Time Trials at Y Nationals Championship
FORMAT AND FEE: Time Trials are open only to athletes entered in the Championship meet. The Time Trial Sessions will begin approximately 30 minutes after the Prelims. Each athlete is allowed to enter a total of four (4) Time Trials events for the meet. The Time Trial event fee is $20 per event entered.
An athlete may only swim the stroke being contested in a Time Trials event, e.g. an athlete may not swim backstroke in a breaststroke event in Time Trials.
Once an athlete is entered into Time Trials and the fees paid, there is no refund of the fees.
TIME TRIAL LIMITS: The 1650 free and 1000 Free Time Trials will be limited to2 heats of 8 entries of the fastest seeded swimmers per gender. The 500 Free Time Trial is limited to 5 heats of 8 entries of the fastest seeded swimmers per gender and the 400 IM is limited to 5 heats of 8 entries of the fastest seeded swimmers per gender.
The number of Time Trial entries will be limited so that the Time Trial session will be complete by 2:30 PM each day. Should weather or other exceptional circumstances delay Time Trials, we reserve the right to terminate the time trial session if it will run past 2:30 PM. This is necessary to ensure an orderly transition to the evening Finals Session.
A swimmer may swim more than one Time Trial per day as long as the swimmer complies with the USA-S rules below.
USA-S rules limit the total number of individual event swims (Rule reference 102.2.2 and 102.2.7.
• A swimmer may swim no more than 3 individual events per day in a Prelims/Finals meet
• Time trial events must count as a part of this daily total.
TIME TRIAL ENTRIES: No Times (NT) are not allowed. All Time Trial entry times are subject to Proof of Times check.
Time Trials may be entered online prior to the meet or hand-delivered for entry during the meet. Online entry for Time Trials is under a separate meet entry from the Championship meet entry.
The schedule of time trial events each day will include the events swum during today’s prelim session and the events to be swum during tomorrow’s prelim session.
Online entries are given priority in the event of time restrictions.
We reserve the right to terminate the Time Trial session if it runs past 2:15 PM. If during the entry procedure we project that the 2:15 PM deadline is being reached, we will stop taking Time Trial entries for that particular day.
Time Trial entries can be submitted during the meet at the Time Trial Desk located in a room off the pool deck. The deadline is 10:00 AM for that day’s events, or once the 2:15 PM deadline is projected based on entries already received, whichever comes first.
The Time Trial Desk is open on the pool deck each morning from 7:00-10:00 AM (except Monday).
The cost is $20.00 per event.
Swimmers may only swim the strokes being contested in a given event.