AQJT First Virtual Meet

Jul 25, 2020
June, 30 2020



Meet Host:

Aquajets Swim Team

Meet Type:

Sanctioned- AQJT First Virtual Meet (teams participating Foxjets, West Express, Hurricanes and Rochester)

Aquajets Swim Team will be the host team.  The host team is responsible for completing all the requirements on the MNSI Swim Meet Sanction Checklist. In addition, the host will merge the meet after each team has completed the meet for results purposes.  Each team will run the meet on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 at times that are available at each participating team’s facility and will finish all sessions by 8:00 PM.

Teams that are able to participate in this meet are teams and athletes that are registered within MNSI. Teams invited must be able to run a full meet at their pool.  This includes providing their own officials, volunteers and equipment needed to run the meet at their pool. Teams will comply with the current state, local, health and USA Swimming guidelines available on the meet date and should meet or exceed all requirements in their facility during the meet. It is not the host team’s responsibility to ensure each team is following the state, local, health and USA Swimming guidelines. The meet will be limited to 10 teams.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exits in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

USA Swimming, Inc., cannot prevent you (or your child(ren)) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in the USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in a USA Swimming sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

By attending or participating in this competition, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19 and forever release and hold harmless USA Swimming, Minnesota Swimming, Aquajets Swim Team and each of their officers, directors, agents, employees or other representatives from any liability or claims including personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims you may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, in connection with exposure, inflection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to participation in this competition.

You acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that your family, including child(ren), may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while on site at the pool or facility and that such exposure or infection may result in the personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. You understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the pool or facility may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, the Aquajets Swim Team and other swim teams participating in the meet and pool management company’s employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.


Aquajets Aquatic Center, 6545 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344


Swimmers will be assigned a lane for warm ups and an area to wait in between races. Aquajets will utilized the 5L pool for warm up/cool down through out the meet. At all times throughout the meet,  the maximum number of swimmers per a lane for warm up/cool down will be 4 swimmers.

Swimmers, coaches, and volunteers will not be allowed to enter the facility until the previous session has ended.  This is very similar to the way the practice groups are happening at this current time.

When swimmers are done with all of their races for the meet and finshed their cool down if needed, it is expected swimmers will leave the facilty at this time.

Draft of Timeline and Schedule - a delay between heats is added in this timeline to allow for swimmers to exit the pool. Meet will be run at a slower pace than normal to help maintain social distancing at all times throughout the meet.

Session 1 (15 & Over) - currently 70 swimmers (session FULL)

Warm ups start at 7:00 AM, Meet starts at 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM

Session 2 (12-14 year olds) - currently 49 swimmers

Warm ups start at 10:45 AM, Meet starts at 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM

Session 3 (11 & Under) - currently 32 swimmers

Warm ups start at 1:45 PM, Meet starts at 2:15 PM until 4:00 PM

Final timeline will be available after July 13th, 2020.  At this time if a swimmer would like to switch events please email before July 13th, 2020 at 8:00 PM.


No awards will be given, and results will not be posted during the meet.  Programs and results will be available via Meet Mobile. 

Entry Limits:

Age of a swimmer is determined by their age on the first day of the meet. A swimmer may compete in a maximum of 3 individual events per day. All seed times must be in yards and NT will be accepted. This meet will be pre-seeded, and no deck entries will be allowed. 

Each team will be limited to a maximum of 55 swimmers, 5 coaches, 5 officials, and 15 volunteers on the pool deck at any given time during a session.

COVID-19 Procedures:

Due to the current COVID-19 environment, all participating teams are strongly discouraging spectators at this time, however there are many volunteer roles that will be required. Aquajets will be providing a live stream option for the meet, more details to come! All teams will continuously monitor the evolving guidelines pertaining to group size as it relates to COVID-19 and guidelines from various local and state agencies. Limiting the amount of people in the facility at this time will help keep the swimmers, coaches, officials and volunteers safe during the meet. Teams participating will provide at least two adult volunteers to be present with/observe swimmers when they are in areas outside of the pool deck.

There will be NO food offered in the dryland area like Aquajets has done in previous meets. Families should plan accordingly.

Each team should provide bottled water for officials, coaches and volunteers during meet. Officials, coaches and volunteers that will be attending multiple sessions during the meet can be provided food in between sessions.

Each team participating in the meet will abide by their team’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plans for their facility, including entry/exit procedures into the facility and cleaning protocols. However, the following items are required for teams to participate in the meet:
1. Complete your team’s LSC Sanction Requirements and include this document with the team entries that are submitted. The host team will submit all the LSC Sanction Requirements from participating teams to MNSI. The host team is required to include their LSC Sanction Requirements with the sanction request.


2. All teams need to have anyone entering the facility for the meet to complete a waiver. If teams have already completed this in their Return to Practice procedures for swimmers and coaches, then only needs to be done for volunteers, spectators and officials for this meet.

3. Each team’s Deck/Meet Referee will meet together before Friday July 24th at 7:00 PM to determine the format of how each meet will be run. All locations will use the same format that is agreed upon by the Deck/Meet Referees.

4. Mandated capacity limits must be followed.

5. Officials, coaches, volunteers, spectators and swimmers must wear a face mask at all times except for swimmers when they are in the water. Swimmers should plan on bringing extra face masks as theirs may get wet and plastic baggies to put used masks in throughout the meet.

