Meet Schedule 2017-2018
We strive to hold this schedule but sometimes schedules are subject to change.
SC = Short Course-25 meter pool LC = Long Course-50 meter pool
Swim Meet Event Form - Please click to read
Swim Meet Event Form:
Click Here to download form. This is to be used for all meet entries.
- Fill out a meet event form located on the website or SCAT information board at Brewster pool.
- Select the dates & event your child wants to swim. Also, circle AM or PM for the session that applies.
- If you don’t know what races to enter your child, you will indicate on the form undecided (with # of events you wish to enter each day) & Alex will then select for you.
- Sign form.
- Give the forms to Alex (There will be no more emailing entries to myself, or Alex).
- Alex will approve the races.
- Entries will be entered based on your (or Alex’s) selections.
Swim Meets - Please click to read
- Swim Meets are not mandatory but coaches will encourage swimmers to participate.
- There are on average of 1 swim meet per month (Scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays, sometimes on both days)
- The coaches will inform you via email, which meets your child(ren) are eligible for.
- Coaches will choose the events for each swimmer – but they welcome swimmer/parent feedback on what that swimmer should swim
- Absolutely no parents on the deck at swim meets. Only swimmers, coaches and officials are insured to be on the pool deck
- If your child really needs to come see you in the stands – we will allow but it is not encouraged because there is a chance they could miss an event
- Once you have committed to a swim meet, they are paid “a-la-carte” based on your child’s participation. All swim meet payments will be expected immediately upon registration and submitted to only the treasurer of the team. If you do not show up on the date of the meet, you are not refunded the fees
- All posted pool rules (including those at meets) are to be followed at all times.
Glossary of Swimming Terms - Please click to read
Glossary of Swimming Terms: Click here to view PDF version & download.
- 25 meters: One length of the pool
- 50 meters: Two lengths of the pool
- 100 meters: Four lengths of the pool
- Cut: A time standard that a swimmer must meet or exceed to be included in a specific competition such as Regional meets
- Best Time: A best time is achieved when a swimmer exceeds their own previous “best time” in an event – it shows that a swimmer has improved over their own time, regardless of how other swimmers finish
- DQ: Disqualify
- Event: This is defined by the age group, sex and swimming stroke, such as Boys’ 10 and under Backstroke. The number of events at each meet varies
- Event winner: This is the swimmer who has the fastest time in the entire event consisting of all the heats of that event
- Finishes: This is how a swimmer ends the race by touching the wall in a legal way depending upon the stroke
- Flags: Backstroke flags are placed at both ends of the pool 15 feet from the end to serve as a warning to backstroke swimmers that they are nearing the wall for a turn or finish.
- Heat: When an event has more swimmers entered than available lanes, as is usually the case, there are multiple heats of the event
- Heat Sheet: This is the official schedule of swimmers in their assigned events, heats and lanes drawn up by the coaches. It is usually sold at the meet so that swimmers can see where they will swim
- Heat Winner: This is the person who comes in first in a particular heat of an event. This does not automatically mean that the swimmer has also won the event, since there are usually multiple heats for any event
- IM: An event that encompasses all four swimming strokes including Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle. Lengths may vary from 100 meters (one lap of each stroke) to 400 meter (four laps of each stroke)
- Lane: The pool is arranged into lanes by floating lane dividers so that the swimmers will not interfere with each other during a race. Some pools have 8 lanes, while others only have 6 lanes (those meets may last longer).
- Meet: A competition between two (dual meet) or more teams with individual swimmers, relays, place ribbons and team scores are kept
- Meet fees: Fees incurred when a swimmer is registered for a swim meet Relays: Relay races are sometimes offered at the beginning or end of a meet.
- Meet results: The hosting club records results of your swimmer’s performance at a swim meet. Often these results are posted in a central location in the stands area during the meet. Many meets also make results available online when the meet is in progress. Sometimes “live results” are posted on the host club’s website and/or apps such as “Meet Mobile”. At the completion of a meet, results are filed with Swimming Canada by the hosting club. These results can be viewed electronically on the Swimming Canada website www.swimming.ca. Check under “Events and Results”.
- Medley relays: feature 4 swimmers each swimming a different stroke beginning with back, breast, fly and free. Free relays feature 4 freestyle swimmers
- Seeding: This refers to the heat and lane assignment of the swimmer. Swimmers are arranged (seeded) by the best times, with the slowest swimmers in heat 1 and so forth. Further, the fastest swimmers are seeded in the middle of the pool outward.
- Short Course and Long Course: The competitive swim season is divided into two seasons: Short Course (which runs from September to March) and Long Course (which runs from April to August). Short course races take place in a 25-meter pool; long course races take place in a 50-meter pool.
