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Weekly Update: June 25, 2018

posted Jun 25, 2018, 2:28 PM by Louisa Gators Swim Team

Hello Gators,

I hope everyone has survived the monsoon without too much damage and drama.  It certainly has been a wet and exciting first couple of weeks of our season.  I am excited that we have been able to complete both of our meets despite the bad weather.  Fingers crossed for the rest of the meets.


AWAY Swim Meet at Culpeper Country Club – Wednesday, June 27

Swimmers should arrive between 4:45-5:00, warm-ups are at 5:15 and the meet begins at 6 PM.  There is no theme for an away meet…but hopefully our team shirts will arrive in time to be distributed so we can wear them to the meet.  We are swimming Medley Relays & Long Free this week. The CCC pool is not particularly handicapped friendly…you need to go down a flight of steps to reach the pool deck.  As with all pools, deck space is limited so please pack lightly and keep your belongings together in case we are required to clear the deck in a hurry.  In the event a meet is stopped due to weather, we will go back to CCC on Thursday, June 28 – same times.


The CCC pool is a meter pool so when you see the seed/entry times they will our yard times converted into meters.  Luckily this is the only meter pool we have this season so comparing times will be much easier.  There is NO diving allowed at CCC…all swimmers must start in the water.  This combined with a meter pool will make Time Improvements much harder but still obtainable.  We will practice in water starts this week.


The following information was provided by the CCC Meet Director:


The Culpeper Country Club pool address is 2100 Country Club Drive, Culpeper VA 22701

Parking is an issue at CCC because the lot is shared on Wednesday night at our club with Weight Watchers and of course golfers.  You will see parking located to the left as you come up to the Club, then in front of the Club house and if you follow behind the Club you will find parking there. Please encourage your team to carpool if possible.   We are asking our team to park behind the building and in the farther lots and to carpool if possible.   I hope this will help accommodate your team.  I am also hoping to have a Meet Marshall to help with parking as you arrive.  Please forgive any inconvenience parking may cause.  We are doing our best in this area.  Please note there are handicap parking spots close to the pool area should any of your team need them. 

Bathrooms are located on the pool deck area and have showers that you are welcome to use.  There are also a couple dressing rooms for changing.

 We are encouraging our team to bring chairs.  However, our team has grown so much this year I would ask that your team also bring their own chairs.  We will have some tent areas for you and some tables with chairs available for you.  Your seating area will be to the far end of the pool along the fence. 

As you enter the pool area you will see our concession stand that offers hamburgers, hotdogs, a wonderful pasta salad that is always a hit, a variety of drinks including Barracuda Lemonade, candy and watermelon.   Our prices our very reasonable.  Hotdog meals go for $3 and Hamburger meals are $4.  You can also buy items ala carte.   Small coolers are allowed as well. 

Raffle Tickets

We will be selling raffle tickets for a Charcoal Grey YETI Tundra 65 cooler as a part of our fundraising efforts.  All tickets sold by your family are credited towards your $100 per swimmer fundraising obligation.  Tickets are $5 each or 5/$20 and will be available for pick-up beginning tonight.  The drawing will be held at our picnic July 20.  Tickets may also be purchased at our online SQUARE account:

If you have friends or family who will be purchasing tickets via SQUARE, please make sure they list your swimmer’s name in the notes section so that we can properly credit each sale.


Next Week

We have two swim meets next week – both at our pool!  We will be swimming the ELKS on Tuesday, July 3 and FAST on Friday, July 6.  The Friday meet with FAST will take the place of the meet scheduled on July 11 (we will have no meet that night!)  The theme for these meets will be Red, White & Blue!  Practices will be a bit strange since we have two meets & the 4th of July holiday, so here is the schedule:


Monday & Thursday Morning 7:30-8:30 Red/Green, 8:30-9:00 Blellow & 9:00 – 9:45 Yellow

Tuesday & Friday Morning – team meeting & warm up practice for all, 8:30-9:45

Monday & Thursday Night – 7:00-7:45 Yellow, 7:45-8:15 Blellow & 8:15-9:45 Red/Green

 (NOTE – Thursday Night is the Louisa Fireman’s Parade so it is possible we will cancel practice as getting to the pool will be extremely difficult!  Will keep you updated!)

Tuesday & Friday Night – swim meets at our pool, arrive at 4:45, warm-ups at 5 and meet begins at 6:00 (Please be sure to let me know if you are going to miss either of these meets by Friday night – June 29)

Wednesday – no practice, enjoy the 4th of July holiday!


I am attaching the meet results from the last two weeks.  There was some confusion as to the seed times used at the Intrasquad Meet…it was a computer issue and has been corrected.  All meets at our pool are YARD times and this is now reflected in the meet results as well as all ribbons will be correct. 


See you at the pool!

Coach Debra