Swim Meet Information

Meet announcements are posted on the team's Commit Suite.  The meet announcements have information on who qualifies to attend, location, times, dates, directions and other specifics. Swimmers and their parents choose which meets, they will attend. The coaches can guide you in these decisions, and will recommend meets that would be best for your swimmer.  You must mark your swimmer as attending by the specified team deadline to ensure the coaching staff is able to enter the swimmers in the meet.  All swimmers must swim three meets, one of which must be a Championship meet.

Swimmers are encouraged to swim a wide variety of events at meets. This is one of the great things about age group swimming. If your swimmer swims in summer league, high school and maybe college, they will probably have a "best" stroke or event, and will swim just that stroke or event all of the time. Age group swimmers are encourage to learn how to swim all of the strokes and events. Many swimmers find that the stroke they hate when they are 8 becomes their favorite at age 12.

USA Swimming Registration
All swimmers who wish to compete at meets must be registered with VA Swimming and USA Swimming.  Important: If you are new to Tsunami, you must register with USA Swimming AFTER September 1st for your regsitration to be valid for the full short course season. USA Swimming registrations done in August are only valid through the end of the calendar year.

Meet Fees
The TSU team charges a $5 per swimmer, per meet surcharge.  Each host team charges $9-15 per swimmer per event (cost per event will vary depending on meet host), plus a meet entry fee. Championship meets often cost more. These fees will be charged to your account. Tsunami covers relay entry costs to encourage participation. Tsunami Swimming must pay the entire team's meet fee balance to the host team before the meet occurs. If you sign up for a meet and don’t attend you still have to pay for those events. All meet fees should be paid within 10 days of the conclusion of the meet.  You will receive an account invoice which will show actual charges, payments, and credit or balance due for team fees, meet fees, fundraising fees etc. Swim & Stay Fit swimmers can also attend meets with our team, but their meet fees are doubled for each competition and USA Swimming registration is required. Talk to the coaching staff if you're interested in participating in a meet.

Upcoming meets & events:

Meet RSVPs are now done in Commit swimming. Login to your account here. See the video below for a walkthrough on how to register your swimmer for a meet.

**All meet dates and venues are subject to change.  Meets may be added to or removed from this schedule. 

Date Event Location
March 31, 2024 NO PRACTICE EASTER   
April 2024 TBD Virginia Swimming House of Delegates Meeting  
April 13, 2024 Potomac Marlins Earth Day Rumble (10 and under only) Colgan HS, Prince William
April 26 – 28, 2024 Rays Helen Wang Meet (Long Course meet) Jeff Rouse SSC, Stafford
May 3 - 5, 2024  OCCS Meet (Long Course meet) Freedom Center, Manassass
May 17 – 19, 2024 Hanover Open (Long Course meet) Jeff Rouse SSC, Stafford
May 24, 2024 Last Practice of Short Course Season Contract All fundraising, program, & meet fees should be paid prior to 5/24
May 28 - August 1, 2024 Long Course Contract **additional fee  
May 31 - June 2 SRVA Meet (Long Course meet) CSAC, Richmond
June 14 – 16, 2024 Winchester Invitational (Long Course meet) Jim Barnett Park, Winchester
June 28-30 FXFX Summer Solstice Meet (Long Course meet - Potomac Valley) George Mason University, Fairfax
July 11 – 14, 2024 Summer Awards (Long Course meet) Jeff Rouse SSC, Stafford
July 18 – 21, 2024 Senior Championships **qualifying times needed (13 and older) Hampton Aquaplex, Hampton
July 25– 28, 2024 Age Groups **qualifying times needed (14 and under) Christiansburg Aquatic Center
August 7-10 Eastern Zones **qualifying times needed  
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