Meet Documents



2018 LCM Minnesota Regional Championships

Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center, University of MN 

Friday, July 20, 2018 — to — Sunday, July 22, 2018


Meet Type:

This is a 2 1⁄2 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 in events 1000 yd/800 m in length and longer, regardless of finish time, advance to the state meet. 

In events 500 yd/400 m in length and shorter the highest placing athlete not achieving the championship time standard in their age group and gender by event advances to the state meet. That means, “Win it and swim it!” 

This is a closed meet. Teams must attend their assigned zoned meet. 

Meet Fees:

$3.00 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). 

With the adoption of Policy 239, attending athletes will no longer have to pay a separate facility fee as set by the different championship hosts. The Championship Facility Splash Fee is created by adding together all of the MAC & MRC facility costs and dividing by the total number of estimated splashes for all sites. This allows all athletes to pay the same individual splash fee regardless of their zoned site and each athlete pays for the splash fee only for those swims they have entered. 


Friday afternoon session – Warm-ups at 1:00 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. 



  • Individual Events: 1st - 8th place medals.
· Relay Events: 1st - 8th place medals.
Individual Hi-Point Certificates: Top 3 swimmers in each age group/gender. 
  • 8&U that includes points earned in 8&U and 10&U events
  • 9-10 that includes points earned in 9-10 and 10&U events
  • 11-12 that includes points earned in11-12 events
  • 13-14 that includes points earned in 13-14 and 13&O events
  • 15-16 that includes points earned in 15&0 and 13&0 events
  • 17&O that includes points earned in 15&O and 13&O events 

Team Hi-Point Banners: 1st place team in A, AA & AAA Divisions.

Certificates will be issued for new “CH” and “A” times.

Awards will be given out to athletes 30 minutes after the posting of the final results, 

barring complications with the results.

All individual and relay events will be scored to 24 places. Relays will receive double points. Individual Event Points: 32-28-27-26-25-24-23-22-20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Relay event points: 64-56-54-52-50-48-46-44-40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 


Programs will be provided via: ☒Meet Mobile ☒Pdf on MSI website ☒Pdf on host website 


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

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8 lanes, 50 meter indoor pool with lane  lines and backstroke pennants. Slanted Starting blocks are 26 inches above the water surface.

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. 

Relay Information

Relays will be offered according to the following categories – 10&U, 11-12, 13-14, Senior for each gender. Each club is limited to an A and B relay per event. 

1. No “relay only” swimmers will be permitted to participate on relays. All swimmers must have qualified to swim an individual event in the regional championship in order to participate on relays.

2. Once a swimmer is qualified for the regional championship there is no minimum time they must have to swim a specific stroke/distance on a relay. 

3. Any swimmer who has a “CH” time in a stroke/distance may not swim that same stroke/distance on a relay. NOTE: This does not apply if the swimmer achieves a new “CH” time in that stroke/distance event during the regional finals. 

4. For 10&U relays they must be comprised of swimmers up to age 10 who are: Qualified for the regional championship in their age group and, 
They do not have a “CH” time according to the 10 & under time standards in the stroke/distance they are swimming on the relay. 

For Senior relays they may be comprised of swimmers of any age who are: Qualified for the regional championship in their age group and, 

Do not have a “CH” time according to the time standards for their age in the stroke/distance they will be swimming on the relay. No swimmers qualified for the age group state meet prior to the MRC may compete as relay lead-off swimmers in the same stroke and distance on a Senior relay. 

5. Relay participation will not count against individual daily or meet maximum entry limits. 

6. “Win it and Swim It” does not apply to relay event winners. Relays at State are entered 
according to the rules for the State Meet. 

Proof of Time

A qualifying time may be achieved at USA Swimming sanctioned or approved, or observed swim. These times are verified through the USA Swimming SWIMS database. 

A qualifying time may also be achieved at a bona fide meet sanctioned and conducted by a recognized organization (i.e. high school, college, YMCA) with verifiable and independently obtainable results published by the meet host or that organization. This proof of time must come from the actual published results of the meet. Each team or individual is responsible for providing their proof of times. 


A swimmer failing to achieve an event's qualifying time standard at the meet must provide proof of their qualifying time if it is not in the SWIMS database. If a time is not proven the entering party will incur a $100 fine. Fines are to be paid to the host club except for swimmers attached to the host club. In that case, those fines will be payable to ASCA-MN. All fines must be paid by the end of the meet. After the conclusion of the meet, swimmers/clubs have one week to prove their times and have their fine refunded. Failure of the team to pay the fine by the first meet of the following season’s entry deadline will result in the team’s charter being suspended until the fine is paid. 

When an event does not have a qualifying time standard but requires a verifiable entry time, the swimmer must provide proof of that time if it is not in the SWIMS database. If the entry time cannot be verified the swimmer will be withdrawn from the event and any times they may have achieved in that event at the meet will not be included in the official results. 

Distance Events

400 IM, 400 Free, 800 Free, & 1500 Freestyle: These events will be deck seeded upon completion of the positive check-in. Positive check-in is required by the time stated at the coaches meeting at the timing table. 400 Freestyle, 800 Freestyle and the 1500 Freestyle heats will be swum fastest toslowest, all age groups (within the session) combined, genders alternating separated for score/awards by age group offered at the meet (per legislation dated June 17, 2008). The 400 IM heats will be swum slowest to fastest, all age groups (within the session combined, genders alternating separated for score/awards by age group offered at the meet (per legislation updated January 15, 2013). Minnesota Scratch rules will be in effect. 

Teams must provide their own timers for all distance events.

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. 

MRC Timeline

Friday Program

Saturday AM Program

Saturday PM Program

Sunday AM Program

Sunday PM Program