March Swim Meet Planning

Dave Henderson
Mar 6, 2019

SEVA Families,

Congratulations to all of swimmers who had great performances at both the Feb. 15 – 17 12 & Under District Champ Meet and the Feb. 22 – 24 13 & Older Region Champ meet.

As a team SEVA placed second at both meets with TIDE winning each one with a much larger number swimmers entered at both meets. Congratulations & GREAT JOB!!

March/early April is a time of continued Championship Meets for SEVA swimmers that have ”A” & faster times and also the start of the Long Course season for our BB/B/C swimmers. Long Course meets have been posted to our web site and a printable version in the “Meet Information” section and then from the drop down window click on Long Course meets. Good luck to our swimmers that will be competing in the Championship meets listed below and the first Long Course meet of that season on March 23 - 24at Midtown that SEVA is sponsoring/hosting.

February 28 - March 3: (Short Course – Already Been Held) Virginia Senior Champs (15 & Older Swimmers) at Jeff Rouse Swim & Sports Center (JRSSC) in Stafford. Swimmers must have the qualifying time in each event entered.

March 7 – 10: (Short Course) Virginia Age Group Champs (14 & Under Swimmers) at Christiansburg/Va. Tech Aquatic Center. Swimmers must have the qualifying time in each event entered. Thursday Timed Finals Distance Session. Preliminaries and Finals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

March 1923 (Short Course Prelims/Long Course Finals) National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Junior National Spring Championship, International Drive YMCA, Orlando, Florida. Swimmers must have the qualifying time in each event entered. Tuesday Timed Finals Distance & Relay Session. Preliminaries and Finals on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

March 2324: (Long Course) SEVA Head Start Long Course Meet at Midtown sponsored by SEVA. All swimmers with “A”, “BB”, “B” & “C” times will be entered. If your swimmer participated in the Virginia Senior or Age Group Champ meets and this was their only meet of the month, we will enter them in this long course meet. If your swimmer will be attending the NCSA Senior or Sectional meet, they will NOT be entered in this meet. If your swimmer will attend the NCSA Age Group Championships, your swimmer will be entered in 1 day of this meet.

  • 12 & Under swimmers in the morning session.

    • Projected On Deck Time: 6:45 am, Meet Start at 8:00 am

  • 13 & Older Swimmers in the afternoon session:

    • Projected On Deck Time: Not earlier than 10:45 am, Meet starts not earlier than 12:00 Noon.

  • There will be a distance session on Saturday (800 Free) and a middle distance session on Sunday (400 Free)

March 27 – 30: (Short Course) National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Short Course Age Group Swimming Championship, International Drive YMCA, Orlando, Florida.

  • This competition is for swimmers 9 to 14 years old.

  • Swimmers can compete in up to 10 individual events, no more than 3 individual events each day.

  • There are qualifying times for this meet. See the meet information on our web site. There are different qualifying times for 9, 11, & 13 year olds (between “A” and slightly faster than “AA”) then for 10, 12, & 14 year olds (Between “AA” and “AAA”).

  • Swimmers are allowed bonus events using the following scale:

    • The swimmer has 2 qualifying times (cuts) – they get 5 bonus events.

    • 3 cuts – 4 bonus events

    • 4 cuts – 3 bonus events

    • 5 cuts – 2 bonus events

    • 6 cuts – 1 bonus event

    • 7 or more cuts – No bonus events

    • Relay Only swimmers – 2 bonus events.

  • 10 & Under – Timed Finals

  • 11 – 12’s & 13 – 14’s Prelims and Finals in most events.

March 2830: (Short Course) Eastern Zone South Region Speedo Sectionals (13 & Older Swimmers) at Christiansburg/Va. Tech Aquatic Center. Swimmers must have the qualifying time in each event entered. Thursday Timed Finals Distance Session. Preliminaries and Finals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Public School Spring Break: Each year the Peninsula public school systems have scheduled Spring Break for the beginning of April. SEVA will continue our policy of taking this week off from offering practices. The last practice that will be offered going into spring break will be on Friday, March 29th. We will resume practices on Monday, April 8th.

Please let me or your swimmers coach know if you have any questions.

Dave Henderson

SEVA Swim Team

757 897-6127