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“A” regional instructions for entries
A regionals and state are different than than the circuit meets, different sessions for 11 and older and 10 and under, also, they have swim officials that look at stroke violations, your child could have the 2nd fastest “breast stroke" in his/her age group, but it could be illegal, our coaches know this when making relays. Only Top 8 in each event get awards. We think the top 5 in each event will qualify for state, will not know for sure until the meet begins. That’s how we send so many kids to state.
Session 1 – ages 11 and older: warm-ups at 7:00 AM, meet begins at 8:00 AM
Session 2 – ages 10 and under: warm-ups at 1:00 PM, meet begins at 2:00 PM
”A” regional individual entries are due before 10 PM on Saturday, July 7th. Please enter them online, and make sure we have the A/B/State form. Please follow the entry guidelines below. If they get an “A” time at the meet on Saturday, turn in a form to the Volunteer table before you leave the meet, plus $10 late fee, if it is your 1st time to turn one in.
Allen Swim Meet – if your best time was at Allen for an individual event – please e-mail Coach Trent (I only got a pdf copy, and I can look up the time to verify) Need swimmers name/age group/event and time.
2017 “A” Regional entry guidelines – please go to your age group below and read and then re-read again.
Swimmers in individual events must have qualifying “A” Regional times (this is for all ages 14 and under) We need everyone that is going to “A” and /or State to do this on or before 10 PM on (Saturday, July 7th). The coaches can’t put together the relays until all entries are in.
Ages 5-6: 3 events (25 free, 25 back, and 100 free relay).
Sign up for both 25 free and 25 back, if your swimmer has an “A” time in both. Please do this before 10 PM on Saturday, July 7th. Then we build “A”, “B”, etc., free relay teams with the FASST kids that are going to State. You are the lucky ones, they only have 3 events, 2 of them are individual, you either qualify in them or not, thus you can do up to 2 individual events and possibly a relay. The computer picks the FASSTest 4 for “A” relay, then next 4 FASSTest for “B”, etc.
Ages 7-8, 9-10: 3 total events at Regionals and State (1 individual event and 2 relays) for kids going to both “A” regional and state. Register online for (1) individual event and coaches will put them in 2 relays. Contact Coach Trent to discuss the options of having 2 individual events and 1 relay. This may be possible if your swimmer has an individual event time that would have finished in the top 8 last year and would like to do 2 individual events and 1 relay. Most kids like to do both relays, for the team fun and atmosphere, and sometimes they can finish in the top 8 in both relays. If you are not going to State, then register for 2 individual events for “A” regionals before 10 PM on Saturday, July 7th, as long as they are both “A” times. Please follow this, yes only 2 individual events if you are not going to state. The kids going to state, 95% of them only swim 1 individual event. If you put in more than 2, the system will knock one of them out. It sucks, but we have done this for 21 years.
Ages 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 – they can do 4 total events (2 individual and 2 relays), pick 2 individual events, Coaches will assign swimmers on relays, but only if you are going to State. If you are not going to State, then sign up to (3) individual events for “A” regionals before 10 PM on Saturday, July 7th. All the kids going to state are doing only 2 individual events at “A” regionals. It sucks, but we have done this for 21 years.
18 and over – can do as many events as you want. Cost is $7 per event at regionals and $7 per event at State, please make check out to FASST and give to Coach Trent, he sets up all the relays for regionals and state, for the 18 and older’s.
1st draft of “A” regionals. We will send out a 1st draft of the entries (individual and relays) for “A” regionals on Sunday, July 8th, around 3:00 PM. Once this is sent out, if you have any changes, please let us know before 10:00 PM on Sunday, July 9th. We have to turn in the A Regionals entries on Monday, July 10th. Again, in most cases, we do not put kids on relays (ages 14 and under) that can’t make it to the state meet, they do not let us change relay teams from A Regionals to State.
Next week, we will have all kids doing relays at “A” regionals come to the evening practice on Wednesday, July 11th, and Thursday, July 12th, to practice with their relays. 6:45 PM for all 10 and under’s, 7:45 PM all 11-17 year olds.
If you have any questions, please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A/B/State forms" are due by Thursday, June 28. Is your swimmer going to “A” regionals or “B” regionals and/or state. They can not go to both “A” and “B”, only one or the other, all 15 and olders, automatically qualify for state, even if you can’t go to “A” regionals. Ages 14 and under have to go “A” regionals to qualify for state.
