Monday, February 24, 2014

03.02.14 CT Regional Championships SCY 2014

This coming Sunday will be for the rest of you, our last meet of the season. Regional Championships (for us) will be hosted at Hamden Hall. Directions are available here.

Our 12 and under girls will be expected to be at Hamden Hall for warm ups no later then 7:30 AM. 13 and older girls should be at Hamden Hall no later then 1:00 PM for warm ups.

This meet will be packed! The sooner you get there, the better it'll be to get space.

Line up is available here.

End of Season

This is it! We've almost wrapped up a fairly successful season, and we're planning to end it in style. This week we will continue regular practices, and this Thursday will be our last formal practice of this season. The following week however we have two last team activities, check below for details...

03.03.14 - Marlins vs. Drowning Dolphins (Kids vs. Parents Swim Meet)
Our parents/kids meet will take place next Monday during regular practice hours. We invite all of the Super Senior swimmers (aka the Drowning Dolphins) to take a shot at putting the kids in their place. This week, every day, we will keep one lane open to parents who would like to practice.

The meet will be broken up into two age groups, Junior (JR) and Senior (SR). Junior events will be against athletes 10 and under, while Senior events will be against athletes 11 and older. Visit this link to sign up for whatever event you'd like to swim.

Remember next Monday, 5:15 PM till 7:00 PM, adults versus the kids!

03.06.14 - Team Awards Night
Next Thursday we will be hosting our Team Awards Night! Team Awards Night is a night for all the athletes to receive recognition for all of their work over the past season, we ask that everyone come. This year we will be doing something just a bit "fancier" and we will be hosting Team Awards Night at Sorrento's Pizza in Hamden, directions are here. Our ceremony starts at 6:00 PM, and as would be implied there will be pizza. Semi-civilized attire required, NO BATHING SUITS!

Monday, February 17, 2014

02.23.14 JCC Championships

The JCC Championship are the big swim meet we build to every year. Earlier this week I had asked who would be able to attend championships next weekend, and now that we’re closing in I want to make sure everyone knows what to expect!

First things first, please view this spreadsheet. I have made two lists for the two age groups (Juniors and Seniors). Please find in which group your swimmer belongs to and read below.

Juniors (10 & Under)
Juniors are expected to arrive at roughly 7:50 AM at the Springfield JCC (Directions Here). Warm ups will start at 8:00 AM, opening ceremonies will be at 8:50 AM, and the meet itself will start at 9:00 AM. If you view the line up found here, you can see that Juniors will be swimming events 1 through 30. For this session we will be looking for at least 4 volunteer timers. Please volunteer here, and know that the more people who volunteer, the less timing any individual person will need to do. Expect the meet to be done at roughly 12:50 PM.



Seniors (11 & Older)
Seniors are expected to arrive at roughly 12:50 PM at the Springfield JCC (Directions Here). Warm ups will start at 1:00 PM, opening ceremonies will be at 1:50 AM, and the meet itself will start at 2:00 PM. If you view the line up found here, you can see that Juniors will be swimming events 31 through 80. For this session we will be looking for at least 4 volunteer timers. Please volunteer here, and know that the more people who volunteer, the less timing any individual person will need to do. Expect the meet to be done at roughly 6:00 PM.

02.08-09.14 HHAC Invitational

This coming weekend we will be partaking in our last USAS meet of the season, minus the Regional Championships on March 1st and 2nd.



This meet will be hosted by Hamden Hall and will be taking place at their sports complex over on Skiff Street. Directions are available here.



The meet is broken up into 6 sessions. On both Saturday and Sunday there is an AM session for the 13&O athletes, followed by an afternoon session for 12&U. After both sessions are complete for the day, a Finals will take place for all athletes 10&O based on their performance earlier. If you rank high in your event, you made it to Finals.



Right now, our 13&O athletes are expected to be at the facility on March 1st at 6:30 AM for warm ups, they should be done around noon. Our 12&U athletes will be swimming on March 2nd with warm ups at noon, they should be done around 4:30 PM.



The line up is available here.



Also, after both sessions, I’ll be hosting a small pizza after meet “bash.” By bash I mean we’ll just get some pizza across the street at Sorrento’s.

02.08-09.14 HHAC Invitational Results

Not much to say here other than there were some good races, and over all a solid effort put forth by our swimmers. While there weren’t any Age Group or Sectionals qualifying times, there were some very close times.



So here they are, enjoy. We will try again come Regionals March 2nd.



Also I have some of the races uploaded to the Marlin’s YouTube page, click here to view them.