Dec 2, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021
November, 19 2021
Gold, Platinum, Silver


Meet Name:                
Capital Classic
Meet Host:                 
December 2-5, 2021
Triangle Aquatic Center
275 Convention Drive
Cary, NC 27511
The meet is open to all TYDE swimmers who have at least one qualifying time.  See the Order of Events/Qualifying Times document below or on the TYDE website Time Standards page (Under the Times tab).

All athletes who have achieved one Capital Classic qualifying standard are eligible to swim a maximum of 6 events between Friday and Sunday but not more than 3 events per day. Thursday night events will not count towards the (6) total events.
This is a closed YMCA/USAS Approved Meet.  Each participant must be a member of a local YMCA for a minimum of 90 days prior to the first day of the meet and must have a full privilege annual membership at that YMCA to be eligible. Each participant must have only represented their YMCA in competition for a period of 90 days prior to the first day of the meet.
An athlete is eligible for any race in which they meet a Capital Classic time standard. All athletes entering a bonus event in the 200 Butterfly, 200 Backstroke, and 200 Breaststroke, must have a Capital Classic time standard in the 100 distance of that same stroke. All athletes entering the 400 IM as a bonus event, must have a capital classic time standard in the 200 IM.
There are no qualifying standards for the 12 and under 50 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke or 50 Breaststroke events. To qualify for the meet, 12 and under athletes must have a Capital Classic standard in any events other than the 50 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke, or 50 Breaststroke. If 12 and under athletes qualify for the meet, but do not make the qualifying standard in the 100’s of stroke, they can still enter the 50’s of said stroke. 50’s of events count towards the entry limit.
The 12 & under 200 Butterfly, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, 400 IM and 500 Free (top 24 entered athletes only) are all TIMED FINAL events that will only swim in the preliminary sessions.
Team Trip:                       
TYDE will be offering a team trip option for swimmers 13&Over.  Additional information will be provided as soon as possible.
Thursday:  Timed Finals
Fri – Sun:  Prelims/Finals
Timed Finals
Warm Up
Meet Start:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
Warm Up:
7:00 a.m.
Meet Start:
9:00 a.m.                
Warm Up:
4:00 p.m.
Meet Start:
5:30 p.m.
The session start times may be adjusted based on entries and cleaning schedules. Final times will be communicated within 24 hours after the entry deadline.
*PLEASE arrive on deck ready to swim 20 minutes prior to the warm up start time for check in and last minute instructions.
Please see the Order of Events list and Qualifying Times Standards posted below on the meet information page.  Coaches will make all event selection decisions but encourage swimmers to discuss their preferences with their coach. 
Entry Limit:                
3 individual events per day with a limit of 6 events for the meet. 
The events listed below are positive check-in events.  Check-in must be completed by the times listed below or the athlete will be scratched from the event.
1000 yd. Freestyle before 4:30 p.m.    Thursday
400 yd. IM                      before 8:45 a.m.    Friday
500 yd. Freestyle            12 and under before 4:30 p.m. Thursday
                                      13 and over before 8:45 a.m.    Saturday   
1650 yd. Freestyle before 8:45 a.m.    Sunday
$150 per swimmer  (this is for ALL swimmers, team trip will be billed separately)
* The above tiered fees include all individual entry fees, facility fee, NCS travel fund surcharge and TYDE admin fee. 
*Does not include Time Trials ($15)
Entry Fee Payment Note: 
When you sign up for this meet online, you authorize the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina to charge the account on file with TYDE for the total amount due per the entry fee amounts listed in the information above.  If you wish to use an alternate method of payment for these entry fees, you must email [email protected] prior to the meet registration deadline.  You also acknowledge that payment is non-refundable regardless of illness, injury or any reason that may not allow you to participate in this meet.  
Individual Events   1st – 16th per event
20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11        Championship Heat
10-7-6-5-4-3-2-1                     Consolation Heat

40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22        Championship Heat
20-14-12-10-8-6-4-2                Consolation Heat
Arena “Hot-Heats”
Mayberry Heats – RC Cola & a Moon Pie
Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams
Concessions will be available through the Fresh Healthy Café in the Lobby of the Triangle Aquatic Center
This is a championship-style meet therefore Tech Suits are appropriate for those 13 and over.  12 and Under swimmers can wear Speedo Aquablades or Speedo Vanquishers.
Prelim Team Apparel:                      
Thursday – Favorite TYDE T-shirt (or Game Day Theme)
Friday - This season’s Black TYDE T-shirt
Saturday – Capital Classic T-shirt (for team trip participants)
Sunday – New Long Sleeve white TYDE T-shirt
THEME NIGHTS (determined by YOTA)
Thursday Night- Game Day- Going the Distance!! (wear your favorite college or pro team gear)
Friday Night- Aloha Ya’ll!! (Hawaiian/Tropical attire)
Saturday- ARRRR Matey PIRATES!! (It goes without saying)
Sunday- Merry Christmas!!! (self explanatory)
Through our partnership with DalySeven Hotels, if you book a room where the team will be staying, $25 from each of your nights will go back to TYDE.  Please consider staying at the Hampton Inn and not only supporting the Curruthers Family and TYDE.  It's a Win-Win.
Capital Classic Rate - $109
Dec 2-5
PARKING: Parking in the TAC lot is reserved for officials and coaches only. Meet participant parking is available the shopping mall lot adjacent to the pool. Illegally parked vehicles are liable to be ticketed or towed by the local Police Department at the owner’s expense.
ADMISSION FEE: There is no admission fee for those wishing to spectate at this meet.
HEAT SHEETS/PROGRAMS: Heat sheets will be available on Meet Mobile for free. Finals heat sheets will be FREE and available upon entry into the spectator seating.
CONCESSION STAND: Concessions will be available through the Fresh Healthy Café in the Lobby of the Triangle Aquatic Center.
ATHLETE APPAREL: Athlete apparel will be available at the Triangle Aquatic Center swim shop located in the lobby of the aquatic center. We will have the Capital Classic T-shirt available for sale in the lobby!!!
SEAT SAVING POLICY: Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Please do not save seats for anyone. Spectators may not stand or sit in the isles during the meet.
HANDICAP SEATING: This facility is handicap accessible and ADA compliant.
  • No Flash Photography at the start of competition races.
  • No personal chairs are allowed in the spectator area
  • Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children. Children are not allowed to roam the facility unattended.
  • The use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms, locker rooms, or behind starting blocks.
  • Spectators are not permitted on deck unless volunteering for the meet.
  • No smoking, drugs, or alcohol are permitted in the swimming complex.
  • No outside food will be permitted in the facility
  • Operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited at this meet.
  • Parents needing access to their athlete during the meet in a closed-deck environment can contact their children directly via cellphone and arrange to meet them.  Should parents be unable to contact their child directly, they should see the Meet Marshal. In the case of an emergency, please call and/or text Jerry Foley (570-412-1458).