CBST updates and reminders are below.
Upcoming Deadlines (details of each item below)
- May 31 (TODAY) – Deadline to let me know if your Next Generation or Advanced swimmer will be swimming at Nor-Gwyn Long Course Pool
- June 5 – Deadline for senior champs team travel participation
- June 20 – Deadline for group rate at senior champs hotel (but call right away to see if any rooms have opened up as our block was full last week)
- June 22 – Deadline for group rate at JOs hotel (best to call earlier to be sure rooms remain available)
Recall that Advanced and Next Generation swimmers are invited to swim at the Nor-Gwyn (1 Parkside Pl, North Wales) long course outdoor pool starting on June 20th (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 8:30-9:30 a.m. dryland). See details and dates on the team website calendar. The coaches strongly encourage Advanced and Next Generation swimmers to take advantage of this opportunity. Swimmers wishing to take advantage of this opportunity will pay a flat fee of $50 for any level of participation. If your Advanced or Next Generation swimmer would like to swim at Nor-Gwyn, please email me no later than May 31st and your $50 fee will be included in your June bill.
Check the calendar for details of practices
- Due to CB South graduation, there will be no PM practices on June 13th (so no age group that day and only senior morning practice)
- The senior group will begin morning only practice for the summer on June 14th
- Age group will begin the summer practice schedule on June 19th.
Watch for a separate email (by mid-June) regarding championship meet entries and volunteering.
We are happy to report that CBST’s entries for the PAAC Firecracker meet in July have been accepted and are now posted on the Meets page of the CBST website for your information. Changes cannot be made.
Thank you to all the parents/swimmers for taking care of meet availability indication so early in order to allow our team to get into all of the meets the coaches chose. Thanks also to Julie Kline, Coach Stu, and Coach Paul for the terrific job they did! While there is definitely an element of luck involved, they did everything they possibly could to navigate the process and maximize our odds of getting into long course meets!
*Recall that meet entries for DSC, NLAC, and now PAAC and are posted on the team website (meets page).
Scratching from Meets:
If your swimmer’s plans change and s/he is unable to attend a meet that s/he is entered in, please email Julie Kline at email@example.com and Coach Stu at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. During long course meets, it can be especially difficult for both the meet director and our coaches to manage when we are unaware that a registered swimmer will not be in attendance. Thank you for your help.
2017 LONG COURSE HOTEL/TRAVEL INFORMATION
The Junior Olympics meet information sheet has a lengthy list of hotels in the area providing accommodations during the meet. The link to the Junior Olympic meet sheet can be found on our website under the "Meets" tab or on the Middle Atlantic website.
CBST has also reserved a block of rooms, for our families, from the preferred Long Course Junior Olympic hotel list. The information is provided below. When making your reservation, please mention Central Bucks Swim Team (CBS). To secure the group rate, please call no later than 6/22/17. If you have any questions, our contact at the hotel is Carolyn Workinger at 717-840-1500 or you can contact Julie Kline at email@example.com.
Hampton Inn - York, PA
1550 Mount Zion Road
York, PA 17402
Team Travel to Senior Champs
See the separate email sent last week regarding team travel to senior champs for high school athletes. This is the only meet during the 2017 Long Course season for which we will be offering Team Travel. Deadline is June 5th. Note that if you’d like to drop the paperwork and check off at South you should use the drop box.
Senior Champs Hotel Information
CBST has reserved a block of rooms, for our families for Senior Champs at Bucknell. The information is listed below. When making your reservation, please ask for Central Bucks Swim Team - PARENTS BLOCK. This block of rooms will be reserved until June 20, 2017 and then released back to the hotel. Be aware that this block was full as of a few days ago, however, rooms do open up so if you’re interested please call right away and keep checking back. If you have any questions, our contact at the hotel is Julie Doebler at 570-524-5500 or you can contact Julie Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Western PLUS Country Cupboard Inn
7701 Westbranch Highway
Lewisburg, PA 17837
NLAC Swimfest Hotel Information
As previously communicated, CBST reserved a block of rooms, for our families, from the preferred NLAC Swimfest hotel list. The information is listed below. At this point in time, the group rate deadline has passed. If you are still interested in staying at the hotel, please call the hotel at 814-231-1899 to determine availability. If you have any questions, our contact at the hotel is Jeff Deitrich at 814-278-7536 (please let him know you are with Central Bucks Swim Team) or you can contact Julie Kline at email@example.com.
Hampton Inn and Suites State College
1955 Waddle Road
State College, PA 16803
CBST members must wear CBST caps at meets (if they wear a cap). If you need caps please email Julie Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org . Note that Julie needs at least one week’s notice prior to when you need the cap to be at CB South for pick-up so please plan accordingly. Your cap purchase will be billed to your account. (Silicone $15 or Latex $8) At this time of year the caps available are non-personalized CBST caps. Swimmers wishing to order personalized CBST caps will be able to do so in the fall.
Billing and Payments
June bills will be emailed by the end of this week. Billing guidance is attached for your reference. Remember that everyone receives an emailed bill the first week of each month (even if no balance is due) and if payment if due the deadline is the 25th of the month. Payment is by check (payable to CBCS) only and may be delivered to the office (address below) or placed in the drop-box inside at CB South.