GKAISA City Meet Championship- Meet Info
Hello Gulf Park Families- following you will find important information about the GKAISA City Meet Championship. Please take a moment to read through this information.
GKAISA City Meet Championship
Where: UT Campus - Alan Jones Aquatic Center
Address: 2200 Andy Holt Ave SW, Knoxville, TN 37916
Preliminary Day 1 - Sharks 10 and under swim Thursday, July 25th
SWIMMERS IN TENT: 1:45 PM
WARMUPS: 2:20-2:40 PM
WARM UP LANES: Diving Side Lanes 1-3
MEET STARTS @ 3 PM
Preliminary Day 2 - Sharks 11yrs. and up swim Friday, July 26th
SWIMMERS IN TENT: 7:45 AM
WARM UPS: 8:10-8:25
WARM UP LANES- Diving Side Lanes 1-3
MEET STARTS @ 9 AM
Championship – Saturday July 17th. Warmups begin at 7am. The Top 18 swimmers (all ages) from preliminaries for each event of the previous two days will return for the final championship score. The top 16 swim, 17 & 18 are alternates.
WARM UPS: TBD
WARM UP LANES Diving Side Lanes 1-5
VOLUNTEER MEETING: 8:10AM
MEET STARTS @ 9 AM
Pools: This meet uses one pool for boys (8 lanes at the pool closest to the diving well) and one pool for girls (10 lanes in the pool closest to the scoreboard) on Thursday and Friday for preliminaries, and then one 8-pane pool for the Finals session on Saturday. Pool depth is 8-feet at ends, 9-feet in the center. Seating for the 1,284 spectators is available in the balcony overlooking the pool for free. Only workers and coaches are allowed on the pool deck.
Gulf Park Tent: Like last year, our tent will be located between the girls and boys clerk of course behind the Allan Jones Aquatic Center. See the attached map for the specific location.
Parking will be available in the garage across from Allan Jones Aquatic Center at a cost of $5 per vehicle. There will be no “in and out” privileges. Free parking is available at the lot at the Metron Center across from Kingston Pike, however we will not have a shuttle. It is approximately a 1-mile walk. Please make sure to allow plenty of time to get your swimmer to the tent and ready for warmups as there will be heavy traffic around the aquatic center.
No traffic will be allowed on UT Drive between the Student Aquatic Center and the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center. Drop-off and Unloading will only be allowed in the right lane of Andy Holt Avenue in front of the Student Aquatic Center (SAC). NO PARKING or leaving an automobile will be permitted there at any time during the meet. ABSOLUTELY NO UNLOADING in front of the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center. The street is not wide enough, and officers WILL WRITE TICKETS to persons who block traffic by stopping there. Police officers will be present to direct traffic and ensure everyone’s safety
Radio GKAISA will operate at 88.1 FM and keep families up to date on the status of events.
What to Bring
A large tent will be provided for our entire team. It will be warm so please plan accordingly to ensure you keep your swimmers cool and hydrated.
Please bring/donate healthy food items/drinks to share with the team. We will have a table set up in our tent.
Thursday swimmers- healthy snacks
Friday/Saturday Swimmers- breakfast items
Remember to pack healthy food/drink options (the meet will go through dinner/lunch depending on your day), towels, folding chairs, goggles, swim cap and a sweatshirt etc. A sharpie pen is also handy for jotting your events on your hand for reference. Many kids also bring handheld electronics, books or playing cards to pass time between events as this meet will be much longer than our normal dual meets. (Please be mindful that swimmers are responsible for all of their belongings).
We are looking forward to a fun and fast meet to end our 2019 season.