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SAK
January 31st, 2012, 10:19 AM
Hello, I'm brand new to the site and to Masters Swimming. I was wondering about the qualifying times for nationals.

I've read the rules about how many events you can enter and how many cuts you need to get. But I was only planning on entering the Michigan Masters State meet before nationals which is actually held March 23-25 this year. So my events would be after the registration deadline for nationals on the 23rd.

Since I won't be able to use these state times can I use time trial times from practice? This seems like a ridiculous question to me but since so many other things about Masters are more relaxed than USA Swimming I thought it would be worth asking.

There is another meet I could enter earlier in March but it is listed as 'recognized' as opposed to 'sanctioned'. I'm not sure what this means. Would times there count towards qualifying?

Thanks in advance for your advice. I'm excited to see you all in Greensboro!!! :-D

jroddin
January 31st, 2012, 02:05 PM
Hello, I'm brand new to the site and to Masters Swimming. I was wondering about the qualifying times for nationals.

I've read the rules about how many events you can enter and how many cuts you need to get. But I was only planning on entering the Michigan Masters State meet before nationals which is actually held March 23-25 this year. So my events would be after the registration deadline for nationals on the 23rd.

Since I won't be able to use these state times can I use time trial times from practice? This seems like a ridiculous question to me but since so many other things about Masters are more relaxed than USA Swimming I thought it would be worth asking.

There is another meet I could enter earlier in March but it is listed as 'recognized' as opposed to 'sanctioned'. I'm not sure what this means. Would times there count towards qualifying?

Thanks in advance for your advice. I'm excited to see you all in Greensboro!!! :-D

At the top of the page for the listing of all National Championships, there is a link for a National Qualifying Times FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). Here is the direct link:
http://www.usms.org/comp/NQT-FAQ.pdf

I believe it answers your questions. If you still have questions, please post them here.

Jeff

orca1946
February 2nd, 2012, 04:32 PM
All questions are good , if someone helps you go to nationals. You can swim 3 events not making Q times in any of them so as to let all swimmers get the feel for nationals. Good for you for going.:applaud:

SAK
February 15th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Thanks everyone! Sorry, I don't know how I missed that link! I swear I tried to look everywhere before asking. Must have been too excited :)

See you there!!!

orca1946
February 21st, 2012, 01:14 PM
Nothing wrong with the thrill of gong to nats.! Let us know what you sign up for & do as times after the event!