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General Meet Info

 

Meet Information

Dual Meets:

Swimmers need to let their coaches know by 7 PM Wednesday night if they will swim in the Saturday meet.

Consult your coach if you do not know what events to swim.

All swimmers may not get to swim all of their preferred events. We have a large team and will make every effort to accommodate each swimmer.

Who swims in an event is based on best times with the final decision by the head coaches. Any questions should be directed toward Curt.

These are our priorities in order of importance:

  • Preparation for the Championship meet at the end of the season
  • Attendance at practice
  • Coach and swimmer agreeing to experiment with a new stroke
  • Coaches will generally swim the three fastest swimmers in the first heat.


If a swimmer in a later heat has a faster time, they will be given the opportunity to swim in the faster heat at the next meet.

The number of heats in an event may be limited. By league rules, only the short freestyle events (event #s 21-30) are guaranteed unlimited heats.

Elk’s home meets will always try to have a minimum of two heats per event if we have the swimmers.

League rules also limit each swimmer to three (3) individual events and two (2) relays per meet. Only individual events are scored for “High Point”.

Relays: The four fastest swimmers will make up the relays each week. Places on the relays may change from week to week, based on competition and practice times. The final decision of who swims rests with the coaches.

Warm up times for each age group will be emailed before the meet.

Swimmers entered in the medley relays may be scratched if they are not timely for warm-ups.

 

Scoring and Ribbons

• Only swimmers in the first heat can score points and place, with the exception of the short freestyle events (#s 21-30).

• A team can score points for all three (3) places in relay events.

• Most meets will award ribbons for places 1 through 6 in individual events and 1 through 3 in relays.

• BEST home meets will award ribbons for places 1 to 12 in individual events and 1 to 6 for relays.

• At away meets, only swimmers finishing in the top 6 places are awarded ribbons.

• Ribbons are available for pick-up by Tuesday after the swim meet in the swimmer’s ribbon box at the Elks pool.

Dual Meet points are scored:

 

Place

Individual

Relay

1st
6
8
2nd
4
4
3rd
3
2
4th
2
0
5th
1
0
6th
0
0

 

League Championships points are scored:

 

Place

Individual

Relay

Place

Individual

Relay

1st
20
40
9th
9
18
2nd
17
34
10th
7
14
3rd
16
32
11th
6
12
4th
15
30
12th
5
10
5th
14
28
13th
4
8
6th
13
26
14th
3
6
7th
12
24
15th
2
4

 


Pre-Team Meets


• We will have two "Pre-Team Only" Meets

• Pre-teamers can swim one, two, three or all four individual events at the Wednesday night pre-team meets.  The events are 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m butterfly, and 25m freestyle.  

• There are no relays.

​•  All swimmers receive ribbons for the events swum.

• The meet lasts about 1-2 hours