June 26, 2013
The USA Zone application is now available to all USA registered swimmers who would like to apply for Zones.
All eligible swimmers must achieve the Long Course Zone Qualifying Time for each event the swimmer enters, not including relay only times. A swimmer may submit an application without having achieved the Qualifying Time with the understanding that the application will only be accepted if there are one or fewer qualified entrants to represent New Jersey. Applicants will be selected to fill vacant slots in order of verifiable entry time, fastest applicant first.
To be eligible, you must be a NJ Swimming / USA registered swimmer, and have participated in individual events in a minimum of two NJ sanctioned swim meets in the current Long Course season (May 1 to Long Course Junior Olympics), In addition, any 13 & Older swimmer who has achieved a USA Swimming Junior National, USA Swimming Spring championships (using the 18/U qualifying times), US Open, USA Swimming Nationals, or a Trial Class Meet qualifying time in an individual event is not eligible to compete at zones. Any swimmer 12 & younger who has achieved a qualifying time for one of the above listed meets but has not completed at any of those meets, may still participate at zones.