Marin swim League Championship Meet
IVC Pool, Saturday, July 8th, 2017
The Championship Swim Meet is where all the swimmers from all 10 Marin Swim League (MSL) Teams come to the IVC pool to compete. This is scheduled for Saturday, July 8th. It is essentially two meets run in one day. Scores compiled from both meets = final results at the end of the day with an awards ceremony.
The Morning Program (10 & Unders) - 8 & U Boys and 9 -10 Girls will swim in the deep end of the pool. 8 & U Girls and 9 -10 Boys will swim in the shallow end of the pool. All Relays will be swum in the deep end.
8 & Under and 9-10 Warm-Ups
All 8 & Unders and 9-10 swimmers need to be at our Team Tent no later then 6:15 am. Warm-Ups start promptly at 6:30- 7:15 am in Lanes 8 & 9 of the shallow end. Meet begins at 7:30. All Medley Relay Team Members need to be ready, by their lane(s), by 7:15 am.
The Afternoon Program (11 & Older) - 11 -12 Boys & Girls will swim in the Shallow end. The 13 & Older Boys & Girls will swim in the deep end. All Relays will be swam in the deep end.
11 & Olders Warm-Ups
All 11 & Olders need to be at our Team Tent no later than 12:45 pm. Warm-Ups start promptly at 1:00 - 1:45 pm in Lanes 8 & 9 of the shallow end. Meet begins at 2:00 pm. All Medley Relay Team Members need to be ready, by their lane(s), by 1:45 pm.
We are hoping to have one Heat Sheet by Friday afternoon at practice (they do not usually post the Heat Sheets as the Host Swim Team wants to sell Programs at the pool, which includes the Heat Sheets); otherwise plan on finding out your Heats the morning of Champs.
A Perspective for the Uninitiated
It helps to know a little about championships if you’ve never attended this meet before.
It can be confusing.
It will be crowded. (1500 swimmers, 500 volunteers, and lots of spectators)
It’s always fun.
Each team will have a tent in the IVC field. This is a great meeting place. Riptide will provide a large tented area on the field for swimmers and families. Remember, you are sharing this space with 130 swimmers and families. Take up only the room you need. Keep the tent area cleaned up. Bring your own water bottle with your name on it. We may decorate our tent area and an area inside the pool.
Under no circumstances are we allowed to post signs outside the pool area, especially along Ignacio Boulevard and 101, by order of the Novato Police Department.
PARKING: Any car parked in an illegal area (non-marked spot, red zone, motorcycle zone, or handicapped parking) will be ticketed and/or towed. You must have a parking permit on all Saturdays. Carpooling is a MUST! There will be additional parking by San Jose Middle School (SJMS). There will also be a shuttle bus from SJMS.
VOLUNTEERS: Our team is responsible for 60+ of the 500 or so volunteers. Please look for upcoming info on ways you can help.
AWARDS: At 12:00 noon, the high point awards will be given out to the 10 & Under boy and girl winners of each age group. At 6:00 pm, awards will be given to high point swimmers in each age group, top three dual meet teams, and top five championship teams.
The Heats will progress from slowest swimmers to fastest swimmers. The same format will be followed as in dual meets: 1.Medley Relays 2. Freestyle 3. Backstroke 4. Breaststroke 5. Butterfly 6. IM 7. Free Relays
No one but swimmers and timers will be permitted behind the blocks!!
Especially for 8 & Under Parents: 8 & Under boys will swim in the deep end. The staging(lineup) area for 8 & Under boys is the ramp at the deep end of the pool. 8 & Under girls will swim in the shallow end of the pool. The staging(lineup) area for 8 & under girls is the road above the pool near the locker room. Please have your child at their line-up area no later than 7:15 am.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET YOUR CHILD TO THE LINE UP SPOT. EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE TO THEM OF LISTENING TO THE LANE MARSHALS SO THEY WILL MAKE THEIR RACE!
MARSHALS AT THE STAGING AREAS WILL BE LINING UP CHILDREN FROM ALL 10 TEAMS AND WILL NOT KNOW YOUR CHILD!
Please help out by writing your child’s name in bold black letters on his or her swim cap. ALSO -WRITE YOU CHILD'S RACE, LANE AND HEAT NUMBERS ON HIS/HER HAND. "L" for Lane and "H" for heat
Fr L4 H12
B L7 H15
Br L2 H4
FL L3 H5
IM L2 H6
If this is your first Championships, you will see that an event this size cannot take place without the cooperation of every parent and swimmer from each of the ten teams in the Marin Swim League.
Riptide is required to supply ~60 of the 500 volunteers - we want to thank our fabulous parents at this time for their help and support over the season.... See you at the Championships!
Please remember that every Riptide swimmer and parent will be representing our team. Good sportsmanship is more important than a win any day. Be the first to congratulate the swimmers in your heat. Wear your Riptide clothing proudly and cheer for our swimmers.