October 13, 2016
Florida High School Athletic Association State Series Protocol:
District to Regional:
IND: Top 24 advance to Regional. Top 2 finishers each event, plus the next top finishers (from the top 16 only) in each district to comprise a total field of 24 (there are 12 District meets in 3A).
RELAY: Top 16 advance. 1st each District, + next overall fastest times (from top 8) to comprise field of 16.
Regional to State:
IND: Top 2 in each event (4 regionals=8 swimmers). The next fastest 16 times (from top 16 only) in the 4 Regional meets will advance for field of 24.
RELAY: Top 16 advance. 1st place each regional, plus next fastest 12 relays (from top 8 finishers).
*Only the State meet is prelim/finals for relays and individual events. Championship & consolation finals (top 16).