Information Regarding A, B Meets

Hey Sharks,

There are two meets each week starting this Saturday, A meets and B meets. Both meets are equally fun and loud!

A Meets - The A meets take place Saturday mornings. They will typically include about 6-8 swimmers from each group (for example, 8 & under Girls). It will include the top 3 times for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and IM, and top 6 times for freestyle. Since a swimmer can only qualify for a maximum of 3 individual events + IM, we typically have about 6-8 swimmers from each group. Don't assume that your swimmer's name won't be called if you're not in the top 6-8 since some swimmers who qualify may not be able to make the A meet. If that happens, the next swimmer in line qualifies. The coaches will determine who qualifies for the A meets. We determine the lineup mainly based on swimmer times, then we go to matchup based on the opposing team's weaknesses and strengths. That list will be finalized every Wednesday night. The only thing that you we need you to do is to declare your swimmer's availability to swim in the A meets. Declaring availability is VERY IMPORTANT as it allows us to know if your swimmer can attend or not, and if not, we can send replacements. Every point counts!

B Meets - B Meets take place Wednesday afternoons. Our goal is to see maximum participation this year! Everyone qualifies to swim in B meets (some A meet swimmers may need to swim exhibition for certain strokes). Click on the following link to get more information on these meets. For B Meets, you enter your swimmer for the events that they want to swim. It can also be found on our website under 'Resources' and 'Swim Meets 101'. You can also email me if you have any questions. https://stonebridgesharks.swimtopia.com/sharks-swim-meets-101

Declare Availability - Please take a minute to declare your swimmer's availability for this Saturday's A meet. Your swimmer is declared UNAVAILABLE by default, so going in and changing it if necessary is crucial.The deadline is Wednesday (today) at 9pm, and it will be Wednesday at 9pm every week. It only takes a minute. The instructions can also be found by clicking the 'Resources' tab and going to 'How to sign up for Jobs and Meets'. Be sure to declare availability for EACH swimmer if you have more than one. Below is the link to this Saturday's meet. Once you get there, click on the 'Edit' Button. You can also declare your swimmer's eligibility for all of the A meets this summer if you already know your schedule. https://stonebridgesharks.swimtopia.com/swim_meets/270018/swim_meet_entries
Emergencies - If you have declared available and have been chosen to swim an A meet, but had an emergency that prevents your swimmer from attending, email me ASAP. This allows us to go back in and change things if necessary. In most cases, we can find someone else who can take your spot. 
That's all for now. Let me know if you have any questions.
Jeffrey
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