Meet Policy

 

Meet Policy

 

Reasoning behind the policy

Swimming is generally not considered a team sport. However, Piranha Swimming is a team which stands behind each of its athletes.  The swimmers perform better when they have the team there cheering and supporting them.  It is not fair to the swimmer who is swimming in the last event if the rest of the team has already left because they are done. The meet policy allows for everyone on the team to be supported by the team regardless of event placement.  The swimmers spend a lot of time training together and supporting each other during practice and it is important for them to continue that same support throughout the entire session. 

Timed Finals

Each swimmer must stay on deck until everyone in their age group has completed all of their events for the session.  Each swimmer must check in with the coaches before leaving. 

Local Trials/Finals

During the prelims session, each swimmer must stay on deck until everyone in their age group has completed all of their events for the session.  Each swimmer must check in with the coaches before leaving. 

During the finals session everyone who qualified to swim that night or is an alternate must stay until the entire team is done swimming regardless of age group.  Each swimmer must check in with the coaches before leaving. 

Travel Meets as a Team

Everyone will attend finals each night regardless of if they qualified or not.  Everyone will stay until the entire team is done swimming each night. 

Travel Meets with Parent Transportation 

See Trials/Finals

Everyone swimming at the meet is expected to attend finals on the nights when they are swimming the following day.  For example: a Friday, Saturday and Sunday meet swimming all three days- everyone is expected to be at finals on Friday and Saturday regardless if you qualified or not.  If you do not qualify for finals on Sunday then you are not expected to stay for finals on Sunday night.  If you do qualify for finals or are an alternate, you are to come to finals on Sunday night and stay until the entire team is done swimming.

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Please plan meet days/weekends accordingly.  Keep the policy in mind as you determine if you can or cannot attend a meet.  Generally, sessions are about 1 hour of warm up and 4 hours of racing.  If you are unable to meet the team meet policy, then you should not attend the meet for that day. 

Failure to follow the meet policy could jeopardize your future meet involvement and status as a Piranha.