ZAP Swim Meet Policy
Competition and swim meets are an integral part of our program at ZAP, and part of the training process. We are a competitive, coached, team sport. Our professional coaches decide which events are necessary for each swimmer to participate in accordance with training, goals, etc…
ZAP swimmers are expected sign up for meets following the rules on the USA sanctioned meet sheet for that given meet. Only meets listed on ZAP website are available for entry. Athletes are expected to consult the ZAP website and their coach as to which meets to enter.
When an athlete/swimmer/parent/guardian commits to attend a meet through our Team Unify entry system (via zapswimming.com), they agree to be responsible for payment of entries and any other associated cost with participating in that meet, and to provide a timer for designated shifts during the meet. The best practice is to commit to enter the meet and let the coaches decide the events for the swimmer. ZAP coaches have authority to change, modify or add events for their swimmers. If an athlete is not going to participate both days or must leave a meet early, that must be clearly spelled out in the notes section of the online commitment to the meet as this affects our relay entries as well as timing coverage.
REFUNDS: There are no refunds made to those who commit to a meet and choose not to participate in that meet after the ZAP deadline has passed, regardless of reason. Participating or not, the swimmer/guardian is responsible for the entry fees and will be invoiced accordingly. ZAP prepays all entry fees and cannot be refunded once entries are submitted. We bill you accordingly. To be clear, you are charged for everything you are entered in; scratched events will not be refunded, coach-added events will not be refunded; and timing assignments not fulfilled will be assessed a $50 fine per missed spot.
Swimmers swim, Coaches coach, and Parents parent.
-ZAP Coaching Team