CoEd Varsity Swim & Dive
The coaches would like to invite all athletes and parents to our end of season banquet! The banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd from 6-8PM in the Forge cafeteria. If you have any equipment that needs to be returned to the coaches, please return at the banquet. If you plan on purchasing your warm ups, they are $70 for the set ($46 for the jacket, $24 for the pants), you can purchase these at the banquet.
In the event that there is inclement weather on Saturday, 2/13, preventing the Region meet from occurring, the meet will be moved to Sunday, 2/14, at the same time. The time line will remain the same for the meet as well as our travel arrangements, only the date will change.
If you have any questions, email one of the coaches.
First of all we would just like to let everyone know that they did a great job at the meets this weekend! We appreciate everyone's flexibility in all the schedule changes. This will be our last week of practices with the entire team. Our final meet is the conference championships which everyone will attend. After conferences, we will let swimmers know if they qualified for regions or states and when we need them to come to practice. Since this is our last week, please return the equipment bags by Thursday. Below are details about the events this week:
As of right now the senior meet is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th. To prepare for the meet we are going to need all classes to help us out.
Underclassmen - We need all juniors to help set up for the meet after school on Friday, January 29th in room 208. Freshmen and Sophomore and welcome to help but we are making this a requirement for the juniors. If you cannot make it please let the coaches know.
Seniors - We need some information from you! Please email the coaches with the following info:
Thank you everyone for your help. We will keep everyone updated throughout the week in regards to the weather conditions.
Pasta Party: The Minicucci and Douglas Families have signed up the host the pasta party this Thursday. The pasta party will be located at 3 Palladio Drive (Amyclae Subdivison) near Rodney Thompson. If you plan on attending the pasta party, please sign up at practice and indicate what you plan to bring. If your last name begins with A-E please bring a drink, F-L bring a dessert and M-Z bring a side.
Meets: Our meet on Friday is against Brooke Point High School. The meet will begin at 6:30 with warm ups beginning at 6:00. Please be at the pool by 5:45 to change and stretch.
The Battlefield Invitational is this Saturday at Central Park Aquatics Center in Manassas with warm ups begin at 3:00. The coaches will arrange for a bus to leave CFHS at 1:45 on Saturday. As coaches announced at practice, this meet is optional. We would like as many people as possible to come but we understand if there is a conflict. If you plan on attending please sign up for which events you would like to swim on Sign Up Genius: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E084DABAA2AAAFD0-battlefield. Note this does not guarantee you will be swimming those events, but it does give the coaches an idea of what you would like to swim. Also, we will need to provide 4 times for this meet. If you are interested in timing, sign up as a timer in the Sign Up Genius. Sign ups will be open until midnight on Tuesday, January 12th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email the coaches.
Congratulations to all swimmers who qualified for the Kecoughtan Invitational this Saturday! The coaches are looking forward to this very competitive meet. Below are a few details on practices and the timeline of the invitational:
Coaches ask that swimmers who are attending the invitational come to practice on Friday of this week to work on relay exchanges, starts, and turns.
The bus will leave CFHS at 4:30 Saturday morning. Please be at the school by 4:20AM so we can be on the road in time.
Warm ups will begin at 7:00AM for prelims and 4:00PM for finals.
The coaches have arranged for the bus to take athletes to get food after prelims and finals. However, we recommend that they bring some snacks to munch on in between. If any parents are willing to donate snacks for the team (14 swimmers), that would be greatly appreciated.
With that being said, bring some money for food and to purchase t-shirts incase there are any on sale at meet.
The bus should arrive at CFHS between 9:30 and 10:00 that night, however will we have swimmers call when we get close just in case the meet runs long or there is traffic.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email the coaches.
Once again congratulations on qualifying for this event. We look forward to some awesome swims this Saturday. Go Eagles!
Welcome Colonial Forge Swim!
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• Orders will not be processed until the sale has expired. Delivery is approximately 3 to 4 weeks from the close date of the store.
• Orders will be sent to the school for distribution by your coach.
Good Morning Everyone!
We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Below you will find information regarding the schedule for the next week.
Practices: There will be practices Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week. We will not have practice Wednesday and Friday due to meets. Tuesday's practice will focus on starts, turns, and relay exchanges. This practice may end a few minutes early. We ask that year round swimmers come to two practices this week.
Meets: We have 2 this week! Our meet on Tuesday will be against North Stafford at Woodlands Pool. The meet is expected the start around 6:00, but swimmers may not enter the pool until 5:45. We ask that swimmers report to woodlands by 5:40 on Tuesday. Our Friday meet will be against Massaponax at the Spotsylvania YMCA at 7:30PM. There will be a bus picking up swimmers from the high school at 6:00. We ask that swimmers report to Colonial Forge by 5:45; the bus will be leaving at 6:00! If you cannot attend one of these meets please e-mail the coaches. We need documentation at least 24 hours in advance.
