This week at Delaware Swim Team: 2/10-2/16
Here's what's happening this week at Delaware Swim Team:
 
 
PRACTICE CHANGES
DOUBLE LAST CHANCE A/BB/C MEET
LAST CHANCE MINI MEET
CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS
CONTRACT EXTENSIONS
 
 
PRACTICE CHANGES
 
There are a number of practice changes due to the meet this weekend.
 
Saturday, February 15
Senior National: 7:00-9:00 AM
Seniors: No practice; swimmers should be at the meet
Junior National: 9:00-11:00 AM at New Castle
Age Group: No practices at any location; swimmers should be at the meet
Developmental: No practices at any location; swimmers should be at the meet
Winter Instructional: 8:30-9:30 AM
 
Sunday, February 16
Junior National: 9:00-11:00 AM at New Castle
Age Group: No practice; swimmers should be at the meet
Developmental: No practice; swimmers should be at the meet
Winter Instructional: 10:00-11:00 AM (normal practice time)
 
Looking further ahead, there will be significant practice changes for groups using the University of Delaware pool on Wedensday and Thursday, February 26-27, and Saturday, February 29, due to the Delaware High School State Championships taking place.
 
 
DOUBLE LAST CHANCE A/BB/C MEET
 
 
The Double Last Chance A/BB/C Meet is this weekend.
 
There are adjustments to the meet timeline from what is in the meet announcement.  The times mentioned in the meet announcement are no longer correct.  Please use the following times to plan for the meet:
 
Saturday Prelims
Doors Open: 8:50 AM
Warm-up Begins: 9:05 AM
Session Start: 10:00 AM
Tentative Finish: 2:00 PM
 
Saturday Finals
Warm-up: 4:15 PM
Session Start: 5:00 PM
Tentative Finish: 7:15 PM
 
Sunday Prelims
Doors Open: 7:45 AM
Warm-up Begins: 8:00 AM
Session Start: 9:00 AM
Tentative Finish: 1:00 PM
 
Sunday Finals
Warm-up Begins: 3:15 PM
Session Start: 4:00 PM
Tentative Finish: 6:15 PM
 
Remember that this is a prelims/finals-format meet for all ages.  The top 8 swimmers for each age group (so 9-10, 11-12, etc) that do not attain the Elite Showcase Classic cut in prelims will swim in finals that afternoon.  Announcements will be made throughout the prelims session stating who has qualified for finals.  When an announcement is made for a certain event, a swimmer will have 30 minutes from the time of that announcement to scratch from that event if the swimmer will not be swimming that event in finals.  It is the responsibility of PARENTS AND SWIMMERS to listen for these announcements and look for event results.  No action is needed if people who qualify for finals will swim in finals.
 
More meet information will be sent out in a separate email later this week.
 
 
LAST CHANCE MINI MEET
 
 
The Last Chance Mini Meet is this weekend.
 
There are adjustments to the meet timeline from what is in the meet announcement.  The times mentioned in the meet announcement are no longer correct.  Please use the following times to plan for the meet:
 
Saturday
Warm-up Begins: 2:30 PM
Session Start: 3:00 PM
Tentative Finish: 4:05 PM
 
Sunday
Warm-up Begins: 1:30 PM
Session Start: 2:00 PM
Tentative Finish: 3:15 PM
 
Volunteers are still needed for some positions on each day.  If you can still help, or can convince a relative to help, please try to volunteer on at least one of the days.
 
More meet information will be sent out in a separate email later this week.
 
 
CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS
 
Championship meets will open up early next week, after results from the Double Last Chance A/BB/C Meet and Last Chance Mini Meet have been imported into our Team Unify system.  With championship meets taking place earlier on, there will be a short window to sign up, in order to get entries in on time to Middle Atlantic.
 
 
CONTRACT EXTENSIONS
 
If you have an End-of-March contract for your swimmer, and you know that you would like to continue beyond March, we can extend your contract now.  Please email Ann at office@delawareswimteam.com to let her know to extend your swimmer’s contract.  It is easiest for us on our end to extend your contract before March 1, although we can do it at any time.
 
 
Thanks,
The Delaware Swim Team coaching staff