Greater Richmond Aquatic League (GRAL) CHAMPS 2013

CHAMPS will be held on August 3rd and 4th at the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (GRAP) pool.  For more information about GRAP, please visit their website or click here for directions to the pool.

2013 CHAMPS Order of Events


Champs Days

All 8 & Unders will swim on Friday, August 2 in the evening.

Midgets and Juniors (9-12 year olds) will swim on Saturday, August 3.

Intermediates and Seniors will swim on Sunday, August 4.



Champs practice times are different than the regular season. Mite and Midgets (10 and Unders) will swim from 8:30-9:30 in the mornings and 5-6 in the afternoons.  Juniors, Intermediates, and Seniors will swim from 9:30-10:30 in the mornings and 6-7 in the afternoons.  The first day of Champs practice will be Thursday, July 25 (both morning and afternoon practices).  On Friday, July 26, there will only be morning practice, because of Water Country.  The following week practices will be held in both the mornings and afternoons.  On Friday, August 2, we will go to lunch at 11 at Panera by VCC.


Champs Registration

Registration for Champs will be on Wednesday, July 24 at the Club House (rain date is Thursday).  Even if you are not attending Champs, you will still need to attend registration to make sure you get a t-shirt. 

The process will be the same as last year - stations. 

Station 1: Each swimmer will receive a sheet with their qualified events listed for each category. If your swimmer has qualified in more than four events, coaches will be available to help swimmers decide. Once the swimmer has decided, they record the information on the second sheet.  Each event is $2.50. Relays will be paid for by Ashcreek.

Station 2: All qualified swimmers will be receiving a free Ashcreek Champs t-shirt.  A mock up of what the t-shirt will look like will be available.  Additional tshirts for siblings, parents, and grandparents can be purchased.

This year, GRAL has multiple options for their Champs t-shirts.  The logo on the front and back are the same as last years, they just have multiple color shirt options.  These are $10.

Also Heat Sheets can be purchased at this time.  These list all the events so swimmers and parents know event number, heat, and lane assigned to the swimmer.  The ads are also placed in the back.

Station 3: This will complete the process of registration, because it is where you will pay! So parents, bring your checkbook and swimmers, bring a parent!

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Natalie at

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