Timing Meet Info

It’s already that time: time for your first “meet info” email from me, Circle C Seals Meet Director :) It’s a little crazy that I'm emailing you about a meet and your kids haven’t had their first practice yet, but that’s just how it worked out this year, so that we’re not running a meet on Mother’s Day!

Special Note: Merchandise Pick up Opportunity

Saturday, May 6 between 2-5pm

6416 Magenta Lane

Please stop by Misty’s house to grab your gear! Our merchandise coordinators, Misty Sanders and Kristy Attaway, are working overtime to get all your gear bagged up and ready for you. They have processed 100s of merchandise orders. PLEASE HELP THEM OUT and grab your gear on Saturday afternoon. They will bring remaining gear to the pool on Sunday for handout.

Timing Meet

Our Timing Meet is coming up on Sunday May 7 so here’s some info you should know about what to expect, and how to get signed up.

The Timing Meet is a no pressure chance for swimmers to get some current times for the season, and for new swimmers to learn the procedures of summer league swim meets. It’s also a great chance for new parents to do the same, to see how we run our swim meets and get familiar with their volunteer positions. It’s just our team, it’s nice and short, and plenty of fun.

Meet Sign Up

For this meet only your kids can swim all 4 strokes, and 9 & Over swimmers can swim the IM as well. Usually there is a 3 individual event maximum for meets but this meet exists so swimmers can get some base-line times for event entries during the season so they can sign up for up as many events as they like. If your swimmers are unlikely to be legal in butterfly, breaststroke or 100 IM it’s probably best not to sign up for these events yet, swimmers will be disqualified for stroke infractions as at a normal meet. This is a good learning experience for everyone involved. Coaches will have information on what caused disqualification after the meet and can answer any questions.

Times from the timing meet are used to ‘seed the heats’ for our first meets. New Parents: see more info on heats and seeding here.

New Parents: see more info on how to sign up here.

Go online, log in, and sign up by 6pm on Thursday. Even if you don’t plan to attend, please still tell us that online. Everyone should complete the signup process!

Note: Meet signup is ALWAYS due 3 days before the meet. For the rest of the season, signups will close on Wednesdays.

NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

There are no Relays at the Timing Meet.

There will be heat winner ribbons given after races and place ribbons for pick up during the week after the meet, but no best time ribbons for this meet (as times are unofficial).

Meet Timeline

The timeline will not be finalized until we have all entries in. I will send a detailed email on Friday with everything you possibly need to know.

The tentative timeline is

6:15 am: Set Up Volunteers Arrive

6:25 am: Age Group Parents Check In

6:35 am: Swimmers and All Other Volunteers Arrive and Check In

6:50 am: Warm-ups

7:00 am: Volunteer Meetings

7:20 am: First call to Ready Bench

7:25 am: National Anthem

7:30 am: Meet Begins

10:00 am: Meet Ends

The meet might need to have an earlier start as we have to be done by 10am, so read your email FRIDAY!

Call for National Anthem Singers/Performers

We have 3 home meets plus the timing meet so there is an opportunity for 4 stellar performances of the National Anthem! We’ve had singers and musicians in the past. Email me if you’re kids are interested, and talented :) We need to respect this part of the program, please only apply if your kids do an excellent rendition of the anthem :)

Volunteer Sign Up

Most all positions are full!! There is one “announcer set up” position worth 5 points open if you’re looking :) Thank you all!! You’ll receive more information on volunteer sign in and procedures for meet day in the next email.

Volunteer sign up closes on Thursday at 6pm as well. If, after that, there is a last-minute NEED for a change, volunteers should try to find someone to fill in for them, and notify Kim Horek, kdhorek@gmail.com. In general, if you signed up to volunteer, we expect you there, we need you there, be there! You can see what you signed up for on your “My Account” page when you’re logged into the team website, it’s also on the free SwimTopia App, download it today! (App Store and Google Play Store).

Enjoy your first week of practice! Sign up for swim events by Thursday at 6pm! More info coming Friday.

Go Seals!

Elli

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