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Meet Types

Swim Meets

The various types of meets are as follows:

  • Time Trials – This is the club’s own swim meet, usually held 3 – 4 times per year and is used to give novice swimmers meet-like experiences or to provide all swimmers with opportunity to achieve qualifying times for upcoming events.

  • Novice/Pass Meet – This is a competition for entry level swimmers up to 12 years of age.

  • Dual Swim Meet – Usually consists of two clubs arranging a sanctioned event to provide a competitive training and qualification environment.

  • LMR Meet – Lower Mainland Region of Swim BC meets are for individual’s attaining A qualifying standard times.

  • Invitational Meet – This meet usually has qualifying standards

  • AA Championships Meet – Regional event for AA qualified swimmers.

  • Provincial AAA Championships Meet – Highest Provincially Sanctioned Event.

  • Age Group National Championships – This competition is held at the end of the Long Course season (July). Qualifying times are age specific based on the swimmer’s age on the first day of the championship. For boys the age groups are 13 & Under, 14 yrs, 15 yrs, 16 yrs and 17&Over. For girls the age groups are 12 & Under, 13 yrs, 14 yrs, 15 yrs and 16 & Over.

  • Westerns National Championships - This is a short course competition held at the end of the short course season (early February). Qualifying times are open; they are not age group specific.

  • Senior National Championships - This is the highest level meet in Canadian swimming. It is from this meet that swimmers are sometimes selected to the National Team. There is a spring Nationals and a summer Nationals each year. Qualifying times are open; they are not age group specific.