SUMMER 2023 MEET INFORMATION

Tips for New Families

 

  •  The heat sheet is where you will find out what events, heats and                                                              lanes your swimmer will be in. Many people like to sharpie this                                                         information on their swimmer's arms. 

 

  •  Swimmers and families wait outside in the team tent area for                                                                   their events. Due to limited pool deck seating families head in to                                                                 the pool once their child is marshalled, watch the event, then                                                                       leave the pool deck to make room for other families.

 

  •  Be sure to keep track of the meet and get your child to                                                                         marshalling when their event is called. 

 

  •  Once your child is marshalled you can leave - they are in good hands, promise! It's good practice for   them to not expect you to be there all the time. Once you get to Regionals and Provincials your child   can be DQ'd if their parent is in the marshalling area.

 

  •  Please do not walk behind the blocks unless you are heading to your timing shift! Stay in the   spectator  only areas of the pool deck.

 

  •  Sign up for a timing shift - it's a really easy job and offers the best seats in the house. No experience   required!

 

  •  Do not take your child away from the facility if they still have events. Because meets are run by event,   not by time, it is impossible to know what time a specific event will occur.  

 

  •  The coaches create the relay teams based on meet registration. The teams will be posted in the team   tent area on the morning of the meet. Please do NOT LEAVE if your child is in a relay! We often mix   divisions so everyone gets a chance to participate in a relay - this means there is a chance your Div 1   swimmer is on a Div 7 relay team - it's a lot of fun for both the young and older swimmers to race   together.   If you leave the meet and miss your relay the rest of the relay team will not be able to swim   and you will not be placed on any relays for the rest of the season.

Tentative 2023 Swim Meet Schedule

June 3/4  Cowichan Valley Breakers

June 17/18 Courtney Blue Devils

June 24/25 Sidney Piranhas 

June 30/July 1/2 Nanaimo White Rapids

July 8/9 Campbell River Salmon Kings

July 15/16 Oak Bay Orcas

July 22/23  Saltspring Stingrays

Aug 4/5/6  Regionals @ Cowichan

Aug 17-20  Provincials @ Nanaimo