AQJT Invite (Entries Due 4/29)

July 5, 2018 - July 8, 2018
June 20, 2018


2018 Aquajets Summer Invitational

Meet Type: Recommended for ALL QUALIFIED MAKOS - 4 day, 8 session, invitational meet for all USA Swimming athletes who possess the qualification standards  

Fees: MSI Entry fee of $5.00 and $3.00 per individual splash, $16.00 per relay, $45.00 facility fee (per swimmer), $3.00 program fee (per swimmer)  

Time Schedule:

  • Thursday Evening Timed Finals - Warm-Up 5:00 PM, Meet Start 6:10 PM
  • Friday and Saturday Morning Prelims - Warm-Up 8:00 AM, Meet Start 9:10 AM
  • Friday and Saturday Afternoon Timed Finals- Warm-Up Not Before 12:30 PM, Meet Start Not Before 1:30 PM
  • Friday and Saturday Evening Finals - Warm-Up Not Before 4:00 PM, Meet Start Not Before 5:00PM
  • Sunday Morning Timed Finals- Warm-Up 7:00 AM, Meet Start 8:10 AM
  • *Thursday start time may be moved earlier depending on the schedule of the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. Warm-ups will begin no earlier than 4:00 PM, even if any changes are made.

Meet Location: Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, 1910 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN

Entry Limitations:   

Session Entry Limits
Thursday Timed Finals 2 individual events
Friday and Saturday Prelims 3 individual events each day
Friday and Saturday Timed Finals 4 individual events each day
Sunday Timed Finals 2 individual events

If Time Trials are offered, the swimmers must stay within the event limits specified in the USA Swimming Rulebook. The daily event limits do NOT include relay events.

Eligibility: Latest edition MN Swimming “BB” standards for 50 meter and 100 meter events. Latest edition MN Swimming “A” standards for 200 meter events and longer. All age groups will utilize their own age group standards to qualify.  
13 & Over swimmers will qualify for the 50 meter butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke events with the their age group’s standard for the corresponding 100 meter event, but will still use a 50 meter seed time to enter the event.

Open Lane Swims: Open lane swims will be offered on a space-available basis. Open lane swims cost $10 and are not eligible to qualify for evening finals. The request form will open on Wednesday, June 20 and close on Monday, June 25. Since all events will be seeded after scratches, acceptance of open lane swims will be communicated via that day’s heat sheet. Although the scratch/no-show penalties will not apply to open lane swims, clubs are responsible for payment for all of their accepted open lane swims, regardless of whether or not the swimmer swims in the event, and will be invoiced at the conclusion of the meet.  
Swimmers must be registered in the meet in order to have the opportunity to participate in Open Lane Swims.

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.