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Oakland County Meet
On the first Saturday in February teams from across Oakland County compete against one another to crown the Oakland County Swimming & Diving Champion. See the swim calendar for the meet date, the dive event is a day prior to the swim events. To compete in the meet, swimmers and divers must achieve certain qualifying time standards. Click here to see updated County and consideration cuts. Psych sheets will be posted on www.motths.net/swimdive two days prior to the swim meet date.
Each February the Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (MISCA) hosts a meet for its member schools. Swimmers and divers from across the state and from across all three divisions compete against one another. Though the meet is not scored, state qualifying times can be achieved at the meet. To compete in the meet swimmers and divers must first achieve a minimum qualifying standard. Click here for the updated MISCA meet cuts. Of those athletes that achieve the standard, only the top 60 swimmers in each event and the top 32 divers compete. The location of the MISCA meet is posted in the swim calendar.
OAA Red Division Meet (League Meet)
The Seaholm Boys Swimming & Diving Team is a member of the Oakland Activities Association (OAA). For the sport of swimming, the OAA is divided into 3 divisions with membership in each division determined based on each team’s previous season’s performance. For the current season Seaholm will compete in Red Division. The other OAA Red Division members are Clarkston, Groves, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, N. Farmington, and West Bloomfield.
The date of the OAA Red Division Meet is on the swim calendar. Each team is allowed a total of 36 individual entries (divers + swimmers) plus 1 official relay in each relay event. Though not all swimmers/divers will be competing for points due to the 36 entry limit, all team members will have the opportunity to compete at the Division meet as an exhibition competitor. The MHSAA will officially recognize any state qualifying time standards a swimmer achieves while competing as an exhibition swimmer.
Swimming prelims will take place on Wednesday with the top 16 individual qualifiers in each event advancing to Friday’s finals. The top 8 will compete in the final heat. The bottom 8 will compete in the consolation finals. No matter how fast a consolation finalist swims, the best place he can achieve is 9th. That’s why it is important to swim fast both on Wednesday and Friday. Each team is guaranteed a relay in each of the 3 relay events at finals provided the relay does not false start or otherwise get disqualified during prelims. Diving prelims will take place on Thursday. The top 16 divers will advance to Friday’s finals. At the end of the night Friday, the team with the most points and the best league dual meet record will be crowned the OAA Red Division Champion.
State Finals Countdown
MHSAA State Meet
The Seaholm Boys Swimming & Diving Team competes in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 2 State Championship meet. Swimmers qualify to participate in the meet by achieving a qualifying time standard. Click here for state cuts. Divers advance to the meet by finishing in the top 12 at the Diving Regional Meet.
The date of the Division 2 State Meet is in the Swim Calendar. Prelims are held on Friday, with the top 16 swimmers advancing to the finals on Saturday. The location of this season’s Division 2 Meet is Eastern Michigan University. This year’s Regional Diving Meet is scheduled for March 4, 2014. The location has yet to be determined.