Jul 17, 2019

We are excited to be hosting the FGC Junior Olympic Championship Meet alongside Martin County Swimming.  The opportunity to co-host this meet is of great benefit to our team financially.  

We ask you to please consider bringing a friend or family member to help us run this meet.  We also asking for donation for our hospitality room for our coaches, officials and vThe meet will have a closed deck; being a volunteer will give you access to the deck and your swimmer!  

Location: 931 SE SE Ruhnke St, Stuart, FL 34994

Parking is free but is expected to be tight on Friday as the County offices across the street will be open for business. Please do NOT park in the County lot until after 5PM on Thursday orFriday. Overflow parking will be at the church located just east of the pool (shuttle service
available). The overall site map attached indicates locations available for parking. Parking is reserved at the facility's parking lot for officials only, and the remainder is first come first served.

Please make sure all your athlete families understand the FGC Board of Directors has mandated all Championship level meets in the LSC shall have closed decks (athletes separated from families and spectators). The attached map of the pool deck shows the location of the athlete and coaches entrance to the competition pool (coaches will be required to show credentials to have access to the competition pool, refer to meet information). Family members will not be allowed to accompany the athletes beyond the Athlete & Coaches entrance gate. Coaches and Athletes are allowed to enter the competition deck with chairs, coolers, food, and drinks for themselves. Athletes will be required to
have their bag tag with them to return to the competition pool after leaving to use the locker rooms or visit their parents/concessions. Failure to do so may result in a delay for them to return to the competition pool. Your Coaching Staff list was to be included in your OME submittal. Coaches must have up-to-date credentials to enter the competition side of the deck. Heat sheets will be included in the coach's packet, by the team, for each session based on the number of coaches registered for the meet.

ALL family members, guests, and spectators must use the Spectator Entrance at the main entrance to the water park (see attached map). Family members and spectators may NOT enter the Spectator Viewing Area adjacent to the competition pool with chairs or tents. There is a small area between the park entrance and the Spectator Viewing Area where tents and folding chairs will be allowed (see yellow highlighted area on the attached map). There are also locations outside of the fence indicated on the site map where families may set up tents. Tents may be set up on Thursday during the 1500M, not before 4:30 PM. The venue will open to spectators, athletes, and coaches at 7:00 AM each morning and at 4:30 PM each afternoon Friday – Sunday. VOLUNTEERS may enter the venue at 6:30 AM each morning and at 4:00 PM each afternoon. The spectator bleachers are covered but will not keep the sun or a driving rain out completely so, please urge your families to plan accordingly. Folding bleacher seats are allowed, and there is ADA accessible seating for spectators as well. The athletes and spectators will all use the main locker rooms (see MAAPP below). The county is providing a first aid tent.

Family and spectator coolers, food and beverages are NOT permitted anywhere inside the facility, including the shaded yellow area for parent tents. Coolers may be left in vehicles so long as the food and beverages are not brought into the facility. You may bring in a single bottle of water and your morning coffee when you enter the facility. The facility does have a full-service concession with plenty of drink options and a decent selection of food for a waterpark.

Thursday: 5:00pm Warm-up/6:00pm Start
Prelims: 7:45am warm-up/9:00am Start
Finals: 5:00pm Warm-up/6:00pm Start

Championship Final will be paraded out provided there is no weather concern

10 Lanes will be used in both the East and West Pool. Boys will be swimming in the East pool.  Girls will be swimming in the West pool. 
DISTANCE EVENTS                                                                                                                                                                                            
Thursday 1500 Free, Friday's 400 Free, Saturday's 400 IM are timed final events, swum together and scored separately for the following age groups 11-12 & 13-14.   The 400 Freestyle, 400IM Freestyle's top 8 swimmers in the following age groups (11-12, 13-14) will swim at night, all others with the preliminaries.  

The 10 & under 400 free will swim in the preliminaries seeded fastest to slowest.

Seeding: All 11-12 and 13-14 individual events will be seeded fastest to slowest. 
All 10 and under individual events will be seeded slowest to fastest, except the 400 free, which will be seeded fastest to slowest.
RELAYS                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All 11-12 and 13-14 relays on Friday and Saturday will swim at night during the finals. Sunday's relays will swim in the morning during the prelims. 
All 10 & under relays will swim Saturday morning during the preliminary session.
HEAT SHEETS                                                                                                                                                                                                         Heat sheet will not be sold at this meet.  They will post each day on our webstite.

If a lightning event occurs, the lightning detection system will generate a single long horn blast, and
the pool deck MUST be cleared immediately. Athletes and spectators must return to their vehicles
until the all clear signal (three short blasts), at which time they may return to the deck. We
recommend you set up a call tree or a group text (e.g. Remind 101) prior to the meet so you can
communicate efficiently with your athletes and their families.


The County may offer a discount for access to the water park. Follow this website link:
https://www.sailfishsplash.com/ for Sailfish Splash Water Park, for more information and details about
the water park and the competition pool.


This is a Championship Meet on a closed deck, so please make sure your athletes and coaching staff
pay attention to the meet and are ready to swim their events. It is their responsibility to be on time for
the start of their events. It is our goal to have every entered swimmer splash for all of their events.
However, once a swimmer misses their event, they will be recorded as a "No-Show" and will not be
eligible to swim the missed event in a later heat or event. Please also make sure you remind your
athletes to be positive influences for their teammates and their fellow competitors. Any disruptive
behavior, name calling or intimidation of athletes will be dealt with immediately in accordance with
USA Swimming rules. Finally, please assign a coach to be responsible for making sure your athletes
thoroughly pick up all of the trash in their areas at the completion of each session.