Updates and reminders are below.
- Check the calendar for practice times daily (We try to email about any unusual practice circumstances (no practice dates, etc.) but the best source is the calendar.)
- Bring equipment and water bottle to all practices (equipment list on swimmer info page of website)
- Practice only with your assigned group
- Senior morning practices begin on Monday, September 11.
- Friday, September 8 (home football game)
- Thursday, September 14 (CB South back-to-school night)
Please note that if your observance of Yom Kippur and/or Rosh Hashannah interferes with practice attendance it is fine to miss practice.
All swimmers should complete the attached goals sheet and return to the coaches at practice ASAP. (Goals sheets are also available on the General Team Information section of the website accessible through the CBST resources tab.)
Team Suits and Warm-Ups
Personal Best swim Shop will be at practice on September 13th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. for fittings for team suits and Arena warm-up jackets and pants. This will be the only opportunity during the 2017-2018 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.
Further information about the fall apparel sale and ordering personalized caps will be provided shortly.
COMMUNICATIONS / MEETINGS AND BILLING:
We are planning two parent meetings next week:
- We’ll have a back-to-swim meeting with the coaches on Monday, September 11th at 5:45 p.m. in the classroom by the pool.
- Additionally, Julie Kline will be available in the same classroom on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m. to go over meet entry procedural information.
September bills will be emailed shortly. 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 be contacted to confirm they do not want be included. If you do not want to be included in the Team Directory, please email email@example.com no later than Friday, September 15.
Watch for a separate email in the next several 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15th.