2022 MINNESOTA INVITE
- November 30 – December 3, 2022
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
- SCY (25 yards)
- Meet Central
- Heat Sheets (when uploaded)
- Live Results
- Results on Meet Mobile: “Minnesota Invite 2022”
- Live Stream ($)
- Races to watch, all the links you need
A winter storm blowing through Minneapolis has caused travel delays for several teams heading into town for this week’s showcase Minnesota Invite. That is what lead to the delay of releasing the psych sheets for the meet, which were released late in the day on Tuesday.
According to Minnesota aquatics staff, as of 8:00PM Central time, the Wisconsin team had made it into Minneapolis, along with half of Texas, and a few members of the Cal team. Harvard and UNLV were reportedly “in the air” at that time as well.
A Winter Storm Warning was issued by the National Weather Service on Tuesday, with between 4 and 8 inches of snow expected to be dumped on the area over 12 hours. At 3:19 PM, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport announced that runways were closed due to “excessive snowfall rates and low visibility.”
The runways were closed for 2 hours, resulting in the cancellation of at least 116 flights and an additional 187 delays. No more snow is forecasted through the weekend, with The Weather Channel predicting temperatures to rise to a high on 41 on Friday before plummeting to a high of just 18 on Saturday.
Racing is scheduled to begin in Minneapolis on Wednesday evening with a timed-finals session of the 200 medley and 800 free relays. Among the featured teams are the defending top two at the 2022 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Cal and Texas. Both schools attended this meet last year as well.
- Minnesota (hosts)
The University of Minnesota is the host of the 2023 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, which will run from March 22-March 25, 2023. In addition to being a high-profile, highly-competitive racing opportunity, the meet also offers men’s teams a preview of the NCAA Championship facility.
The women’s NCAA Championship will be held a week earlier in Knoxville, Tennessee.