By Reach for the Wall Staff
The past few weeks we’ve seen a welcomed return to competitive swimming, with PVS sanctioned intrasquad meets: Arlington Aquatic Club October Racing, RMSC NTG Showdown, OCCS Medley Relay Challenge, Machine October Senior Squad Meet , MAKO Fall Dual meet, NCAP Burke Blast as well The FISH Intrasquad Meet (results pending). Not to mention the debut weekend of the International Swim League (ISL), where our DC Trident battled to third place in their quad meet this past Sunday & Monday.
The ISL returns to the pool with two more quad meets, and the debut of two new teams, the Tokyo Frogs and the Toronto Titans. DC Trident will again swim the Iron, their 2019 close rival NY Breakers, as well as the powerhouse Cali Condors (who won their first quad meet by over 100 points) :
|Date||Times (Eastern)||Teams||Where to watch|
|Sat. Oct 24 – Sun. Oct. 25||6-8 AM Saturday|
12-2 PM Sunday
Tokyo Frog Kings
|CBS All Access (Digital)- Saturday|
CBSSN (cable)- Sunday
|Mon. Oct 26 – Tue. Oct. 27||10 AM – 12 PM Monday|
10 AM – 12 PM Tuesday
|CBSSN (cable)- both days|
This weekend has more local swimming in store with the following lineup of PVS Sanctioned events:
Within the details of each meet, you’ll find the meet director has added the social media platform for their livestream so you can follow along. We’ve observed some on Instagram and Facebook live, found good video quality & were able to follow along pretty well with the published event schedule. These first few weekends of local swimming the athletes have posted some really great performances with some achieving qualifying times for the upcoming Toyota U.S. Open (November 12-14) as well as the USA Swimming 18 & Under Winter Championship, which will allow swimmers to compete between December 1-13 at various events/locations.
Whether you are shooting for a National standard or just loving the opportunity to race again, we applaud you. The logistics, patience, and preparation required to host a sanctioned meet are no small task, great job meet hosts!!!
Even though the atmosphere, and restrictions are different from ‘before’, the athletes are getting back to the core: competing, having fun, and showing tremendous sportsmanship. Good luck to all competing this weekend & please remember to pack your masks, your patience, and great attitudes!