Three practices left before the Big Meet. A Must Read.

Chinook Family,

We only have three practices left before the big meet.  Age Group Champs is a statewide meet THIS FRI, SAT, SUN, at the Bartlett Pool with teams attending from all over Alaska.  This year it is the biggest in attendance with approximately 400 swimmers entered.  Our team is ready to race- please read this infomative email. 


Friday Prelims- Warm ups are at 7:30am for our team.  We need to be ready to start promptly at 7:30am. There are no lane assignments.  So be on time and ready. Our warm up will end at 8:10am. Prelims start at 9am. 10 and under relays are at beginning of prelims.

(Bartlett High School starts at 7:30am so plan accordingly.  Be prepared for JROTC to direct in parking lot and nominal fee)

Friday Finals- Warm ups are 3-3:50pm.  Finals start at 4pm.  All 11 and older relays are at beginning of finals.

What to wear-  Blue Team Shirt


Saturday Prelims- Warm ups are 8:10-8:50am for our team. Prelims start at 9am.  Although we are in the second warm up group, I ask that you arrive a bit earlier to keep your space on deck and have time to prepare. Again there is no lane assignment but be ready to warm up as a group.

Saturday Finals- Warm ups are 3-3:50pm. Finals start at 4pm.  11 and older relays at the beginning of finals.

What to wear- Team Tye Dye Shirt


Sunday Prelims- We are at the early warm up- 7:30am-8:10am.  Prelims start at 9am.  10 and under relays are at the beginning of prelims.

Please note: 11 and older relays swum at end of prelims.

Sunday Finals- Warm ups 2-2:50pm.  Finals start at 3pm.  

What to wear- Blue Team Shirt


Volunteer opportunities

Since the meet will be double ended during prelims there are many volunteer opportunities.  We still need timers, stroke and turn officials, computer table helpers, misc. helpers.  Sign up today on our team web site.  Being on deck is the best seat in the house but parents will not be allowed on deck unless volunteering.  To volunteer you need to sign up in advance. Sign up today.


A Final Note

It is an honor to participate at Age Goup Champs.  Our goal as a team is to continue to value sportsmanship, team spirit, a strong work ethic, and process over product.  Keep up the great work on cheering for each other (and your competition), checking in with coaches, warming up and cooling down, and maintaining a positive mental attitude. Together we can achieve more. 


Go Chinooks!