Meet Announcement - Eastern Zone Swimming

2015 EASTERN ZONE WINTER LONG-COURSE SPEEDO SECTIONALS
Hosted by: STAR Swimming
Burt Flickinger Athletic Center ‐ Erie Community College
21 Oak Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
March 26 – 29, 2015
STAR Swimming would like to welcome you to -the 2015 USA Swimming Speedo Sectionals
meet. The 2015 Speedo Sectionals meet will be held under the Sanction of USA Swimming,
through Niagara Swimming Sanction Number NI-1415 154. Time Trial Sanction Number NI 1415-155
Meet Director
Meet Referee
Administrative Referee
Sherry Benedict
Nancy Wargo
Tim Husson
716 860-3541
203-858-7285
301-325-8684
[email protected]
[email protected] [email protected]
Host Club Officials Contact
LSC Officials Chairman
Katherine McCauley
Jim Stromski
[email protected]
[email protected]
Meet Marshals shall be provided by STAR Swimming in accordance with the requirements of Niagara
Swimming. The Head Marshal for this meet will be Lynda Blake.
LOCATION
Burt Flickinger Athletic Center
Erie Community College
21 Oak Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Emergency Contact:
Vince McCarthy
ECC Natatorium Director
716-361-1961
The Burt Flickinger Center is a venue located in downtown Buffalo, New York. It was originally
constructed for the 1993 World University Games and is now used full-time by Erie Community College.
Containing a gymnasium that seats 1,200 and an Olympic-sized regulation swimming pool, events hosted
in the past include the World University Games, ECW shows, and professional boxing cards.
FACILITY
Eight lane 50 meter pool with continuous flow through gutters and Kiefer-McNeil lane dividers and a
separate 25 yard six lane pool for continuous warm-up and cool-down. Colorado 5000 Electronic timing
System with gutter mounted touchpads, horn starts and scoreboard readouts at each end of pool. The
competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4). The copy of such certification is on
file with USA Swimming. Pool depth at start end is 7’ at turn end pool is 9’6” in depth.
SCHEDULE (tentative)
Warm-up
Prelims
Warm-up
Finals
Thursday
General Meeting 2:00 PM
12:00 PM
5:00 PM
Friday
7:00-8:50 AM
9:00 AM
4:30-5:50 PM
6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00-8:50 AM
9:00 AM
4:30-5:50 PM
6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00-8:50 AM
9:00 AM
4:00-4:50 PM
5:00 PM
RULES
USA Swimming Rules will govern this competition. This includes the current national Championship
rules including scratch rules (Section 207.11.6). In compliance with USA-Swimming Rules and
Regulations; the use of any audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone is not permitted in
the changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms. The practice of deck changing is prohibited. Any
swimmer entered in the meet must be certified by a USA Swimming member-coach as being proficient in
performing a racing start or must start each race from within the water. When unaccompanied by a
member-coach, it is the responsibility of the swimmer or the swimmer’s legal guardian to ensure
compliance with this requirement. Dive-over starts may be used during the preliminary sessions at this
meet at the discretion of the Meet Manager and/or Meet Referee.
ELIGIBILITY
The 2015 Eastern Zone Winter Long-Course Speedo Sectionals Meet is open to any registered USA Swimming athlete with a
meet qualifying time. As per Eastern Zone regulations, this meet is open to the Eastern Zone. Eastern Zone teams will be
accepted first, and then as space permits, out of zone athletes may apply. Qualifying times must have been achieved in USA
Swimming sanctioned, approved, observed competition from January 1, 2014 through the meet entry deadline.
TIME STANDARDS
See enclosed order of events with qualifying times included.
ONLINE MEET ENTRY
All entries must be submitted through USA Swimming’s website using OME (Online Meet Entry). All
coaches planning on attending the meet MUST be included with the entry for the confirmation of coach
credentials prior to receiving coach’s packet or deck credentials. Any coach not on the original entry
MUST show proof of current credentials proper to receiving the coach’s packet or deck credentials (no
exceptions).
