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PreMeet

Pre-Meet

Be sure to review the most recent COVID-19 Sanction & Approval procedures and policies.

The text of this policy takes precedence over anything written on this page in the event of conflict.


Once your bid is approved...

  • Review the approval letter and the key dates that you are provided.

  • Complete an online save-the-date form. This is automatically submitted to the Vice-Chair of Program Operations.

  • Hire a Meet Referee.

  • ​Define the responsibilities of any key volunteers that will assist in running your meet.

  • ​Order awards (if applicable).

  • Initiate a volunteer sign-up. Plan on having extra volunteers on-hand in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise.

  • Have your Meet Referee hire an Administrative Official, and consider paying them for the pre meet work they will do.​

  • Download the most recent meet packet template from the Michigan Swimming website. (NEW 3/2021 Intrasquad or Virtual Meet Information Packet Template OR NEW 3/2021 Closed or Open Invitational Meet Information Packet Template)

  • [COVID REQUIREMENT] Download the  most recent COVID-19 supplemental sanction information document from the Michigan Swimming website. (NEW 3/2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Sanction Information Document Template)

  • Begin work on your meet packet and COVID-19 supplemental sanction information document. Do not copy information from old documents - more often than not this leads to inadvertent errors and a delay in sanctioning your meet.

  • ​Begin work on your Meet Manager file. Do not copy information from old documents - more often than not this leads to inadvertent errors and a delay in sanctioning your meet.

  • Submit your meet packet and Meet Manager file as early as possible. This must be submitted 60 days prior to the start of your meet. Failure to comply will result in an automatic fine, appealable only to the Michigan Swimming Board of Directors. (Click here to initiate this process: Submit Meet Packet/Meet Manager File)

Once the meet is sanctioned...

  • Remember that entries open 28 days prior to the start of your meet (for all meets except Intrasquad or Virtual).

  • Remember that entries close 14 days prior to the start of your meet (for all meets except Intrasquad or Virtual).

  • Unlocked Meet Manager file submitted to Michigan Swimming Office at [email protected].

  • Reports are run to verify timeline and that all athletes are registered. You will be notified by the Office of any action that you need to take based on these reports.

  • Statistics are loaded about your pre-meet timeline.

Don't forget to finalize details...

  • ​Make any necessary signs (deck change prohibited, deck access restricted, etc.).

  • Get necessary supplies to concessions and hospitality.

  • Ensure any vendors are arranged and prepared for when they arrive to your meet.

  • Confirm that you have all necessary administrative supplies (printer, paper, labels, staplers, tape, etc.).


Not Currently Applicable due to COVID-19