Annual Stars & Stripes Meet
(this is a team hosted event)
Facility: Bridlewood Community Swimming Pool 13622 Harness Shop Ct. Gainesville, VA 20155 , Six-lane, 25-meter pool Meet
Format and Focus: This is an exhibition All-Star style meet with the sole purpose being geared toward a FUN event for all teams involved. Each swim team will be randomly assigned a lane that they will start the meet from and then teams will rotate one spot to the left with each successive heat, with the team in lane 6 moving back to lane 1. There will be 1 heat per event and each team can enter only one swimmer in each individual event and 1 team into each relay event. Schedule: Warm up sessions will begin at 7:35 AM with 2 teams warming up at a time (see schedule below). A Coaches meeting will be held at 7:45 AM and lane assignments will be drawn. An Officials meeting will be held at 7:50 AM and a Timers meeting will be held at 8:00 AM. The pool will be cleared at 8:20 AM for the meet to begin by 8:30 AM.
**Please note that only 4 boys and 4 girls per age group will be chosen to compete by our coaches and you will be notified if your swimmer is chosen. Please declare your swimmer so that coaches know who is available to swim.
Awards: Medals will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place in each event and given to the swimmers on the podium during designated awards breaks. A trophy will also be awarded to the team that accumulates the most points.
Eligibility: All registered PWSL swimmers that are members of the invited teams.
Rules: Current PWSL Swimming rules will govern this meet.
Entry Fees: There is no fee required to enter this meet, however, the Bridlewaves request that everyone bring some canned or dried goods items that can be donated to the Food Bank at SERVE in Manassas. Here are the current items on their want list: Canned vegetables, pasta and spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned meats, canned tomatoes and tomato sauce, cereal, canned fruit, cleaning supplies, toilet paper and paper towels
Parking: There is a small parking lot at the pool that fills up quickly. Spots are first come, first served. The pool parking lot includes three reserved handicapped spots. There is plenty of parking at Minnieland and surrounding streets. If you have any special requirements for parking, please let us know as early as possible so that we have an opportunity to accommodate your needs as best we can. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN INTERSECTIONS OR BLOCK RESIDENTS’ DRIVEWAYS OR MAILBOXES. CARS THAT BLOCK A RESIDENT’S DRIVEWAY OR MAILBOX WILL BE TOWED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE.