Swim Meet Descriptions
P.A.S.S. (Participant Athlete Skill Session)
This is the first level of regular competition. These are regional meets with other Lower Mainland clubs (Surrey, Haney, and White Rock). Meets are 4 hours in length, 1 day only. Emphasis is skill development.
Entrance 100 Individual Medley (I.M.) legal strokes
Level 1 100 Individual Medley under 2:15
Level 2 200 Individual Medley under 4:15
200 Freestyle under 4:00
Lower Mainland Regional
These meets involve clubs from throughout the Lower Mainland. Entrance to this level is a 200 Individual Medley swum under 4:00 and a 300 Freestyle under 5:40.
Meet sessions are usually around 5 hours, over 2 days. Clubs are split up and there are generally 6-7 different clubs at a meet. Emphasis is the honing of skills over longer distances that will lead to swimmers qualifying for the next level of meet. There is also an L.M.R. Championship Meet held twice per year which has its own qualifying standards.
Our Club entrance is by invitation from the host club. Some meets are restricted to a certain level of swimmer; others are open to all club members. The inviting clubs set the time standards required to attend. We usually attend 3-4 Invitational meets per year.
“AAA” Provincial Meets
Swimmers must qualify for this level of meet using the Provincial time standards. These meets are held twice per year, once short course (25 meter pool) and once long course (50 meter pool).
These meets also require the swimmers to make a qualifying standard. There are the Age Group National Championships, Western Championships, Senior Nationals and the National Championships for Swimmers with a Disability.