USA Swimming Junior Nationals (Qualifier)

Jul 31, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018
July 23, 2018


Host - USA Swimming, Inc.

LINK to USA Swimming Meet Page

Locations - William Woollett, Jr. Aquatic Center, Irvine, CA

Facility - Woollett Aquatics Center was completed as a major ren-ovation of the original Heritage Park Aquatics Complex – site of the 1980 USA National Championships and the 1990 Junior Nationals West Championships. The newly renovated Center was completed in September of 2004. The center is an outdoors facility consisting of one con-stant depth (7 feet) competition pool (50 meter by 25 yard) and variable depth warm-up pool (50 meter x 25 yard). In addition, a 25 yard by 25 meter teaching pool is available if necessary for additional warm-up space. Expansive locker room facilities for both men and wom-en are adjacent to the warm-up pool.

This facility was the site of the 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2014 National Championships, the 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2013 Speedo Junior Nationals, and the 2005 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool. It was also the site for the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships.

Important Meet Information -

Credentials - Restricted access to the facility will be strictly enforced. Please wear your credential at all times.

Qualifying Times - The qualifying period is June 1, 2017, through the entry deadline.

Bonus Events - Bonus events will be permitted for this meet. All athletes who qualify for one or more individual events will be per-mitted to enter and swim in up to two bonus events, pro-vided they have achieved the published Bonus Event Time Standards.

Waiver and Release Form - The USA Swimming Waiver and Release Form will be automatically generated by the online system. These forms must be submitted at the registration desk. Make copies as needed for each swimmer. Having this com-pleted will save time during check-in at the competition site. Additionally, a parent or legal guardian must sign form if a swimmer is under the age of majority in his/her home state.

Ready Room - A Ready Room will be used at these Championships prior to each “A” finals heat. Each swimmer in the “A” final (including the fastest-seeded heats of the 1650 events) must report to the Ready Room five minutes preceding the event. Bonus, Conso-lation, and Relay heats will report directly to their assigned start-ing block.

Awards Staging - All medalists in each event should report to the Awards Staging Area in full team warm-up attire immediately following the “A” Finals for their event.

Distance Events - 

A. Swimmers in the 800 and 1500 Freestyle events must be positively checked-in at registration in order to compete in the event.

B. Distance Entry - Any swimmer who qualifies for the 800m or 1500m freestyle events may enter at his/her fastest time or at the qualifying time standard, if entered in two or more individual events on the day of the distance freestyle.

C. The 800m and 1500m freestyle events will be swum slow-est to fastest, alternating women’s and men’s heats, with the fastest heat of each race swum during the evening session. All other heats will be swum so the second fast-est heat of the Men’s event finishes approximately one hour prior to the start of the evening session.

D. Swimmers may qualify for the 800 and 1500 Freestyle events using either the 800 or 1500 qualifying standards (i.e. the conforming or non-conforming distance event standards).

Seeding - 

For these Championships, the seeding order is:
1. Long Course Meters (LCM)
2. Short Course Yards (SCY)
3. Non-conforming LCM (distance events)
4. Non-conforming SCY (distance events)

Finals Session Event Order -

There will be a bonus, consolation, and championship final in each individual event at this Championship (except the 800m and 1500m freestyle events, which will have a championship final only). The order of the final events shall be C, B and A (bonus, consolation and championship).

Awards -

A. Team Awards - Team awards will be presented to the top three teams in Men’s, Women’s, and Combined catego-ries.
B. Individual Awards - Medals will be awarded to all place winners in the “A” final.
C. Individual High Point Awards - High Point Awards will be given to the top scoring male and female.

Time Trials -

Time Trials will be conducted for all swimmers entered in the meet provided there is sufficient time between the end of the preliminary session and the start of warm-ups for the final ses-sion. Time Trial entries will only be taken on-site at the Clerk of Course.

  • Time Trials will be conducted in long course meters each day.
  • A swimmer is limited to a maximum of two Time Trials during the course of the Championships.
  • Relay-only swimmers will be allowed to swim in time trials provided they actually swim on a relay.
  • The Time Trial entry deadline shall be one hour prior to the estimated/published conclusion of that days prelimi-nary session.
  • Except as noted below, Time Trials shall be swum in the order listed under the meet program as follows:
    • First Day: that day’s events, followed by the remain-ing events in the meet.
    • Remaining Days: that day’s events, followed by the remaining events in the meet.
    • The distance freestyle events will typically be offered on only one day of the meet. The day will be deter-mined by the Meet Referee, depending on the size of the meet, time available, etc., and be announced at the General Meeting.
    • The 50s are the last events swum in Time Trials, except on the day(s) which they are contested in the meet, when they will be the first event of time trials.

Entry fees for Time Trials are the same as those established for the meet.