April 19, 2018
Spring Break from practices is now behind us. Our swimmers have now started the last 9 weeks of the school year.
GREAT JOB to all SEVA swimmers at their short course championship meets the end of February and all of March. For the first time in SEVA history, our team won both the 12 & Under District Champ meet and the 13 & Older Region Champ meet in the same year. While our coaching staff thought we had a good chance to win both meets, SEVA swimmers swam so well that we dominated the competition. At the 12 & Under District Champ meet, the SEVA girls and boys finished in 1st place. The combined team scores were as follows:
SEVA 2035 points
TIDE 1579 points
CGBD 1145.50 points
At the 13 & Older Region champ meet, the SEVA girls placed 3rd, the SEVA boys place 1st and the combined team scores were as follows:
SEVA 2507 points
TIDE 1472 points
CGBD 1408 points
SEVA swimmers were DOMINATED the competition.
Virginia Age Group Champ Results: Congratulations to Matthew Potter who earned High Point honors for the meet not only in the 11 – 12 boys age group but earned the overall High Point award when including all age groups. Matthew is coached by Steve Griffin. AWESOME!!
We also had a great beginning to the Long Course season at the SEVA LC Head Start meet the end of March. Results from of all of these meets can be seen on the web site. From the home page, click on Meet Info. From the drop down window, click on “Meet Results”, then look for the meet name you want to see and click on it. The swimmers are listed in alphabetical order. Our swimmers swam fast and were able to show continued improvement with their stroke technique & basic skills. I hope the swimmers had a lot of fun competing.
THANK YOU to all SEVA parents that signed up to fulfill your meet manpower requirements during both the short course and long course SEVA hosted meets. SEVA parents staffed almost all the meet positions except for a few officials and timer spots. Our meets run really well when we have your help.
The following are the meets that SEVA swimmers will be participating in May.
May 5 – 6, 2018 A/BB/B/C Meet - Hosted by the BASS Swim Team, held at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Richmond. (approximately 1 hour, 15 min. drive).All Session are Timed Finals.
Who Will Be Entered: All swimmers of any speed in the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Age Group, Age Group Elite and Senior Prepgroups.
13 & Older swimmers: Will compete in the Saturday and Sunday MORNING sessions. (7:10 am projected “On Deck Time”)
12 & Under swimmers: Will compete in the Saturday and Sunday AFTERNOON sessions. (11:15 am projected “On Deck Time”. This time could be moved later.)
Some 13 & Older swimmers may be entered in the afternoon 400 Free Session on Saturday.
Some SEVA swimmers may be entered in the afternoon 800 Free/1500 Free session on Sunday.
If this is to occur on either day, a coach will be in contact with you to explain the logistics and confirm that your swimmer is able to participate in the 400 Free, 800 Free and/or 1500 Free
There has been a block of hotel rooms reserved for family call-in for this meet. The hotel information will be sent in a future e-mail. Booster Club support to assist with any hotel expense is pending. Since the meet is Timed Finals, Team Travel will NOT be offered for swimmers 13 & older.
Booster Club Hotel Support: Support will be provided to all families that have a swimmer competing in the AM sessions (13 & Older) of this meet if they choose to stay in a hotel. The benefit will be $50.00 per night for a maximum of two nights (Friday and Saturday). If your room is less than $50.00 per night, you will be reimbursed for the full cost of your stay. In order to receive reimbursement, a hotel receipt must be sent to Booster Club Treasurer, John Jackson within 7 days of the end of the meet. His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel support for families that are participating only in the PM Session (12 & Under) of this meet will not receive support because the format of the meet is Timed Finals (1 session a day) and the “On Deck Time” is not until 11:15 am making it very easy to drive back and forth from home each day.
May 5 – 6, 2018 A/BB/B/C Meet - Hosted by PSDN, held at the Liberty University Aquatic Center in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Who Will Be Entered: All swimmers of any speed in the Senior Premier and Senior Elite groups ONLY.
13 & Older swimmers: Will compete on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Friday and Saturday: Preliminaries in the morning, finals in the evening.
Sunday Morning: Distance Session (1500 Free)
Sunday Late Morning & Early Afternoon: Time Finals (Projected meet finish time is 3:30 pm)
12 & Under swimmers: Will NOT be entered in this meet. They will be competing at the meet in Richmond the same weekend.
There WILL BE Team Travel offered for this meet.
May 19– 20A/BB/B/C Meet - Hosted by TAC, held at the Newport News Midtown Community Center. All sessions are Timed Finals.
Who Will Be Entered: All swimmers of any speed in all groups.
12 & Under swimmers: Will compete in the Saturday and Sunday MORNING sessions. (6:40 am projected “On Deck Time”.)
13 & Older swimmers: Will compete in the Saturday and Sunday AFTERNOON sessions. (11:45 am projected “On Deck Time”)
There will be Distance Sessions at the end of each day. 800 Free on Saturday and 1500 Free on Sunday.
Swimmers in the Senior Premier and Senior Elite Groups may be entered in just one of the two days of this meet. Please check with Coach Steve and Coach Jeff for their plans for your swimmer.
May 26– 27National Black Heritage Champs – Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary, North Carolina (Raleigh area) This meet is for all ages and speeds. All Sessions are Timed Finals. All swimmers may enter but the meet is targeted for minorities to compete. Please note that this is a competition held in short course yards. ONLY SWIMMERS WHOSE PARENTS HAVE CONFIRMED WITH COACH DAVE THAT THEY WILL ATTEND WILL BE ENTERED.
If attending the National Black Heritage meet May 26 - 27, for the May 19 – 20 meet, we recommend your swimmer either competes only one of the two days or does not compete in this meet at all.
The meet will be run using two 25-yard courses in a 50-meter pool. The girls will compete in the west course, the boys in the east course.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 & Older swimmers will compete in the morning sessions (6:15 AM “On Deck Time” – time subject to change). 10 & under swimmers will compete in the afternoon sessions (12:15 PM “On Deck Time”).
There will be a swimmer social at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham on Saturday evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Booster Club Hotel Support: Support will be provided to all families that have a swimmer competing in this meet if they choose to stay in a hotel. The benefit will be $50.00 per night for a maximum of two nights (Friday and Saturday). If your room is less than $50.00 per night, you will be reimbursed for the full cost of your stay. In order to receive reimbursement, a hotel receipt must be sent to Booster Club Treasurer, John Jackson within 7 days of the end of the meet. His e-mail address is: email@example.com
Please note the Team Trip Meet date change:
This meet has been moved to June 15 – 17. Planned depart date is Thursday, June 14th. Planned return date is Tuesday, June 19th.