Swim Meets

Swim Meets


At Burlingame Aquatic Club, swim meets are our way of teaching sportsmanship, team spirit, positive attitudes and goal-setting. We expect our members to observe the Meet Schedule and enter all meets offered at their level. Many meets are open to all swimmers, whether or not they have competed before. Championship Meets like Junior Olympics or Far Westerns are important BAC team focus meets, and swimmers who qualify must attend and contribute to the total team effort.

How to Enter Meets


Swim Meet Guidelines

What to Bring to a Meet

Swim Meet Do's and Don'ts

Meet Schedule

Fueling for a Swim Meet

How to Enter Meets

Meet information comes in Meet Sheets from Pacific Swimming. Read all information carefully and follow the entry instructions. Most meets will fill up and close before the entry deadline, so don’t wait until the last minute. As soon as a link to the meet sheet is posted, you will be informed through email.

For most meets, Pacific Swimming uses a portal called Swim Connection. Through the link provided by the coaches, you can use Swim Connection to enter your swimmer into most meets, with a small processing fee.  

You may enter every event for which you meet the minimum or maximum time standard listed on the meet sheet. If you have questions about which events to enter, consult with your coach.


Each BAC swimmer is given a registration card with their USS registration number. It is a 14 character, alphanumeric sequence composed of swimmer-specific information as shown in the example below:


USS number 042496JOSBSWIM
Six digit birthdate, including zeroes 042496
First three letter of first name (Joseph) JOS
Middle initial or ‘*’ if no middle name (B.) B
First four letters of last name (Swimmer) SWIM


Swim Meet Guidelines

Swimmers must participate in warm-ups on swim meet days. Warm-up times for the meet are listed on the meet sheet, and often in emails. Please be on time.

Please note that the coaches of BAC feel very strongly about the necessity of a good team warm-up at all swim meets. When you come to the meet late, it puts stress on staff and other swimmers. Coaches find themselves spread too thin, running individual warm-ups for the late-comers, and starts and pacing for the kids who started on time. To avoid this:

1. Check in and write your event numbers on your hand.
2. Report to coach for stretching and warm up.
3. Check the posted line-up for your heat and lane.
4. Tell your coach your heat & lane so they can watch you swim.
4. Report to your lane with plenty of time to get focused.
5. Ask for your time immediately after your race. Keep a record of your times from each meet.
6. See your coach after each race. The coach will evaluate your race and offer suggestions.


What to Bring to a Meet

Team swim suit

Water bottle

Team caps (2)

Waterproof sunscreen, sunglasses

Goggles (and a spare pair)

Log book for recording times

Towels (one per event )

Ice chest with nutritious snacks

Team t-shirt, sweats or parka

Beach chair

Boots or shoes

Games or books

Old blanket or sleeping bag


Swim Meet Do's and Don'ts

  • DO conserve your energy. Stay off your legs (save them for the pool); wear shoes for warmth and protection; wear shirt and hat to reduce exposure; stay out of the sun.
  • DO be on time (or early) for everything including: stretching, meet warm-up, and team meetings.
  • DO cheer for your teammates. Everyone performs better when they see supporters at the end of their lane.
  • DON’T become dehydrated. Drink plenty of water or other liquids (but not soda).
  • DON’T get sunburned. Apply waterproof sun block repeatedly throughout the day.
  • DO eat healthy food and snacks. Fruit, bagels and sports drinks make good between-race snacks. In general, avoid items with a lot of fat, fiber or refined sugar.
  • DO bring activities like games and puzzles. The meet may last several hours.
  • DON’T leave swimmers unattended at swim meets. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
  • DO have fun!!

