Please see below for important updates and reminders.
Unbelievably, we’re getting close to the end of the season! As each group’s championship meets occur, practices typically end for that group, however as we know some swimmers wish to continue practicing, we’ve provided practice for all groups to the extent possible given coach availability while we have coaches at meets. There are many changes to available practices (not listed in this message), so please take care to check the calendar EVERY day prior to heading out to practice. The calendar as listed now reflects all practices we anticipate for the rest of the season but if changes occur the calendar will be updated. Note that:
- The last day of age group practices at CB South is July 27th
- The last day of senior practices at CB South is July 27th
- After July 27th, any age group swimmer attending Zones may practice at the outdoor pools (times per calendar, swim only – do NOT plan to participate in dryland)
- The last day of practice at the outdoor pools is August 3rd
Watch for a separate email soon with JOs details.
For qualified, interested swimmers, Zones information may be found here: http://www.maswim.org/ma-zone-team/
Individuals not swimming in a meet (including parents and other family members of swimmers) may not be on deck during a meet (home or away) except when working as an on-deck volunteer at their assigned time. When on deck working, officials and other volunteers should be in the spot where they need to be to do their job (which is never the CBST team area).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Coach Stu at email@example.com as soon as possible. Barring an emergency, swimmers will not be scratched from events the day of the meet (if a swimmer wishes to scratch they must do so prior to the day of the meet). Unfortunately, sometimes emergency situations do arise in which a swimmer has to scratch the meet on the day-of. In such cases, please make sure you email both Julie Kline and Coach Stu to ensure that the coaching staff attending the meet is notified. It is difficult for both the meet director and our coaches to manage when they are unaware that a registered swimmer will not be in attendance.
Please do not contact meet hosts directly regarding entries for meets into which CBST has entered as a team. This causes the potential for problems with entries for your swimmers and other swimmers on our team, and often damages our team’s relationship with the meet host, jeopardizing our future ability to get into their meets.
Championship meets with prelims and finals: CBST swimmers who swim in prelims and qualify for finals are expected to stay for finals.
BILLS & REGISTRATION:
July bills were sent on July 6th. If you did not receive your bill, please check your junk/spam and if you cannot locate it email me right away. Remember ALL accounts receive a bill every month (even if $0 is due) so even if you believe you have no balance please email me for your bill if you don’t have it. Bill payments are due as usual by July 25th. The deadline for 2018-19 registration is August 15th. Remember that all CBST accounts must be up-to-date for registration to be complete.
Have a great week