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Swim Meet Information for Upcoming Weekend

Parents,

I know that for many of you this will be your first USA Swim Meet, and possibly the first swim meet you and your child have ever attended.  There is a lot you need to know, but it’s really not an overly complicated process.  Please review this email and the attachments thoroughly.  If you still have questions, feel free to ask a coach or send them my way.  The coaches will be going over these items with the kids during practice, and again at the beginning of each meet session.

*TheSession Report / Timeline is only to be used for estimations.  

REQUIRED for every family:
The host team has a mandatory release form that they need everyone to complete as soon as possible.  Please click this link and fill out the needed information (very quick and easy).  

  • The meet will go forward "rain or shine"
  • Please make sure your kids have extra towels, warm clothes, and footware / socks.

TIMELINE:

Please review the estimated times below:

 

SATURDAY
13 & OVER

SATURDAY
12 & UNDER

SUNDAY
13 & OVER

SUNDAY
12 & UNDER

ARRIVE BY

7:40 am

11:00 am

9:40 am

12:45 pm

WARM UP

8:00 am

11:30 am

10:00 am

1:15 pm

MEET START

9:00 am

12:00 pm

11:00 am

1:45 pm

MEET END

11:00 am

1:45 pm

12:45 pm

3:30 pm

 

LOCATION:
Cameron Park CSD Aquatic Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682.

Directions to the pool:  From Highway 50 heading east towards Placerville, exit Cambridge Drive.  Turn left on to Flying C Road.  Head west over the freeway over pass.  Turn left onto Knollwood drive.  Turn left onto Country Club Drive.  Turn left into the Cameron Park CSD parking lot.

ADMISSION:

Admission will be limited to athletes, Officials, Coaches and Timers.  Spectators will be able to watch from outside the pool area.

Athletes will enter the gate on the “field side” of the facility and exit the facility through the gate on the CSD community center side of the pool.

Once the numbers of swimmers are finalized then each group will be broken up into certain amounts of groups and placed strategically throughout the pool deck at least 6 feet apart.  The pool deck will be limited to approximately 135 individuals.

Face Masks (California Youth Sports Guidelines)
- Face coverings to be worn when not participating in the activity (e.g., whenever not in the pool).
- Face coverings to be worn by coaches, support staff and observers at all times, and in
compliance with the CDPH Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings.
- We will have parent volunteers helping to monitor our team area. 
- Please remind your kids that Covid Protocols are still in place and they need to comply with the rules in order to participate.

WHAT TO BRING TO A MEET

Each swimmer should make sure that he or she has the proper equipment for each meet
1.      Suit, goggles and at least one towel as well as a cap if desired.
2.      Warm clothes for cold days and evening meets.
3.      A sleeping bag for warmth and to rest on.
4.      Snacks and drinks--make them healthy!  (No snack bar available this time)
5.      A deck of cards, book or board games to occupy swimmers between events.

SWIMMER CHECK-IN

Each swimmer is required to arrive at the pool according to the times noted above.
1.      Find our “team area” (each team has a designated area)
2.      Each swimmer must Check-In with their coach when they arrive.
3.      Stay in the “team area” except for warm-ups and swimming an event. 
4.      Conduct yourself appropriately in the “team area” – no horseplay!!! 

WARM UPS 

Each team has a set period of time before each meet to warm-up. Pay attention to the coaches for warm-up times and instructions. When you are asked to “clear" the pool, do so promptly. After warm-ups, the team will have a brief meeting and then the meet will begin. 

HOW A MEET WORKS 
A “heat sheet” will be created that lists all races for the day and will indicate what Heat & Lane each swimmer is assigned.

When the meet begins, pay attention to the announcements that tell you what events are being swum.

Swimmers should check in with their coaches prior to each of their races to make sure they know where they are going, and to get race tips & reminders.

At the Blocks:
1.      Once at the starting blocks, the Starter is in charge from that point forward.
2.      Be sure to pay attention to him/her!!
3.      The Starter will give the command for the swimmers to stand behind their blocks (3 short whistles)…and then to get on the blocks / enter for backstroke (one long whistle), then to “take your mark”, and then he/she will press the ’beep’ of the electric starter and the swimmers begin the race. 

After the swimmer swims the event, the swimmer will stay in their lane and swim to the other side of the pool to exit.  They will then return to the ’team area’ to await his or her next event. 

**All swimmers are expected to remain at the meet until it is over. Do not leave the meet just because you have finished swimming -- this is a team sport! 

**At the end of the meet, we need to clean up our ’team area’ and, once it is clean, we may leave the pool area. 

GENERAL DECK RULES 
Throughout the meet, all swimmers and spectators are expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner: 
1.      No excessively loud cheering or obnoxious behavior 
2.      No obstruction of the orderly conduct of the meet 
3.      No bad language 
4.      No clowning during races or at the “starting blocks” 
5.      No rowdy behavior in the “team areas” (e.g. no chasing each other around or wrestling) 

Certain sections of the pool areas are restricted as to access. For example, there must be an alley on each side of the pool for the Stroke and Turn Judges and Timer’s areas. Unless you are authorized to be in such areas, please keep out. 

The following are strictly prohibited in the pool area: 
1.      Smoking
2.      Glass containers 
3.      Alcoholic beverages
4.      Profanity or abusive language 
5.      The Meet Referee has the authority to eject any person from the pool area who is not abiding by these rules.