KRA swims four of the team in our division once, and we swim or closest competition twice. Divisional standings are figured out each year after The JRAC Championships.
Swim meets are between two teams and typically held on Monday nights at 6:30. This season the first meet will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 11. Exact time is still TBD.
There are six events in which swimmers can compete: Individual Medley (Midgets and older), Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle Relay and Medley Relay. In a meet each swimmer may swim a maximum of four races, no more than three individual events and a relay.
Swimmers compete against other swimmers of the same sex, age group and competitive classification. Please see below for age and competitive classifications.
Age Classifications as of June 1st
Mites 8 and under
Midgets 9 & 10
Juniors 11 & 12
Intermediates 13 & 14
Seniors 15 -18
There are four competitive classifications: Novice, Regular, X and XX. These classifications are based on a swimmers time in a specific event. Please refer to the 2017 Time Standards for further details.
Novice: A swimmer is a Novice in an event in his/her age group until they have made the Regular time in that event. Please refer to the 2017 Time Standards for Regular Times. (A Novice swimmer can be entered in a Regular heat at the coach's discretion)
Regular: A swimmer is a Regular in an event in his/her age group and will swim in Regular heats until they have made the X time in that event. Please refer to the 2017 Time Standards for X Times.
X: A swimmer is X in an event in his/her age group and will swim in X heats until they have made the XX time in an event .Please refer to the 2017 Time Standards for XX Times.
XX: A swimmer is XX in an event in his/her age group and will swim in XX heats . Please refer to the 2017 Time Standards.
Novice Events: At every meet, there will be two novice events, which means that each team has no limit on how many swimmers can be entered into those events. Freestyle and one other stroke will be novice events at each meet. In addition there is always one heat of Novice IM at every meet.
Relays: Consists of four swimmers, no more than two of which may be boys. Novice relays may only be composed fo novice swimmers, while other relays can mix regular, X and XX swimmers. Relays rotate every week between freestyle and medley relays (where each swimmer swims a particular stroke in a prescribed order Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle).
Individual Medleys: Swimmers swim a 100-meter race, one length of each stroke: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.
The top six swimmers in each event receive ribbons. Coaches will hand out ribbons the last 15 minutes of Fun Practice on Tuesday afternoons. If you swimmer cannot be at fun practice they will be placed in your family folder in a file box in the swim team shed.
Mites are the only ones that receive "heat ribbons". Heat ribbons and an airhead are given to the fastest Mite in each race as soon as they get out of the pool.
-if there is rain/storm. The meet referee decided whether to delay or postpone the meet. According to JRAC policy, no meet may be canceled or postponed prior to a one hour delay. Rainouts are usually made up the following night.