"A" Relay Carnival line-ups are determined by the head coach, just like A meets line-ups. Swimmers who are not available to swim for A Relays need to sign out in the same way they need to sign out for A meets and let the coaches know they are not swimming at A Relays.
Once the seeded entries for A meets (dual, relay and All Star meets) are submitted and shared with the team, changes to entries will only be made in the case of a seeded swimmer’s inability to swim in the scheduled meet.
The 1st place relay team of each event at the A Relay Carnival is seeded for the All Star Relay meet, except for the two relays swum in dual meets: medley relay and the graduated free relay. According to MCSL rules, the Division's winning team is entered for these two relays.
If a relay team qualifies via the A Relay Carnival to swim in All Star Relays, the relay team members who swam in the A Relay Carnival will swim that relay at All Star Relays, except in the case of a swimmer’s own scratch.
If a swimmer scratches, the Head Coach will determine the alternate swimmer.
B Relay Carnival
A swimmer is eligible to swim in this meet if:
- He/she did not participate in the ‘A’ Relay Carnival.
- He/she participated in only one event of the ‘A’ Relay Carnival.
- Participants of two or more events in the ‘A’ Relay Carnival are not eligible.
- Swimmers will sign up to attend the event and the Coach will seed the relay teams.
Swimmers must "Opt In" on the website, i.e., commit to the meet, indicating that they are available to swim, in order to be eligible to participate in a B relay team. Swimmers who do not "Opt In" will not be eligible to participate in this meet. Unlike a dual meet, if a swimmer is chosen to swim in a relay and then does not show for the meet, the entire relay must be scratched and 3 other swimmers are affected, so commitment to attend is critical.
Coaches organize the B meet relay teams which are announced 1-2 days in advance of the meet. Coaches try their best to get all swimmers who commit to participate in a minimum of one relay event.