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MN Regional Championships Hosted By NSAC (Entries Due July 10)

Jul 20, 2018 (02:00 AM) - Jul 22, 2018 (02:00 AM)
July, 10 2018
July 19, 2018
(this is a team hosted event)

Description

NSAC is proud to host another Regional Championship!!!

Recommended for all QUALIFIED MAKOS!

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, regardless of finish time, advance to the state meet. That means, “Win it and swim it!”
 
Advancing to the State Meet:
  • Individual event champions are eligible to advance to State when the event is offered at State.  That means, “Win it and Swim it!”
  • All swimmers who achieve new “CH” times are eligible to advance to State regardless of whether they are an individual event champion or not.
     
MRC individual events and corresponding State events
MRC event (LC) State event (LC)
8&U 8&U
10&U 10&U
9-10 9-10
11-12 11-12
13-14 13-14
15-16 15-16
17&O 17&0

Fees: $5.00 MSI Entry Fee, Program Fee $6.00, $8.00 per individual splash ($5.50 Splash Fee + $2.50 Facility Splash Fee), $32.00 per relay splash ($22.00 Relay Splash + $10.00 Facility Splash Fee).

Time Schedule: Friday afternoon session – Warm-ups at 1:00pm PM to 2:00 PM meet starts at 2:10 PM. Saturday and Sunday Morning sessions: Warm-ups start at 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM, meet starts at 9:25 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. 

Meet Location: Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, U of M, 1910 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1910+University+Ave+SE,+Minneapolis,+MN+55455/@44.
976259,93.228457,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x52b32d19b515ae37:0x318b1b58cc0c46d1?hl=en

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.

Aging up: Qualifying criterion for regional championship swimmers who age-up July 16 – July 20, 2018
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 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 the Minnesota Achievement Championships (July 14, 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 long course meters (seeded first) or short course meters (seeded next), short course yards (seeded last).  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. 

  • Any time trial must be submitted by the athlete’s coach.

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.

 
                                                                                             

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