Howard Jones Memorial Age Group Invite
Age Group Summer Travel Meet Open to ALL!
HOWARD JONES MEMORIAL AGE GROUP INVITE
TRAINING: JULY 4-5, 2018
MEET: JULY 6-8, 2018
Commitment Deadline: May 1, 2018
Supervision: Parent (chaperoned if needed)
Eligibility: Everyone from Bronze-Senior
Meet Format: This is a Long Course Meter (LCM) outdoor meet. All events are Timed Final (swum once) with a 12&U session followed by a 13&O session.
Pre-Meet Training: We have had a few days of ‘training’ before all our summer meets and it’s greatly paid off. It takes a few days to get used to the LCM, outdoor pool. Your races will be much better because of the pre-meet training. We’re looking at 3 training sessions prior to the meet.
Why This Meet: We feel it is important for our swimmers to experience the ‘big picture’ of their sport, which includes competing outside of Alaska. We also feel that LCM, outdoor swimming adds to their well-rounded swimming career. It is motivational, prepares them for bigger meets, and it’s a blast!
We chose this meet because it is less expensive than many other summer meet options, there are no time standards, and everyone can participate. The pool is also considered one of the best in the Northwest, with Senior Sectionals held there each summer.
Lodging: Swimmers will stay with their parents unless they are chaperoned. We will set up a 'team hotel' once our participation minimum has been reached.
Ground Transportation: Swimmers will travel with their parents unless being chaperoned.
Food: All swimmers will be responsible for their own food cost. Please plan accordingly.
Minimum Participation: We will need a minimum of 10 swimmers committed by the deadline. If we do not reach this number, we will be forced to cancel the trip.
Per Swimmer Travel Fee: $125. This fee allows us to offset some of the cost for coach’s airfare, hotel, and rental car.