Heights High swimming and diving teams host alumni meet Nov. 21
The Cleveland Heights High School swimming and diving teams will host their annual Black & Gold Meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Traditionally an inter-squad meet that serves as practice prior to the competition season, this year’s event will feature a celebration of the opening of the school’s new natatorium and a reunion for team alumni.
The meet will begin at 6 p.m. with an opening ceremony and recognition of alumni, current team members, and participants in the youth program. Alumni are invited to swim in the meet, and non-swimming alumni are encouraged to attend, as well, as the program seeks to reconnect with former team members.
Members of the Heights Tigersharks, the Cleveland Heights Recreation swim team, are also invited to swim, as the 2017 Black & Gold Meet showcases the past, present and future of competitive swimming in the Heights.
An after-party will be held at the Wine Spot on Lee Road following the meet, where alumni will be able to mingle and share stories of their glory days.
The natatorium is located at the newly renovated high school, at 13263 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights. It is located on the northwest corner of the building, near the football stadium (diagonally across the building from the site of the former pool), and is accessible from Washington Boulevard.
The 2017 Black & Gold Meet is free and open to the public. Team alumni and their families are asked to RSVP by Friday Nov. 17. To RSVP, or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Budin is the head coach of the Heights High swim team and an alumnus of the school and team.