February 2019 Swim Meet Planning

Dave Henderson
Feb 4, 2019

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SEVA Families,

I hope January and the start of 2019 has been a good one for your family. All of the mid-season swim meets came to a conclusion with meets at the WISC and CSAC pools the weekend of January 19 - 21. Over all our swimmers did a great job at both of these competitions. The Short Course Championship Meets are quickly approaching. The following summary will give you information for the first two of many levels of Championship meets in February. At the end of this e-mail/posting, a list is provided for the March Championship meets. Details of these meets will be published in the March Swim Meet Planning information.

February 15 – 17: District Champs (12 & Unders) at Midtown (SEVA Hosted Meet):

Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday and Sunday (8 & Under Timed Finals, 9 to 12 year old preliminaries and finals).

  • Friday events include the 9 - 10 200 IM, 10 & Under 500 Free, 11 – 12 400 IM, 500 Free and 400 Free Relay (3:45 pm On Deck Time)

  • Saturday and Sunday:

    • 11 – 12 year olds will have preliminaries in the AM Session (6:45 am On Deck Time). The top 16 swimmers in all of the 50's, 100's, 200 Free and 200 IM and the top 8 swimmers in the 200 Fly, Back & Breast will return for finals in the evening session (4:45 pm on deck time)

    • 9 - 10 year olds will have preliminaries in the late morning/early afternoon session (11:15 am On Deck time). The top 8 swimmers in any event return for finals in the evening session (4:45 pm On Deck Time)

    • 8 & Under swimmers have Timed finals in the afternoon session (11:15 On Deck Time)

9 to 12 year old swimmers can compete in any event and relay leg in which they do not have an Age Group Champ qualifying time. 8 & Under swimmers can compete in all designated events no matter how fast they are. The 12 & Under District Champ meet IS A TEAM SCORED competition so we need every swimmer to participate to the maximum level possible and swim fast not only for their own improvement but also for the success of our team.

February 22 – 24: Region Champs (13 & Older) at Midtown:

  • Full schedule of events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Preliminaries in the morning and the top 16 swimmers returning in the evening for Finals ALL THREE DAYS.

  • On Friday morning, swimmers will be finished between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm depending on the events entered and can go to school if you choose.

  • 13 – 14 year olds can compete in any event in which they do not have a Virginia Age Group Champ qualifying time.

  • 15 & Older swimmers can compete in any event in which they do not have a Virginia Senior Champ qualifying time.

  • In order to enter the 400 IM, 500 Free and 1000 Free, swimmers must have at least a “B” time.

For swimmers in the Senior Elite group, since Senior Champs is the weekend after this meet, if they are already qualified, please check with Coach Jeff to see if they will be entered in the Region Champ meet.

Projected On Deck Time for Prelims in the Morning: 6:45 am (May change each day). The host team will send out final warm-up assignments a few days before the first day of the meet.

Projected On Deck Time for Finals in the Evening: 4:15 pm

The 13 & Older Region Championship Meet IS A TEAM SCORED meet so we need our swimmers to participate to the maximum level possible and for what is appropriate for their development. They will be trying to swim fast not only for themselves but for the success of our team.

Looking towards March Championship meets:

February 31 – March 3: Virginia Senior Championship – Jeff Rouse Swim and Sports Center, Stafford, Virginia

(15 & older swimmers that have the qualifying time in each event)

March 7 – 10: Virginia Age Group Champs – Christiansburg/Va. Tech Aquatic Center

(8 to 14 year olds that have the qualifying time in each event)

March 19 – 23: NCSA Junior Nationals – Orlando, Florida

(13 & older swimmers that has the qualifying time in each event and/or are part of a qualified relay)

March 28 – 31: Sectionals – Eastern Zone South Region Speedo Champs - Christiansburg/Va. Tech Aquatic Center

(13 & older swimmers that has the qualifying time in each event and/or are part of a qualified relay)

March 23 – 24: SEVA Head Start Long Course Meet – Midtown (FIRST LONG COURSE MEET)

(All A/BB/B/C swimmers will compete. Entry of “Age Group Champ” and Senior level swimmers will be on a case by case basis. See your child's coach).

March 27 – 30: NCSA Elite Age Group Championships – International Drive YMCA, Orlando, Florida

(9 to 14 year old swimmers that have at least one (1) qualifying time. 1 to 5 Bonus events are given to each swimmer depending on how many qualifying times each swimmer has.