Lobo Invite February 9-10

Monday, January 28, 2019 9:16 AM Tags: no tags     Categories:

Dear Sun Devils,

We are excited to have our second club meet of the season, the Lobo Invite.  This meet is for every diver in our program (Future Champs and JO) who meet the requirements.  We encourage all to attend as this will get our competition juices flowing for the Spring Season, plus we always have a nice time.  If you are unsure of your requirements, please ask your diver's specific coach if they are eligible.

Lobo Invite - meet information with schedule are attached.

Hosted by - Lobo Dive Club

Pool Site - University of New Mexico Siedler Natatorium

Johnson Center, 1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131

SDD Coaches Attending -  Marc Briggs & Connor Dignan

PLEASE - Email Me & your diver's specific Coach  ASAP to let us know if you will be:

- Attending
- Not Attending
The sooner we know you will be attending, the better prepared we can have your child and their dive list's ready. Coaches will send "Diver Lists" to register specific dives between February 1-3.

Registering for the Meet

To register you will use divemeets.com  The meet and schedule should be posted online soon.

Diver's Age Group & Level

Your diver MUST compete using the age they will be on December 31, 2019.

Rules - We will now begin using the New USA Diving Rules that were passed for 2019.  I have attached the JO (Junior Olympic) Rules sheet to see what dive groups are required for each age.  I've also attached the FC (Future Champions) rules for all the newer divers.

Please Email your Child's specific coach for questions about their dive list prior to registering, or if you're not sure whether they are FC (Future Champions) or JO (Junior Olympic).  Allow us adequate time to respond by emailing your coach a minimum 24 hours prior to our registration deadline with questions.


FC (Future Champion) - Future Champions Age Groups & Level

7-Under, 8-9-10, 11-12-13, 14-15-16, 17-18-19   (Bronze, Silver or Gold Level)

JO (Junior Olympic) - Age Groups consist of: 9-Under, 11-Under, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18

Most JO divers have registered before, so you may just sign up using your old list or the generic one attached.  Once registered you and their coach can update dives in the system as we get closer to the meet.



Host Team - Event Entry Fees: Wasn't listed...I'm assuming $31.00 per event + other service fees from divemeets.com.

Events include:

SDD - Competition Fee: $45.00 per diver.

After the competition takes place, you will receive an Invoice from PayPal - Sun Devil Divers LLC.
Competition Fees will be due 10 days upon receipt to avoid our $15.00 late fee.
This fee helps with SDD coach's travel, room, food, club expenses and time at away meets.

Time Line & Schedule

Attached you will find the schedule of events.  Please look it over to determine what days your diver(s) will be competing when setting up your travel times.

Understand there will be NO official time line until the meet closes for sign ups online. Even after sign ups close...meet directors often have to switch things around to even out numbers or events.  Because of this we can never give an exact timeline till the day prior.  This will all be based on how many divers sign up.  If you are a diver in the first event...this does not mean you need to stay the entire day.  Once your event has ended and awards are handed out...we encourage you to stay and cheer on your teammates, but understand if you need to go.


Friday February 8th  5-7pm - We ask that all divers competing be at the pool by 5:00pm.  You may arrive a little earlier to begin stretching out of water and check in at registration if they have a table.

Saturday & Sunday February 9-10th - When I send out our final timeline the day prior to the meet, it will have our practice times and times to arrive at the pool.


In recent years it has become increasingly difficult to get a block of rooms for various reasons.  We ask that you please book your own rooms and stay where you like, but encourage you to talk with other SDD teammates and stay together if you can.  Our coaching staff typically get the cheapest thing we can find to save the club money. Please book soon as things will fill up!


Hotel notes from meet director:

Presently rates online all under $100 a night, a few recommendations.

Native Lodge $93 (great place new mexico vibe, nice bar and starbucks right next door)

Crown Plaza $92

Uptown has a vibe with outdoor shopping lots of restaurants. Sheraton uptown, Hilton garden inn, Albuquerque Marriott.


Team Dinner

We always enjoy having a team dinner.  PLEASE Email me if you would be gracious enough to set something up for us Saturday February 9. I will email you with our Numbers as we get closer to the meet, but plan on 30-40 at 6:30pm.  We also would love a place with separate checks.

As always please let me know if you have any questions and have a wonderful day!