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SWIM  MEETS

Meet Results/Past Meets

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:

Summer Season
Dual Meet: San Francisco Sailfish v. Sava Swim Team - Venue to be announced (Hamilton or Sava Pool), Thursday, August 11, 2011, 4-6 pm. No swim connection registration required (non-USA Swimming meet). Confirm participation with Coach Wynkoop.

Winter Season
Vallejo Aquatic Swim Club [no link yet] - Vallejo, Friday - Sunday, September 23-25, 2011. Registration not yet open.

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

Bring:

  • Warm cloths such as a sweat shirts, sweat pants, extra shirts, etc., (even if the venue is indoors).

  • 2 towels

  • 2 swim suits

  • 2 pairs of goggles

  • Swim cap (if worn): If you wear a swim cap, you must wear the San Francisco Sailfish official team cap. One will be issued to each swimmer. Additional caps are $8. Use talcum powder to extend the life of your cap.

  • Food and Beverages: plenty of water, sports drinks, fruit snacks, energy bars, fresh fruit, or other snacks that provide instant nutrition/energy. It is important to stay well nourished and hydrated during the meet.

  • The swimmer’s USA membership card just in case we need proof that you have registered your child with USA swimming

Arrive prior to the start of warm ups to check in at the clerk of course. Ask swimmers, coaches, or officials in white if you cannot locate the clerk of course. This is important because this activates the swimmer for the days’ events. Please check in at the clerk of course each day prior to warm up.

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.

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