Championships and Classics Information
Congratulations on your strong swimming performance and for qualifying for SAIL Classics & Championships! Below are many of the details for our swimming schedule this week. Please note that we will practice twice each day at the RW pool except for Wednesday evening (July 11th). Wednesday’s “afternoon” practice will be at the Westside Aquatic Center at 6:30 pm to allow our swimmers a chance to familiarize themselves with the pool, blocks, lanes, etc.
C&C Practice schedule for this week (Monday 7/09 – Friday 7/13)
Monday Practice Age 10 & under: 3 – 4pm Age 11 & Up: 4 – 5pm
Morning practice (Tues-Fri)
Age 10 & under: 9 - 10am
Age 11 & Up: 10 – 11:00am
Note: Wednesday Night (7/11) – Team Practice at Westside Aquatic Center - 2700 W Blue Ridge Dr, Greenville, SC 29611
Practice at Westside Aquatics Center - please arrive by 6:15pm for 6:30pm practice (RW time slot)
Championships - Saturday, July 14 at Westside Aquatics Center
Ages 8 & under, 9 & 10
Meet starts at 9:00am
RWST warm-up: 8:00 – 8:15 am (arrive by 7:45 am)
Ages 11-12, 13-14, 15-18
Meet starts at 2:30pm
RWST warm-up: 1:30 – 1:45 pm (arrive by 1:15 pm)
Classics - Sunday, July 15 at Westside Aquatics Center
Meet starts at 1:30pm (all age groups)
RWST warm-up: 12:45 am- 1:00 pm (arrive by 12:30 am)
Spectators - The Aquatics Center doors will open 30 minutes before each meet - no chairs, no towels, no reserved seating allowed.
Volunteer Jobs – River Walk is required to have volunteers to work each meet. We will be assigning meet jobs this week, and we will let you know where and when to report each day. Thanks for your support!
Scratch Rules and Fines
A swimmer who is a late scratch at either the Championship or Classic meet for other than a valid reason, as determined by the sole discretion of the C&C Meet Director (physical, death in family, etc.) will be fined $50 per individual event and $100 per relay event payable to the League. Scratches reported prior to 10am on the Wednesday following Divisionals will be fined $25 for each event. The responsibility for the fine is on the team. Failure to pay said fines by February meeting of the next year makes that team and all its members ineligible to participate in SAIL until all fines are paid. This fine does not apply to alternates who have not been called by Thursday night. Moving a swimmer or relay from Championships to Classics is optional for the swimmer or relay if notified after 5pm on the day before Championships. Fines may be waived if proof of illness or medical/family emergency. The request must be submitted in writing to the C&C Meet Director by the last July SAIL Board Meeting or via scanned copy sent by email to email@example.com
To scratch during the week:
Complete the online Scratch Request Form which forwards your request to the Meet Director. You MUST receive a personal email confirmation from the Meet Director for the scratch to be considered official.
Scratches during the meet:
Should a swimmer become ill during the Championship or Classic meet and is unable to swim in their event(s), the coach must immediately notify the Meet Director. The Meet Director will be at the meet officials/volunteer table. It will be necessary to have a doctor’s excuse or documentation from the medical personnel on duty to avoid the scratch fine.
2018 RWST Photo Gallery
You may have seen the beautiful pictures from the first swim meet on our Facebook page. Liz Allison is the team photographer (along with many other jobs) and captures the perfect shot over and over. She graciously shares her talent with us, and we are so thankful.
To view the gallery, please follow the link below. Just double-click on the image and hit the download icon or buy icon! Liz will update the gallery as the season goes along, so check back regularly.
Password - RWST
Register Your Swimmer for Each Meet
The following information is very important. We need every swimmer to declare if they are swimming or not swimming at the Holly Tree meet next Thursday, June 14 at 5:30 pm. Remember, no swimmer can be added at the meet. If you don't declare them to swim ahead of time, they will not be able to participate in that meet.
Here's how to do it:
-Scroll down to June 28th at RMEA -You will see a green button that says "Meet Entry" - select that button
-This brings up a drop-down button to declare if your swimmer is attending the meet or not attending the meet. If your swimmer is not attending the meet, please make sure you "Save"before you exit the screen.
-If your swimmer is attending the meet, you will be prompted to select the events for them. Select the events and check if they are available for relays. You can also leave a message for the coaches. For example, this would be a good time to let them know if your swimmer can doesn't feel comfortable swimming in relays or is only available for events in the first half. The coaches will have a chance to look over the selections and will work with the swimmers to help them get all of the events in for Iron Man (award for swimming all of the events in their age group throughout the season - not in one meet) if that is the swimmer's goal.
-Make sure you "Save" your selections before you exit the screen.
We also need the parents to sign up to volunteer. Please select the "Job Signup" button and select the volunteer role for you. It's very important that every parent volunteers at each meet. Please contact Michelle Hager with any questions about volunteers - 864-704-2003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAIL Meet Schedule
Dual and Triangular Meets are scheduled for Thursdays in May and June for the upcoming season. Meets may be rescheduled should both teams agree.
May 31st @ 5:00pm - River Walk at Woody Creek
June 7th @ 5:30pm - Pebble Creek/Half Mile Lake at River Walk
June 14th @ 5:30pm – Holly Tree at River Walk
June 21st @ 5:30pm – River Walk at Devenger
June 28th @ 5:30pm – River Walk at Roper Mountain Estates/Ashton
*Please note the first meet at Woody Creek is a 5:00 start. All the others are 5:30.
Divisionals will be held Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, at Woody Creek.
Championships and Classics will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15, at Westside Aquatic Center.
Guppy Meets (meets start at 9am):
June 9th - River Walk at Holly Tree
June 16th - Roper Mountain Estates/Ashton at River Walk
June 23rd - River Walk at Orchard Farms
June 30th- Stonehaven at River Walk
To view Division standing please go to the SAIL League page at https://sail.swimtopia.com/ and click the Division Standings tab.