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Swim Meet 101

HOME Meet Schedule

4:25 Kid pushers arrive to prepare for arrival and check-in of kids

4:30-4:45 Kids arrive and check-in with kid pushers

5:00 Warm Ups - HHST

5:30 Warm Ups - Away Team

6:00 Meet Begins

AWAY Meet Schedule

4:55 Kid pushers arrive to prepare for arrival and check-in of kids

5:00-5:15 Kids arrive and check-in with kid pushers

5:00 Warm Ups - Home Team

5:30 Warm Ups - HHST

6:00 Meet Begins


HOME Meets: The Highcroft Pool parking lot is reserved for cars from the visiting team. Please DO NOT park in the pool lot. If you are planning to drive to the meet, you may park only on the pool side of Highcroft Drive.

AWAY Meets: If we are the away team, the other team's parking lot is reserved for us! Plan to arrive early as the lot fills quickly. Street parking will also be available at away meets but please follow signage for parking and restrictions.

What To Bring

Bring goggles, water, money for concessions or snack, something to do (electronics usually aren’t a good idea because things get wet), and at least 2 towels – one to sit on and one for drying off. It is best to apply sunscreen before you come. Parents bring a chair – all of the pool chairs are used in the meet.

Sharpie Swim Numbers at Home

Please write your child's swim ID number on their arms at home with a Sharpie marker before coming to the pool and before applying sunscreen. If you have forgotten your child's swim number, there is a listing on the Swimmer Number tab.

The HHST concession stand is open during all home meets, generally serving Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza, soda, water, candy, frozen treats, chips and home-made baked goods. Summer 2021 will be a limited menu to abide with government regulations.  Come hungry and support the team!!  At away meets, there will be a concession stand as well.

Inclement Weather Policy

TSA policy is to allow swimming in the rain, but not in thunder and lightning. However, in the event that lightning is seen and/or thunder is heard, the pool will be evacuated and all participants must leave the pool deck. The pool will be closed and will remain closed until at least 30 minutes has passed since the last time thunder is heard and/or lightning is seen. A decision to postpone or continue the meet will be determined by both team's TSA reps and the Meet Director based on numerous factors, including time to complete meet, doppler forecast, etc. The decision may result in shortening the meet to only main events or postponing the meet for another date. In the unfortunate circumstance that the meet needs to be shortened to main events only, the meet is considered complete after breaststroke. Please be sure to follow our plan on RainedOut via our text messages. You can join by sending the word "highcroft" to 84483.

Swim Meet Basics

All weekday swim meets start at 6:00 pm. The first event is the Medley Relay, followed by individual freestyle, backstroke, breastroke and butterfly events for each age group. The last event of the meet is the Freestyle Relay.

For each event, boys swim first then Girls for each age group, starting with 6 & Unders, followed by 7&8 year olds, 9&10 year olds, 11&12 yard olds, 13&14 year olds and 15&up. Age for the meet is based on swimmers age as of June 1st of that year. For the individual events, there will likely be multiple heats of swimmers so all entered swimmers from each team have the opportunity to swim. 6 & Unders swim 15 yard distance ('kid catchers' will be in the pool to help the swimmer to the other end); 7&8 and 9&10 year old swimmers swim 25 yard distance and swimmers age 11& up swim 50 yard distances. (Of note, some pools are in meters, therefore distance will be 15-25-or 50 meters).

Highcroft swimmers are eligible to swim 3 individual events plus relay(s).Swimmers/parents have the opportunity to select which strokes the swimmer will swim. Entry into the relay is based on Coach's discretion. 6& Unders do not swim butterfly and typically do not participate in a relay. Any swimmer, however, may be selected to 'swim up' on an older are group relay if needed.

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Swim Meet Event Line-Up

In each age group, boys swim first, then girls.

