Updates and reminders are below.
Long Course Pool
After our initial communication to the team over two months ago regarding the long course pool usage planned for this coming summer, additional information regarding another group in need of using the Nor-Gwyn facility came to our attention. After much time and effort, an agreement has been reached which will still provide our CBST swimmers with more long course practice than in previous years while not causing disruption to another local program.
Revised long course pool practices will be available as follows:
· Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday at Nor-Gwyn (1 Parkside Pl, North Wales) 6-8:30 a.m. swimming and 8:30-9:30 a.m. dryland
· Monday/Wednesday/Friday at Whites Road (Whites Road, Lansdale) 6-8:15 a.m. followed by dryland until 9:30 a.m.
· Recall that the price of renting a long course facility was considered in determining the price for the senior group so there is no additional fee though there is more long course pool time available.
Advanced and Next Generation Groups
· Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday at Nor-Gwyn (1 Parkside Pl, North Wales) 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 8:30-9:30 a.m. dryland
· Monday/Wednesday/Friday at CB South (times per calendar)
· Recall that the advanced and next generation swimmers who choose to take advantage of this offering will be charged a small fee as the price of renting this facility was not considered in determining the price for these groups. More information about signing up to do that will be communicated as the time approaches. Use of this opportunity will be built in to fees for these groups in the future.
Practices will still be available for all groups at CB South six days per week. Times will be the same as last year – refer to calendar from 2016 for timing. (2017 practices to be posted soon.)
Current Schedule Information
Please check the calendar on the team website for the times of your swimmer's practice group. All practices are at CB South unless otherwise noted. http://www.cbswimteam.org
Recall that there is no age group practice on Saturday, April 22 and senior group swimmers should check the calendar for a modified schedule.
Mark your calendar for a parent meeting on May 3rd at 5:45 p.m. in the classroom near the pool.
College swimmers wishing to participate with CBST should contact me ASAP and may not start practicing with the team until fully signed-up.
Long Course Goals Sheet
Attached to this email is a goals sheet. If you have not done so already, please have your swimmer complete the sheet as soon as possible and return to one of the coaches.
Long Course Equipment List
Please make sure that your swimmer has the equipment that they need for Long Course. If you are unsure what your swimmer needs, please see the equipment list on the team website (CBST Resources: General Team Information).
CBST members must wear CBST caps at meets (if they wear a cap). If you need caps please email Julie Kline at email@example.com . 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.
CBST Mayhem Meet
Meet Availability for the CBST Mayhem Meet is currently in your portal. Please indicate your swimmer's Availability in the portal no later than Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions about this meet, the link to the meet sheet can be found on our website under the "Meets" tab. When indicating Availability, please be sure to utilize the "Comments" section for events that you prefer your swimmer to be entered into or any information that is important for the coaches to know as they are selecting events for your swimmer. Refer to previously circulated guidance for additional meet entry procedural information.
CBST Mayhem Officials
Below is the link for Officials to sign-up to volunteer for our meet. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you in advance for all your help...our meet couldn't run smoothly without you!
2017 LONG COURSE HOTEL/TRAVEL INFORMATION
NLAC Swimfest Hotel Information
CBST has reserved a block of rooms, for our families, from the preferred NLAC Swimfest hotel list. The information is listed below. When making your reservation, please ask for Central Bucks Swim Team. If you have any questions, our contact at the hotel is Jeff Deitrich at 814-278-7536 or you can contact Julie Kline at email@example.com.
Hampton Inn and Suites State College
1955 Waddle Road
State College, PA 16803
To make a reservation at the Hampton Inn & Suites in State College, please call the hotel at 814-231-1899 and give the group code BST. Reservations may be made at the group rate through May 16. Alternately, guests may use the following Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=SCEHSHX&spec_plan=CHHBST&arrival=20170615&departure=20170618&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT
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. 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
This is the only meet during the 2017 Long Course season that we will be offering Team Travel. Please refer to future CBST communications for Senior Champs Team Travel details and deadlines.
Billing and Payments
April bills were emailed earlier this month. Remember to get payments in by the 25th of each month to avoid interruption in your swimmer’s participation.
Swimming Research Study Participation Opportunity:
CBST swimmers in 9th through 12th grades have an opportunity to participate in a research study being conducted by a doctoral student at Temple University. Please read the attached memo describing the study. CBST swimmers participating in the study will meet with Ms. Barlow individually during a short portion of dry-land practice on a specified Saturday. If your swimmer will participate please fill out the consent form that applies to you (under 18 with parent consent or 18 and over) and email it to Madeline Barlow using the email address in the attached memo. Please direct any questions to Madeline.