A schedule of swim meets for the season will be distributed by the coaches; Connecticut Summer Swim League and USA meets. Each swimmer must indicate their participation in a meet by checking and signing up for the meets by the deadline date. A meet sheet will be posted on the bulletin board at the beginning of the season. The original schedule is posted on this web site as a pdf but please be aware that changes during the season will only show under the Schedules link
It is the responsibility of the individual swimmer (or a parent) to sign up by the deadline date. Coaches are unable to contact individual swimmers about their participation in a meet. Also, if a last minute problem prevents a swimmer from participating in a meet they have signed up for, please contact one of the swim coaches. The team pays a fee for each swimmer registered for a particular meet and we want to avoid paying a fee for a non-participant.
If transportation to meets is an issue, please contact a member of the Parents Committee to explore possible car-pooling arrangements. We need all our swimmers at all meets.
The most important part of a swim meet is the individual swimmer’s time. If the swimmers have improved their times, they have achieved their goal! Improving their personal time is the key element in swimming — NOT coming in first in a race.
A log for the swimmer to use in tracking his or her time has been given to your swimmer. We at the Italian Center strive to improve the personal times of swimmers and to make swimming a positive, FUN experience.
At the swim meets, team bathing suits are required as well as caps and goggles as necessary. Please reinforce with your child that swimming is a team sport and they are expected to remain with their team members on the pool deck during the entire meet to cheer on their fellow swimmers. They also need to be ready to compete should the meet order be changed for any reason. They should follow the directions of the coaches and adults designated to help run the meet.
Please also see Team Meet Protocol for more information!