Each year (September- August) is divided into three seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer
The coaches focus on having the athletes finish each season with a positive meet experience that they can build on for the next season. This is important for several reasons:
It is an extremely motivating way to finish the season which helps to set them up for a good start the next season
It validates the effort the kids have put in at practice
It validates the efforts the parents put into getting their kids to practice, making sure they are eating right, etc.
- Some kids may be needed to fill out relays at one of the meets with qualifying standards- this is a big deal both for the athlete and the team.
Each family needs to attend at least one of the season ending meets, and as such should keep those dates open on their calendars.
The championship meets to end each season are:
Fall Divisional Championships December 6-7; all ages, last chance to make qualifying times for the PNS Championship Meet
PNS Championship Meet December 18-21; all ages, athletes must qualify as an individual or as part of a relay
Senior Sectionals March 11-15; open competition meaning no age groups, anyone who qualifies regardless of age can compete at this meet
NW Region Age Group Championships March 19-22; all ages, athletes must qualify as an individual or as part of a relay
Spring Divisional Championships March 28-29; all ages, for those athletes who have not met the qualifying standards for the previous two meets or
Senior LC Championship July 23-25; open competition meaning no age groups, anyone who qualifies regardless of age can compete at this meet
Age Group LC Championship July 31- August 2; all ages, athletes must qualify as an individual or as part of a relay
Grand Poobah August 8; our season and year ending meet at the end of year; open to all Wave athletes; athletes race short course and get a chance to see how much they have improved over the course of the summer