We have a swim meet this weekend and we want to make sure that you are as prepared as possible. Please make sure that you pay close attention to the time that you are expected to be at the pool by your coach. You will also see below the reminder of what is expected of Sharks at meets.
Ben’s group : Arrive at the pool at 7:15 ready to be in the water at 7:30 after 10 minutes of stretching. If it takes you longer to get mentally prepared then you need to arrive at the pool earlier.
Rob’s group : Arrive at the pool at 7:45 ready to be in the water at 8:00.
Kim/Mimi/Jenny/Jenna’s Groups: Arrive at the pool for 8:15 to begin warm ups at 8:30.
Sharks in Competitions
What to wear?
Dress warmly and be prepared for everything. You can always take layers off, but if you didn’t bring enough your body is wasting energy before you race. Wear your team t-shirt, team tracksuit, team parka, shoes and socks. (Yellow and Black)Because your stuff looks like everyone else’s be sure to have your name on all tags.
In your Bag you should pack the following:
Towels, depending on weather conditions perhaps one per event, Racing suit, Racing goggles, Team cap, Extra Suit, Extra goggles, Extra team cap, Extra clothes kept dry for after the meet. Water, sports drink, and/or fruit juices, Snacks (ex. Pretzels, goldfish crackers, bagels, fruit, peanut butter, granola bars, cereal, yogurt, sandwiches), Sunscreen.
It is your responsibility
Before the meet you will receive the summons of the meet. This will tell you the date and time of the meet and what events are available. This is your first opportunity to check to see if your swimmer has any conflict with this meet date. Next your child will be entered in the meet and you will receive the events that your child is entered in for the meet. This is your opportunity to make a request for a certain event of to explain that your child may have to leave before a certain event so that change may be made. (The entries are done by the coaches because they know best what events your child is suited for.)
Once the deadline for entries has past the club is charged for those entries. The entries are $9 per swim which can add up quickly. After the deadline we should only be scratching for legitimate reasons.
When you are at the meet you need to communicate with the coach. The swimmer should speak to the coach before each event to get preparation and then speak to the coach after the race to get feedback. Once your races are complete you are free to leave the meet. Please check in with the coach before you leave to make sure that you are not in a relay and to confirm if you have to return for finals. It is very disappointing to the other 3 swimmers to be ready for a relay only to find that the fourth swimmer went home already.
All questions that the swimmers or parents may have concerning meet results, an officiating call, or the conduct of the meet should be handled by the Sharks Coaching staff.