Observing Non-USA Swimming Competitions
According to USA Swimming rules, swims from a non-USA Swimming meet (i.e. high school event) may be observed by assigned USA Swimming or YMCA officials for conformance with USA Swimming technical rules. These (official) times then may be submitted for entry into the SWIMS database and used for entry into USA Swimming meets.
MN Swimming coaches should initiate any request for observation of a season-ending championship by submitting Form B (LSC Request for Observation) to the MN Swimming Times Coordinator, Michael Bougie.
It is also recommended that MSI coaches complete Form C (Request to Load Times) to organize their athlete ID information for email communication to the high school coach and to the MN Swimming Times Coordinator. The MN Swimming Times Coordinator will also see that Form C is used for the MN State High School Swimming & Diving Championship.
Please click here for a more complete explanation of the rules and restrictions surrounding observed meets.