Swim Meet Terminology + FAQs
Each swim meet that your child will participate in will have the same order of events. It is their responsibility Events #7 and #8: yard freestyle. Swimmers will. SME Boys Swim & Dive Team Most JV swimmers will also swim the 50 free event. For dual and tri-meets each team is limited to 3 point-scoring swimmer. Mar 16, Most swim meets number their events, and they typically go in a standard A freestyle medley means that swimmer #1 swims 50 yards.
For away meets, families should bring their own chairs, since seating may be limited at some pools. Meet Events Boys and girls generally swim each event separately.
The events for each stroke go from youngest to oldest. The girls in a given age group swim the even first, followed by the boys.
We use abbreviations for everything! Girls and boys ages 9 and up can swim this event. Ages 8 and under do not swim the IM in competition in our league. However, the coach may choose to move an 8 and under swim up to the age group to swim this event. In the IM, one swimmer swims one lap, one length of the pool, of each stroke in a specific order: Medley Relay All age groups swim the Medley Relay, including 8 and under. It is a relay consisting of 4 swimmers.
How a Swim Meet Works - Canmore Coho Swim Club
In the 8 and under, as well as age group, boys and girls may be mixed in this relay. For 8 and under and age groups only, each swimmer swims one lap of the pool, each swimmer a different stroke. Swimmers in the, and age groups each complete two laps of a particular stroke. The Medley Relay has a specific stroke order: After each race, the swimmers will move up a row until it's their turn to race--there is a "method to the madness"!
It's perfectly fine if you want to meet your swimmers at the end of their races with a "Great job! How do I sign my swimmer up for a meet?
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Parents need to use SwimTopia to mark whether or not their swimmer will attend each dual meet and if they are available for relays no later than 10 pm on Tuesday before the dual meet. The Champs meet has a different and earlier deadline that will be communicated during the season. How many races will my kid be in?
During the Practice Meet this Saturday, swimmers will swim all four strokes. At the dual meets and the Champs meet, each swimmer will compete in three strokes maximum, and depending on various factors, may be on a relay team.
Which strokes will my swimmer compete in?
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For regular season dual meets, the coaches will decide each swimmer's individual event entries and all team relay entries. The Head Coach will have registered your child ren in age and ability appropriate events.
Each swimmer can swim in UP TO 4 individual events, and 2 relays. Sometimes there are not enough swimmers for a relay team or they will only swim in 1 relay. If you have signed up your child ren for a meet, you can go to our website a few days prior to the meet and look for the meet entries. What that means is all swimmers from all clubs who are swimming the same distance regardless of ageare put into the same event.
If your child ren has never swum the event before, there is a NT no time for their time. All of the NT swimmers go first and the rest of the swimmers swim in time ranking fastest swimmers swim in the last heat. Sometimes the ages in each heat vary this is nothing to worry about.