie McCanless

Make sure you have filled out the Athlete Transfer Form for your athlete. We need these for every athlete by the end of the week. You may submit these digitally or send them to practice with your athlete. The Athlete Transfer Form can be found here. A couple of notes about it: Here are some helpful items: LSC Code: NC New Club Code: BAQ Name of New Club: Blues Aquatics Asheville USA Swimming Athlete ID: your date of birth [MMDDYY], the first three letters of your legal first name, the...