Bob Rueppel Mini Meet 

The Bob Rueppel Mini Meet at Old Orchard Swim Club is a swimming meet for children ages 9 and under will return on Sunday, July 7th, 2024. Since 1969, children ages 9 and under from Cherry Hill, Marlton, Haddonfield, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mt Laurel, Pennsauken, Merchantville, Voorhees, and other towns in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and Delaware have competed in this premier event.  The focus is on the younger swimmers and their families- its their chance to be in the spotlight or to try out a new stroke or distance event.

The Meet features 61 events, including fun “kick board” races for the youngest participants!  Old Orchard also runs “Hot Heats” with small prizes to the winners of these randomly selected heats.  The continued success of this annual event is in part due tothe fun, relaxed,and safe outdoor swimming environment offered by Old Orchard Swim Club.

This is truly the perfect event for young children to experience the joys of competitive swimming! Come be apart of one of South Jersey’s oldest and most beloved summer swimming competitions- The Bob Rueppel Mini Meet at The Old Orchard Swim Club.

Please direct all questions to our eager-to-help Mini Meet Committee Members

at: [email protected]  

Simply put- The Bob Rueppel Mini Meet is our favorite day!


Meet Information

Warm-ups: 7:00 AM

(warm-up schedule will be posted here on July 6 by 4pm)

National Anthem: 8:00 AM

Start Time: 8:05 AM

Event Limit: No more than 5 individual events and 2 relay events per swimmer

New This Year Online Entry Form:

Click here to Enter Your Swimmer

Coaches: email [email protected]  to receive the electronic entry file.


Why become a sponsor?

Corporate sponsorships are an integral part to make this meet successful.

Partnerships between the business leaders and the community will help to promote swimming and opportunities for our young swimmers.

Sponsorships in the program book provide great opportunity for our corporate friends to gain marketing exposure.

Click to download the Sponsorship Packet


Thank you to our 2023 Presenting Sponsor:


Entry Information

Event Files for coaches will be available to download here closer to the event

Entry Information is available in the Meet Packet