Going to Swim Meets

How Swim Meets Work

Please note that all of these summer league, YMCA, and USA Swimming swim meets are run entirely through the volunteer efforts of swimmers’ parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends. Therefore, when you bring your swimmer to any swim meet, especially those that we host ourselves, your volunteer time will be needed.

New parents can work as​ runners, bullpen workers, or​ timers during the meet, since instructions on what to do are provided before every swim meet. All parents can also attend Swim Officials Training and become Certified Swim Officials who can then work as Judges, Referees, Admin Officials, etc. at swim meets.

 

Signing Up for Swim Meets

When you sign your swimmer up for swim meets, you just need to say whether or not he/she will attend (yes, or no). The Head Coach then decides into which events each swimmer will be entered.

The Head Coach will decide on the individual and team relay events for each swimmer who has been signed up for a swim meet, and will submit that information to the host team. These entries and any associated fees will then be emailed out to you.

Step 1:

Go to Swim Manager Portal

Please note:

  • For each swim meet you will be able to select "Attending" or "Not Attending".
  • If you select "Attending" for a meet, you should be sure to uncheck any sessions for which your swimmer(s) will NOT be present.
  • The Head Coach will choose the specific events for each swimmer.
  • If there are any meet entry fees required, then you will be notified of the amount for your swimmer(s) once the Head Coach has submitted the meet entries to the swim meet's host team. As always, payments are to be made at the Mexico Area Family YMCA.
Step 2: Login to the Active.com Parent Portal with the parent email that was used to register your swimmer(s).
Step 3: On the Active.com Parent Portal page, click on the VIEW MEETS tab.
Step 4: For each upcoming meet, please follow the steps shown below to accept or decline attendance for your swimmer(s) at each swim meet:

If you have any questions, please comment below so that we can keep a good record of all issues that need to be clarified or fixed.

Thank you for being a part of the Mexico YMCA Mid-Mo Marlins Swim Team!