GKAISA News and Notes: Finals Update
Coaches and Team Reps,
Finals Day is Here! Thank you for an amazing day of great swimming and sportsmanship. We look forward to watching our Finalists compete tomorrow and to recognizing our graduating seniors and our scholarship recipients.
TOMORROW’S SCHEDULE (Finals Session)
7:00 AM Building Open for Spectators and Coaches
Hospitality Room Open for Coaches and Officials
Coaches Check-in in the Upper Hallway, Diving Well End
7:15 AM Coaches Meeting in Hospitality Room
7:30 AM Volunteer check in starts at tent between Boys and Girls Clerk of Course
7:25 AM Warm-up Sessions Begin
8:00 AM Head Officials Meeting in Hallway Outside Meet Management Room
8:20 AM Team and Skilled Worker Meetings in the Clerk of Course Tents
8:30 AM Clerk of Course will begin seating
8:40 AM Competition Pools Cleared and Prepared for Competition
9:00 AM Competition Begins
Please see the attached warm-up times and lane assignments for tomorrow. Be sure that your swimmers are aware of the warm-up times. ALSO, the Girls Pool will be used as a warm-up/cool down pool… not for play. Additionally, swimmers should not dive into the pool. Failure to observe these rules will result in closure of the pool.
We will be handing out coaches packets tomorrow morning at 7:00 am in the concourse. We will have a very brief coaches meeting at 7:15 in Hospitality. Your packets will contain heat sheets and relay cards. Please make changes on all cards and return them to the Clerk of Course.
CLERK OF COURSE
The Clerk of Course will NOT call events prior to lining up swimmers. It is the duty of your swimmers to get to Clerk of Course on time.
The Clerk of Course will be run in the Boys Clerk of Course.
Tomorrow afternoon, we also look forward to awarding the Tom Schumann and Bill Lauer Service Awards, which are the highest awards given by GKAISA. We will also award the James Rich Courage in the Face of Adversity Award.
We will also remember our dear friend and former GKAISA President Terry Gardner, who will be posthumously inducted into the GKAISA Hall of Fame. Terry worked tirelessly to improve the parent and swimmer experience with both summer swim and our Championship Meet, and we are honored to be able to remember him at the event that he loved so much.
We will also award the Terry Gardner Memorial Scholarship, which is given by Terry’s family to honor a graduating senior who embodies the values and qualities that Terry believed in. Terry leaves a legacy of innate leadership, initiative, sportsmanship and kindness, and we are honored to recognize a swimmer who emulates these qualities.
HELP CHILDREN IN NEED WHO ARE LEARNING TO SWIM!
As we previously announced, Claire Wingard from the Village Green Gators is collecting swimsuits and googles for a local learn-to-swim program for children from underprivileged backgrounds. We appreciate all who have donated this week.
If you have not donated, there is still time! Please bring any new or gently used suits and goggles that you would like to donate to City Meet. A collection bin is located in the lobby at Allan Jones.
We have a very limited number of passes available for purchase tomorrow, first-come first-served. Cost per pass is $20.
COMMEMORATIVE HEAT SHEETS
We will be selling a commemorative heat sheet tomorrow that honors our graduating seniors. Cost for Heat Sheets is $10.
We have a very limited number of t-shirts available for sale in the Ticket Booth. Cost is $20.
TWITTER AND RADIO
Follow the GKAISA City Meet at GKAISA radio frequency 88.1 or via Twitter at @GKAISAOfficial
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Meet Director Angelia Nystrom at 865.851.0262 or via email at email@example.com.