Swim Meet Protocol:
Q: How do I enter a Swim Meet?
A: You will receive an email asking if your Swimmer(s) will attend the scheduled Swim Meet. If your Swimmer(s) will not be attending the scheduled Swim Meet, then ignore the request (no reply needed). If your swimmer(s) will attend, please respond "Yes your Swimmer(s) will be attending". When confirming if a swimmer(s) will be attending a scheduled Swim Meet, please name each swimmer or swimmers electing to participate in the scheduled Swim Meet. Secondly, Swim Meets are typically span over a three day period. Pay close attention to the "Meet Sheet" found as an attachment on the "Event" Tab. If your swimmer is not able to attend all days of the Swim Meet, please make the notation. If there is no notation outlined in the response email, ALAC will enter the swimmer(s) into all days of the Swim Meet and Swim Meet fees will be due. Remember, all competitive swimmers are required to attend scheduled swim meets. Missing swim meets may lead to fees being applied to your account.
Q: What Swim Meets are swimmers required to attend?
A: Click on the "Events Tab". All Swim Meets ALAC will attend will be located on the "Events Tab". All competitive swimmers are required to attend scheduled swim meets. Missing swim meets may lead to fees being applied to your account.
Q: Do the Coaches pick the swimmers events for all Swim Meets?
A: YES. Swimmers must leave their comfort zone and challenge themselves at each and every swim meet. The Coach will pick swimmers events based on IMR and IMX valuations.
Q. May a swimmer submit their best summer league times when entering a meet?
A. No, a swimmer may only use times from a sanctioned USA Swim Meet or FINA Swim Meet. While in some Swim Meets its legal for a swimmer to enter an event entering "NT", or No Time, it is very important swimmers only submit times obtained during a USA Swim Meet or FINA Swim Meet
Q. How much does it cost to enter an event at a scheduled Swim Meet?
A. Cost vary Swim Meet to Swim Meet. Approx. $6.00/event is a sound estimate. Swimmers will need to read the "Meet Sheet" posted as an attachment on the Events Tab. All important information about a swim meet will be found in the "Meet Sheet". Remember, after clicking the "Events" Tab, select the Swim Meet and then look for the PDF attachment.