Please find below the information for this weekends NES
15+Over Championships hosted by Phoenix Swimming! It has
certainly be a lot of work - but we are excited for the meet this
weekend and to provide our older athletes in NE their first
Championship meet experience in almost 18 months! There is a
good deal of info here so please take the time to read through
everything. If you have any questions please don't hesitate
to reach out.
Additionally, there will be a ton of extra info that I will be
uploading on the website under the meet page so you can always
check there as well!
Thursday+Friday+Saturday+Sunday AM (Prelim
On deck is 6:45am. Warmup starts at 7:00am. Meet
starts at 8:30am.
Thursday+Friday+Saturday+Sunday PM (Finals
On deck at 3:45pm. Warmup starts at 4:00pm. Meet
starts at 5:00pm.
As always, if you are going to be late - please text Lori
(978-689-5119) or Matt (603-475-8730). There is very limited
traffic headed up this way so I suspect that won't be an issue but
please plan accordingly. With warmups all being OPEN (like at other
high level meets) it is super important we secure adequate lane
space for our athletes. The only way to do that is by being
on time (or early) to these warmups. Additionally, it gives
the kids plenty of time to go about whatever routine they may have
before their races in the morning and at night.
Preliminary relays will be attached to this message/and or the
website under uploaded files.
Entries are attached to this email and/or the website.
Please note that because we are the meet host we are under no
obligation to pay for events the kids DO NOT swim. As such,
your athlete may be entered in a number of events. To those
ends, Lori and I have spoken to them about what they would like to
swim and what they don't want to swim. If you have questions
in that regard they should be able to tell you what they are
Thursday: choice shirt
Friday: Navy PHX shirt
Saturday: Choice Yellow PHX shirt
Sunday: Character Wins PHX shirt
understand that everyone may not have this attire. That is
ok. Its been a difficult year in terms of getting
stock (and maintaining it) because of COVID. We have already
found a new t shirt distributor and are working on champ shirts for
15+Overs and the end of the summer Silver championship
swimmers. I fully expect to have full inventory upon our
return in September but until then - we are just asking everyone to
do the best that they can.
We have access to the restrooms and have ample space to
change. Athletes should NOT wear their techsuits to
warmup. They will have plenty of time after warmup to put
their suits on. Remember - with many tech suits they have a
limited shelf life - and wearing them for warm up greatly
diminishes that. While this is sometimes unavoidable - this
weekend, thankfully, it is avoidable.
Just like at 13-14 Championships - we are going to be covering
all of the finals timing assignments in addition to a back up timer
for the duration of the meet. This was really well received
at the last meet - and while I understand that some athletes may
not make it back to finals - we are encouraging them to come back
regardless and time and be supportive of their teammates and
If your athlete is attending the meet this weekend and you
have not yet signed up for a work assignment please take the time
to do so. The link on the website under "swim meets" in the
middle, bottom of the page - is operational again. It's going
to take a full team effort to make sure this meet goes off
Parking will be in the field behind the pool. Bill Tomamichel
has graciously signed up to do Parking at each session so he will
likely be taking the lead in that regard. With that said,
this job is, while short in terms of time, is long in terms of
potential frustration. There are a few spots left for our
sessions so if you can volunteer to help in this regard please do
Tent Setup/Athletes Area:
Since we are running the meet - our athletes will get the best
area to setup their tents/chairs. We will be setting up on
the street side of the fence with ABF. The rest of the teams
will be on the softball field. This area is relatively shaded
but if athletes have a tent or chairs they are encouraged to bring
All spectators will be on the parking side of the fence.
Tents will be restricted in this area as we need the space for
parents to see their kids swim. We understand that this is
the first time many of you have gotten the opportunity to watch
your athletes race and we are excited for you to enjoy their
swimming - with us - again. With that said, while it might be
appealing to go over to your athletes during the meet - please try
and keep your interactions with them brief (bring them some food,
water, say good job, etc). It is wholly important that these
kids start to learn how to navigate a meet like this one on their
own. While I am sure this can undoubtedly be frustrating at
times - it will pay huge dividends as they start to travel - either
to bigger meets, zones, college visits etc. They need to
learn to be independent.
Thanks and if anyone has any questions please don't hesitate
to reach out!