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2019 USA Swimming Speedo Championship Series

Jul 18, 2019 (03:00 PM) - Jul 21, 2019 (08:00 PM)
July, 10 2019

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Location:  Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center - 1910 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Date(s):  July 18-21, 2019

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, July 10, 2019

 

 

 

Session # Age Groups Warm-Up Time** Positive Check-In Closes Meet Start Time
Thur AM
1
Prelims
Open 7:30 am N/A 9:00 am
Thur Evening
2
Finals
Open 4:30 pm N/A 6:00 pm
Fri AM
3
Prelims
Open 7:30 am N/A 9:00 am
Fri Evening
4
Finals
Open 4:30 pm N/A 6:00 pm
Sat AM
5
Prelims
Open 7:30 am N/A 9:00 am
Sat Evening
6
Finals
Open 4:30 pm N/A 6:00 pm
Sun AM
7
Prelims
Open 7:30 am N/A 9:00 am
Sun Evening
8
Finals
Open 3:30 pm N/A 5:00 pm

 

** Swimmers be READY to get in the water 5 min before your specified warm-up time.

 


 

LIGHT RAIL INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS AIRPORT TO THE GRADUATE (about 30 minutes)

  • The Terminal 1 light rail station is located below the Transit Center, between the Blue and Red ramps.
  • From the Tram Level (one level below bag claim), take the tram to the Transit Center.
  • When you exit the tram, follow the signs to the light rail station.
  • Take the BLUE Northbound Train and Ride to US BANK STADIUM
  • Get off at the US BANK Stadium
  • Take the GREEN Eastbound and Ride to East Bank


 



Email Update from Host (7/15/2019):

Hello!
 
Now that all the newly minted qualifiers have been entered, we are excited to present to you the psych sheet and pre-scratch prelims timelines for the 2019 Speedo Sectionals meet in Minneapolis! Please check this information over carefully and let us know ASAP if you see anything amiss.
 
We also will have a web page that will contain the most up-to-date information including heat sheets, results, and timelines throughout the event. It also has links to both the live results site and the live stream site. Please feel free to share this link with your families: swimmpls.blogspot.com
 
Finally, we are really looking forward to hosting you this week.It's supposed to be a scorcher here in Minneapolis...so pack your misting fans and cooling towels. Also, the mosquitoes this year are HUGE...so some extra strength bug spray might not be a bad idea either. If there is anything we can do to make your trip here more enjoyable, please let us know...we know where to get the best donuts (it's Sarah Jane's Bakery) and which restaurants will not be put out trying to feed a bunch of hungry swimmers.
 
Once you are here, it will be best to reach us via cell phone:
Kaiti Goff, Meet Director 605-759-8544
Linda McKee, Director of all the other stuff, 425-343-5646
 
Safe travels, we'll see you soon!
-Linda
 
Linda McKee  (she, her, hers)
Associate Department Director & Director of Aquatics

 



Email Update from Host (7/9/2019):

Hello Coaches,

 
This is a friendly reminder that the entry deadline for Speedo Sectionals @ Minneapolis is closing this Thursday, July 11th @ 11:50pm. There are extra fees added to late entries so it is best to get them in soon. If your swimmers have one more meet this weekend, their times can be updated on OME until Monday, July 15th @ 11:50pm. 
 
We look forward to hosting you all in our newly renovated facility! There's fresher air from the new HVAC system, brighter lights from the new LED lights, a new 6 mm video-board, but of course the same fast pool. 
 
As always, our meets don't run without the help of some volunteers. Every volunteer gets free entrance, an event t-shirt, and a meal. If you have parents or team members interested, you can send them this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cafa622a0fb6-20192
 
Feel free to reach out to Linda, our Facility Director, or I, the Meet Director, with any questions about entries or the event itself. 
 
See you in Minneapolis!
Kaiti
 
-- 
Kaiti Goff
She, Her, Hers
Aquatics Operations and Event Coordinator
 



This is a "COMMIT BY EVENT" Registration meet for HSC.  Swimmers must have a USA Swimming Sectional Qualifying time to compete at this meet, unless asked by the Coaching Staff to be on a relay.

Swimmers should discuss their "focus meet" with the Coaching Staff.  If qualified for this Sectional Meet (Central Zone Section 1 - Long Course Championship), we strongly encourage your swimmers to go.  This meet is a very high level of swimming and a good experience for your kids to learn from.  The Coaching Staff has the FINAL say on the event entries for a particular swimmer - but will try to work with the swimmers desired events.


Please email the Coaching Staff if you have any questions.



Travel Information:

We are working quickly to organize our 2019 HSC Sectional Team Travel Trip to the University of Minnesota.  Please review the posted Travel Documents THOROUGHLY!!  Swimmers shall fly on their own and meet at The Graduate Hotel.  There is a light rail train that will take swimmers from the airport directly to the hotel.  Flights out should be booked to arrive to the hotel prior to 4 pm on Wednesday, July 17.  Departure flights back to Chicago shall be on Monday, July 22.  We are working on providing flight options and will notate which flights the HSC Coaching Staff is taking.

The team will organize breakfast, lunch, and team dinners each day and will ask each family or their swimmer to assist with organizing these meals.  We do not have a Travel Coordinator for this Meet so we will need every swimmer/family to help meet and distribute/clean up meals.

Swimmer responses are DUE BY FRIDAY, JULY 5th on the Sign Up Genius.  Documents are due the same day.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4fabae2fa46-hsc20191

We hope to have extra rooms in our Team Room Block available for HSC Parents.  We, first, need to hear back from all of our eligible swimmers and make sure we have enough rooms for our swimmers.  The sooner we have confirmations from all of our swimmers, the sooner we can let parents know if there are rooms available for you.  Please respond as soon as possible.

 

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