2017-18 BAC Short Course (Through April, 2018)/Long Course (Through August, 2018) Meet Schedule 

Date Meet/Location Registration Group(s)
September 23, 2017
Keller Cove Swim (Richmond, CA)
Junior 2, Varsity, Senior Prep, Senior
September 30-October 1, 2017
DACA C/B/A+ (Cupertino, CA)
Waves, Neptune, Triton, Poseidon, Junior 1, Junior 2, Varsity, Senior Prep
September 30-October 1, 2017
Marin Pirates Senior Open (Novato, CA)
October 28-29, 2017
BAC Spooky Meet (Burlingame, CA)
All Groups
November 4-5, 2017
PASA Invite​ (Palo Alto, CA)
Qualified Swimmers
November 11-12, 2017
PSL C/B/A+ (Pacifica, CA)
All (Non-PASA Invite Swimmers)
November 11-12, 2017
AAA Senior Circuit (Orinda, CA)
Senior Group (Select Swimmers)
November 30-December 3, 2017
Arizona Holiday Festival (Tempe, AZ)
Qualified Swimmers
November 30-December 3, 2017
Husky Invitational (Federal Way, WA)
Qualified Swimmers
December 5-9, 2017 Winter Junior Championships (Iowa City, IA)
Qualified Swimmers
December 9-10, 2017
DCD C/B/A+ (Daly City, CA)

All (Non-Travel Meet Swimmers)

January 20-21, 2018
Zone 1 North Championships (San Mateo, CA)

Qualified Swimmers

January 27-28, 2018 SCSC Senior Open (Santa Clara, CA)   Senior/Senior Prep/Varsity
February 3, 2018

10-un Championships (Sunnyvale, CA)

  Waves/Neptune/Triton/Poseidon (Qualified Swimmers)
February 10-11, 2018 PASA C/B/A+ (Palo Alto, CA)   Waves/Neptune/Triton/Poseidon/Junior 1/Junior 2/Senior Prep (BB-)
February 16-18, 2018 SRN Closed Invitational (Santa Rosa, CA)   Qualified Swimmers
February 17-19, 2018 ACSC Senior 2 Trials & Finals (Santa Cruz, CA)   Senior Group (Qualified Swimmers)
February 22-25, 2018 Juanita Allington Memorial Senior Meet (Clovis, CA)   Senior Prep/Senior (Qualified Swimmers)
February 24-25, 2018 BAC C/B/A+ (Burlingame, CA)    All Groups
March 1-4, 2018 CA/NV Sectionals (Carlsbad, CA)   Qualified Swimmers
March 16-18, 2018 Pacific Swimming Junior Olympics (Pleasanton, CA)   Qualified Swimmers
March 24-25, 2018 LAMV C/B/A+ (Mountain View, CA)   Waves/Neptune/Triton/Poseidon/Junior 1/Junior 2/Varsity/Senior Prep
April 5-8, 2018 Far Western Championships (Santa Clara, CA)   Qualified Swimmers
April 21-22, 2018 BAC C/B/A+ (Burlingame, CA)   All Groups
May 5-6, 2018 LAMV C/B/A+ (Los Altos Hills, CA)   All Groups (Non-High School Swimmers)
May 13, 2018 Post-CCS Walk-On Meet (Santa Clara, CA)   Varsity/Senior Prep/Senior (High School Age Swimmers Only)
May 19-20 PASA C/B/A+ (Los Altos Hills, CA)   All Groups (Non-High School Swimmers)
June 7-10, 2018 Summer Sanders Senior Meet (Roseville, CA)   Qualified Swimmers
June 16-17, 2018 BSC C/B/A+ (San Mateo, CA)   All Groups
June 14-17, 2018 Santa Clara Pro Swim Series (Santa Clara, CA)   Qualified Swimmers
July 6-8, 2018 Pacific Swimming Junior Olympics   Qualified Swimmers
July 13-15, 2018 WCAB Senior 2 Trials & Finals (Walnut Creek, CA)  

Senior Group

July 14-15, 2018 DACA SCY C/B/A+ (Saratoga, CA)   All Groups
July 19-22, 2018 CA/NV Sectionals (TBA)   Qualified Swimmers
July 26-29, 2018 Far Western Championships (Moraga, CA)   Qualified Swimmers
July 31-August 4, 2018 Senior Western Zone Championships (Clovis, CA)   Qualified Swimmers
August 2-5, 2018 Futures Championships (TBA)   Qualified Swimmers
August 7-11, 2018 Summer Junior National Championships (Irvine, CA)   Qualified Swimmers