2018 Winter Short Course Minnesota Achievement Championships
2017 Winter Short Course Minnesota Achievement Championships hosted by the Alexandria Swim Club
Meet Type: This is a 2 day Championship meet for all Wave swimmers with verifiable entry times slower than a “B” time standard. All “C” and “Pre-C” times qualify. For Swimmers with C or Pre-C times this will be their last meet of the season. Swimmers earning new B times at this meet may advance to swim those new events at Regionals.
Fees: $3.00 to enter the meet and $5.50 per individual splash. Programs are NOT included in the entry fee. Programs will be for sale at the meet.
Entry Limitations: Age of a swimmer is
determined by their age on the first day of the meet. A swimmer may
compete in a maximum of 4 individual events per day and 1
relay. All swimmers must have verifiable time slower
than a B time standard. These times must be verifiable from January 1, 2017 to present.
MAC Relays: 200 Freestyle Relays will be offered according to the following categories – 10&U, 12&U and 13&O
for each gender on Saturday and Mixed 10&U, 12&U and Open Relays on Sunday. Each club is limited
to three (3) relays per event. Ribbons for 1st-8th place will be awarded for each relay event. Coach Milburn will take care of entering swimmers into relays.
Saturday and Sunday morning warm-up sessions will start at 7:50AM and end at 8:50AM. The meet will start at 9:00AM.
Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions will not start before 11:00AM following a minimum of a 45 minute warm-up.
Individual Events: Strip Ribbons, 1st – 8th Place
Relays: Strip Ribbons, 1st – 8th Place
Certificates will be issued for new Champ, A and B times. Awards will be given out to athletes 30 minutes after the posting of the final results, barring complications with the results.
Programs: Programs will be on sale during the meet.
Amenities: Camping will be available in the
gymnasium across from the pool. Concessions will be
Meet Location: Discovery Middle School 510 McKay Ave N. Alexandria, MN 56308
Directions: Exit 103 North off I-94 onto MN Hwy
29. Turn Right on 34th Avenue West. Follow for 4.6 miles to
Discovery Middle School. School will be on your left (or West side of McKay Ave). Pool is located on the north side of the building. Use front parking lot and enter front doors.
Facility: 8 lanes, 25 yard indoor pool with
lanelines and backstroke pennants. Slanted Starting blocks are
inches above the water surface.
Distance Events: The 400 IM, 500 Free, 1000 Free, & 1650 Freestyle: These events will be deck seeded upon completion of the positive check-in. Positive check-in is required by the time stated at the coaches meeting at the timing table. Minnesota Scratch rules will be in effect. Heats for distance events may be combined across gender at the Meet Referee’s discretion.
Saturday AM: The 400 IM will be swum slowest to fastest. The 1650 will be swum fastest to slowest.
Saturday PM: The 400 IM will be swum slowest to fastest. The 500 and 1650 will be swum fastest to slowest and combine age groups when seeding.
Sunday AM: The 500 free will be swum fastest to slowest and combine age groups when seeding. The 1000 free will be swum fastest to slowest.
Sunday PM: The 400 IM will be swum slowest to fastest. The 500 free and 1000 free will be swum fastest to slowest and combine age groups when seeding.
Additional criteria for entering the 1000 Freestyle or the 1650 Freestyle events:
1. Swimmers with at least a “C” time in the 400/500 Free may use that time to become eligible for the 1000 or 1650 provided they have not swum these events before (enter using “NT” ). Note: this rule applies to this meet but not to the Minnesota Regional Championships or STATE meet.
2. Swimmers with at least a “C” time in the 800/1000 may use that time to become eligible for the 1650 and vice-versa provided they have not swum the event before (enter using “NT”). Note: this rule applies to this meet but not to the Minnesota Regional Championships or STATE meet.
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. Time trials count toward a swimmer’s daily entry limit (but not against their overall individual championship event total for the meet -See Entry Limitations). 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.
Hotel Room Block: The Alexandria Swim Club has a room block set aside at Arrowwood Resort for the nights of Friday February 2nd and Saturday the 3rd. Please call 866-386-5263 and mention the Alexandria Swim Club when you book to receive a rate of $139 a night.