San Antonio Travel Meet -- George Block Invitational
June 21, 2018 - June 24, 2018
June 1, 2018
SAN ANTONIO TRAVEL MEET - June 21 to 24
(Updated May 8)
We had so much fun last year, we decided to go back again to the George Block Invitational, hosted by Alamo Area Aquatics at their fantastic indoor/outdoor facility in San Antonio. This is a great chance for B/C swimmers especially to swim in a long course pool, and at a world class facility (check out the pictures). And, if you don't think you're likely to swim in the evening finals sessions, 6 Flags, Seaworld, and the Alamo are all close by for you to make a weekend of it.
The meet format is a little different this year, so please read the Meet Information document carefully! Key details:
- The meet is still a prelim/finals format -- prelims will be in the morning, and finals in the evening. If you qualify for finals, you need to scratch to avoid being penalized (like not getting to swim the rest of the meet).
- The meet is spread over four days -- Thursday to Sunday, with prelims starting on Thursday morning
- To qualify for the meet, you have to have at last one "B" qualifying time, and you have to swim that event. Once you qualify for the meet, you can swim in any other event where you have a time in the USA Swimming SWIMS database (i.e., they aren't accepting "No Time" swims). And, you can still get "B" times or times to replace "No Times" by swimming events in the FAST-hosted meet from June 8 to 10! (Not sure if you have B times, or times at all? Click HERE to access the USA Swimming SWIMS database to check your official times.)
- All swimmers are limited to 7 total events, not including relays.
Sign up by June 1 if you are interested in going! And, if you're still trying for a B time at the FAST-hosted meet from June 8 to 10, let your coach (and Ron) know, so that they can make sure you are submitted properly for this meet.
Where to Stay:
Traffic in San Antonio can be a bear, and on Thursday and Friday, you'll be competing with early rush hour traffic. In general, we recommend staying at any of the hotels along highway 1604 that are within 3 or 4 exits of the NISD Aquatic Center. Last year, several families stayed at the Drury Inn located near the La Cantera shopping center (it's at 15806 IH-10 W, San Antonio, TX 78249).
Also, check out the Quality Inn San Antonio Fiesta @ Six Flags Hotel located across the interstate from the Drury Inn.
Watch this space for more information!
TEAM SHIRTS ARE IN! Pick up yours at afternoon practice! We have extras you can buy for $15 a piece - billed to your account. See Suzanne Carlson or email her: Suzanne@StudioSuzelle.com