BISC strives to ensure that swim meets are one of the most rewarding and fun parts about swimming. We highly encourage our swimmers to participate in as many meets as possible during each swim season. Swimmers compete in their own age group and ability level.
In USA Swimming, there are two seasons: short course and long course. The short course season is the “winter” season and runs from late September to the beginning of April. Meets are held in 25-yard pools and events are recorded as Short Course Yards(SCY). The long course season is the “summer” season and takes place from mid-April to the beginning of August. Meets are typically held in 50-meter pools(Olympic) and events are recorded in Long Course Meters (LCM).
Each season culminates with the Local, Regional and Zone Championships. In order to attend Championship meets, you must qualify by meeting a set time standard. As a team, BISC is a member of Pacific Northwest Swimming (PNS). The Classes of Swim Competition BISC most frequently participates in are governed by PNS Rules & Procedures. These procedures identify the eligibility, classification, type, order and timing of all events swum at these sanctioned meets. Through out both seasons BISC also offers inter-squad and home meets to prepare swimmers for the more rigorous sanctioned meets.
SCY = Short Course Yards
SCM = Short Course Meters (we rarely swim in SCM meets)
LCM = Long Course Meters
PNS Silver & Gold Age Group Time Standards
Occasionally, silver or gold times may be required to qualify to enter a meet. They also serve as motivational standards.
Championship Meet Qualifying Standards 2014-2015
- 2014 PACIFIC NORTHWEST SWIMMING SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
DECEMBER 18-21, 2014 -Qualifying times for PNS ShortCourse Championships - Federal Way, WA. - Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center - All Current Qualifiers (the following documents are on PNS website and are updated by PNS):
- SPEEDO CHAMPIONS SERIES
March 11 - March 15 2015, Federal Way, WA: Qualifying Times
- NORTHWEST AGE GROUP REGIONALS
March 19 - March 22. 2015, Federal Way, WA Qualifying Times. All Current Qualifiers (the following documents are on PNS website and are updated by PNS):
- 2014 PACIFIC NORTHWEST AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPSJuly 31 - August 2, 2015, Federal Way, WA Qualifying Times.
- OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
June 26 - July 3. 2016 - Omaha, NE. Qualifying Times.
USA Swimming Age Group Motivational Time Standards B- AAAA