Thursday, June 5, 2008

Power outage

I'm beginning to feel the world--or at least the techie world--is against me. I lost power yesterday around 4 pm when the thunderstorms roared through and just got it back this morning.

Did anyone else note that yesterday was Wednesday? Let's hope the atmosphere has gotten this out of its system and will behave more politely on future Wednesdays--but thunderstorms have long been the curse of the "B" meets.

This is probably a good time to remind everyone to put safety first. We talk about weather in the "green book"--our meet management handbook that all the reps got three copies of at the last MCSL meeting. If you'll be in charge of running your team's meets and you haven't read that section, please do. We want the kids to be able to swim, but we don't want people to feel worried or uncomfortable. It's a good policy to err on the side of caution. Your pool management company representative should let you know when to suspend a meet for weather.

This is also a good time to remind everyone that there will be a meet management training session for any new "A" meet managers at our June meeting. And don't forget--coaches are supposed to come to that meeting as well.

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