REMEMBER THAT THE NEW PRACTICE SCHEDULE BEGAN TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4. Please check the calendar on the website for practice times and locations each day so your swimmer doesn’t end up in the wrong place or arrive at the wrong time. Please be aware that there are sometimes last minute changes so you should continue to refer to the calendar on a daily basis.
Now that our SAL teams (CBAC and SWAC) are in the water, please remember that all CBST may practice only with CBST even if they are also registered with CBAC or SWAC. This is the only way we can accommodate all of the swimmers on each team. We appreciate your cooperation with this policy.
· Recall that there will be no age group practice on October 21st (football game) or October 31st (Halloween).
· Starting next week the coaches will be adding dry-land to practice at CB East for the Advanced and Next Generation practice groups. Coaches have talked to the swimmers and those two practice groups should arrive and be prepared to start dryland at 5:30pm on the days practice is at CB East.
CBST coaches require all CBST swimmers to wear a CBST cap (personalized or non-personalized) during any USA Swimming meet that they are attending. If you did not have the opportunity to purchase a personalized swim cap or just want to make sure that you swimmer is ready for the fall season, please email Julie Kline at email@example.com and she will provide you with cap purchasing information.
Our coaches are still ironing out the last few details of the full meet schedule for Short Course 2016-17. That will be provided as soon as completed.
It is hard to believe that the CBST Autumn Festival is only a few weeks away! 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!
Watch for information regarding volunteering at the meet for non-officials to be emailed in the near future.
COMMUNICATIONS / MEETINGS AND BILLING:
October bills were emailed yesterday. If you didn’t receive your bill please let me know. Please remit payment for your bill upon receipt and be sure that we receive it no later than the 25th of the month. If you have questions about your bill after reviewing it and the previously circulated guidance, please let me know.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
Please review CBST policies and procedures with your swimmers often. (Please note that the inclusion of this reminder periodically in our team communications is not an indication that an issue has arisen - we simply provide periodic reminders to prevent issues from occurring.)
*The use of cell phones and other mobile devices with recording capabilities, including voice recording, still cameras and video cameras is prohibited in locker rooms, changing areas, rest rooms or other changing areas. If your swimmer(s) uses his/her cell phone in the locker room for ANY reason (making phone calls, taking pictures, etc.) he/she risks being removed from the team. (Parents please periodically monitor you child’s social media to ensure compliance with this policy.) Also remind your children to always use social media responsibly – taking care to be kind to everyone and remembering that those other than their currently intended audience may eventually see posts.
*Parents are not allowed in the locker rooms for any reason. High school students may be using the locker rooms related to high school activities. It is important that adults (including parents) not be in the locker room for the safety of all swim program participants and other student athletes.
*Videotaping of practices is prohibited.
*Swimmers should enter the pool deck upon their arrival (no sooner than 10 minutes prior to the start of practice) and wait on the benches for a coach to start practice. They will be sent directly to the locker rooms after practice.
*Parents/siblings should go straight to the balcony.
*Please make sure your swimmers are dry and have shoes on when in the hallways of the schools. Please remember that behavior should mimic typical school day behavior. No running, climbing on tables, etc. Playing with balls in the building is prohibited. Siblings of team members must stay with their parents at all times and should not enter the locker rooms. No children should be running or roaming the halls at any time. Swimmers and their families are to be in the pool area (balcony or pool hallways) and should only go to the cafeteria area to use the restrooms or vending machines. Swimmers and their families are not to be in the gymnasiums at any time.
*Please review detailed and additional policies available at this link: http://cbsd.schoolwires.net//site/Default.aspx?PageID=2474