Event Information



  • Event:
  • June 29, 30, & July 1
    Refer to the tentative schedule


  • Please refer to Schedule of Events page.

  • Other Info

  • Relays will be deck entered. Please obtain relay slip from meet referee.

  • Maximum of 5 individual events and 1 relay per day, and 11 individual events and 2 relays per swimmer.

 2017 Entry Form

 2017 Sport Information


Bozeman Swim Center
1211 W. Main St.
Bozeman, MT 59715

Entry Fees

Entry Fee:
(1 to 13 events)
Until June 27 at 5pm
Late Registration:
(After June 27 at 5pm)

Maximum of 5 individual events and 1 relay per day, and 11 individual events and 2 relays per swimmer.

 Online Entry Deadline: June 27
 T-Shirt Deadline: June 27

*No entries, on-deck registration, or race changes will be accepted after June 27! No t-shirts after June 27 at 5pm.

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Bozeman Swim Center
1211 W Main St
Bozeman, MT 59715

Event Sponsored by:


Matt Yovich is pleased to serve as a first-time commissioner for the Big Sky State Games swimming activities and is excited to bring the Big Sky State Games Swimming competition to Bozeman. He has been around the pool in various capacities - as a competitor, a spectator, an official and in club leadership - for over 40 years. He is past president and on the Board of Directors of the Bozeman Barracuda Swim Club and Finance Vice Chair of Montana Swimming. He is a consulting engineer, entrepreneur and has been involved with several non-profit organizations in support of music opportunities for youth.

State Games of America Qualifier

All 2017 and 2018 Big Sky State Games medalists, and some 2018 medalists are eligible to compete in the
2018 State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Current sports are:

Archery, Basketball, Biathlon, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling (Mountain Bike), Disc Golf, Equestrian, Fencing, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Pickleball, Racquetball, Road Race, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do/Judo, Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Please see the State Games of America website for more information.



Bozeman Swim Center is a 8-lane, 50-meter indoor facility. Swimmers and guests will park and use lots on south side of the building (main entrance). The Bozeman Swim Center's pool meets the water depth requirements of USA Swimming.

Concessions/Swim Shop

Bozeman Barracudas will have concessions available at the pool site. Bozeman Barracudas will also have a swim shop open with a variety of swim items available for purchase.


  • It is very important that male and female columns and division (event) codes are filled in on entry form.
  • Be sure to fill in your USA Swimming ID # if you have one. Your USA Swimming ID# ensures that your results are sent to USA Swimming.
  • Enter best times on lines next to events you are entering on entry form where indicated. Times must be in meters. If you do not have meter times, enter “NT.”
  • Entry qualifying times will apply to the 400 IM, 400 Free, and 1500 Free. All swimmers 24 years of age and under must have qualifying times at or below the following: 400IM - 6:52.86; 400 yard freestyle - 8:55.55; 1500 yard freestyle - 24:30.00.
  • Positive checkin required for 400 IM, 400 Free, and 1500 Free.
  • All members of a relay team must be registered as individual swimmers. Relays will be deck entered. Please obtain relay slip from meet referee.

Meet Details


The meet is a split meet on Saturday and Sunday. This meet is approved by USA Swimming, sanctioned through Montana Swimming and is governed by USA Swimming Rules. Special thanks to the Bozeman Barracuda Club for hosting this meet. Bozeman Barracuda Club is a member of USA Swimming.

Meet Events & Seeding
  • Meet events are separated by gender with girls swimming separate from boys, except as noted. Age as of Friday, July 14 determines age group for seeding purposes.
  • Team must positive check in with referee for seeding. Seeding will be based on the event times provided by the participant on their registration form.
  • Maximum of five (5) individual events and one (1) relay per day.
  • Maximum of eleven (11) individual events and two (2) relays per swimmer.

Please view our Schedule of Events page for a detailed breakdown of events by day. The warm-up schedule is posted below:

***All Warmup Sessions Below are Open Warmups***

  • Friday: 3:00 p.m. Warmups, Meet Starts 10 minutes after the last warm up session has been completed.
  • Saturday 12 & Under: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Warmups, Meet Starts 8:10 a.m.
  • Saturday 13 & Over: 11:45 a.m. Warmups, Meet Starts Approximately 12:35 p.m.
  • Sunday 13 & Over: 7:30 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Warmups, Meet Starts 8:20 a.m.
  • Sunday 12 & Under: 11:15 a.m. Warmups, Meet Starts Approximately 12:00 p.m.

Deck changing is not appropriate and is prohibited on the pool deck. Changing into or out of swimsuits will only be allowed in locker rooms or other designated areas. A full set of rules can be found on USA Swimming website.

Meet Scoring

Meet is scored on the following age groups: 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-24, and Masters (25+). If there are fewer than six (6) entries in an age group/event, the event may be grouped with another age group/event.


For competition, medals will be awarded according to your original age group. Medals will be awarded to the top three individual event finishers for all age groups. Masters will be awarded in age brackets of 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, and 90+. Medals will also be awarded to relay teams.

Other Information
  • Swim Programs will be available for purchase at the pool site during competition.
  • Swimmers must provide their own timers and counters for the 400 and 1500 yard freestyle events.