VHSL Class 5 and 6 State Meet Information

By Reach for the Wall staff.

Below is key information regarding the 2018 Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 5 and 6 State Swimming and Diving Championships, which will be held February 15 – 17 at George Mason University (for swimming) and Oak Marr RECenter (for diving):

Key Documents

Class 5:

Class 6:

In our High School preview post, we listed the top 3 teams from last year’s State Championship:

2017 6A State

Girls:
James Madison High School
Robinson Secondary School
Chantilly Chargers

Boys:
Patriot High School
James Madison High School
Oakton High School

2017 5A State

Girls:
Patrick Henry High School
Briar Woods High School
Douglas S. Freeman High School

Boys:
Princess Anne High School
Briar Woods High School
Thomas Jefferson

Some of the teams above competed in different Region Championship meets this year, so this weekend will be their first showdown. We look forward to seeing the meets unfold and some great swimming!

Schedule:

All Class 5 Trials will be held on Friday morning with the top 16 finishers advancing to Consolations/Finals Competition later on Friday evening.
All Class 6 Trials will be held on Saturday morning with the top 16 finishers advancing to the Consolations/Finals Competition later on Saturday evening.

Diving Timeline:

Thursday: Class 5 Competition at Oak Marr

  • 8:45 am Coaches Meeting
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Boys ONLY Warm-ups
  • 9:00 am Officials Meeting
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Boys Competition

***** At the Conclusion of the Boys Competition, warm-ups for the Girls will begin.

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Girls ONLY Warm-ups
  • 12:00 pm Officials Meeting
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Girls Competition

Friday: Class 6 Competition at Oak Marr

  • 8:45 am Coaches Meeting
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Boys ONLY Warm-ups
  • 9:00 am Officials Meeting
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Boys Competition

***** At the Conclusion of the Boys Competition, warm-ups for the Girls will begin.

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Girls ONLY Warm-ups
  • 12:00 pm Officials Meeting
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Girls Competition

Swimming Timeline at George Mason University:

Friday (Class 5) & Saturday (Class 6)

  • 7:15 am – 8:45 am: Warm-up (5 Friday, 6 Saturday)
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Prelim Competition (5 Friday, 6 Saturday)
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Warm-up (5 Friday, 6 Saturday)
  • 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm: Finals Competition (5 Friday, 6 Saturday)

Friday, February 16, 2018: Class 5 Final Competition Timeline

  • 3:45 pm Doors Open to Competitors
  • 4:15 pm Coaches Meeting
  • 4:15 pm Warm-ups Begin
  • 5:00 pm Doors open to Spectators
  • 5:00 pm Officials Briefing
  • 5:00 pm Lanes 1 & 8 will open for one way sprints
  • 5:15 pm Lanes 2 & 7 will open for one way sprints
  • 5:30 pm Lanes 3 & 6 will open for sprints and 1 & 8 will convert to pace lanes
  • 5:45 pm Competition Pool Closes
  • 5:50 pm First Event Called
  • 5:55 pm National Anthem
  • 6:00 pm Final Competition Begins
  • 9:30 pm Final Competition Concludes (Approximate)

Saturday, February 17, 2018: Class 6 Final Competition Timeline

  • 3:45 pm Doors Open to Competitors
  • 4:15 pm Coaches Meeting
  • 4:15 pm Warm-ups Begin
  • 5:00 pm Doors open to Spectators
  • 5:00 pm Officials Briefing
  • 5:00 pm Lanes 1 & 8 will open for one way sprints
  • 5:15 pm Lanes 2 & 7 will open for one way sprints
  • 5:30 pm Lanes 3 & 6 will open for sprints and 1 & 8 will convert to pace lanes
  • 5:45 pm Competition Pool Closes
  • 5:50 pm First Event Called
  • 5:55 pm National Anthem
  • 6:00 pm Final Competition Begins
  • 9:30 pm Final Competition Concludes (Approximate)

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