Meet Rules & Information



For Swimmers, Adults and Guests


If you sign up for the meet and are unable to make the meet, PLEASE let your coach know as soon as possible in person, by phone, text or e-mail.  Their absence will affect the relay teams.


Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!  Most meets have a concession stand that sells snacks and drinks, but just in case, pack a cooler with water, Gatorade, fruit and other healthy snacks.


Arrive 30 minutes before warm-ups to find a place to settle down.  The team usually sits in one place together, so look for some familiar faces.


Cheer for your teammates!  Tell your swimmers to stay with their relay team and cheer them on until the race is over.  Do not trash talk your teammates or the swimmers from other teams.


Team members (swimmers) and parents should NEVER approach officials at a swim meet.  All questions/concerns should go to your child’s coach.  The coach will approach the correct official.  If a parent is acting as an official, they must also go through a coach if they have a concern about an official or their child.


Heat sheets are usually available for sale in the lobby or concession area of the pool.  They will list all swimmer’s events and times.  Highlight all of your swimmer’s events.  Bring a permanent marker (Sharpie) so that the swimmers may mark events on their forearms or leg.

Parents are responsible for getting their swimmer to the event.  Listen for your swimmer’s event to be called.  Your swimmer should talk to the coach before and after events.


Check with your coach before you leave the meet.  You may be in a relay at the end of the meet.


In order to be eligible for the Finals/Championship Meet, your child must swim in a minimum of 3 meets (6 individual events) before the weekend of the Finals/Championship meet.  Every swimmer has a chance to make Finals!


Junior Olympics are qualified by time and placement at one of the State Meets or by obtaining a qualifying time in any meet prior to the deadline.