From: SWAC 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!
PRACTICE: Practices begin on Tuesday, October 10th 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 SWAC only NOT for swimmers who swim with CBST and also do SWAC meets. CBST swimmers must follow the practice schedule on the CBST team website and may not attend any practices listed on the SWAC team website. Note that conflict dates (dates when practice is normally scheduled but cannot be held) are listed on the swim practice page.
PARENTS MEETING: There will be two parents’ meetings to accommodate both practice times at CB South on Thursday October 12th. at 5:45pm-6:30pm and 6:45pm-7:30pm in the CB South cafeteria. Please try to attend this meeting as important information will be covered. There are SWAC items available for sale. We have gray SWAC sweatshirts, sweatpants and SWAC towels available for $20.
TEAM SUIT FITTING: There will be a team suit fitting at CB South on Tuesday, October 12th from 5:30-7:30. The team suit is also available at Personal Best swim shop in Montgomeryville. Cost of the suit - Girls $56.99 and Boys $36.65. 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-**DEADLINE Saturday 10/21**:Below is a signup genius to order Personalized Swim Caps. The caps will be a black silicon cap with white lettering. SWAC will be in large white block letters with the swimmers last name in white under SWAC. The caps come in a set of 2 at a cost of $24 per set. Checks should be payable to SWAC, please place your payment in the McGrath family folder at CB South. ORDERS MUST BE PLACED ON THE SIGNUP GENIUS AND PAID FOR BY SATURDAY 10/21.
GIRLS SNACK BAR COORDINATOR AND BOYS SNACK BAR COORDINATOR NEEDED: We are in need of 1 or 2 parents to coordinate the girls snack bar and the boys snack bar for our home meets. This would involve purchasing the food/beverages, set up and clean up of the snack bar at home meets. If you are interested please contact Heather Yim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CBAC/SWAC HOLIDAY CLASSIC INVITATIONAL: CBAC and SWAC will be hosting our second annual joint invitational swim meet this season. We are asking all SWAC swimmers 14 and younger to attend. We will need plenty of parent volunteers during the meet which promises to be a great fund-raiser for our team. Please mark your calendars now for this fun meet – Sunday, December 3rd at CB East. (Meet details will be posted online shortly and will be on the bulletin board at CB South when practices begin.
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 Heather Yim (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 21st for all SWAC swimmers, ages 14 and under (including SWAC swimmers who also swim for CBST). 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. We will host combined time trials with CBAC swimmers again this year.
PARENT VOLUNTEER TRAINING: SWAC 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 will be posted on the website shortly. One of each type of training will be held at CB South as follows: Thursday 10/26 Stroke and Turn from 7:00-8:15, 10/26 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: Nate Majewski - firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys: Kristin Mangan - 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 SWAC website.
SWAC Boys: Head Coach-Kristina Halner - firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Boys Coach - Matt Scanlan
SWAC Girls: Head Coach - Gina Caravella - email@example.com Assistant Girls Coach - Jessica O'Hara
Co-President: Heather Yim - firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-President/Webmaster: Julie Kline
Treasurer: Anne Hasegawa
Ways & Means: Joanne McGrath
Girls Rep: Nate Majewski
Boys Rep: Kristin Mangan
Diving Rep: Kristin Ketner
Away Invitationals: Open
Girls Snack Bar: Open
Boys Snack Bar: Open
Personal Best Ribbons: Valerie Pierce