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Weekly Team Newsletter (2/4/2019)

Good afternoon BASS / FAST families!

Our 8&Under championship meet is coming up this weekend! Meet/warm up information will be emailied later in the week closer to the meet.

The entry deadline for the Southwest District 9-12 Championship meet is tonight (Feb 4th). This is a three-day prelims/finals meet, as follows:

  • Swimmers will swim a preliminary session in the morning session.

    • Top 16 swimmers in the 11-12 age group and the top 8 swimmers in the 9-10 age group will swim the final session each day.

    • Top 8 swimmers in the 11-12 age group will compete in the 200 fly, 200 back, and 200 breast finals.

  • The 400 IM and 500 free will be swum as timed finals.

  • Finals will be swum with the consolation heat competing first, followed by the final t for events with top 16 swimmers. 

  • All relay events will be timed finals and will be conducted during the preliminary session.  

Swimmers may enter a maximum of 3 individual events per day, for a total of 8 individual events over the course of the meet.

If you would like more info, orif you haven't signed up yet and would like to you will be able to on our website under the ‘Events/Meets” tab.


Our 13&Over meet is the Blue Ridge Region 13&Over Champs on Feb 22nd– Feb 24that  Jamerson YMCS, 801 Wyndhurst Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502. Meet entries are due on Feb 9th.

This is a three-day prelims/finals meet, as follows:

  • Swimmers will swim a preliminary session in the morning session.

    • Top 16 13-14 swimmers and the top 16 15&O swimmers will swim the final session each day.

  • Only the top heat of the 1000 will swim in finals, regardless of age.

  • Finals will be swum with the consolation heat competing first, followed by the final heat. 

  • All relay events will be timed finals and will be conducted during the preliminary session.  

Warm ups for prelim sessions will begin no earlier than 7:00am each day; competition starts at 8:30am each day.  Warm ups for finals sessions will begin no earlier than 4:30pm on Friday and Saturday, with competition starting no earlier than 5:30pm.   

Swimmers may enter a maximum of 3 individual events per day, for a total of 8 individual events over the course of the meet.

 

Thankfully the cold snap is over so we are looking forward to another great WARM week of practice!

See you at the pool!

FAST / BASS coaching staff.