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How to Sign up for a Meet

In order to sign up for a meet you will need to register through

 http://ome.swimconnection.com, follow the directions for How to Create an Account.

Once completed, follow directions on How to Enter a Meet towards the bottom

of this page.  

How to Create an Account

Here is a quick tutorial on how to set up your SwimConnection Online Meet Entry account. Now, why would you want to do this? A few reasons: 

  1. You will get a receipt in the form of an email confirmation (so no more mailing things in and showing up at the meet hoping your entry got there.)

  2. You can see what meets your swimmers are entered in and what events.

  3. Modify entry times and/or swap events up until the meet closes (sorry, no canceling entries or events; every meet sheet states a strict no-refund policy.)

  4. You can send yourself a meet entry summary. This includes time standards, entry times, spaces for heat and lane assignments, final times, etc. all bundled in a nice little pdf file that you can print out and take with you to the meet.

Now, how to access all of these great features! 

  1. First you need an account! Head your favorite browser (Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) over to https://ome.swimconnection.com/ (NOT www.swimconnection.com).

  2. Click the “Signup Now!” button.


     

  3. Enter YOUR information (don’t copy mine).

    Press Save and then... Yay! Success!

  4. Log into your email account, and you will have an confirmation email that looks something like this. Click the link that sends you to the confirmation page. (If you don't immediate see your confirmation email, it might be hiding in your SPAM folder.)

  5. Signup complete! But you’re not done yet, you need to add your swimmers to your account! Click the "Add swimmers to my profile" link.

  6. Click the “Add Swimmer” button. Then select your LSC from the drop-down menu (we service only Ohio Swimming, Pacific Swimming, Sierra Nevada Swimming and Pacific Northwest Swimming, so chances are, you're in one of those.)

  7. (a) Then, enter your swimmers' registration number in the box. It is 14 characters, in the form of:

    Birthdate (MMDDYY) then the first three letters of their first name, their middle initial if provided and then the first 4 letters of their last name, so:

    MMDDYYFFFMLLLL = Registration number

    (b) Now, some of you might say, “Oh NO! I don’t HAVE my registration card yet!!!” OR, “Oh NO! It’s not recognizing my swimmer’s ID!” That’s ok! YOU fine people will click the “Enter all info manually” link, and enter everything there exactly as you put it in on your registration form. You can create the number by following the formula above.
  8. Ta-da! Now you have swimmers in your account! Repeat for each of your swimmers that have been good and eaten their vegetables and cleaned their rooms and done their homework and are allowed to go to meets.

  9.  

How to Enter a Meet (Parents and Swimmers)

  1. Let’s start already logged into your account.

Click the name of the meet that you would like to enter

(make sure you have already had it approved by your coach!) You’ll see this:

  1. Notice that handy “Meet Sheet” link. That will download or show you the meet sheet,

where there is all the information you could probably handle about the meet, such as:

start times (although you should check with your coach on when to be there), events

offered, location, extra rules, etc. (this can also be found on the Pacific Swimming website, 

www.pacswim.org.)

Click that orange “online meet entry” button, then the “Enter” button to the

right of the swimmer you’d like to enter.

  1. You’ll see all the events in that swimmer’s age group. You can go ahead and

enter your times by hand OR if your swimmer already has times, click the

“Get All Best Times” button at the top to get best times for all of the events, or the

“Best” button to the right of the event if you’re only doing a few (don’t worry about

the “Bonus” part for now; if you need to use that, you’ll know.) You will be entered

into the events that you have left times in the boxes. Amazing!

  1. Click the “Save” button at the bottom of your screen and then it will be

saved, ​however, NOTHING is final until your pay for your events!

  1. To finalize and pay, click the “Go to Payment Page” button and then

enter all your information and make sure you READ and click the

checkbox. A pop upwill appear for you to enter your payment

information. You should receive two separate emails: a billing summary and an

entries summary. If you don’t receive them, check your SPAM folder and the email

in “My Account”.