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					 YMCA Regional Swimming Championships Meet
                 Information
                     2009 Pacific Region North
                  YMCA Swimming Championships
                        March 6, 7 & 8, 2009
           Mount Hood Community College Aquatics Center
                         Gresham, Oregon
Hosts: Sherwood Swimming Association/Sherwood Regional Family YMCA
What is the YMCA Regional Championship Meet?
For many of our swimmers, this is the biggest meet of the year. Held each year in March,
usually this is a travel meet for WSY Dolphins, the location varies by year. Typical locations
are Washington State, Oregon and Idaho. All Pacific Region North YMCA swim teams in the
states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska are invited.
     Further details about the meet, including qualifying times that are required for this meet,
         and listed on our website under events/regional meet/Regional Meet Info.
     You can find your swimmers meet results on the website under “my meet results” if you
         want to check if they have qualified yet.
     There are three additional meets to qualify to Regional’s. YMCA State Meet (1/31),
         February Challenge (2/7-2/8), and Rainbow Classic (2/14-2/15). See website to sign up
         for February Challenge and Rainbow Classic (deadline 1/25).

Registration Date:      February 1st*
**Swimmers who have not yet qualified for Regionals, will have a final opportunity at Rainbow Classic on
Feb 14&15 to qualify. We highly recommend, if you are available to make this meet, even if your
swimmer has not yet qualified to register that you can “attend this event” on the web site, as well as make
your room reservations. This will help us in planning room and transportation logistics. You can cancel
both until mid February.

Cost:
       11 and Over Swimmers: $80.00 (Includes Sat breakfast & lunch, Sun breakfast & lunch, Regional
        Gift, transportation, event registration)
       10 and Under Swimmers: $60.00 (Includes Sat. breakfast & lunch, Sun. breakfast & lunch,
        Regional Gift, transportation, event registration)
       Bus Passengers (non chaperones, as space permits): $20.00 (Includes Sat breakfast, Sun
        breakfast, transportation)

Travel: All 11 and Over Swimmers (remember that this is competition age) are expected to travel on the
team bus. 10 and under swimmers can travel on the bus if so desired.
     We have parents serving as chaperones during the transportation of the swimmers, all parents or
       guardians must sign in swimmers on March 6th, and sign out swimmers at the YMCA on March
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       8th. If parents or guardians do not sign in swimmers at the bus on Friday March 6 , swimmers
       will not be permitted to ride on the team bus.

Bus Schedule: Departs Friday March 6th at 9:30am (please show up at 8:50am) from the West Seattle
YMCA. Bus will be departing immediately following competition Sunday approximately around 4:00pm.
Swimmers will call home Sunday afternoon to let parents know what time to expect then at the West
Seattle YMCA Sunday evening. A more detailed itinerary once final entries are complete in Mid
February.
Lodging: Please note family members are responsible for reserving and paying for their own rooms.
We have reserved 33 rooms at the Comfort Inn for the 2009 YMCA Regional Swim Meet. Families are
expected to stay at this hotel so that the team can best participate in coaches meetings, team dinners,
and team breakfasts together. In addition, swimmer transportation to and from the pool will be from the
Comfort Inn.

Please note, if you are unable to attend this travel meet with your swimmer, please discuss with Coach
Rod directly.

Rooms sell out very quickly as the meet gets closer, please reserve your room reservation as soon as
possible. When calling for your reservation, please reference WSY Dolphins, and you will need a credit
card to hold your reservation.




COMFORT INN & SUITES
477 NW PHOENIX DRIVE TROUTDALE, OR 97060
Phone: 503 669 6500 Email: gm.or127@choicehotels.com
Contact Information
Group Name: WSY DOLPHINS              Group Number: 100862
Arrival Date:   Friday, March 6, 2009 Cut-Off Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009
Departure Date: Sunday, March 8, 2009
Group Rates

Room Type Single Double Child Extra
NK        69.99 69.99 0.00 0.00
NQ        69.99 69.99 0.00 0.00
NQQ       74.99 74.99 0.00 0.00

Food: Swimmers will need a sack lunch and a few snacks for the Bus ride on Friday March 6th.
Swimmers will need money for dinner Friday and Saturday evening. Breakfast will be provided for all
swimmers and bus riders staying at Comfort Inn on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th. Lunch and
snack items will be provided for all swimmers at the swim meet Saturday and Sunday. We will be having
a team dinner on Saturday night, following the meet. More details to come later.

How do I sign-up??
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Sign up on the website, under “events” before Sunday February 1 . Registration fees are due by
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February 16 , to WSY Swim Team. (Put payments in Swim Team Drop Box.)

Volunteer Information: We will have volunteer positions available for this meet, if you have not yet
fulfilled your volunteer hours required for the year, this is a great opportunity to do so. Examples of
positions available are timers during the meet, chaperones during the bus ride (bus transportation cost is
waived for these positions), and a food coordinator. Please visit “job sign up” on the website listed under
the regional event.

				
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