MN Regional Championships (MRC) at Northdale Middle School - Hosted By NSAC

Mar 9, 2018 (02:00 AM) - Mar 11, 2018 (03:00 AM)
March 5, 2018
March 8, 2018
(this is a team hosted event)


Minnesota Regional Championships 

Hosted by North Suburban Aquatic Club

Recommended for ALL MAKOS with qualifying "A" "BB" and "B" times.

Please talk with your Lead Coaches about this event.

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. 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/400 m in length and shorter the highest placing athlete not achieving the championship time standard in their age group and gender by event advances to the state meet. That means, “Win it and swim it!”

Advancing to the State Meet:
1. Individual event champions are eligible to advance to State when the event is offered at State.  That means, “Win it and Swim it!”  

MRC individual events and corresponding State
MRC event (SC) State event (SC)
8&U no 8&U events for State
10&U 10&U
9-10 10&U
11-12 11-12
13-14 13-14
15-16 Senior
17&O Senior

For 13&O events, 15&O events, entries will be combined by gender for competition and separated by 13 -14, 15-16 and 17&O age groups for scoring and awards. A "Win it and Swim It" qualifier may come from the 13-14, 15-16 and 17&O age groups in these events as well.  In an event where an athlete qualifies for state as a “win it, swim it”, THEN ages up prior to state, that athlete WILL NOT be eligible to compete in that event at the state championship.

2. All swimmers who achieve new “CH” times are eligible to advance to State regardless of whether they are an individual event champion or not. 

Fees: $5.00 per entrant listed on the entry sheet, $5.50 per individual splash, $22.00 per relay. $18.00 Facility Fee, $6.00 Program Fee.  

Time Schedule:

  • Friday PM – Warm-ups at 12:20 PM to 1:50 PM meet starts at 2:00 PM.
  • Saturday AM - Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, meet starts at 8:40 AM.
  • Saturday PM warmups will start approx 11:45 AM, meet starts approx 1:00 PM.
  • Sunday AM - Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, meet starts at 8:40 AM.
  • Sunday PM warmups will start approx 12:30 PM, meet starts approx 2:00 PM.

Meet Location: Northdale Middle School 

Directions: 11301 Dogwood Street NW Coon Rapids, MN, 55448

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).  Swimmers being entered under this new criterion must note this on the hard copy of the entry sheet. All seed times must be in either short course yards (seeded first), long course meters (seeded next) or short course meters (seeded final).  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.

TEAM COLORS – Please wear either black/gold or NSAC apparel for warm ups at all swim meets. This promotes a more unified presence and promotes more team pride.

SPORTSMANSHIP – Shake hands with opponents after races regardless if you won or lost, no goggle or cap throwing and only draw positive attention to our team.

EVENTS – Coaches have the final say in all events that swimmers compete in. If you are entered into an event you do not want to swim, still give it your best. The coaches have your best interest in mind and put you in events they believe you can swim.

BE EARLY – Please arrive 15 MINUTES prior to the start of meet warm ups.

COMMUNICATION – Speak with your coaches before and after each race.

CHEERING – It is important to cheer on your teammates throughout the duration of the whole meet. This helps to create a unified and supportive environment.