EPAC’s Winter Meet Schedule has been posted and meets begin December 14th. Below you’ll find all of the information you need for this season’s regular season meets. Directions or addresses for all way meets can be found on the directions page of the website.
- Meet 1: December 14 (HOME) – Sea Lion Swim Team @ EPAC, 9:00 a.m., EPAC swimmers report by 7:30 a.m. for 7:45 a.m. for warm-up.
- Meet 2: December 21 (HOME) – Mechanicsburg Swim Club @ EPAC, 9:00 a.m., EPAC swimmers report by 7:30 a.m. for 7:45 a.m. for warm-up.
- Meet 3: January 4 (AWAY) – EPAC @ Ephrata Tidal Waves, 1:00 p.m., EPAC swimmers report by 12:15 a.m. for 12:30 a.m. warm-up.
- Meet 4: January 18 (HOME) – Cumberland Valley Aquatic Club @ EPAC, 9:00 a.m., EPAC swimmers report by 7:30 for 7:45 a.m. for warm-up.
- Meet 5: February 1 (AWAY) – EPAC @ South Middleton Swim CLub, 9:00 a.m., EPAC swimmers report by 8:15 a.m. for 8:30 a.m. warm-up.
Meet sign-ups this summer will be run through our on-line system. ALL SWIMMERS must declare their attendance for each meet (yes or no) by clicking though this link. You may complete the for as many meets as you wish when logging in. You may also update the status of your attendance through your swimmer log-in if your schedule changes. ATTENDANCE MUST BE DECLARED PRIOR TO THE MONDAY BEFORE EACH MEET. If you have confirmed that your swimmer(s) will attend, but due to an emergency must cancel after that Monday (including Saturday morning before the meet), please contact Coach Lu (215-4054) orDeb Houser (418-8166) as soon as possible.
SEATING (Home Meets)
Due to the large size of the 8 and 10-and-Under age groups, we will be requesting that swimmers in these groups seat themselves in designated areas of the hallway directly outside of the pool area. Signs will be posted. Swimmers ages 11-and-over will be asked to seat themselves “around the corner” in the library hallway (unless seated with younger siblings). This will help team parents manage their swimmers to ensure all swimmers make it to the blocks for their races.
CONCESSIONS & VOLUNTEERS
Volunteer sign-ups & concession sign-ups are online. Click through to out time-to-sign-up page and select the correct event. Please note that concessions, home and away meets are listed separately. If you’d like to be placed on all of the lists as a permanent volunteer for the season, please contact Denyse Miskin.
Please review the many opportunities on the volunteer information page of the site to see how you might be able to help. If you would like more information or would like training in a certain area, we’d be happy to help. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families who paid for the concession buyout are not obligated to bring a concession item. Any family who did not purchase the buyout is expected to sign-up for and bring an item to the concession stand the day of the meet.
We have many new swim families and swim families new to EPAC this season. If you have never attended a swim meet before, take a moment and review the following information. Answers to many other questions may be found on the FAQ page of this site.
During meets, swimmers are seated in the hallways outside the pool area. We will be asking our younger swimmers to sit in the hall directly outside of the pool to assist our team parents in locating swimmers. Because swimmers will be seated in the hallway during the meet, they should be prepared with the following: A blanket, sleeping bag, towel or pillow to sit on. A few dry towels and dry clothing to keep warm between races. Something to pass the time with their friends – books, cards, games. Parents of younger swimmers often often sit with their swimmers in the hallway between races. Parents who don’t wish to sit on the floor should bring their own seating (folding chairs).
Posted in the hallway before each meet begins will be a list of event assignments for each swimmer (coaches assign the events based on the capabilities of each swimmer). This list will let you know which EVENTS your child is scheduled to swim. The list of HEATS and LANE assignments will be finalized after both teams have confirmed the attendance of all of their swimmers – usually about 15 minutes before the start of the race. HEAT SHEETS (documents that contain the final list of all swimmers, times, heats and lanes) will be distributed to the team parent volunteers and coaches. Because of timing and equipment limitations, these sheets are not distributed to parents.