July 30, 2019
It’s Tuesday already and Coach has told me that practice is going great! We are going to have a breakfast for our swimmers after practice on Friday. Please sign up to bring something here:
All Stars Info
Location: Little Neck Swim & Racquet Club (it’s always held here!) 864 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Times: The meet will begin at 8:30 a.m. Practice times are by age group.
7:30-7:45 6 & under and 8 & under
7:45-8:00 9-12 year olds
8:00-8:15 13 year olds and older
At halftime there will be an intermission where trophies from Divisionals will be awarded. Following that, for 15 minutes for anyone that is swimming the second half of the meet, warm ups will be one way sprints. Each age group will be assigned a lane.
NOTE: We do not do a zoo for All Stars. All swimmers are expected to pay attention to the events and be in their lane ahead of time. Parents, please help them make that happen! 😊
How can you watch the meet/your swimmer? There will be open seating on the bleachers set up on both sides of the pool and they will have umbrellas covering them. However, we still recommend that you bring some extra chairs as there is some grass and deck space to sit. But NO TENTS are allowed in the pool deck area.
Team Tent Area: We will set up our team tents in the back behind their clubhouse closest to the trees. No tents are allowed on the pool deck! You can drop off your tents after 5:30 on Friday. Just make sure your name is on the tent because many tents look the same! And don’t put it up until Saturday in case there is wind/storms.
Parking: Parking for families will be available at the Baptist church across the street and along surrounding streets. They have hired off duty VA Beach police officers to help with traffic. Please do NOT park on the grass at the church because you will be towed.
T-shirts: T-shirts were ordered for our whole All Stars team. They will either be under my name (Tracy Tucker) or Cheshire Forest. Please have one person go to pick them up and distribute them.
Concessions: There will be a wide variety of food available at the concessions stand. Aquawear and possibly other vendors will be selling swim related items. PortraitEFX will be available to make an action photo poster. Anyone interested in getting action photos of swimmers will need to sign up at their table when they arrive. Several USA Swimming teams will have booths set up around the intermediate pool.
Have a great time on Saturday! I wish I was joining you but I am taking care of my sister’s children in Fairfax the rest of the summer. I will be home for a day here and there on weekends, but unfortunately not in time for All Stars! I know you guys will swim with heart and cheer each other on! Go FLYING FISH! I can’t wait to hear about all the great swims you are going to have!
Even though I’m not in Chesapeake this week, I am only a phone call away! Please feel free to call me!