Clippers Swim Team

Columbia Aquatics Association

Maryland Swimming
Level 4

Sport Fair Winter Classic 2016 Team Selection Process

The Clippers Swim Team is participating in the Sports Fair Winter Classic Invitational Meet scheduled for December 8, 2016 through December 11, 2016 at George Mason University. Invited teams are limited to entering 80 swimmers in the meet.

The Clippers Coaching Staff invites 20 swimmers from each of the 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15 & older age groups to participate in the meet.  However, due to such factors as availability, depth of age group, etc. there may be more or less than 20 selected in each age group. 

The Clippers Coaching Staff uses their best judgment in considering the criteria below to select the swimmers invited to participate. The criteria is not listed in order of priority as some of the criteria is not relevant to each age group.  While it is difficult to have a perfect selection system, the staff feels this is a fair and objective process.

Swimmers selected for the roster are contacted by October 31, 2016 via email and must provide meet availability no later than 9am November 3, 2016.  Selected swimmers must also agree to the Participation Requirements listed below.

Roster Selection Criteria

  • Swim times from January 1, 2016 through November 1, 2016
  • Scoring potential for each age group for individual and relay events
  • Developmental readiness - physical and mental skill set for a prelims and finals meets
  • Injuries, illness and discipline issues
  • Practice and Meet participation
  • Attitude

Participation Requirements

  • Swimmers accepting a spot on the Winter Classic Meet Roster must be available for all prelims and finals sessions beginning on Thursday night through Finals on Sunday evening
  • Swimmers must be available for relays for both prelims and finals sessions
  • Zero or credit balance in escrow account
  • Parents must be available to volunteer as a timer as required by the host team