*** MEETS ***
HOME MEETS - Home meets are exciting events for both the swimmer and parent(s). We have four home meets: one in September, one in November, one in January, and one in February. A few weeks before the meet, a monetary donation will be collected to help purchase food for our meets. Each parent will also be assigned a job for the meet. The events your child will be swimming on that day will be posted on the website as well as the East and North bulletin boards. Many of our new swimmers make their debut at the September or November meet(s). The November, January, and February meets have morning and afternoon sessions. The session your child swims will be determined by their age. It is very important that your child arrive on time. Warm ups are an hour before the actual start of the swim meet. If your child is late to warm-ups they may not be allowed to swim. Therefore, please have your child at the pool fifteen minutes before warm up. Your child should wear their Sachem swimsuit and swim cap. All swimmers should wear their team suit and shirt to the meet. The shirt is included with their registration fee. They should also bring a towel and goggles. Many swimmers chose to bring extra towels and goggles. Swimmers should also bring bottled water and a few healthy snacks. Some children bring money to buy a snack from the concession stand. When children arrive at the meet, they should immediately report to their coaches. Coaches will be responsible for helping the younger ones line up for their events. Parents should report to the sign in table located by the pool. You will be signed in and given your work assignment should you have not pre-selected your assignment online. One parent per swimmer must work at the meet each day that your child is scheduled to swim. The meet can only run smoothly if we have many volunteers. Parents will be fined $100 per session if they do not work at the meet. If your child is not swimming at the home meet you are still responsible for giving a monetary donation for food concession.
OTHER MEETS - In addition to our home meets, your child will have the opportunity to swim in other meets. On-line forms for these meets will available prior to the start of our short course season in the fall, and in the spring for our long course season. Parents will select the meets they want their children to attend. This information will then be reviewed and approved by their coach. New swimmers should ask the coaches to advise them on what meets to attend. Some of these meets are for all swimmers, while other meets are championship meets. In order for swimmer to be eligible for these meets they must meet the criteria for attendance, participation and financial obligation as outlined previously in this document.