To make it to State (ages 14 and under), you must go to “A” regionals and finish in the top 5 in your event. To make it to “A” regionals you must have “A” times (check these times out on our wevbiste at www.swimfasst.com, under the tirle A/B/State froms. Having said this, we try and take (4 or 5) relays per age group to “A” regionals, some of these swimmers do not have “A” times, but can swim on relays only. All swimmers 15 and older, automatically qualify for the state meet.
You can go to either “A” or “B” regionals, but you can NOT go to both. If you go to “B” regionals, you can’t swim any individual events that you have an “A” time for.
DO NOT CIRCLE STATE if you are not 100% sure you can make it to The Summer Games of Texas in College Station, TX. Many kids qualify for STATE on relays. We can’t change relays, once we turn them in. So if you say you can go to STATE, you must go, otherwise the other 3 kids on that relay, would then not be able to go. This causes “major heart aches” and is not fair to the other kids. We have about 40 room nights reserved for FASST families, we give this information out at “A” regionals.
The “A/B/State form must signed by a parent and turned back into the FASST file folder labeled "COMPLETED “A” and “B” forms on or before Thursday, June 28, if we do not receive the form, we will assume your child can’t make it to any of the regional or state meets. DO NOT PUT THE FORM IN YOUR PERSONAL FOLDER, WE DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO SEARCH 500 FOLDERS EVERYDAY!
What if my swimmer makes an “A” time after June 28,, we can make the change, but only put in folder what they have qualified for by June 28th.
Coaches will decide who will swim individual events and relays for the regional and state meet, we are asking for your request, but it is only a request, again final decisions are made by the FASST coaches.
- of events at “A” and “B” regionals – ages 10 and under can do (3) total events. ages 11-17 can do (4) total events. The 15-17 age group can also do up to (3 mixed relays), ages 18 and older can do unlimited events. “B” regionals is for ages 14 and under, only.
Age 6 and Under, most of you can qualify for State on a 6 and under relay, most teams don’t have enough 6 and unders for a relay.
Sessions for the 2018 State games of Texas A&M Natatorium, 797 Olsen Blvd., College Station, TX
Session 1: Girls 11-14 – 4:00pm
Session 2: Boys 9/10 and 15/17 – 8:30am
Session 3: Girls 9/10 and 15/17 – 2:00pm
Session 4: Men 18 & over; Boys 8 & under – 8:30am
Session 5: Women 18 & over; Girls 8 & under – 2:00p
Session 6: Boys 11-14 – 9:00am
17th Annual FASST FUNDraiser
Tuesday June 26th, 2018
DURING ALL PRACTICES
This information is on our website in 2 places: www.swimfasst.com
(1) A tab called 17th Annual FASST FUNDraiser
(2) Under the PARENT tab, a tab called FASST FUNDraiser
You can donate to FASST one of two ways: as always we want every team member to participate.
1) Flat Donation
2) Pledges – on June 26, 2018 your swimmer earns money for their team by swimming lengths of the pool for a period of one hour. Swimmers can collect pledges per lap from family, friends and businesses. For example, if you receive a pledge for $0.50 per lap and you swim 70 laps, the swimmer would collect $35.
Your help and support of this program will truly make a difference in the lives of our FASST swimmers. Every dollar raised will benefit our athletes and volunteer coaches directly. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact a member of the FASST Booster Club Board of Directors. Thank you for your donation!
Prizes will be given out at $20, $40 and $75 increments for money raised. Visit the front tables on MONDAYS to collect your prizes once donations have been received! Prizes include toy fish, diving toys and swim inflatables. ALL SWIMMERS must participate in the fundraiser!
Copy and Paste This for your Family and Friends:
FASST FUNDRAISER DONATION FORM
Dear _______________________________________________,I am helping my swim team, Frisco Amateur Summer Swim Team (FASST), build a stronger team and I am asking for your support. FASST has made a huge difference in my life. Through swimming, I have learned the power of discipline, teamwork, and setting goals. I especially enjoy the fun that comes when all three of these traits are encouraged by great coaches. Our Coaches at FASST make swimming more than just exercise. They make swimming an activity that builds character for life. FASST is Frisco’s community swim team with over 20 years of history in Frisco. Our team has a reputation of qualifying for the State swim tournament many years in a row and usually finishes in the top 3 at the state meet! That is why I am swimming in the FASST FUNDraiser on June 26, 2018. In 1 hour, I will try to swim _____ laps! That is a lot of swimming, but it’s all for a great cause – continuing our success as a swim team, and supporting our teams programs including funding many scholarships for our amazing high school volunteer coaches. Your pledge will help me meet my goal of $__________ and help FASST raise $15,000 towards a stronger future. The easiest way for you to make a contribution is go online to:
It is a secure website where you can donate any amount you desire to our team. If you would rather give by check or make a pledge based on the number of laps I swim, simply use the form below and mail it back to me. Whichever way you choose to give, please know you are giving to an organization that has made a huge difference in my life.Thank you for helping me to reach my goal!
