Thunderbird swimming and diving is looking for parents to volunteer to be timers at the District Championship meet on Friday November 1st and Saturday November 2nd. If you are available to time, please email, call or text Coach Pedersen early in the week.
As the season draws to an exciting close, our swimmers and divers have a busy schedule.
There is team diner on Wednesday, October 30th at the Ruby house after practice.
The entire team is excused from school Friday to attend the district championships at Sunrise Mountain pool. The bus leaves school at 7am so that we will have time to warm up for a 9 am start. Swimmers who make the top sixteen will compete again on Saturday with a current start time of 11am. The start time for Saturday may change at the coaches meeting on Tuesday. Athletes need to make sure they eat before the meet and bring snacks and drinks to the meet. If time permits, we will stop for lunch after the meet on the way back to school.
Swimmers who achieve qualifying times for the state meet will advance to the State Championships on November 8th and 9th.
Nicole Hoffman and Brett Budde both made the top 32 at the state diving qualifier on Saturday. Both will advance to the State Championships at Skyline Aquatic Center on November 8th and 9th.
Four Chiefs divers have qualified to participate in the State Qualifer meet on Saturday, October 26. The purpose of meet is to compare all of the divers who have achieved a provisional mark on an equal basis. Divers who finish in the top 32 will advance to the actual state competition on November 1st and 2nd.
The meet is at Perry High school (1919 E. Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, Az 85297). Women begin diving at 8:30 am and men begin at 1:45 pm.
So good luck to Nicole Hoffman, Zach King, Brett Budde, and Wil Sherman as they compete for a slot at state.