- REGULAR SEASON MEETS: Per the Bylaws of the League, swimmers must swim in two practices on two different days of the week preceding the swim meet.
- CHAMPS: In addition to the above, swimmers must meet the following criteria:
- No NT entries in Championship Meet
- All swimmers must have a dual meet time in the CHAMPS events they choose to enter and meet the following condition:
- Swimmers 7 and older must swim in at least two individual events in at least two dual meets to be eligible for the Championship Meet.
- Swimmers 6 and under must swim in at least one individual event in at least two dual meets to be eligible for the Championship meet.
- Swimmers must have a time of one minute or faster in a 25 meter event.
- Swimmers must have at least one legal time in an individual event to be eligible to swim this event in the Championship Meet. (i.e. a 7-year old swimmer swims breaststroke in 2 Dual Meets and achieves 1 legal time and 1 DQ, then they are eligible to swim breaststroke at the Championship Meet).
- A swimmer does not have to have a legal time in a stroke to be able to swim it in a relay, only in an individual event. Neither Intra-squad meets nor Time Trials fulfill this requirement.
If you are unable to attend the swim meet, you must still register as 'not attending'. We need to know this as soon as possible.
- Meets are run entirely by volunteers! If you are unable to attend the meet, then someone else needs to fill in for your role in addition to fulfilling their role.
- Please inform the Meet Director as early as possible the dates of any swim meets you will not be attending.
- Please review your Volunteer Role Duties prior to the meet and contact the lead volunteer if you have any questions.
Eligibility: 6 & Under swimmers are eligible for the freestyle relay which is the first race of the morning. All other age groups are eligible for up to two relays (medley relay at the start of the meet and freestyle relay at the end of the meet), as determined by the coaches.
Relay Assignments: Redfish relay policy rewards swimmers with the opportunity to swim in additional races. Relay races will be assigned based on the coach's discretion. There are a number of factors, aside from the fastest times, that go into building a relay such as consistency, hard work, and chemistry. This is a healthy incentive to work hard and promotes competitive swimming. Although the Redfish Swim Team is a fun summer team, our priority is always to compete at the highest level. It is at the discretion of the Head Coach to decide if they want to rotate swimmers on relays.
Registration: If you know in advance that your swimmer will be arriving late or leaving early this Saturday, please list your swimmer as “unavailable” for those particular relay times. Once the Coaches build the relay teams, it would put the team in a bind if someone drops out; sometimes an alternate can fill the spot, but sometimes it scratches the relay and the other three swimmers don’t get to swim. We understand that issues arise, but if you know ahead of time that your swimmer won’t be available, please make sure you indicate they will be unavailable during those hours.
Arrival Time: Swimmers must arrive in time to participate in warm-ups. Swimmers that do not make it in time for warm-ups will be scratched from the relay teams. We have to check in swimmers and verify relay teams prior to the start of the meet. When a swimmer isn't there in time for team check-in, then the relay has to be re-seeded on deck and in the computer or scratched for legality purposes.
Commitment: We hope to enhance swimmers' enjoyment and give them a good experience that will encourage them to work hard to achieve relay status. Swimming on a relay is a privilege and not a right. There are limited spots available on the relays. If you've selected that your child is available to stay for a relay and then you leave early or don't show, you are now taking a relay experience away from 3 other swimmers. Swimmers that miss relays due to arriving late to a meet or leaving early may forfeit their opportunity to be selected in future relays.
We are a Peanut and Tree Nut free team. No food containing nuts is allowed to be brought to swim meets. SunButter is allowed as a substitute for Peanut Butter as is Tahini and Pumpkin Seed Butter (great on whole grain tortillas with strawberries). Here are some fun free allergy friendly alternatives to snacks made with nut butters: Sunbutter Cookies and Pumpkin Seed Butter.