Invitationals are meets that have been approved but are NOT considered as qualifiers- times from invites will NOT be considered as potential state Q times. (Great for small schools, fun meets, etc.) Invitationals do not require a fully-automatic timing system. While it is recommended that invitationals use the NFHS recommended minimum number of officials, there is no requirement beyond a meet referee, a starter & one stroke and turn judge.
Qualifiers are meets in which times MAY be included in the MaxPreps performance lists & swum times achieving the minimum time standards will be considered in state entries submitted by a team's head coach. Qualifiers MUST use a fully automatic timing system (touch pads & appropriate backup timing system).Qualifiers MUST have the minimum number of officials.Only times from official NFHS recognized events will be considered & uploaded into the MaxPreps system. No times or splits from other events will be considered.
Factors for consideration of approval include, but are not limited to:- Adequate and knowledgeable staffing- Adequate facility & equipment- Number of approved meets already on dates selected
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