June 29, 2017
Get ready for a fun new meet at Vienna Woods!
Vienna Woods is hosting an IM Carnival on Wednesday, July 5th. This meet is for swimmers who would like to get a time in the 100M Individual Medley, particularly those swimmers who want to swim the IM at Divisionals. The IM is the only race not swum at A meets but is swum at Divisionals in order for swimmers to qualify in the event for All-Stars. Swimmers will only swim 1 IM race in our IM Carnival.
There will be 5 other teams from our B league attending the meet. They are Cardinal Hill, Dunn Loring, Hunter Mill, Lakevale, and Virginia Aquatic. It will be a quick meet, only lasting about 1.5 hours if all goes well and will be lots of fun. We need many volunteers, so please sign up under the job listings.
This event is for swimmers 9 and older. If you have a superstar 8 year old or younger, who can swim all 4 strokes legally, please contact the coaches for a possible exception. For Divisionals and All-Stars there is only a 10 & under category for IM and the vast majority of 8 & unders do not compete in this stroke.
For those who don't know what and the IM is (don't worry, you are not alone) a description of the event:
Individual medley consists of a single swimmer swimming equal distances of four different strokes within one race. Butterfly, backstroke, breastroke, freestyle is the order for swimming an individal medley. The turns when changing from one stroke to another shall conform to the finish rules for the stroke just completed.
VW swimmers need to sign up via Team Unify by this Saturday, July 1st at midnight. No late entries will be accepted. Swimmers need to be at the pool by 5:00 pm for warm-ups on Wednesday, July 5th.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Mary and Tom