ENTRY DEADLINE
Entry deadline is March 17, 2015 at 11:59pm (EST). OME will open for this meet on January 21, 2015
at www.usaswimming.org/ome
TIMES ACHIEVED AFTER March 17, 2015
Additional entries from meets occurring between March 17, 2015 and March 22, 2015 are due by
10:00pm (EST) on Monday March 23, 2015. These entries must be submitted to the host club via email only using a Hy-Tek
entry file. These entries should be emailed directly to [email protected] This is for first time cuts achieved in this
specific time period. All other entries must use the on-line entry procedure. For those entry times achieved between March 17,
2015 and March 22, 2015 coaches shall be required to produce official meet results to prove their entry times. Payment for the
entries must be received at the pre-meet coaches meeting (no exceptions) on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. If payment is not
received at this time, these entries will be scratched from the meet. Please remember that this “late entry period” is for new
qualifying times that occur between March 17, 2015 and March 22, 2015. Once the OME deadline passes no time updates are
permitted.
QUESTIONS REGARDING OME
USA Swimming On-Line Meet Entry Questions contact:
Anthony Buhr Office: 719-866-3581 [email protected]
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
Payment for entries using OME is accepted using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. After you complete your
online entry, you will be sent confirmation via e-mail. Bring all communications with you to the meet. You can return to your
entry to modify entry times through the initial March 17, 2015 entry deadline. Once you have paid for your entry, you may add
events to your entry but you cannot delete events. Entries will not be considered accepted until entry fees are received. Entry
times, under OME, are taken from the SWIMS national database. Times must be entered in the proper course in which
achieved, converted times will not be accepted. Times other than Long Course Meters will be treated as “non-conforming” and
will be seeded according to USA Swimming procedures. Do not convert times before entering them. Entries that have NOT
used the OME entry process will not be accepted, except for those times achieved during the extended entry period (March 17 –
22, 2015). These times must be submitted using Hy-Tek Team Manager. No fax entries will be accepted at any time. No email
scratches for events. Email scratch from the entire meet will be allowed- contact the Meet Referee.
NOTE: Teams using Team Unify during the extended entry period, March 17 – 22, 2015, must submit an entry report with
their entry file. Meet Manager does not import the bonus marker from Team Unify, and entry times will be rejected.
ENTRY FEES
$12.50 per individual event, $12.50 per bonus event, $25 per relay, there is also a $10 per swimmer,
Swimming Surcharge, and a $10 per team surcharge.
EVENT LIMITATIONS
Swimmers may enter any number of events in which he/she has qualified, but may not compete in more
than three (3) individual events per day, and a total of seven (7) for the meet. Each team is allowed to
enter up to two (2) relays in each event.
A/B Flight Format: Dependent on the number of entries, and at the discretion of the Meet Referee, the preliminary
sessions may be conducted in an “A/B Flight” format. If adopted, details of the procedure, including the number of
heats of each event swum in the “A Flight” session, will be announced at the General Meeting.
BONUS EVENTS
Swimmers making 1 Qualifying Time
Swimmers making 2 Qualifying Times
Swimmers making 3 Qualifying Times
Swimmers making 4 or more
1 Bonus Events*****
2 Bonus Events
1 Bonus Event
0 Bonus Events
Limits on daily individual events (3) and total meet events (7) will still apply.
There shall be no bonus swims for the 800 freestyle or 1500 freestyle except for the following condition: any swimmer
achieving a qualifying time in the 800 freestyle or 1500 freestyle may choose to enter the other distance event as a bonus
entry. Please contact entry chair for details.
FINES
The Eastern Zone Policy for No Shows in Sunday’s finals will be observed. Any Swimmer in the
initially announced top 24 that does not show up to compete (without properly scratching) will be
subjected to a $50 fine. Checks will be made out to the Eastern Zone.
