What is a swim meet?

Description of Swim Meets:


Dual Meets:  The Torpedoes participates in several dual meets.  These are meets that run similar to high school meets where two teams (or 3 in some cases) compete against eachother.  Swimmers may swim up to two individual events and two relays.  Meet times may vary, please see schedule web page for more information.  You will need to sign up for these meets on our website prior to the deadline.    Coaches determine what events swimmers will compete in, so you will only need to indicate whether or not you are attending. Please take into consideration that there are times when a swimmer may need to swim exhibition due to the number of swimmers on the team. 


YMCA Invitationals:  Torpedo swimmers have the opportunity to participate in optional invitational swim meets.  These are away meets sponsored by an area YMCA are usually an all-day affair with awards given to top placers.  Information regarding these events will be posted well in advance on the website events tab and schedule page.  With these meets, you choose your events. 


YMCA Divisionals: This meet is required for all swimmers.  You can not go onto League Championships unless you qualify AT Divisionals.  This meet is the championship meet for our division.


YMCA League Championships:  All swimmers who qualify at divisional are required to participate at championships.


YMCA Zone Championships:  Time standards for the Zone Meet are determined by the YMCA Zone Committee. We are members of the Great Lakes Zone and compete against swimmers from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia. 


YMCA Nationals: This is the highest level of competition for a YMCA swimmer.  The qualifying times are tough, as is the level of competition.