March 5, 2018
Sierra Nevada Families –
Thank you for attending the 2018 Short Course Championship meet the weekend of March 2nd-4th. We had the range of weather throughout the weekend from rain storms Friday, freezing cold on Saturday, then sunny skies most of Sunday. Thank you everyone for working together to make sure all had a place to sit during the weekend and sharing spaces as necessary when our grass area had to be closed due to the rain.
I would really like to thank some key folks that made this weekend run as smoothly as it did. We had an amazing officials team that was led by Rebecca Landre (Meet Referee), Amber Ponciano (Head Starter), Niffey Carmondy (Admin Referee), Deanna Hogenboom (Chief Judge), and Lexie Insogna (Computer Lead). These women were a pleasure to work with throughout the weekend and their work prior to the meet to prepare and organize their teams was key to the meet running on time and with very few issues. Thank you as well to the 68 officials that came to work the weekend from each of your teams.
Thank you also to the Sierra Marlins families that helped in all areas from meet setup, hospitality, announcing, awards, snackbar, marshalls, Colorado timing, and scratch desk. Your time doing these jobs was well spent for the very successful meet.
Thank you to all the parents from all of the teams that helped fill timing chairs throughout the weekend including finals. Our kids work hard during the season and the timing job is one of the most important to ensure that they get an accurate time that they have worked so hard to achieve.
Thank you to our product sponsors who made product donations to support our meet, Starbucks @ Riley/Wales and Blue Ravine/Natoma Station, Chick Fil A, and Adanbertos.
Thank you as well to our SafeSport sponsor for this meet, SwimLabs Swim School. I hope you had a chance to stop by their booth as well as the SafeSport booth to pick up some information. If you missed them, please visit their website https://www.swimlabs.com/eldoradohills. For more information about SafeSport, please visit https://usaswimming.org/protect.
Then last but not least, thank you to the Folsom Aquatics Center staff! The staff and lifeguards were on deck all weekend to help with any issue that came up and they did so with a smile even in the pouring rain.
I hope all the swimmers have a successful end to short course championship season and we hope to see you all back in Folsom for Spring Splash April 20-22nd.