No. Because some teams are small, it would be unfair to require all four relay swimmers to have individual AA times. Recognize that the A swimmer only competing in relays will have a long wait between relay events. Also recognize that many teams will have relay teams composed of just AA qualifying swimmers.
Yes, High School and USA Swimming times are eligible, as long as they are accomplished during the qualification period. Proving times would require a computer printout from the meet (or the Internet), or if the results are handwritten, a copy signed by the referee.
Yes, composite times are allowed.
I have a 10 year old who qualifies to compete in the 11-12 200 IM (and there is no offer of a 200 IM for the 10 & Under age group).
Swim-ups are not allowed at Champs -- except in relays. The swimmer must compete in their own age group for individual events.
Can I use a split time from a relay race?
A legal split is only possible from the leadoff swimmer in a relay. The split for a breast stroke swimmer in a medley relay is not a legal split, and therefore cannot be used to qualify for AA Champs. The lead-off split needs to be part of the official results of the meet. Typically the computer printed results with splits.
Can I use a initial distance split to qualify for AA Champs?
Time standards achieved over the initial distance of a longer event qualify for Champs. The initial distance time needs to be part of the official results of the meet. Typically the computer printed results with splits.
Last updated 2/9/11