2018 Thunderbolt Round Robin
The 2018 Thunderbolt Round Robin is here! Due to the unique format of this meet only the top 9 athletes in each age group are invited. Below is a list of our OCST swimmers who made the team this year. (If you are on this list and are unable to attend, please email your coach immediately and we will fill your spot with the next swimmer in line.)
This meet has several sessions on Saturday and Sunday that all act as a dual meet against another team. There are two brackets and each team participates in three sessions (or duals). Since we are in the B Bracket as Team I, we will be competing in the mid-morning session on Saturday (10:15 start time), the early morning session on Sunday (7:00am), and again on Sunday in the afternoon session (2:30).
In addition, there is a distance events session Monday morning before finals in which athletes can participate in the 1000 freestyle and 400IM.
The meet information reveals that the Top 10 swimmers in each event qualify for Finals on Monday morning (10:00am). However, this is slightly misleading as each swimmer is only allowed to participate in a total of two finals races, which means that many swimmers who finished slower than 10th get scratched in (sometimes all the way to 20th place). So, just because you did not finish in the top 10, it does not mean you didn't qualify for finals. A list of qualifiers for Finals will be emailed out Sunday night letting people know.
Congratulations to the 2018 Round Robin Select Team (again, please inform your coach immediately if you are unable able to attend this meet, or if there are any sessions that conflict with your schedule, so we can replace your swimmer with the next in line).