It’s hard to believe, but on Monday, July 17, Ridgetop will be traveling to Avalon for our last dual meet of the season! The meet start time is 6:30 pm; you should arrive about 60 min early to get settled and be ready for warmups. The theme for the meet is “Superhero,” so dress accordingly!
The pool address is 510 Heathfield Road, Henrico, VA 23229. Avalon has sent information useful for parents, and I will summarize the most important bits below.
The Avalon parking lot gets crowded and usually overflows on to 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 will be sitting on the left side of the competitive pool as you walk in the front gate; you should bring fold-up chairs to be certain of having something to sit on. 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.
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.
The meet lineup and buddy list is current as of 5am July 17. 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 8-11 in the swim team handbook about swim meet routines and procedures, as well as this post about how the coaches determine meet line-ups.