I’ve been working with Dennis to schedule an additional SCY meet the weekend of March 24th, two weeks after the T-Hills Pentathlon and three weeks prior to the Association Meet in Hood River. After taking a close look at the meet calendar, and taking into account the entries at our Masters meets, Dennis is concerned that two meets in one month will serve to dilute the entries of those meets already scheduled and reduce the potential earnings for each meet.
I’m of the opinion that we should be able to support two Masters meets each month, spaced at least two weeks apart. But maybe I’m being overly optimistic. I would like some feedback, especially from the Board, about meet scheduling.
The only meet to which we seem capable of attracting 200+ entries is the Association Meet. The Zone LCM Meet last summer at Mt Hood had 112 entries. The Corvallis LCM Pentathlon was poorly attended with only 40+. However, our metro area fall meets (MAC/T-Hills) both had 80+ entries. The COMA Meet had 50+.
Our current 2012 pool meet schedule looks like this:
Jan 28 – Chehalem SCY (Newberg)
Feb 12 – Canby SCY Animal Meet
March 10 – T-Hills SCY Pentathlon
April 13-15 – Assn SCY Championship Meet
May 12 – COMA LCM Meet
My proposal is for a one-day Masters meet at Reynolds Community Pool two weeks after the T-Hills Pentathlon. Will that hurt attendance at T-Hills? Let me know your thoughts.