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2021 Regular Season

  • Week 1: Thursday, May 6th -- Arapahoe (H) vs. Smoky Hill (virtual meet)
  • Week 2: Thursday, May 13th -- Arapahoe Intersquad Meet (Black vs. Gold)
  • Week 3: Thursday, May 20th -- Arapahoe vs. Cherokee Trail (Dual Meet @ AHS)
  • Week 4: Thursday, May 27th -- Overland vs. Arapahoe (H) (virtual meet)
  • Week 5: Tuesday, June 1st -- Arapahoe (H) vs. Cherry Creek (virtual meet)
  • Week 6: Tuesday, June 8th -- Mullen @ Arapahoe (Dual Meet @ AHS)
  • Week 6: Friday, June 11th -- Arapahoe vs. Grandview (H) (Dual Meet @ AHS)
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Centennial "A" League


  • <Click here> for the 2021 Centennial League Boys Swimming and Diving Championship Information
  • For those swimmers and divers who do not qualify for State Meet (i.e. Individual Event or on a Relay), this will be the end of their season in the pool (i.e. no more meets or practice), but as ONE TEAM, OUR season does not end until the last event at the State Meet Finals.
  • Each competitor is permitted to compete in a maximum of (4) events, no more than (2) of which may be individual events
  • Each school is permitted unlimited individual entries as long as each entrant has achieved or surpasses the "A" League qualifying time
  • No spectators will be allowed in the pool area

How to Watch:

  • As of June 15th, spectators are now allowed inside Smoky Hill High School for prelims and finals, but will NOT be allowed in the pool area. Spectators will be able to look through the hallway windows into the pool area to view the meet.
    • Notes:
      • All individuals entering Smoky Hill HS are still required to wear masks at all times
      • Spectators will not be allowed to set up chairs in front of the windows
      • There are no bleachers inside the pool area
  • This week's Centennial "A" Meet will be viewable via live streaming. 

Swimming Prelims:

  • Date: Wednesday, June 16th (see sessions below)
  • Location: Smoky Hill
  • Qualification Times: Click on "Qualifying Times" link above, and look for A League Qualifying Times
  • Heat Sheet:
    • <Click here> for the Swimming Prelims Heat Sheet
    • In an effort to speed up the merging process, the prelims have been heated with the first session teams swimming the in first set of heats and the second session teams swimming in the later set of heats for each event. Both sets of heats are barrel seeded.
    • Results for both sessions will be merged immediately after of each event during the second prelim session.
  • Schedule:
    • Session #1: (starts @ Noon) Arapahoe, Grandview, Smoky Hill
      • Warm up:
        • 10:20 - 10:50AM: Smoky Hill
        • 10:50 - 11:20AM: Arapahoe
        • 11:20 - 11:50AM: Grandview
    • Session #2: (starts @ 5PM) Cherokee Trail, Cherry Creek, Mullen, and Overland
      • Warm up:
        • 3:20 - 3:50PM: Cherokee Trail
        • 3:50 - 4:20PM: Cherry Creek
        • 4:20 - 4:40PM: Mullen and Overland
  • More Info:
    • Teams may enter an unlimited number of swimmers who meet the qual times

Diving Prelims and Finals:

  • Date: Thursday, June 17th @ 5PM
  • Location: Cherry Creek
  • Schedule: 
    • Warm up will start @ 3PM
      • Warm up 1: (3 - 4PM) Cherry Creek, Cherokee Trail, and Grandview
      • Warm up 2: (4 - 5PM) Arapahoe, Overland, Mullen, and Smoky Hill
  • More Info: 
    • There are only 12 divers currently entered
    • Diving is an 11-dive championship meet (no 6-dive option)
    • Championship Diving program:
      • Dives 1-5: 2 voluntary and 3 optionals
      • Dives 6-8: 2 voluntary and 1 optional
      • Dives 9-12: 1 voluntary and 2 options
    • If there are more than (32) divers entered, all divers will be permitted to complete the preliminary (5 dives). No more than (4) divers from a single school can compete.

