Swim meets for the uninitiated can be wonderful fun but initially are a learning experience. With the exception of the development meets all the swim meets are held on the weekend’s .Meets are held in either indoor or outdoor facilities rain or shine. Please come prepared for any type of weather.
Prior to the official start of the meet (which normally occurs at 8 am).
There are Warm ups. Warm-Ups time will be posted on the bulletin board at the pool the week before the meet please see club policy on warm-ups. Meet are generally scheduled to end late afternoon. Meets are usually half a day and are held on Wednesday evenings, while A/B meets are scheduled both Saturday and Sunday.
It is up to the swimmer and the parents if they wish to attend a meet. Participation is not compulsory, however most swimmers enjoy the participation. Each individual family and swimmer is responsible for signing up for the meet before the deadline which is normally 2 or 3 week in advance of the meet in order for entries to be submitted. Alumni swimmers must pay meet entry fees when signing up.
When swimmers are entered in a meet the club pays for the events and relays. The club pays an entry fee of approximately $6 per swimmer per event. And $7 per relay per meet. One absent swimmer could generate a $30. Once you have signed up for a meet, cancellation can only be accepted if the meet entry fees have not been submitted to the host club. If you say ’’YES’’ to a meet and do not attend you will be presented with a bill for the lost entry fee the following week. It is not the coach’s responsibility to scratch a swimmer from a meet. On occasion swimmers are involved in other activities that may conflict with swimming and swim meets. If you cannot be sure that your swimmer will be able to attend a meet Don’t enter the swimmer in that meet. If you do and the swimmer is unable to attend then you will be charged for the events missed.
All swimmers are required to wear a club suit or a solid navy colour suit at swim meet or whenever representing the club in an aquatic event. A suit should be streamline and snug fitting. Swim shorts tend to fall off upon diving into the water. You can buy suits, goggles and caps at swim meets
Latex or silicone (last longer) club logo. Are advised for those with long hair, it helps avoid swimmer ear and limits the damage to the hair from chlorine.
Strongly recommended to improve visibility and to avoid eye irritation
Always bring water bottle to practice and the meets. Swimmer lose a lot of water through sweat
Some years we have a club tee shirt with a logo printed and are available for purchase to show support for the team