2022 Conference Meet Information (time sensitive deadlines)
Hello Riptide Families
I hope everyone had a great July 4th holiday and you all were able to spend time with family and friends.
July is the month, as a team we start getting prepared to participate in the end of season conference swim meet. This was talked about during the parent meeting before the start of the season.
With the completion of our meet vs Sauk last week, we only have 3 meets left and then the conference meet to close out the season. The conference meet will take place during the last weekend of July.
Lots of information follows. Please take time to read all the way to the end.
About the Conference Meet
The conference meet this year will be hosted by Mazomanie and will take place on July 30-31 at the Sauk Prairie High School Indoor Pool. The meet theme is Super Hero.
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. Remember you must swim a minimum of 3 dual meets to be eligible for the conference meet.
For those new to Riptide, the conference meet is run a bit differently than 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.
Planning and running the conference meet is a big task for the host team. There are deadlines that need to be met and volunteer positions that need to be filled well ahead of the actual meet date. As a non-host team this year Riptide is required to provide help to make sure the meet runs smoothly like the dual meets we've been hosting and attending so far this season.
Conference Meet Deadlines
Below is important information regarding the conference meet with deadlines. Please take time to review and take action accordingly. The deadlines are firm. So please do not wait until the last minute to act as once a deadline passes there is no going back.
Conference Apparel: If you would like to order conference meet apparel you must do so by July 17th. There will be no conference apparel sales on-site at the conference meet.
Click the link below to view the conference apparel and place an order if you'd like.
Deadline to order apparel is July17th at 11:59pm
Declare your Swimmer: To be eligible to swim at the conference meet your swimmer must have participated in at least 3 dual meets this season. We have 3 meets left this season so If you have not participated in 3 meets yet you still have time to do so.
It is very important you declare your swimmer in a timely manner. Once conference lineups are submitted, Riptide can only make limited changes. So it is of great importance that you declare your swimmer before the deadline.
Deadline to declare your swimmer for conference is July 18th
Volunteer Help: Because the conference meet is so large all teams are asked to provide volunteers. It is very important to help out at the conference meet. The conference meet is broken up into 4 sessions. Saturday July 30th AM and PM sessions and Sunday July 31st AM and PM sessions.
Riptide is being asked to provide the following volunteers. We will need 20 volunteers over the course of this 2 day swim meet.
Timers: 4 timers per session (4 -Sat AM, 4-Sat PM, 4-Sun AM, 4-Sun PM)
Clerk of Course: 1 person per session (Sat AM, Sat PM, Sun AM, Sun PM)
I cannot stress enough how important the volunteer help is at this swim meet.
Please sign into your Riptide account and sign up to volunteer just like you do for the dual meets.
Deadline to sign up to volunteer is July 15th
Meet Shout Outs: If you would like to purchase a meet shout out you may do so by the deadline below. Meet shout outs will appear in the Conference Meet Program.
Meet shout outs are completely optional. Please CLICK HERE for price options and where to send the shout out information and payment to.
Deadline to sign up for a Meet Shout Out is July 12th DEADLINE HAS PASSED
Please feel free to check out the Conference Meet website at by clicking on this link: 2022 Tri-County Conference Championship. for additional information such pool location, ticket prices and meet schedule among other things.
Looking forward to a fun month in July. Like everything else it will move quick so please take action before the deadlines listed above.
If you have questions please feel free to ask and I will answer them to the best of my ability.