Per the email sent on Monday, please remember to indicate meet availability in your portal by 11:59 p.m. tonight. Swimmers who miss this deadline will not be able to swim in these meets.
Other updates and reminders are below.
There is no age group practice tonight (Thursday, September 14) due to CB South back-to-school night.
A list of additional conflict dates will be provided soon.
Please note that if your observance of Yom Kippur and/or Rosh Hashannah interferes with practice attendance it is fine to miss practice.
We are excited to announce that the senior/FLASH group will be using three lanes at the pool at Cornerstone in Warrington (at the Wellness Center – 847 Easton Road, Warrington) for some practices during the high school season. The pool at PSC at Highpoint will no longer be used. Swimmers participating in that group will receive further information closer to the relevant dates (which start in mid-November).
Team Suits & Warm-Ups
If you were unable to attend the suit fitting at CB South and would like to purchase either a CBST suit or warm-ups, please contact Personal Best in Montgomeryville directly. Personal Best will accept orders over the phone or you and/or your athlete can visit the store for a fitting. The final day to place your order is Wednesday September 20, 2017. All suits and warm-ups ordered from Personal Best are scheduled to be available for delivery during our October meet.
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 Arena dome swim caps, the cost for the one cap is $27. If you are interested in ordering two or more caps, they are $25 each. Please complete the sign-up below no later than Monday, September 18. In the sign-up, make note of the quantity of caps that you would like (1, 2, 3, etc.) and in the Comments Section, please write the name that you would like personalized on your swimmer(s) cap.
Personalized swim caps are scheduled to be delivered during our CBST Autumn Festival swim meet. If you have any questions, please email Julie Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday September 18 at 11:59 pm.
CBST Fall Apparel Sale
CBST is holding a Fall Apparel sale via Kampus Klothes. Please utilize the link below if you are interested in purchasing apparel during this sale. The sale will be open through Sunday, September 24 , 2017 and it will be the only opportunity to purchase CBST apparel via this vendor for the fall of our Short Course season. Payment for apparel items will be handled directly through the Kampus Klothes website and delivery of apparel items will be during our CBST Autumn Festival swim meet. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Kline at email@example.com.
COMMUNICATIONS / MEETINGS AND BILLING:
Thanks to those who attended the parent meetings this week. The basics of the information typically covered at our fall parent meeting are in the attached document.
Weekly Communications: If you are having difficulty recalling information from an email or our Team Notes, this is a reminder that almost all of our electronic communications are posted on the CBST website (www.cbswimteam.org) under the "Team Notes" tab. Click on the "Short Course Team Notes" for the current and archived email communications from the 2017-18 Short Course season.
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 have been sent. If you did not receive your bill please let me know immediately. Payments are due by the 25th. Recall that there will be a late fee for payments not received by this due date. If you have questions about your bill, please read the attached guidance. If you have questions after reviewing this information, please contact me.
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 be contacted to confirm they do not want 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 15.
See separate email sent Monday regarding upcoming meets. We will notify the team once we hear back from the meet hosts. Once entries are accepted they will be posted on the meets page of the CBST website. Note that the entries for the CBST meet will be accepted but entries will not be posted immediately as coaches will work on the more time sensitive meet entry files first.
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.
All swimmers (particularly those new to our team who have previously swum on USAS teams and all swimmers swimming at meets CBST is not attending as a team) should carefully read the attached seed times document in full.
If you are a returning official or are interested in becoming an official please contact Julie Kline at email@example.com by September 15th.