Swimming in Meets
All PUMA swimmers are encouraged to swim in meets. It’s not required but the meets are the fun part! Most meets are for swimmers of all ages and abilities — for each event swimmers are placed in heats with other swimmers of similar speed.
PUMA participates in two competitive swim seasons:
Short Course season runs from September through February. It’s called short course because all of the events are run as a number of lengths of a 25-yard pool (the width of Cuesta College pool or Sinsheimer pool).
Long Course season goes from March through August.. Long course events are held in a 50-meter pool (the length of Cuesta College pool or Sinsheimer pool).
Each season culminates with a trip to the Central California Junior Olympics for those who qualify as well as a local championship meet for the remainder of the team.