The 2019 dates will be posted in February, please join our mailing list to automatically receive an email when the dates are posted.
You may attend any ONE qualifier of your choosing based on your own availability.*
Metro Qualifying Meet
Southeast Qualifying Meet
Central Qualifying Meet
The top 3 finishers at each qualifier, in each division and Event, will advance to the finals. In addition, the next best 7 times (division/event) throughout ALL 3 of the qualifiers will advance. For example, potentially the breakdown of the 7 "at-large" slots could be as follows:
Worcester - 1
Quincy - 2
Regis - 4
All athletes must attend a qualifier. Athletes must swim in their age group and cannot move up.
Junior: Ages 10 - 12
Scholastic: Ages 13 - 15
Open: Ages 16 - 18
All ages are as of the date of the first qualifier
Male and Female Divisions
An athlete must meet one of the following criteria:
A full-time resident of Massachusetts
A full-time student of a Massachusetts academic institution
A registered member of a swimming club in Massachusetts. Athletes using club membership for eligibility may not also be a member of a non-Massachusetts club
No membership to any swim organization is required
USA Swimming rules apply at the qualifiers and finals
USA Swimming officials will be used at all meets
If you are a member of USA Swimming, please put your middle initial and date of birth on your application form so you can be properly identified with USA-S
The Bay State Games Swimming Qualifier meets are USA Swimming approved meets
All qualifying races will be in short course yards. Finals will be in long course meters
Seeding for the finals will be based on times achieved at the qualifiers
Events listed below are in meters. The 400 free will be a 500 free at the qualifier. The 800 free will be a 1,000 free at the qualifier. For qualifier seed times, competitors should use their short course times for these two events
Athletes may enter a maximum of four (4) events
All participants are asked to provide events and seed times (in SCY) on their registration form
Athletes registering online should have their event and seed time information ready before they log on to register
Below are the events offered at the Bay State Games Swimming Competition:
This form is to be filled out and turned in at each qualifier if you wish to submit your times to USA Swimming. Please CLICK HERE for the form for QUALIFIERS.
The finals schedule will be posted closer to the event date.
Each qualifying meet results will be posted here two days after the meet.