Vipers News · Swim and Dive Weekly update Oct 12th


Parents and Athletes,

LAST DUAL MEET OF THE SEASON!!!!  Our last dual meet of the season is on OCT 18th at Cactus High School pool against Mountain Ridge.  They have some strong swimmers and extremely tough divers.  We hope to see you out there in support of our DIVERS and SWIMMERS!  Meet line up for swimmers is posted here –>Verrado vs. Mountain Ridge Line-Up

GREEN AND GOLD INVITE:  Location: Moon Valley Country Club at 151 W. Moon Valley Drive.  Coach Hobbs is finishing up entries and those will be posted soon.  Please remember this is a state qualifying meet and we have a limited number of entries per event.  Coach Hobbs is trying to get everyone in at least one invitational this season.

POOL CLOSURE: The YMCA pool will be closed on Monday and Tuesday (Oct 15th and 16th) for repairs.  We will not have practice either day.  Please plan your transportation home accordingly.  Club practice at the YMCA will also be cancelled both days.  Please note there will be no bus to the YMCA either day.  We will see you all Wednesday, Oct 17th.  Question please contact the coaching staff at verradoswimanddive@yahoo.com

WVI INVITATIONAL RECAP:  This was the biggest West Valley Invite to date.  Coach Stewart along with Michele Hartwick from the YMCA ran this invitational.  Coach Stewart got to see a handful of races and dives when she wasn’t making sure all athletes were getting their proper times or helping with injured athletes.  She is extremely proud of the way the Verrado Divers and Swimmers presented themselves and their behavior during the meet.  Great job at setting the standard for athlete behavior.

Congratulations to all our athletes for some great dives and races.  We had numerous automatic state times and provisional times. Here is a quick rundown:

  • Diving:
    • John – Provisional
    • Thomas – Provisional
    • Sean – Provisional
    • Megan – Provisional
    • Amanda – Provisional
  • 200 Free
    • Eliza – Faster Provisional
  • 200 Im
    • Grant – Automatic
    • Dexter – Provisional
    • Makena – Automatic
    • Taylor – Automatic
    • Colleen – Faster Provisional
  • 50 Free
    • Regan – Faster Provisional
    • Taylor – Provisional
  • 100 Fly
    • Gunnar – Provisional
    • Makena– Automatic
    • Colleen – Faster Provisional
  • 100 Free
    • Jacob B – Provisional
    • Ryan – Provisional
    • Regan – Faster Provisional
    • Tiffany – Provisional
  • 500 Free
    • Ryan – Provisional
    • Dexter – Provisional
  • 200 Free Relay
    • Girls – Automatic
    • Boys – Automatic
  • 100 Back
    • Eliza – Faster Provisional
    • Paloma – Provisional
  • 100 Breast
    • Jacob B – Faster Provisional
  • 400 Free Relay
    • Boys – Faster Automatic

 

STATE INFORMATION: State is held the first weekend of November and for Division 2 they take the top 32 for individual events and top 24 for relays.  If you make an Automatic time you are automatically going to state.  If you make a provisional time you want to be higher up on the list to have your best chance at state.  To see the stat leaders go to maxpreps.com, click on either boys swimming or girls swimming, click on Arizona, then on the upper left side click on stat leaders.  Select Divison II and then select the event.

SWIMMING STATE:  Only the top 32 athletes attend prelims for state in each event and only the top 24 for relays.  All qualified (top 32) athletes, alternates for individual events and alternates for relays are attending state.  Please note if you attend Friday and are not slated to swim Saturday, you are still to attend and cheer on your teammates.

DIVING STATE:  They have separated state for diving and swimming.  Below is the information for DII diving

Boys Prelims- Thursday, 11/1/2018 – 7:00 a.m. – Check-in/ Warm-up

Division II & III Prelims and Semi’s – 8:30 a.m.

 

Girls Prelims- Thursday, 11/1/2018 – 12:00 p.m. – Check-in/ Warm-up

Division II & III Prelims and Semi’s – 1:30pm

 

Boys Finals – Saturday, 11/3/2018 – 645am Check in/ Warm-up

Division II & III Finals – 7:45am

 

Girls Finals – Saturday, 11/3/2018 – 8:45am Check in/ Warm-up

Division II & III Finals – 9:45am

 

Admission for AIA Diving: Each Round $10.00 Adults, $5.00 Students with High School ID/Active Military with ID/Senior Citizens (Age 62 or older) Children five and under admitted free.

 

Parking – There will be no parking on the PCDS campus on Thursday or Friday, including the pool parking lot for this event. Parking will be located on Stanford Drive on the north side of the campus in the West lot of the Bible church. Signs will be designated for divers and fan parking. The lot will open at 6:00 am until the meet is over. Busses will be designated to park at the church.

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Thursday, Oct 18th – Dual meet against Mountain Ridge

Saturday, Oct 27th – Green and Gold Invite – Swim only at Moon Valley Country Club

Saturday, Oct 27th – State Diving Qualifier – Diving only at PCDS

Thursday, Nov 1st – State Diving PRELIMS – Diving only at PCDS

Friday, Nov 2nd – State Swimming PRELIMS – Swimming only at Skyline high school pool

Saturday, Nov 3rd – State Diving FINALS – Diving only at PCDS

Saturday, Nov 3rd – State Swimming FINALS – Swimming only at Skyline

 

 

Please contact the coaching staff with any questions

Coach Hobbs     Head Coach

Coach Stewart   Assistant Coach

Coach Hunter     District Dive Coach

verradoswimanddive@yahoo.com