OK, I will be the 1st to ask. Why is this meet the longest meet of the year??
They allow deck entries later that other meet, results are 2-3 hours after each event & most swimmers leave the meet before it has the last event.
Is it time that this meet thinks about the people that actually stay to swim the last event?
as announced by their PA person, they had a record number of deck entries. Well, this meet has a history of allowing this to occur. Adding 2-3 heats of deck entries is a mess!
OK, so how about some ideas to change this?
1.Close deck entry 1 hour sooner
2 Charge deck entry $10
3. List ,on the entry form an email late fri-sat entry to allow the people time to put in the late entries in.
4. remove some of the events to shorten the meet.
5.I understand that some swimmers do not know if they will be able to swim in advance of a certain date, but this meet has formed a habit by some that they will not enter early or on time as we all think of it, but deck enter & cause the resulting problems.
I am sure that the good people that have to enter all the late peoplle would love to have this not happen!
If you have any ideas, please add them & tell the meet organizers about the concers that we have.