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OUR GROUPS WILL NOT BE THE NORMAL TSUNAMI - WHITEWATER
GROUPS. DUE TO POOL SPACE - TIMES - NUMBERS - AGES.
practice schedule for thiss week  Wednesday 9-13-17 thru friday 9-16-17
ALL PRACTICES EXCEPT RIPPLES WILL BE AT CORNELL!


































TSUNAMI HIGH SCHOOL AGE SWIMMERS (9TH GRADE & UP)

@ MONTOUR > MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:30 TO 5:30PM
SATURDAYS @ CHAR - VALLEY 10:30 TO NOON
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TSUNAMI MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE SWIMMERS
7 & 8 WITH SOME 6TH GRADERS POSSIBLE
@ CORNELL  MONDAY - FRIDAY 6:30 TO 8:30
SATURDAYS @ CHAR-VALLEY 10:30 TO NOON
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WHITEWATER
SAME AS ABOVE FOR TSUNAMI MIDDLE SCHOOL
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BREAKERS
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY- FRIDAY
@ CORNELL 6:15 TO 7:45
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PLEASE NOTE PRACTICES WERE CHANGED THIS WEEK DUE TO
MONTOUR NOT GIVING US APPROVAL AS OF TODAY. AND NPO
SATURDAY PRACTICES CHAR-VALLEY POOL CONSTRUCTION
AREA HAS POOL BLOCKED OFF FOR THIS WEEK AND MAYBE
NEXT ALSO !


THIS WEEK > MONDAY 18TH - THURSDAY 21ST
NO FRIDAY PRACTICES - SATURDAY STILL A QUESTION MARK ?

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TSUNAMI HIGH SCHOOL GROUP >
MONDAY @ CORNELL 7:15 TO 9PM
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY @ MONTOUR 3:30 TO 5:30
THURSDAY @ CORNELL 4:30 TO 6:30
FRIDAY NO PRACTICES
SATURDAY - WORKING ON IT ???

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TSUNAMI MIDDLE SCHOOL GROUP >

MONDAY @CORNELL 7:15 TO 9PM

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY - OPTIONS >
T2 MAY CHOOSE WHAT WORKS BEST FOR THEM THESE 2DAYS  
@ MONTOUR 3:30 TO 5:30
OR @ CORNELL 6:30 TO 8:30
                           
WEDNESDAY @ MONTOUR 3:30 TO 5:30
OR @ CORNELL 7:15 TO 9

THURSDAY @ CORNELL 4:30 TO 6:30PM
FRIDAY - NO PRACTICES
SATURDAY ???

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WHITEWATER GROUP >
ALL PRACTICES @ CORNELL
MONDAY 6:15 TO 7:45
TUESDAY 6:30 TO 8:15
WEDNESDAY 6:30 TO 8:15
THURSDAY 6:30 TO 8:15
FRIDAY NO PRACTICES
SATURDAY ???

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BREAKERS GROUP >
ALL PRACTICES @ CORNELL
MONDAY  6:15 TO 7:30
WEDNESDAY 6:15 TO 7:30
THURSDAY 6:15 TO 7:30
FRIDAY  NO PRACTICES
SATURDAY ???

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RIPPLES GROUP >
MONDAY / WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY @ MCKEE
GROUP 1 > 6 TO 7:15
GROUP 2 > 7 TO 8:15

CHECK WITH COACH MISSY IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR SLOT.

