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Saturday Swim Meet #5 (and more info)

posted Jul 17, 2014, 2:33 PM by Fort Myer Swim Team   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 7:11 PM by Mark Tramontozzi ]
Line-ups for Saturday's meet have been sent via the FMST mailing list. 
Please note the following: The coaches try their best to give everyone a least one opportunity (either in exhibition or regular events) to swim in a Saturday meet. With the size of our team, that hasn't been easy and the likely wasn't totally successful in meeting that goal. The coaches hope you understand and that your squid got in some good races in the Wednesday night meets! 

Burke Center is going to be a really tough team - they have already clinched the Divisional title as the only undefeated team. BUT our hope is that we use this opportunity to have some great races, get our times down, AND have fun!

There will be NO 6U exhibition events this week. The two teams agreed to 8U, 9/10, and 11/12 exhibition only (it's by mutual agreement that exhibitions are done). Our little squids have done a great job this season and had many chances to swim. We hope you'll join us on the fence on Saturday as our loudest cheering squad! 

If you see your squid is slated to swim, but is not available - please let the coaches know ASAP!

@Ft. Myer, arrive at 6:45am
If parents on the set up committee could try to arrive by 6:30am and help get the pool set up for the meet, it would be most helpful to us. We will take our dress-up picture at 6:45am and then get ready to swim.

The theme…YOUR COACHES ALL TIME FAVORITE…is 80s. Come dressed in your best 80s attire! I can’t wait to see everyone look radical and gnarly.

Since this is our last regularly scheduled meet, be sure to bring something for your Big/Little! This may be the last time you see them until the Banquid.

Saturday at the Meet
Since tomorrow is our last meet, we will be holding our annual senior sendoff. This is where we will recognize those senior members of our team who will be graduating out. We have 3 remaining seniors to send off: Emma Price; Thad Morgan; and Patrick St. Pierre. As you know from our early sendoffs, one of our long standing traditions is to present them with a bouquet of flowers assembled from various team members who each bring one bouquet (or a handful from your home garden). PLEASE plan to bring something to send our senior off in style – these are all involved members who deserve the recognition from the Squid Family. Also, if you were a little brother or sister to one of these swimmers, please be prepared to be on deck for their sendoff.

DIVISIONALS and Practice Next Week
Starting Monday
The lineup for Divisionals will be going out over the weekend (no later than Sunday night). If you are not slated to swim, you are not required to attend practice next week. There is NO practice for 6U unless they are swimming in Divisionals. Our preference is that the practices from here on out be reserved for our Divisionals swimmers.

The amended practice schedule is:
  • 7:15am – 8:15am, 13 and older
  • 8:15am – 9:15am, 12 and under

The last week of July, we will be holding only one practice for those who make All Stars (the only way to qualify is by swimming in the Divisionals meet and placing in the top 4-6 across the whole league by time). That practice will be from 7:30am – 8:30am.