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Themes, Big Little Assignments, and Time Trials

posted Jun 10, 2017, 4:16 AM by Fort Myer Swim Team   [ updated Jun 10, 2017, 4:16 AM ]
Hello Squid Families!

Wow, I can’t believe we have finished the first two weeks of the season! The swimmers have been troopers through the cold weather and water. I am very proud of them. Hopefully, after this weekend, the water will warm up!

Now, I would like to share with everyone the themes for this year! Every meet (but Time Trials, the Family Meet, and All-Stars) will have a theme:
  • A Meet: FM@AKC: Pirates
  • B Meet: FM@GC: Crazy Hat
  • A Meet: FM@SRD: Red, White, and Blue to celebrate America’s Birthday 
  • B Meet: FM v. SAR: Royalty
  • A Meet: FM v. C: Tie Dye
  • B Meet: FM v. BAR: Neon
  • A Meet: FM v. MG: Hawaiian
  • Relay Carnival: Team Apparel
  • B Meet: FM@AKC: Wacky Tacky
  • A Meet: FM@ABF: Super Heroes and Villains
  • CSL Divisional: Team Apparel 

I will send out reminder emails of the themes and will remind the swimmers of them at practice as well. 

Next, I emailed out via FMST Google Groups Big and Little assignments. Please see this link on our web site about the guidelines to Bigs and Littles . We will have a big revealing of the Bigs and Littles at the Team Picnic after Time Trials. Please let me know if you have a conflict for time trials in order for me to set up a separate revealing of the Big Little for your swimmer. Do not worry - the swimmers will not be asked to do anything for Time Trials. I want them to show up and get excited to swim fast!!!!

I’d like to take this chance to talk a little bit about Time Trials (even though it is a week away)
Time Trials is similar to a regular meet. It is a great chance for ALL swimmers to experience how a meet is run and where everyone is on their times and strokes. Time Trials is also a great experience for PARENTS! You can begin racking up volunteer points!

All swimmers are required to swim at least two events (unless they are 6 and under)

For squids who are 8 and under, they will need to get permission to swim breast or fly. I would like all squids, 9 and over, to swim as many events as possible INCLUDING IM! The order of the meet is Free, Back, Breast, Fly, and IM – youngest to oldest within each stroke. There are cards printed for each swimmer, in each event. We will put out a call for swimmers by age and event.

I will be sending more information about Time Trials next week! If you have any questions about themes, Big Little assignments, or Time Trials, feel free to send me an email!

Coach Stephanie