- Starting Block: A raised platform that swimmers dive from during competition
- Starts: This is the entry into the water (generally a dive) or the beginning of the backstroke (push off back dive) at the sound of the starting gun
- Streamline: Position a swimmer assumes at the start of a lap in which their body and arms are straight with the elbows behind the ears arms squeezing the back of the head
- Stroke and Turn Judge: A trained volunteer who determines if swimmers are swimming each stroke legally within the guidelines set by Swim Canada Natation, a stroke judge determines if a swimmer will be disqualified
- Timekeeper: A volunteer who uses a stopwatch to record a swimmer’s time during a swim meet or is a backup timer for a touchpad system
- Time Standards: Swim Ontario sets time standards for both short course and long course. In Ontario, competitive swimmers aged 12 and under will be entered into “timed final” races at all competitive meets (usually held during afternoon sessions). However, depending on the meet and its events, older swimmers may be entered into “preliminary” races (usually held during early morning sessions). Top swimmers from the preliminary session may qualify for the “finals” session. The results of finals determine the overall placement in the event.
- Turns: A swimmer who is swimming more than one length of the pool in an event must perform a legal turn at each wall to continue the race. Each stroke has its own turn requirements, which are taught in practice. Turns are needed in the individual medleys, and 50 meter distances for the older swimmers
- Warm-ups: Each meet begins by having a warm-up period. This is very important so that swimmers do not pull muscles and also allows swimmers to get familiar with the pool
- WOSA: Western Ontario Swimming Association. Time standards for the region are posted on the WOSA website.
- Provincial Time Standards: There are 3 sets of standards set by Swim Ontario 1. Swim Ontario Festival Standards: these standards are for swimmers up to age 14. 2. Swim Ontario Age Group Standards: these standards are for swimmers “13 and under” up to age 17 and over. National Time Standards There are 4 sets of standards set by Swimming Canada. 1. Canadian Age Group Championships 2. Speedo Eastern Canadian/Western Canadian Open Standards 3. Canadian Swimming Championship 4. Canadian Swimming Trials To review these standards, please visit WOSA at www.wosa.ca, Swim Ontario at www.swimontario.com Swimming Canada at www.swimming.ca.
Regionals & Provincials
Meet Schedule 2016-2017
2016/17 Swim Meets - Please click to view
Regionals & Provincials
Meet Schedule 2015-2016
2015/16 Swim Meets - Please click to view
|November 2015||22nd (Sun)||Fall Skills and Thrills (GMAC)||SC||Guelph University||complete|
|December 2015||12th (Sat)||Winter Novice Invitational (GHAC)||SC||Centennial Burlington||complete|
|January 2016||10th (Sun)||Brock SC Invitational (BROCK)||SC||Brock University||complete|
|23rd (Sat)||January Novice Invitational (GHAC)||SC||Centennial Burlington||complete|
|February 2016||6-7th (Sat-Sun)||February Invitational (GHAC)||SC||McMaster University||complete|
|21st (Sun)||Winter Skills and Thrills (GMAC)||SC||Guelph University||complete|
|26-28th (Fri-Sun)||Western Region SC Championships||SC||Brantford||complete|
|April 2016||2nd (Sat)||April Novice Invitational (GHAC)||SC||Centennial Burlington||complete|
|9-10th (Sat-Sun)||April Invitational (GHAC)||LC||McMaster University||complete|
|24th (Sun)||Spring Skills and Thrills (GMAC)||SC||Guelph University||complete|
|May 2016||14-15th (Sat-Sun)||Jack McCormick (HAC)||LC||McMaster University||complete|
|28-29th (Sat-Sun)||Stratten and Bond Invitational (GHAC)||LC||McMaster University||complete|
|June 2016||3-5th (Fri-Sun)||Western Region LC Regional Championships||LC||Windsor||complete|
Regionals & Provincials
|February 2016||26-28th (Fri-Sun)||Western Region Championships||SC||Brantford||complete|
|June 2016||3-5th (Fri-Sun)||WOSA Regionals||LC||Windsor||complete|
Meet Schedule 2014-2015
2014/15 Swim Meets - Please click to view
|November||GHAC Comp||Sat November 15th||McMaster|
|GMAC Skills & Thrills||Sun Novermber 23rd||Guelph|
|December||GHAC Novice||Sun December 7th||Centennial Pool|
|January||Brock SC Invitational||January 11||Brock University|
|2015 GHAC Winter Invitational||January 24-25th||McMaster|
|GHAC Novice Invitational||Sat January 31st||Centennial Pool|
|February||The Hammer||Sat February 14th||McMaster|
|GMAC Skills & Thrills||Sun February 22nd||Guelph|
|April||GHAC Long Course||Sat/Sun April 11-12th||McMaster|
|GMAC Skills & Thrills||Sun April 26th||Guelph|
|May||GHAC Long Course||Sat/Sun May 23-24th||McMaster|
|GHAC Novice||Sat May 30th||Centennial Pool|
|Month||Meet||Date||Location / Course Type|
|February||WOSA SC Championships||February 6-8th, 2015||Windsor|
|June||WOSA 13 & Over LC Regionals||June 5-7th, 2015||London|
|WOSA 12 & Under LC Regionals||June 13-14th, 2015||Waterloo|