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KEEP CHECKING TEAM UNIFY MEET PAGE FOR 1ST MEET SIGN UPS.  DAVE IS WAITING
FOR AMS TO POST AND SEND A FILE AND HE WILL GET POSTED ASAP.
AGIN EVERYONE SHOULD TRY THEIR BEST TO GET TO THE FIRST MEET AND SWIM
BOTH DAYS.  OCT.28 & 29 AT SOUTH FAYETTE  THIS IS A NO QUALIFICATION TIME
ENTRY - SO ALL / EVERYONE CAN SWIM.  NEW RIPPLES TALK TO COACH MISSY. NEW
BREAKERS TALK TO COACH BOB.    THE MOST WE HAVE HAD SIGN UP FOR A MEET IS
68 SWIMMERS.  I WANT TO SEE 80 MEMBERS AT THIS MEET !!!   
GOOOOOO WAAC !
2017 - 18 WAAC MEET SCHEDULE
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PLEASE REMEMBER WE ARE A COMPETITIVE TEAM!
THIS MEANS ALL / EVERY SWIMMER MUST COMPETE!
EACH SWIMMER SHOULD COMPETE AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH, AND A MINIMUM OF 4 MEETS 20
EVENTS IN
SANCTIONED AMS MEETS BY AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS. (MARCH 11, 2018)
REMINDER THE WEST VA MEET & THE BRAUN MEET AT SPIRE ARE NOT AMS MEETS !
AND THE DUAL - TRI MEETS WE HAVE WITH MT LEBO ARE AMS MEETS BUT NOT SANCTIONED !
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OCTOBER
28/29 AT SOUTH FAYETTE OPEN MEET
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - ALL / EVERYONE BOTH DAYS IF POSSIBLE PLEASE!
NEW RIPPLES CHECK WITH MISSY IT WILL BE HER CALL IF NEW MEMBERS AND 8 &
UNDERS IN RIPPLES ARE READY.
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NOVEMBER
4/5 MINI / DISTANCE MEET AT NORTH HILLS HS
WHO > THE MINI IS FOR 10 & UNDERS > ALL NQT
THE DISTANCE MEET > ALL/ EVERY SWIMMER WHO QUALIFIES.
CHECK TIMES WHEN POSTED - I WANT EVERY MEMBER 9 & UP TRYING DISTANCE SOME
TIME THIS SEASON. (UP TO MISSY ON RIPPLES)


10/11/12 WEST VA UNIVERSITY ANNAUL MEET
WHO > BASICALLY ALL ARE ELIGIBLE AND INVITED TO COMPETE. MOST EVENTS ARE NO
QUALIFYING TIMES WITH EXCEPTION OF LONGER EVENTS.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO BRAUN AT SPIRE YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THIS MEET - IF
YOUR NOT THEN GET SIGNED UP FOR WVU.


17/18/19  BRAUN MEET AT SPIRE
THIS IS AN "A" TIME ENTRY FOR 13 & OVER SWIMMERS.
USUALLY "BB" FOR 12 & UNDER
CHECK TIMES WHEN POSTED - IF YOU CAN ATTEND IT IS A GREAT MEET - FAST SWIMS
AND AWESOME FACILITY. PROBABLY BEST IN NORTHEAST UNITED STATES !  LOCATED IN
GENEVA OHIO.  APPROX. 2 HOUR DRIVE.
MOST TRY TO GO AT LEAST 2 DAYS AND DO OVER NIGHTER !

18 / 19  DEVELOPMENTAL MEET AT PINE RICHLAND HS
WHO > THIS IS A SLOWER THAN "BB"  TIME QUALIFIER.
SO FOR SWIMMERS WHO DO NOT HAVE "BB" TIMES YOU WANT TO ATTEND THIS MEET
AND SHOOT FOR "BB" TIMES.

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DECEMBER

2/3 MINI & SILVER MEET AT BETHEL PARK HS
MINI IS STANDARD NQT FOR 10 & UNDERS.
SILVER MEET IS "BB" TIME QUALIFYING. FOR SWIMMERS WHO ARE TRYING TO GET QT
FOR PITT.   FOR SILVER THIS IS A P/F MEET!


9/10  AGE GROUP OPEN AT MT LEBO
WHO > IT IS OPEN - SO ALL - NQT NEEDED.
MOST NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THIS TO TRY AND IMPROVE TIMES FOR FUTURE QT MEETS.

14-15-16-17  PITT CHRISTMAS MEET AT UNIV. OF PGH
THIS IS A P/F MEET - "A" TIME QUALIFYING.
EVENTS FOR ALL AGE GROUPS > 8 & UNDER / 9&10/ 11&12 / 13&14 / 15&OVER
BUT YOU MUST MEET QT TIMES IN ORDER TO SWIM.

