Jul 26, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
July, 16 2019



OKS Long Course State Championships is the second of two championship meets in Oklahoma Swimming for the short-course season. All swimmers with qualifying times are expected to attend. The minimum qualifying time standards can be found in the meet book below. 


This meet is a full, three-day, six-session championship meet, which includes prelims and finals, for swimmers 19 and under. Athletes may enter up to 3 individual events per day for a total of 8 events. All relays are swum in the morning sessions, except for 10 & under relays, which are swum during the evening sessions.

For many athletes, this is their first Prelims/Finals meet. At this meet, all athletes ages 11 and older will swim in prelims in the morning sessions. Then the top 8 swimmers per age group from each event will return in the evening Finals session to race again. Swimmers ages 10 & under will swim their events at night, during the Finals session. They only swim each race once.

The finalists are announced during the morning sessions, as soon as an event’s results have been finalized. It is the swimmer’s responsibility to determine if he/she has qualified for Finals. He/she may do so by checking the posted results at the Clerk of Course table (do NOT rely on Meet Mobile). If a swimmer is listed as a first or second alternate, the swimmer should return for Finals, warm up and be ready to race in the event another swimmer has scratched. If a swimmer is unable to swim in Finals, he/she must scratch at Clerk of Course within 30 minutes of the results being announced. Please see below for information on penalties assessed for missing events or not scratching an event.




Session start time*

Fri., July  26


Prelims for swimmers ages 11 & older

8:30 a.m.

Fri., July  26


Finals for all ages, plus timed finals for 10 & Under

5 p.m.

Sat., July  27


Prelims for swimmers ages 11 & older

8:30 a.m.

Sat., July  27


Finals for all ages, plus timed finals for 10 & Under

5 p.m.

Sun., July  28


Prelims for swimmers ages 11 & older

8:30 a.m.

Sun., July  28


Finals for all ages, plus timed finals for 10 & Under

4:30 p.m.

*NOTE: Session start time is when RACING is expected to begin. Warm up times will be announced the week of the meet, and coaches will email the team a day or two before the meet. Warm-ups may begin up to 90 minutes prior to session start time.


Mitch Park YMCA/EPS Aquatic Center, 2901 Marilyn Williams Dr., Edmond, Oklahoma



The 400 IM, 400 Free, 800 Free and 1500 Free are positive check-in events. After check-in closes for the 400 IM and 400 free, the top 8 will be seeded to swim at night in the finals session. The rest of the swimmers will swim in prelims.  One heat each of the top 8 seeded female and male athletes 13-19 will swim in Finals in tboth he 800 and 1500.  An athlete who may be seeded in finals must declare to down seed by the scratch deadline for that event otherwise they will be seeded in finals at their entry time.  Requests for any down seeding will be seeded at the slowest non-conforming time for the meet which is SCY.  All other heats will swim in prelims and will alternate women/men swimming fastest to slowest.

NOTE: If you positive check-in for an event and then do not swim, you will be penalized according to OKS rules.


There are penalties for swimmers who miss their events.

  • If a swimmer does not scratch his/her event but fails to show up for that event in prelims he/she will be barred from all other events that day.  Additionally that swimmer will not be seeded in any other individual events on succeeding days unless the swimmer declares an intent to swim prior to the close of the scratch box for the day's events.
  • A swimmer who qualifies for a championship final but fails to compete (and did not scratch ahead of time) will be barred from further competition in the meet.
  • A swimmer who fails to appear for a final heat on the last day of the meet (and did not scratch ahead of time) shall be fined $100 for each event not swum.


Friday prelim events must scratch down no later than 15 minutes after the conclusion of the Thursday general meeting of the LSC.  Scratches for Saturday and Sunday prelim events close 30 minutes after the start of the finals session preceding each day's competion.



Are not accepted at this meet.


Time Trials will be offered at the conclusion of each day’s prelim session only for those athletes attempting to achieve a qualifying time for Central Zones, Futures, Jr. National, or any other USA Swimming National level meet. Time Trials count against a swimmer’s daily event limit.


Medals for first through third place and ribbons fourth through eighth are awarded in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19. Medals are awarded for relays in first through third places. Team awards are given per age group (girls/boys) and also overall.

OKS awards an LSC Short-Course Distance High-point award in 13-14, 15-16, 17-19 for male and female. These are awarded to the swimmers in each age group who score the most points in the 400 free, 800 free, 1500 free and 400 IM.

OKS also awards individual high-points to the following age groups: 9 & under, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, and 17-19.


Coaches, officials, athletes and volunteers are permitted on deck. Parents must sit upstairs in the spectator area.


$10 for meet program. 


Will be available.