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Wednesday and Saturday Meet #5 Info (and other stuff)

posted Jul 15, 2014, 3:22 PM by Fort Myer Swim Team   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 7:12 PM by Mark Tramontozzi ]
Although last weekend's meet resulted in a loss, there is some good news to report: Ana Beauvais broke her 50 breast record! 

@Saratoga, arrive by 5:15pm
Tomorrow is our last regularly scheduled B meet. Please arrive at Saratoga IN a toga by 5:15pm. In other words, we’re having a TOGA PARTY for our theme tomorrow!

Important: PLEASE be sure you swim as many events as possible, including IM. If you don’t swim in Wednesday night meets, the coaches don’t know if you are improving your times and moving up the ladder for consideration in Saturday meet lineups. In other words – if you want to try to make the Divisionals lineup, get some great races in tomorrow and Saturday, especially in the IMs!

Our warm-ups start at 5:25pm. Make sure you leave with enough time to get to the pool for warm-ups! 
The address of the pool is:
8070 EdinburghSpringfield, VA 22153

Directions: The Saratoga Pool is located within the Saratoga subdivision, about ¼ mile from the Rolling Road exit off of the Fairfax County Parkway (7100/286) at the cross streets of Rolling Road and Edinburgh. Due to construction with the Fairfax County Parkway over the past 12 months, the roads can be confusing, so please allow a little extra time for travel.

Parking: There is a parking lot surrounding the pool. Overflow parking is on community streets that border the pool.

@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! The coaches can’t wait to see everyone look radical and gnarly.

Line-ups for Saturday will be sent out via FMST email list on Thursday afternoon after we get results from the Wednesday meet.

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
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.

The amended practice schedule is:
  • 7:15am – 815am, 13 and older
  • 8:15am – 915am, 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.

PLEASE be sure to register for the Banquid if you haven’t already. We’ve had some questions about the theme (which is also 80s) – you are welcome to dress up in theme-attire or just wear your favorite (or new) dress/nice slacks/shirts.

There are lots of t-shirts (especially in kids medium) available for purchase. Please see Maureen St. Pierre if you want to buy one – they will be for sale at the gazebo on Saturday.