Swimming Finals:

  • Date: Friday, June 18th @ 2PM <new>
  • Location: Smoky Hill
  • Schedule: 
    • There will be 4 heats of each event, and a 15 minute break after the 50 Free
    • Warmups:
      • 11:50 - 12:20PM: Cherokee Trail and Smoky Hill
      • 12:20 - 12:50PM: Cherry Creek and Mullen
      • 12:50 - 1:20PM: Arapahoe and Grandview
      • 1:20 - 1:50PM: Overland and Sprint Lanes
  • Meet Program:
  • More Info: 
    • Only four athletes (per event) from each school and 1 relay team can compete in the finals on Friday.
    • Swimmers will be allowed in the pool area, but will be required to wear masks inside when not swimming
    • No spectators inside the pool area
    • USA Swimming Officials will be on the pool deck for the finals
    • No flyovers.  Music will be played between each heat in the finals. A Finalists will walk out to music and have their names read behind the blocks before the start of the heat.
    • There will only take a 15 minute break after the 50 Freestyle, not after the 200 Freestyle Relay

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5A State Meet

Date: 24 June 2021

Location: Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center (VMAC)

Times: Click on "Qualifying Times" link above, and look for 5A State Qualifying Times

Schedule: See Below

More Info:

  • CHSAA 5A State Meet Program
  • Swimming:
    • Swimmers may qualify for either:
      • (2) individual events and (2) relays (max) <or>
      • (1) individual event and (3) relays (max)
    • Top 30 Individual and Relay (Timed Finals)
    • 3:00PM start
  • Diving:
    • 9:30AM start
  • Additional info for State Finals @ VMAC. 
    • You will notice an adjustment to the time schedule than what was originally posted in the Bulletin at the start of the season due to the change in qualifiers and capacity limitations at the facility. Make sure every member of your Team is aware of these changes. Please look over carefully and make sure your parents/athletes, etc. are well versed on parking, entry and exit procedures so they come prepared to the event
  • Spectator Seating & Entry Fee
    • Tickets are $15 for an all day pass and are non-transferable
    • Seating is general admission and first-come, first-serve
    • Fans will not be allowed to save seats. VMAC security and staff will remove any objects from the stands if they are being used for this purpose.
    • There is no seating in the aisles or leaning on the glass wall at the bottom of the stands.
    • Student athletes competing in the state meet are not allowed to go up into the spectator seating area. Security/staff will not allow them, so make sure they know to meet their family/friends outside.
    • Facial coverings must be worn by anyone not competing at all times inside the facility.
  • Team Managers:
    • Managers will not be granted access to the deck unless they are available to time. You must confirm that they will be available to time with Whitney and she will add to your gate list.
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Unified 50 Free will take place on Thursday, June 24th at 3pm. Please reach out to Whitney is you have any interested male or FEMALE swimmers (First Event of the Swim Session)
    • There will be no concessions sold on site
  • Parking (see below)


Due to limited parking, school buses & vans may drop off the teams at the VMAC entrance, but must follow the parking guidelines:

  • Overflow/School buses/Van parking will be located at Trail Winds Open Spaces southeast of the VMAC off Holly Street (see attached map)
  • Parking will be allowed at the Horizon High School lots across the street
  • No Parking will be allowed in the Trail Winds Recreation Center parking lots located east of the VMAC
  • No RV Parking will be allowed at the VMAC. RV’s should park at Trail Winds Open Space, but it is highly encouraged to reach out to the City of Thornton and get authorization, as Adams 12 Five Star Schools has no affiliation with that lot
  • Please observe the signs within the main parking lot for traffic flow to keep this lot from getting too congested (remind your athletes and their parents)

There is also no parking or tailgating on the grass around the main VMAC parking lot (again, remind your athletes and their parents).

VMAC Overflow Parking map:

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