TYPES OF MEETS
Time Trials-Sunday, May 21, 2017
This meet gives each swimmer the chance to establish a baseline time in all of the individual events: Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly and Individual Medley (for swimmers 8 & older). Every swimmer is encouraged to swim all of the events. Some swimmers chose to skip a stroke if they are not comfortable in that event. These are not official times and cannot be used for a County qualifying time.
Rancho Colorados is a founding member of the Lafayette Swim Conference. Other members of the conference are LMYA, Oakwood, Pleasant Hill Dolfins, Springbrook and Sun Valley. Throughout the season, Rancho will participate in dual and tri meets with teams in our conference. These meets are not scored.
Non-Conference Dual Meets
In addition to our Conference meets, Rancho swimmers participate in dual meets with other clubs in the area as our schedule permits. These meets are not scored and swimmers are encouraged to try for best times.
Battle Of The Ages – June 24-25, 2017
This two-day “Big” meet allows swimmers to compete with other swimmers in the county that are exactly their age. The age of the swimmer on June 15 will determine which age group the swimmer will compete in. (9 year olds swim against 9 year olds and 10 year olds against 10 year olds, etc.) This meet is an excellent opportunity for younger swimmers to participate in a “Big” meet before our Conference Championship in July. All Rancho swimmers are strongly encouraged to participate in this meet.
Lafayette Swim Conference Championship – July 29-30, 2017
The culmination of the swim season is the Conference Championship Meet. This is the most important meet of the summer, and we hope all families will make an effort to participate. The week of the meet is a time for team building and fun, and the weekend is the culmination of each swimmer’s hard work over the summer. Each swimmer is encouraged to swim three individual events at the Conference Championship. Final heats for the top twenty qualifiers in each event and team relays are in the afternoons. This is a fun meet for all swimmers, with lots of “hype”, spirit, and friendly rivalries. This meet location is Acalanes High School.
Please try to avoid vacations on this date.
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at “Big” meets.
Contra Costa County Championships – August 12-13, 2017
The Contra Costa County Championship Swim Meet has been the county’s premiere invitational meet for the last 53 years and is open to all recreational swim teams in Contra Costa County. This is the final meet of the season and is hosted by LMYA at Acalanes High School. Swimmers must qualify for this meet by achieving a County "gold" time in an event. We hope that every swimmer who qualifies for this meet will swim. Training and social activities are organized for the week of the meet. Some swimmers who have not qualified may still be placed on a relay team for Rancho. All parents of participating swimmers will need to work a shift at this meet.