Updates and reminders for this week:
TECH SWIM SUITS:
CBST athletes wishing to purchase Carbon or R-Evo tech suits should go to Personal Best Swim Shop during its open hours to place an order. Mention that you are with CBST for a discount of 10% off Carbon or a discount of 20% off R-Evo. In order to ensure the suit will be available for the upcoming championship season place your order by February 12th.
Please check the calendar for practice times beginning on 2/16/2016. We currently await confirmation from the high school teams but believe we'll be able to adjust age group practice times back to starting at 5:30 p.m. We'll confirm next week.
· No age group practice on 2/6/2016 due to SAL champs at CB South
· Senior group - for 2/6
o Flash swimmers only – Stu will be in touch about practice
o Other senior swimmers should practice with their high school team.
· No age group practice on 2/11/2016 due to Back-to-School Night at the high schools.
· Age group on 2/12/2016 will be at CB East - see calendar for details.
2015-2016 USA Swimming Athlete Safe Sport Training:
Mid-Atlantic Swimming has asked us to forward the following information to all athletes 12&older:
There are 300,000 Athletes in USA Swimming, this makes up 75% of the USA Swimming membership. The other 25% is non-athlete members and they are required to view a similar training video. This however, leaves the majority of the USA Swimming membership without any knowledge of safe sport. The goal of this program is to enhance the knowledge of our athletes by informing them about safe sport because safe sport is designed to keep them safe.
Athletes will log on to the following website www.safesportinitiative.weebly.com They will enter their name and club information so that the club gets credit for it, after filling in the required information, they will be redirected to the Praesidium website where they will enter their club code, LSC, and number of viewers(1). They will then view the safe sport training. This video will not work on a mobile device. This must be done on a laptop or desktop computer.
MEETS and ENTRIES:
CBST Spring Fever:
Attached are the final entries for CBST's Spring Fever meet in February. At this time, the coaches have updated the portal with final entries. If you have any questions, please email Julie Kline at email@example.com and Coach Stu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch for a separate email about volunteer sign-ups for this meet next week.
CBST Spring Fever Officials Sign-Up:
Below is the link for Officials to sign-up to volunteer for our CBST Spring Fever meet. Please email email@example.com with any questions. Thank you in advance for all your help...our meets couldn't run smoothly without you!
Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics
Junior Olympic meet information has been posted on the MA website. The direct link to the meet sheet can be found below. As in the past, CBST will be assigned to work during this meet. If you plan on officiating during this meet or cannot work a particular session, please email Julie Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Olympic Hotel Information
CBST has reserved a block of rooms, for our families, from the preferred Junior Olympic hotel list. The information is listed below. If you have any questions, our hotel contact is Terri Elfner at either email@example.com or 717-741-0900 or you can contact Julie Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 3, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Hampton Inn and Suites
2159 South Queen Street
York, PA 17402
COMMUNICATIONS / MEETINGS:
College Swimming Meeting with Coach Stu (for parents):
This meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. at CB South in the classrooms by the pool.
CBST Parent Meeting:
This meeting has been rescheduled due to a change in when information about championship meets will be available from the LSC.
Tentatively, on February 17, 2016 at 5:45 p.m. in the classrooms by the pool (D204/D205), the coaches will be holding a parents' meeting with two main goals:
· Review the upcoming CBST championship season
· Discuss the transition from age group to senior practices
Details of this meeting will be confirmed in next week's team email.
Long Course 2016
Communications about long course have been sent to all current team members. You either were sent a message stating that your swimmer is already registered for long course or one stating that you need to register your swimmer for long course if s/he wants to participate.
If you need to register, the deadline to contact Jen Steinberg at email@example.com is February 22 (earlier, as always, is better).
Long course is scheduled to begin on April 11. The long course practice schedule will be the same schedule as last year (times and locations). To see last year's schedule, look at the team calendar for last long course (April-July 2015).
February bills will be emailed early next week - apologies for the delay, it's a busy time for the aquatics staff. The billing guidance document was circulated again last week to help with any questions. If you have billing questions after reading that document, please contact Jennifer Steinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remit all amounts billed by the 25th of February.
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.)
*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
Have a great week!