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Q: Are there try-outs?
A: No, we are fortunate at this time to be able to accommodate all the girls that wish to swim. We have a wide array of abilities.
Q: Are the four hour practices at the begining of the season all swimming?
A: No, these practices are partially dry land and partially swimming.
Q: Do I have to buy the t-shirts/sweat shirts... that are offered?
A: No, these are an option and you do not have to buy them.
Q: Am I required to be at every practice?
A: Yes, make-up practices are typically held on Tues & Thurs mornings. Please see the coaches for more details regarding this issue.
Q: Am I required to be available for all swim meets?
A: The swimmers should be available for every meet which includes Saturday Invitationals. If a swimmer is not availalbe, they should notify the coaches ASAP. The coaches needs this information to make the best line up for the team.
Q: Does a swimmer get to choose their events?
A: No, the coaches will choose the event that a swimmer will participate in based on the competitor and the line-up for each meet.
Q: What is an exhibition heat in a meet?
A: An exhibition heat is a heat for girls to get a time in an event but their time does not count in the overall score of the meet. There are typically 1 or 2 exhibition heats for the 50 Free and sometimes for the 100 Free. These heats are run first for the event, then the JV heat, then the Varsity heat.
Q: How does hosting a pre-meet dinner work?
A: Typically appoximately 30-40 hungry girls show up after practice to eat a quick dinner then head home. Many hosts ask the girls to bring an item. (ex. Seniors bring salad, Juniors bring bread, Sophmores bring dessert...) It seems to be easiest for the host to provide the main dish and beverages. The girls will sit anywhere they can, on chairs, on the floor...anywhere they can. This is a fun way to get to know the girls. Typically the parents drop-off the swimmers and pick them back up after approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the dinner. Typically the parents do not stay unless they are helping the host.
Q: What is the True Team Meet? And how is it different from the Individual State Meet?
A: True Team State: This competition is based on the idea that every team member's performance counts toward the team's score in competition. First place will be worth as many points as the number of possible entries in the event. For example: If there are eight teams entered in the meet there is a possible 32 entries per event. Thus making first place worth 32 points, second place worth 31 points etc. etc. Relay points are double the value of individual events. Each school shall enter up to four individuals and four relay teams per event. This is to show how deep a teams talent is not how many top performers they have.
Individual State: Each individual and relay has a time standard set by the State High School League that must be achieved to compete in this meet. This is different than True Team where the whole team either qualifies or does not qualify. Q: Does a parent need to notify the school when the swimmers need to leave early for a meet?
A: No, the coaches will take care of notifying the schools.
Q: What is Secret Sis?
A: Secret Sis is an extra-curricular activity that the girls enjoy doing at the end of the season. Each girl draws a name and then gives little gifts each day of practice leading up to their Conference Championship meet. These gifts should be small. Many of the girls make their gifts. The final gift is given at a specified time. This gift tends to be a little bigger but should not "break the bank".
The Junior Varsity team does their Secret Sis the week before their JV Conference meet. The Varsity team does their Secret Sis the week before their Conference Meet.