Tri County Invitational and Conference Meet Information
The Tri County Conference has 2 end of season meets to accommodate all of our swimmers.
The Conference Meet takes place on the last weekend of July each season. Each team has 3 entries per event. An individual is limited to 3 individuals and 1 relay or 2 individuals and 2 relays. Coaches determine the line-ups based on times and optimizing the potential number of points scored. Line-ups are announced at the beginning of the week of conference.
The Conference Meet itself consists of preliminaries on Saturday for all of the individual events. The meet starts at 9am and ends about 4pm with a lunch break. There are warm-ups before both the morning and afternoon sessions.
On Sunday, the day starts with warm-ups and an opening ceremony with a presentation of all teams in a parade. The meet begins shortly after with the medley relay and runs in the order of a typical dual meet. Individual events run 2 heats with swimmers who placed with the top 16 fastest times on Saturday, places 9-16 followed by places 1-8. Final placement is determined by the Sunday race and points scored accordingly. Relays run only on Sunday with final placement determined by the fastest times of all of the heats combined. An individual swimmer who places 9th – 16th on Saturday cannot achieve higher than 9th place on Sunday.
Following the last races, the points are tallied, there is a meeting of team coaches and presidents, and the results are announced.
For those swimmers who do not qualify to swim individual events at conference (though they may swim in relays) the Invitational is a meet with all individual events hosted by either Cross Plains, Mt Horeb or Sun Prairie on the Tuesday night before conference. Awards are given for places 1-6. There is no team competition, but only on an individual level. It is a great event and lots of fun!