- Depart Columbus at approx 8 am Thursday
- Return to Columbus by midnight Sunday (we are checking on the feasibility of traveling home overnight and arriving early Monday am).
- Staying at either the Hilton Garden in or the Omni Newport News, both are smoke free hotels.
- The cost estimate includes breakfast, but does not include lunch and dinner.
At this point planning is getting a bit difficult without an accurate idea of who will attend the meet. We discussed this meet a long time ago when we decided to eliminate the team travel trip during school months. However, not much has been said about it since. The meet is an excellent opportunity for our swimmers to compete in a very exciting format and see competition from outside our state. The venue is terrific and the host team is very organized. I have had several opportunities to speak with the hosts via email and in person (at the NASA meet) regarding the meet and think this can be a great place for our kids of all levels to learn, grow and improve. Meet information will be posted on our team website on Tuesday afternoon.
In order to book this trip at this price we need 35 swimmers age 9 or over to email by Thursday their interest in traveling with the team. This meet will be chaperoned entirely by the coaching staff. Anyone attending the meet will be required to ride the bus and travel with the team. I will post our status with this meet on our FB page on Friday morning.
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
The following swimmers are currently eligible to swim the Mike Peppe meet (time standards are national BB for 12-un, National A for 13+). This meet is the week-end following Virginia.
Jeremy B, Parker, Grace B*, Luke, Lauren, Kelly*, Olie, Natalie, Bobbi, Katherine*, Rachel, Emma*, Macey, Grace W, Graham*, Nathan, Andrew, Sam E, Tom, Kyle*, Eliza, Maddie, Ally, Keanan, Cam, Jeremy, Makenzie, Elissa, Stacie, Kara, Elllie, Mara, Skyler, Nick, Anthony
*Qualified in one event only.