Hi Gators! This will not be my only post with information regarding the League meet, but I have a few very important notes for you as we get closer to the big day. This year, we have a real shot of WINNING League. This isn’t based on my being overly confident; I have looked at the results from our meets so far and I know we can do it! A win at League would be HUGE for our team, and we can’t wait to see you all swim fast next weekend!
In order to win, however, we need something from you. We are asking that everyone who has qualified please be at as many practices as possible leading up to the meet, and that you come ready to do your best at practice. This week has been harder during practice, but that is because we need to build up as much endurance and strength as possible for when we taper for our big meets. Next week will get easier as we approach the meet.
The most important thing that we need to win League is for all of our swimmers to be at the meet ready to swim fast. I know everyone has lots of things going on during the summer, but we really need as many swimmers as possible to be at this meet. If it is possible at all to get swimmers to the meet, we ask that you do. Swimmers who can be there for relays even if they don’t have individual qualifying times can make all the difference.
Sign ups for League are on the blog. If you have already qualified, please try to sign up by this Friday. If you qualify this weekend, we will add you to our list as we go. The coaches will be doing the entries on Sunday after the Last Chance meet, so we must know by then if you will be able to make it to the meet. If for some reason you have to miss PART of League, but not ALL of it, please sign up as a ‘yes’ and talk to me before Sunday so I can get you in events that don’t conflict.
Lastly, please know that although the coaches will be choosing your events for this meet, we will make sure to pick events that we know you will be successful in, so don’t worry. The League meet is about the team as a whole. You will be able to choose your own events for State.
Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions 🙂