SEAHOLM AQUATICS

ATHLETE EXPECTATIONS

  • All swimmers ride the team bus travelling to away meets. There is no bus for the ride home. You must find yourself a ride from a parent or a team member;
  • Bus departure times are firm;
  • Athletes are not allowed to wear their team suit on the bus;
  • On the pool deck, all team members will be in uniform whether they're competing or not. The uniform consists of team suit, team swim cap, and team warmups;
  • Team captains will inform the athletes of required dress at school on meet days;
  • Cell phone policy determined by the coach, and is subject to change;
  • No new meets will be scheduled between OAA League Meet and Michigan D2 State Finals.

EARNING A VARSITY LETTER IN GIRLS SWIM/DIVE

Athletes must meet ALL of these requirements to be eligible for earning a varsity letter:

  • Coach recommendation;
  • Successfully attended and completed 90 percent of all scheduled practices;
  • Turned in school items signed-out, or all school fines paid, prior to the banquet;

Plus any ONE of the following criteria:

  • Set or tie a school record;
  • Place in top 12 in OAA League Meet, Oakland County Meet, or State Meet;
  • Score at least 20 points in a dual meet during the season, not including relays;
  • Senior who is ineligible based on these criteria, but who has been on the team for three consequetive years;
  • Attended and completed 95 percent of all scheduled varsity practices--regardless of any conflicts--and did the work required during those practices.

ORDER OF EVENTS

  1. 200 Medley Relay (Back, Breast, Fly, Free)
  2. 200 Freestyle
  3. 200 IM
  4. 50 Freestyle
  5. Diving
  6. 100 Butterfly
  7. 100 Freestyle
  8. 500 Freestyle
  9. 200 Freestyle Relay
  10. 100 Backstroke
  11. 100 Breaststroke
  12. 400 Freestyle Relay

Sometimes the officials and coaches will run Event 5 Diving first, before the swimming events. This is determined during warmup, right before the start time.

SCORING DUAL MEETS

Each swimmer can swim a maximum of 4 events, with a maximum of 2 individual events. Each team is allowed 3 varsity entries per event. Varsity entries can score points. The rest of the swimmers will be exhibition entries, which do not score points; although, all results count toward earning qualifying times. Varsity entries are in the same heat and are the last heat in the event. Scoring is determined by the order of finishes during the varsity events.

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS RELAYS
1st place = 6 points 1st place = 8 points
2nd place = 4 points 2nd place = 4 points
3rd place = 3 points 3rd place = 2 points
4th place = 2 points
5th place = 1 point
6th place = no points

 

OAA RED LEAGUE MEET


The Seaholm Girls Swim and Dive Team is a member of the Oakland Activities Association (OAA). Each year, the OAA is split into 3 divisions (Blue, White, and Red) based on a combination of the previous year’s performance and graduating seniors. This year, Seaholm, will be participating in the top division, OAA Red, along with Bloomfield Hills, Groves, West Bloomfield, Adams, Clarkston, Lake Orion and Troy. The championship meet is a prelim/final meet. Prelims will be held on Wednesday for swim, Thursday for Diving. Then on Friday, finals for both swim and dive are held. Each team is allowed a maximum of 36 official entries (swimmers and divers) along with unlimited exhibition, which will swim on Wednesday’s prelims, but cannot swim in the finals on Friday, even if faster than swimmers in the finals. However, qualifying times attained for the State meet during either prelims or finals will be acknowledged. The top 16 swimmers in prelims will advance to finals. The top 8 will swim in the championship heat, while 9-16 will swim in the consolation heat. No matter how fast a swimmer in the consolation heat swims, she cannot place higher than 9th.