(Cut on line and return form below.)
Dear_________________________________________ (swimmer’s name), YES! I will donate:
$0.10/lap _____$0.20/lap ____$0.50/lap ____$1.00/lap $______/lap
or…I have enclosed a check for a fixed donation in the amount of:
$25 ______$50 _______$100 Other: $______________________
Make Checks Payable to FASST Booster Club
FASST Mandatory “New Parents Meeting” is Thursday, April 12th at Staley Middle School. 6927 Stadium Lane, Frisco, TX 75033, near the natatorium.
From 6:00 PM till 7:20 PM, you can pick up “suits/t-shirts” if you have been sized. You can also purchase (fins – $25, goggles – $15, and swim caps – $10) We will also do sizing for suits/shirts from 6 PM – 7:30 PM. Any Spirit wear ordered online before March 23, can be picked up at the parents meeting. A tip, please try and show up early, otherwise we will have a bottle neck at 7:00 PM.
This will be the last night to order “spirit wear”.
7:30 PM the “new parent” meeting begins, we will discuss the following topics, plus some.
Agenda for Parents meeting……………………
1. Team Philosophy/Coaches Philosophy.
2. Meet the FASST Board of Directors.
3. “School Practice schedule” and sign-ups for the FASST practices for (May 21 – May 31)…. (this will be done online only, a few days after the parents meeting, at www.swimfasst.com
4. “Summer Practice schedule” (June 4 – July 19) information and how to sign up for it.
5. “Meet schedule” and how to sign up for meets for both “swimmers” and “volunteers”.
6. This is the “last day” to order FASST “SPIRIT WEAR” (polo shirts, cheer and baseball shorts , FASST towels, visors, FASST back packs, dry-fit shirts, car decal)
7. Volunteering for FASST.
8. FASST 101 meeting – for new parents of FASST
9. Each family who attends our “NEW PARENT MEETING” will receive our “Award Winning” 2018 FASST “Parents Handbook” with the 2018 FASST Meet schedule, contact information, rules, expectations, etc.
Volunteers for parents meeting 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: We also need High School and Adult Volunteers, you can go to our website, must be logged in, go to High School volunteers tab at the top of the website, open it up then go to FASST Parents Meeting, or e-mail Coach Trent.
FASST TImes 3/29/18 – (7) items
1. April “Stroke Clinics” is full, if you are currently on the waitlist and still want to get in for April, please contact Coach Trent at email@example.com. We will not add any more swimmers for April.
2. May Swim Camp is now open for registration. We offer a Mon/Wed and Tue/Thu. In May, the times are earlier than all the other months.
Session 1 – (ages 5-9) 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Session 2 – (ages 10-17) 7:30 Pm – 8:15 PM
Cost is $65 per swimmer, you can register online for Mon/Wed or Tu/Thu or both. Register soon, spots will go FASST.
5. We still have (18) spots on our 2018 FASST summer swim team, if you know of anyone who would like to join, have them contact Coach Trent.
6. FASST “parents meeting” will be on Thursday, April 12th at Staley Middle School (near the FISD Natatorium)
6:00 PM – 7:20 PM – get fitted and pick up suits/shirts, last day to order FASST “spirit wear”. We will also have swim caps ($10), fins ($25) and goggles ($15) for sale.
7:30 PM 8:10 PM – FASST parents meeting. We will go over all details of summer swim team including: practices and meets (how to register for them), expectations for your swimmer, plus many more topics.
VOLUNTEERS – we need High School and Adult Volunteers to help with the Parents meeting. We will arrive at Staley at 5:00 PM to set up for the meeting, if you are interested, please contact Coach Trent.
7. Equipment required for FASST swim team: goggles and fins.
If you have any questions, please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org