2022-2023 SC Minnesota Regional Championships

Minnetonka Swim Club

Friday, March 3, 2023 — to — Sunday, March 05, 2023


To share with athletes and families:
1.       Heat sheets are available online and the meet is published to MeetMobile
2.       Locker rooms and bathrooms

  • On-Deck Locker rooms (behind the blocks) are open for all coaches, officials, and volunteers. NO ATHLETES!
  • On-Deck Office Bathroom is also open for all coaches, officials, and volunteers. NO ATHLETES
  • Locker rooms by the Large Gymnasium - Athletes ONLY
  • Restrooms on the lower level near the Large Gymnasium - Parents / Families / Spectators

3.       Athlete Seating and Spectators Viewing

  •  The Grandstands will be for spectator seating. The upper area and pool deck will be athlete seating at this meet.
  •  The Large Gym will be open both days for camping.
  •  Please remind families that they are not allowed on deck.

4.       Concessions – we have concessions at this time.
5.       Livestream – we will have a livestream posted on our event page or you can have your families search “Minnetonka Aquatics”.


Friday PM Program

Saturday AM Program

Saturday PM Program

Sunday AM Program

Sunday PM Program


Meet Type

This is a 2 ½ day meet to provide a scored season ending championship for swimmers. 

NO CHAMP times allowed at this meet. All entry times must be verifiable NT entries are NOT allowed.

Advancing to State

Individual event champions are eligible to advance to State when the event is offered at State. That means, “Win it and Swim it!” 

For 13&O events, 15&O events, entries will be combined by gender for competition and separated by 13 -14, 15-16 and 17&O age groups for scoring and awards. A "Win it and Swim It" qualifier may come from the 13-14, 15-16 and 17&O age groups in these events as well. In an event where an athlete qualifies for state as a “win it, swim it”, THEN ages up prior to state, that athlete WILL NOT be eligible to compete in that event at the state championship. 

2. All swimmers who achieve new “CH” times are eligible to advance to State regardless of whether they are an individual event champion or not. 

Meet Fees

$8.70 per individual splash ($2.20 MNSI Splash Fee + $4.25 Splash Fee (Host) + $2.25 Facility Splash Fee). $34.80 per relay splash ($8.80 MNSI Splash Fee + $17.00 Splash Fee (Host) + $9.00 Facility Splash Fee).  $15 Team fee.  $5.00 MN Championship 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 Last Chance 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.

Meet Timeline/Warm Up Information

Friday afternoon session – Warm-ups at 3:00 PM to 4:25 PM meet starts at 4:30 PM.

Saturday and Sunday Morning sessions: Warm-ups start at 7:15 AM to 8:10 AM, meet starts at 8:15 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.

Awards & Program Information

Programs will be available as a PDF on host and MNSI websites and via Meet Mobile. Concessions will be available for sale and gyms will be available for camping.

  • Individual Events: 1st - 8th place medals, 9th - 16th place ribbons
  • 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 in 11-12 events
  • 13-14 that includes points earned in 13-14 and 13&O events
  • 15&O that includes points earned in 15&O and 13&O events
  • Para Hi-Point by class/gender/age-group

Certificates will be issued for new “CH,” “Gold,” and “Silver” times.

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

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

All individual events will be scored to 16 places.

Individual Event Points: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Relay Events Points: 40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2

Meet Location & Directions

Minnetonka Aquatics Center 17000 East Lake St Extension Minnetonka, MN 55345

From the intersection of Interstate 494 and Hwy 7 proceed west 2.6 miles to CR101, proceed north 1 mile to Lake St. Extension. Proceed east .4 miles to the Minnetonka Middle School East. The Aquatics Center is located on the north side of the school.

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 events (11 with time trials). Daily maximum of four (4) individual events and one (1) relay event. A total daily maximum of six (6) individual events (championship and time trial). Relays do not count against individual maximums. All entries must be verifiable from January 1, 2021 to present. The meet will be seeded with conforming times first and non-conforming times thereafter.

Proof of Times

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 MN Swimming General Fund. 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.


Aging Up

Qualifying criterion for regional championship swimmers who age-up between MAC and the MRC:

Swimmers are allowed to swim the events from their old age group in which they had “MRC” 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 MRC time(s) in their old age group before the Minnesota Achievement Championships (February 22, 2020)

“MRC” 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 MRC times for Minnesota Achievement Championships (old age group) and do not now have “MRC” 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).

Swimmers meeting these criteria should enter the meet with a provable seed time. A note should be sent to the entries coordinator explaining that they are entering under the age-up exception. The swimmer will be eligible to receive awards. Relay eligibility is based on the regional championship criteria for that relay type in their new age group.