April 30, 2018
In preparation for our meeting tonight, I thought I would try to answer some questions regarding the Utah Summer Games.
Our team is excited to attend the Utah Summer Games on July 21-23, 2018. The coaching staff has put together an exciting itinerary with outstanding accommodations. It is our hope that we can get most of our swimmers to attend. In an effort to keep the costs down, the team has subsidized the event.
Understandably, there are many good questions as to Who, What, Where, When, and Why? Please let me answer these questions below?
Who: All swimmers 11 and over invited to travel with the team. All ten and under swimmers are encouraged to attend, but the parents must chaperone their child at all times. The first 25-28 swimmers who return their deposit of $125 will be admitted. Preference will be given to swimmers in age and ability. However, the team will work to arrange for everyone wishing to attend. The team will be using a full size passenger bus for all of the transportation needs. We have contracted with Holliday Bus Company. I have personally used this company before for swim team travel meets, and they are amazing. Their buses are new, clean, safe and have all the storage you need. The bus does have a restroom and can hold up to 50 passengers. The swimmers will be transported from all events on the team bus. Swimmers will be expected to travel at all times with the team, unless being escorted by a parent.
When: Depart June 21st at 8 am and return late June 23 (Saturday) evening. The team registration and payment deadline to attend is Friday, May 18th.
Where: The Summer Games are held in Cedar City, Utah. The swimming sessions are in the JL Sorensen Physical Education Building. (See itinerary for address). The team will be staying in a large private residence, with 5 bedrooms, and can sleep up to 30 people. We are excited to stay at a large residence where we can meet together for activities and meals. Please copy and paste the following address to check out the residence. https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1256853vb. We also have reserved three extra rooms at the Clarion Inn, if needed. The bus driver will be staying at the Clarion Inn.
What? Check out the included itinerary below for all the stops. Also check out the attached meet information put out by the host.
How much? The cost is $125, plus incidentals, and registration fees. The $125 includes lodging, transportation, snacks, and most meals. The $125 does not include a sack lunch for the ride down, and stopping for dinner on the way home. Incidentals can include: extra money to tip the bus driver ($5 per person), extra money for rides at Brian Head (probably won’t have time), and snacks. The registration must be completed with the Utah Summer Games website. The entry cost includes a $25 registration fee, plus $4.50 per event.
Why go? Why not? You way win a medal! Have a great time with your team!
MAC Utah Summer Games Itinerary
Thursday June 21, 2018
08:15 Load Bus at Murray Rec Center for Cedar City
08:30: Depart from Murray Rec Center. 202 E Murray Park Ave, Murray UT 84107. Meet in parking lot east of the indoor pool. Bring a sack lunch. Lunch not provided.
12:30: Arrive at the JL Sorensen Rec Center (Pool)
Southern Utah University Campus
JL Sorensen Physical Education Building
351 West Center Street
Cedar City, UT
13:00: Session 1: Warm ups. Snacks will be provided
14:00: Session 1 of the Utah Summer Games- Swimming begins
18:30: Load Bus back to residence.
19:30 Depart for Pizza Factory from residence. Address: 131 South Main, Cedar City, UT 84720
19:45 Dinner: Pizza Factory in Cedar City. All you can eat pizza, bread and drinks. Bring $2 extra if you want a salad.
21:00 Depart Pizza Factory and return to residence
23:00 Lights out
Friday June 22
07:30 Continental breakfast at Residence
08:30 Load Bus for Brian Head Resort.
08:44 Depart for Brian Head Resort. Everybody needs to bring his or her swim equipment. We will not be returning to the residence before the swim meet (session 2). Each person will have one chair lift and three runs on the Avalanche tube run. Any extra rides, must be purchased individually. Everyone must have the waiver form completed three weeks before departure.
09:45 Arrive at Brian Head Resort. Address is 329 UT-143, Brian Head, UT 84719
11:45 Lunch at Brian Head Resort
12:15 Load bus and depart for Session 2 at Pool
13:00 Warm ups Session 2
14:00 Session 2 starts. Snacks will be provided
19:00 Depart Pool for residence
20:00 Pasta Dinner at Residence
21:30 Team activities
23:00 Lights out
Saturday June 22
07:30 Hot breakfast at residence
09:00 Clean up residence and prepare to check out of residence
10:00 Depart residence for Bicentennial Park.
Address is 660 W. 1045 N.
The Bicentennial Park is located off Constitution Avenue. The Exit 59 Skateboard park and Bicentennial Softball Complex are located within the same area.
10:15 Arrive at Bicentennial Park. The Volleyball court and Pavilion will be reserved.
12:00 Lunch at Bicentennial Park. Jimmy Johns delivered to park.
12:45 Depart for Session 3 Warm ups
13:00 Session 3 Warm ups
14:00 Session 4 starts. Snacks will be provided
19:00 Depart Pool for Murray
19:30 Dinner on your own. We will stop at a fast food location. Being your own $, this meal is not provided by the team.
23:00 Arrive at Murray Rec Center
All of these times are estimates. The actual time may vary depending on the length of each swim meet session. Some snacks will be provided for the meet, but athletes should bring their own favorites.