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TYDE Valentine Qualifier

February 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018
January 26, 2018

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In Winston-Salem at the Gateway YWCA!  For all AG Squads; some Sr Prep. 

Updates from the Meet Director:  please note changes, esp to warm up times!

Coaches,
 
We are excited to host you this weekend for our 3rd TYDE Be My Valentine Qualifier meet at the Gateway YWCA in Winston-Salem. We have 675 swimmers in the meet and we are looking forward to some fast swims and new cuts for upcoming championship meets. 
 
Warm up times and meet start times have been adjusted to the following:
 
Friday PM Session - 4:00pm warm-up, 5:00pm meet start
Saturday AM Session - 7:30am warm-up, 9:00am meet start (13 & over)
Saturday PM Session - 1:30pm warm-up, 2:30pm meet start (12 & under)
Sunday AM Session - 7:30am warm-up, 9:00am meet start (13 & over)
Sunday PM Session - 1:00pm warm up, 2:00pm meet start (12 & under)
 
Warm up sessions have been lengthened and split into 2 sessions for Saturday and Sunday.  Lanes will be crowded.  You own your lanes and can do specific warm up whenever you are ready.  Please work together with any teams you are sharing lanes.
 
In the Saturday PM session we had over 280 swimmers enter the 100 IM and it pushed the timeline to 4 hours and 23 minutes. We tried several adjustments to get below the 4 hour limit but our only option is to limit the 100 IM to the fastest 80 girls and fastest 80 boys entered in the event. In an effort to accommodate everyone who wanted to swim it, we've added an extra 100 IM event to the end of the Sunday PM session and we have moved all swimmers who were scratched from the event on Saturday, into this event on Sunday
 
There will be no charge for this Sunday 100 IM and it will not count toward the swimmers max entries for the day. It will require a positive check-in before the start of the afternoon session on Sunday and will be seeded on deck. We will distribute new heat sheets for these events near the beginning of the Sunday afternoon session and they will be the last events of that session. 
 
For swimmers who are scratched from the Saturday event and not swimming on Sunday, we will take deck entries in the other events wherever we have open lanes on a first come-first served basis. We will take these at the meet only, starting on Saturday morning. 
 
Due to the size of several teams attending, we will have some designated space on pool deck for the largest teams. Look for a sign or ask a TYDE coach when you arrive to find your assigned team space. 
 
Parking will be tight on Saturday as there is a basketball tournament at the Gateway YWCA. Please arrive early and if the main lot is full, DO NOT park in the Triad Eco Adventures lot behind the pool (you will be towed). Overflow parking is located at the Gateway Center off West Salem Avenue and across the footbridge from the Gateway YWCA. 
 
Please ask your parents and swimmers to be aware that the Gateway has instituted a new rule which prohibits eating food (full meals) on pool deck. There is a snack bar in the lobby and food can be consumed in the hallways outside the pool. Swimmers are allowed to have drinks and light snacks (granola bars, etc) on the pool deck but we do ask you to police your areas and dispose of all trash promptly. 

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