The 2018 JRAC Championship Meet will be held at the SwimRVA Aquatics Center, at 5050 Ridgedale Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23234. This post will be updated with information about the meet as it becomes available, so check back here often in the upcoming week. Important updates and notices will also be sent out by email.
Meet theme: Wacky Tacky Blue and Green!
Swimmer arrival and check-in – 5:00p
Warm-Ups – 5:30pm to 5:45pm
Avalon senior recognition – 5:55p
Meet start – 6:00p
Order of events: Mite free relays, IMs, free*, fly, back, breast, 9+ freestyle relays.
Address: 510 Heathfield Road, Henrico, VA 23229 – Heathfield Road is along Derbyshire Rd. between Parham Rd. and Gaskins Rd. – 804.740.8593 www.avalonclub.org
Parking: The Avalon parking lot gets crowded and usually overflows on to nearby Heathfield Road. Please carpool if possible. We ask that you be mindful of our neighbors on surrounding streets and avoid parking in front of their driveways.
Seating: Guest team seating is located to the left side of the competitive pool just as you walk in the front gate. We will have chairs set up for your use. Seating is limited, so you may want to bring additional fold-up chairs. There is also a grassy area where tents can be set up and kids do like to run around. This is a good place for that!
Food: The Avalon Snack Bar will be open during the meet and will serve snack-bar fare (pizza, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, Chick-fil-A, soft pretzels, snow cones, ice cream, water, sodas, etc.). CASH ONLY, no credit or debit. There will also be a bake sale table with cookies, brownies and other sweets for $1.
Restrooms: The restrooms are located in the breezeway next to the snack bar. Indoor showers are available in each of the restrooms.
Inclement Weather: We will follow the JRAC Inclement Weather Policy. Rain does not postpone a meet. No decision can be made to postpone a meet until at least one hour from the time of meet start or last delay. If we are in a delay, we recommend that swimmers and families go to their cars for 30 minutes.
Support FeedMore Efforts: There will be collection bins for non-perishable foods to be donated to FeedMore. Whether boxes of cereal or jars of peanut butter, thanks for any contribution you are able to make.
Meet theme: College Night!
Ridgetop arrival – 5:15p – PLEASE CHECK IN WITH COACH IAN UPON ARRIVAL.
Meet start – 6:30p
Line-ups can be found here. Buddies can be found here. As always, these are subject to change. We are welcoming some of our pre-team swimmers for the first team at this meet. If you see that you are buddies with a pre-teamer, PLEASE make sure you help them with their races!
You might want to double check the absences list to make sure I know that you DO NOT plan to attend.
Order of events: Mite medley relays, IMs, free*, breast*, SENIOR RECOGNITION, COACH&PARENT RELAY, back, fly, 9+ medley relays.
Seating: It is probably a good idea to bring your own chairs as we are limited to the amount that we have. Generally, seating is first come, first serve, but usually, visiting teams take the lawn in front of the pavilion to the left of the pool as it is a better view and provides a bit more shade. Our restrooms are located beside the snack bar and Clerk of the Course will be in the baby pool area.
Food: We will be selling Chick Fil A in our pavilion. We will also have our snack bar open which offers many treats to energize the swimmers. Please stop by our bake sale as well, which will have an assortment of snacks for the kids. We are welcoming KONA ICE. They will be located just outside the front gate.