Dual Meets at Sabino Vista Hills

The Swordfish welcome you to the Sabino Vista Hills Pool!

Start Times

  • 5:00 - 5:30p: SVH warm-up

  • 5:30 - 6:00p: Visiting Team warm-up

  • 5:45p: Timers Meeting

  • 6:00p: Introduction and National Anthem

  • 6:05p: First heat starts.

Pool Configuration

  • 6 lane pool configuration

  • Pool length is 25 meters

  • Except where required to fill in empty lanes in heats other than heat 1, lanes 1, 2, and 3 are utilized for the visiting team, lanes 4, 5, and 6 will be utilized by SVH.

  • Starting Blocks are on the east (deep) end of the pool.

  • "Fly over" starts may be used at this meet.  

  • 8 & Under swimmers will start from the blocks at the deep end of the pool.  They may choose to dive off of the blocks or the side of the pool at their coach's discretion (and in compliance with any applicable SAAA rules).

  • Swimmers of the second and fourth legs of the 8 & under relays will start in the pool at the shallow (west) end.  There will be no diving in the shallow end.

Timing / Meet Flow

  • SVH reserves the right to consolidate heats as needed.  Coaches will be notified with an updated meet program prior to the start of the meet.

  • SVH reserves the right to combine events as needed.  Coaches will be notified of combined events prior to meet start.  The Starter will announce combined events before starting the swimmers.

Referee and Coaches

  • Meet Referee: Depends on the meet and available parent volunteers.  The meet referee's name will be provided on request at the Meet Director's table (located on the northeast corner of the pool).

  • The head coach is Chris Harrison, assistant coaches are Mason Harrison and Sierra Rafacz.

Swimmer and Parent Responsibilities

  • During swim meets, each swimmer is expected to be ready to swim when his or her heat is called.

  • Only meet officials, timers, and coaches are allowed on the east, south, and west ends of the pool.  Absolutely NO parents are permitted in this area of the pool deck during the swim meet.

  • The children's wading pool is closed during the event.

  • The hot tub (spa) is closed during the event.

Team Seating

  • The area between the grass and the wall on the western end of the pool area, under and around the smaller tan fabric covered ramada, is designated for visiting parents and swimmers. 

  • Feel free to bring tents, blankets and chairs to make yourselves comfortable.

  • A cleared area at the northwest corner of the pool is designated for visiting parents to watch their children swim.  There are no chairs permitted in this observation area which is marked with flags and a sign.

Snack Bar

  • The SVH Snack Bar, called "The Grill on the Hill", will offer dinner and snack items. The grill is located inside the doors to the right of the pool entrance.

  • Hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta and green salads, and an assortment of water, soft drinks, candy, and other snacks are available for purchase.

  • We accept cash only.


  • The dedicated parking lot for the pool is very small, overflow parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.

  • There is NO PARKING on the edges of the street where it is divided by a median (Larrea Ln. south of the main pool parking lot entrance).  Please park to the north and east of the pool.

  • We ask that everyone be careful not to block driveways or mailboxes and avoid parking in coned off areas.