BSW C/B/BB+ Meet
The BSW C/B/BB+ Meet is October 2 and 3, in Brentwood. This meet is for all Purple Prep, Purple, and Gold swimmers. Enter online a.s.a.p. as this meet will likely fill before the published entry deadline.
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What does all this mean?
BSW - this is the club code for the meet host.
C/B/BB+ Meet - this is an age group meet and those letters refer to the Pacific Swimming 8&Un time standards and the USA Swimming Age Group time standards and tell you who is elibible and what divisions are awarded. Those time standards are divided up into different levels, between B and up to AAAA.
Who is eligible? For each individual event...
- The C means any swimmer with a time slower than a B time is elibible to enter. It also means that if you do not have a time in the event, you may estimate a time and enter that event. Often times, NT or No Time entries are not accepted. Scroll to the bottom of the page for estimating guidelines.
- B means any swimmer with a B time is eligible to enter.
- BB+ means any swimmer with a BB time or any of the faster time standards (A, AA, AAA, or AAAA) may enter.
What divisions are awarded? At this meet, there will be 3 award divisions in each event for each age group.
- The C means that swimmers with entry times slower than B will be awarded as one division with 1st through 8th place ribbons.
- The B means that swimmers with B entry times will be awarded as one division with 1st through 8th place ribbons.
- The BB+ means that swimmers with BB entry times (and faster) will be awarded as one division with 1st through 8th place ribbons.
- Additionally, any swimmer who swims a new A time in a specific event will be awarded an A medal.
This meet is for all Purple Prep, Purple, and Gold swimmers. - When we post and email the meet info, it says which groups should enter this meet. For our team, this meet is for all Purple Prep, Purple, and Gold swimmers (but not for our Senior swimmers).
Enter online a.s.a.p. as this meet will likely fill before the published entry deadline.
- Each family is responsible for entering their swimmers in most meets. This explains the process.
- There are two big problems for USA Swimming Age Group meets in our area. First, there aren't enough meets to meet the demand for all the swimmers who would like to compete. Secondly, there is a time limit (thankfully) for how long a meet can last (usually until about 2:00 p.m. for age group meets). As entries are received, host clubs monitor the estimated timeline of the meet through the entry websites. Once the estimated timeline reaches the limit, entries are closed and no more swimmers may enter, even if the published entry deadline is days or weeks later. Sometimes, meets fill in as little as 24 hours. The important thing to know is that AS SOON AS ENTRIES OPEN, SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES.
- Online entries run through two different 3rd party websites. If you run into any trouble with fastswims.com or swimconnection.com, stop and fill out the paper entry form and mail it in a.s.a.p. (paper entries with postmarks that are the same day as when online entries were closed are accepted by the host club). Then email [email protected] and I will try to help you with the online entries process.
Click here for the meet sheet. - This brings you to the .pdf file of the meet sheet. This is the official rules of the meet as sanctioned by Pacific and USA Swimming. It is a lot to read, but chock full of good information.
Check back soon for online entries. will be updated to Click here online entries. - This brings you to the websites mentioned above. You should start an account with each one when you enter a meet. You will be using these websites to enter meets through your swimming career.
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Estimating an Entry Time - These are rough estimates on the slow side. It is always better to be entered too slow than to be entered too fast.
Estimating a 25-yard entry time:
- Enter the B time plus 5 seconds
Estimating a 50-yard entry time:
- Double your 25-yard time for that stroke and add 10 seconds.
- Enter the B time plus 5 second
Estimating a 100-yard entry time:
- Double your 50-yard time for that stroke and add 10 seconds.
- Enter the B time standard plus 5 seconds.
Estimating a 200-yard entry time:
- Double your 100-yard time for that stroke and add 15 seconds.
- Quadruple your 50-yard time for that stroke and add 30 seconds.
- Enter the B time standard plus 5 seconds.
Estimating a 500-yard or longer entry time:
- Check with your coach.