Classics Swim Meet Info

This weekend is the 32nd annual Southwest Ohio Classic Meet.  It is the largest High School Meet in the nation with over 3,000 athletes participating.  Below is the info you need to know for the swimming portion of the meet:

Prelims on both Saturday/Sunday (WTRC)

Arrival: 6:30 AM Warm-Ups: 6:50 AM Meet Start: 8:00AM


Finals on both Saturday/Sunday (St. Xavier High School) - Qualifiers

Departure: 3:45PM from Centerville High School (please arrive by 3:30)

Arrival: 5:00PM at St. Xavier High School

Warm-Ups: 5:30PM

Meet Start: 6:30PM

Return: 10:30PM at Centerville High School

(Please make sure you arrive promptly at CHS to pick up your swimmers following the meet!)

Note:  Finals is very crowded – spectators need to arrive early to find seats.  St X will have their large gym open as an alternative seating area for spectators to use between swims.


Spectator admission will be:

$6 per preliminary session*

$6 per session for finals (Non qualifiers will be charged full price)

Heat sheets will be $5 for both preliminary sessions.

Heat sheets are $5 for finals sessions.

*No passes are accepted for admissions.  


Please check your job commitments for this weekend online and check in prior to or at the arrival time listed in the job description.  Any questions, please contact Barb Swartz at [email protected].



If you are on the donation list for this weekend, please remember to bring your requested item either Friday night (after 6) or Saturday morning prior to the meet.   Any questions, please contact Terri Rodgers ([email protected]).  Thanks to all who are donating this weekend!


How the meet works:

The top sixteen (16) swimmers in prelims will advance to the finals. The eight (8) fastest will swim in the championship heat and the next eight (8) fastest will swim in the consolation heat.


Prelims will be held at eight (8) locations. The results from each event at each location will be transmitted to a central site where the qualifiers for finals will be determined and then transmitted back for posting. They will also be posted on the web at as they become available.


Coach Launi will send out an email and/or Remind after the meet is over notifying those who have qualified for finals.  Relays can be changed from prelims to finals at the Coach’s discretion.