Rails Ready For District Meet

The day the Rails have been working for all season is almost here!

Districts is Saturday (2/4) at Roosevelt. Here’s when all those mornings, weight-lifting days, Saturdays and swimming 7000+ yards makes the difference. The team has been tapering down for Districts for a couple of weeks. This allows them to be at their peak on Saturday, very in shape and well-rested.

The guys will be aiming for their best times all season, hoping to send several individual events and all three relays to the State meet. And it won’t be easy! Every team in the state is hoping to do the same thing on the same day.

Come cheer on the Rails in our FAN SHIRTS! The meet starts at 12:30 p.m. and  admission is $5. Remember nine teams will be at this meet – come early to get good seats!

How Swimmers Qualify For State
There are six districts meets held in Iowa on Saturday and they all start at 12:30 p.m. Teams across the state will be aiming to swim their fastest to earn one of the limited spots to the state meet. Swimmers qualify for state by being in the Top 24 of their event (or relay) out of the entire state on Saturday. There are no ties and even the District Champion of each event isn’t guaranteed a spot.

There are no “cut-times” to hit and the athlete must be at peak performance on Saturday. A disqualification means the swimmer can’t swim at state even if they were fast enough to go during the season.

In other words – 12 weeks of work comes down to one Saturday.

We hope to see you there to cheer on the guys for their big day.

Do you have middle school or club swimmers? Interested in what a high school meet is like? This is the most important one all season and it would be a great one to attend. Our district has the number 1, 3, 10 and 12 teams in the state at it – so there will be outstanding swimming to watch.

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