Atlanta 1996. That was really fun.
PVS Junior Olympics 2012 – not so much.
It was hands down the worst meet I have ever spectated.
It is interesting because the meet was very well run. The starters did a great job. They kept to the timeline. Results posted accurately and quickly online. Kids were lined up at the appropriate time and races were not missed. I would give them an A+ on that.
I won’t bore you with the long list of why this was the worst meet I have ever gone to but by Sunday late afternoon people were literally cheering when their kids did not make finals. Hello, University of Maryland was the only option for a meet this size. Who was in charge of this decision?
It is never good when there are about 10 of these parked out front, along with the fire marshal. When the fire marshal has no interest in having dinner with his wife and kids and instead sticks around that is your first clue that you have about 10 times more adults that allowed shoved into one facility.
I would love to say I lost five pounds at the meet but unfortunately I carb loaded with my 12-year-old.