Tri-County Swim Conference
The Tri-County Swim Conference is a swimming league comprised of 8 teams in the South Central region of Wisconsin - Baraboo, Cross Plains, Mt. Horeb, Mazomanie, Sauk Prairie, Spring Green, Sun Prairie, and Wisconsin Dells. Anyone living in the school district of a particular team is eligible to swim for that team.
Tri-County dual meets are weekly during June and July. There are 7 dual meets and a 2-day Conference Championship meet (always the last weekend of July).
Age is computed as of June 1st each year to determine the age group in which swimmers compete. Swimmers are allowed to swim in at most 3 individual events and 1 relay OR 2 individual events and 2 relays at each dual meet. Some swimmers will swim for points and some will swim exhibition as determined by the coaches. Teams are limited to 3 swimmers per event to swim for points. Teams can have unlimited relays, typically 2-4. All swimmers must report to the clerk of course at swim meets, which is a staging area for their events.
Individual events in meets include: freestyle, backstroke, individual medley (IM), breaststroke, long free, and butterfly. Relays include medley relay and free relay.
Conference Meet (Held at Baraboo Indoor, Middleton High School Indoor, or Sun Prairie Outdoor)
Eligibility – Must have swum in 3 conference dual meets throughout the season to be able to participate in this end of season meet.
Entries - Teams are allowed to enter 3 individual swimmers per event and 3 relays (the C relay is considered exhibition)
Preliminaries – This is a pre-seeded meet, which is scheduled the Saturday following the last weekend of dual meets. Warm ups are 7:20 – 8:40 AM, with the meet starting at 9:00 AM. The morning events include: freestyle, backstroke and individual medley. A lunch break is taken with the opportunity for each team to warm-up before afternoon events begin. Afternoon events include: breastroke, long free and butterfly.
Finals – Finals for individual events and all relays take place on Sunday. Warm-ups are the same as Saturday followed by opening ceremonies before the start of the meet. Sunday finals run in the same order as a dual meet, including the relays. Individual events are seeded using the results from Saturday's preliminaries with places 1 to 8 swimming in the final heat, places 9 to 16 swimming in the consolation heat, and places 17 to 18 serving as alternates in case of missing swimmers. Relays are timed finals.
- Medals for 1st through 6th place finishers for relays, 1st-3rd for individual events.
- Ribbons for 7th through 16th place finishers for relays, 4th-16th place for individuals.
- Sportsmanship Award is presented to the team awarded the most votes for showing good sportsmanship throughout the season
- Trophies are awarded to top scoring teams as well as top point-winning age groups for both girls and boys.