Swim meets are organized throughout the year for various ability levels so that even novices can participate in the competitive experience. Meets are an important part of the training and the swimmers are encouraged to attend the meets each time. Our team will attend PNS organized swimming meets. For each meet, we will notify parents or swimmer through “primary email contact” listed in the registration form for event registration. Be sure to read the meet information file and identify the number events and time standards required to attend, then submit the meet event registration for your swimmer according the instructions from the email. In general, short course meets will start in October each year, and the meet schedule will be finalized in late August or early September at PNS team coach’s meeting. Short course meets will finish in March of each season with the PNS Sectional Championship meet in late March and, prior to it, the PNS championship meet scheduled for early December. Both will require qualifying times to attend. Throughout monthly PNS meets, swimmers will have ample opportunity to qualify for PNS Championship meet in December and then for the Sectional meet in March. Detailed qualifying times for each age and gender can be found at PNS website or our team website (http://www.pdswimteam.org). Year to year, qualifying times for each age group can change slightly so be sure to check the time standard at beginning of the season. In addition, our team will attend special PNS invitational meets when it is appropriate for the team. Starting April of each season, PNS will begin long course meet and our team will attend them as arranged through PNS and schedules allow. We will announce our long course meet schedule in Feb-March (usually) once PNS finalizes the meet schedule. The long course meet will end with the PNS Long Course Championship meet in late July each season. After that meet, out team will also finish our current season.
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