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Upcoming Meet Schedule

Use the following links to mark your calendar early and plan ahead for meets.

The Killer Whales Swim Team may not participate in all of the meets listed on these schedules. Additionally, the team may schedule other meets that are not on these schedules. You'll receive email notifications regarding upcoming meets in which the team plans to participate. In addition, you can watch for upcoming meets on the Home Page or on the Calendar > Team Events.

Some of the meets listed on the schedules require certain time standards for swimmers to be eligible to participate. Look at the "Meet Qualifying" column on the schedules. For example, some meets require "Slower Than BB" times, "Faster Than BB" times,  "A and Faster" times, and some meets are open to "All Ages" and have "NQT" or "No Qualifying Time" requirements. Learn more about USA Swimming Time Standards.

 

Short Course Schedule  |  Fall / Winter (October - April)

More short course meets:

  • November - Mark J Braun Fall Classic - Spire Institute (Typically the weekend before Thanksgiving; Time standards apply)
  • Early to Mid April - ISCA East Elite Showcase Classic (Ages 14 and under; Time standards apply)

 

Long Course Schedule  |  Summer (May - August)

More long course meets:

  • June - The Holtrey Summer Classic - Spire Institute (Typically the third weekend in June; Time standards apply)

 

How Meets Progress From Local to the Olympics

Meet Progression Pyramid

Local Level (Junior Olympics / Age Group Champs):  We compete in the Allegheny Mountain Swimming Local Swimming Committee (LSC). (View a map) Swimmers compete in the meets listed in the AMS Short and Long Course Schedules to earn time standards that allow them to compete at the Age Group Champs and Junior Olympics. Swimmers with certain time standards then can compete at the Zone / Sectionals level.

Zone / Sectionals Level:  We compete in the Eastern Zone. (View a map)

  • USA Swimming divides the Local Swimming Committees (LSCs) into four zones: Eastern, Central, Southern and Western.
  • Zones are the zonal championship meets for age group swimmers.  At Zones, each LSC compiles a team of its fastest age group swimmers to compete against other LSCs in the same zone, and these swimmers compete under the name of their LSC (not their clubs).
  • Sectionals are the zonal championship meets for senior swimmers. At Sectionals, swimmers generally compete under their own club’s name.

Futures Level: Futures provides swimmers with a stepping stone between Sectionals and Junior Nationals. The Futures meet is like a “junior” Junior Nationals.

National Level: View the USA Swimming > Events page to review all events at the National level.

Olympic Trials: View the USA Swimming > Olympic Trials page.