Swim Meets and Events

Thu May 10

Stroke & Turn Judge Training - Choose 1 date
Roger's Ranch Pool
Start: 6:30 PM
End: 8:00 PM

Steve Mandacina (Rogers Ranch) – Stroke and Turn Training

Choose ONE date to attend training - 5/10 OR 5/15: Steve will be this year’s stroke and turn clinician. Steve encourages all stroke and turn judges review the videos on USA Swimming. These videos will be used at the training clinics and a question / answer session to follow. Steve will also go over starting protocols.

https://www.usaswimming.org/officials/officials-training-videos

If you are not able to attend training, you can take an online course at www.strokeandturn.com (we'll reimburse you at completion of the course)

Tue May 15

Stroke & Turn Judge Training - choose 1 date
Start: 6:30 PM
End: 8:00 PM

Steve Mandacina (Rogers Ranch) – Stroke and Turn Training

Steve will be this year’s stroke and turn clinician. Stroke and Turn training dates are set up for Thu May 10th and Tue May 15th from 6:30-8PM @ Rogers Ranch pool. Steve encourages all stroke and turn judges review the videos on USA Swimming. These videos will be used at the training clinics and a question / answer session to follow. Steve will also go over starting protocols.

https://www.usaswimming.org/officials/officials-training-videos

If you are not able to attend training, you can take an online course at www.strokeandturn.com (we'll reimburse you at completion of the course)

Thu May 17

Mock Meet/Time Trials
Hunters Creek
Start: 5:00 PM

The Mock Meet is an opportunity to allow the swimmers/volunteers to have a general idea of what a meet is like - at least as far as how the swimmers approach the starting block, listen to the starter's command, etc.  It is also when the coaches get their first "official" times for swimmers in each event - these are used as seed times in the first meet.  If your swimmer(s) aren't able to attend the Mock Meet, talk to a coach about obtaining times during practice.

Tue Jun 5

Hunters Creek @ Knight's Cross
1000 Knights Cross, 78258.
Start: 5:30 PM
Warm-up: 5:00 PM

Please arrive PROMPTLY at 4:40; swimmers need to be ready to get in the pool (caps/goggles on) for 5:00 warm up.  Parking is along Knights Cross, either side, but do not cross the road on foot towards the upper part of Knights Cross near the curve in the road as some traffic is fast.

Sat Jun 9

Castle Hills Forest @ Hunters Creek
Hunters Creek
Start: 8:30 AM
Warm-up: 7:30 AM

Please arrive by 7:05 am and be ready to get in the pool by 7:20 for warm-ups. Our team and families will set up on the grassy area behind the blocks. Castle Hills Forest will set up in the area around the baby pool. Parking will be tight! Plan ahead; carpool if possible, and be considerate of our neighbors. 

HC warm up: 7:20-7:50

Castle Hills Forest warm up: 7:55-8:25

Meet start: 8:30

Timer/S&T Judge Meeting with Referee: 8:15

Sat Jun 16

Hunters Creek @ Summerfield
2600 Fairfield Bend Drive, 78231
Start: 9:00 AM
Warm-up: 8:00 AM

Please arrive @ 8:00 a.m. FOR 8:15 WARM UP - be ready to get in the pool for warm up (sunscreen, suit, cap, goggles ON!) @ 8:15.

Info from our host: 

  • Directions: http://lsssl.org/teams.php?p=Summerfield
  • Our guards are very strict about gate access - all drivers MUST have valid (non-expired) drivers license to enter the property. This will probably slow things down so parents should give themselves enough time to arrive. 
  • Parking along the inner circle will be reserved for your team. Please ask your parents to pull up as far as possible to maximize this space, without regard to the marked spots. Additional parking is also available along Fairfield Bend(on the opposite side of the circle, leading down toward the residences). There is absolutely no parking on the outside of the circle - this is a safety hazard because of width for emergency vehicles. This is also true of the street dividers and narrow streets off of the circle. Please ask parents to watch for cones and use their best judgement - if in doubt, find another spot. Alternate parking is available outside of the neighborhood by the businesses at Military(Pet Bath & Beyond, The Lost). This is about a 1 block walk into the gates and across to the pool. 
  • Your team area will be on the shaded/playground side of the pool, but feel free to bring shade structures and chairs. We ask that the swimmers sit inside the pool area and parents and guests sit just outside the fence. Parents are welcome to come poolside when their children are swimming. 
  • ***The time schedule for our meet is as follows:*** 7:45 am: Summerfield warm-up 8:15 am: Hunter's Creek warm-up 8:30 - 8:45 am: Stroke & Turn officials meeting with Referee - poolside 8:30 - 8:45 am: Timers meeting with Head Timer - pool entrance 9:00 am: Meet Starts!  
  • We will issue heat ribbons to all swimmers 10 and under. If an older swimmer would like a heat ribbon, just ask and we will happily comply. 
  • In-place volunteer change occurs during the IMs(events 35-42). 
  • We will have an extensive concession stand including breakfast tacos, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, donut holes, fruit, and other snacks. We appreciate your team supporting our concessions! 