GENERAL MEETING
A General Meeting will be held on Thursday at 2:00pm. If necessary, additional coach’s meetings will be
held as determined by the Meet Referee. It is the responsibility and obligation of each team or unattached
swimmer to be represented at all coach’s meetings. Coaches are responsible for all information from these
meetings including changes in the meet conduct.
OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION
Certified officials wishing to work the meet should submit applications to the Eastern Zone Officials
Chairman by March 8, 2015 for all positions. Assigned Officials will be notified. The application form can be found at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12_B2y0eopR7XLr00JVNzHMf-KfULYdJAGLbwGS02WAs/viewform. This meet is
approved as an Officials Qualifying Meet for all positions up to N3 Final, under the National Officials Certification Program.
Those officials desiring initial certification or re-certification evaluations above the LSC level should designate the request on
the Application to Officiate.
CONDUCT OF THE MEET
All events, except the 800 and 1500 Freestyle and relay events, will be conducted with preliminary and C,
B, and A (Bonus, Consolation, and Championship) final heats. C-Final qualifiers must be 18 years old or younger.
The 800 Free, 1500 Free and all relays are timed final events requiring positive check-in.
All distance swims MUST positively check-in and declare their intent to swim by the scratch deadline for
that day’s events TO BE SEEDED.
All relays MUST positively check-in and declare their intent to swim by the scratch deadline for that
day’s events TO BE SEEDED. When checking in Sunday’s relays, coaches shall declare whether
they wish those relays to swim in prelims or finals. Those relays wishing to swim in finals (up to 16
fastest) will be so seeded. All other relays will be seeded in prelims according to their seed time.
(Aka “Sunday Relay Rule”)
SEEDING ORDER
LC Meters, SC Meters, SC Yards
DISTANCE EVENTS
Thursday-Women’s 1500 Free and Men’s 800 Free will be conducted as timed finals on Thursday
Evening. The heats will be swum in normal order slowest to fastest; swimming all heats of the Women’s
1500 freestyle followed by all heats of the Men’s 800 freestyle. Sunday-The fastest heat of the Women’s
800 Free, and the fastest heat of the Men’s 1500 Free will be swum at the beginning of the evening finals
session. The remaining heats will swim on Sunday afternoon, such that the last heat finishes at 4:00pm.
The heats will be swum alternating women and men such that the second fastest men’s heat swims last,
the second fastest women’s heat swims next to-last, etc. The heat order will be published after the scratch
deadline. These events are timed finals.
RELAYS
Relays are timed final events. The fastest two heats will swim with finals during the evening session. The
Sunday Relay Rule will be in effect for Sunday Relays. Remaining heats will swim with preliminaries
during the morning sessions. All relays must be positively checked-in by the appropriate scratch deadline.
In order to be eligible, all relays must have at least one swimmer who is entered in a nonbonus individual
event. Relay participants must be declared to the Clerk of Course one hour before the relay swims, but
may be changed up to the time of the swim. 200 meter Medley Relay entry times must be provable 400
Medley Relay times.
SCRATCH AND POSITIVE CHECK‐IN PROCEDURES
The USA Swimming Scratch Policy Rule 207.11.6 A-E will apply through the meet.
Scratches from finals shall be made with the Administrative Referee. All other scratches shall be made in
the Scratch Box, which shall be located at the meet check-in table until the General Meeting, at the
General Meeting, then at the Clerk-of-Course.
All relays and distance events (800 Free, 1500 Free) must be checked in with the Clerk of Course.
Both the Scratch Deadlines and Positive Check-In Deadlines for all events will be as follows:
Thursday Events:
15 minutes following the conclusion of the General Meeting.
Friday Events:
5:30pm Thursday Evening
Saturday Events:
6:30pm Friday Evening
Sunday Events:
6:30pm Saturday Evening
SCORING
Place
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
16
15
14
13
12
11
9
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
32
30
28
26
24
22
18
14
12
10
8
6
4
2
Individual Scores
20
17
Relay Scores
40
34
TEAM AWARDS
The top 3 teams in Combined scoring and the top 3 teams in Women’s and Men’s Scoring will receive
awards.
