San Francisco Sailfish Swim Team
Napa Valley Swim Team – Father’s Day Frenzy Meet – Long Course Meet (50 meter pool), Napa, Friday – Sunday, June 17-19, 2011. Congratulations to Zurhi for making two A Time Standards. Good job Zurhi, Neriah, and Madeleine for swimming in your first long course meet!
Upcoming Meets Click on blue text for link to meet information/registration:
Piranha Swimming [no link yet] - Rohnert Park, Saturday - Sunday, October 8-9, 2011. Registration not yet open.
Zone 3 Championship Meet [no link yet] - place to be announced, Friday - Sunday, October 14-16, 2011. Registration not yet open. (Time standards may apply – please see Coach Wynkoop for details.)
Sebastopol Sea Serpents [no link yet] - Sebastopol, Friday - Sunday, October 29-30, 2011. Registration not yet open.
Marin Pirates [no link yet] - Novato, Saturday - Sunday, November 5-6, 2011. Registration not yet open.
Pacific Swimming Junior Olympic Championships (14 and under) [no link yet] - Morgan Hill, December 2-4, 2011. Registration not yet open. (Time standards apply – please see Coach Wynkoop for details.)
Neptune Swimming [no link yet] - Santa Rosa, Friday - Sunday, December 9-11, 2011. Registration not yet open.
PARENTS: Please do not delay in signing up promptly as meets fill up quickly. Please also note that the winter swim meet schedule is still being finalized as USA Swimming has not released the full schedule yet.
How to register with USA Swimming as a member of the San Francisco Sailfish Swim Team
Membership in USA Swimming is required to participate on the San Francisco Sailfish Swim Team. Please register through our Local Swim Committee (LSC) of USA Swimming, Pacific Swimming, directly. You can download the athlete application form from the www.pacswim.org website. The “2011 year-round athlete registration application” form can be found at http://pacswim.org/11athleteregap.pdf. Please submit the completed application and payment to Pacific Swimming at the address on the application form. The club you represent as a swimmer is the San Francisco Sailfish Swim Team and the club code is SFSF. The annual dues for USA Swimming are $60. Additional membership information can be found under the Tab "How To" - Subtab "Join Us" on the pacswimming website. You must be a member of USA Swimming to participate in swim practice and attend USA sanctioned meets. Any parent who signs their child up in a USA sanctioned swim meet without prior registration with USA swimming is subject to a possible fine from USA swimming. If you are currently a member of USA Swimming under another club, please update your team affiliation information by contacting Judy Siegrist, 1034 Woodstock Court, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, phone (925) 933-0395 (between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.). Once you receive your USA Swimming membership card, please bring Coach Wynkoop a copy of the card for the team’s records.
How to Register for Swim Meets
The meets the San Francisco Sailfish Swim Team will attend will be posted on the SFSailfish Swim Team website. You must register for all swim meets (unless otherwise directed) online at http://ome.swimconnection.com. You will need to perform a one-time free registration for access to the site. You may then sign up for all meets using the site. You will need your USA Swimming Membership Number and a credit card for payment. Consult with Coach Wynkoop regarding what events to participate in.
General Swim Meet Information
Next, with swimsuit on, find coaches on deck for warm ups.
After warm ups are over, swimmers should dry off, leaving suit on, and dress in warm clothes. Officials/Coaches will have a quick meeting, then coaches will orient the swimmers and parents to where the event postings will occur. At this area, the swimmer/parent will frequently check the "wall" for the posting of the swimmers' events. The events are generally posted ten minutes prior to the race. The heat and lane for each swimmer will be posted. Beware, some swimmers in the first heats may have very little time from the time that the event is posted to the time when the race begins. Tell coaches which heat and lane the swimmer is assigned. At this time, coaches will discuss with the swimmer things to remember for the race. Then the swimmer should immediately get behind their lane to get ready for their race. The coaches will help direct this process as much as possible. Parents may not be allowed on deck, so have your swimmer stay close to the coaches so they can watch the other swim races at the meet. Swimmers can learn a lot from the other more experienced swimmers racing at the meet.
After the race, the swimmer should find the coaches to report their time and discuss the race.
Note: Under USA Swimming rules, any swimmer who misses a race will automatically be scratched from the next event that they are registered to swim.