Below is a List of Potential Dates for meets. I believe that these meets will be accurate but could change based on interest from swimmers and meet cancellations. This list is being provided so that families can plan their weekends accordingly.
Pass meets are for those swimmers that do not have their 4:00 200 IM. They are not sanctioned and provide a meet for swimmers to go and try out a meet. There are no stroke and turn judges at these meets. They are fun!
LMR meets mean that swimmers are required to have their under 4:00 200 IM time and perform it legally according to the FINA rules. ie two hand touches on fly and breast stroke, etc.
Tier meets have qualifying standards that rank swimmers in the top 50 in BC. Tier 1 requires swimmers to meet the 200IM time standard as well as one other event. Swimmers can then choose up to 8 events at the meet. Tier 2 only requires swimmers to make one time standard but swimmers can only swim those events that they qualify in.
The Hollyburn meets do not require the 4:00 200 IM. Also the Whistler meet does not have that standard. These meets are open to anyone that would like to go that are capable of swimming the distance of the events.
Hopes this helps to clarify the swimming Lingo. Always feel free to ask me questions! This info is new to everyone at some point and can be very confusing.
Meet List 2019/2020
October 26/27 VPSC invitational-UBC
November 2 Watermania Distance meet
November 23-Guildford-Tier 2 invitational-Longcourse -Surrey Meet
November 30/December -Hollyburn Invitational-no qualifying time required
Dec 6-8th Can Am Para Swimming Open (Not meet for Chinook)-USA
December 13-15 Watermania-This is for under 4:00 200 IM swimmers
Christmas Break Monday Dec 23- Friday Jan 3rd Inclusive-Regular programing stops during this time. Camps have extra fees associated with them.
Christmas Camp-December 30th - Jan 4th-book Pool Time for this.
Jan 25/26- Surrey Invitational
Langley LMR Champs-Feb8/9 Long Course Walnut Grove
Rapids LMR Champs-Feb 8/9 SC Watermania-Think this is the one for chinook as divided into east and west
Langley Feb 15 Long course Invitational -confirmed 8-10 swimmers with LOSC-LMR qualifying meet.
Swim BC Tier 1-Feb 21-23-CDSC
March 1 Pass Meet Hollyburn
Swim BC Provincial Championships March 5-8 2020-Island Swimmming
Spring Break Monday March 16-Friday March 27th Inclusive-Regular programing stops during this time. Extra fees are associated with camps.
Spring Break Camp March 23rd -28th-Book Pool Time
FYI only-Canadian Swimming Trials Toronto March 30-5th
Langley April 4-5 LC Walnut Grove LC-Confirmed
April 16-19 Westerns-Saskatoon
April 25/26 Guildford-Longcourse
April 29 Pass Meet Hollyburn
May 15-18 Hyack Invitational-Confirmed provincial level meet
May 25-26 Whilstler Invitational
June 6-7 LMR champs Hyack (think host for Chinook) and also held in Langley (not our host)
June 12-14 Mel Zajac
June 20th Hyack invitational Coquitlam-under 4:00 qualifying time
June 26-28 Tier 1-Kamloops
July 9-12 Tier 2-Pacific Coast Swimming-Victoria
July 10-12 Can Am Para Swimming Championships
July 25/26-possibly Surrey summer meet
July 22-27 Canadian Junior Championships-Montreal
August 6-9thNationals Canadian Swimming Championships-Kingsmen Sports Center Edmonton Alberta