For those in our Sharks family who are able to volunteer, we ask for your help timing and in hospitality. If you have any family members who want to support your swimming endeavors—please recruit them as well!
Parking at the Meet
Please park in the grass lot just south of the Shark Tank. DO NOT park in any of the Y parking lots—those spaces will be reserved for our guests and officials.
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We have three goals at this meet: have fun, swim fast, and win a championship. With that in mind, it’s not only important that everyone enter as many events as possible, but also to swim the events they are entered in.
Relay cards will be posted on a cork board in our tented area at the pool, these cards need to be taken to the blocks when it’s time to swim. The ANCHOR (that would be the fourth swimmer) for each relay will serve as the CAPTAIN of each relay and it is his/her responsibility to make sure all four swimmers are where they are supposed to be. Prior to relay swims, all swimmers should make themselves available near the team tent on the southwest corner of the competition pool. (Flagpole end, near ball field.)
It’s important for all swimmers to be accountable for the relays in which they are entered. Backing out of a relay causes a ripple effect for many swimmers, not just the other three on your relay. Bottom line: show up and swim fast, it’s great fun.
Curious about how relays are built? Wondering why you were or weren’t placed on a particular relay? Check out our post: How We Build Relays.
As always, it’s all about the socials. Please fill out the RSVP below if you’re coming to any of the events. (Excluding the official meet social on Saturday, which doesn’t require any other action on your part). For all events except the social, there is no advance payment—these events are held in local eateries and everyone takes care of their own checks. However, we need to give these establishments a heads-up on how many people to expect! Info, including addresses and directions, are below the RSVP form.
Thursday, May 4: Distance Dawgs Welcome Party
We’ll conclude the distance day and welcome the rest of the team as they arrive from all over. Cocktails and food or just cocktails and dine elsewhere downtown.
- When: 4:30–whenever
- Where: Daiquiri Deck *UPDATE* The new location on Stickney Point will not be available, so we’ll be at the Daiquiri Deck in Siesta Village.
- Map: 5250 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242
Friday, May 5: Casey Key Fish House
Friday afternoon we’ll get together right after the meet at nearby Spanish Pointe Marina, an outdoor venue right on the water. We’re working with them now on a special grill offering just for us—more details to follow.
- When: Immediately following the last event that day
- Where: Casey Key Fish House
- Map: 801 Blackburn Point Road, Osprey, FL 34229
Saturday, May 6: YMCA Meet Social
This will take place at Siesta Key Public Beach. The event will be catered by Nancy’s BBQ. No RSVP needed, if you purchased a ticket on your YMCA online entry, you’ll receive it during check-in.
Sunday, May 7: Break Down and Wrap Party
For anyone left standing after we break down the venue on Sunday, we’ll gather at Harry’s Sports Bar & Grille. Please be there for meet clean-up, which includes setting the pool back to long course—we need your help with this!