For easy access, here are the links referenced in the update below
First off, a HUGE congrats to all of the athletes that participated in The 2021 Caymanite Invite-- we are so proud of you!
This is the third year of hosting the Caymanite Invite and the first competition for most of our team.
Each year we learn more, build confidence and create plans to make the next one "bigger and better".
Second, massive "thanks" to everyone who made the event possible:
Next up, OUR ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW!
We know that several families had their summer plans changed by the recent British Airways flight changes.
Please confirm your swimmers' attendance (yes or no) for the summer show and rehearsal: Click HERE to fill out the form
SUMMER FAMILY BEACH BBQ
Sunday, June 27 @ SMB Public Beach Cabanas
Sign-Up for Contribution HERE
Please feel free to bring the whole family to enjoy a day at the beach and celebrate a fun season!
SUMMER SKILLWORK SESSIONS
Stay tuned for schedule-- some midweek sessions will be offered for the month of July for skillwork
We will have a training break from July 21-27th
"SYNCH UP" NEW SWIMMER COURSE
We will open up for new swimmer Intro courses in August this summer-- if you know of a swimmer that has been dying to join, please feel free to pass on contact info and more info will be available in the coming weeks.
Darkness to Light Training
Darkness to Light training is being offered for a limited time through CIASA (CI Aquatic Sports Association) -- please take advantage of this opportunity!
Info from CIASA Secretary can be found below:
Darkness to Light is currently offering their 'Stewards of Children' online training for free for a limited time only. This training helps adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Our federation is committed to the DCFS campaign to educate our volunteers, officials and staff and we would ask that you register for this training, complete it and have your certificate as proof of training.
To register online with Darkness to Light, please use the following link.
Once your account has been created, add the 'Stewards of Children' course to your cart. At check-out use the code "Theology" to receive the training for free.
Please register now to take advantage of this promotion.
Tomorrow is the day!
Looking forward to an awesome event to celebrate the end of the year and this awesome team of young athletes.
Due to the large number of swimmers that missed rehearsals this week (great timing for a virus to make the rounds...),
I've adjusted the afternoon call times so that we can run additional practice/warm-up for the routines. We want everyone feeling confident for the show!
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY-- SWIMMERS SHOULD BE READY TO SWIM AT THE TIMES LISTED
10:30am-11:15am AquaSprites Rehearsal
11:15am-12:15pm Yellow, Orange, Maroon, Gold Rehearsal
3:15pm TEAL Warm-Up
3:45pm AQUA Warm-Up
4:20pm SILVER Warm-Up
5:00pm FULL Finale Rehearsal **ALL GROUPS
5:30pm TEAM PHOTO
WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!
Sign Up Here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1181H4_YZzB734DlMsGXA8fv2mra45rpijqatFwjG_w0/edit?usp=sharing
The goal is to share the load so that parents can all enjoy the show rather than expecting some to carry the whole weight
Should my swimmer come dressed in their costume suit?
Swimmers can wear normal practice suits for the warm-up/rehearsal then change into their costume suits for the team photo
Can my swimmer borrow a noseclip?
Please bring any spare noseclips to lend to friends!!
In October, we shipped 300 noseclips via FedEx and they are lost in the customs shuffle-- we will have them for sale immediately after they clear, but we don't have many spares for the show.
What cap will my swimmer need?
Swimmers will get caps to borrow for the show -- holiday themed! :) They must be returned at the end of the show... If your swimmer has a cap from last year (I know there are a couple out there) please bring it so that everyone has a fancy cap
What is seating going to be like?
We have rented risers (stadium-style seating), plastic chairs and cafe tables-- if you'd like to bring your own chair, you absolutely can, but it's not necessary
Is there food/drink available for purchase?
Both the lobby bar restaurant and pool restaurant will be open -- please support our hosts and feel free to purchase from either location or one of the servers.
Where can I find livestream info?
Livestream will be found on the team Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/caymanitesynchro
Recording of the show will be available for download as well as drone photos and event photographer photos.
We are counting down until our virtual meet with Jamaica and routines are getting cleaned up-- exciting!
Just a reminder of the schedule:
Saturday, Nov 21
9:30am Lap Warm-Up
10:00am 12U Figure Warm-Up
10:30am 12U Figure Competition
..... (13-15 Figures & JR Elements to follow)
1:00pm Solo Warm-Up
1:30pm Solo Competition
... (Duet Competition & Team Exhibition to follow)
**this timeline might change due to weather, technical issues (yay, zoom!), etc.
All swimmers should either have their hair gelled or in tight braids pinned up into a bun.
Since it's been a while since our last gelling adventure, here's a helpful resource to refresh: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fa-dwAQip5qSlDkPhCXoUL-cd08TS8gQYzK-jruPABc/edit?usp=sharing
**Please visit the store this week/weekend to make sure that you have all of the necessary supplies
Some of the swimmers have suggested gelling as a group to make the process go quicker-- awesome idea! They should plan to arrive at the pool with gelled hair DRY with headpiece in
All swimmers will need to have BLACK SUIT and WHITE CAP for Figures in the morning-- COSTUME SUITS for routines
Competition suit sizing will be done this week before practices on Wednesday and Friday:
Juniors: WEDNESDAY @ 4:45-5:45 at my house with Coach Hannah
12U/13-15: FRIDAY @ 3:30-4:15pm at my house
I have told the swimmers that they can wear whatever make-up they choose for the meet-- as long as they match their routine partner :)
No Goggles for Routines
Unless there is a medical excuse, all swimmers will be swimming routines without goggles-- we will start doing run-throughs without goggles this week, but not for the full practice.
Please ask your swimmer to ensure they have contact cases to store lenses in if they take them out, eye drops to minimize irritation and anything else that will prep them for success.
We are going to go ahead with training today at Don Foster's with slightly different pick-up/drop-off procedures.
The pool and deck surrounding it are dry and have not been affected by the storm or waves, however, the parking lot is getting some water from the waves.
To ensure swimmer safety,
Thank you for your help in enforcing the safety rules so that we can still run practices for the kids this evening. If you have any questions, feel free to WhatsApp (325-7905) or email
PS: The latest update on Camana Bay pool is that we are waiting on a particular part to arrive on island to repair the last leak. Once that is completed, we will be good to go-- we will update immediately when we know of any changes. Thanks!