Bronze & Silver Group Meet & Practice Update

Dave Henderson
May 27, 2019

SEVA Bronze and Silver Group Families,

The following is information in regards to the swim meet on the schedule for May 31 - June 2 and practices from Tuesday, May 28th thru Wednesday, July 24th.
Swim Meet On May 31 - June 2 In Richmond
Coach Matt and I have had discussions in regards to the swim meets we have already had and one that will occur in the future on our schedule.  We have discussed the skills our swimmers are learning and how best to see continued great results.  We are also trying to balance a long course season that is slightly longer than 4 months in length with making sure our swimmers have enough swim meets to get feedback on the instruction and provide enough meets for our swimmers to gain experience competing in a 50-meter pool.  Our swimmers had one 50-meter meet in March, did not have a meet in April due to Spring Break and had two in May.  We also have a meet scheduled at Midtown on June 21 - 23.  Coach Matt and I feel like the two meets we have in May was enough for our Bronze and Silver swimmers so we have decided to not enter the swimmers in these groups in the May 31 - June 2 meet in Richmond.  Both Coach Matt and I were not crazy about this meet format for many of our swimmers because it was would result in going to Richmond for only 1 or 2 events in a day.  Coach Matt has tried hard to personally talk to as many our families as he could to inform them that we would not be entering our Bronze and Silver group swimmers in that meet.  A few families asked if we could still enter their swimmer since they would be there anyway with a brother or a sister.  We agreed that would be fine and have entered those swimmers.  So please plan on great practice attendance for your swimmer and we will be pointing towards the June 21 - 23 meet at Midtown.  12 & Under swimmers will be competing in a late morning/early afternoon session on Friday and Saturday and a late afternoon session on Sunday.  The events being offered on Sunday will be mainly 200's with the 200 Free being the first event of that session.  Many of our swimmers in the Bronze and Silver groups will be entered in that 200 Free and will be finished for the day.
Practice Schedule Starting Tuesday, May 28th thru Wednesday, July 24th
Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28th, we will be having the Bronze and Silver Group practices at the same time and will have two coaches staffing the practice so each group has their own coach.  Coach Matt and Coach Larry will be the coaches working with our swimmers at the majority of the practices.  Make this change will also allow us to offer your family the option to attend practices on any day of the week that works best for your schedule instead of a Mon./Wed./Fri./Sat or Tues./Thurs./Fri.Sat. schedule.  Please note the following:
Tuesday, May 28th thru Saturday, June 15th
Mondays:  5:45 pm to 7:00 pm (Bronze), 7:15 pm (Silver) at the Hampton Aquatic Club
Tuesdays:  5:45 pm to 7:00 pm (Bronze), 7:15 pm (Silver) at Hampton YMCA
Wednesdays:  5:45 pm to 7:00 pm (Bronze), 7:15 pm (Silver) at the Hampton Aquatic Club
Thursdays:   5:45 pm to 7:00 pm (Bronze), 7:15 pm (Silver) at the Hampton YMCA
Fridays: 6 :00 pm to 7:15 pm (Bronze), 7:30 pm (Silver) at Midtown
Saturday:  10 :30 am to 11:45 am (Bronze), 12:00 Noon (Silver) at the Hampton YMCA
Monday, June 17th thru Wednesday, July 24th
Mondays:  No Practice 
Tuesdays:  5:15 pm to 6:30 pm (Bronze ), 6:45 pm (Silver) at Hampton YMCA
Wednesdays: 6 :00 pm to 7:15 pm (Bronze & Silver)
Thursdays:  No Practice 
Fridays:  5:15 pm to 6:30 pm (Bronze ), 6:45 pm (Silver) at Hampton YMCA
Saturdays:  No Practice
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank You.
Dave Henderson
SEVA Swim Team
757 897-6127