Overview

Swim Meets are an important part of our program and we suggest that all our swimmers attend them. 

Swim Meets divide the kids into different age groups that the kids will compete in. Boys and Girls will swim in separate events with the following age groups: 8&U, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. There might be other grouping, but it is all on the hosting team's discretion. 

Here is the list of events for each age group.

Events might be offered different for each meet. Swim coaches will choose the swimmers event based on the swimmer's ability.

1.There are six possible events from which individuals (with coaches’ consent) may choose. For children of ages eight and younger the events include :

·25 Freestyle,

·25 Backstroke,

·25 Butterfly,

·25 Breaststroke,

·50 Freestyle

·100 Individual Medley. (IM is where you swim all 4 strokes in the order Fly, Back, Breast, Free)

2.For children of ages nine through twelve , the events include:

·50 Freestyle,

·50 Backstroke,

·50 Butterfly,

·50 Breaststroke,

·100 Freestyle

·100 Individual Medley. (IM is where you swim all 4 strokes in the order Fly, Back, Breast, Free)

3.For swimmers of ages thirteen through eighteen, the events include:

·50 Freestyle,

·50 Butterfly,

·100 Backstroke,

·100 Breaststroke,

·100 Freestyle

·200 Individual Medley. (IM is where you swim all 4 strokes in the order Fly, Back, Breast, Free)

Swimmers may also participate in relays. Coaches have the final say on who will be participating in the relays. Swimmer’s meet entries can be viewed on the website.

Before the Meet

ITEMS TO BRING:

  • Team Shirt
  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap
  • Towels
  • Chairs
  • Water/Snacks
  • Tent (appreciated if you have one for the team to use)
  • Something to keep the swimmers entertained

AT THE MEET

  • Please arrive around 15 minutes before the assigned warm up time so you can find a place to settle down.
  • Before the meet starts the entire team will warm up together.
  • When the meet starts, swimmers will wait for their event to be called to the ready area.
  • Please come talk to the coaches before they go to the ready area to talk about their race.
  • When the swimmer’s event is called the swimmer will go over to the ready area and receive a card with their heat and lane on it. The swimmer will give this card to the timers when their heat is ready.
  • After the swimmer swims the race, they should go and talk to their coaches for feedback.
  • You will repeat this process for each event the swimmers swim.
  • Please make sure your child is in or not in a relay before you leave. We will have them posted for everyone to see.

HEAT SHEETS:

The heat sheet is a meet program with all of the events, heats, and lanes of the swimmer. Here is an example of what a heat sheet will look like and how to read it. Heat sheets will either be sold at the meet or sent in an email for download, it depends on the host team how they will be distributed.

After the Meet

  • Please check out with the coaches.
  • Make sure all your items are with you.