PLEASE READ: Important Information About the MARS Meet!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE MARS LONG COURSE OPEN MEET
See updates for Sunday, below

This post contains a lot of information about the meet this weekend.  The format changed (so there are new start times), and there are additional instructions about where to park, where to sit, etc. 

Session and Warm-up Times

The Saturday session was much longer than expected, and was split into two sessions, with 13 and over swimmers in the morning, and 12 and under swimmers in the afternoon.  Warm-up times and start times on Saturday and Sunday am sessions were adjusted so that the meet could start at 9:00 am.  The new warm-up and start times are: 

Friday Night:                                      Warm-up 4:30-5:15 pm          Session starts at 5:30 pm

Saturday Morning (13 & over):         Warm-up 7:45 to 8:15 am      Session starts at 9:00 am
                                                                       (Session should end around 12:45 pm)

Saturday Afternoon (12 & under):    Warm-up 12:45 to 1:15 pm    Session starts at 2:00 pm
                                                                       (Session should end around 5:00 pm)

UPDATE:  Sunday Morning:             Warm-up 7:15 to 7:45 am      Session starts at 8:00 am
                                                                       (Session should end around 2:00 pm)

UPDATE:  Positive check-in is needed for all Sunday events.  Look for the check-in sheets opposite the concessions table as you enter the pool. 

The psych sheet is available  HERE to give you a rough idea of what to expect with the meet.  The seeding and unofficial results will be available on the Meet Mobile app. 

Location and Parking

The pool is located in the northwest corner of West Nedderman Drive and Greek Row Drive in Arlington. 

The recommended parking lot is Lot 30, just to the west on Greek Row Drive, and adjacent to the tennis courts.  Try using 901 Greek Row Drive, Arlington, TX 76013 in your favorite GPS app to get you to the parking lot. 

There may a few spots here and there in smaller lots, and the parking garage around the corner near the MAC (Maverick Activity Center) will also be open.

Seating Situation

Seating will be very tight.  Swimmers are encouraged to bring a deck chair to sit in.  There is some covered bleacher seating for parents, and there is some room for chairs and pop-up tents on the lawn adjacent to the pool. 

Consider volunteering to time at this meet, if only to pass the time and have a seat in the shade.  Timers should have a canopy for cover for protection from the sun (or rain, if it comes to that). 

Other Planning Stuff

The adjacent indoor pool will be open for warm-up and cool-down throughout the meet.

Bring lots of water, snacks and sunscreen, and enjoy the day, no matter what the weather brings!

See you at the (outdoor) pool!

Eric

 
    
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