2018 NCSA Summer Championships (Qualifier)

Jul 31, 2018 - Aug 4, 2018
July, 22 2018


Host - National Club Swimming Association, Inc.

LINK to Host Website

Locations - Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN 

Facility - The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C (4). The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming.

  • Competition Pool: Eight-lane, 50-meter pool with a depth ranging from 9’ - 10’, Kiefer-McNeil non-turbulent lane lines with custom designed starting blocks, Colorado electronic timing equipment, and Daktronics scoreboard.
  • Diving Well: Seven-lane, 25-yard pool; water depth 17’
  • Instructional Pool: Six-lane, 50-meter pool; water depth ranging from 4.5’ – 10’
  • Locker rooms are located on both the east and west sides of the pool deck. The IU Natatorium has a seating capacity of approximately 4,700 spectators which includes a handicap accessible section in the west seating area. Concessions will be sold on the main concourse of the facility, and parking is available in the attached garage. The meet and local hosts have no control over pricing for concessions or parking, both of which are managed by IUPUI, nor does the host receive any revenues from either source.

Important Meet Information -

Qualifying Times - Times must be achieved between January 1, 2017, and July 29, 2018, dates inclusive. Long Course Meters (LCM) qualifying times will be seeded first, followed by Short Course Meters (SCM) qualifying times, then Short Course Yards (SCY) qualifying times. Swimmers may compete in no more than three (3) individual events per day. All qualifying individual and relay times must be provable. There are no Upper Time Limits for this meet. Times not provable will be subject to a fine established by NCSA and the swimmer or relay will be scratched and not seeded into the event.

Bonus Events - Bonus entries are permitted if a swimmer has at least one individual event qualifying time. A swimmer with one (1) qualifying time may enter up to three (3) bonus swims; two (2) qualifying times, a swimmer may enter up to two (2) bonus swims; three (3) qualifying times, up to one (1) bonus swim may be entered, and swimmers with four (4) or more qualifying times receives NO bonus swims.
ALL bonus swims must be in events that are 200 meters or less in distance except for the 400 free and 400 IM. To enter the 400 freestyle or 400 IM events as a bonus, the swimmer must have the qualifying time as stated below and verified in OME:

Women   Event   Men
5:04.99 4:32.89 400/500 Free 4:44.59 4:14.79
5:34.99 5:10.99 400 IM 4:13.09 4:48.89

ALL bonus swim entries must be in LCM times and verifiable in OME except the 400 free and 400 IM. A swimmer entering the 400 free or 400 IM may enter in SCY if they meet the qualifying time as stated above and it is verified in OME.

Swimmers with both 800/1500 distance cuts - 
A swimmer may use the Women’s 1500 or the men’s 800 cut as an entry into an additional event as a bonus and that entry will NOT count against their bonus event total. For those with the Women’s 1500 or the Men’s 800 cuts wishing to use that as an additional bonus event, they may enter the 400 freestyle or the 400 individual medley without achieving the bonus standard stated above for those events. THIS ENTRY MAY ONLY BE DONE BY EMAIL TO THE ENTRY COORDINATOR LISTED ABOVE. Please note in the email that the entry is for the Women’s 1500 or Men’s 800 cut. A proof of time for those distance event cuts must be sent with the entry to the entry coordinator for the swimmer to be entered into the event.

Open to any swimmer who swims in any event (including relays). Swimmers are limited to two (2) time trial events for the meet. Time trials count towards a swimmer’s individual daily total. Time Trial entries are $10/individual events and are payable with CASH ONLY on deck at the Clerk of Course. Time Trial participants must provide their own timer and counter, if applicable. Time Trials will be run long course meters and will begin 15 minutes following the conclusion of each day’s preliminary session with the current day’s events swum first followed by subsequent days’ events then any preceding days. The 800 and 1500 freestyle will be offered on a day decided upon by the meet referee and will be announced prior to or during the general meeting.

There will be a time cap on time trials each day dependent upon timelines for the preliminary sessions. The caps will be announced at the general meeting. Time trials will be offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with daily sign-ups for that day’s events only between 7 AM and 10 AM or until the time cap is reached.

Distance Events - The Women’s 800 and Men’s 1500 freestyle will be conducted on a timed finals basis.

On Tuesday, the Women’s 800 will be seeded and swum fast to slow in the preliminary session following the 200 free relays. The fastest heat of the 800 will swim in finals after Event 2, Men’s 200 Medley Relay.

On Saturday, the Men’s 1500 will be seeded and swum slow to fast with the second fastest heat of the men’s 1500 scheduled to finish at the start of finals warm-up. The fastest heat of the Men’s 1500 will swim after the A final of Event 35, Men’s 50 back.

The Women’s 1500 freestyle and the Men’s 800 Freestyle will NOT be offered during this competition but will be available in a time trial.

Swimmers may qualify for the distance freestyle events with either the 800, 1500, 1000, or 1650 time standard. Swimmers entering with alternate distance standards will be seeded last.

Swimmers must provide their own timer and counter for the distance events.

400 Freestyle - 
The 400 freestyle will be seeded and swum fast to slow, alternating women and men in preliminaries. It will be the final event in the preliminary session before the relay heats and the first individual event of the finals session. Please make note of the event order for Friday’s preliminaries and final sessions.

Relays - 
A team may enter no more than two relays in each relay event. Relays must be pre-entered and relay times must be provable by team or aggregate.

Meet Schedule - 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Prelims

  • Warm Up 6:00am
  • Start 8:30am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Finals

  • Warm Up 4:00pm 
  • Start 5:30pm

Awards - 

  • Individual Event Medals 1 thru 8
  • Relay Medals 1 thru 8