6. Swimmers must enter and leave the building in their swimsuits. Locker rooms will be off-limits, and a bathroom for the swimmers will be available for emergency use only, one person at a time. Drinking fountains will also be unavailable.

7. Ingress into the facility (for EVERYONE) must include health screening questions and should include temperature screening either at the facility or prior to arrival, no person shall be admitted with a temperature over 99.5 F or in accordance with CDC, or local health department recommendations.

8. Only 1 lane timer per a lane will be used during the meet.

9. Teams participating will communicate all expectations and protocols for the meet to their team participants and observers in a timely matter before the meet date to ensure all participants are clearly aware of the requirements.

10. Officials, coaches, volunteers, spectators and swimmers must maintain current social distancing guidelines throughout the meet. Some suggestions to help maintain social distancing are, but not limited to:

a. Group swimmers within a session to an assigned area to wait in between races. This will also help with contact tracing if a positive test of COVID-19 were to be reported after the meet. These swimmers, if not in the water, should only be in their assigned area. Have swimmers bring their own chair to use during the meet or an extra towel to sit on. To comply with Safe Sport/MAAPP ensure at least 2 adult volunteers are present with swimmers when they are in areas outside of the pool deck.

b. Add 1-2 volunteers per session to help monitor social distancing during the meet, similar to meet/safety marshals.

c. Add additional tables, if necessary, for the Meet Admin Table to ensure spacing.


AQJT $25.00 Facility Fee and $2.20 MNSI Splash Fee.

To Register:

All athletes must commit/decline by Sunday, June 30th, @ 11:59 PM

Order of Events:

[Please see the .pdf below for detailed information about the meet.]

    Session 1
1    Girls 15 & Over 100 IM
2    Boys 15 & Over 100 IM
3    Girls 15 & Over 200 Butterfly
4    Boys 15 & Over 200 Butterfly
5    Girls 15 & Over 100 Freestyle
6    Boys 15 & Over 100 Freestyle
7    Girls 15 & Over 200 Backstroke
8    Boys 15 & Over 200 Backstroke
9    Girls 15 & Over 100 Breaststroke
10   Boys 15 & Over 100 Breaststroke 
11   Girls 15 & Over 400 IM
12   Boys 15 & Over 400 IM
13   Girls 15 & Over 50 Freestyle
14   Boys 15 & Over 50 Freestyle
15   Girls 15 & Over 100 Backstroke
16   Boys 15 & Over 100 Backstroke
17   Girls 15 & Over 200 Breaststroke
18   Boys 15 & Over 200 Breaststroke 
19   Girls 15 & Over 200 Freestyle
20   Boys 15 & Over 200 Freestyle
21   Girls 15 & Over 100 Butterfly
22   Boys 15 & Over 100 Butterfly
23   Girls 15 & Over 200 IM
24   Boys 15 & Over 200 IM
25   Girls 15 & Over 500 Freestyle
26   Boys 15 & Over 500 Freestyle

    Session 2
27    Girls 12-14 100 IM
28    Boys 12-14 100 IM
29    Girls 12-14 200 Butterfly
30  Boys 12-14 200 Butterfly
31  Girls 12-14 100 Freestyle
32  Boys 12-14 100 Freestyle
33  Girls 12-14 200 Backstroke
34  Boys 12-14 200 Backstroke
35  Girls 12-14 100 Breaststroke
36   Boys 12-14 100 Breaststroke 
37   Girls 12-14 400 IM
38   Boys 12-14 400 IM
39   Girls 12-14 50 Freestyle
40   Boys 12-14 50 Freestyle
41   Girls 12-14 100 Backstroke
42   Boys 12-14 100 Backstroke
43   Girls 12-14 200 Breaststroke
44   Boys 12-14 200 Breaststroke 
45   Girls 12-14 200 Freestyle
46   Boys 12-14 200 Freestyle
47   Girls 12-14 100 Butterfly
48   Boys 12-14 100 Butterfly
49   Girls 12-14 200 IM
50   Boys 12-14 200 IM
51   Girls 12-14 500 Freestyle
52   Boys 12-14 500 Freestyle

    Session 3
53  Girls 11 & Under 200 IM
54  Boys 11 & Under 200 IM
55  Girls 11 & Under 50 Breaststroke
56  Boys 11 & Under 50 Breaststroke
57  Girls 11 & Under 100 Freestyle
58  Boys 11 & Under 100 Freestyle
59  Girls 11 & Under 100 Backstroke
60  Boys 11 & Under 100 Backstroke
61  Girls 11 & Under 100 IM
62   Boys 11 & Under 100 IM
63   Girls 11 & Under 50 Freestyle
64   Boys 11 & Under 50 Freestyle
65   Girls 11 & Under 50 Butterfly
66   Boys 11 & Under 50 Butterfly
67   Girls 11 & Under 100 Breaststroke
68   Boys 11 & Under 100 Breaststroke 
69   Girls 11 & Under 200 Freestyle
70   Boys 11 & Under 200 Freestyle
71   Girls 11 & Under 50 Backstroke
72  Boys 11 & Under 50 Backstroke
73   Girls 11 & Under 100 Butterfly
74   Boys 11 & Under 100 Butterfly
75   Girls 11 & Under 500 Freestyle
76   Boys 11 & Under 500 Freestyle