2018 Winter Short Course Minnesota Regional Championships

Mar 9, 2018 (02:00 AM) - Mar 11, 2018 (03:00 AM)
February 26, 2018


Minnesota Regional Championships
Hosted by the Minnetonka Swim Club
Friday, March 09, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018

MEET TYPE: This is a 2 ½ day meet to provide a scored season ending championship for swimmers with verifiable times equal to or faster than the "B" standard but slower than the "CH" standard, regardless of course. Swimmers may swim one, two or all three days of the meet.  All new “CH” times achieved and each individual event winner in events 1000 yd/800 m in length and longer, regardless of finish time, advance to the state meet. In events 500 yd in length and shorter the highest placing athlete not achieving the CH time standard in their age group and gender by event advances to the state meet. That means, “Win it and swim it!”

LOCATION: Minnetonka Aquatic Center (17000 Lake Street Extension, Minnetonka, MN 55345)

FEES: $14.00 to enter, and $5.50 per event.  The entry fee includes a PDF of the meet program.

PROGRAMS: Programs will be available via: Meet Mobile, a Pdf on MSI website and a Pdf on host website

ENTRY LIMITATIONS: Age of a swimmer is determined by their age on the first day of the meet. There is a meet maximum of seven (7) individual championship events. Daily maximum of four (4) individual championship events. A total daily maximum of five (5) individual events (championship and time trial). Relays do not count against individual maximums. All entries must be verifiable from January 1, 2017 to present.

“CH” Time is a “CH” Time:  Swimmers who have achieved a “CH” time in either yards or meters CANNOT swim that event at the Minnesota Regional Championship. MSI Legislation states that swimmers with “CH” times must
enter with the time they have, (meters or yards), for the State Meet and cannot use Minnesota Regional Championships as an opportunity to improve their qualifying time.



Friday afternoon session - Warm-ups begin at 4:50 PM and end at 5:50 PM.  The meet starts at 6:00 PM.

Saturday and Sunday Morning sessions - Warm-ups start at 7:20 AM and end at 8:20 AM, the meet starts at 8:30 AM.

Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions - Will not start before 11:30 AM preceded by a minimum of a 60-
minute warm-up period, and a 10-minute break for a coaches meeting.

AWARDS: Awards will be given out to athletes 30 minutes after the posting of the final results, barring  complications with the results.

Individual Events: 1st - 8th place medals.  Certificates will be issued for new “CH” and “A” times.  
Relay Events: 1st - 8th place medals.  

Individual Hi-Point Certificates: Top 3 swimmers in each age group/gender.

8 & Under that includes points earned in 8&U and 10&U events
9-10 that includes points earned in 9-10 and 10&U events
11-12 that includes points earned in11-12 events
13-14 that includes points earned in 13-14 and 13&O events
15-16 that includes points earned in 15&0 and 13&0 events
17 & Over that includes points earned in 15&O and 13&O events

Team Hi-Point Banners: 1st place team in A, AA & AAA Divisions.

Scoring: All individual and relay events will be scored to 24 places. Relays will receive double points.
Individual Event Points: 32-28-27-26-25-24-23-22-20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Relay event points: 64-56-54-52-50-48-46-44-40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2


Amenities: A full service concession stand will be open for the duration of the meet. Northwest Design Custom meet apparel and We Got Game Photography will be on site. A live video feed of the Meet
Scoreboard will be available in both camping gyms.

MRC Relays: Relays will be offered according to the following categories – 10&U, 11-12, 13-14, Senior for each
gender. Each club is limited to an A and B relay per event.

1. No “relay only” swimmers will be permitted to participate on relays. All swimmers must have qualified to swim an individual event in the regional championship in order to participate on relays.

2. Once a swimmer is qualified for the regional championship there is no minimum time they must have to swim a specific stroke/distance on a relay.

3. Any swimmer who has a “CH” time in a stroke/distance may not swim that same stroke/distance on a relay. NOTE: This does not apply if the swimmer achieves a new “CH” time in that stroke/distance event during the regional finals.

4. For 10&U relays they must be comprised of swimmers up to age 10 who are: qualified for the regional championship in their age group and, do not have a “CH” time according to the 10 & under time standards in the
stroke/distance they are swimming on the relay.
For Senior relays they may be comprised of swimmers of any age who are qualified for the regional championship in their age group and, do not have a “CH” time according to the time standards for their age in the stroke/distance they will be swimming on the relay. No swimmers qualified for the age group state meet prior to the MRC may compete as relay lead-off swimmers in the same stroke and distance on a Senior relay.

For 200 Medley Relays ages 13-14 and Senior, a swimmer may not have a “CH” time in the corresponding 100 stroke (i.e. 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, or 100 butterfly).

5. Relay participation will not count against individual daily or meet maximum entry limits.

6. “Win it and Swim It” does not apply to relay event winners. Relays at State are entered according to the rules for the State Meet.

Distance Events: 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. 500 Freestyle, 1000 Freestyle and the 1650 Freestyle heats will be swum fastest to slowest, all age groups (within the session) combined, genders alternating separated for score/awards by age group offered at the meet (per legislation dated June 17, 2008). The 400 IM heats will be swum slowest to fastest, all age groups (within the session combined, genders alternating separated for score/awards by age group offered at the meet (per legislation updated January 15, 2013). Minnesota Scratch rules will be in effect.

AGING UP: Qualifying criterion for regional championship swimmers who age-up between MAC and the MRC: Swimmers are allowed to swim the events from their old age group in which they had “B” time(s), in their new age group, provided: They age up in between the starting dates of Minnesota Achievement Championships (March 3, 2018) and the Minnesota Regional Championships (March 9, 2018). They are either 8 becoming 9, or 10 becoming 11 or 12 becoming 13 or 14 becoming 15. They have B time(s) in their old age group before Minnesota Achievement Championships (March 3, 2018) “B” times made for the younger age group at Minnesota Achievement Championships may not be entered in the Minnesota Regional Championships under this provision. This affects only those events in which a swimmer had B times for Minnesota Achievement Championships (old age group) and do not now have “B” times (new age group). They would be entered at the current B time standard for each event in their new age group for the events they had a B time and would be eligible to receive awards. Relay eligibility is based on the regional championship criteria for that relay type in their new age group.

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.