July 8, 2018
I wanted to exchange a HUGE thank you to our many volunteers who made the BC meet run smoothly. Despite some challenging conditions with the weather, we had a very smooth meet. Thanks to our many officials who made the meet run like clockwork along with all of our hospitality team, announcer, awards team, concessions team, marshalling team and meet set up and meet break down team.
The performances in the water were amazing as well and it was great to see so many first timers racing. The kids put on a great performance with many new A or AA times qualifying them for Junior Age Group Championships! As soon as I have the results file, results will be uploaded to your accounts but just off the top of my head we probably had a dozen new Junior Age Group Championship qualifiers.
Please bear in mind that sign-up for JAG's must be done online no later than this THURSDAY AT 6:00 PM. Swimmers who want to swim in this meet must meet the following criterion: 1) 2 AAA times or less; 2) at least 1 A time. If you are unsure if your swimmer is qualified you may check with me.
Next week we have age group championships! Here is the weekly practice schedule by group:
Senior/Senior Elite: 5:00-6:15 (Monday); 5:00-6:30 (Tuesday/Wednesday) OFF (Thursday/Friday)
Gold/Junior I/II: 5:00-6:30 (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday); OFF (Thursday/Friday)
****Wednesday will be a special age group championship team combined practice with a focus on relay starts. Please be there if you are in the meet***
Silver: 5:00-6:15 (Monday-Friday)
Bronze: 5:00-6:00 (Monday-Friday)
Platinum: 5:00-6:15 (Monday-Friday)
Swim School: Regular schedule; Friday will be makeup for the M/W group's missed 4th of July practice
Lastly, here are a few more special items for next week and beyond:
1) We will need volunteers to install blocks on Monday/Wednesday for the next two weeks as we prepare for age group champs and then junior age group champs
2) There will be a special age group championship pep rally pizza dinner at the pavilion at the pool immediately following practice on Wednesday. All team members are invited.
3) I will be sending an updated calendar soon including Aulea Olympics and team break; please be on the lookout for that.
Have a great weekend everyone! Happy Streamlines and Gooooooooo Aulea!