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JANUARY 2018

20/21  MINI / DISTANCE MEET AT NORTH HILLS HS
MINI > 10 & UNDER  NQT


27/28  AGE GROUP OPEN AT SOUTH PARK
THE LAST OPEN MEET FOR THIS SEASON !!!
WHO > NEARLY ALL THE TEAM - CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE COMING UP - LETS IMPROVE TIMES
AND GET QT FOR CHAMPS MEETS!

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FEBRUARY 2018

3/4 SINGLE AGE MEET @ SOUTH FAYETTE
WHO > A GOOD MEET FOR ALL - NQT AND YOU SWIM IN YOUR AGE ONLY.  
IE > 9 YEAR OLDS SWIM VS OTHER 9 YEAR OLDS / 11 VS 11 ETC ETC.


10/11 OPEN DATE FOR AMS > WE ARE LOOKING AT SCHEDULING A TRIMEET WITH MT
LEBO AND PEEQ - WILL POST AS SOON AS FINALIZED.


17/18  BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET AT NORTH ALLEGHENY HS
WHO > ALL SWIMMERS WHO DO NOT HAVE "BB" TIMES OR FASTER.
THIS IS YOUR CHAMPIONSHIP MEET AND YOUR CHANCE TO ACHIVE "BB" AND QUALIFY TO
SWIMAT "BB" CHAMPS.


23-24-25  SILVER CHAMPIONSHIPS @ MT LEBO
(POSSIBLY HOSTED BY US - WAAC ! / MORE NEWS ON THIS SOON!)
WHO > ALL WHO HAVE "BB" TIMES - IF YOU HAVE 3 OR MORE "A" TIMES THEN LIMIT YOUR
SWIMS AT THIS MEET.  
TALK TO COACHES IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE "A"TIMES.

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MARCH 2018

3/4 SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEET @ MT LEBO
WHO - MOST SENIORS - ESPECIALLY IF YOUR NOT QUALIFIED FOR STATES!
SHOOTING FOR ZONE OR SECTIONAL CUT TIMES !!!

3/4/ MINI CHAMPIONSHIPS AT MT LEBO
WHO > ALL - EVERY 8 & UNDER SWIMMER ON WAAC.
9 & 10S DEPENDS IF YOU SWAM BRONZE OR SILVER - ANYONE WITH "A" TIMES IN EVENTS
MAY NOT COMPETE IN THOSE EVENTS!


8/9/10/11  JR OLYMPIC MEET AT UNIVERSITY OF PGH
THIS IS AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS (GOLD MEET )
MUST HAVE "A" TIMES TO QUALIFY.
WHO > EVERYONE WHO HAS "A" TIMES 10 YEARS AND UP YO 14.

24/25 LAST SPLASH MEET AT MOON ???
WE MAY GO TO THIS - WE MAY NOT - TO BE DECIDED AND WILL POST WHEN WE KNOW.  
WOULD BE OPEN - ANY SWIMMER.
BUT I DO NOT WANT SWIMMERS SKIPPING CHAMPS MEETS THAN WANTING TO GO TO
THIS !  GO TO YOUR CHAMP LEVEL MEET !!!
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ZONE AND SECTIONAL MEETS
YOU MUST QUALIFY FOR THESE.
ZONES IS FOR AGE GROUP SWIMMERS AND YOU MUST FILL OUT ON LINE ZONE FORM
APPLICATION.   WE RECOMMEND ANY SWIMMER WHO HAS "A" TIMES IN EVENTS SHOULD
SIGN UP.  TALK TO COACHES.
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NOTES / EXPLANATIONS
P/F > MEANS THERE ARE PRELIM AND FINALS AT THIS MEET!
PRELIMS SWIM IN A.M. AND IF YOU QUALIFY YOU COME BACK IN P.M. TO SWIM FINALS.  A
VERY FUN AND LEARNING PART OF SWIMMING!

MINI > THIS IS USUALLY MEANING 8 YEAR OLD AND YOUNGER SWIMMERS!
ALTHOUGH AMS HAS ADDED 9 & 10 YEAR OLDS TO MINIS' NOW.