INDIVIDUAL AND RELAY AWARDS
Medals: Individual 1st-3rd, Relays 1st-3rd. Awards will be presented during the evening finals. A full
sequencing of awards will be published with the heat sheet for each finals session. Awards for the
Thursday distance events will be presented during the Friday evening finals.
READY ROOM
Swimmers competing in the A final events are expected to report to the Ready Room area no more than
10 minutes prior to their event. The A finalists are expected to remain in the Ready Room until they
march out for their event.
WARM‐UP PROCEDURE
Current Niagara Swimming and USA Swimming rules govern all aspects of the warm-up. No diving, and
feet first entry is required, except in designated lanes and times. Only swimmers entered in this meet may use the warm-up
lanes.
Warm‐up Format: Competition Pool (tentative)
Thursday
Circle
Swim
all lanes
12:00pm-3:00pm
Pace: Lanes 1 & 8Circle Swim: Lanes 2-7
3:00pm- 4:20pm
Pace: Lanes 1 & 8Sprint: Lane 7Circle Swim: Lanes 2-6
4:20pm-4:50pm
Clear Pool
4:50pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Prelims
7:00am-8:00am
Circle Swim all lanes
8:00am-8:30am
Pace: Lanes 1 & 8Circle Swim: Lanes 2-7
8:30am-8:50am
Pace: Lanes 1 & 8Sprint: Lanes 2 & 7Circle Swim: Lanes 3-6
8:50am
Clear Pool
Friday, Saturday, Sunday* Finals
Circle Swim all lanes
4:30pm-5:00pm
Pace: Lanes 1 & 8
5:00pm-5:20pm
Pace: Lanes 1 & 8Sprint: Lanes 2 & 7Circle Swim: Lanes 3-6
5:20pm-5:45pm
Clear Pool
5:45pm
The Small pool will be available for continuous warm‐up
A warm-up in the main pool will coincide with the awards after each Men’s “A” Final.
*Sunday Warm-ups for finals will begin one-half hour earlier (4:00‐4:50)
USA Swimming Membership
All swimmers, coaches, and officials must be current 2015 members of USA Swimming. Any team or
individual entering a swimmer without a current USA Swimming membership may be subject to a
$100.00 per swimmer fine. There will be NO deck registration.
DECK ADMITTANCE
All participating swimmers, coaches, and working officials will be issued deck credentials. These must be
worn at all times. Please use designated pool entry areas.
REGISTRATION AND CREDENTIALS
Coach packets and credentials for athletes, coaches and officials will be available in the entrance area.
Credentials must be visible at all times when on deck.
MEET JURIES
The Meet Juries shall be announced by the Meet Referee at the General Meeting. Written protests
involving eligibility or technical rules, except disqualification due to judgment decisions of the deck
officials, shall be made to the Meet Referee within 30 minutes of the protested act or occurrence. Any
protest filed will be referred to the appropriate jury. There is a $50 fee for a protest made by anyone and
that fee is refundable if the protest is upheld.
TIME TRIALS
Time trials will be offered, time permitting, and at the discretion of the Meet Referee, 15 minutes after the
completion of each preliminary session and after Thursday’s events. Swimmers must be entered in at least
one individual or relay event in order to participate in time trials. Each swimmer entered in the meet may
swim a maximum of two time trials. Swimmers must sign up for time trials by 5:00pm Thursday and
Friday/Saturday/Sunday sign up for time trials will be 8:30am-10:30am. The entry fee is $15.00 for
individual events and $25 for relays. Checks should be made payable to STAR Swimming. Time trials
will be swum in the following order:
Thursday Time Trials
Friday Time Trials:
Saturday Time Trials:
Sunday Time Trials:
Only 800 Free and 1500 Free will be offered
Friday/Saturday/Sunday events in that order
Saturday/Sunday/Friday events in that order
Sunday/Friday/Saturday events in that order
The 800 and 1500 will also be offered as the last event on either Friday or Saturday (time
permitting). The day will be announced at the General Meeting.
