Hosted Meets

Whitby Dolphins Hosted Meets

  • A swim meet is a swim competition between 2 or more swim teams or clubs.
  • Swim meets vary in size from local meets through regional, provincial, national and international competitions.
  • Meets can be hosted by a single club or co-hosted by 2 or more clubs and can be located at any pool (not just their home pool).

Your Whitby Dolphins have been building a reputation for hosting successful meets. And we’re getting better with each meet we host.

It’s this reputation that prompted Swim Ontario to contact us to run the swimming portion of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in July 2017. This was very successful and we received countless compliments for our efforts. 

Even Swim Ontario has recognized us for our efforts at NAIG with a special recognition award at their annual Awards Banquet Sept 23, 2017.

The 2016/2017 swim season was busy with hosted meets. We hosted 4 meets:

  • Local (Spring Splash at Whitby),
  • Regional (Central Region Small Team Champs at Markham),
  • Provincial (Ontario Team Challenge at Markham) and an
  • International (NAIG at TPASC) swim meet.

The 2017/2018 swim season will see a similar level of commitment to our hosted meets. We will be hosting 3 meets: a Local, Regional and Provincial level meet.

In addition to our own Spring Splash swim meet in April 2018, we continue to host the Ontario Team Challenge meet now in May 2018 and we have been selected by the Central Region to co-host the ‘B’ Team Champs in February 2018 with Mississauga Aquatic Club.

For those that don’t know, the Central Region of Swim Ontario represents the clubs in the area encompassing Halton (except Burlington which is part of Western Region), Peel, York, The City of Toronto, Durham and Northumberland.

To summarize, we are hosting a local, regional and provincial level swim meet as follows:

Central Region ‘B’ Team Champs
February 8-11, 2018
Markham PanAm Centre Pool, Markham, ON

Whitby Spring Splash
April 7-8, 2018
Anne Ottenbrite Pool, Iroquois Sports Complex, Whitby, ON

Ontario Team Challenge
May 25-27, 2018
Markham PanAm Centre Pool, Markham, ON

Hosted swim meets are very crucial to the sustainability of a swim club. They have several main goals:

  • Raise funds for the club
  • Opportunity to train members in various officials and non-official roles
  • Elevates the club branding within the swimming community
  • Shows off our ability to host quality swim meets
  • The kids have fun and love it (the most important goal or all)

You will be asked to support your club in organizing and running these meets. In the interim, if you have any questions on how you can help, please email me at

Go Whitby!

Derek Mitchell
Meet Committee Chair & Board Member – Hosted Meets
Whitby Dolphins