On Monday, June 20, Ridgetop will be visiting the Avalon Recreation Association for our second meet of the summer! The address is 510 Heathfield Road, 23229, off Derbyshire between Parham and Gaskins. The meet start time is 6pm. You should arrive at least 45 min early to get settled and be ready for warmups.
The theme of the meet is Just Keep Swimming. There will be no official buddy list this week — they will return with a vengeance next week for our first home meet! — so you should just cheer for everyone equally loudly!
The Avalon parking lot gets crowded and usually overflows onto nearby Heathfield Road. Please carpool if possible. Please be mindful of the neighbors on surrounding streets and avoid parking in front of their driveways. Ridgetop seating will be 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 outside of the gate that may be used.
Please review the list of swimmers who will NOT be attending the meet for accuracy. Please email the coach if this is in error. The list includes the “non-responders,” those who have not told me whether or not they are participating in the meet. If your plans change at the last minute, it is imperative that you email the coach AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Obviously unexpected things can happen, but foreseeable last minute cancellations cause disruption of the lineup and buddy list and are disrespectful of your teammates and coaches.
Be aware that there can be late changes due to last minute cancellations, so don’t forget to verify the events at the meet.
Even experienced swimmers and swim parents could benefit from reading pages 9-11 in the swim team handbook about swim meet routines and procedures, as well as this post about how the coaches determine meet line-ups.