(this is a team hosted event)
Everyone is encouraged to attend time trials. Unlike meets, where swimmers can only be entered for a maximum of three individual events, at time trials (if time permits) a swimmer will swim all five individual events (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley) in which they are legal (determined by the coaching staff). These times will be used by coaches for entering swimmers in individual and relay events at meets and will also serve as a reference for time improvement awards.
Since time trials are run very much like a real meet, it’s a great chance to warm up for the season. Place ribbons are not awarded at time trials, but swimmers will learn about reporting to the Clerk of Course and some basic meet rules. Parents can try out a new volunteer position, such as a scorer or verifier, to see where they will want to volunteer throughout the season. Everyone can practice getting ready for a real meet.