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!
PRACTICE: Practices begin on Monday, October 7th 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 and 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 (no practice) dates will be posted on the calendar and we'll do our best to also communicate them in weekly email updates, but it's best to be sure to check the calendar often (at least weekly). Note the following no-practice dates this month: 10/9 & 10/31.
PARENTS MEETING: There will be two parents’ meetings to accommodate both practice times at CB South on Tuesday, October 8th 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 so please plan to attend one of these meetings as important information about the season will be covered.
PERSONALIZED SWIM CAP AND JACKET SCREENING/EMBROIDERY PAYMENT: As per previous communications, the deadline to order personalized caps, team suits, and warm-ups has passed. Payment, per previous communications, for these items is due by October 11th. Checks should be payable to CBST Swimmers Assn. and placed in the white drop box in the balcony stairwell at either pool. Should your swimmer want a non-personalized swim cap please contact Joanne McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEAM APPAREL : See e-mail previously sent by Jennifer Steinberg regarding the online team apparel sale and recall that the order deadline is October 7th. Kampus Klothes apparel sale link : https://cbstfallsite19.itemorder.com/
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 8th at CB South. (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 Patti Cameron at email@example.com.
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 Patti Cameron ( parent board president at firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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 on the CALENDAR. 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 have confirmed meet times with all of our opponents and will have those posted on the website calendar. Please refer to the website regularly as there will be occasion where changes are made. We generally will address those changes in an email also.
TIME TRIALS: Time trials will be held at CB South on Saturday, October 19th 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.
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. Swimmer swim each event for their 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.
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. This is a great opportunity for you to learn a volunteer position. Girls' Rep is Kristen Ketner email@example.com. Boys' Rep is John Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
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 10/24 Stroke and Turn from 7:00-8:15, 10/24 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 - email@example.com
Boys: John Scott - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Coordinator Kristen Boyle: email@example.com
Invitationals are OPTIONAL meets- Individual competitions that have an additional fee to participate in.
To locate more information and details regarding specific invitationals, please refer to any of the following--
Our webpage: www.cbswim.org and look under the Invitational tab
he bulletin board at CB South
Your swimmers portal
SAL webpage: Invitational Meets – Suburban Aquatic League
It is VERY IMPORTANT to make note of the CBST-SAL DEADLINE for registration as that date will be different from the SAL meet information.
Invitational Registration Procedures
– If your swimmer(s) will attend, log in to your swimmer’s portal BEFORE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE DATE and register per the swimmer’s portal instructions.
– BY THE END OF PRACTICE ON THE DEADLINE DATE, place your PAYMENT in one of the SAL drop boxes. These boxes are located at CB East and CB South in the stair well leading up to the pool balcony at each pool. (Note this is NOT the CB Aquatics drop box in the hallway at CB South.) Payments must be in an envelope and labeled indicating the meet for which payment is being made and the swimmer’s name. Note that payment by check is recommended and strongly preferred and that your cancelled check serves as your receipt. Checks should be made out to “Central Bucks Swimmers Association.”
– LATE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND NO SWIMMER WILL BE REGISTERED WITHOUT PAYMENT. Additionally, be aware that online registration constitutes a promise to pay the related meet fees whether your swimmer(s) ultimately attend the meet or not.
*13th Annual PVAC Fall Fest
Sunday, October 27th, 2019
Perkiomen Valley High School
509 Gravel Pike
Collegeville, PA 19426
Portal Registration Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 11:59pm
*HHAA High Five Pentathalon (USA Swimming Approval)
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Simmons Elementary School
411 S. Babylon Rd.
Horsham, Pa. 19044
Portal Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 11:59pm
*North Penn Aquatic Club Trophy Meet (USA Swimming Approval)
Sunday, November 24, 2019
North Penn High School
1340 Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA 19446
(At the intersection of Sumneytown Pike and Valley Forge Rd)
Portal Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 11:59pm
It is assumed that any swimmer who signs up for an invitational meet can provide a volunteer. If you cannot volunteer at an invitational for which your swimmer is registered, contact the invitational coordinator ASAP.
CBST-SAL Boys: Head Coach - Jessica Handschuh (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Gina Caravella (email@example.com); assistant coach – Emma Andrewlevich
CBST-SAL Girls: Head Coach - Chris Skabla (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Gina Caravella (email@example.com); assistant coach – Amanda Keagy
Other coaches: Rich Reshetar, Brian Suter, Lina Brouse, Mark Dilemmo
Co-President: Patti Cameron firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-President: Julie Kline - email@example.com
Treasurer: Jennifer Steinberg
Ways & Means: Joanne McGrath & Molly McCloskey
Girls Rep: Kristin Ketner
Boys Rep: John Scott
Diving Rep: Kim Denicore
Away Invitationals: Kristen Boyle
Girls Snack Bar: Renee Keenan
Boys Snack Bar: Megan Bekes
Attendance: Elena Terkanian
Personal Best Ribbons: Alicia Buck
Banquet: Rachel Feldman
Enjoy the first week of practice!
HAVE A GREAT SEASON!