July 13, 2014
Swim Team News 7/13/14
Great Swim Meets!
We visited Klahaya last Thursday and had a fantastic time. The weather was perfect and the kids swam extremely fast. It’s good that we did to because Klahaya really made a meet of it. Our Freestyle relays at the end help pull us through. We’re 4-0 on the year with three dual meets left!
Our next meet is at Innis Arden on Tuesday. Check the website for the 8U travel squad list and let me know if you have any questions.
Sand Point comes to our pool on Thursday. They are also undefeated and will definitely be ready for us. Let’s bring our “A-Game” and give it our best shot! They’ve been close to us for the last couple of years and would love nothing better than to grab the dual meet title trophy from us.
For our Pre-Meet on Thursday (the Sand Point meet) we’re going to include some individual events for our 10U swimmers. Our league policy limits the total number of exhibition heats, and with two huge teams meeting (SP and AC) swimmers in the evening meet will only be guaranteed two events. Participating in the Pre-Meet will give swimmers a couple more chances to post times.
Special Time Trial Opportunity –
This Saturday (7/19) we’ll set up the starting system and run a few time trial races. Any swimmer can participate, though our youngest swimmers who don’t travel to away meet are especially encouraged to come. Let’s plan on an 8:30am start time.
Pancake Breakfast & Team Picture
Our annual Pancake Breakfast is Monday, July 21st. If you have an electric frying pan (and spatula), we’d love to borrow it. We also still need a few more volunteers to help out. Team pictures will be taken during this same morning at 9:00am. Please meet on the upper grass area at 8:50am. We’ll take the picture by 9:10 so don’t be late! Senior swimmers are encouraged to stick around and help cook pancakes and entertain the younger swimmers.
Lost & Found
There have been a number of team suits and Aqua Club gear living in our lost-and-found. Please check with your swimmer to see if one of them is yours. Remember to put your name on the tag!
Banquet – 8/3 (SUNDAY)
Help needed to plan this event! Please let us know if you are interested in organizing this annual fun and memorable evening. This is the first year that we’re holding our banquet before All-Cities so make sure to mark you calendar.
Prelims/B-Champs – A Tutorial
At the finish of the dual meet season, all swimmers are eligible to participate in the championship season. Swimmers that reach a qualifying time standard swim at the Division Preliminaries. Those who haven't reached a qualifying time swim at the B-Championship meet. Results from B-Champs can move a swimmer into prelims if it betters the prelim standard.
The fastest six swimmers in each event at the Prelims move on to the Northern Division Finals. To qualify for the All-City Meet, a swimmer's time at Northern Division is compared to the Southern Division results. The fastest six results, regardless of North or South affiliation, are entered in the All-City Championship meet.
*All swimmers participating in prelims must be available to swim at the All-City Championship meet.