January 31, 2008
Hood College will be working on the showers in the indoor pool area today. However, despite the signs indicating the pool will be closed, all Novice groups will have practice as normally scheduled.
A quick reminder to all volunteers for the Hogan meet - please be sure you arrive at the pool no later than the start of warm-ups for the session you are scheduled to work. Morning warm-ups begin at 7:00 am and the afternoon warm-ups begin at 12:00 pm.
Please be aware that due to the meet, the only groups that will practice on Saturday will be Senior Red and Black. They will train from 6:30-9:00 am in the bubble.
There has been a schedule change for the ASC Meet February 9-10 which affects the afternoon session on Sunday only. Warm-ups for this session will begin at 1:00 pm and the meet will start at 2:00 pm.
A meet notice was posted for the CAA Mini and Open Distance Meet February 23rd and 24th. The coaching staff has decided that our team will not be attending the meet. If you have already signed up for this meet, have no fear! Your entry fees will be credited to your account and will be available for use for a future meet.
If your swimmer is attending the GBSA Last Chance meet in a few weeks, please be sure that any new All-Star cuts achieved are reported to the coach on deck. The coaching staff will do its best not to miss anyone, but, with so many swimmers we want to be sure no one is left out who deserves a chance to swim at the All-Star meet. The All-Star qualifying times may be found here - www.mdswim.org/Athletes/08MDSTATEQUALIFYINGTIMES.pdf. Swimmers 14 & under should have bag tags with the qualifying times on them as well.
The practice schedule for today is normal - Senior Red and Black from 4:00-6:15, Senior White from 5:45-8:00, Age Group II from 6:00-8:00 and Senior Prep and Masters from 8:00-9:00 all in the bubble. Novice I will be in the indoor pool from 5:30-6:30 and Novice II and III will be there as well from 6:30-7:30. There is no practice today for Age Group I. Seniors will have morning practice tomorrow (weather permitting) from 5:15-6:30.