For every 400 athletes, there will be 1 hour of Time Trials, not to exceed 2 hours of Time Trials.
The Meet Referee reserves the right to limit Time Trials entries based on entries.
ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TIMERS AND/OR COUNTERS FOR TIME TRIALS
DECK ACCESS
Please use designated pool entry areas. Only swimmers, coaches, officials and meet staff with proper credentials will
be permitted on the pool deck. These credentials must be visible at all times when on deck. Teams will be allocated
deck passes for coaches using the following NI LSC formula based on the number of athletes entered into individual
events.
1-5
6-12
13-22
23-30
31-39
40-49
50+
swimmers in individual events or 1 relay only team with any number of alternates:
swimmers in individual events:
swimmers in individual events:
swimmers in individual events:
swimmers in individual events:
swimmers in individual events:
swimmers in individual events:
1 deck pass
2 deck passes
3 deck passes
4 deck passes
5 deck passes
6 deck passes
7 deck passes
Coaches must request a deck pass through OME. Deck passes will only be issued to individuals registered with USA
Swimming. All coaches must be prepared to show their current USA Swimming registration card at the registration
table to receive their deck pass. Replacements for lost credentials will cost $25.00
No swimmer will be issued a credential without a coach member present. If the home club coach is not planning to
attend the event, the swimmer(s) must be assigned a supervising coach (per USA Swimming rule).
PROGRAMS
$5.00
$3.00
Prelim Heat Sheets
Final Heat Sheets
CONCESSIONS
Concessions might be available throughout the meet.
PARKING
Parking is available at Mike’s parking at the corner of Elm & Swan Streets and at the Adam’s parking
Ramp at the corner of Washington and North Division. Mike’s parking has attendants supervising parking
from ½ before the start of warm-ups through the last session of the day. The Adam’s Parking Ramp offers
free parking on weekends, but is unsupervised.
MEET RESULTS
Printed copies of the meet results will be available for a $10 fee. Live results will be posted on the
Eastern Zone Swimming’s website http://www.easternzoneswimming.org and at www.starswimming.org
.
CONDUCT
Misbehavior, vandalism and theft will not be tolerated and can result in being barred from participation in
the meet. Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing
areas, rest rooms or locker rooms. Except where venue facilities require otherwise, changing into or
out of swimsuits other than in locker rooms or other designated areas is not appropriate and is
prohibited.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RECORDING:
Meet Management has the full authority to restrict any and all photography and visual recording at the meet. Photography or
video recording (using cameras, video cameras, iPads, cell phones, etc) from the deck is prohibited by all individuals other than
participating Coach and Athlete Members unless prior authorization from the Meet Referee or his/her designee has been
granted. Flash photography is prohibited during the start of any heat, including whenever any swimmer is stepping up or
standing on a block for the purpose of the start of a heat.
Additionally, the following “Non-Camera Zones” shall be enforced:
• Photography or video recording and the use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not
permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms.
• Photography or video recording (using cameras, video cameras, iPads, cell phones, etc) is not permitted in the area
immediately behind the starting blocks at either end of the racing course(s) while they are in use for “race starting
purposes” during competition and warm-ups.
