Hi! This year, the Lexington Lakers Swim Team is offering a chance to swim in a ‘big meet’ in Peoria to end our season! This meet is on Saturday, July 18, 2009 and is optional for all swimmers. One of the interesting aspects of this meet is that you swim your age and not your age group. For example, all 9 year olds swim and score against 9 year olds, not 9 and 10 year olds, etc. However 13-14 and 15&Up are still combined. Last year, there were 18 teams at this meet, including some teams we have previously competed against such as Greater Peoria YMCA, Morton, Washington, etc. You can view last year’s results and see how your swimmers times compare here: http://www.paww.org/pjstar08full.htm More information is on the Peoria website here: http://www.teamunify.com/EventShow.jsp?returnPage=%2FEventsCurrent.jsp&id=20422&team=ispaww
If you are interested in swimming in this meet, please let Tammy or Katie know by Tuesday, June 30. We have to send the entries and money in July 3. If you are interested, you are responsible for paying the entry fee of $15 for this meet. We would like to take as many swimmers as possible, but understand that costs, distance, ability, etc. might affect your decision. Here is some additional information:
66th Annual Peoria Journal Star “Summer Championships” Swim Meet
When: July 18, 2009
Warm-up: 7:00-7:45 a.m.
Meet starts: 8 a.m. for all Swimmers 10 & Under
Warm-up: 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Meet starts: 1:30p.m. for Swimmers 11 – High School
Where: Central Park Pool, 415 W. Richmond in Peoria, IL
Age Groups: 6& Under, 7 year olds, 8 year olds, 9 year olds, 10 year olds, 11 year olds, 12 year olds, 13-14 year olds, and 15-HS age swimmers.
Events: A swimmer may enter three (3) individual events and two (2) relays.
Entry fees: $15.00 per swimmer. There are no fees for relays.
Awards for Individual events: Award Medals will be given to 1st-8th place swimmers and Award ribbons will be given to 9th-16th place swimmers in the following age categories: 6& Under, 7 year olds, 8 year olds, 9 year olds, 10 year olds, 11 year olds, 12 year olds, 13-14 year olds, and 15-HS age swimmers.
Awards for Relay events: Award Medals will be given to 1st-3rd place.
Awards for Teams: The team awards are designed for summer swim clubs in Central Illinois. USA Swimming Teams will be exempt from team awards. Team plaques will be given to 1st-3rd place teams.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!