Meet Central

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 provides 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.


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


Schedule

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Preliminaries


50 Butterfly
50 Breaststroke
500 Freestyle
50 Backstroke
200 Individual Medley
50 Freestyle
 
400 Individual Medley
100 Butterfly
200 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
100 Backstroke
1000/1650 Freestyle*
100 Individual Medley
200 Backstroke
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly

Finals – 6:00 pm


200 Free Relay
-- 10 Minute Break --
50 Butterfly
50 Breaststroke
500 Freestyle
50 Backstroke
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
1000/1650 Freestyle*
100 Individual Medley
200 Backstroke
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
-- 20 Minute Break --
400 Freestyle Relay

Standards