swim meet


plural swim meets
chiefly US
: a large gathering of athletes for a swimming competition

Examples of swim meet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most weekends, my husband and I find ourselves on the sidelines of a swim meet. Melissa Willets, Parents, 3 Oct. 2023 Sarah visited the campus from a young age, watching her brother compete in swim meets at the school, eating at Laura’s favorite restaurants from college and walking around the campus, just as her mother did in middle school. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 There are swim meets and dinners and school events. Alix Strauss, New York Times, 16 Apr. 2023 Dalton Sousa, a former collegiate swimmer at Roger Williams University, posed for a photo with his parents at a college swim meet. Maggie Scales, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Aug. 2023 Another collegiate swimmer, Cole Goyette of the University of Redlands, said his team has been discussing an incident earlier this month in Columbus, Ohio, where a 14-year-old had a cardiac event in the water during a swim meet. Annika Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2023 The 36th iteration of the Carroll County Invitational swim meet Wednesday featured great food, friendly competition and record-breaking performances as the county’s best were on display in a relaxed but competitive atmosphere. Timothy Dashiell, Baltimore Sun, 20 July 2023 Chamblee was involved in a crash on the way to a swim meet in Scottsboro, according to team. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 13 July 2023 The results wouldn’t matter, just the experience of seeing what goes into a swim meet. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 20 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swim meet was in 1905

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“Swim meet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swim%20meet. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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