COOGS Headed to RICE For Some Fast Swimming

COOGS Headed to RICE For Some Fast Swimming

 

This weekend, thirty-three COOG swimmers will head to RICE University to get some last chance long course racing before the championship season begins next month. Now that long course season is in full swing, coaches are looking forward to seeing improvements in translating our technique and racing skills into some very fast swimming.

It is going to be a hot one this weekend, so as always, swimmers need to remember to drink, drink, drink water. Stay hydrated at all times. Also, please stay in the shade as much as possible and wear sunscreen. Talking care of the body during a meet is the most important thing in order to swim fast.

Have Fun & Swim Fast!

Below are the details for all those attending the meet.

LOCATION
RICE University Pool @ RICE University

6100 South Main Street

Houston, TX 77005


TEAM T-SHIRT ODER:

Friday: Blue team shirt

Saturday: White team shirt

Sunday: Red team shirt

Please show off your COOG team spirit.



ENTRIES & TIMELINE
Entries by name are attached. Please check your entries now. The timeline is also attached.



WARMUP & TIMING CHAIRS

Friday PM: Coach Alison

Open warm-up 4:00-5:30. All COOG swimmers must be ready to get in by 4:30pm for warm-up.


Saturday AM:

2nd warm-up: 8:10-8:50 am. Lane 8 – be early

Meet starts at 9:00 a.m.

No timers need for the AM session. 

 

Saturday PM:Coach Greg, Coach Alison

Warm-up: will be at the end of the morning session. According to timeline warm-ups will start around 1:45pm  Lane 6 –PLEASE be early

Meet starts at the conclusion of warm-ups (approximately 3:00ish)

Timers needed: 1 for the session in Lane 1. To sign up to time, please click on this link: https://www.teamunify.com/EvJobSignup.jsp?team=guhc&event_id=312657

 

Sunday AM:

2nd warm-up: 8:10-8:50 am. Lane 3 – be early

Meet starts at 9:00 a.m.

No timers need for the AM session. 

 

Saturday PM:Coach Greg, Coach Alison

Warm-up: will be at the end of the morning session. According to timeline warm-ups will start around 1:15pm  Lane 7 –PLEASE be early

Meet starts at the conclusion of warm-ups (approximately 2:30ish)

Timers needed: 2 for the session in Lane 3. To sign up to time, please click on this link: https://www.teamunify.com/EvJobSignup.jsp?team=guhc&event_id=312657

 

FEES

Entry fees have been added to your account balance, so log on to your account to complete payment.
 

DETAILED INFORMATION

Parking and Drop Off- 

Reminder that all parking on campus is pay parking. The lots are CC or Debit card only so make sure you are aware they can not use cash. The lots vary on price and I have listed rates below. The only note is on Friday the SYAP(Summer Youth Program) at RICE does their pick up around 3:45 - 4:00. Because of this we will need all swim participants to use West Lot 1 for parking and there will not be swimmer drop off along the inner loop (street that runs next to the pool) on Friday night. So those bringing tents and etc the first night will have to carry them from the lot. 

 

On Saturday and Sunday there is a quick drop off only along the inner loop but there can be no permanent parking. We are treating this like an airport drop off so parents cannot leave the car in this area. RUPD will be making the rounds and issuing citations to those that are out there parked or sitting for some time.. 

Parking Facilities & Rates

Greenbriar Lot

$1 per entry per day

West Lot 1 (Alice Pratt Brown)

$1 per 30 min, $11 daily maximum

North Lot

$1 per 15 minutes, $11 daily maximum

BY CREDIT CARD (All Surface Lots)

Machines at the entrance gates will instruct the driver to insert a credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover). When the gate opens and the vehicle enters, the computer's "parking meter" begins. Upon leaving, the visitor drives to the exit gate and inserts the same credit card. It is very important to use the same credit card used at entry while exiting, otherwise the computer will not recognize the card. The gate will open within a few seconds, at which time the meter stops. The computer calculates the time, checks for fee approval and automatically bills the credit card.  IMPORTANT - if you are issued a validation, please insert it FIRST into the machine, it will keep the validation.  Then, insert the credit card used at the entry and the gate will open. 

Set Up

We will be utilizing the area outside the fence line of the pool for parent set up. Pop up tents and etc are allowed in this area. The soccer fields will be used on Friday so please stay as close to the trees as possible. Saturday and Sunday we will have a little more room to spread out. There is no permanent set up for parents inside of the gates of the pool. There is no permanent set up in the actual rec center.  We will be using the bleachers inside the pool on the west side for temporary watching of events. Parents will be able to come in a few events prior watch their swimmer then exit after. 

The pool area will open to coaches and swimmers around 7:20 on both Saturday and Sunday. Parents are not permitted in the pool area until the meet starts. The entrance point for all swimmers and parents is the gate on the fence line closest to the tennis courts. Swim meet participants will not be allowed to enter through the main entrance of the Rec Center.

 

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