Reporting Late to I-Day

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  1. classOf2016

    classOf2016 Member

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    I have already been approved to report late for I-Day 2012. (I will be reporting June 29th mid-afternoon...40 hours late.) What should I expect on arrival? For example, will I still go through the stations to receive uniform/shoes/haircut? Room assignment? Medical exams? I'm sure I will get yelled at a good bit more... :wink: Any knowledge of what I'll miss in those first few hours would be wonderful.
     
  2. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    You'll likely have one (or two, or three) very confused roommate.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Classof2016,

    They won't leave you behind. I guess you will find out what the experience is like on June 29th.
     
  4. 1964BGO

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    Plan on being very busy the first few days catching up on what your classmates have been accomplished. I missed a week due to infected blisters on my feet and was amazed at how much I had to makeup to get back on track with my classmates.
     
  5. NavyHoops

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    I concur, some very confused room mates! Your room mates will probably just be coming out of shell shock and then you show up really making them confused. Just try to jump on board with everything as fast as possible and be a part of the team and you will be fine. As mentioned I suspect you will be very busy playing catch up on initial issue and other items. I am sure there will be some one on one attention, but nothing you won't be able to handle. Good luck!
     
  6. calebss310

    calebss310 USNA Class of 2016

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    Mind telling us why you'll be late? Just curious :rolleyes:

    And what other events would grant late arrival approval?
     
  7. classOf2016

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    US Olympic Swimming Trials run through the 28th. I'm being recruited for swimming so the coaches asked for permission to allow me to compete and report late.
     
  8. Vista123

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    Alllllrighty then....
    Good luck!
     
  9. kinnem

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    Thanks for the laugh Vista! I could absolutely hear your tone of voice as you "said" that! I was wondering myself. It's Academy related as well so its OK by me! I wonder when there was last a midshipmen on the Olympic team! Good luck classof2016! Hope you do well and make the cut! :wink: :thumb:
     
  10. william2337

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    Go Navy! Beat...world? Haha
     
  11. calebss310

    calebss310 USNA Class of 2016

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    :yllol: Two very good laughs that I needed today
     
  12. goldenlion

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    I was wondering how the academy was going to handle the Olympic trials this year since it conflicted with their schedule.

    You probably aren't the only recruited swimmer with this problem. You should ask the coach to see how many of your future teammates are in this dilemma.

    Since the military is a lot of hurry up and wait, your inprocessing may be much more efficient since you will be doing it in a small group or individually. If you know any current midshipmen, you may want to get with them ahead of time to learn those tasks, like shining shoes, folding clothes, and making beds, that they teach the first few days.

    Thanks for posting and Good Luck.
     
  13. classOf2016

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    I agree; it will be interesting to see how things play out. I know of a handful of other athletes that have already qualified for various team trials who will be reporting late, too. In fact, one mid reported for I-Day and flew to compete immediately after the oath of office. They make some interesting exceptions to the rules every now and then. I suppose it makes sense, since the Olympics are another means to represent the United States on an international scale (and perhaps, to represent the NAVY...) Good publicity and such.
     
  14. DeskJockey

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    The last time that a mid was on the Olympic team was in 1960, when the Naval Academy 8-man crew rowed for the US. The last Navy grad on an Olympic team was David Robinson (Basketball, 1996).
     
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    That's awesome! Good luck at the trials!
     

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