How Does a Meet Work?
Meets are a ton of people in one place, all waiting to get their kid up to the front when their "Event" is called! Read below to check out the flow of an event.
70 "Events" Per Meet
Events rotate by swimmer (boys/girls) and type of stroke. During each “Event”, there may be multiple “Heats” based on how many kids are in that age group.
What are the Seven (7) Strokes?:
Events #1-10 Medley Relay
- Four Swimmers: Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Freestyle.
Events #11-20 Freestyle
Events #21-30 Butterfly
Events #31-40 Backstroke
Events #41-50 Breaststroke
Events #51-60 Individual Medley (IM)
- One solo swimmer: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle
Events #61-70 Freestyle Relay
- Four Swimmers: all doing Freestyle
How Much Will My Child Swim?
A beginning swimmer may only swim 2 or 3 events per meet. The older the kids are, the more often they swim. The Coach will carefully place the kids in their events the day before the meet, based on attendance, relay team setups, and preparedness of the swimmers.
How will your child remember when to swim?
Every swimmer is required to check-in with their coach upon arrival at the meet. Upon checkin, they will find out what events they're scheduled for that day, and the coach will write details on their arms.