Team Suits/Uniform

All swimmers are required to wear the CCA team suit and white team cap, in good condition, at all swim meets. Please see our CCA TEAM STORE to purchase the CCA team suit, CCA Apparel and all other swim equipment!  See HERE for the swim equipmnt required for each swimmer to have for their respective year-round swim group.  Swimmers may wear any (one-piece suits for girls, jammers or briefs for boys) swimsuit of their choosing for practice along with a CCA swim cap. 

Meet Information

Meet Entries - Click HERE for Instuctions and tips before your 1st Swim Meet! 

You will recive notification from a member of the Coaching Staff when a swim meet is open with a link provided to register your swim for their events.  You will need an accoutn set up at www.swimconnectionome.com.  

Prior to the meet, you will receive a "meet cheat sheet" from your swimmer's coach. The meet sheet will contain important information about the meet, such as dates, times, location, event listing, etc. Keep the meet sheet handy until the meet is over.​

  • A swimmer's age is determined by their age on the first day of the meet.
  • Have your child work with their coach to determine which events are appropriate.
  • The entry time should be determined by using the fastest time achieved by swimmer at an USA Swimming sanctioned event. Please consider the following:
    • For a new season, use the fastest time achieved at the end of the same, last season. Do not convert times.
    • Do not use "No Time." Ask your child's coach for an "estimated time" if you do not have a time for the event

Deck Pass 

Download USA Swimming's app for your mobile device - Deck Pass.  You must create an account for your swimmer and link it to the swimmer's USA Swimming Membership.

Short Course vs. Long Course

The swim year is generally divided into two seasons. The winter or "short course" season runs from late August to early April with high school swimmers going to mid-May. The meets are held in a 25-yard pool. The summer or "long course" season runs from early April to mid-August. The long course meets are held in a 50-meter pool. Some meets are offered in 25-yard pools during the summer.

Types of Swim Meets

Intersquad
Meet where only CCA team members participate. Usually the number of events a swimmer may enter are limited.

Dual Meets
A meet with another team. These meets usually promote team unity, but usually limit the number of events a swimmer may enter.

Age Group Open
These meets do not have qualification time standards. Typically, these meets offer each one of the competitive strokes in the two distances offered by each group. Some events may be open to multiple age groups. Each swimmer is allowed to enter 3-5 events per day.

B+ A Meet
Same as the Age Group Open except only age group events are offered. Open events are not offered.

Championship
These meets usually have some type of qualification time standard that a swimmer must meet in order to enter the meet. Qualifications can vary from "Novice" to "Q" or above. Some of the championship meets CCA participates in are:
  • Junior Olympics
  • Far Western
  • Western Zone
  • Sectional
  • Futures
  • Junior National
  • Senior National
  • Olympic Trials
  • Olympics

Competition Age Classifications
There are seven different age group classifications recognized by United States Swimming: 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-19, and Senior

The senior classification includes any swimmer who has achieved the prescribed qualifying time for the event. Not all age group classifications are offered at every swim meet. The swimmer's age on the first day of the meet will govern the swimmers age for the entire meet.

Within each age group, there are recognized levels of achievement based on times. All swimmers begin as "Novice" swimmers. As they improve, they advance from "Novice" to "B", "A", "AA", and so on. Sierra Nevada swimming publishes the time standards for each level yearly. A swimmer might be at different levels in each stroke.