Participation in meets is one of the keys to success; swimmers are encouraged to compete! Meets provide opportunities to achieve goals, improve times, experience the thrill of victory, overcome previous temporary setbacks, etc. Like any skill, the more one practices the more one will improve. Coming to practice also builds a stronger team bond, which we highly suggest.
For swimmers competing on high school teams, we encourage picking USA swimming meets wisely. Our coaches sit down with our high school athletes, happy to discuss a strategy to prepare for the high school season.