2020 CALENDAR & FLYER
2020 TSUNAMI TEAM
year the official team swim suit will again be the
TYR Phoenix Splice, black with yellow accents.
The team suit is required for all meets. We suggest you consider
purchasing 1-2 inexpensive suits for practice. Boys have the option
to choose between the jammer or racer style. Suits can be ordered
through our online “storefront” at Swim Outlet.com: https://www.swimoutlet.com/tsunamiswim/.
Northern California Swim League
rules require that only official team suits, or swimsuits of
similar or lesser technical construction, are allowed in any league
competition meets. High-performance technical and/or compression
suits are prohibited.
Parents and family members'
participation are necessary to ensure the success of the Sac
Town Tsunami at both home and away meets. Assistance in the various
activities involved in operating a meet, such as timing swimmers,
running the ready bench, or working in the snack bar are needed in
order to accomplish a well-organized and efficiently-run
meet. This makes the meet more
fun for swimmers, parents, and other participants.
Prior to the first
meet of the season, parents and family members will be
directed to this website to sign up for areas you feel
comfortable helping with. We will need 1-2 family
members to help for at least half of each meet. But don't
worry, every task will have a great view of the pool, so you
won't miss a single race your kids participate in.
Every effort will be
made to accommodate everyone's primary choices; however, you may be
asked to assist in another assignment on meet day. Once assigned,
it will be your responsibility to obtain an alternate if an
unforeseen event prevents you from participating in your
assignment. An alternate list will be provided for each job
assignment. And as a last resort, you can always contact the
Volunteer Coordinator for assistance.
On meet day,
volunteers with job assignments must check-in with the Volunteer
Coordinator at least one half hour before the start of the
meet. This will allow the Volunteer Coordinator time to assess
assignments and ensure all positions are staffed appropriately and
SWIM MEET FAQs
What should I bring to
a swim meet?
Remember to mark your items for
- Swim Suit
- Extra clothes
- Something to sit on (sleeping
bag, old blanket, etc.)
- Parkas/Sweats to keep warm and
- Games (cards, travel games,
coloring books, books, etc.)
- Food (in a small cooler).
- Suggestions for items to bring: fruit juice or
Gatorade; granola bars, fruits, yogurt, cereal, sandwiches.
- Water, please avoid sodas,
carbonated drinks, sugary drinks.
- Pop-up Tent
- Money for snack bar
What if we have to
leave early for a meet or my swimmer can’t be
If you are going to miss a meet or
leave a meet early contact a coach or a board member as soon as you
possibly can, the earlier the better.
In case of sudden illness, family
emergency, etc, please call/text Katie Feldman at
Is there a minimum
number of swim meets my child is required to
Yes - To qualify for participation
at Championships, a swimmer must swim in at least two events at two
conference meets. The board member in charge of records keeps track
of all swimmers to make sure everyone meets this league
Do I have to attend
all meets with my child?
It is fully expected that at least
one parent/guardian attend the meet to supervise and cheer on their
own child. The team is not responsible for your child’s
conduct during the time in between – the parent is. Please do
not drop your child off and assume that someone else is responsible
for them – they need you!
Does my child have to
stay in the team area?
As long as your child stays in the
general area, the team will try their best to get them organized
and make sure they know when to get to the ready bench on time.
Please keep in mind if your child does not stay in the team area it
will be your job to get them to the ready bench on time. Make sure
your child understands this, as sometimes they leave the team area
without your knowledge.
What should a swimmer
do when they have completed a race?
When a swimmer is done with their
race they should wait until all competing swimmers have reached the
finish wall. All swimmers should congratulate their neighbor
on a good swim either at the finish wall or exiting the pool area.
This includes the last swimmer in relays. Announcers
will let them know when to exit the pool. Remember to keep
ALL comments positive including the opposing team. Practice good
sportsmanship at all times.
Why is Champs two days
and do I need to go to both days?
Champs meets last for two days
(Saturday and Sunday) from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
with check-in at 6:30am on both days. Saturday events start with
the Preliminaries for the individual medley (IM), short free, and
back. There is a short break and then Finals for IM, free,
backstroke, and medley relays are ran. Sunday events start
with Preliminaries for the long free and continue with
Preliminaries for the breaststroke and butterfly. After a
short break, the Finals for long free, breast, fly and free relays
Events for 6 & Unders are on
Once you have determined that your
swimmer is NOT in the Final Relay and you wish to leave, please do
not do so without checking with the coach or board member to verify
your swimmer is or is not in a Finals Relay. A missing swimmer
will cause a relay team to scratch and forfeit any chance for team
points or individual medals.
What do I need to
bring to Champs?
Bring double the items you
normally bring for meets since Champs are 2 days. You may also want
to bring money for purchases at the snack bar, programs, or
championship apparel. Make sure to have adequate shade for your
section in the team area as well as plenty of water and sunscreen;
Championships are in the middle of the summer and it's usually
COMMITTING OR DECLINING YOUR SWIMMER FOR
It's very important that you let
your coach (and your team) know if you are not going to be at
a swim meet. We starting planning the meet 6 days in advance
of the meet and the coach determines which event each swimmer will
swim at. The coach also decides who will swim in relays.
By the time the Thursday before
the meet arrives, we have already sent our meet file to our
registar or the opposing team's registrar. On swim meet mornings,
we have only a few minutes to update the computer system with the
swimmers that didn't show up. This is a very quick window to update
our relays and our heats.
We can't stress enough how
important this process is.
Here is an <<<
instructional sheet >>> on how to commit/decline your