This week at Delaware Swim Team: 11/25-12/1
Happy Thanksgiving!  Here's what's happening this week at Delaware Swim Team:
 
 
PRACTICE CHANGES
GATOR CLASSIC
GAAC MINI MEET
RMSC HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL
ODDBALL CHALLENGE
DST FLYERS NIGHT
 
 
PRACTICE CHANGES
 
We are in the middle of our Thanksgiving practice schedule.  Please refer to this schedule for all practices on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We will return to our normal practice schedule on Monday, December 2.
 
 
GATOR CLASSIC
 
 
A scratch policy will be in place for this meet.  Swimmers who qualify for finals in an event will have 30 minutes after results for that event are announced to scratch from finals.  Failure to scratch, and then failure to swim that event in finals, will result in being barred from the rest of the meet.  Additionally, Delaware Swim Team will be imposed a $50 fine for a swimmer missing an event at finals, and this fine will be added to the swimmer's family's account.  The Delaware Swim Team coaching staff, of course, is requiring swimmers who participate in this meet to be available for finals, in the event that a swimmer qualifies for one of his or her events in finals.  The coaching staff specifically selected a meet with finals for 11 & Over swimmers, in order to give these swimmers a chance to experience a Prelims/Finals format meet.
 
SJAC has asked teams to provide two timers each for each session on Friday (sessions 2, 3, and 4), and the other finals sessions (7 and 10).  You can sign up to time with the Job Signup button on the meet page.  Because Delaware Swim Team has been assigned timer positions, timers will be awarded the standard away meet volunteer points per slot.
 
There are specific facility guidelines in place for parking, due to the smaller lot size at the facility.  Please refer to the parking plan, also linked above, for traffic flow to drop off a swimmer, and available parking at the facility.
 
SJAC is collecting certain toys for kids with cystic fibrosis, to be donated to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Cystic Fibrosis Center.  Families are encouraged to bring certain toys for children with cystic fibrosis.  Please see the Purple Out document, also linked above, for the types of toys and gifts to donate.
 
 
GAAC MINI MEET
 
 
Delaware Swim Team is attending the GAAC Mini Meet on December 14-15.
 
The deadline to sign up for the meet is this Saturday, November 30.  There is a short entry period because it took some time to hear from the meet hosts to confirm that they would accept our entries.  November 30 is a hard deadline for entries; entries will be sent to the meet host on Sunday, December 1.
 
8 & Under Traditional Program swimmers are expected to attend, as with any away meet.  Swimmers may enter the meet for just one of the two days, if scheduling necessitates it.
 
 
RMSC HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL
 
 
The RMSC Holiday Invitational is Thursday through Sunday, December 12-15.
 
Entries are due by Monday, December 2.
 
Delaware Swim Team has been informed that there will be assigned timer positions for this meet.  Volunteer positions will open at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, December 4.
 
 
ODDBALL CHALLENGE
 
Volunteer service points have been placed into the accounts of people who timed at the meet.  Please check to make sure your volunteer service points earned for the season reflect what you have done so far this year.  You can check on the team website at My Account>$My Invoice/Payment>gray "Service Hours" tab.
 
 
DST FLYERS NIGHT
 
Delaware Swim Team is attending the Philadelphia Flyers game on Thursday, January 16.  You can sign up to attend the game here.  The deadline to sign up is January 10.
 
Swimmers who sign up for tickets through Delaware Swim Team will get a Flyers Gritty swim cap.
 
 
Thanks,
The Delaware Swim Team coaching staff