QT / NQT > THESE MEAN QUALIFYING TIME AND NO QUALIFYING TIME.
SOME MEETS YOU NEED TO BE WITHIN A CERTAIN TIME OR NQT IT DOES NOT MATTER
WHAT A SWIMMERS TIME IS.

3 AND 4 DAY MEETS > PLEASE NOTE SEVERAL MEETS ARE 3 AND 4 DAY MEETS.  MAKE
CERTAIN YOU KNOW WHICH DAYS YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR!
FRIDAY MEETS GENERALLY MEAN SWIMMERS WOULD BE SWIMMING DURING SCHOOL
TIME - SO CHECK DAYS YOU SIGN UP FOR.

ONCE YOU SIGN UP FOR A MEET AND THE MEET HAS CLOSED - AMS WILL NOT GIVE US
REFUNDS IF YOU WANT TO PULL OUT OF A MEET OR SIGNED UP INCORRECTLY.  IT IS A
DONE DEAL !!! SO PLEASE TRIPLE CHECK YOUR ENTRIES AND DAYS YOU SIGN UP FOR.

WHEN YOUR SIGNING UP FOR A MEET ON TEAM UNIFY.
IT WILL TELL YOU THINGS LIKE SESSION 1 - DAY 1 OR SESSION 2 DAY 1.
SESSION 1 WILL NORMALLY BE EARLY SWIMS - SESSION 2 LATER SWIMS.
IF A SWIMMERS TIME IS IN RED - THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THAT EVENT!
ALSO IF IT IS A "BB" OR FASTER QUALIFYING MEETAND A SWIMMER DOES NOT HAVE A
U.S. SWIM CERTIFIED QT THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE.

FAST SUITS > THIS IS REFERRING TO THE SUITS MADE OF HIGH TECH MATERIALS AND
ARE PURCHASED TO FIT VERY SNUG.
GENERALLY WE ONLY RECOMMEND FOR OLDER SWIMMERS GOING TO REALLY
IMPORTANT MEETS.  THEY ARE EXPENSIVE AND YES THEY ARE FASTER IF FITTED
RIGHT.   $125.00 TO $400 RANGE FOR A SUIT !!!

WHEN CONFUSED ABOUT MEETS OR ENTRY TIMES - WHICH MEETS SHOULD MY CHILD
SWIM ETC ETC ETC.   TALK TO THE COACHES.

U.S. SWIMMING TIME STANDARDS
THIS CAN BE CONFUSING TO NEWER MEMBERS - EVEN VETERANS.
U.S. SWIM HAS A TIME CHART THAT LISTS B / BB / A / AA / AAA / AAAA TIMES.
THESE TIMES ARE OFTEN USED FOR MEET ENTRY PURPOSES.
EXAMPLE > IF  A MEET IS LISTED AS OPEN QUALIFYING ANY ONE CAN GO. THERE IS NO
QT NEEDED.
IF IT IS LISTED AS A "BB" MEET THAN ONLY SWIMMERS WHO HAVE ACHIEVED TIMES
THAT FALL IN THE "BB" RANGE MAY COMPETE.
A SWIMMER MAY HAVE  5 "B" TIMES    3 "BB" TIMES AND 1"A" TIME, THIS IS WHEN IT
GETS COMPLICATED.  THEY MAY ONLY SWIM EVENTS THEY HAVE QT FOR IN THE LISTED
MEET.

ANOTHE REXAMPLE >
FOR A B MEET - IT MAY SAY QT - SLOWER THAN B - THIS MEANS IF THE QT TIME IS A 39.9
THE SWIMMER MAY HAVE NOT A FASTER TIME OR THEY CANT SWIM THAT EVENT.

BB TIMES > THERE WILL BE A NO FASTER THAN AND A NO SLOWER THAN TIME.
SWIMMERS TIME MUST FALL IN BETWEEN THOSE TIMES.
IE > 100 BACK  1:29.9 - 1:44.9  THEY MUST BE BETWEEN THESE TIMES.

A MEET - SIMPLY - YOU MUST BE FASTER THAN TIME POSTED TO COMPETE IN THOSE
EVENTS.   29.9  YOU MUST HAVE 29.9 OR LOWER TO COMPETE!

U.S. Swimming Time Standards 2017-20 short course yards