Where do the school abbreviations come from?
School abbreviations are O.S.A.A. assigned. www.osaa.org/swimming
Can the state record be broken at the district meet?
No! This record can only be broken at the state meet.
What is the Previous Year Champ?
This is the winner of finals at the previous year district meet. Just for informational purposes for this meet.
What is AA A?
All American Automatic time standard.
What is AA C?
All American Consideration time standard
Who advances to state?
First place winner in each individual and relay event at each District Meet automatically qualifies. Any remaining open lanes will be filled by the next fastest time from District Meet Finals, up to a total of 12 participants.
What does the X in front of a time designate?
Times with an X in front of them, either in the meet program or in the results are Jr. Varsity swimmers and do not score. JV swimmers can only swim in finals on Saturday if there are less than 18 varsity swimmers in the event.
How many events can a high school swimmer compete in?
Four, of which no more than 2 can be individual events. Typical event combination is 2 relays and 2 individual. However, you will see on occasion, an athlete entered in 3 relays and 1 individual. Swimming 5 events will result in an automatic disqualification of the swimmer from the fifth event. If this is a relay, it also DQ's the relay. NOTE: JV & Exhibition swims count towards this total number of events.
What is Circle Seeding?
Circle Seeding is the method of seeding prelims in a championship type meet for the 3 fastest heats. Note that heats 3-5 which would be the 18 fastest seed times are seeded vertically as well as horizontal where heats 1-2 are seeded strictly horizontal. See example below using 30 swimmers in event:
Who advances to finals on Saturday?
In this meet, up to the fastest 18 swimmers from prelims. Finals heat would be prelims places 1-6, Consols heat is places 7-12 and the Bonus heat is places 13-18.
Who can score?
Only the top 12 Varsity places can score and swimmers in the Consol heat cannot score any higher than 7th place, even if their time is faster than swimmers swimming in the Finals heat. However, it is entirely possible for a swimmer in the consols heat to qualify and swim at state. See previous question, Who advances to state?
Hope this answers any questions you might have. If you have any others, don't hesitate to ask your local swim coach.