· Check the calendar for practice times daily
· Bring equipment and water to all practices (equipment list on swimmer info page of website)
· Practice only with your assigned group
· Senior morning practices begin on Monday, September 12.
There will not be age group practice on the following dates due to building conflicts.
September 15 (Back to School Night)
September 30 (home football game – if turf is complete)
October 5 (district financial aid night)
October 21 (home football game – if turf is complete)
January 12 (curriculum fair – snow date 1/19)
February 2 (Back to School Night – snow date 2/9)
***Note that there will be additional dates added once the high school schedules are finalized.***
All swimmers should complete the attached goals sheet and return to the coaches at practice ASAP.
Watch for a separate email in the next few days regarding this year's meet schedule and entry timeline. The turn-around may be very fast to help the team get into the desired meets before they close as there is an ever increasing demand for space in local meets.
Coaches will do entries for meets CBST is attending as a team and families should not contact meet directors. Conversely, CBST coaches/staff will not do entries/contact meet directors for any meet CBST is not attending as a team. Our coaches have a schedule that will provide adequate competition opportunities, however, if your swimmer plans to participate in a meet we are not attending as a team, please use TM Lite to complete the entries.
If you are registering your swimmer for a meet using TM Lite, remember that USA Swimming requires all swimmers to be registered with their full legal name and, thus, that is how CBST has registered them per the information you provided during registration with the team. This means first name, middle initial, last name per birth certificate or subsequent legal name change document. Be sure to include this correct and complete information when entering any meets on your own. (Specifically, when adding your athlete in TM Lite include first name, middle initial, last name, birth date, sex, and then click "build ID.") TM Lite instructions are on the “Meet Information” page of our website.
If you are a returning official or are interested in becoming an official please contact Julie Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15th.
CBST offers the opportunity to order customized parkas at any time. The ordering, customization, payment and delivery of the parka is handled via a third party vendor that CBST has contracted with. If your swimmer is interested in obtaining a parka, please click on the link below to see more detailed information regarding the product and place an order.
The link to purchase a parka at any time can be found on the CBST website on the "'General Team Information page.
Personalized Swim Caps
CBST offers the opportunity to purchase personalized swim caps one time during both the short course and long course seasons. If you are interested in ordering personalized silicone swim caps, the cost is 2 caps for $30 (sold in pairs only) and all orders will be billed directly to your account. Please complete the sign-up below no later than Thursday, September 15. In the sign-up, make note of the quantity of caps that you would like (2, 4, 6, etc.) and in the Comments Section, please write the name that you would like personalized on your swimmer(s) cap.
If you have any questions, please email Julie Kline at email@example.com no later than Thursday September 15 at 11:59 pm.
Team Suits and Warm-Ups
Personal Best swim Shop will be at practice on September 15th from 7 to 8 p.m. and September 16th from 5 - 6 p.m. for fittings for team suits and Arena warm-up jackets and pants. This will be the only opportunity during the 2016-2017 season to order these items. If you would like to order and cannot be at CB South during those times, please contact Personal Best to find another time to stop into their store.
If you choose to order an Arena warm-up jacket or pants, the screen printing/embroidery will be available through Caldwell's. Once the orders are placed through Personal Best, you will be contacted by Julie Kline with the embroidery options and cost.
COMMUNICATIONS / MEETINGS AND BILLING:
Our first CBST parent’s meeting of the season will be on September 19th at 5:45 p.m. at CB South in the classroom near the pool.
Coach Stu is meeting with high school juniors regarding the college process. High school juniors should contact Coach Stu to set-up their meeting.
September bills will be emailed this week. Payments are due by September 25th. Billing guidance is attached. If you have questions about your bill after reading the guidance, please let me know.
We are in the process of creating a Team Directory to distribute to the team. Information to be included in the Team Directory will be swimmer’s name, parent’s name(s), home phone number, and email address as provided during registration.
Families who indicated via their Portal during registration that they do not wish to be included in the Team Directory will not be included. If you do not want to be included in the Team Directory, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, September 17.
Have a great weekend!