Things to Remember

  • While city Meet is essentially a large dual meet, rules are more strict to ensure smooth administration. We will have a pre-City Meet meeting to share more specific details, review rules, and expectations.
  • Warm-ups: City Meet warm-up times and lanes are assigned in shifts by the CSA; swimmers and parents will be notified of times and lanes prior to the meet.
  • Etiquette: DO NOT forget your ORCA pride! Remember to practice good sportsmanship and respect fellow swimmers, other teams, parents, coaches, and officials.

City Meet refers to the City Swimming Championship, in which more than 2,000 swimmers, ages 5-18, from all 23 local summer swim teams, compete against one another at the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC). The 2017 City Meet is Scheduled for Thursday, July 6th, Friday, July 7th, and Friday, July 8th. Points earned at City Meet determine the following year’s ranking and competition for dual meets.

Each team is assigned a “tent area” in the Coliseum Special Events Center, where swimmers check in and check out between their events. A “tent parent” will be assigned to manage swimmer check-ins. The team provides some refreshments ( by sign-up) for the swimmers. Swimmers are NOT allowed to leave the tent area without specific permission from the tent parent-THIS INCLUDES OLDER SWIMMERS. City Meet is a huge event and it is very easy to lose track of people, time, and location. We realize that many swimmers have friends on other swim teams, but swimmers should wait to socialize until after all of their events are completed.

The schedule varies annually, but typically if a swimmer competes on Thursday, every event is a “final” meaning it is only swum once. Swimmers who compete on Friday and Saturday will have “preliminaries” in the mornings, which will establish the 20 fastest swimmers/times in each age group. These 20 swimmers will compete again at the “finals” in the afternoon session. Relays are also scheduled throughout City Meet and take place in the afternoon sessions. CSA City Meet Parade is held Saturday afternoon. Swimmers from every swim club are encouraged to participate in the parade that takes place on the GAC pool deck.