Vince Herring Classic ~ Rochester

Feb 16, 2018 (02:00 AM) - Feb 18, 2018 (02:00 AM)
December, 13 2017



Meet Host:

The 2018 Vince Herring Classic Swim Meet ~ Rochester, MN

Meet Type:

This is a 2 ½ day meet with timed final and prelim-final sessions. The top 16 finishers in each preliminary event will advance to the evening session of finals.


Rochester Recreation Center Natatorium - 21 Elton Hills Drive, Rochester, MN


Session 1 - Fri AM - Timed Finals - Warm-ups 12:00-1:00p; Meet 1:05p

Session 2 - Fri PM -12 & U Timed Finals Warm-ups not before 3:00p

Session 3 - Sat AM - 13 & O Preliminaries - Warm-ups 6:45-7:50; Meet 8:00a

Session 4 - Sat PM - 12 & U Timed Finals - Warm-ups not before 11:00a

Session 5 – Sat Finals (Top 16 13 & O) - Warm-ups not before 3:00p; Meet –Not before 4pm

Session 6- Sun AM - 12 & U Timed Finals - Warm-ups 7:20-8:25; Meet 8:30a

Session 7 - Sun PM -13 & O Timed Finals - Warm-ups not before 11:00a

**Warm-ups may start in the shallow end or warm-up pool for some afternoon sessions with at least of 10 min in the main competition pool


Individual Medals 1-8, Relay Medals 1-3, Team Banners 1-3

(Host not considered for Team Awards)

Entry Limits:

Age of a swimmer is determined by their age on the first day of the meet. All seed times must be in yards. The 13/14 and Open Athletes may compete in a maximum of 3 individual events per day and 1 relay per day. If you swim as an Open Athlete in a session, you are bound by the Open entry limit for the day of the meet – no mixing and matching for the 12 and Under athletes splitting sessions. The 12 and Under athletes may compete in a maximum of 4 individual events per day and 1 relay per day.  

Swimmers must qualify with 2017-20 USA 'BB' Times for all events. Host club reserves the right to limit entries in events 200 yds and longer &/or swim simultaneously in 2 pools. The host club may enter athletes in events 50 to 100 yards with MN "C" times but must use no slower than "BB" times for all other events. Senior Boys events will use 13-14 Boys "BB" standards for qualifying purposes - 13-14 Boys should choose this option to compete in.

8 & Under athletes will use the time standards indicated in the meet information/OOE. These are the same standards used in 2017.

Relays have no qualifying times and no limit on the number of entries per team.  

50's of Stroke (Fly, Back and Breast) and the 100 IM have no entry qualification time requirement for athletes 13 years old and older.


There are 950 seats located on the West side of the pool. Camping and concessions will be available in the Gym. Spectators must sit in the bleachers above the walkway. Only competitors and coaches will be allowed to use the seating on the east side and the ground level seating on the west side of the competition pool. NO FOOD OR GLASS CONTAINERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA. THIS INCLUDES THE POOLSIDE SEATING AND BLEACHER AREA. COMPETITORS MAY BRING SPORTS DRINKS (IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS) INTO THE COMPETITION AREA. SPECTATORS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE POOL AREA IF FOOD IS BROUGHT IN.  

The Rochester Swim Club reserves the right to remove anyone from the facility or facilities the club is using while conducting a swim meet. Facility staff and/or local law enforcement will be called if a person chooses to be argumentative or unwilling to respect the wishes of Rochester Swim Club meet administration.


MSI & Aquajets fee of $8.00 and $6.50 per Individual Swim, $24.00 per Relay Swim and a per swimmer facility fee of $15.00 which will be used to pay for pool rental and RSI surcharge. Meet programs will be on sale for $5.00 per session or an all-inclusive $15.00 for the meet.

To Register:

All athletes must commit/decline by Wednesday, December 13 @ 11:59 PM.

Order of Events:

[Please see the below .pdf for detailed meet info including order of events]