Blue Dolphins’ Aquatics Presents: 

The Wacky Tacky Meet 


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Hillsborough Sportsplex

101 Meadowlands Drive

Hillsborough, NC

 1:30 - 6pm

General Information

Facility Rules:

  • All facility rules and lifeguards are to be obeyed at all times.
  • No running or horseplay. No food or drink on deck with the exception of water. 
  • We have children with very serious allergies, so it is very important that food and drink NOT be on the deck. 
  • No glass containers in the pool area. Please exit to the lobby to eat or drink. Thank you!


The meet will run from 1:30 - 6:00pm 

12:45pm – Volunteer Check-in (Round 1)
1:00pm – Doors Open for swimmers
1:30pm– Warm-Up Begins & Volunteer Check-In (Round 2)
2:30pm – Meet Begins!
6:00pm – Latest Meet will Finish (should finish early)

$15 per swimmer
You do not have to be signed up for April practice to attend the meet! 
The Registration Deadline is Sunday, April 22. 
If you cannot attend the meet and you notify us after April 22, then the meet fee still applies.

Events and Registration 

Meet Entries

  • Meet registration deadline is midnight on Sunday, April 22.
  • All swimmers will be entered in a maximum of 3 individual events if 8&U, and 4 individual events in 9&O, in addition to a possible relay.
  • We may be able to raise the maximum amount of individual events per swimmer once we have a better idea of how many swimmers will be attending the meet.
  • Coaches will choose the events for each swimmer entered. If your child wishes to change one of their events they can speak with a coach at practice. Each swimmer can only swim one event in each subset, e.g. a swimmer will not be entered in both the 9-10 25 Free and 9-10 50 Free, only one or the other.


10&U 100 IM
11&O 200 IM

6&U 25 Free
7-8 25 Free
9-10 25 Free
9-10 50 Free
11&O 100 Free

6&U 25 Breast
7-8 25 Breast
9-10 25 Breast
9-10 50 Breast
11&O 50 Breast
11&O 100 Breast

8&U 50 Free
9-10 100 Free
9&O 200 Free

6&U 25 Back
7-8 25 Back
9-10 25 Back
9-10 50 Back
11&O 100 Back

6&U 25 Fly
7-8 25 Fly
9-10 25 Fly
9-10 50 Fly
11&O 50 Fly
11&O 100 Fly

8&U G 100 Free Relay
8&U B 100 Free Relay
9-10 G 200 Medley Relay
9-10 B 200 Medley Relay
11&O G 200 Medley Relay
11&O B 200 Medley Relay


Each event will be seeded in heats from slowest to fastest.  Events will be divided by age group and gender, and seeded accordingly to time. Some events we may combine genders and age groups if entries are low.


Scoring will be according to age group and by gender.  Two timers will time each lane for each race and the average between the two times will be considered the final time. The scoring will be done according to the final times.   

1st place will be worth 5 points
2nd place will be worth 3 points
3rd place will be worth 1 point. 

In the case of a tie, two of the same place (i.e. two 1sts) will be awarded and points distributed accordingly.

Results and final scores will be completed after the meet and reported to the teams within one week.


Blue Dolphins will provide heat winners prizes and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in all age groups and by gender!

Please remind your child that they are responsible for not missing their events and paying attention to the directions of the team parent(s)! The event number will be clearly displayed in a specific location so that all swimmers will know when to start lining up.




We encourage parents to volunteer during the meet! This will not affect your ability to watch your child compete, since all volunteers will be on the pool deck. Some positions, like swim team parent or clerk of course may be better suited to experienced swim parents. If you are new to swimming, jobs like timer, water distributor, or check in are good places to start!

  • Blue items are ROUND 1 positions, which arrive at 12:45pm.
  • All other items are ROUND 2 positions, which arrive by 1:30pm.

Stroke and Turn Judge:
Need 2; requires experience/training

Head Timer:
Need 1; requires experience/training

Need 8; Use a stopwatch to record the time for the swimmer

Relief Timer:
Need 1; backup time in case a stopwatch malfunctions or isn’t started, as well as relieve timers he need a break for bathroom

Clerk of course:
Need 3; Find swimmers, line them up according to race order and get to starting blocks

Swimmer Check-in:
Need 2: check in swimmers as they arrive; will need to arrive early

Need 2: writes events on swimmer's arms (if not already done) when they arrive; will need to arrive early

Gear Seller:
Need 1: Sells t-shirts, stickers, etc.  Starting a little before check-in and going through warm-ups; will need to arrive early

Tattoo Person:
Need 2: Puts BDA tattoos on swimmer’s arms; will need to arrive early

Heat Winner Person/Water Distributor:
Need 2: Distribute a heat winner "ribbon" to the winner of each heat and Give water to the timers, officials and coaches

Need 2: takes pictures!

We need volunteers to make this a success. Sign-up to volunteer! 

Thank you in advance for your support!