Regular season swim meets are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Warmups generally start at 5pm and meet events begin at 6pm. Meets usually run until 9:30 or 10:00 pm. There are seven regular season meets with half being held at KSTC and half held at the opponents pool. Regular season meets are dual meets where KSTC competes against one of the other seven teams in the Southern Division. All families are expected to help out at home meets by working at least one 2-hour shift. There are opportunities to help on deck and in the concessions area.
Following regular season, any swimmers who attain an Seattle Summer Swim League Qualifying Time during dual meets are eligible to compete against all other qualifying Southern Division swimmers in a Preliminary post-season meet. There is one meet for girls and one for boys. Girls Prelims is always held the first Monday after the end of regular season and Boys Prelims is on the first Tuesday after regular season (please see the meet schedule). The top six swimmers in each event go on to compete in the Southern Division meet, which is held on Thursday of that same week. On that day, Northern Division competes in their own meet and the fastest six swimmers (in each event) from both division meets combined will go on to compete in the All-City Championship meet. The All-City meet is held on the first Tuesday in August. All post-season meets begin at 4pm.
Swimmers who do not attain a qualifying time in any individual event during regular season are eligible to compete in B-Championships, which is a fun, season-ending meet. Prizes, ribbons and candy are typically awarded. Swimmers who attain a qualifying time during B-Champs are eligible to swim in Prelims. B-Champs is held on the Thursday of the last regular season week.