STAS Newsletter 4-18-2017 SMST Meet and Get Reno Hotel (Pre Seniors Only)

This weekend is SMST meet -- go STAS! 


Reno Long Course Meet


The senior and pre-senior groups are both attending the Reno meet on June 22-24. It’s one of our relatively few long-course meets this summer, and it should be opening soon. 


For the pre-senior group, unlike the senior group, it’s NOT a travel meet—meaning that pre-senior families are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements. The team has reserved a block of rooms for pre-senior families at the Courtyard Reno Downtown/Riverfront at a discounted rate, $154 per night. Most rooms have two queen beds, but there are also some rooms with one king bed and a sofa bed. 


Here is a link for pre-senior families to make online reservations: Book your group rate for Spare Time Aquatics II


Pre-seniors may also contact reservations at 800-587-0549 and request the Spare Time Aquatics II group rate. There is a limited supply of these rooms, so don’t wait too long. The last day to book is May 27. It will be a busy weekend in Reno, so other hotels may book up early as well.


Swimmers in the 12 & under age groups will be in the afternoon sessions on all three days, including Friday, and swimmers 13 & over will be in the mornings.


More ways to find out times 

So, in addition to learning about Sierra Nevada Swimming and the times they track, I learned from another parent newsletter reader that USA Swimming does the same thing. I think you have to log in/ sign up somehow, but listen to this: 

You can also look up any USA swimmer times on USA Swimming website or Deck Pass.  This includes any meet that was USA approved, while SwimConnection only handles LSC meets as well as those that have been sent to them to input into their database.  For example, if you swim out of state or national meets, usually someone has to send those times into SwimConnection.  It is not uploaded automatically.  It only compares to national time standards, not local ones like JO or FW, but it’s a free service.



STAS Board Meetings

Future Board meeting dates:  5.5 / 6.2.  I think they are at 9 am on the pool deck. For more information, contact Board President Melissa at



High School Seniors – watch this space. If you have a 3.3 or higher GPA and at least 2 years as a STAS swimmer you may be able to apply for scholarships. (For college? Amount?). More info from Coach Matt forthcoming. Deadline to apply is May 26.


Scheduled Events: Pre-Seniors


April 20-22 SMST Folsom

June 8- June 10 EGAC Summer Elk Grove

June 7-19 Summer Sanders Roseville

June 22-24 Reno (Tentative)

July 7-8 DART Davis

July 19-22 Bill Rose Roseville

July 26 -29 Far Westerns Moraga

August 8 – 11 WAGS Roseville (Selection only)


Scheduled Events: Seniors


April 20-22 SMST Folsom

May 10-12 Sac Joaquin High School Sectionals Lodi

May 13 Davis Post High School Shave Meet

June 7-10 Summer Sanders Roseville

June 22-24 Reno (Tentative)

July 7-8 DART Davis

July 19 -22 Bill Rose Roseville

July 26-29 Far Westerns

July 31-August 4 Junior Nationals Irvine