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GKAISA News and Notes: City Meet Information Updates

Coaches and Team Reps,

We are excited to see you at the 2022 GKAISA Championship Meet tomorrow! As always, we look forward to lots of fast swimming, personal best times, team spirit, and sportsmanship among our athletes, coaches and spectators.

Here are a few things that may help you as you get your teams ready for this weekend’s competition:


TOMORROW’S SCHEDULE (10-Unders)

NOON   Building open for spectators and coaches

Hospitality Room open for coaches and officials

Coaches Check-in for Deck Access Wristband in Upper Hallway, Diving Well End

12:30 Coaches Meeting in Hospitality Room

1:00 Warm-up Session Begins

1:30 Volunteer Check-in starts in between Boys and Girls Clerk of Course

2:00 Head Officials Meeting in hallway outside Meet Management Room

2:20 Team and Skilled Worker Meetings in the Clerk of Course Tents (ALL WORKERS SHOULD ATTEND)

2:30 Clerk of Course will begin seating

2:40 Competition Pools cleared and prepared for competition

3:00 Competition begins


TENTS AND TENT PROTOCOL

Tents have been placed and are labeled by team. Please refer to the Tent Map on the website to verify your team’s location. Please remind your parents to bring chairs, blankets, snacks, games, etc. for swimmers in the tents.

Also, please remind your parents and swimmers that there are to be NO POP-UP TENTS. Also, remind your teams that chairs, coolers, etc. may not be placed on the sidewalks. We must KEEP THE SIDEWALKS CLEAR for foot traffic and emergency vehicles.

CLERK OF COURSE

Please have your swimmers’ names written on their shoulder and have their events written on their arms or some other visible location to assist the Clerk of Course in seating the swimmers. “Little Kid Day” is always chaotic, and your help with this will allow the Clerk of Course to run more smoothly (and may even help us eliminate some volunteer shifts next year).

Events will be called three times, and swimmers should be in the Clerk of Course tent by the 3rd call. Once a swimmer has reported to Clerk of Course, they should remain there unless excused by the Head Clerk. Failure to report to Clerk of Course on time will constitute a scratch from the event. If a swimmer misses a heat, then he or she will not be allowed to swim in another heat, absent permission from the Meet Referee.

Parents should NOT be in the Clerk of Course unless they are designated to work.

MEET WORKERS

All Meet Workers should attend the Meet Worker Meeting at 2:20 tomorrow. First shift worker should report to the worker check-in table before the worker meeting and should be at their stations prior to the start of the Meet. Second shift workers should report to their stations by 5:00 pm.

Shifts cannot be split or shared. When a worker shift ends, the worker should exit the pool deck or other area and return to the stands or to the team tent.


COACH CHECK-IN

Coach check-in will occur in the upper concourse (diving well end) at noon. If you picked up your wristband today, then you can bypass the line and pick up your coaches packet. The coaches packet will contain heat sheets for your coaches to share, your relay cards, and an updated information packet for you.

Wristbands must be worn all weekend and cannot be removed.

PARKING PASSES

Teams that have not picked up parking passes may pick them up at the ticket booth.

We have a very limited number of passes available for purchase each day, first-come first-served. Cost per pass is $20.

Free parking is available at the Metron Center across Kingston Pike (approximately 1 mile away). Shuttle service will NOT be provided.

HEAT SHEETS

Heat sheets will be sold at the ticket booth each day. Cost per Heat Sheet is $10. Cash and credit card are accepted.

T-SHIRTS

City Meet t-shirts are boxed by team and available for pick-up at noon tomorrow. Please have your team representative (1) sign for your shirts at the Heat Sheet Sales Booth and (2) check your order against the pack list that is in the box to be sure that your shirts are correct for each day. If there is a packing error, please see someone in the Heat Sheet Sales Booth IMMEDIATELY. We have been provided with extra shirts to use to correct any mistakes.

Any shirts not used for packing errors by 4:00 tomorrow will be available for purchase for $20 each.

TWITTER AND RADIO

Follow the GKAISA City Meet at GKAISA radio frequency 88.1 or via Twitter at @GKAISAOfficial


…AND FINALLY…

Additional information can be found on the GKAISA website at www.gkaisa.swimtopia.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Meet Director Angelia Nystrom at 865.851.0262 or via email at angelia.nystrom@yahoo.com.


Happy Swimming!

GKAISA Board

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