13 and Over State Championship

Mar 22, 2018 (03:00 AM) - Mar 25, 2018 (03:00 AM)
March, 16 2018



March 22-25, 2018

Michael H. Jones Natatorium (Olds-Robb Student Rec Center)

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

This is the State Championship Meet for our 13 & Up Swimmers. Swimmers must have State (Q1) qualifying times.

Eligibility: All swimmers registered with Michigan Swimming who have achieved an actual short course yards, short course meters, or long course meters time equal to or faster than the qualifying standards (referred to as Q1 Times) achieved between January 1, 2017 and March 18, 2018 are eligible to enter this event. A list of current qualifying times has been uploaded with this document.

Entry Procedures: Michigan Swimming has adopted USA Swimming's OME (Online Meet Entry) as the sole process for entering teams and individual swimmers into the State Meet. Times achieved at any USA Swimming sanctioned, observed or approved meet will appear in the OME. Gators Coaches will enter all swimmers into the meet using the OME. Gators Swimmers can sign up for their events on our website. All events for State Meet should be discussed with your child's coach prior to the entry deadline. If you are using high school times please get the meet results to your coaches ASAP as we need to send in proof of times.

Meet Format: Three and a half Day Championship State meet where swimmers swim prelim/final events in their age group (13-14 and Open) with a few exceptions for the timed final events listed below. The top 16 in each event will swim in finals.


·          13/14 & Open 1000 Freestyle and 1650 Freestyle seeded fastest to slowest alternating gender. The top 8 of the 1650 Free will swim in Finals.

·          800 Free Relay with swim Thursday evening seeded slowest to fastest.

·          400 Free Relay will swim Friday at finals seeded fastest to slowest.

·          200 Medley Relay will swim Saturday at prelims with awards at finals. Seeded slowest to fastest.

·          200 Free Relay will swim Saturday at finals seeded slowest to fastest.

·          400 Medley Relay will swim Sunday at prelims with awards to follow seeded slowest to fastest.


Entry Limits: Swimmers may not swim more than 3 individual events and 2 relays per day. They may not swim more than 6 individual events and 5 relays for the entire 4 day meet. However, swimmers may enter additional events and scratch events to meet the limit at the meet.

Relays will be offered for all age groups. There are qualifying times for the relays and the Coaches will be putting relays together based upon swimmer’s times. All swimmers will be looked at as potential relay swimmers. “Relay Only Swimmers” can participate in this meet. “Relay only swimmers” may also do time trials during the meet. Swimmers can do two time trials each day.

Fees: $7.50 per individual event, $3.00 Michigan Swimming surcharge per swimmer and $10.00 GPG surcharge per swimmer. Relays will be paid for by the team.

The events and start times are as follows:




Scratch Box



Thursday Evening Timed Finals


3:30 pm

3:45 pm for Thurs Finals

6:00 pm 800 Fr Relay names

5:00 pm

Friday Morning Prelims


7:30 am

7:45 am Fri Prelims

11:00 am 400 Fr Relay names

9:00 am

Friday Afternoon Finals


4:30 pm

6:00 pm Sat Prelims

6:00 pm 200 Fr Relay/200 Medley names

5:30 pm

Saturday Morning Prelims


7:30 am


11:00 am 200 Fr Relay names

9:00 am

Saturday Afternoon Finals


4:30 pm

6:00 pm Sun Prelims/1650

6:00 pm 400 Medley Relays

5:30 pm

Sunday Morning Prelims


7:30 am


Relays Declared 10am

9:00 am

Sunday Afternoon Finals

71-72, 51-66

4:00 pm


400 Medley Relay 10:00 am

5:00 pm

Please make sure that you indicate in the "Note" section anything you feel is important for the coaches to know. Please discuss with your coaches what events you would like to sign up for.

TIME TRIALS: Time permitting, at the discretion of the Meet Referee and Meet Director, time trials for athletes may be offered each day 15 minutes after the completion of the preliminary session. Athletes must be already entered in the meet to swim a time trial. Time trials do count against the maximum per day entry limit of three (3) but not against the total meet entry limit of six (6) and are limited to no more than two (2) per day. The entry fee is $7.50 per individual event and $15.00 for relays. Time trials sign up will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM each day of the meet.