March 27, 2019
2019 TTST Long Course Season Promotion and Information
TTST had a record breaking 2018 – 2019 SCY season with 34 age group and open team records broken to date. That could go up with the Far Western Championships still to finalize the SCY season. The team also had a record setting Sierra Nevada Age Group Championships for points and wins, earning us the 2019 most improved team award! Let’s keep the spirit and momentum rolling through the upcoming 2019 LCM season.
The 2019 Long Course Season, or LCM, is starting in April. LCM is in reference to the racing course change from a 25-yard pool to a 50-meter pool. Every April swim clubs of USA Swimming change events to racing the international course of LCM. It is a very different style of racing that requires focus on swimming technique improvement as much as the continued SCY focus of turns and underwater speed. This is because in LCM more than half the distance is swimming compared to around a quarter when racing SCY.
The team will be changing the training pattern while still training in the SCY pool in Truckee. The training plans will consider the extra swimming time that LCM requires to perform well. I am excited for a great 2019 LCM season that will run until July 28th, 2019. After that we will be on team break through August. We should be back in the pool for the 2019 – 2020 SCY season no later than September 9th, 2019.
We encourage all abilities to try to attend practice and experience the competitions on offer this 2019 LCM season. Below is the list of what is happening for all groups for LCM:
- 2019 TTST Long Course Season racing begins, April 12th at the 2019, Spring Splash, Folsom CA: This is an all abilities meet. Everyone that can attend should attend. Entries have opened and we currently have 17 swimmers entered to swim at this meet. Entries close March 29th, 2019.
- 2019 Intermountain Classic, May 24th – May 26th, Carson City, NV: This is an all abilities meet. Everyone that can attend should attend. Entries have opened on TTST website www.truckeeswim.com. Entries close May 10th, 2019.
- 2019 Santa Clara International Meet, June 6th – 9th, Santa Clara, CA: This is only for our National Team level swimmers with time standards of USA Futures or Faster. Right now, only Kaikea will be attending to go for some faster international times and rankings. If other swimmers make futures times and want to attend entries are capped at 430 swimmers so time to enter is limited.
- 2019 Reno Summer Splash, June 21st – 23rd, Reno, NV: This is an all abilities meet. Everyone that can attend should attend. Entries have opened on TTST website www.truckeeswim.com. Entries close June 7th, 2019
- 2019 TTST Summer Training Schedule Begins, June 25th – July 26th, 2019: Our training hours will move from the afternoon to mornings only during this period. Start times will be announced as soon as they are approved and finalized.
- 2019 Sun Country Invitational, June 21st – 23rd, Bend, OR: This is a Senior Team or higher meet. Ages 13 and over are invited. Time standards are the Oregon Swimming 14-year-old A time. It is between the Senior time for Sierra Nevada JR + and Senior + time standards. This will be a team travel meet where we drive to Bend, OR from Truckee as a squad. Travel will be arranged to accommodate the completion of High School finals Friday, June 21st (the last day of school). Entries close June 7th.
- 2019 Bill Rose Classic, July 11th – July 14th, Roseville, CA: This is our Sierra Nevada Age Group Championships for LCM. All age groups are represented in this version. 10 Under, 11-12, 13 – 14, and 15 – 18 should consider entering this year if you have the time standard for your age group! Time standards are the Junior Olympics time standards from Sierra Nevada Swimming. I would like to take a record number of swimmers to this meet and chase after some new team achievements at the Sierra Nevada level! Entries close June 26th after the Reno & Bend meets.
- 2019 Silver State Championships, July 19th – 21st, Reno, NV: This is an all abilities meet. Everyone that didn’t go to the Bill Rose Classic should attend. Entries have opened on TTST website www.truckeeswim.com. Entries close June 7th, 2019. Entries close July 3rd.
- 2019 Far Western Championships, July 25th – July 28th, Moraga, CA: This is our final competition, Age Group Championships for the 2019 LCM season. All age groups are represented in this version. 10 Under, 11-12, 13 – 14, and 15 – 18 should consider entering this year if you have the time standard for your age group! Time standards are the Far Western time standards for the age group swimmers will represent at the meet. I would like to take a record number of swimmers to this meet and chase after some new team achievements at the Far Western Level! Entries close July 15th after the Bill Rose Classic.