Swim Meet 101
In general, Wednesday night meets are more casual and most of the team can swim the events they choose. The Saturday morning meets are more competitive, with placed into event according to fastest times. With the exception of the Celine Silver Mini Meet and the Blue and White meet, only SEAHAWK “Big Team” swimmers compete in the Wednesday evening and Saturday morning meets
WEDNESDAY EVENING MEETS: SSSL “C” (Summer Stroker Swim League)
Wednesday night meets provide an opportunity for all swimmers on teams to swim in organized meets. All swimmers are eligible to swim in the Wednesday meets as long as they are “legal” in the stroke that they will swim. Coaches make the final decisions concerning event eligibility. In most Wednesday night meets, swimmers are eligible to swim three events and the Individual Medley (IM). There are times that swimmers will be limited to three events total.
In addition, special league rules govern eligibility at these meets:
-Swimmers who placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in a particular event in the preceding Saturday meet may not swim that event on the following Wednesday.
-Swimmers who placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in three or more individual events, including the I.M., in the previous Saturday meet may not swim at all in the following “B” meet
MCSL (Montgomery County Swim League) SATURDAY MORNINGS MEETS
The MCSL includes over 80 teams, with 15 divisions, each division having 6 teams. “A” Division is the most competitive and “O” is the least. Teams are assigned to divisions based on points scored the previous season.
Swimmers warm up times are as follows: Home Meets all swimmers must arrive at Cedarbrook by 7:45. For away meets all swimmers MUST check in with coaches at Cedarbrook first and then the team caravans to the host pool. Check in times for away meets are announced on Friday morning practices and Pep Rallies.
The Divisional Meet featuring all six teams in our division is Saturday, July 20th
Saturday morning lineups are based on the times that swimmers swam during time trials held at the beginning of the season, and subsequently in both Saturday morning and Wednesday night meets. Coaches make final determination. For most events, the swimmers with the three fastest times in an event will swim that event on a Saturday morning meet. The one exception is freestyle where the six fastest swimmers for each freestyle event are entered.
IF you know your swimmer will miss a Saturday meet, please let the coaches know as soon as possible – EVEN if you never thought your swimmer would swim in an “A” meet. It happens!
For complete swim meet, pep rally and social event information, please click on the tab "Events and Meets."