From: CBST-SAL Parents' Board
A few points of information as we begin our season:
We are looking forward to another great season with many new and returning swimmers!
Please keep in mind that this email address is not monitored for incoming mail. If you need to ask a question please email a board member. Email addresses are on the website (www.cbswim.org) under the resources and records tab, under contacts.
PRACTICE: Practices begin on Monday, October 1st and practice times are posted on the team website www.cbswim.org (look in the schedules/results section). These practice times are for swimmers who swim with CBST-SAL only NOT for swimmers who swim with CBST-USAS and also do SAL meets. CBST-USAS swimmers must follow the practice schedule on the CBST-USAS team website and may not attend any practices listed on the CBST-SAL team website. Note that conflict dates will be posted on the calendar and communicated in weekly email updates.
PARENTS MEETING: There will be two parents’ meetings to accommodate both practice times at CB South on Thursday October 4th. at 5:45pm-6:30pm and 6:45pm-7:30pm at CB South in rooms D204/D205. These classrooms are located in the hallway across from the pool entrance. Please note that the same information will be covered at each meeting and make every effort to try to attend this meeting as important information about the season will be covered.
TEAM SUIT FITTING: There will be a team suit fitting at CB East on Friday, October 5th from 5:30-7:30. The team suit is also available at Personal Best swim shop in Montgomeryville. Please note that purchasing the team suit is optional, you are not required to have a team suit to participate in meets.
PERSONALIZED SWIM CAP ORDER AND PAYMENT: Information regarding ordering personalized caps will be communicated during the first week of practice. There will only be one opportunity to order personalized caps during the CBST-SAL season.
CBST-SAL HOLIDAY CLASSIC INVITATIONAL: CBST-SAL will be hosting our annual invitational swim meet this season. We are asking all CBST-SAL swimmers 14 and younger to attend. Please mark your calendars now for this fun meet – Sunday, December 2nd at CB East. (Meet details will be posted online shortly and will be on the bulletin board at CB South when practices begin.) We are looking for parent volunteers to help make this meet a success for not only our swimmers, but for all meet attendees. If you are able to help with this great fundraiser for our team, please contact Julie Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POOL ENTRANCE: At CB East, the door by the pool is our entry and exit point. At CB South, the doors by the pool will typically be open and may be used to enter and exit. If the pool area doors are not open, the gym/cafeteria doors may be used. No doors should be propped open at any time for any reason.
FAMILY FOLDERS: Please be sure to check your family folder and the bulletin board (both will be available by the second week of practice) each time you attend practice at CB South. Also visit our website ( www.cbswim.org) frequently for the latest information. Contact Julie Kline (parent board president at email@example.com) if there is a problem with your family folder in the box (don’t have one, name misspelled, etc.).
WEBSITE: (www.cbswim.org) The website is being updated as information for this season becomes available. Please be careful when viewing information on the site to look for dates so you know if it is current or past season. The practice schedule is posted. It is possible that the practice schedule will change after the first few weeks. This allows the coaches to assess practice attendance patterns and make any changes necessary to improve practices. Practice times at CB South will shift one hour later in mid-November regardless of what the schedule is at that point. We are in the process of confirming meet times with all of our opponents and will have those posted on the website calendar as soon as they are known.
TIME TRIALS: Time trials will be held on Saturday, October 20th for all CBST-SAL swimmers, ages 14 and under (including CBST-SAL swimmers who also swim for CBST-USAS). Arrival 12:45pm, Warmup 1:00pm and Meet Start 1:30pm. Details will follow on the website and swimmers will need to sign in/out on the swimmers portal.
PARENT VOLUNTEER TRAINING: CBST-SAL training for various volunteer positions will take place during time trials. Our girls’ and boys’ reps will provide a volunteer schedule to communicate who will be trained at each session.
STROKE & TURN AND STARTER/REFEREE TRAINING: League training dates for stroke and turn judges and starter/referees are posted on the Suburban Aquatic League website (www.suburbanaquatic.org). One of each type of training will be held at CB South as follows: Thursday 10/25 Stroke and Turn from 7:00-8:15, 10/25 Starter/Referee from 8:15-9:00. Please attend a training session at our pool or another pool if interested in these positions. If you are currently a certified S&T/starter please keep in mind that the league recommends attending a S&T/Starter/Referee Training course every two years. Please let the girls’ and/or boys’ swim reps know if you have attended.
Girls: Kristin Ketner - firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys: John Scott - email@example.com
TEAM HANDBOOK: The current team handbook is available on our website.
WEEKLY UPDATES: Each week I will be updating the team via an email/blog post containing important information. While I’ll do my best to cover everything in this once-a-week message, sometimes circumstances (timing, importance, etc.) require that I send additional messages (this will be the case for the first 2-3 weeks!). Please read each message to keep informed…we recognize that it’s a lot of information but find everything runs more smoothly when people keep themselves as informed as possible.
PORTAL: We will again be using the swimmer’s portal this year for meet check-in, invitational registration and parent volunteer assignments. You can access the portal via the CBST-SAL website.
CBST-SAL Boys: Head Coach - Amber Andrewlevich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CBST-SAL Girls: Head Coaches - Gina Caravella (email@example.com) & Chris Skabla (firstname.lastname@example.org)
President: Julie Kline - email@example.com
Vice President: Kristin Mangan
Treasurer: Sarah Tomlinson
Ways & Means: Joanne McGrath & Molly McCloskey
Girls Rep: Kristin Ketner
Boys Rep: John Scott
Diving Rep: Paige McKenzie
Away Invitationals: Kristen Boyle
Girls Snack Bar: Christina Bottino
Boys Snack Bar: Megan Bekes
Records & Attendance: Elena Terkanian
Personal Best Ribbons: Alicia Buck
Banquet: Rachel Feldman
Enjoy the first week of practice!
Time Trials are held in order for the coaches to get a base-line time for each swimmer in each event. Time trials are run like a meet in that the event order of a meet is followed. Each swimmer swims each event for his/her age group. While there is no other team, time trials is a good way for first-time swimmers to get an idea of what a meet is like. The times from time trials will also be used as base times in the determination of personal best times for distribution of personal best ribbons. Attendance at time trials is expected. Note, however, that high school swimmers should not attend.