MRC Championships Hosted by West Express (Entries due Feb 18)

Feb 28, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020
February, 18 2020


Minnesota Regional Championships
WEST Express Swim Team

Friday, February 28, 2020 — to — Sunday, March 01, 2020

Recommended for ALL QUALIFIED MAKOS - please discuss with your lead coaches.

Meet Type: This is a 2 ½ day meet to provide a scored season ending championship for swimmers with verifiable times equal to or faster than the "MRC" standard but slower than the "CH" standard, regardless of course. All new “CH” times achieved and each individual event winner, regardless of finish time, advance to the state meet. That means, “Win it and swim it!” This is a closed meet. Only swimmers from the MN LSC can participate. Teams must attend their assigned zoned meet.

Advancing to the State Meet:
1. Individual event champions are eligible to advance to State when the event is offered at State. That means, “Win it and Swim it!”

MRC individual events and corresponding State events
MRC event (SC) State event (SC)
8&U 8&U
10&U 10&U
9-10 9-10
11-12 11-12
13-14 13-14
15-16 Senior
17&O Senior
Para Events Para Events

2. All swimmers who achieve new “CH” times are eligible to advance to State regardless of
whether they are an individual event champion or not.

Fees: $8.00 MSI Entry Fee, $7.50 per individual splash ($5.50 Splash Fee + $2.00 Facility Splash Fee),
$30.00 per relay splash ($22.00 Relay Splash + $8.00 Facility Splash Fee).

Time Schedule: Friday afternoon session – Warm-ups at 5:00 PM to 5:50 PM meet starts at 6:00 PM. Saturday and Sunday Morning sessions: Warm-ups start at 7:20 AM to 8:20 AM, meet starts at 8:30 AM. Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions will not start before 11:30 AM preceded by a minimum of a 10-minute warm-up period.

Meet Location: Pioneer Ridge Middle School, 1085 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, MN 55318 (at the corner of Pioneer Trail and Audubon Road)

Directions:  Take HWY 212 to the Cty Rd 41 exit, head south to Pioneer Trail and turn right and go past Chaska High School and PRMS is on the right.

Entry Limitations: Age of a swimmer is determined by their age on the first day of the meet. There is a meet
maximum of seven (7) individual events (11 with time trials). Daily maximum of four (4) individual events and one (1) relay event. A total daily maximum of six (6) individual events (championship and time trial). Relays do not count against individual maximums. All entries must be verifiable from January 1, 2019 to present. The meet will be seeded with conforming times first and nonconforming times thereafter.

Time Trials: Time trials will be offered, time permitting at the discretion of the meet referee. Time trials are open only to swimmers in the meet. Swimmers may swim a total of six (6) events per day including Championship and Time Trial Events. Sign up will be at the Admin/Meet Management table. There will be a cost of $10.00 per time trial event. A 10-minute warm-up for time trials will be allowed as time permits at the discretion of the meet referee. Time trial swimmers are required to supply their own timer.

  • Any time trial must be submitted by the athlete’s coach.

TEAM COLORS Please wear either black/gold or NSAC apparel for warm ups at all swim meets. This promotes a more unified presence and promotes more team pride.

SPORTSMANSHIP  Shake hands with opponents after races regardless if you won or lost, no goggle or cap throwing and only draw positive attention to our team.

EVENTS Coaches have the final say in all events that swimmers compete in. If you are entered into an event you do not want to swim, still give it your best. The coaches have your best interest in mind and put you in events they believe you can swim.

BE EARLY Please arrive 15 MINUTES prior to the start of meet warm ups.

COMMUNICATION  Speak with your coaches before and after each race.

CHEERING It is important to cheer on your teammates throughout the duration of the whole meet. This helps to create a unified and supportive environment.