Sat Jun 23

Regency @ Hunters Creek
Hunters Creek
Start: 8:30 AM
Warm-up: 7:30 AM

Please arrive by 7:05 am and be ready to get in the pool by 7:20 for warm-ups. Our team and families will set up on the grassy area behind the blocks. Regency will set up in the area around the baby pool. Parking will be tight! Plan ahead; carpool if possible, and be considerate of our neighbors.

HC warm up: 7:20-7:50

Regency warm up: 7:55-8:25

Meet start: 8:30

Timer/S&T Judge Meeting with Referee: 8:15

Sun Jul 1

Division C - Championships
Josh Davis Natatorium - Jones Maltsberger @ Starcrest
Start: 7:30 AM
Warm-up: 6:30 AM
Biggest meet of the season - slightly different meet entry procedures and rules - please read all info below.
  • Swimmers pay a fee per event to enter this meet ($4 per individual event, $2.50 per relay event)
  • Just like with other meets, we will ASSUME ALL HURRICANES WILL BE ATTENDING THIS MEET, and will CHARGE each family according to the number of events entered.
  • If you WILL NOT be at the meet, it is IMPERATIVE that you
    • tell/email a coach AND
    • go online and "declare" your swimmers' absence (click on the green “meet entry”icon for this meet to do so)
  • DEADLINE to declare your swimmer's absence and/or tell a coach your swimmer won't be at the meet is THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 22. If you plan to attend the meet, you don't have to do anything - we'll enter your child in the meet and let you know how much you owe. If you wait till AFTER June 22 to let us know your child won't be swimming, we will STILL CHARGE YOU THE MEET ENTRY FEE.

Please arrive at Josh Davis Natatorium at 6:15 - Be ready (suit, cap, goggles on) to jump in for warm up at 6:30 (HC will warm up in lanes 4, 5, 6).  

MEET START TIME 7:50 

  1. Swimmers will sit with the team (look for green HC banner) on the lower level by the pool; parents will sit above (2nd floor) and watch from the viewing area above (no parents, aside from meet volunteers with a deck pass, are allowed on deck with swimmers).  Swimmers will not be allowed to up/down from the viewing area during the meet.  The team will provide a cooler (or 2) of water/fruit.  Consider sending a small snack/beverage with your swimmer, but keep in mind, swimmers are NOT ALLOWED to bring in personal coolers (there just isn't space).
  2. No posters/banners/streamers/confetti allowed in the facility.
  3. No cake or pastires allowed in the facility.
  4. No body-painting/body glitter/"eat my bubbles", etc is allowed on swimmers' bodies (allowed: only name and event #/heat/lane)
  • The Divisionals/Champs meet is the biggest (and most exciting) meet of the season.
  • The Hurricanes will be competing against the other 4 teams in our league's division at the same time, in a large, deep, very "professional" pool setting - the Josh Davis Natatorium.
  • It's a large, LOUD, fast-paced event. Swimmers stay on deck down below; parents watch (and cheer!) from the observation deck on the upper level. Note - parents/swimmers DO NOT sit together at this meet. Coaches and a handful of our team's volunteers (those with deck passes only) will be with the swimmers on deck, helping them get to their events.
  • Due to the size of the meet, we are limited in the number of swimmers/relays we are allowed to enter in each event; at this meet, your swimmer MAY end up swimming events that they don't routinely swim. We try to make sure we enter a relay in every event, so sometimes we ask our younger swimmers to "swim up" with older relays so Hunters Creek Hurricanes are represented.
  • Swimmers earn MEDALS for 1st-3rd places (always fun to get, am I right?) and ribbons for up to 16th place. Plaques will be given to the boy and girl who score the most points in their respective age group. Banners will be given to the team that scores the most points in each age group, by gender (these are the banners that we proudly dipslay along the fence at the pool.)

I explain all of this because, sometimes, swimmers (and parents?) are intimidated by the large, deep pool, high starting blocks, amount of noise, and the fact that they can't sit with their parents between events. For most, it's a fantastic opportunity to swim in "fast pool" (tall starting blocks, lane ropes, gutters, etc designed to decrease turbulence) with a cool automated touch-pad timing system. Our swimmers tend to break their own personal records at this meet - and there are ALWAYS super-exciting finishes to watch! It's a great experience, and we hope that ALL HURRICANES will participate and believe that knowing some of the above details will help your swimmer (and you) be adequately prepared. Please reach out to a parent board member or coach if you have questions.

Mon Jul 2

End-Of-Season P-A-R-T-Y
Hunters Creek Pool
Start: 5:00 PM
End: 8:00 PM