2019 Conference Meet, Conference Apparel and Volunteers

Hello Riptide Families

Can you believe its already the July?  Time is flying by way too fast.  With the completion of last nights meet we only have 2 meets left and then the conference meet to close out the season.  This means the conference meet will be here soon.  Please continue to check the team website for information.  

About the Conference Meet

For those that are new to Riptide, the conference meet is a 2 day swim meet where all 8 teams of the Tri County Conference come together and have one large swim meet. Each team takes a turn as "host" of this meet. This year the Wisconsin Dells Dolphins will be the host team and the meet will be held at the Baraboo Indoor Pool. Remember you must swim a minimum of 3 dual meets to be eligible for the conference meet.

For our new families, the conference meet is run a bit differently than our the normal dual meets.  Day 1 is preliminaries meaning only individual events will swim on this day. There are no relays on day 1.    If your swimmer places in the top 16 of their event on day 1 they will swim that event again on day 2.   Day 2 is Finals.  Day 2 is run as a full meet, meaning there will be relays and individual events just like a dual meet.  

Based on our team size it is very likely your swimmer will participate in the conference meet. The coaches will determine what events your swimmer will participate in based on their eligibility.   Please know that we are limited on the number of swimmers that can be placed in each event.  So it is possible that some swimmers will swim an individual event and a relay while others may only swim only in a relay or only in an individual event.   

Conference Volunteers

Being the conference meet is very large each team in the conference is asked to provide volunteer help for timing, clerk of course and officials.   The meet is broken up into 4 sessions.  Saturday AM and PM and Sunday AM and PM.  Volunteer help will be needed both days.  You may sign up to help on the team website just like you do when signing up to help at home meets.  

Conference Apparel

The conference meet also offers families a chance to purchase conference apparel.  As always purchasing conference apparel is optional but apparel is not normally available for purchase onsite.  Consider making your purchase now if interested.  Please see the links below or visit the team website. 

Conference Souvenir Order deadline is July 8th

Conference Apparel Order deadline is July 16th at 12pm

Declare your Swimmer for Conference

Finally, conference is a very fun meet for the swimmers and we need all of our swimmers available for this meet. So we need to know if your swimmer is available for the conference meet.  Please declare your swimmer for the conference meet by Monday July 15th. 

If you have any questions please let us know.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun July 4th weekend.

Thank you

Michele and Jason

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