- The 2013 schedule for the meets is now available on the Suburban Swim League Site and are summarized below. The meets in bold are our SSL meets for the season. All others are optional, and you must specifically sign up for them. Please see the coaches for more informaiton. The schedule for The Slugs is the following:
- June 15th: Skyline at Oaklands - Cross Over Meet #1 (Saturday)
- June 19th: Westminster at Oaklands (Wednesday)
- June 22rd: Oaklands at Persimmon Creek (Saturday)
- June 23rd: Sprint/Distance Mini Meet (Sunday) at Arundel Warm up 7:30 am, Meet Starts 8:00 am.
- June 26th: Oaklands at Sherwood Park (Wednesday)
- June 29th: Oaklands at Fairfield (Saturday)
- July 2nd: North Star at Oaklands (Tuesday)
- July 10th: Oaklands at Delaware Blue fish - Cross Over Meet #2 (Wednesday)
- July 13th: HAC at Oaklands (Saturday)
- July 13th: Old Timers Meet at Valleybrook (Saturday) Warm-up at 1:00 pm, Meet starts at 2:00 pm
- July 14th: Drummond Hill - 13 & Over Championship Time Trials warm-up 2:30 pm start 3:45 pm
- July 15th: Nottingham Green - 11-12 Championship Time Trials warm up 4:20 pm start 5:30 pm
- July 16th: Fairfield - 9-10 Championship Time Trials warm-up 4:20 pm start 5:30 pm
- July 17th: Penn Acres - 8 & Under Championship Time Trials warm-up 4:20 pm start 5:30 pm
- July 18th: Championship Time Trials Rain Date
- July 20st: Championship Finals at Western Y - First warm-up 7:30 am, Meet starts at 9:00 am
- For directions to the swim meets check the Suburban Swim League website.
- Wednesday meets start at 6:00 pm, swimmers report at 5 pm.
- Saturday meets start at 9:00 am, swimmers report at 8 am.
- If you have to leave a meet early it is your responsibility to inform the coaches asap.
- We need volunteers at all meets. Parents are expected to volunteer for at least a 1/2 of each home meet and some away meets (see Volunteer Positions)
- Parents are responsible for their children's behavior at swim meets. If you are volunteering please arrange for another parent to monitor your children.
- Please park on the street or in the section of the parking lot further away from the pool.
- The section by the pool is for our guests.
- Bring lots of slug juice.
- Slug juice:Make a bottle of green water [slug juice] using green food coloring for your swimmer to pour in the pool before the meet during a traditional slug ceremony. If you don't have green food coloring, just bring water.
- Bring your contributions for the snack-bar
- Races are numbered 1-70. (see schedule here)
- These are ordered by gender and by age: girls 6 and under and boys 6 and under, etc.
- They are also ordered by stroke: freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, as well as medleys and relays.
- Races 1-8 are medley relays – 4 swimmers to a team, each swimmer swims a different stroke.
- Races 9-60 are individual races.
- Younger swimmers swim one lap; at age 9, swimmers start swimming 2 laps of certain strokes.
- Races 61-70 are freestyle relays – 4 swimmers to a team, each swimmer swims freestyle.
- Each swimmer can swim up to four races at a meet but sometimes a swimmer will swim less than four races.
- Sometimes the line ups change in the middle of the meet, so make sure to stay for the whole meet.
- If you can’t stay for a whole meet or need to arrive late, let the coaches know this ahead of time.
- It makes things very difficult for the coaches when people leave in the middle of a meet without telling anyone.
The first couple of meets, it’s mystifying trying to figure out when your kid swims. After that, it’s very easy because the numbers of the races tend to stay the same in following meets.
- Lining up is primarily for younger swimmers.
- Lining up means that an older swimmer on the team will be asked to keep track of your swimmer in order to get him to his/her races on time.
- This older swimmer may approach you, looking for the swimmer.
- Please make sure you know where your swimmers are at all times so you can help the liner uppers get your kid to the race.
- Goggles: right before a race is when most swimmers seem to lose their goggles. Right after your child’s races, have her/him put the goggles in a spot where they can be located before her/his next race..
In between races
- When not racing, swimmers should feel free to cheer for their teammates, play with each other or get a snack.
- Swimmers should not wander away or play on the playground.