2020 Metros Information

By Reach for the Wall staff.

Below is key information regarding the 2020 Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros), which will be held February 5-8 at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center:

Meet Schedule (as provided via Meet Website):

Wednesday 2/5: Boys Diving Preliminary, Semi-finals & Finals
Check-in 2:15 PM
Changes to Dive Sheets close at 4:00 PM
Warm-ups 3:00 – 4:15 PM Event at 4:30 PM

Thursday 2/6: Girls Diving Preliminary, Semi-finals & Finals
Check-in 2:15 PM
Changes to Dive Sheets close at 4:00 PM
Warm-ups 3:00 – 4:15 PM Event at 4:30 PM

Friday 2/7: 500 Freestyle & 400 Freestyle Relay Trials
Warm-ups 4:30 – 5:20 PM Event at 5:30 PM

Saturday 2/8: Morning Swimming – Prelims (except 500 Freestyle & 400 Freestyle Relay)
Facility will open at 6:30 AM
Warm-ups 7:00 – 8:10 AM Event at 8:15 AM

15 minutes after the conclusion of Saturday morning prelims, the entire facility is closed and will re-open at the times noted below.

Saturday 2/8: Evening Swimming – Finals
Pool Deck for Coaches/Athletes re-opens at 3:45 PM
Spectator Gallery seating re-opens at 4:00 PM
Warm-ups 4:30 – 5:20 PM Event at 5:30 PM

There will be a 10 minute break after event 8 Girls 50 Freestyle, during both trials & finals session, after event 14 Girls 100 Freestyle during preliminaries, & after event 16, Girls 500 Freestyle during finals.

Teams to Watch:

Girls: The past few weeks, the 2019 Metro champion Holton-Arms and Stone Ridge (4th place 2019) have traded victories at championship meets, with Stone Ridge winning the ISL meet and Holton-arms taking the title at the WMPSSDL meet last weekend. Also in the mix are last week’s MCPS division 1 champion B-CC (2nd place in 2019) and Walter Johnson (6th place in 2019).

Boys: Gonzaga and Georgetown Prep have also had their share of championship meet showdowns recently with Gonzaga coming out on top where they were head to head at the National Catholic and WMPSSDL meets. Last year Gonzaga was absent from Metros, opting to swim at the Eastern Interscholastic meet, however return this year with a strong team. Churchill (2nd in 2019) and Whitman (6th in 2019) were separated by 17 points in last week’s MCPS division 1 meet and should be a factor this week.

Individual Swimmers:

Phoebe Bacon (Stone Ridge) enters the meet in her Senior season having won the Frank Martin Award for Outstanding Performance awards in 2019 and 2018, setting records in the 200 IM in 2019 and 100 Butterfly in 2018. She is entered again in the 200 IM and her 2nd event the 100 backstroke, where she will attempt to re-write the record books. Her Stone Ridge teammate Erin Gemmell is swimming the meet for the first time as a Freshman and is seeded well ahead of the field in the 200 and 100 Freestyle events. Carly Sebring (Damascus) continued her dominance during the MCPS dual and Divisional meets and enters the meet as the top seed in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly, looking to repeat as champion in both events.

Jacob Rosner (Landon) enters the meet as a senior and is the top seed in both the 200 and 500 Freestyle, where he captured 2nd in both events last year. Brett Feyerick (Georgetown Prep) enters the meet as a Junior and is the top seed in the 100 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke, events he finished 2nd and 1st in last year’s meet.

Divers:

Genevieve Thibodeau (Stone Ridge) and Max Weinrich (Sherwood) return to defend their titles.

Relays to watch:

The 200 Medley and 200 Free Relays for both the Girls and Boys will ramp up the excitement as there will be 3 schools in each event that may take the win (and possibly set meet records) which could swing the momentum for the overall team championship.

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