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Bus Sign-Up for Thunderbolt Meet at Tualatin Hills

24 Members

MEET FORMAT: 3 days Prelims/ Finals Championship Meet
TEAM HOTEL:  Springhill Suites (7351 NE Butler Street; Hillsboro, OR 97124) 
COACHES: Todd & Vicki Marsh
CHAPERONES: April & James Kovalscik  
MEET SIGN-UP:  Be sure to sign up for the meet!

The Boise Y Swim Team is planning to attend the Tualatin Hills Thunderbolt Holiday Classic meet this December instead of the Corvallis meet.  The meet will be held in Portland Nov 30 - Dec. 2. We will travel to this meet by bus as a team.  Swimmers will room together.  The coaches will be responsible for creating rooming assignments. The bus and a large block of rooms have already been reserved. 

Swimmers 12 & U must have a parent accompany them on the trip.  Parents may ride the bus but must pay the full bus fare.  Swimmers will stay in the hotel room with their parents.  Parents must pay for their own hotel rooms upon check-out.

Swimmers will miss at least 1-1/2 days of school and should notify their teachers accordingly.    A list of the events your swimmer is qualified in is updated after each meet and can be found in the Members Only area under the “Meet Qualifiers” tab.

THURSDAY, NOV 29th - Bus will leave at Noon.  Please be at the West Y no later than 11:45.  Swimmers should pack a lunch for the day—small coolers which fit under the bus seat are best.   

SUNDAY, DEC 1ST- Depart from Portland immediately following the meet and arrive in Boise approximately 8 hours later depending on road conditions. 

Our hotel block is at the Springhill Suites.  We have Double Queen Suites reserved.  We will try to average 4 swimmers to a room.  Each room has a refrigerator and the hotel serves a hot breakfast each morning. The hotel has a business center which is available if swimmers have homework tasks that require a computer.

All swimmers must complete all pages of the Team Travel Policy.  This policy can be found
 HERE.  Return the policy to Coach Todd.

Once we see the time line for warm ups, we will establish what time swimmers should expect to be in the lobby in time to eat breakfast then depart for the pool.  Swimmers will be transported to and from the pool each day on the team bus.  At the conclusion of each prelim session, swimmers will board the bus and return to the hotel to rest for a few hours.  The entire team will then return to the pool in the late afternoon in time for the Finals warm up session.  At the conclusion of finals each evening, we will return to the hotel via bus for the evening team meeting and dinner.  Lights out will be 30 minutes after the conclusion of the team meeting.  Sunday evening, we will board the bus at the conclusion of finals and drive back to Boise.

The swimmer cost for the meet for travel will be approximately $325 per swimmer (plus a $10 credit card processing fee) and will cover the following group expenses:

  • The hotel rate is $99 per room night, plus taxes (4 swimmers to a room) or approximately $75/person for 3 nights.
  • The cost of the bus will be approximately $150/person, depending on the final number of passengers.
  • Lunch will average $10 per person per meal to include Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.  Dinners will average $15 per person per meal to include Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.  Additionally, snacks such as bagels, trail mix, fruit, etc. will be purchased to assure no one runs out of fuel.  Total for meals = approximately $100.

Any variance from the $325 will be added to or credited to your swim team account. 

Swimmers should plan to wear their Team Travel Uniform throughout the trip.

If you have questions about the bus trip, please contact Coach Todd.