MSI Short Course Championship, Tupelo

Feb 20, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
February, 20 2020


“Dedication sees dreams come true.”  Kobe Bryant

 I hope everyone is pumped up to swim their best and go for it every race at state.  Thursday, the meet starts with the distance events and very important relays in the afternoon.  Friday is the first full day with prelims in the mornings and finals at night.  RELAYS are Thursday afternoon, Friday, Sat, morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning.  Most swimmers will participate on a relay, possibly one in the morning and another one at night. Some younger swimmers will be participating on Senior relays at night.   Please review the relay schedule and be sure to be in attendance when needed.   Competition will start on Friday/Saturday/Sunday at 9:00am.  I have attached the meet fees to be drafted.  The meet schedule is posted below.

Team Fire It Up

State team pasta fire it up party will be Wednesday 6:30-7:15 following practice.  The meal is provided by The Hungry Goat and includes: Chicken Spaghetti, roll, and cookie cake. The cost is $6 cash per swimmer wishing to participate. BYOB

State meet is a CHAMPIONSHIP MEET with prelims & finals for all 11&up swimmers, top 16 swimmers and 2 alternates make it finals each night.  Distance events for the older swimmers are timed finals, with the top 8 going to finals.  The goal for all our 11&up swimmers in prelims is to MAKE FINALS so you can score points for the team.  Top 16 swimmers in prelims and 2 alternates get to come back to finals.  If you are an alternate, you are required to warm-up and attend finals—even on Sunday.  You will not be excused from finals and must be ready to race in case a swimmer doesn’t show.  We will try to announce who is coming back every day in our Facebook group, but it’s up to each swimmer to know whether they have made finals or not.  Results should be live on Meet Mobile throughout the meet but be sure to check the posted results at the pool before leaving each morning session. 10&under events are timed finals, meaning 10&unders only swim once.

Only team suits and approved tech suits at this meet.  Only TEAM CAPS always, even during warm-ups. I will have extra caps with me if you need to purchase one.  Keep your swim bags loaded with back-up supplies, caps/suits/goggles, Swim and Tri and Jolyn will be there.  You should pack snacks and water, but make sure they are not visible going into the building.  Coolers are not allowed in the facility.  Pack your head phones and favorite pump up music.  Pack your foam roller, icy hot and other recovery items.  Plan on NAPPING between prelims and finals.  Pack to stay warm on deck between races and behind the blocks.   Please prepare for everything!

Team Shirts/Team Cap

Thurs Black Cap/ Blue Hoodie Long Sleeve T-Shirt Shirt from last state meet or any Sunkist Gear you have

Friday- Prelims Blue Cap/Black Cap Finals – New Sunkist  Royal Blue K.B. T-Shirt, New Hoodie add Sunkist Socks for finals.

Saturday- Prelims Orange Cap/Black Cap Finals- Last year’s Orange Good Vibrations T-shirt, New Hoodie  

Sunday- Prelims Blue Cap/Black Cap Finals – New Sunkist T-Shirt (if possible) Whatever’s left in the suitcase w/ Sunkist on it!


Parents- Be visible, sit together, WHOOSH away! Sunkist would love for everyone to wear the new shirts on Friday and Sunday. Be proud of your swimmers no matter the outcome.  They need your support.  We are all blessed to have the ability and opportunity to compete.

We will need to provide timers for both ends of the pool for the entire meet, please take a turn timing.  Distant swimmers will need to provide a timer and a counter.

Pool Location:
Tupelo Aquatic Center
692 North Veterans Blvd.
Tupelo, MS  38804

Meet Schedule: Please be on time for warm up sessions.

Thursday PM
Thursday Swimmers, plus relay swimmers
Warm-ups:           5:00pm
Competition:        6:30pm

Friday Prelims
All Age Groups, plus relay swimmers
Warm-ups:           TBA
Competition:        9:00am


Friday Finals
11&up, Top 16 & alternates, plus relay swimmers
Warm-ups:           TBA
Competition:        TBA


Saturday Prelims
All Age Groups, plus relay swimmers
Warm-ups:           TBA
Competition:        9:00am

Saturday Finals
11&up, Top 16 & alternates, plus relay swimmers
Warm-ups:           TBA
Competition:        TBA

Sunday Prelims
All Age Groups and relay swimmers
Warm-ups:           TBA
Competition:        9:00am

Sunday Finals
11&up, Top 16 & alternates
Warm-ups:           TBA
Competition:        TBA

State meet is a long meet, please help to keep your swimmer healthy and rested throughout.  All coaches are working the meet, text us if you need us.  PACK YOUR RALLY TOWELS!!  

Go Sunkist!!!


Lunch Option See Below:

Hey Sunkist Family,
State Meet is right around the corner. As we have done in years past, we will be having lunch delivered to the pool Friday and Saturday after the morning session. This allows our swimmers more time to rest between prelims and finals. The cost is $10 per lunch and this will be drafted from your account. The choices are as follows:

Baked Ziti
Chicken tetrazzini
Grilled chicken salad

Spaghetti with meat sauce
Chicken Alfredo
Grilled chicken salad
Dressing choices are Ranch, Italian or 1000 island.
Please make your selection in the attached google form.


Click Here to Sign Up:  Meal Sign Up Link