Event Information

Swimming

Dates

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

    Schedule

  • Please refer to Schedule of Events page.
  • 2018 Psych Sheet


    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.

 2018 Entry Form

 2018 Sport Information


Location

Rocky Mountain College - Fortin Education Center
1500 Poly Dr.
Billings, MT 59102

Entry Fees

Entry Fee:
(1 to 13 events)
Until June 22 at 5pm
$38/participant

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

 Online Entry Deadline: June 22
 T-Shirt Deadline: June 22

*No entries, on-deck registration, or race changes will be accepted after June 22! No t-shirts after June 22 at 5pm.

Event Photos

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Rocky Mountain College - Fortin Education Center
1500 Poly Dr.
Billings, MT 59102

Event Sponsored by:

Commissioners

Jane is a supporter of Montana Swimming and an active volunteer for the Billings Aquatic Club (BAC), where her son Jack has been a competitive swimmer for many years. Jane spends her time volunteering in the community and raising her three sons with her husband Tim.

State Games of America Qualifier

All 2017 and 2018 Big Sky State Games medalists, and some 2019 medalists are eligible to compete in the
2019 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.

Registration

Please note: Members of a USA Swimming team will register through their swimming club. Event file available on Montana Swimming mid-May for teams to download on TeamUnify. Master swimmers and swimmers not associated with a swimming club register through Big Sky State Games.

  • 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 yards. If you do not have yard times, enter “NT.”
  • Entry qualifying times will apply to the 400 IM, 500 Free, and 1650 Free. All swimmers 24 years of age and under must have qualifying times at or below the following: 400 IM - 6:52.86; 500 yard freestyle - 10:00.00; 1650 yard freestyle - 24:00.00.
  • Positive checkin required for 400 IM, 500 Free, and 1650 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

Approved/Sanctioned

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 Billings Aquatic Club for hosting this meet. Billings Aquatic 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, June 29 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.
Schedule

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

***Please notice that the sessions switch from Saturday to Sunday and that all warmup times are OPEN Warmups***

  • Friday: 3:00 p.m. Warmups, Meet Starts 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 12 & Under: 7:20 a.m. Warmups, Meet Starts 8:30 a.m.
  • Saturday 13 & Over: 11:45 a.m. Warmups, Meet Starts 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 13 & Over: 7:20 a.m. Warmups, Meet Starts 8:30 a.m.
  • Sunday 12 & Under: 11:45 a.m. Warmups, Meet Starts 12:30 p.m.
Changing/Rules

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.

Awards/Medals

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 1650 yard freestyle events.

Facilities

Facility

The Rocky Mountain College pool is a 6-lane, 25-yard indoor facility. Swimmers and guests will park and use lots on south side of the building (main entrance). The Rocky Mountain College pool meets the water depth requirements of USA Swimming.

Concessions/Swim Shop

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