With our ten-lane pool, the Wellington Dolphins typically host a Division Championship Meet which is the last meet of the season.
DIVISIONALS ELIGIBILITY The PWSL By-Laws require that in order for a swimmer to participate in a Divisional Championship meet, they must have A) Participated in two (2) League-sponsored meets this season, and B) may only swim in an event with a valid entry time achieved this season that is not a "coaches time", time trials time, or a time from a prior season. The Coaching Staff will be making entries in accordance with these requirements.
There is no exhibition swimming allowed in a Divisonal meet.
Section V of the PWSL By-Laws covers Divisional Meet Eligibility as well as scoring and awards. You can view this document by clicking HERE.
DIVISIONAL MEET SIGN-UP Because there are three teams involved, there is an accelerated meet entry process for a Divisonal meet. You must ensure that you follow the deadlines for entry into the meet. Since there is no exhibition swimming allowed in a Divisonal meet, if you miss the sign-up deadline, there is absolutely nothing that can be done to put your swimmer in the meet past the deadline.
If you declare your intent to swim in the Divisional meet, it is essential that you attend the meet.
MEET SETUP Setup for the meet begins the night before at 8:30. There is NO TENT SETUP allowed on the pool deck. All three teams set up tents in designated areas in the grass on, in and behind the parking lots. Wellington's area is far half of the parking lot in front of the pavilion including the basketball court. Click HERE to view the map of the team setup areas, and note areas that are to remain clear.
Please do not set up your tent in another Teams' area; your usual spot may be set aside for a visiting team. If you set up in front of the Wellington clubhouse, this area is no longer available for team setup during Divisionals. We will have the Kona ice truck on the front sidewalk and need to keep the front area of the clubhouse clear for volunteers accessing the Scoring and Verifying upstairs. If you set up in this area, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO MOVE.
The parking lot side near the pavilion is set aside for concessions grilling area. We also have vendor areas designated as the front sidewalk, and parts of the parking lot must be fully accessible for fire and rescue.
MEET PROGRAMS Psych Sheets will be available for dowload from our website mid-week before the meet. Programs will be provided to meet volunteers in areas that need them such as Stroke and Turn, Scoring and Verifying, etc.
VOLUNTEERING Team Volunteer policy requires that every family participating in the Divisional meet volunteer at least one shift. If you do not go to the Event Job Sign Up and take the time to sign up for a position, a job will be assigned to you. We share Volunteer duties with the two visiting teams, so job duties are a bit different from other Home meets. Also, since it is such a large event, we need extra help with Parking Lot attendants and Deck Marshals.
The Computer, Scoring, Verifying and Ribbon volunteers work upstairs in the Wellington Clubhouse.
All Volunteers for ALL shifts need to check in with their posts before the start of the meet. Deck access to restricted areas will be given to volunteers only for their designated volunteer time.
PARKING There is no parking in the Wellington parking lot unless you have been issued a parking pass. If you have need for a handicapped spot, please let a member of the BOD know ASAP. Cars must display valid DMV handicapped plates or hang-tag to be eligible.
All parking is on neighborhood streets or over at Grace United Mehodist Church. Please be conscientious of driveways and mailboxes, and follow legal parking laws by not parking too close to an intersection or blocking fire hydrants. Manassas City Police patrol the area when we host meets, and will ticket or tow vehicles parked illegally.
The circle in front of the Wellington Clubhouse is only to be used to quickly load and unload swimmers and belongings.
Arrival and check-in with Coaches at 5:45 A.M.
Wellington Warm-Ups are from 6:00 A.M. to 6:20 A.M.
Officials Meeting is at 6:15 at the small shed by the diving well.
Timers and Recorders for All Shifts meet with the Head Timers at 6:30 A.M. by the Announcer's Table.
The National Anthem and Official Meet Opening is at 7:10 A.M.
The meet begins at 7:15 A.M.
DIVISIONAL T-SHIRTS If you ordered a T-shirt, pick it up from the Welcome Tent. Pre-orders are REQUIRED as there will be not be a supply available at the meet.
DECK ACCESS Only swimmers and volunteers on their shifts will be allowed on the pool deck outside the designated spectator areas. The deck is off-limits from the main gate, through the Clerk-of-Course areas, around the Starters and behind the Timers and Recorders. Spectators are to view the meet from behind the turn-end of the pool/25-Meter event start area only.