VHSL State Meet Qualifying Standards

By Reach for the Wall staff.

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) conference meets were held January 27-28 with many swimmers looking to make their ‘cuts’ to swim in the Regional and State championship meets.

To qualify for Regions, a swimmer has to be one of the top six finishers in the Finals heat at the Conference meet or achieve a Regions qualifying time at any high school meet during the current season, including any heat at the Conference meet.  At the Regions meet, the fastest eight individuals/relay teams will advance to finals, and the second fastest eight swimmers/relays advance to Consolation Finals.

To advance to the State meet, a swimmer  must achieve either a VHSL qualifying time (see links below) in one or more individual or relay events, or finish in the top 10 in individual events in his/her respective Regional championship (or finish in the top 8 in relay events in his/her respective Regional Championship).  A qualifying State time may be obtained during any 2016-2017 regular season high school meet, a VHSL sanctioned invitational, or in the school’s Conference or Regional Championship meet.

Follow the links to find times to meet or beat:

Qualifying Standards 5A/6A

Qualifying Standards 3A/4A

Qualifying Standards 2A

The State meets are scheduled to be held the weekend of February 17-19, with the Regions meets being competed either the weekend of February 4 or February 11.  We will try to keep up with results as they are available.

Best of luck to all VHSL swimmers!

6 thoughts on “VHSL State Meet Qualifying Standards

  • Dec 2, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Can you please fix the links for the state qualifying times for 2017-2018?

    Thank you

    • Dec 2, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Updated times for 2018 season: Class 1 & 2 , Class 3 & 4: Class 5 & 6:

      • Jan 13, 2018 at 12:50 am

        The links still don’t work

        • Jan 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm

          Sorry for the confusion, we had provided links in the earlier reply and now have updated the links in the post. The links should provide you with pdf’s of all the qualifying standards.

  • Feb 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Can you add the VHSL 5c North Regional times from meet?

    • Feb 7, 2018 at 2:25 am

      Just received & uploaded!


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