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 information when the meet is being built.
- 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 thier 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.
Redfish Relays Policy
Redfish relay policy rewards swimmers with the opportunity to swim in additional races. Relay races for swimmers 7-18 year old 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, its 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.
We hope to enhance the swimmers' enjoyment and give them a good experience that will encourage them to work hard to achieve relay status.
Relays are special, 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 leave, 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.
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 here in time for team check-in's then the relay has to be re-seeded on deck and in the computer or scratched for legality purposes.
We are a Peanut and Tree Nut free team. No food containing nuts are allowed to be brought to the 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: