Please find attached the unofficial results and age group winners (top 5) from Saturday’s CPT Meet and the Flyer for the next Tier 1 Meet.
Congratulations to the swimmers who competed on Saturday. It was fantastic to see such a large number of competitors (just shy of 300) at a Club level Tier 2 Meet.
Thank you to Coach Andre Kudaba, Coach Brandon Mutch and Coach Ben Stirling and the list of parent volunteers who all gave their time to make this Meet a success. A special word of thanks to Julie Kuggeleijn for her willingness to step into the bull-pen with me on Saturday and marshal. She lost her voice, but never a swimmer and she did a fantastic job as a trainee, so I hope she’ll consider doing the role again as the racing calendar picks up momentum. Thanks also to our raffle sellers. It isn’t a role many are willing to step up to do but Jacqui Day Ellis and Nicki Nicol, what an awesome effort you ladies gave. While we only ended up doing 1 raffle of $50, these ladies collected $200 more for the Club to put towards their upcoming Meet expenses.
In wrapping up the Meet, please read through the below and advise if you have any queries.
Age Group Winners (refer to Top 5 Placings attachment)
Prizes were awarded to those who placed in the top 3 in all age groups being scored, male and female. A list of those yet to collect their prizes from Capital are as follows:
Lucy Evans (3rd, 11-12 Women)
Ella Drummond (2nd, 13-14 Women)
Sam Kilduff (1st, 13-14 Men)
Estee Jacobs (2nd equal, 15-16 Women)
Cooper Gouge (1st, 15-16 Men)
Their prizes can be picked up over the week at training.
With Jessica Johnstone (1st, 10U Women), Anthony Li (2nd equal, 10U Men), Lucy Price (1st, 11-12 Women), Tayla Miles (3rd ,13-14 Women) and Alex Esposito (2nd equal, 15-16 Men) who collected their prizes on the night, congratulations to these swimmers for your Saturday CPT Medley Meet results.
Will be paid tonight to your nominated bank account if you have a swimmer that scratched due to illness or injury or unavailability to attend the Meet (this notice must have been received prior to the release of the initial psych sheet). Please confirm with me your preferred bank account number for the refund to be paid into.
Helping at Meets
A reminder to everyone that one of the conditions of your swimmer’s Capital Swim Club Membership is your agreement to assist at Meets. Helpers do NOT have to be Mum or Dad. It can be anyone linked to your swimmer who is aged 16O. While I appreciate families telling me they are busy or they have other things planned on the day they’ve enrolled their swimmer to compete, this seems to be happening all too often. Please remember the responsibility of finding a helper to support your swimmer lies with you and not the Club if you choose to register your swimmer to compete.
For succession planning it is important we have more than a handful of parents I can call upon to help in any role if it is requested of our Club. Families with experienced competitive swimmers, please look at stepping up and training into more official roles leaving the easier roles like timekeeping, door entry, etc. for newcomers to assist with. This allocation of tasks will be the way helpers will be assigned moving forward especially if a Meet is open to swimmers of all ages and levels. Only if the Club’s workload can be shared, will our families not need to work every Meet their swimmer enrols into but this needs every family from Dolphins through to Senior Squad registering to be ready to deliver help otherwise the workload continues to fall on the kindness of the same families.
So onto the next Meet:
Reminder: Tier 1 Meet registrations close this Sunday at 23:59
A reminder to SNZ Competitive Swimmers, 12O entries close on Sunday for the next Tier 1 Meet. This Meet will be held at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre and I am now looking for IOTs and timekeepers to come forward to offer their help if their swimmer plan on attending. To IOT trainees, this Meet has been offered as an opportunity to train or possibly be examined so please let me know of your availability as well (please copy Barbara Ryan at email@example.com if you wish to make yourself available for this Meet). To qualified IOTs, please let me know your availability even if it is a no.