NCSA Age Group Junior Nationals (Qualifying)

Mar 24, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021
March, 13 2021


Dates: March 24-27

Location: Orlando YMCA


This meet is for 14 & under swimmers only.  Swimmers ages 9, 11, 13 need to have obtained at least 1 "AA" time to qualify.  Swimmers aged 10, 12, 14 need to have at least 1 "AAA" time to qualify.

Swimmers with 1-2 cuts may also compete in 5 bonus events. 

See the meet packet for more details about bonus cuts and specific times standards.

#1: Format: Full 4 days, all short course, timed finals, no time trials. Only way we can make it work with athletes and limited spectators….

We are planning on 200 athletes at a time on deck, split by age/gender as applicable to meet this number (we have some hunches on how it will be split, but can’t be sure until we get some numbers coming in, hoping for 2-3 sessions/day), with a limit of 200 spectators per session, this is between 20-25% capacity for the facility.  The bonus of outdoor seating will allow teams to spread out even more.  Only swimmers participating in the session will be allowed in the building during the sessions.  And we will have limited coaches on deck (see planning guide).

There will also be very structured warmup procedures (assigned lanes), firm protocols with number of swimmers per lane, how sprint lanes are done, etc.  we are only running one course, so there will be plenty of warmup/warmdown space during the session (sprint and pace lanes at all times)

#2: qualifying date range: since January 1st, 2019 (same as last march’s meet).

#3: Reservation & Entry fees:  have been adjusted due to the smaller meet, we have some higher expenses (additional tents outside for overflow seating, bleachers, webcast, etc), and roughly half the number of athletes overall.