For the second consecutive week, swimmers around the area will be forced to adjust to a new schedule for swimming championships with forecasts of a snowstorm set to hit the area this weekend.
Last week, teams were forced to swim timed finals during the preliminary heats – with only the National District holding separate preliminaries and finals. The National District held finals on Monday after snow postponed Saturday’s event.
With the forecast again calling for snow on Friday and Saturday, county administrators have set a new schedule to assure the regional championships are held this weekend.
The girls’ and boys’ preliminaries will be run as timed finals in case snow cancels the finals, which are set to be held on Saturday.
The girls’ preliminaries will be held Thursday night at Oak Marr RECenter at 5:30.
, while the boys’ preliminaries will be held early Friday. Officials are still waiting to confirm the time of the boys’ preliminaries, though the meet may start as early as 1 p.m.
Boys’ diving will be held Thursday night at Audrey Moore RECenter at 5:30 p.m.
, and girls’ diving is schedule for 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Audrey Moore.
UPDATE: Thursday night’s girls’ swim preliminaries were held as timed finals and likely will be the final results for the meet, though there is an outside chance a finals will be held next week. Tentatively, a boys’ preliminaries (run as a timed finals) will be held at Washington-Lee pool next Friday, Feb. 12.
That decision is still waiting final approval.
Northern Region boys’ diving was held last night, and the girls’ diving will be held next Friday, Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Audrey Moore RECenter in Annandale.
“This is to our knowledge the best we can do,” said West Potomac assistant director of student activities Barbara Mahony.