Open Water Practice at Jacobs Creek
Hello Barracuda Families,
I hope you all are well!
On Saturday September 19 , we will be running an open water practice for Senior and Presenior swimmers from both sites at Jacob’s Creek Recreation Area on South Holston Lake in Sullivan County. We plan to swim from approximately 9-11 AM . We w ill meet in the parking lot adjacent to the lake where there is a large grassy area. Swimmers should be there by 8:45 AM so we can organize the heats and get started as promptly as possible. There will be a mandatory meeting for everyone participating promptly at 9 AM.
A minimum of 10 swimmers are required to sign up for the event in order for it to be held. Sign up will be via the team website in the same manner as you would for a meet. The sign up deadline is Wednesday, September 9th .
Parking per day is listed at $2, although when the coaches went to visit the location we were not charged. More information on the location for the swim, as well as directions to the location, can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cherokee/recarea/?recid=34924
There will be coaches both onshore and in the water monitoring the event.
In the case of unexpected inclement weather (thunder)....a coach will whistle three short blasts to signal everyone to come to shore.
Everyone should be sure to bring water, a change of clothes, sunscreen, cap and goggles for the practice. At the completion of the swimming portion of the event, families are free to have a picnic in the recreation area, socially distanced of course!
Hope to see you there!