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B-meet 1: FM@AKC - Wednesday 06/29

posted Jun 27, 2016, 5:09 PM by Fort Myer Swim Team   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 7:14 PM by Mark Tramontozzi ]
Dear Parents,

Our first B-meet of the season is against the Arlington Knights of Columbus (AKC) "Holy Mackerels". It is always fun racing with AKC - they are great sports and have a beautiful venue. The theme for the meet is "Crazy Hats".

For those new to the team, B-meets offer all swimmers an opportunity to compete, regardless of their times or ability. Unlike A-meets where coaches assign events to swimmers, swimmers select which events they would like to swim in the B-meets. If you would like to swim this Wednesdayyou MUST sign up via Swim Portal (

Reminders about B-Meets
  • Swimmers can only swim a maximum of 3 events + IM
  • Swimmers cannot race an event for which they placed first, second, or third at the prior A-Meet
  • 8&u swimmers must get approval from coach to swim Breast, Fly and IMs.

Meet Location
5115 Little Falls Rd., 
Arlington, VA 22207.

1700 h: Arrive at AKC
1715: Team photo
1725 h: FMST warm-up
1800 h: Meet start
2045 h: Meet end

Stroke Order

The stroke order at B-meets varies throughout the season. For this meet the order will be: Free, Back, Breast, Fly. Relays will not be swum, however there will be IMs, time permitting.



The there is ample parking behind the AKC main building, adjacent and below the pool area.

Setup Locations

Our team area is next to the large burgundy awning; it should be marked by a sign. AKC grounds are rather large and some swimmers tend to wander, please try to keep your swimmers as close to the team area as possible when they are not swimming.

Snack Bar

There is a full service snack bar, but it gets busy so expect a wait to get your food. There is also a bar that serves adult beverages.


FMST volunteers are essential to make the meet viable - please consider volunteering: (

See you there!