2019 JP Popovich Memorial Invitational

Oct 4, 2019 (04:00 PM) - Oct 6, 2019 (06:30 PM)
September, 22 2019



Claude Moore Recreation Center
46105 Loudoun Park Lane
Sterling, VA 20164

Eligible Athletes: All SNOW Athletes are eligible for this meet!

Meet Background:

Welcome to the annual JP Popovich Memorial Invitational! 2019 marks the 4th year SNOW has hosted this meet named in honor of SNOW alum, JP Popovich ('15). JP was incredibly enthusiastic about swimming generally and about his teammates particularly. An accomplished IMer (2015 VHSL 4A 200 IM State Champion), JP tragically passed away in December 2015 while home from the University of Virginia for the holidays. SNOW hopes to keep alive JP's spirit and enthusiasm for both swimming and swimmers alike, as we kick-off the 2019-2020 short course season with this meet showcasing the same spirit and enthusiasm that JP displayed throughout his life. We are looking forward to a great weekend of racing!


In keeping with JP's specialty, the Individual Medley, this timed-finals meet is keenly focused on the IMX events. While winners of both the Women’s and Men’s 13 & Over 200 IM will again have their names etched onto the JP Popovich 200 IM Memorial Plaque commemorating their accomplishments, each event in the 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 IMX Extreme Meet are included in the meet, along with a Pentathlon on Saturday for the 8 & Under athletes.

Preliminary Schedule:

Friday, October 4
Warm-up: 4:00-4:50 PM; Events - 5:00 PM

Saturday, October 5
13 & Over             Warm-up: 8:00-8:50 AM; Events: 9:00 AM
12 & Under          Warm-up: 1:00 PM; Events: 2:00 PM

Sunday, October 6
13 & Over             Warm-up: 8:00-8:50 AM; Events: 9:00 AM
12 & Under          Warm-up: 1:00 PM; Events: 2:00 PM

All events 200 yards and above will be positive check-in.

Entry Deadline: Sunday, September 22, 2019

OFFICIALS SIGNUP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUlPcBlDlK9uoQQ4bskmogZ7ThjKdLx8qrh2m05lxce9HU6Q/viewform

PLEASE NOTE: The 12 & Under session on Saturday allows each swimmer to select 5 total events. This was done to afford the 8 & Unders the opportunity to complete the Pentathlon. The 9-12s, however, are allowed to swim only 3 of the 4 events available to them on Saturday, so they should select a maximum of 3 events that day. The relevant language from the meet announcements is below:

Swimmers may enter a maximum of seven (7) individual events during the entire meet, not exceeding two (2) events on Friday and three (3) events on Saturday and Sunday, except that any 8 & Under swimmers choosing to complete the Pentathlon may enter a maximum of (5) events on Saturday but may not exceed the maximum of seven (7) individual events for the entire meet.