Dual meet v.Gold River (Conference Meet @ EGAC)
(this is a team hosted event)
Elk Grove Piranhas v. Gold River @ EGAC(Home Meet)
Our third dual meet of the season is this Saturday, June 13th against the Gold River Stingrays and it is at our home pool at the EGAC. This is a conference meet against Gold River, so it is important everyone is there. They are a small team but, always have a lot of fast swimmers on their roster. We need to be ready to swim fast and earn as many points as we can. It takes the entire team to win and every point earned is important for the final score.
Remember, all swimmers and parents represent the spirit and warmth of our team. Let's please remember to be good role models in our actions. Parents and swimmers are reminded to offer congratulations to all swimmers, and to be humble in our victories and our losses. Also, we are hosting this event at Wackford, so please be respectful to the facility and its representatives; and all swimmers, parents, meet officials, and volunteers. Please remember to cheer each other on and always show great sportsmanship!
OUR team area will be the entire west side of the pool (grassy area near ready benches and the entire grassy area on the opposite side of the competition pool. Visitors will be directed to the grass area north of the 3 lane pool.
Meet Set Up - Friday, June 19, 2020
4:45 pm—Arrive and help set up age group tents and equipment used for the meets. Please note, we will ask you to take down your personal tents until all age group tents are set up.
Meet Check In - Saturday, June 20, 2020
6:30-7am—CHECK IN - Do not Forget! Failure to check in may result in your swimmer being scratched from the meet. If your swimmer is unable to attend this meet, or your swimmer needs to leave early or arrive late, please note it in the MISS-A-MEET Binder as soon as possible. The binder is located on the pool deck at every practice.
Swimmers must check in at the check in tables as you enter the pool. If you do not see your swimmer on the check in list, please let Coach Brenda know ASAP!
Parents we will still need volunteers for few areas. Please check in with a board member to see where you can help.
10 lane competition pool
7:00-7:20 am - All 15-18’s and 13/14’s
7:20-7:35 am - All 11/12’s and 9/10’s
7:35-7:45 am - All 7/8’s and 6u
8:10am - By the high dive
National Anthem - 8:25am
Meet Starts - 8:30am
Meet Take Down
Parents, when the meet is over, we realize everyone wants to go home. However, we really need help, a little help from all families cleaning up and putting everything away. If you are able to help, it will be greatly appreciated even if it is a couple pieces of equipment per family. Many hands make light work!
Please plan accordingly for the weather—cool in the morning and warmer in the afternoon. Bring towels, warm clothes, parkas, blankets and or sleeping bags etc. Bring items to play with in the tent areas. Swimmers are reminded that they need to relax between races, not run around and or play in the warm up and warm down pool. For more info on what to bring to a meet go to our website and click on “A Swim Meet” and “Tips from a Team Parent”.
Snack Bar/ Vendors
We will have a snack bar available to purchase breakfast type food items, coffee, and water. In addition we will have several vendors on deck selling items including: GIC Graphic Wear Company making customized/personalized Piranhas T-shirts, Rita’s Italian Ice and the Bag Tag Lady. All will donate a portion of their proceeds back to the team. So please help support the team! This will be the last opportunity to buy a customized/personalized T-shirt for this season.
Please have your child to the team parent several events prior to their race. We would like to have the swimmers accounted for and heading towards the ready benches early so they don’t miss their race.
After each race, swimmers are encouraged check in with a coach to see if they earned a Piranha bead and to discuss their race!
The 3-lane recreational pool will be open for warm up and warm down only. Swimmers are not be playing in the pool during the meet.
Swimming isn’t easy. If it were, everyone would be doing it. So remember to challenge yourself to do one more. Take one more stroke before taking a breath, kick one extra dolphin kick off of every wall, finish one more lap before stopping. Yes, swimming is challenging mentally and physically. But you have to push yourself beyond what you think you can do to see what you can do. Simply put, you will never hit a baseball if you don’t swing the bat. You will never know what you can achieve if you always stop or slow down when it gets hard. Push through and challenge yourself to do one more every practice. You will be happy to see what you can achieve by doing so. Challenging yourself every day at practice will not only help you accomplish more each day but will also help you achieve those goals you have set at meets! Remember swimmers everything you do in practice translates to your races. If you are sloppy in the water then your race will be sloppy. If you are working on a fast kick and streamline then it will show in your race and you will have a better swim. Swimmers, you also need to make sure you are hydrating, fueling your body with good nutritious food, and getting sleep. This is in addition to attending as many practices each week that you can. Swim fast, believe you can and you will! Dream it! Believe it! Achieve it!