VE Swim Team: Details for Monday's Meet (tomorrrow)

Swim Parents - Our next Meet is tomorrow, Monday evening, against Saddlebrook, here in Vinings Estates.

Weather: As with every Meet, we swim in the rain, however we will communicate any last minute updates about thunderstorm waiting periods via text (Remind & Swimtopia ap) if severe weather is a concern. If we have thunder and lightening, you will receive instructions, but please do not assume the Meet is postponed or cancelled. The Meet official and both teams will do everything possible to hold the Swim Meet. Please stay nearby in the grassy area (keep an umbrella handy!) or your cars, and we will provide frequent Remind updates and instructions.Instructions to sign up for the team’s Remind alerts are attached.

Volunteers Needed: There are just a couple of open spots, please review and sign up here: https://viningsestates.swimtopia.com/swim_meets/333644/shift_assignment

Monday, June 7

We will have AM practice as usual.

Home Meet vs Saddlebrook

Parking: Please park in the lots around the pool and tennis courts. Street parking is permitted on one side only, please use ideal parking etiquette. Carpool is ideal.

Volunteers: Thank you for signing up. We will send you a separate email with more details, but please plan on attending the brief Volunteers meeting with the Swim Coordinators, at 5:30pm, at the table near stairs to the deck. The Referee will also meet with Volunteers at about 5:45pm, please listen for announcements.

Swimmers need to arrive at the pool at 4:30pm, already in swim suit, with team t-shirt, and report to the coaches. Please make sure your swimmer receives their event information by 5pm. Don’t forget goggles. Swimmers need to lining up behind the dive blocks, for their races, 5 events ahead of time.

Home Team will start warm ups in the pool at 5pm.

Seating for parents, spectators, and swimmers is the same as last week: outside of the pool deck, in the grassy areas. This is different then past years, since we want to allow for social distancing on the pool deck. Please refer to this updated aerial view map for location of concessions, spectator entrance to view, swimmers entrance to line up, bull pen, restrooms located outside the pool deck, and more.

Spectator Viewing: With the restriction to our pool deck capacities lifted, those that wish to watch their swimmer in their event can enter the pool deck for that event for standing room only area along lane #1, directly in front of the club house, staying behind the Referee’s rope. Please use the Main Gate entrance, next to the parking lot. There will also be a live stream from our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/veswimteam

Restrooms: You may use the restrooms near the tennis courts or the restrooms on the pool deck. Restrooms inside the upper level of the club house are strictly off limits to everyone except for concessions volunteers.

Meet will start promptly at 6pm. Once swimmers have completed all of their events, their attendance is no longer required at the meet, however it can be quite exciting to watch the last of the events, and hear the announcement with the final score : )

Additional Information About the Swim Meet:

Concessions: Located at the front entrance of the club house; cash (small bills preferred) or credit accepted. There will be Marcos pizza, Chick fil-A sandwiches, chips, candy and drinks, and VE team swim caps for $7. Families are welcome to bring their own food and drinks as well. Alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the premises, both inside and outside the pool deck gate.

Bull Pen: Parents of 5-6 and 7-8 year olds must have their swimmers in the bull pen at appropriate times, please refer to the attached document for more details on this age group.

What else to bring: Items you might want to bring: Sharpie, goggles, swim caps, chairs, sunscreen, bug repellant, extra towels, small games and snacks. With the cooler night temps, your swimmer might need warm clothing by the end of the evening.

Housekeeping: Everyone attending the meet should make every effort to keep the seating areas and the pool deck area tidy, and garbage disposed of appropriately in a timely manner. Clean up at the end goes very quickly when everyone pitches in.

Please review our Meet 101 page for additional details: https://viningsestates.swimtopia.com/swim-meet-101

Tuesday morning, June 8th will be Fun Day, followed by Swim Clinics at 11am. Check here to see what time you have signed up for: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4eabac28a4fb6-funday

Upcoming deadlines: Wednesday June 9th, by 12 noon:

  • Please declare you swimmers for our next meet
  • Turn in your swimmer’s info & fees, for the Patti Wilder Meet, to any swim team coordinator, if interested; refer to email sent 6/4

We’ll see you tomorrow, go Dolphins!

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