Last Home Meet on 7/11

Happy Fourth! Hope you are having a nice holiday.

Just a reminder that in between sparklers and fireworks, we have a meet next week.

1 – Unable to Participate

We need to know by 7/8 at 10:00 AM if your swimmer is unable to participate.Swimmers not showing up will affect relay teams (3 other swimmers) so it is imperative that you let us know if your athlete is not participating by 10:00 AM on 6/17/2019.  This isn’t like RSVPing to a family party, if we don’t have an accurate participation count, other swimmers will lose chances to swim.

By 10:00 AM on 7/8/2019, let us know your swimmer
is unable to participate.

We are unable to participate in the 7/11 Home Meet

2 – Volunteers

We have several volunteer needs to help keep our swim meets running smoothly.  Please consider signing up to help the team out on Saturday.

Never helped before? No problem, we will train you, help you and thank you profusely!

Clean Up Crew, Timers, Marshalers and Greeters… they are all easy jobs.

I can volunteer at the 7/11 Home Meet

3 – Actual Meet Information

Home Meet – East Kentwood, Wayland and Grandville at NCST
4:30 – Swimmers – Highlight your name at check in and report on deck to your coaches ready to swim
4:30 – Swimmer warm up begins
5:00 – Swimmers who have not checked in will be scratched
5:30 – Swim Meet begins

This is our last home meet, so do your best!

Good luck everyone!

Championships Next Week

All Championship Meet Opt-Outs are Due Friday 7/12 at 10:00 AM

Yes, literally the next morning.Time to focus on the Championship Meets.

How to determine which Championship Meet your swimmer is attending (read carefully – it’s confusing, we know!):

  • All swimmers who competed in at least 1 regular season meet will compete in a Championship Meet.
  • Your swimmer will compete in only one Championship Meet – either the A or B.
  • If your swimmer is 13 or over, he or she will attend the A meet.
  • If your swimmer is 12 or under and not on the list of A meet qualifiers, he or she will attend the B meet.
  • A meets are away meets – see locations.
  • The B meet is at Hudsonville

Here is a list of who has qualified for the A meet as of last week.  Remember there is one more home meet on 7/11.

Download A Meet Qualifiers

Opt-outs for the Championships are due Friday (7/12) by 10:00 AM ET.

Here are the dates and locations for the Championship Meets.

DateChampionshipLocationTimesInfo
7/16/2019A Meet – Ages 12 and UnderEast Grand RapidsWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.

Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.

We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)
7/17/2019A Meet – Ages 13 and UpCalvinWarm up: 3:30 p.m.
Events begin: 5:00 p.m.

Warm up: 2:30 p.m.
Events begin: 4:00 p.m.

We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)
7/18/2019B Meet – All AgesHudsonvilleWarm up: 9:00 a.m.

Events begin: 10:30 a.m.

We are unable to attend.
(by 7/12 at 10:00 AM)

More Meet Information

  • Because they include so many teams, the conference meets are run differently than regular dual meets.  We will be competing with many other teams in our half of the West Michigan Swim League.  This also means they run a little longer – so be prepared.
  • At the B meet, there is no medley relay, only a freestyle relay.  Swimmers are allowed to swim 1 relay and 2 individual events.  However, each team may only enter 1 relay, so only 4 swimmers in each age/gender group will swim in a relay.
  • Everyone will be entered in their 2 individual events.
  • Swimmers may only swim events for which they have a seed time.
  • Because there are several officials at conference meets, disqualifications will be called on the technical aspects of each stroke, i.e., illegal kicks (common in breaststroke and butterfly).  Therefore, most swimmers will be entered in freestyle and backstroke events.
  • Generally, the Championship Meet signals the end of practices for your athlete.