May Swim Meet Planning

Dave Henderson
May 4, 2019

SEVA Families,

Spring Break from practices is now behind us. Our swimmers are back to learning and working hard.

We had a great beginning to the Long Course season at the SEVA LC Head Start meet the end of March. Results from of all of these meets can be seen on the web site. From the home page, click on Meet Info. From the drop down window, click on “Meet Results”, then look for the meet name you want to see and click on it. The swimmers are listed in alphabetical order. Our swimmers swam fast and were able to show continued improvement with their stroke technique & basic skills. I hope the swimmers had a lot of fun competing.

THANK YOU to all SEVA parents that signed up to fulfill your meet manpower requirements during both the short course season and so far during the long course season at SEVA hosted meets. At the March meet, SEVA parents staffed almost all the meet positions except for a few officials and timer spots. Our meets run really well when we have your help. The May 4 – 5 meet will be the last SEVA Hosted meet of the Long Course season to complete your Meet Manpower requirement.

The following are the meets that SEVA swimmers will be participating in May.

May 3 – 5, 2019 A/BB/B/C Meet - Hosted by PSDN, held at the Liberty University Aquatic Center in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Who Will Be Entered: All swimmers of any speed in the Senior Premier and Senior Elite groups ONLY unless previous notices have been sent.

13 & Older swimmers: Will compete on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday and Saturday: Preliminaries in the morning, finals in the evening.

Sunday Morning: Distance Session (1500 Free)

Sunday Late Morning & Early Afternoon: Time Finals (Projected meet finish time is 3:30 pm)

12 & Under swimmers: Will NOT be entered in this meet. They will be competing in the meet that SEVA is hosting the same weekend at Midtown.

There WILL BE Team Travel offered for this meet.

May 4 – 5, 2019 A/BB/B/C Meet - Hosted by SEVA, held at Midtown. All Session are Timed Finals.

Who Will Be Entered: All swimmers of any speed in the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Age Group, Age Group Elite, Senior Prep groups and any swimmers not able to attend the meet at Liberty Univ.

12 & Under swimmers: Will compete in the Saturday and Sunday MORNING sessions.

(7:45 am “On Deck Time”).

13 & Older swimmers: Will compete in the Saturday and Sunday AFTERNOON sessions.

(11:45 am “On Deck Time”)

  • Some 13 & Older swimmers may be entered in the afternoon 800 Free Session on Saturday.

  • Some SEVA swimmers may be entered in the Sunday afternoon 1500 Free session.

In BOTH cases, the swimmer will need to supply their own timer and person to count laps.

May 1819 A/BB/B/C Meet - Hosted by TAC, held at the Newport News Midtown Community Center. All sessions are Timed Finals.

Who Will Be Entered: All swimmers of any speed in all groups.

12 & Under swimmers: Will compete in the Saturday and Sunday MORNING sessions. (6:40 am projected “On Deck Time”.)

13 & Older swimmers: Will compete in the Saturday and Sunday AFTERNOON sessions. (11:45 am projected “On Deck Time”)

There will be Distance Sessions at the end of each day. 800 Free on Saturday and 1500 Free on Sunday.

Senior Premier and Senior Elite Swimmers: Check with Coach Jeff to see if he will be entering swimmers in one or two days this weekend. The decision is based on each individual swimmer and what the coaching staff feels is best for their development.

May 25 – 26, 2019 National Black Heritage Champs – Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary, North Carolina (Raleigh area) This meet is for all ages and speeds. All Sessions are Timed Finals. All swimmers may enter but the meet is targeted for minorities to compete. Please note that this is a competition held in short course yards. ONLY SWIMMERS WHOSE PARENTS HAVE CONFIRMED WITH COACH DAVE THAT THEY WILL ATTEND WILL BE ENTERED.

If attending the National Black Heritage meet May 25 - 26, we recommend your swimmer does NOT compete in either the May 18 – 19 meet or the May 31 – June 2 meet. They should compete in only one of those two meets.

The Black Heritage Meet will be run using two 25-yard courses in a 50-meter pool. Preliminary details have the girls competing in the west course, the boys in the east course.

Saturday and Sunday: 13 & Older swimmers will compete in the morning sessions (6:15 AM “On Deck Time” – time subject to change). 12 & under swimmers will compete in the afternoon sessions (12:15 PM “On Deck Time” - time subject to change). THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE 2018 MEET.

There will be a swimmer social at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham on Saturday evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Booster Club Hotel Support: Support has not been decided on as of the publishing of this Planning e-mail.

May 31June 2, 2019 A/BB/B/C Meet at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Richmond.

  • This meet is for all levels & speed of swimmers. We will be entering our full team in this meet.

  • Full 3 Day Meet: Swimmers competing on Friday will have to miss school.

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

    • 13 & Older swimmers have preliminaries in the morning session (6:15 am projected “On Deck Time”) Finals are in the late afternoon/early evening (2:45 pm would be the “On Deck Time based on what is listed in the meet information (THIS TIME IS HIGHLY LIKELY TO CHANGE)

    • 12 & Unders swimmers compete in the late morning/afternoon session (9:45 am projected “On Deck Time”, MOST LIKELY WILL BE MOVED LATER).

  • Team Travel WILL be offered for 13 & Older swimmers at this meet. (This is a change from what was orginally published)  A block of rooms will reserved for families to call, transfer a room to their name and guarantee with your credit card. This information will be published when it is available.