Report a Meet Absence
If you find that your child must miss a
meet, please click on the "Report a Meet Absence" button
below to send an e-mail reporting the meet absence
by the Tuesday before the meet in question.
PLEASE make every attempt
to notify the coaching staff if your swimmer is unable to attend
the meet, even if it is after Tuesday (such as in the event
of an illness).
Why is it so important to
report a meet absence?
It is assumed that swimmers will
be attending all meets unless a family indicates otherwise. Our
coaching staff will be completing each meet's seeding based on this
Our coaches must start seeding the swimmers -
that is, deciding who will swim which event(s) - at the beginning
of each week and will assume that all team members will be participating
in the Saturday meet unless notified otherwise. Our computer-generated
heat sheets (lists of swimmers by the events and heats they are
swimming) are produced by Friday afternoon before a meet. At this
point, heat sheets are unofficial, but it is obviously more than
helpful when they are accurate.
Simply not showing up at a meet without warning
causes delays and confusion on meet day, and it is also unfair to
other swimmers. No-shows can and do cause relays to be canceled.
If one relay has to be scratched (canceled) because of a surprise
no-show, that means three other children will not be able to swim
If, during the swim season, you realize your
child will not be able to attend a meet, please click on the "Report
Meet Absence" link by the Tuesday before the meet in question.
This will e-mail both the head coach and the team's computer specialist.
We understand that plans can change quickly and
unexpectedly, and that emergencies do occasionally arise between
any given Tuesday and Saturday morning. In such cases, at the earliest
possible moment, click on the "Report Meet Absence" link
to e-mail both the head coach and the team's computer specialist
report the meet absence.