Championship Meets

Championship meets for our KC Blazers are listed below.  Each meet has a time standard necessary to be eligible to enter. These are qualifying meets and they are the culmination of all of your training, hard work and dedication throughout the season. If eligible, Blazers swimmers are expected to attend.

MVS District Championships

District Championship meets are held twice a year; once for the Short Course season (prior to Champs) and once for the Long Course season (prior to Champs). The swimmer competes both on an individual basis.   

Who attends: Swimmers who have achieved a [MV Short Course or Long Course Districts time standard] are eligible to enter in the events for which they have qualified and are eligible for up to two Bonus events.  These are Timed Final events. 

MV Districts Time Standards

MVS Championships

Champs meets are held twice a year; once for the Short Course season (end of February; 25 yard pools) and once for the Long Course season (end of July; 50 meter pools). The swimmer competes both on an individual basis and for club points.  The club also organizes relay teams to compete for club points. Similar as districts, this swim meet have qualifying time standards but they are harder to achieve than District Q time standards. Swimmers need to be consistent with their training and work hard to be able to achieve these time standards.

Who attends:  Swimmers who have achieved a [MV Short Course or Long Course Championship time standard] are eligible to enter in the events for which they have qualified and are eligible for up to two Bonus events for which they qualify. 

MV Championship Time Standards 

Zones

USA Swimming divides the 59 LSCs into four zones: Eastern, Central, Southern and Western. Like each LSC, each zone holds championship invitational meets at the end of the summer seasons for select age group and senior swimmers for LSCs within that zone. “Zones” are the zonal championship meets for age group swimmers. At Zones, each LSC compiles a team of its fastest age group swimmers to compete against other LSCs in the same zone, and these swimmers compete under the name of their LSC (not their clubs).

Who attends: Swimmers who have achieved a ‘AAA’ Motivational Time Standard will be eligible to be a part of an all-star team representing Missouri Valley. Swimmers compete individually in their qualified events and on relays as determined by the MoVal Zones Head Coach.

Age Group Zones Championship Time Standards

Sectionals

USA Swimming divides the country into four Zones – Eastern, Western, Central and Southern – Like each LSC, each zone holds championship invitational meets at the end of the winter and summer seasons for select senior swimmers for LSCs within that zone. “Sectionals” are the zonal championship meets for senior swimmers and swimmers generally compete under their own club’s name. The Sectionals meets do not have age specified qualification time standards. There is only 1 time standard for all ages in every event.

Who attends:  Swimmers who have achieved a qualifying time standard for one or more events.

Sectional Time Standards

Futures Championships 

A stepping stone between Sectionals and Junior Nationals.

Who attends: Swimmers who have achieved a qualifying time standard for one or more events.

Futures Time Standards

National/Junior National Championship

One of the highest levels of competitive swimming; swimmers are chosen for national teams from the National meet level.

Who attends: Swimmers who have achieved a qualifying time standard for one or more events.

Junior National Time Standards

National Time Standards