February 8, 2018
We have decided to once again attend the Retriever Aquatic Club's Sandbox Invitational Meet this July in Baltimore, MD. The meet and meet info packet are posted on the meet calendar on the website. This meet will serve as our long course travel meet this season (and it's an outdoor meet!). This is a qualifying meet and is also prelims / finals. In order to qualify, 13&O swimmers must have long course "A" times. 12&U swimmers must have long course "BB" times. NO SCY TIMES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS MEET!!
If you are interested in attending this meet, whether you have already qualified or not, please check your calendar and summer plans and then go in the system and declare your intent to attend. If you have not yet qualified for the meet, but would like to attend, please make sure you are entered in the early season long course meets to give yourself a chance to qualify before the final deadline (June 16th).
We are going to run this meet as a "team travel meet". This means that the athletes (11&O) will travel together, stay in the hotel together, have meals together, etc. We will structure everything the same as we did for the NCAP Holiday Invitational Meet. 10&U swimmers will have the option to travel and stay with their parents.
The Board and I are in the process of making arrangements for the meet, and we will have a parent meeting when everything is finalized. In the meantime, we need everyone interested in attending to commit ASAP.
Travel meets are a great experience, and are often what hooks our swimmers into the sport for good. The kids have a great time traveling together, staying in the hotel together, having meals with their teammates and their coaches, and just generally being together outside of their normal routine. We strongly recommend that you consider attending this meet. If you have any questions, please email me. Thanks!