Meets and events for fall

David Cameron

Swimmers and parents,

With last weekend's meet, we're off to a great start in getting kids a chance to see progress and performance this year. That first swim is important for setting a starting point to evaluate against, and many swimmers will continue with that thought process in different events in the coming weeks.

Competition reminders:

  • Swimmers in Novice Otters need to get two competition sessions between September and March. They are welcome to do more, but will not be automatically entered into anything except a final meet, if they have not done two by that point.
  • Swimmers in all other practice groups need to get two sessions of competition in each two month period (Sept+Oct, Nov+Dec, Jan+Feb), along with the final meet for their level (Minnesota Regional Championships for most).
  • All swimmers outside of novice will be automatically entered into our major hosted meets. Those are at the Richfield Middle school, on October 23-24 and December 18-19. You may remove swimmers from those meets before signup deadlines pass, but they must meet their competition expectations from other events.
  • Swimmers should be competing in an Otters team suit, available on the front page of our website. We are aware of production delays as Speedo moves their factory and warehouse, but please make sure team suits are ordered at this time.
  • If you aren't able to make a meet, please log in and indicate that- it helps us know who to follow up with.

Here are our meets from now through the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • October 9-10- Invitational at Aquajets. Signups are due TOMORROW. Swimmers can choose one or two days of competition.
  • October 23-24- Otters Spooky Sprints, at Richfield Middle school. This is one of the best opportunities to get service hours completed at a meet! Most swimmers are automatically entered into this competition.
  • October 30- intrasquad at Uptown- we'll have some fun with caps, costumes, and prizes. And follow it up with some halloween fun!
  • November 13-14-Invitational at Aquajets.
  • November 20-21- Tigersharks invitational in Farmington. Preliminary commitments due October 10, but we may be able to add more after that date.
  • November 19-21- TENTATIVE- Senior and presenior boys at belt buckle- the meet looks to be on shaky ground, with other teams pulling out for other events. With no information out so far, we are not sure if this is going to happen. It's normally an away meet with two nights in a hotel. There's a lot of variables to sort out before we can commit to that...

Please review these with your swimmer, and sign up for meets for the fall!