Senior State Meet at Eden Prairie Community Center

Mar 15, 2018 (02:00 AM) - Mar 18, 2018 (02:00 AM)
March, 2 2018


Meet Info posted below and on MSI's website

Team swim caps required for all swimmers.  Please purchase one from a coach at practice, if you need one. $13 for silicone and $4 for latex.

Meet Type: This is a 3 1⁄2 day state championships meet for all swimmers with verifiable Senior Championship qualifying times. This is a closed meet. Only swimmers from the Minnesota LSC can participate



Pool Location: Eden Prairie Community Center: 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

  1. Take Hwy 5 (from the east or west) to Eden Prairie Road (County Rd 4). Go north on Eden Prairie Road to Valley View Road. Turn left (west) onto Valley View. Just past the fire station, take the first right into the Community Center complex. The Aquatic Center entrance is on the south side of the building (adjacent to Valley View Road). 


Time Schedule:



Deck Access


Competition Start



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Thurs., March 15 (Timed Finals)

4:15 PM

4:30 PM

5:50 PM

6:00 PM


Fri., March 16 (Prelims)

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7:15 AM

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7:30 AM

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8:50 AM

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9:00 AM


Fri., March 16 (Finals)

3:45 PM

4:00 PM

4:50 PM

5:00 PM


Sat., March 17 (Prelims)

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7:15 AM

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7:30 AM

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8:50 AM

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9:00 AM


Sat., March 17 (Finals)

3:45 PM

4:00 PM

4:50 PM

5:00 PM


Sun., March 18 (Prelims)

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7:15 AM

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7:30 AM

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8:50 AM

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9:00 AM


Sun., March 18 (Finals)

3:45 PM

4:00 PM

4:50 PM

5:00 PM


Meet Format: All events individual events and the 800 Free Relay are deck seeded. All swimmers must report to their blocks for the start of their heat. Relays will be timed finals and will be swum to completion at Finals. Timed final individual events are described under Positive Check-in.

Finals Qualifications: The Top 24 qualifiers in each prelim/finals event advance to Evening Finals. The top 8 qualifiers will swim in the Championship heat, the 9 th-16 th qualifiers will swim in the Consolation heat, and the 17 th- 24 th qualifiers will swim in the Bonus heat. All 24 places will score. All swimmers must report to their blocks for the start of their heat. 


NOTE: Teams must supply their own timers for swimmers participating in the 1000 and 1650 Freestyle. The top 8

seeds swim in Finals and timers will be supplied for those swimmers.


Entry Limitations: A swimmer may enter a maximum of 9 individual events but can only compete in a maximum 3

individual events per day to a maximum of 7 individual events in the meet. Relay events do not count against daily or

meet maximums. All seed times must be either short course yards (seeded first) or long course meters (seeded last).

Only swimmers from the MN LSC can participate.


Relays: All relays will be swum with finals. All relays must have one (1) swimmer who achieved the championship
(CH) qualifying time or faster and is entered in at least one individual event at the meet.
1. Limit of one (1) relay per gender per club per relay event
2. All swimmers must be registered members of the club they are swimming with. No unattached swimmer
may swim on a relay, nor can there be an “unattached relay” entered in an event.
3. Relay only swimmers must be entered in the meet by the entry deadline. Teams cannot use any relay only
swimmers unless they were entered prior to the meet entry deadline.
All relay swimmers must meet the requirements 1-3 above. Please follow the relay entry instructions in OME


Fees: $3.00 per entrant listed on the entry sheet, $5.50 per individual splash or relay spot, a $15.00 Facility Fee, $5.00 Program Fee 


Scratch Rules: All individual events will conform to USA Swimming National Scratch Procedure Rules (207.11.6 AE). There is no penalty for failure to compete in a timed final event. A coach or a swimmer may declare a false start. 

Scratch Deadline: A scratch box will be available at the Clerk of Course table throughout all meet sessions. All athletes or their coaches are required to fill out a scratch slip, verified by the Clerk of Course, and place it in the scratch box prior to the scratch deadline for that event. This applies to all events, timed final, preliminary and relays. 


Ø Thursday Timed Finals - Scratch deadline for Thursday, March 15, 2018 events shall be 15 minutes after the start of Thursday warm-ups. The deck opens 4:15 p.m., warm-ups start 4:30 p.m., scratch deadline 4:45 p.m.


  • Scratch deadline for Friday, March 16, 2018 events shall be 30 minutes after the start of Thursday, March 15, 2018 evening finals session. (Competition starts at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Scratch deadline for Saturday, March 17, 2018 events shall be 30 minutes after the start of Friday, March 16, 2018 evening finals session. (Competition starts at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Scratch deadline for Sunday, March 18, 2018 events shall be 30 minutes after the start of Saturday, March 17, 2018 evening finals session . (Competition starts at 5:00 p.m.) 

Finals - USA Swimming National Scratch Procedure Guidelines (207.11.6 D) will be followed. 

Positive Checkin: Entrants in the 400 IM, 500, 1000 and 1650 Freestyle must check in and confirm their intention to compete prior to the scratch deadline for that day’s events in order to be seeded. Declaration of AM or PM swim is required for 1650 entrants.

Relay cards designating the swimmers’ names shall be submitted to meet management on the day of the relay. Names and order of swimmers may be changed up to the time of the swim.