The County Championship is open to all Shelby County High Schools who have paid their county dues, and meet qualifying times.

FACILITIES: County Championships will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022 at St. George’s hosted by Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club.

FORMAT: Format for championship meet will be prelim/final.  Top 16 swimmers in each individual event will return to swim finals.  All relays and 500 Freestyle are timed final.  Top 8 "A" relays and top 8 in the 500 Freestyle will swim in the finals session.  

FEES: $15 per athlete entered in the meet payable to Thunder, Inc.  Entry fee must be received before the meet begins.  Entry fees not received prior to the meet may result in the team not being allowed to participate.  HEAT SHEETS will be posted online for swimmers to print off and bring to the meet themselves. HEAT SHEETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE MEET.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, January 24th by 12:00 noon. After the psych sheet is posted no changes will be made unless they are the error of the meet director

ELIGIBILITY: Swimmers must have achieved a championship meet qualifying time during the 2021-2022 swim season in order to be eligible to swim an individual event in the championship meet. Relays will not have qualifying times; however individuals must have qualifying times in order to enter the meet.  Swimmers must swim the desired event at least one time at a SCSL meet, even if the qualifying time is achieved outside of the league meets.

Meets considered eligible for achieving qualifying times are: all Shelby County seasonal meets and high school meets outside of Shelby County run with officials and published results. Swimmers must have swum the event at a Shelby County Swim League meet to be eligible to swim that event at County. Times from a USA sanctioned during the 2021-2022 season meet may be used ONLY IF that event was swum during a SCSL meet. Swimmers cannot enter an event that was only swum at a USA meet. Qualifying times can be found on the link under the High School tab.

Swimmers must have competed in two (2) Shelby County seasonal meets in order to be eligible for the championship meet. Outside high school meets are not considered eligible meets toward the two (2) meet minimum.    

Times achieved at eligible meets during the 2021-2022 season will be used for seeding at the Championship Meet.  

Previous year’s times are not accepted.

SWIMMER LIMIT: Swimmers may enter 2 individual events for which they have achieved a qualifying time and 2 relays OR 1 individual event for which they have achieved a qualifying time and 3 relays. Swimmers may not swim 3 individual events and 1 relay.

EXHIBITION: There will be no individual exhibition entries. All individual events entered must have qualifying times.

EXHIBITION "B" RELAYS WILL BE ALLOWED. You may “finish” off a relay with non-qualifying swimmers. 

SCHOOL ENTRY LIMIT:  There is no limit for entries in individual events as long as a swimmer has achieved a 2021-2022 qualifying time.  Schools may enter 2 relays – 1 A relay and 1 exhibition B relay.  

SCORING: Only the fastest 3 swimmers and “A” relays per school are eligible to score. There are no exhibition entries in individual events.  

16 PLACES: 20, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Relays are awarded double points. 

DISQUALIFICATIONS AND MISSED RACES:  USA Swimming rules will apply.  USA Swimming certified stroke and turn officials will be used. Swimmers who miss a race will be allowed to swim if there is room, but will not score. No new heats will be added.