UVAC June Invitational Meet 2021 - FINAL GMA TEAM INFORMATION

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA Swimmers, Parents and Coaches!

We are looking forward to a GREAT GMA TEAM racing expereince this weekend on Saturday 6/19/21 and Sunday 6/20/21 at the UVAC June Invitational Meet!  We have transitioned to the long course season and we are focused on preparing with intention and intensity for the competive season! How lucky are we that we get to traing together safely at Saint Michael's College AND that we finally get to prepare for some terrific competitive experiences this summer! Let's be ready to race our hearts out!!

Our focus as a TEAM this weekend is to embrace the opportunity to race by putting in our BEST EFFORT in each event, by choosing POSITIVE ATTITUDES throughout the competition, and SUPPORTING our TEAMMATES with kindness and positivity.  We will be sure to act in accordance with our TEAM VALUES of commitment, dedication and positivity.  We want to see each athlete approach their races with positive energy, focused on racing their very best.  We focus on the process of racing at our best.  We emphasize personal effort, personal improvement and excellent sportsmanship and appreciation for our swimming community.

In order to accommodate the meet schedule and provide athletes with appropriate rest and recovery, there will be NO GMA PRACTICES on Saturday 6/19/21 or Monday 6/21/21 

 

UVAC MEET INFORMATION

Please click  HERE   for the GMA Meet Entries

Please click HERE   and read all of the important safety and meet organization information from the meet director.

 

MEET TIMES

Saturday 6/19/21 Morning (Girls 10 and Under, Boys 10 and Under, 13 and Over Boys):

Lanes 8-10

DROP OFF TIME 9:00 AM

ON DECK at 9:15 AM

IN POOL from 9:30-9:55 AM

Saturday 6/19/21 Afternoon (Girls 11-12, Boys 11-12,13 and Older Girls):

Lanes 0-1

DROP OFF TIME 1:00 PM

ON DECK at 1:15 PM

IN POOL from 1:30-1:55 PM

 

Sunday 6/20/21 Morning (Girls 10 and Under, Boys 10 and Under, 13 and Over Boys):

Lanes 0-3

DROP OFF TIME 9:30 AM

ON DECK at 9:45 AM

IN POOL from 10:00-10:25 AM

Sunday 6/20/21 Afternoon (Girls 11-12, Boys 11-12,13 and Older Girls):

Lanes 7

DROP OFF TIME 12:30 PM

ON DECK at 12:45 PM

IN POOL from 1:00-1:25 PM

GMA TIMING ASSIGNMENTS

Saturday 6/19/21 Morning  (Girls 10 and Under, Boys 10  and Under, 13 and Over Boys)

Session begins at 10:30 AM

2 GMA Timers

McIntyre and Drury          

Saturday 6/19/21 Afternoon  (Girls 11-12 , Boys 11-12, 13 and Older Girls )

Session begins at 2:00 PM

1 GMA Timer:

Cloud

Sunday 6/20/21 Morning  (Girls 10 and Under, Boys 10  and Under, 13 and Over Boys)

Session begins at 10:30 AM

2 GMA Timers

Repsher and Antonovich          

Sunday 6/20/21 Afternoon  (Girls 11-12 , Boys 11-12, 13 and Older Girls )

Session begins at 2:00 PM

1 GMA Timer:

Garofano

Here are some key details about the   on-deck meet experience for our athletes:

  • All coaches, officials, athletes and workers must wear masks inside the UVAC facility, regardless of vaccination status. No spectators are permintted at this time.

  • Swimmers will move around the pool in a clockwise manner

    • One heat gathering on the side of the pool by lane 1 - with their masks on

    • One heat moving behind the blocks - staying 8-10 feet back - with their masks still on

    • Swimmers behind the blocks will stay back (with their masks on) until the previous heat has exited the pool, put their masks on and moved to the side of the pool

    • The new heat will then be called up to the blocks (3 whistles) when they will then remove their masks and then follow the starter's commands

  • When swimmers climb out of the water, they put their mask back on and exit the start end by going over towards the starter/computer area.

  • Everyone will be wearing masks at all times except for the swimmers on the block or in the water.

  • Teams must remain masked.

  • The meet will be pre-seeded. Heat sheets will be posted online.

 

Green Mountain Aquatics Short Course 2020-2021:

SWIM MEET REMINDERS & GUIDELINES

The following reminders and guidelines are offered to our families to ensure that ALL GMA swimmers, parents and coaches enjoy FUN and SUCCESSFUL meet experiences!

1.   Please arrive at the pool early. All swimmers need to be on deck ready to swim 15 minutes prior to the scheduled warm-up time. Please stay for the entire session in which you are swimming.   Stay to participate on relays, to help clean up the pool area and to cheer on your teammates.

2.   Please arrive on time for your meet job. Please plan to stay for the entire meet session.

3.   Please introduce yourselves to GMA parents and to parents from other teams. We would like to create a cordial and open atmosphere at meets. Please do your part to be sure that all families feel welcome.

4.   Parents are reminded that ONLY parents assigned to work on deck, swimmers and coaches are to be on deck.

5.   Please pack the following for your swimmers:

2 GMA racing caps (black with the newest GMA team logo)

2 pairs of goggles (shaded or mirrored for outdoor meets)

GMA team suit

GMA team shirt

GMA team apparel

At least 3 towels

Nutritious food and drinks only (Athletes eat meats, vegetables, nuts, seeds and some fruit that provide their bodies with healthy carbs, protein and fats for fuel.)

6.   Swimmers   are responsible for the following:

Knowing their meet events

Knowing their personal best times

Knowing their goals for each event

Talking to a coach before and after every race

Getting to their heats and lanes by themselves

Cheering for their teammates during the ENTIRE session (do not leave until the session is over and our team area is fully cleaned)

Demonstrating great sportsmanship and team spirit

Resting/ sleeping in bed at least one hour in between prelims and finals sessions

Warming up before each event, warming down after each event and maintaining any prescribed physical therapy routine.

7.   At meets, the   coaching staff   will conduct and supervise warm-up procedures for the team.  Before and after each race, the coaches will offer feedback regarding the swimmers performance.

8.    It is the   parent’s   job to offer love and understanding regardless of their athlete’s performances. It is not the parent’s job to coach the swimmer on stroke technique, racing strategy or any other technical aspects of the sport. Please be patient with your child and remember that learning to be a champion requires time, experience and encouragement.  The meet experiences and your child’s self worth should not be measured by the number of personal best times achieved alone. GMA swimmers are wonderful young people who need to be recognized for their great attitudes and their excellent effort in each race!

9.   Please WEAR YOUR GMA ATTIRE and represent your team with pride, respect and spirit!

LET'S HAVE FUN RACING FAST GMA!

 

Sincerely,

Laura Matuszak, GMA Head Coach

802-238-9168,  [email protected]