Swim Meet Information

Swim Meets

First, swim meets for all Aquajets are completely optional.  There are quite a few swim meets that are available for your swimmer to participate in during both the fall/winter (Short Course Season – 25 yard pool) and during the summer (Long Course Season – 50 meter and 25 yard pools).  Most of the meets are held in Nebraska or South Dakota.  The Aquajets also host 3-4 meets during the winter months (Oct, Nov, Jan).  It is up to the parent and swimmer as to whether or not they attend the meets.

Swim meets are posted to what we call your Swim Portal, which is a specific account for each swimmer in the Active Swim Manager program that the Aquajets use.  The Swim Portal is where you will register your child for a swim meet if they would like to attend.

We will post many different meets to your Swim Portal during the course of the seasons.  We also post a list of most scheduled swim meets in Nebraska in the Scheduled Swim Meets tab of our website.  In this tab, under each meet, a meet flyer (specific swim meet information) is attached to the link if it is available.  It is imperative that the parents look at the meet flyer to figure out important information regarding each specific meet.

As a club, we cannot guarantee that there will be an Aquajet swim coach available at each meet.   We try to have a coach present, unfortunately, our coaches have obligations and commitments that prevent them from attending every meet.  Swimmers are welcome to sign up and attend meets even if a coach is not present, however, for our new and younger swimmers, we highly recommend that you verify if one of the Aquajet coaches will be present at a meet prior to registering.

Registering for a swim meet

Your  Swim Portal is where you will register your child for a swim meet if you choose to attend.  To register for a swim meet, once in your Swim Portal, you will click on “VIEW MEETS”, and click on whether they are ATTENDING or NOT ATTENDING.  You will then have the option of choosing your child’s events.  For new swimmers, the coaches highly recommend that you do not choose their events, and let the coaches do it for you as they know what events your child is capable of.  Also, even if you choose your child’s events, the coaches ultimately have the final say if your child is ready to swim the event or not.  Typically one of the coaches will talk to you prior to changing your child’s events if so.

Be advised there are deadlines to register your child for meets.  These deadlines are typically 7-10 days prior the meet date.   We will  post on the Scheduled Swim Meet page the upcoming meets and meet flyers.  .

Swim Meet Fees

Regarding fees for swim meets.  For the most part, all YMCA swim meets have NO fees.  However, for all other meets, typically have fees.  These fees are in addition to your registration.  We are able to charge each swimmer for the appropriate meet fees thru the Active Swim Manager program as the meet occurs.  Typically, a 1 day meet will cost $20-30, depending on the host.

Be advised that once the registration deadline has passed, if your child has been registered, you will be responsible for those meet fees regardless of your child physically attending the meet.  Once we have sent the registrations into a host club, we are obligated as a club to pay those fees, making the parent ultimately responsible.

Additional Swim Meets not posted in your Swim Portal

In addition to the meets that are posted in your Swim Portal, you are welcome to attend any other meets not posted.  If you find a meet that you would like to attend, please contact Kent Olberding and we will attempt to get it arranged.

Below is a link to the Midwestern LSC website which will show other swim meets held around the state that you are welcome to register for.

Midwestern LSC

Please feel free to contact Kent Olberding (kento14@hotmail.com or 402-316-9760) if you have any questions.