May 3, 2018
This edition of the "Final Notes" is a bit later than we like to send it. The host team sets the timeline for getting the meet finalized. Around the MSL, matching up against Sleepy Hollow for the first dual meet of the season is known as drawing the short straw...however they run a good meet and maintain good sportsmanship as well. The focus this meet, as always, is to "Out-improve" the Sea Lions. Go Waves!
Sleepy Hollow: Where it Is, What (Not) to Bring, and Warm-ups at 7:45am
Located 2.5 miles down Butterfield in San Anselmo isolation, Sleepy Hollow team members gladly report, "It's easier for us to get to the swimming pool than the grocery store!" Despite (or because of) the Sea Lions status as the largest team in the league, the pool around which their community is built is definitely one of the cozier Marin Swim League pool facilities. We'll have a small patch of grass and some room under the trellis to spread out--so to speak. All in all about a third the space that our team likes to take up at home. We'll bring a large Tidalwaves tent to mark our territory, but, it may be a good idea to "buddy up" on tents. Click here to get the address and read more notes provided for us by their team...Facilities aside, one thing we can say about Sleepy Hollow, they run a very efficient swim meet and always show great sportsmanship. It should be a great meet!
Volunteer Check In
We will have Jolene Egan as our check-in volunteer at the meet. Find her at the timers meeting to check in if you are a timer, or at the ribbons desk at the start of the breaststroke if you are a ribbons volunteers. For first half stroke and turn judges, there will be a meeting at 8:10 with Sleepy Hollow head referee--listen for announcements. The meetings are usually held under the timing tents on the block side of the pool. For first half timers, there will be a meeting at 8:20am. There is no break between backstroke and breastroke, so 2nd half volunteers should be ready to dive into action right around the 13-14 year old backstroke.
Heat Sheets and Relays
Please click here to find the heat sheets for the meet along with that all important Heat/Lane Report by Swimmer (all girls listed first alpabetically by last name, then boys). Additionally, since this is a dual meet you will also find RELAYS next to the Heat/Lane Report. All age group relay teams are made up of two boys and two girls. Swimmers earn spots on relay teams based on their times. Please review these relay teams carefully. Also note that relays appear on the Heat/Lane report as well and the number next to the Heat and Lane represents the swimmers position on the team...i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th.
What do Relay Swimmers Need to Know?
While we did our best to try and figure out notes, it is entirely possible that your child has been placed in a relay that s/he will not be able to make. If this is the case, PLEASE notify our head Age Group Coordinator, Kathy Slaught, firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so that she may begin working with coach Marie to find a replacement. If your child is scheduled to swim in a relay and does not show, it is disappointing to all the kids on their team.
Where Should Swimmers Check In?
Age Group Coordinators will be stationed by the mini playground as you walk into the cozy pool area. Please be sure to check in with the appropriate age group coordinator starting at 7:25 am.