2015 Speedo Sectionals Eastern Zone Long Course Sectional
Order of Events
Women’s Events
Men’s Events
Day 1‐ Thursday, March 26
Finals‐ 5:00pm
1
Preliminaries‐ 9:00am
3
5
7
9
11
Preliminaries‐ 9:00am
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
Preliminaries‐ 9:00am
27
29
31
33
35
37
1500 meter Freestyle
800 meter Freestyle
Day 2‐ Friday, March 27
200 meter Freestyle
100 meter Breaststroke
100 meter Butterfly
400 meter Individual Medley
800 meter Freestyle Relay
Day 3‐ Saturday, March 28
200 meter Medley Relay
200 meter Butterfly
50 meter Freestyle
200 meter Breaststroke
100 meter Backstroke
400 meter Freestyle
400 meter Freestyle Relay
Day 4‐ Sunday, March 29
200 meter Freestyle Relay
800 meter Freestyle
1500 meter Freestyle
200 meter Backstroke
100 meter Freestyle
200 meter Individual Medley
400 meter Medley Relay
2
Finals-6:00pm
4
6
8
10
12
Finals-6:00pm
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
Finals-5:00pm
28
Notes:
1. Fastest two heats of each relay will be swum in the final session in the order indicated. Remaining heats will
be swum in prelims– with 200’s at the start of the session and the 400/800’s at the end.
2. Thursday events (W‐1500 & M‐800) shall be swum slowest to fastest with all heats of the Women’s 1500
prior to the Men’s 800.
3. Sunday events (W-800 & M‐1500) only the fastest (single) heat swum in the final session. All other heats
will swim in the afternoon, timed so that the second fastest men’s heat ends at 4:00pm.
a) Second fastest men’s heat is last.
b) Second fastest women’s heat is next to last.
c) Third fastest men’s heat is third from last.
d) Third fastest women’s heat is fourth from last etc.
4. In Sunday’s Finals, the events will swim in numerical order.
5. The meet management reserves the right to A/B flight the meet if the timeline warrants it.
6. The meet referee reserves the right to add breaks (but is not obligated) if the time schedule permits.
30
32
34
36
38
2015 Speedo Sectional Qualifying Times
LCM
28.49
1:01.19
WOMEN
SCM
27.29
59.19
2:11.79
2:07.59
4:37.69
4:29.29
9:34.99
9:19.99
18:16.79
17:43.29
1:08.29
1:06.19
2:26.99
2:23.39
1:18.29
1:15.89
2:49.39
2:44.79
1:06.59
1:05.19
2:29.49
2:25.99
2:30.09
2:25.09
5:20.49
5:07.29
1:57.79
1:56.19
4:14.99
4:10.89
9:06.29
8:58.89
4:44.09
4:40.29
MEN
Events
SCY
SCM
50 Freestyle
22.49
24.79
100
48.89
54.19
Freestyle
1:55.99
200
1:46.49
1:58.09
Freestyle
5:08.79
400 / 500
4:48.39
4:10.89
Freestyle
10.39.79
800 / 1000
10:02.49
8:43.49
Freestyle
17.54.39
1500 / 1650
16.43.99
16:35.19
Freestyle
1:00.09
100
54.89
1:00.39
Backstroke
2:10.29
200
1:59.39
2:12.59
Backstroke
1:08.59
100
1:02.19
1:09.19
Breaststroke
2:29.39
200
2:15.39
2:30.29
Breaststroke
59.19
100
53.99
59.59
Butterfly
2:12.49
200
2:01.19
2:14.19
Butterfly
2:11.69
200
1:59.79
2:12.99
Individual
Medley
4:38.39
400
4:15.09
4:43.19
Individual
Medley
1:44.59
4 X 50
1:32.69
1:42.19
Freestyle
Relay
3:45.79
4 X 100
3:21.89
3:44.09
Freestyle
Relay
8:05.39
4 X 200
7:22.39
8:06.69
Freestyle
Relay
4:12.29
4 X 100
3:46.99
4:15.59
Medley
Relay
Qualifying times must be achieved after 1/1/2014
SCY
25.09
53.79
LCM
25.59
55.69
2:01.49
4:18.59
9:06.39
17:21.99
1:01.99
2:15.39
1:10.39
2:32.99
1:00.89
2:16.29
2:16.59
4:49.89
1:45.49
3:48.69
8:14.79
4:19.69