June 27, 2016
Hello Swim Team
It’s hard to believe the swim season is almost half way over! Now we need to plan for the Classic and City Championship meets which are coming up on Sat. July 23 (Classic) and Fri. July 29th/Sat. July 30th (City).
PLEASE RESPOND TO ME, TRACI FROST, AT MY EMAIL: [email protected] with whether you have swimmers who are attending classic, city or both championships. Even if you're on the fence/unsure, please let me know about it--I need to get rough estimates to the swim conference this Saturday night (July2nd). If you are definitely NOT attending, let me know as well. AGAIN, PLEASE SEND A REPLY TO MY EMAIL, EVEN IF YOU'VE ALREADY COMMITTED ON THE WEBSITE! Any information about whether you are coming will be helpful (for example," have to leave early for a baseball game", "will need to check with my swimmer if he's willing to swim relays", "need to arrange childcare for my other kids first", "waiting to see if my kid qualifies for long course state", etc.), especially in constructing classic and city relays, which occur at the beginning and the end of each session.
For those of you who are new to swimming, the Classic and City meets are the final meets of the summer swim season and they are attended by all 22 swim teams that belong to the Naperville Park District Swim Conference. PLEASE NOTE, TO PARTICIPATE IN EITHER CHAMPIONSHIP, YOUR SWIMMER NEEDS TO HAVE SWUM IN 3 or more DUAL MEETS (time trials and the Warrior Pride meet DO NOT count toward the 3).
Swimming in one of the final championship meets is a great way to end the season--please try to arrange your schedule so that your swimmer can participate. The swimmers decorate their team areas and really put on a great show of sportsmanship.
Whichever meet your child swims, one parent has to
volunteer at that meet session. I’m sorry, but my hands are
tied! Last year, we
were fortunate that each family was only responsible for one parent
working for half of the session at the very most! In most cases, we
were able to split THOSE jobs in half as well, so you'd be able to
share duties or only work 1/4 of the meet! In addition, every
parent at this meet is in the same boat--in other words, there will
likely be a parent available to help out so that you can "escape"
to watch your child swim an event. Also, if you have children
swimming multiple sessions (e.g., both 9/10 city and 11/12 city),
you are only responsible for volunteering at one of those
meets. More information on that as we get closer to the meet
dates. Feel free to let me know if you have a preference for the
Saturday July 23rd at Metea Valley HIGH SCHOOL
Check in at
The Classic meet is for all swimmers in the 6 & u, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 age groups that have NOT achieved city meet standards in 2 or more events (e.g., 25 free and 50 free). If your swimmer has only 1 city time, please talk with Coach Lauren about which meet to swim. Swimming in the classic meet (as opposed to potentially only one event at city) is often more personally rewarding for these swimmers. In addition, some swimmers who swim classic may be asked to do city relays. Let me know if your classic swimmer will be available for city relays.
All 13/14 year old and 15 & up swimmers, regardless of times, swim at the City Championship meet. Keep this in mind when responding back to me about whether your kids will participate in the meet.
Our session of the Classic meet is being held at METEA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL on Saturday July 23rd. Check-in for swimmers and parents will be at 6:30am, warmups starting at 6:45 (I will know more about our specific warm up time later). The meet starts at 8, and they anticipate the meet ending by 1pm. The meet is set up like a dual meet, except with the option of 6 and under freestyle relays at the beginning of the meet. 8&under, 9/10, 11/12 Medley relays at beginning of meet, freestyle relays at end of meet. Again, no 13/14 or 15-18 year old events. Swimmers can swim a maximum of 4 events--either 3 individual events and 1 relay or 2 individual and 2 relays. Unfortunately, all swimmers may not be able to swim a relay, depending on our numbers (need to have multiples of 4, etc.). Feel free to contact Coach Lauren about what 2-3 individual events your swimmer prefers to swim in.
The night before the Classic meet, July 23rd there is a pasta party and parade for all Classic and City swimmers. It is a really great way to finish off the season!
Friday July 29th (15-18 year olds)
And Saturday July 30th (7-14 year olds)
At NEUQUA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
The City meet is for those swimmers that have achieved a city qualifying time for a certain event. Ask Coach Lauren if you have a question about your swimmers’ times; I also have a list of best times, and in the DOCUMENTS section of the website, you can find all the city qualifying standards as well as all the meet results--if your swimmer has CTY written next to his time, that's a city time! You can also check your ribbons. If your swimmer had a city time, it is indicated next to the time listed.
Swimmers with 2 or more city times are encouraged to attend the city meet. If your swimmer has one city time, please have him/her consult with Coach Lauren as to which meet to attend. In addition, some swimmers without city cuts who swim classic will be asked to do city relays--check with Coach Lauren. Swimmers can swim a maximum of 4 events--either 3 individual and 1 relay or 2 individual and 2 relays (not 4 individual events though). Unfortunately, all swimmers may not be able to swim a relay, depending on our numbers and swimmers' best times. Feel free to contact Coach Lauren about what 2-3 individual events your swimmer prefers to swim in and whether he will be in the city medley and/or free relay for his age group.
Awards are given to the top 16 finishers in each individual event, the top 12 relay teams, and team awards to the top team in each age/gender group. Last year, each of the city qualifiers was also given a fancy rosette ribbon noting the events he/she qualified for.
The City meet is being held at NEUQUA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL on Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th. The Friday night session, going from approximately 5-8pm, is for all 15-18 year old swimmers. The morning session on Saturday is for 7/8 and 9/10 year olds and runs approximately from 6:30am-Noon. The afternoon session is for 11/12 and 13/14 year olds and runs approximately from Noon-5:30pm.
There is also a pasta dinner and parade for all Classic and City swimmers on Friday July 22nd.
all very much for your cooperation with this enormous task of
getting all our swimmers assigned! Go White Eagle
Viral Shah & Traci Frost
Classic/City Championship Meet Coordinators