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YMCA State Reminders from Donald Pirrie

YMCA State Reminders from Donald Pirrie

We're looking forward to seeing you all in Marshalltown this weekend for the 2018 YMCA State Championship Swim Meet!  Below are a few reminders for coaches and swim families:


Remember to bring your water bottle -  In an effort to cut down on waste we will have Culligan style water units available in the coaches/officials/volunteers room.  If you have volunteers and officials coming from your team please pass this information onto them.

Raising the bar - This August we put out an ask for swimmers to present themselves in a 'championship way' at our end of season meets - specifically trying to cut down on caps and body markings that some people may find offensive.  Whenever possible, please encourage your swimmers to wear their team cap.  Body marking should also be kept to a minimum.

Coaches Check-In - Check in for all coaches looking for deck access will be held in the small room next to the coaches meeting room.  Bag tags etc. for your swimmers can also be collected in this area.


Building Info - The building will open for families at 7:00am.   The gym will be the main holding area for swimmers, each team will have a designated spot in the gym.  Folding chairs are not allowed in the gym. (These can be used in the hallway) . Please be courteous of other families in the pool seating area - no seat saving.

Photo Op - We will have a professional photographer at the meet this weekend.  If you would like to schedule some action shots of your swimmer in their races please see the link below.  Spaces are limited: https://www.timothyflynnphotography.com/ymca-state-championships

Clothing/Suits - Fine Designs will be on-site for official meet t-shirts and other apparel.  They will be located in the gymnasium.  Elsmore will be on-site with a selection of suits, goggles, and other swim related items.  They will be located in the room next to the rec pool off the main hallway.

Save travels to Marshalltown.  We're looking forward to seeing you all soon!


Donald Pirrie

Iowa YMCA Competitive Swimming League Chair

Regional Representative for Competitive Swimming, YMCA of the USA

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