Over the past several years Gulf Swimming has experienced significant growth, nearly 20%. We know that everyone is seeing this on their teams and at meets. A result of this growth has been increased attendance at meets. Due to the large number of athletes entered in the June Open, the Technical Planning Committee had to make changes to manage sessions from a safety and duration standpoint. The committee believes the changes made to the June Open affect the fewest number of athletes possible and prevent us from exceeding the limits of the facility. The Changes for this meet are outlined below so please CHECK with YOUR COACH to see if this affects your swimmer!!! We hope everyone has a great swim.
DECK ENTRIES ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED!! If you are already registered for this meet your coach can change your events but swimmers cannot add events. Swimmers not currently registered in the meet cannot register to swim – deck entries will not be taken. We must be very mindful of the safety of our athletes, coaches and volunteers on deck.
This meet now has 3 sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The 800 Freestyle for 13&Over Boys and Girls has been moved to Friday, June 23; specific timings are below. Information on these changes and a few more follows:
- Events #18 & #45 – the 13&O Boys & Girls 800 free, has been moved to Friday, June 23; warm-up starts at 2:30pm; these events will start at 3:30pm
- Saturday and Sunday morning session warms-up will be 7:15-8:15. The meet will start at 8:30am.
- Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions had to be split by gender. We now have Two(2) 12&U sessions which are split by gender. Girls will swim the first session and boys will swim the second session. Check with your swimmers coach for information about warm-up times and estimated meet start times. Each session has two(2) 20 minute warm up sessions. This ensures a safe warm-up sessions for athletes.
Additional Information which will answer many questions can be found in the Meet Announcement and Warm-Up & Timeline Information on our website, just select the “Meets tab/Short course long course 2016-17” and next scroll down to the June Open Meet, June 23-25, 2017.