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Champs?? Jr Champs??

End of Season Championships (Champs)  

Here’s how it works…

For short course (SCY) your swimmer will be qualified for either Jr Champs or Champs, or possibly both.

During long course (LCM) there is only a single Championship meet. Qualifying times are different from those during short course to accommodate all swimmers at one meet.

SPRING SHORT COURSE (25 yards) 

Jr Champs:

Swimmers MUST be 14 or under as of the first day of the meet.
Swum by age groups 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 -with Prelims & Finals for most 11 & older events
This meet has de-qualifying times thus, swimmers may only compete in events in which they HAVE NOT achieved a “BB” time or better,  swimmers MAY enter events in which they have no time (NT).
Jr Champs occurs prior to the Champs meet so swimmers may achieve qualifying times for Champs at this Jr Champs meet. 

Champs:

Swum by age groups 10 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15 & over; with Prelims & Finals for most 11 & older events

Swimmers age 14 and under may only compete in events in which they have achieved a “BB” time or better. Often one bonus swim is also given for each BB qualifying time (up to the meet entry limit)

Swimmers age 15 & over require no entry qualifying  times, however they may not enter events in which they have no time (NT).

 

SUMMER LONG COURSE (50 meters)

One Championship Meet for ALL (thus some very different times than above, so please read!)

Scored by age groups 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15 & over; with Prelims & Finals for most 11 & older events
Swimmers may not enter events in which they have no times (NT’s)
Swimmers age 12 and under have no entry time requirement for the 50 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 50 Butterfly, & 50 Breastroke.  All other events require their respective “B” time.  *Swimmers 8 & under have 1:59.99 time requirement for the 100M Freestyle
*Swimmers age 13 and over have no entry time requirement for the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Butterfly, & 100 Breastroke. All other events require their respective “B” time.    
 
               USA Swimming 2017-2020 Motivational Times ("A","B","BB",etc.)