First of all RELAX!!! Swim meets are a fun learning experience. Getting nervous is normal, but don’t let it be the only thing you think about. Most swimmers are nervous because it is a new environment to be in. There are people and swimmers everywhere and if it is your first meet you probably don’t know what to expect. Each time you swim in a swim meet the experience gets easier and easier. Swim meets are great for swimmers because it allows you to show off all the hard work you have done in practice!

Please read this guide: YDSC Competition Guidance This guide will let you know everything you need to know about Swim Meets. Here is a summary of what is included in the guidance:

1) Membership
2) Swimmer Ages
3) Competition Calendar
4) Types Of Events
5) Leagues
6) Open Meets
7) Long & Short Course Meets
8) Licensed Meets
9) Qualifying Times
10) Swimmer Entry Times
11) Time Conversion
12) How To Enter A Swimming Competition
13) What Happens To The Entries
14) Team Competitions
15) The Day Of A Competition
16) What To Bring To A Competition
17) Arrival At A Swim Meet
18) Parents Guide
19) Volunteering
20) FAQ’s