Mercer Varsity & Novice Parents/Athletes,
Mercer Sprints will be held this weekend. Some athletes will be racing both Saturday and Sunday. Below is the schedule for the weekend. Please make sure to look closely at the time the athletes are expected to arrive at the boathouse based on what boat they are in.
A few items to be aware of for Mercer Sprints:
-Athlete drop off: Please drop athletes off at the boathouse and proceed to the opposite side of the lake for spectating. Once athletes arrive at the boathouse on race day their undivided focus is required by their coach. Parents hanging around the boathouse can cause distractions for both coaches and athletes. We ask that all parents drive over to the other side of the lake and view the regatta with all other spectators (this is also the best vantage point for watching races). After your athlete’s race is over and they have been dismissed by their coach they may be picked up. We thank you in advance for respecting this request.
– Novice athletes are asked to arrive wearing the white Mercer racing shirt and black spandex. Varsity athletes are asked to have their Mercer Uni for racing. Please make sure athletes come wearing layers as it will be chilly in the morning but should warm up as the day progresses.
– We are still in need of some volunteers for Saturday afternoon and Sunday. I am asking that our novice program fill those spots as our athletes are not racing during those times. Volunteering is a great experience for athletes new to the sport. Please click here to sign up to volunteer.
– Food — There will be food on the boathouse side for the athletes. If you have signed up to bring the food please have it at the boathouse at the appropriate time. If your first race is later in the day, please don’t wait until you get to the boathouse to eat your first meal of the day.
– Tentatively we are working with the PHS bus driver to run a shuttle service from the boathouse to the marina side. Trips will run every half hour. Please stay tuned for confirmation.