On Monday, June 22, Ridgetop will be visiting the Midlothian Family YMCA for our first away meet! The address is 737 Coalfield Rd, Midlothian, 23114, and swimmers should plan to be on deck by 5:45pm to be ready for warmups. The meet starts at 6:30pm.
A space for visitor seating will be on the right hand side of the pool deck, closest to the slide. However, you need to bring your own lawn chairs for seating! The Clerk of Course will be located at the back gate around the slide walkway; the number of the events being called will be displayed. The concession stand will be open until 9pm.
The theme of the meet is Minions (ie, Despicable Me). The coaches will dress up as Gru and the three girls, and the swimmers are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite Minion! Other characters from the movie are okay too.
Please review the list of swimmers who will NOT be attending the meet for accuracy. If you are not attending this meet and your name is not on this list, it is imperative that you email the coach AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 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. The most likely change would be to a relay; if anyone’s individual events are affected I will attempt to contact them by email.
Even experienced swimmers and swim parents could benefit from reading pages 22-23 in the swim team handbook about swim meet routines and procedures, as well as this post about how the coaches determine meet line-ups.