March welcomes the return of the CSCAA National Invitational. In April of 2017, the NCAA approved a waiver that will exempt the event the competition, and practices leading up to it from institutions’ declared playing and practice seasons.  The NIC will provide a culminating event for those Division I swimmers and divers that have achieved B/Zone standards who but are not selected for the NCAA Division I Championships.  The NCAA further provided the event an annual exemption. This will give the CSCAA National Invitation stability as it moves forward

Facility

The competition pool is 25 meters-by-50 meters with an eight-foot depth throughout the competition course.  A 20-yard x 23-yard diving well will be available throughout the meet for warm-up and warm-down.  Deep water, wide lanes and continuous flow through gutters make the Lejeune Pool one of the fastest competitive facilities in the United States


Eligibility

All NCAA Division I programs and programs reclassifying from NCAA Division I to I.  All programs must be current members of the CSCAA.


Entries

Declaration of Intent - Teams interested in attending the 2018 CSCAA National Invitational Championships must complete a declaration of intent.  This can be found at www.cscaa.org/nic/

Fees

  • $15.00 individual events
  • $30.00 relays

Deadline -  5:00 pm, Monday, March 5, 2018


Automatic Qualifiers

Individuals and relays may qualify for the CSCAA National Invitational Championship by winning their respective event(s) at a bona-fide collegiate conference championship.  In addition, any individual or relay team who equals or surpasses the CSCAA ‘A’ standard during the qualifying period shall be eligible to compete at the Championship.

Relays

  • Teams do NOT have to use their fastest relay time for meet entry. Actual or aggregate relay times may be used. 
  • Relay times, once achieved, belong to the team. Any swimmer may participate on a relay at the meet.
  • Teams with four individual qualifiers may enter any relay with their best time if it does not meet the meet qualifying time.
  • Teams may enter more than one relay, but only the “A” relay will be allowed to score.
  • If necessary, teams may bring a substitute relay swimmer should a qualifying relay member be unavailable for the meet. Substitute swimmers may enter individual events if they have the meet B time standard. 

Bonus Qualifiers

Swimmers who qualify for the meet automatically (individually or on a relay, via conference championship or time standard) may also enter individual events if they have achieved the CSCAA ‘B’ standard during the qualifying period.

Qualification


Diving

Diving scores from the 2018 Zone Meets will be utilized in the team scoring and diving.  Divers must be included on the submitted Hy-Tek file and teams MUST submit a Declaration of Intent by the deadline


    Schedule

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Preliminaries

    500 Freestyle
    200 Individual Medley
    50 Freestyle
     
    400 Individual Medley
    100 Butterfly
    200 Freestyle
    100 Breaststroke
    100 Backstroke
    1650 Freestyle*
    100 Individual Medley
    200 Backstroke
    100 Freestyle
    200 Breaststroke
    200 Butterfly

    Finals – 6:00 pm


    200 Free Relay
    -- 10 Minute Break --
    500 Freestyle
    200 Individual Medley
    50 Freestyle
    -- 20 Minute Break --
    400 Medley Relay
    200 Medley Relay
    -- 10 Minute Break --
    400 Individual Medley
    100 Butterfly
    200 Freestyle
    100 Breaststroke
    100 Backstroke
    -- 20 Minute Break --
    800 Freestyle Relay
    1650 Freestyle*
    100 Individual Medley
    200 Backstroke
    100 Freestyle
    200 Breaststroke
    200 Butterfly
    -- 20 Minute Break --
    400 Freestyle Relay


    Men
    Women

    Automatic
    Bonus
    Automatic
    Bonus
    50 Freestyle
    20.19 21.40 22.99 24.37
    100 Freestyle 44.29 46.95 49.99 52.99
    200 Freestyle 1:37.99 1:43.87 1:47.99 1:54.47
    500 Freestyle 4:24.99 4:40.89 4:47.79 5:05.06
    1650 Freestyle 15:30.39 16:26.21 16:30.59 17:30.03
    100 Backstroke
    48.49 51.40 55.09 58.40
    200 Backstroke 1:46.39 1:52.77 1:59.19 2:06.34
    100 Breaststroke 55.39 58.71 1:02.49 1:06.24
    200 Breaststroke 1:59.79 2:06.98 2:15.99 2:24.15
    100 Butterfly
    48.29 51.19 54.49 57.76
    200 Butterfly 1:47.99 1:54.47 1:59.59 2:06.77
    100 & 200 IM
    1:49.09 1:55.64 2:01.59 2:08.89
    400 IM
    3:54.49 4:08.56 4:19.39 4:34.95
    200 Free Relay 1:22.89
    1:33.99
    400 Free Relay 3:03.29
    3:25.89
    800 Free Relay 6:47.79
    7:28.69
    200 Medley Relay
    1:30.69
    1:42.79
    400 Medley Relay
    3:21.69
    3:45.99

    Standards