GPG Romp in the Swamp Knockout

Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
September, 22 2019
October 7, 2019
(this is a team hosted event)




“Knockout Edition”

October 11-13, 2019

Grosse Pointe South High School

This is our meet that we host. We would like all our swimmers to swim in this meet.Coaches will pick the events on Friday for the swimmers. We would like our swimmers participating on Friday as well. The events are all relays and knockout events! It will be a fun session! Please just let us know in the notes what days you will/will not be attending. New this year, knockout events for all ages on Saturday and Sunday.

Parents must volunteer for 2 sessions of this meet or pay $100 fee. This meet is a very big fundraiser for our team.

The deadline to sign up for this meet is Wednesday, September 25, 2019.


Description: This is the first fall USA swim meet for Gators swimmers. The Romp in the Swamp “Knockout Edition” Meet is a timed final short course yards swim meet. This is an ABC meet which means all swimmers can compete in this meet.


Meet Format: The Friday session is for all ages. The Friday session will include mixed relays and knockout events (all 25’s). Knockout events are 25’s of each stroke and will be limited to one full heat of each girls and boys. The knockout rounds will alternate between girls and boys heats. The last place swimmer will be eliminated or “knocked out” on each 25 until there is only one swimmer left. Coaches will pick the events for the swimmers on Friday. Please just let us know in the notes that you will be attending on Friday.

New this year! There will also be knockout events on Saturday and Sunday for all ages. There will be knockout events for the 10 & Under and 11-12 age groups in the morning sessions and open age group during the afternoon sessions. Coaches will also pick the knockout swimmers for Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday morning sessions are for all 12 & Under swimmers.

Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions are for all 13 & Up swimmers.


Awards – Ribbons will be given to the top 3 relay teams on Friday night. An award will be given to the Knockout winner of each stroke for each gender. Ribbons will be given for the top 8 finishers in each event and for each gender in the 8 & U, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15 & Over age groups for individual events.


Individual Entry Limits: Swimmers are limited to a maximum of six (6) relays or five (5) relays and one (1) knockout event on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday each swimmer is limited to a maximum of six (6) individual events.


The events and start times are on the following days:



Warmup Starts

Check in Closes

Meet Starts

Friday Evening


5:00 pm

5:15 pm

6:00 pm

Saturday Morning


7:30 am

7:45 am

8:30 am

Saturday Afternoon


11:30 am

11:45 pm

12:30 pm

Sunday Morning


7:30 am

7:45 am

8:30 am

Sunday Afternoon


11:30 pm

11:45 pm

12:30 pm

Check-In:All swimmers are required to check-in starting 30 minutes before the start of warm-up. We would like all our swimmers to check-in and be on the pool deck at least 15 minutes before the start of warmup. This allows the coaches to warmup all our swimmers together as a team. Failure to check in will cause the swimmer to be scratched from all events in that session. Check in will close 15 minutes after the start of warmup for each session. Check in sheets will be posted in the hallway by the main entrance of the building, outside the locker rooms.


Fees: $5.00 per individual event (including knock-out events). Relays will cost $8 ($2 per swimmer). There is a $1.00 Michigan Swimming surcharge and a $10.00 Gators Coaches fee to help defer the costs of the coaches for each swimmer entered.



Please make sure you indicate in the Note Section where you commit your swimmer anything you feel is important for the coaches to know. Make sure that you indicate that you will or won't be swimming on Friday! We would like all swimmers participating on Friday as well for the relays. The events on Friday are all relays and knockout events. They will be a lot of fun!

Please let us know what days you would like to swim in the meet. If nothing is put down, we will assume that means they will be swimming all days of the meet. Please let us know if you would like the coaches to help you pick your events for your swimmer. Also, coaches will make changes to their events if they feel it will benefit your swimmer, unless otherwise stated. We do not want swimmers participating in events that they are not ready for and swimming the events that they are.


Please see the attached meet packet for any additional information about the meet.