Dear Parents and Swimmers

 

Please see below the program for the  2 Fast 2 Furious Swim Meet hosted on Saturday at Harrow International School.

Please see below for the timeline of the event:

 

06.40 – 09.00 Team Warm Ups – assigned lanes

08.45 – 09.00 Coaches Meeting

09.20 – 11.30 Session 1 (Events 1-16)

11.30 – 12.15 Lunch (supervised warm ups until 12.00 – open lanes)

12.20 – 14.30 Session 2 (Events 17-36)

14.30 – 15.00 Break (Pool open for warm ups)

15.00 – 16.00 Finals for (7-8 / 9-10 / 11-12 / 13-14)

16.30 – 17.00 Presentations

 

Swimmers who are 6 & Under will only need to attend session 2 and should aim to arrive at 11.30am – The meet often runs early.

 

The meet is hosted as heats as finals, once all events have concluded at approximately 2.30pm there will be a short break while all events are processed, swimmers who are ranked 1-8 after the heats will proceed to the finals, swimmers 9 & 10 will be reserves and should wait in case any swimmer does not swim.  We politely ask that all swimmers remain to support our swimmers in the finals – the senior finals will be particularly exciting. Only swimmers who are present at the presentation will have the opportunity to go onto the podium should Shrewsbury be successful in one of the team trophy awards!

 

The program has been collated using circle seeding, this is to ensure the fastest swimmers have the best opportunity to reach the finals – the fastest 8 swimmers are spread amongst the final 3 heats of the meet, please do not be concerned if you see yourself in a different to the one you were expecting, or if your time is a very old one. This is a great opportunity to smash a new PB and to see how well you can push yourself.

 

Please bring any equipment with you to make as much noise as possible on poolside – those who attended Marlins Mayhem I hope will agree we had a great time being very noisy, Harrow gym is particularly chilly, so please ensure you have warm clothes for when you are not swimming. Harrow usually have a great selection of food available, however please ensure you bring a lunch in case you do not like any of the food vendors or if the queues are too long.

 

We have a team of 76 swimmers attending the meet, this is not only the largest number of swimmers to ever attend a meet from Shrewsbury but is also the large team attending the meet (excluding Harrow). Please can we all sit together in the sports hall or on poolside cheering our team.

 

We are allocated the 7.45am warm up, the bus will therefore leave from SHB at 7am, please reply to this email to confirm if you will NOT be travelling by bus. We will take a team photo at the end of Session 2 so that all swimmers are included.

 

All swimmers are politely asked to wear the Team swim hat which is available in the school shop, together with the team swim wear.

 

This is great fun meet – swimming only 25m is a chance to go as fast as possible – who needs to breathe????

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Best Wishes

 

Mrs Gill