Swimmers have the opportunity to participate in swim meets throughout the year. Meets are not mandatory for club membership, but are highly encouraged. A meet is a swimmer’s reward for all his/her hard work at practice! Creating community by supporting and cheering on team mates, meeting swimmers from other clubs, experiencing new surroundings, fun, and a sense of accomplishment are just a few of the rewards swimmers will receive from participating in swim meets. All meets are held in accordance with USA Swimming rules and regulations.
NOTE: Swimmers that attend meets, but not practice, will be charged the monthly dues for that particular month. Any exceptions must be approved by the ERW board.
- AGE-GROUP & CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS
The schedule is determined by the head coach. The team typically attends 1-2 meets per month, held on week-ends, at venues primarily in northern Colorado and the greater Denver metro area. The Eaton Red Waves host meets at our pool with dates to be determined annually by the Head Coach and the Board of Directors. In addition, the team attends the Northern Colorado Swimming (NCS) District Championships held each winter and summer. There are additional championship meets for those swimmers who achieve the respective qualifying times (i.e. Silver State, Colorado Age-Group State /Junior Olympics (JO), Zone, Regional/Sectional, and National championships).
- SILVER CIRCUIT MEETS
For swimmers new to competitive swimming there are Silver Circuit meets sponsored by Northern
Colorado Swimming. These meets are typically held in smaller venues and only swimmers above a certain time per event may attend. The Eaton Red Waves host 1-2 Silver Circuit meets a year.
Meet information is available at www.eatonredwaves.com . There are selected meets within our meet schedule that are designated as COACH’S CHOICE. These meets have been designated as such so that if you choose to swim in just a few meets each year, these meets will have the majority of our membership in attendance. This promotes team spirit and unity and it is a good opportunity for the new and inexperienced swimmer to have experienced swimmers and swim families nearby to help them become familiar with the meet process. Also, the COACH’S CHOICE meets guarantee to have a coach in attendance for ALL sessions. The non-Coach’s Choice meets will require a minimum number of splashes per meet session to guarantee coach attendance (see the COACHING STAFF section for more details).
ERW has an on-line meet entry process. All meet information will be sent to the family’s email of record thru the Team Unify online system. All entries will be completed on-line.