Volunteers: We now have a Sign Up Genius for volunteers! To sign up for a slot go to http://www.signupgenius.com/
Pasta Parties: The Flanagan and Benoit family will host our first pasta part of the season! The pasta party will be held at 42 Easter Drive (Berkshire subdivision) from 6-8PM Monday evening. Swimmers have been signing up for side dishes to bring at practice and we will continue to have the sign up sheet Monday morning. We encourage all swimmers and parents to attend. We are also looking for a family to host a pasta party for the Friday meet. If you are interested in hosting please email Coach Megan (email@example.com).
Thank you for your time and have a wonderful Sunday!
Tomorrow is Picture Day! Swim team pictures are scheduled for 5:35 so please report to the gym by 5:20.
Practice for Wednesday is canceled due to having the 8:30pm meet slot on Dec. 1st
There will be a pasta party sign up sheet at practice tomorrow morning. If any parents are interested in hosting a pasta party the night before a meet, please have your child sign up tomorrow for your preferred date. Thank you for your help!
There will be no practice Tuesday, December 1st due to our meet being scheduled for that night. Swimmers are expected at Woodlands pool no later than 7:55pm for our meet beginning at 8:30 pm.
Both the Men and Women's Teams have been selected. There have been no cuts to the teams and every student-athlete who has completed the try-out is eligible to participate and compete this season.
The team roster will go up as soon as each student-athlete's eligibility to participate is confirmed. In order to practice and compete, each student-athlete must have the Stafford County Public Schools' Athletics and Activities Code of Conduct Signature Packet completed and submitted. If this has not been received, then the student-athlete cannot practice or compete and their name will not appear on the roster. In addition, the CFHS Swim Team Policies form must also be completed and submitted in order to practice and compete.
If you or your student-athlete are not listed on the roster, please email the coaches to discern the reason why.
Student-athletes who have had a special circumstance hindering their ability to try-out that was discussed with the coaches prior to team selection are still eligible to qualify for the team, but must meet the expectations outlined with coaches in each circumstance.
Practices run regularly Monday - Friday from 5:15 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.
Student-athletes are expected at every practice per the Practice Policy.
Student-athletes who compete for a USA Swimming Team are expected to have the days they will be attending per the updated Practice Policy set and confirmed with the coaches so that practices can be planned accordingly.
Congratulations to our new and returning Swimming Eagles!
Unfortunately due to lack of interest there will not be a bus bringing swimmers from practice to school in the morning. We needed at least 20 swimmers to use the bus for transportation to provide one which we did not have. Swimmers will have to arrange rides with each other if parents cannot provide one. We apologize for this inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.
Outlined in the Parent/Athlete informational meeting on 11/5/15 the coaches were incorrect in their understanding that there was a Virginia High School League policy requiring student-athletes to attend the regularly scheduled practice immediately prior to a competition in order to be eligible to compete at said competition. This is not the case and the coaches were mistaken. Coaches accept full responsibility for this mistake.
Updated team practice policy in light of this update:
In the event of a competition on a Friday, there will be no practice on Friday morning. Student-athletes who additionally compete for another team outside of CFHS Swim Team are expected to attend practice on Thursday and one additional practice during the week. This is to allow coaches to meet with student-athletes and set the meet line-up accurately.
In the event of a competition on a Tuesday, there will be practice Tuesday morning but no practice, or an optional practice, the following day on Wednesday. Student-athletes who additionally compete for another team outside of CFHS Swim Team are expected to attend the Tuesday practice and one additional practice during the week. This is to allow coaches to meet with student-athletes and set the meet line-up accurately.
In the event of weeks with two meets, practice will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Student-athletes who additionally compete for another team outside of CFHS Swim Team are expected to attend the Tuesday and Thursday practices. This is to allow coaches to meet with student-athletes and set the meet line-up accurately.
During weeks without meets, student-athletes who only compete for CFHS Swim Team are expected at all practices. Student-athletes who additionally compete for another team outside of CFHS Swim Team are expected to attend 3 practices a week of their choosing. These student-athletes are still expected to notify coaches on the practices they choose to attend so that practice can be planned accordingly.
Attention Parents - We are working on getting a bus to bring students from practice to school in the morning. Unfortunately, the bus will not be ready to go Monday morning. Please arrange a ride for your athlete after practice on Monday. We are trying to get the bus by Tuesday or Wednesday. We will keep you updated.
Also don't forget to sign up for our rained out account for text alerts: https://www.rainedout.net/team_page.php?a=0e59280f205e17a9f8ee