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Saturday's Meet-Swim Caps=Big/Little Info

Our first meet is this Saturday!ý It is away at the Southside Aquatics Center (1750 Campostella Road, Norfolk, VAý 23523.)ý Here is info from the LionFish Team Rep:

Meet Start Time
Southside does not open untilý8:00 am.Please arrive by 8 to sign in with your Clerk of Course (Zookeeper) Paula Harville.ý Warm-ups for your team will begin atý8:30 amýand the meet will start atý9:00 am.ý We will have an officials meeting at 8:45 am near the starting side of the pool.ý We only need two stroke and turn officials from each team for each half, as one side of the pool is not accessible due to having a slide.
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Specifics about the pool
Southside is aýYARDSýpool.ý We will start all events from the deep end, as Southside does not allowý divingýin the shallow end.ý Because there isý noý divingýin the shallow end, the second and fourth swimmers in the 100 yd relays will need to start in the water.
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Facilities
Southside is an indoor facility ( noýsunscreen needed).ý Your team can have the left side of the bleachers.ý There is also room to set up chairs out in the hallway if anyone wants to bring their own chairs.ý Standard concessions will be available. Southside does not allow food in the pool area (water is allowed on deck).ý We will have a large room for concessions where swimmers can eat and enjoy their food.ý Food can also be eaten in the hallway or outside.ý Southside staff will ask food to be removed from the facility if seen on deck or on the bleachers.
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Critical:ý Volunteering During the Meet. ýRight now, we will need a few of our first half timers to time the second half as well.ý Please take a moment and sign up for this critical position.ý We will also need our zookeepers & chairs to make sure that we are staffed with enough help the second half.ý If you are unsure of what you signed up for, you can look it up on the site--swimflyingfish.com under events or using the"OnDeck" app.
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Swim Caps. ýThey will arrive by Friday and thanks to Rebecca M., they will be distributed at the Southside Aquatics Center before the meet on Saturday.ý Thank you Rebecca!!
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Big Fish/Little Fish.ý Our Big Fish need to play a "big" role at this weekend's meet.ý They need to make sure that their Little Fish has their events on their arm and that they are at the zoo at the appropriate times.ý Parents are all going to be busy with the meet, so we are also asking them to sit with them when they aren't swimming.ý I am going to ask a few of our experienced swimmers to keep their eyes and ears open to make sure none of our swimmers are sitting alone.ý Please talk to your "Big Fish" so they are prepared to fulfill their duties.
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I am so sorry to miss this first meet!ý Unfortunately my high school reunion comes around every ten years. . .and this is the weekend!ý I am always available to talk, text or email if you need anything or have any questions.ý You guys have got this!!ý I can't wait to hear all about it when I return!
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Next Week's Practice Schedule: ý
7:15-8----11 & older
8-8:30---6 & under
8:30-9:15----7-10 yr olds
Wednesday night is Rita's night (on Kempsville) from 6-7:30.ý Just a time to get together outside the pool deck and let the kids have some fun!ý We will have some raffle drawings for those that come!
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Have a great weekend!ý Talk with you soon!
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Tracy
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