Helpful Meet Information

Meets are a very important part of being a member of Delta Aquatics   

HOW TO ENTER A MEET: Click here to open directions  /  Go directly to Meet Signups 

Meet Entry FAQ's

Types of Meets 

Delta Aquatics Swim Team is a USA Swimming club, which means our swimmers get the opportunity to compete in a wide variety of meets.

USA Swimming

USA Swimming is the national governing body for swimming in the United States, which provides support and services for clubs, hosts national level championship meets and selects teams for international competitions such as the Olympic team. There are approximately 3,100 registered clubs with USA Swimming, which can range from YMCA's, health clubs, park districts, school districts, parent boards and coach-owned teams. USA Swimming is divided into 59 local swim committees (LSC's), which are grouped into four zones. The JETS are part of Illinois Swimming, which is located in the Central Zone. Illinois Swimming regulates competition within our state, including state level championship meets such as Age Group Champs and Senior Champs. The Central Zone regulates competitions such as Sectionals, Age Group Zones and the IMX Games.

Being a USA Swimming team, Delta puts our primary focus on the Illinois Swimming (ISI) championship meets and above. Our team performance goals for ISI championship meets year after year are the following:

  • Chase the Dream: Have 100% team participation and demonstrate the best team spirit at the meet.

    • There are no minimum time standards to compete.

    • The only requirement to participate is that swimmers can not swim events that they have ISI Regional or State times in.

  • Regionals: Have at least 50% of the team qualified and pack the podium with as many Top 10 and Regional Champions as possible.

  • Age Group and Senior State: Have at least 25% of the team qualified and pack the podium with as many Top 10 and State Champions as possible.

Time Trials - The purpose of time trials is to have swimmers swim competitively within their age groups, trying to swim their best possible time in each stroke, or in all the strokes that they know at that time. The times posted are used by the coaches as an initial assessment and a starting point from which the swimmer can work to improve during the season. Time trials are meets and times do count.
Time Trials is also training time for parents of new swimmers. Each parent will participate in one or more of the following functions during the course of Time Trials: timer, recorder, runner, scoreboard operator & announcer. Parents will be instructed on the “how to’s” before Time Trials begins, and then will be paired with an experienced parent during events to learn firsthand what is required in each function. This training will aid parents in fulfilling their required work obligations during the season.

Helpful Documents

How do Coaches pick my swimmer's events?

Understanding Meet Entries (Includes visual of How to Sign-up & what to write on your swimmer)

General Meet Information

So it's your first Swim Meet

Swim Meet Checklist (print this to help you pack for meets!)

Tips for Meets

First meet of the season expectations

Stop that cramp

8 Reasons why all age group swimmers should swim meets 

*How to Read a Heat Sheet

Disqualifications (DQs)

Nutrition Info

Awards from Meets

Who does Delta compete against?

Growing Champions for Life (parent education click here)

Meet Resources 

Smart Phone Applications to see what meet events your child is in:  

  • OnDeck Parent (shows events from this website) : Login using "Delta" as Team Alias!
  • Meet Mobile (live meet data with paid subscription)
  • Deck Pass (USA swimming app)