Special Meet Basics

SPECIAL MEETS

DIVISION RELAY CARNIVAL

Every year on the Wednesday evening after the 3rd A Meet of the season, each of the 18 divisions comprising the NVSL holds a Relay Carnival at one of the division’s pools. Every team in each division may send one (and only one) relay team for each event competed at the Relay Carnival. Only relays are swum at the Relay Carnivals. The events competed at the Relay Carnivals are:

  • ​Girls 18 & Under 200 SC Meter Freestyle Mixed Age Relay

  • Boys 18 & Under 200 SC Meter Freestyle Mixed Age Relay

  • Girls 8 & Under 100 SC Meter Medley Relay

  • Boys 8 & Under 100 SC Meter Medley Relay

  • Girls 9-10 100 SC Meter Medley Relay

  • Boys 9-10 100 SC Meter Medley Relay

  • Girls 11-12 100 SC Meter Medley Relay

  • Boys 11-12 100 SC Meter Medley Relay

  • Girls 13-14 200 SC Meter Medley Relay

  • Boys 13-14 200 SC Meter Medley Relay

  • Girls 15-18 200 SC Meter Medley Relay

  • Boys 15-18 200 SC Meter Medley Relay

  • Girls 8 & Under 100 SC Meter Freestyle Relay

  • Boys 8 & Under 100 SC Meter Freestyle Relay

  • Girls 9-10 100 SC Meter Freestyle Relay

  • Boys 9-10 100 SC Meter Freestyle Relay

  • Girls 11-12 100 SC Meter Freestyle Relay

  • Boys 11-12 100 SC Meter Freestyle Relay

  • Girls 13-14 200 SC Meter Freestyle Relay

  • Boys 13-14 200 SC Meter Freestyle Relay

  • Girls 15-18 200 SC Meter Freestyle Relay

  • Boys 15-18 200 SC Meter Freestyle Relay

Just as for A Meets, an email will be sent to those swimmers who have qualified to represent Highlands Swim at the Divisional Relay Carnival. As only one team is registered for each event at the Relay Carnival, the whole team must forfeit if a designated swimmer does not participate. It is very important that swimmers confirm their participation with the coaches via the TeamUnify webpage for this event. Please do not leave the meet after swimming in your relay. Please check with the coaches to make sure you are not entered in another relay event.

The Division Relay Carnivals are scored meets. The winning team is officially recognized and receives a trophy. Times from the Relay Carnivals of all 18 NVSL divisions are collected, and the relay teams with the top 18 times are invited to the All Star Relay Carnival.

ALL STAR RELAY CARNIVAL

Every year on the Wednesday evening after the 4th A Meet of the season, the top 18 relay teams for each event competed at the Division Relay Carnivals are invited to compete at the All Star Relay Carnival.

Just as for A Meets, an email will be sent to those swimmers who have qualified to represent Highlands Swim at the All Star Relay Carnival. It is very important that swimmers confirm their participation via the TeamUnify webpage. A team that qualifies for the All Star Relay will be allowed one substitution as long as three of the swimmers who qualified are swimming.

The All Star Relay Carnival is a scored meet. The winning team is officially recognized and receives a trophy. NVSL also uses the points each team scores at the Division Relay Carnivals and All Star Relay Carnival to seed NVSL teams in the 18 divisions.

DIVISION INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP MEET (Divisionals)

Every year on the last Saturday in July, each of the 18 Divisions comprising the NVSL holds an Individual Championship Meet (referred to as “Divisionals”) at one of the division’s pools. Each of the six teams in the division sends its two fastest swimmers in each event, for a total of 12 swimmers or two heats for every event. In addition to the individual events that are part of the A Meets, swimmers also compete in the Individual Medley at Divisionals.

Each swimmer can swim only two events at Divisionals. If a swimmer has one of the top two times in more than two events, he/she will be able to pick the events in which he/she wants to participate. This opens up slots for other swimmers. Not all teams enter two swimmers for each event. When this happens, other teams have an opportunity to add an additional swimmer from their team. These slots are filled based on who has the fastest time. Also, on the day of Divisionals, a swimmer may have an emergency or an illness which prevents them from swimming. Other swimmers will have the opportunity to fill those spots.

For seeding purposes at Divisionals, each swimmer’s fastest A Meet time is used. This is true even if a swimmer has a faster B Meet time. If a swimmer does not have an A Meet time for the event, then the swimmer’s B Meet time is used.

No team scores are kept for this meet; it really is for the individual swimmers. The times from each of the 18 NVSL Divisional Meets are collected, and the swimmers with the top 18 times, plus two alternates, are invited to swim in the Individual All Stars.

INDIVIDUAL ALL STARS

Individual All Stars is always held the first Saturday in August. The swimmers with the 18 fastest times in each event from Divisionals qualify for All Stars. Two alternates are also designated. There are three heats for each event at All Stars. No team scores are kept for this meet; it really is for the individual swimmers.