Week 7 News - Silverside Swim Meet - End of the Season Championship Meets

Welcome back from the 4th of July break.

OUR NEXT MEET IS TUESDAY JULY 12TH AT SILVERSIDE SWIM CLUB – IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEET OF THE SEASON

We are officially 4-0 this season and our team is the talk of the league.  We have beaten our opponents by wide margins so far.  Silverside is our most important meet of the season.  We have a solid chance of beating them but it will be a close meet and we need everyone to show up and swim their best.

It would be a huge deal to beat them – that would make Lane Swim Team the best team in the NBSL and the only time in 25 years where a team other than Silverside has won the Red Division (the top division in the league).

WE CAN DO THIS!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM SILVERSIDE POOL FOR TUESDAY JULY 12TH.

Silverside pool policy does not permit loud noisemakers (we can’t use cowbells).  Silverside has neighbors that have complained over and over about noise levels at the pool during meets.  The last thing we want is for our meet to be interrupted by the arrival of police with a noise complaint.  Please cheer as loud and enthusiastically as you want, but please leave the gadgets at home, per Silverside’s pool management.

We can arrive between 4:45 pm and 5:00 pm.  Lane Swim Team will have the pool for warm-ups starting at 5:30. 

Please do not park on Silverside Road.  You will be towed.  Parking in the paved lot or grass areas should accommodate all vehicles.

There will be a cash snack area with Pizza, Chick-Fil-A, etc., as well as our normal full-service Silverside Grill (cash or credit) operating during the meet.

Lane Swim Team will set up in the grass area behind the diving board/slide board.

SWIM MEETS – VOLUNTEER POSITIONS – URGENT!!

We are still woefully short on volunteers to be able to run our next two meets.  We have very few Lane timers signed up.  We will have to forfeit our final two meets unless these volunteer positions are filled.  When you volunteer, you aren’t helping me, you are helping your fellow swim parent.  Please don’t let them down – fill all of these volunteer positions.  If you are afraid you will make a mistake, don’t be – you can’t mess things up, we promise.  The sign-up links are below:

Lane Swim Team: Away Meet @ Silverside on 7/12

Lane Swim Team: Away Meet @ Graylyn Crest on 7/14

 

END OF THE SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS

I will be sending and posting more detailed information about these meets on Wednesday (after our Silverside meet). I will also post more details about our team banquet which is at Lane on Sunday, July 24th in the early evening.

There will be two Championship Meets this year.  One will be for 6 & Under swimmers only.  The second will be for swimmers 7-19 years old.  Dates and locations are detailed below.

· Backstroke will be the first event at the 6 & Under meet this year, followed by Freestyle.  As in years past, there will be no Breaststroke or Butterfly at the 6&Under meet.

· Swimmers can only swim in 2 individual events and up to 2 relays. 6 & Under will only swim individual backstroke and freestyle events at their championship meet.

· Swimmers will be placed in either the classic or invitational division based on their entry times (Qualifying times can be found in the handbook and on the website.  They are the same as the last few years).

· The classic and invitational divisions will be scored and awarded separately.

CHAMPIONSHIP MEET SESSIONS - DATES/TIMES:

· Finalized start times will be announced once the NBSL has received everyone’s entries and they can build a timeline.  The following times are subject to change (but the dates and locations will not change, except for any possible rain date delays).

· Monday, July 18th @ Arden. 6 & Under Meet Gates open 4:30pm, 5:00 Warmup/6:00 Start.

· Friday, July 22nd @ Graylyn Crest:  13-19 Year Olds.  Gates Open 2:45pm, Warmup 3:00pm, Meet Start 4:15pm.

· Saturday, July 23rd @ Graylyn Crest:  7-8 Boys & Girls, 9-10 BOYS.  Gates Open 6:45am, Warmup 7:00am, Meet Start 8:15am

· Saturday, July 23rd @ Graylyn Crest:  9-10 GIRLS, 11-12 Boys and Girls.  Gates Open 2:45pm, Warmup 3:00pm, Meet Start 4:15pm