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Craig Report - Week One
My Travels Through SAIL - 5/30/2007
I usually start these off with the first meet traveled to, but this week is a bit different.
Imagine this nightmare, your hosting the largest swim meet in the whole County. You have set up your pool, concessions are ready, the crowd is on site as well as the competing team.
You have the second set of your team in the water for warm ups, the next thing you hear is that the pool is being shut down by DEHC! That's right, everyone has to get out of the pool and there will be no swimming in the pool, AT ALL!
It happened last night at Sugar Creek vs. Gower! I can't imagine a worse set of circumstances to have to deal with. We have had pools that had pump problems and other reasons to have to move a meet, but NOT while the teams are warming up.
But this is SCR vs. GOW! Two of the largest teams in SAIL. They swam their meet by the way, this is the wild part, they MOVED THE MEET! Yep, got on the PA and told everyone they were moving to Woody Creek. Woody Creek just so happened to have swam their meet on Wednesday night, the pool had been closed and it was already set up from their meet. Concessions, Officials, Coaches, Swimmers, Mom's, Dad's and Coaches picked up the whole meet and went 500 yards down the road and started all over again.
Big KUDOS to you people for pulling that off! Big thanks are due to Woody Creek as well for allowing them to use the pool. Unbelievable that y'all did that! Just goes to show how well SCR and GOW are organized to be able to still swim the meet.
Now on to the other pools.
First stop, Forrester Woods vs. Foxcroft
I like meets at Forrester Woods, I live 3 miles from the pool. That's why my first stop at Divisionals is always at Forrester Woods as well. Love that Coffee!
Second Stop, Spaulding Farm vs. Thornblade
Ah one of my favorite pools to visit when it's hot.
Third stop was at SCR, THERE WAS NO ONE THERE!
Last Stop, Silver Leaf vs. DTAR (Dove Tree, Weatherstone, Ashton Rec)
My second Home!
This weeks visits were cut real short for me, I went to my Son's graduation that morning and I had to make it home for the party. Graduating one of my children is a big emotional tug on the heart. Like you and others that went through the same this week, happy that they are finished with High School, and sad that they will soon leave for college or other commitments.
Till next weeks Ramble