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.
The TSU team charges a $5 per swimmer, per meet surcharge to cover extra expenses for the coaching staff. Each host team charges $8-10 per swimmer per event (cost per event will vary depending on meet host; relay entry fees are divided among the 4 swimmers). Championship meets cost more. These fees will be charged to your account. 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. When you sign up for a meet you may pre-pay once the invoice is generated. There may be additional fees if our team has enough swimmers to have relays. 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.
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.
|September 16 – 17, 2023||Virginia Swimming House of Delegates (selected athletes, coaches, and board members)||Collegiate School Aquatics Center (CSAC) Richmond|
|September 30 – October 1, 2023||STAT Invitational Meet||Jeff Rouse SSC|
|October 28 – 29, 2023||Loughmiller Memorial hosted by FXFX||Colgan High School, Prince William County|
|November 11 – 12, 2023||PWSC Invitational||Jeff Rouse SSC|
|November 23 – 26, 2023||NO PRACTICE THANKSGIVING|
|December 8 - 10, 2023||SRVA East Coast Winterfest||CSAC, Richmond|
|December 17, 2023||Tsunami Santa Splash & team potluck||St. Michael Archangel HS|
|December 24 – 26, 2023
Dec 31, 2023 - Jan 1, 2024
|NO PRACTICE CHRISTMAS BREAK
NO PRACTICE NEW YEAR’S
|**Practice times over break may be adjusted|
|January 6 – 7, 2024||RAYS Meet||Jeff Rouse SSC|
|January 20 – 21, 2024||Hanover Invitational||Jeff Rouse SSC|
|January 26 – 28, 2024||USA Swimming IMX**qualifying times needed **swimmers ages 9 - 14 only||Hampton Aquaplex, Hampton, VA|
|February 10 - 11, 2024||8 & under Championship meet||Charlottesville|
|February 16 – 18, 2024||District Championship (12 and under)||Jeff Rouse SSC|
|February 23 – 25, 2024||Regionals Championship (13 and older)||Jeff Rouse SSC|
|February 29 - March 3, 2024||Senior Championships **qualifying times needed (13 and older)||CSAC, Richmond|
|March 7 – 10, 2024||Age Group Championships **qualifying times needed (14 and under)||Christiansburg Aquatic Center, VA|
|March 11 – 16, 2024||NO PRACTICE – SPRING BREAK|
|March 21 – 24, 2024||SwimRVA Open||CSAC, Richmond|
|March 31, 2024||NO PRACTICE EASTER|
|April 2024 TBD||Virginia Swimming House of Delegates Meeting|
|April 20, 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|
|May 3 - 5, 2024||STAT/BASS Meet (Long Course meet)||Jeff Rouse SSC/CSAC, Richmond|
|May 17 – 19, 2024||Hanover Open (Long Course meet)||Jeff Rouse SSC|
|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 2, 2024||Long Course Contract **additional fee|
|June 14 – 16, 2024||Winchester Invitational (Long Course meet)||Jim Barnett Park, Winchester|
|July 11 – 14, 2024||Summer Awards (Long Course meet)||Jeff Rouse SSC|
|July 18 – 21, 2024||Senior Championships **qualifying times needed (13 and older)||Liberty University, Lynchburg|
|July 25– 28, 2024||Age Groups **qualifying times needed (14 and under)||Christiansburg Aquatic Center|