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!

2 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:


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