January 30, 2013
The Championship Meet Season is about to begin. Please be aware that the deadline for getting a hotel room at the group rate for Age Group Champs is February 6. (see the "events" tab on the BASS web page for hotel info).
The Championship season is structured differently this year. Swimmers who are 12 & Under will swim in the District Champs meet and/or the Age Group Champs meet. (12 & Under will not be included in the Region Champs meet this year) Swimmers 13 and over will swim in the Regional Champs meet, Age Group Champs meet and/or Senior Champs meet.
The first meet, District Champs, is now available for sign-ups on the BASS website. The entry deadline for this meet is midnight Sunday February 3. Watch for the next meets in the Championship meet series to be available soon. Don’t forget that the coaches want every swimmer to participate in at least one Championship meet. The schedule is listed below.
**Please remember: If you swim a time at one meet that qualifies you to swim at the next Championship meet, we will automatically sign you up to swim that event unless you let Kevin McHaney or Shelby Gohn know that you will not be able to attend the next meet before the Monday morning following the meet that you made the new qualifying time. You’ll notice that the meets are back-to-back weekends, so we have a very small window of time to add the new qualifiers to the next meet. Also, VA Swimming charges late fees for Championship meets for any entry that arrives after the meet entry deadline listed in the meet announcement so please sign-up by our BASS deadlines for these Championship meets. If you sign up after the deadline the late fees will be charged. Don’t forget that BASS has its own meet entry deadline that will differ from that listed in the meet announcement. We need time to process the entries and make sure they arrive to the host team on time. If BASS is charged a late fee for your entry, we will charge you that fee. (Late fees do not apply if you make a new qualifying time at one meet and wish to enter the next meet, unless we miss the deadline for additional entries)
Late fees are as follows: In addition to the regular entry fee, a fee of $10 per event prior to the first day of the meet and $25 per event on or after the first day of the meet will be charged for any entry received after the entry deadline.
2013 Championship Meet Schedule:
District ChampsChinn Center, Woodbridge, VA Feb.15-17
All 8 & younger swimmers should be attending the first meet, District Champs
8& younger swimmers regardless of classification in 8 & under events and in 10 & under events if they do not have an Age Group time in the event
9-12 year old swimmers with less than an Age Group qualifying time in the event
Region ChampsGMU Freedom Center, Manassas Feb. 22-24
13-14 swimmers with a time slower than the Age Group time in the event entered (except the 400 IM, 1000 Free & 1650 Free- must have a ‘B’ time to enter these events)
15 & Older swimmers who do not have a Senior Champ qualifying time in each event entered (except the 400 IM, 1000 Free & 1650 Free - must have a ‘B’ time to enter these events)
Senior Champs Collegiate School Aquatic Center, Richmond Feb 28- Mar 3 (Geared towards 15 & Older swimmers, but anyone who achieves a Senior Champ qualifying time in each event entered)
Age Group Champs CAC-VT, Christiansburg, VA Mar. 7-10 (14& Younger swimmers who have achieved an Age Group Champ qualifying time in each event entered)
NCSA Junior Nationals Orlando, Florida Mar. 12-16 (Any swimmer who achieves a Junior National time in each event entered)
BASS Spring Last Chance Meet Woodberry Forest Barbee Center Mar. 16 (Not a Championship meet, but a last chance short course meet before BASS Spring Break begins. Open to all swimmers.)
Speedo Sectional Champs CAC-VT, Christiansburg, VA Mar. 21-24 (Any swimmer who achieves a Sectional qualifying time in each event entered)
If you have any questions about which Championship meet you should be attending, please talk to one of the Coaches.