Competition

Parent Questions About Meets

What kind of meets should my swimmer be entering?

There are two different types of meets are team attends. Age Group Meets; where swimmers compete by age brackets, and Senior Meets; where swimmers compete by time. Most Senior meets are limited to swimmers 13 years and older. Age group meets are open for everyone. Some Meets are qualifier meets and require a time standard. Coaches will discuss these meets with swimmers individually.

Being a Swim Parent

The most important thing you can do as the parent of a swimmer is to love and support your child, both in and out of the pool. This support is a key factor in fostering enjoyment and learning as well as contributing to the child's individual success in the pool.

Nutrition Center

One of the building blocks of quality training is good nutrition. The articles in this section offer a variety of tips to help swimmers fuel themselves for training and competition.

Swim Meet Basics

(Excerpt from USA Swimming’s Sample Club Handbook) - Please be sure to check with your swimmer’s coach for specifics that may be different from the examples below.

Swimming Rules Primer

The technical rules of swimming are designed to provide fair and equitable conditions of competition and to promote uniformity in the sport. Each swimming stroke has specific rules designed to ensure that no swimmer gets an unfair competitive advantage over another swimmer.