2019 Summer Thunder Invitational Meet Information

Hello Cuda Families! 

The Summer Thunder Mid Season Invitational Meet is coming up June 2 – 3rd. Our registration deadline for this meet is Saturday, May 25th at 6 pm

If you know your swimmer will not attend, please RSVP “Not Attending This Meet”.

What is Summer Thunder? 

Summer Thunder is a optional, fun, mid-season meet with many swimmers who qualify. Swimmers 12 & Under must achieve a qualifying time; swimmers 13 years and older are invited to participate regardless of seed time. For this meet, a time achieved in time trials or any of the first 3 meets this season can be used to achieve the qualifying time. All swimmers must have a time, there are no “NT’s” (No Times) allowed. 

This meet only accepts the first 1100 swimmers entered. Once it hits the 1100 swimmers, all remaining teams are denied. We will do our best to be entered into this meet. In any event we are not accepted, we will return any collected fees. 

Summer Thunder Mid Season Invitational Meet is hosted by Premier Aquatics Location: Klein High School
               16715 Stuebner Airline 
               Spring, Texas 77379 

Eight lane, 25 yard indoor pool. Air-conditioned indoor ready bench area and indoor team setup area. 

Sunday, June 2nd – 10 & Under events and 11& Up 100 Free and 100 IM Warm Ups start at 11:30. Meet starts at 1:00pm 

Monday, June 3rd – all remaining 11 and up events Warm ups start at 3:45pm and meet will start at 5pm 

Entry Fees - $7 per individual event (to be paid by parents – checks made to BBST)
***Please note: There is a price increase this year on all invitational meet entries*** 

Relay Fees will be paid by Bridgeland Barracudas 

Summer Thunder Eligibility Report – This report shows all swimmers who currently have met the cutoff times to attend this meet. (Remember, 13 and Up have no required times.) 

Summer Thunder Meet Announcement – contains all the details about this meet that was released from the host team. 

Bonus Events 

The 3 event bonus rule does apply. Once a swimmer qualified in 3 individual events they are eligible to enter as many individual events they want. The 10 & Under 50 Free & 11-12 100 free, and 100 IM are the exception. All swimmers in these events must have achieved the time standard for the event in order to enter. 

Registration Information

To register for Summer Thunder, please fill out the entries for your swimmer using the Meet Entry Icon next to the Summer Thunder Invitational Meet on the website. Click the checkbox next to the events you would like for your swimmer to swim. (Note: If your swimmer has qualified, there will be a checkbox next to the event for you to enter them in this meet. If there is no checkbox, your swimmer has not qualified for that event.) You can also review the attached report. 

If your swimmer has qualified for 3 individual events and would like to swim bonus events, I will need to add those for you. Please request bonus events after you sign them up for the meet using the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/YgNc5Oqst0HJwNRZ2 

If you know you are going to attend, please go ahead and put in your entries. You can add to your entries if your swimmer qualifies for additional events during the Fairfield meet. If your swimmer improves their time, their best legal time will be what is used for their entry time. Remember, if your swimmer qualifies in 3 events they can swim any additional events as long as they have a legal time for the event (no NTs) and Time Trials do work for this meet. (The 10 & Under 50 Free & 11-12 100 free, and 100 IM are the exception – you must have qualifying times for these events). 

I will be collecting payments for this invitational meet during the Fairfield meet on Saturday 5/25. A remind message will be sent out that Saturday morning to let you know where to find me. You will be able to add entries until 6 pm Saturday and drop off payments to Laura Eshelman (Invitational Chair) until 7pm Saturday 5/25. Please email me to get my address so I know to expect you. 

We will be required to provide timers at this meet. The number of timers required is based on the number of swimmers we have participating in the meet. In past years, we have 2-3 spots which we broke into 30 minute shifts. If you are signing up your swimmer, you may be required to take a timing shift. If you need to make other arrangements for payment before the holiday weekend or have questions about this meet, please email Laura Eshelman at laura@esheltech.com . 

Thanks! 

Laura Eshelman
Invitational Chair

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