Medley Relay (backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle)

7 & 8 100 yard Medley Relay 

9 &10 100 yard Medley Relay

11 & 12 200 yard Medley Relay

13 & 14 200 yard Medley Relay

15 & up 200 yard Medley Relay


6 & under 15 yard freestyle

7 & 8 25 yard freestyle

9 & 10 25 yard freestyle

11 & 12 50 yard freestyle

13 & 14 50 yard freestyle

15 & up 50 yard freestyle


6 & under 15 yard backstroke

7 & 8 25 yard backstroke

9 & 10 25 yard backstroke

11 & 12 50 yard backstroke

13 & 14 50 yard backstroke

15 & up 50 yard backstroke


6 & under 15 yard breaststroke

7 & 8 25 yard breaststroke

9 & 10 25 yard breaststroke

11 & 12 50 yard breaststroke

13 & 14 50 yard breaststroke

15 & up 50 yard breaststroke


7 & 8 25 yard butterfly

9 & 10 25 yard butterfly

11 & 12 50 yard butterfly

13 & 14 50 yard butterfly

15 & up 50 yard butterfly

Freestyle Relay

7 & 8 100 yard Freestyle Relay

9 &10 100 yard FreestyleRelay

11 & 12 200 yard FreestyleRelay

13 & 14 200 yard Freestyle Relay

15 & up 200 yard FreestyleRelay

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Charlotte Rose Head Coach

Hi everyone! I’m Coach Charlotte and can’t wait to be the head coach of the Highcroft Hurricanes again. This is my second summer as head coach and my 6th summer coaching. I swam competitively all throughout highschool and have been on the Hurricanes for 15 years! I’m currently a sophomore at Ole Miss majoring in accounting! I love the Hurricane spirit and can’t wait for an amazing spirited summer. My phone number is (919) 985-3348 and my email is [email protected] please contact me if you have any questions! Can’t wait to see y’all at the pool!

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Ian Lisi Assistant Coach

Hello Hurricanes! My name is Ian Lisi and I am the assistant coach at Highcroft. I will be graduating high school this year and attending Virginia Tech in the fall. I have been swimming for about 9 years and this will be my last time swimming with the team. Can't wait to see all the spirit this season and hope we can win some meets. Go Hurricanes!

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Juyoung Park Junior Coach

Hi guys! My name is Juyoung Park and I am super excited to be coaching again for the 2023 season. Currently, I am a rising senior at Green Level High School where I am also part of the Swim and Dive Team! This will be my 11th year on HHST and my 4th season as a coach. I am looking forward to seeing everyone again this summer!

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Victoria Plant Junior Coach

Hi Hurricanes, my name is Victoria Plant and I am a senior at Green Level High School. This fall, I will be going to UNC Chapel Hill and I will be majoring in Environmental Studies! I have been swimming for 8 years and this will be my 4th year coaching for HHST. I also swim year round at RSA, and when I’m not swimming, you can find me baking or working on environmental projects. I’m looking forward to having lots of fun this summer! See you at the pool!

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Kaitlyn Eklund Junior Coach

My name is Kaitlyn Eklund and I could not be more excited for my fourth year of coaching at HHST and my 11th year of swimming for the team! I am currently a junior at Green Level High School and am 17 years old. I swam year-round for 6 years and swam on my high school swim team this past year. Outside of swimming, I like to play/coach beach volleyball, hang out with friends, and travel. I am looking forward to another awesome swim season and can't wait to meet all of our 2023 swimmers soon!

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Alyssa Eklund Junior Coach

Hello everyone, My name is Alyssa Eklund. I am a rising sophomore at Green Level High School. So excited to start yet another great year with the Hurricanes!! I have been swimming for more than 10 years now, and I can’t wait to use my skills to help you all in the water. Looking forward to a great season that is almost here!! Go Hurricanes!!

Phone: (919) 601-4094
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Jenna Pullen Junior Coach

Hey Hurricanes! I'm Coach Jenna, and I'm super excited to swim with you this year! I've been swimming for HHST since I was 3 years old, and I am now 17! My favorite memory from this team is hearing everybody cheer on the sides of the pool for the freestyle relays at home meets. I'm looking forward to a spirited season and great swimming!

I am currently finishing my senior year in high school at Cary Academy, where I've been swimming for the past 6 years, and I am planning to attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall. 

Phone: (919) 537-6231
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