2020 State A Championships
2020 SD Short Course State A Championship Meet
Hosted by SD LSC and Watertown Area Swim Club
Feb. 27, 2020-March 1, 2020
Location: Prairie Lake Wellness Center (enter on North side of the building) 1515 15th St. NE Watertown SD 57201
Deadline: All entries be received no later than Sunday Feb. 23rd. No late entries will be excepted.
Format: This will be a prelim/final meet for the 11 & over age groups. The 1650 and 1000 free events will be timed finals, fastest to slowest, alternating a heat of girls then a heat of boys.
Finals will have an A (1-8) and B (9-16) heat for the 13-14 and 15-16 age groups. 11-12s and 17-19s will have an A Final. The 500 Free and 400 IM will have only an A final for all 13 & over age groups.
10 & Unders will be timed finals.
Event Limit: Swimmers may swim a maximum of 7 individual events for the meet. 10 & under swimmers may swim no more than 6 events per day. 11 & over swimmers may swim no more than 3 events per day. Swimmers may swim 5 relay events for the meet, but no more than 2 per day.
Awards: OVERALL STATE CHAMPION: One individual patch is awarded to the overall champion when the swimmer first attains first place at a State Championship meet in an individual event. One relay patch is awarded to the relay champion team when the relay team swimmers first attains first place at a state championship meet in a relay event. Thereafter, each year the swimmer is awarded only the rocker when an overall first place is earned for each individual or relay event.
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: Medals (1st through 8th) and Ribbons (9th through 16th) will be awarded to the top sixteen swimmers in each individual event.
RELAYS: Medals (1st through 8th) will be awarded in each age group.
TEAM TROPHIES will be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place teams.
INDIVIDUAL HIGH POINT AWARDS: high point awards will be awarded to the top five (5) individuals in each age group and gender.
PERCENTAGE TROPHY will be awarded to the team with the most points per entry, calculated after excluding relay points. Minimum of 7 individual swimmers is required to compete for the Percentage Trophy.
JIM VORHEES SPIRIT AWARD will be presented to the team demonstrating the best sportsmanship and team spirit at the Championship Meet. The recipients of the spirit award will be determined by a five-person committee comprised of a representative from five teams drawn at random at the beginning of the meet. This award will be given on Sunday.