On Monday, July 13, Ridgetop will be visiting the Glen Allen for our last dual meet of the season! The address is 10800 Brookley Road, Glen Allen, 23060. Swimmers should plan to be on deck by 5:45pm to be ready for warmups. The meet starts at 6:30pm. The theme for the meet is Disney, so come dressed as your favorite character!
EVERYONE should 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.
There is a parking lot in the front and on the side of the building. Please do not park in the handful of spots that have been reserved for the coaches and swim reps. Do not park on Brookley Rd. and please be considerate of the neighbors on Thornbury Street by not blocking their driveways.
There will be some chairs set up on the pool deck for seating, however, it is recommended that families bring chairs. There is a large area at the rear of the pool deck blocked off for Ridgetop swimmers and families; follow the pool deck around to the left, beyond the pavilions on the basketball/blacktop area. Keep the kids off the volleyball court and sand areas. Spectators should keep the walkways clear to ensure that the runners can make their way quickly around the perimeter of the pool.
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.