July 9, 2018
MONDAY MESSAGE FROM YOUR AQUAHAWG COACHES FOR July 9, 2018
PRACTICE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK –Regular practice schedule Monday-Wednesday for all groups. No Rookies practice on Wednesday evening due to Summer League meet at Mt. Sequoyah.
On Thursday, no EVENING practice for Senior Hawgs and Wild Hawgs.
Regular morning practice on Friday UNLESS you are swimming the 1500 Free at the NWAA meet. Those swimming the 1500, please stay home and rest for your race. Regular Rookie practice Friday evening.
NO Saturday practice for any group due to the NWAA meet.
NWAA MEMORIAL CLASSIC – Final information will be sent to attendees by Thursday morning.
LAST CHANCE MEET - Our team will host a Last Chance Meet on Saturday, July 21stat The Jones Center for swimmers who are reasonably close to earning a state meet cut. Coaches are allowing athletes to select their 2 or three preferred events for this meet when commitment is made.
Swimmers must be within: 2 seconds per 50, 4 seconds per 100, 6 seconds per 200, 15 seconds per 400 of a ‘BB’ USA swimming time standard for their age group in order to enter an event.
Please make your commitment now if your swimmer plans to attend – we can update it after the NWAA meet this weekend to reflect new times. Job signup to be available in the next couple of days. Senior Hawgs, Wild Hawgs, and Junior Hawgs who are not in the Last Chance meet will have regular practice at SAC.
WELCOME PARTY FOR HEIN FAMILY – Our welcome party for the Hein family is postponed until after the season ends. Please feel free to include the Heins in your own family events as you get together with other swim families.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET – Meet information is now available on the website! Please review the Eligibility Report to see if your swimmer has state meet cuts (times in black). State Champs is in Bentonville at Melvin Ford Park, and all qualifiers should plan to attend the meet.
Our theme for State Champs this year is SUPERHAWGS, and team shirts are now available for purchase in the HawgShop! This will be a spirit shirt for all future meets (not just State Champs), so place your order this week to ensure size availability.
ASI ZONES MEET – Information is now available on the ASI Website for the Central Zones meet. Qualifying time is AAA, achieved between 8/3/2017 and the start of the meet this year. Please see page 3 of the meet information for further clarification.
There is an opportunity for a few athletes who may not have a AAA qualifying time but who can still attend to complete the Arkansas roster. If you are interested in being part of the Arkansas Zone team, please email Coach Brian for information. He leaves for Sectionals tomorrow and will respond as time allows between sessions.
ROOKIE HAWGS – Rookies are headed to Mount Sequoyah on July 11th for meet #3. Final information will be sent Wednesday morning.