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BB Champs North @ Lake Lytal (SCY)

Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019
February, 24 2019

Description

Qualifying time standards are USA Swimming National Age Group Motivational “BB” times for all individual events. There is no qualifying time standard for relays and these events may be entered with no time.  Athletes who have achieved a qualifying time for the 2019 Spring FGC Junior Olympics (7-14 year old athletes) or 2019 Spring FGC Senior Championships (15-18 year old athletes) within the qualifying period may not enter that event in these championships.

Location:     3645 Gun Club Rd. West Palm Beach 33406

Date & Time:
Date Session Warm-up Meet Start Friday Mar 1   l 4:30 pm 5:30 pm Saturday Mar 2   II 7:00 am 8:30 am Saturday Mar 2   III 4:30 pm 5:30 pm Sunday Mar 3    IV 7:00 am 8:30 am Sunday Mar 3   V 4:30 pm 5:30 pm The meet director reserves the right to change meet warm-up and start time in order to hold an efficient meet within USA Swimming / FGC guidelines and with FGC Age Group Chairperson approval.
 
Pool/Timing: 25y x 50m outdoor heated facility, 10 Competitive short-course racing lanes with separate warm-up and swim-down lanes available.

Format: These championships will be conducted in SCY. Events 200M and longer, all 7-10 events, and all relays will be timed final events. All other individual events will be conducted as preliminaries and finals with the fastest 10 swimmers in each of the following age groups: 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 advancing to finals.  
 Breaks between events may be inserted at Meet Director and Meet Referee discretion.

Eligibility: Open to all 7-18 year old 2019 USA Swimming registered athletes affiliated with teams assigned to FGC NORTH ( BMSC, BPSA, BRST, ECAC, ESC, FAST, JDST, LLL, MART, NPB, PAQ, SAS, WOW, YSPB, BEST, HWST, CSSC, HAFL, HAT, MWA, NSU, PCS, PST, POMP, SUN, SFTL, TSA, WASC) who have achieved the published time standard in one or more events during the qualifying period.
 
Qualifying time standards are USA Swimming National Age Group Motivational “BB” times for all individual events. There is no qualifying time standard for relays and these events may be entered with no time.  Athletes who have achieved a qualifying time for the 2019 Spring FGC Junior Olympics (7-14 year old athletes) or 2019 Spring FGC Senior Championships (15-18 year old athletes) within the qualifying period may not enter that event in these championships.
 
 The qualifying period is Mar 1, 2017 through the entry deadline.

Entry: Deadline for Jupiter Dragons Swimmers is Sunday Feb 24, 2019.

Entry Fees:  $6.00 per individual event  Relay Fees:  $10.00 per relay  Facility Surcharge: $10.00 per swimmer

Entry Limit: Swimmers may swim a maximum of three (3) individual events per day.


Seeding: All events will be seeded in order of SCY then SCM then LCM. All events will be seeded fast to slow. Timed final events and preliminary heats for 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18 age groups may be swum combined. If so, they will be resulted and scored separately. Finals events will be swum in the following order: 11-12, 1314, 15-18 girls, then 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 boys.
 
Friday evening’s 500 freestyle and 400 IM will be seeded in event order without alternating heats. Positive check-in is NOT required.   
 
Relays: Teams are limited to no more than two entries per relay event. All relays will swim in the preliminary sessions.
 
Relay only swimmers are not permitted in these championships. All relay team members must be properly entered in at least one individual event.    
1650 Freestyle: The top ten entries in the women’s and men’s 1650 freestyle will be seeded to swim in Sunday’s finals session. Additional heats, if any, will be swum following the relays at the end of the preliminaries session and will be seeded fast to slow, alternating heats of women, then men. Positive check-in is required in order to be seeded. The positive check-in deadline is 6:00pm on Saturday, Mar 2. An option to be seeded in the preliminary session without regard to entry time shall not be offered.
 
Scratches: Scratches from timed final events and preliminaries will be accepted until the deadlines listed below.    Friday Mar 1 events   6:00pm Thursday Feb 28 Saturday Mar 2 events  6:00pm Friday Mar 1  Sunday Mar 3 events   6:00pm Saturday Mar 2
 
Any swimmer who competes in preliminary heats and qualifies for finals must declare his/her possible intention to scratch within thirty (30) minutes of the announcement of the preliminary results of that event and further declare their final intention within 30 minutes of their last individual preliminary event.  
 
Failure to compete in finals will result in the swimmer being fined $25.00 cash. Upon receiving payment of the fine, the swimmer will be eligible to continue competing in the meet. Swimmers may not compete in further individual events or relays until all fines are paid.  
 
First and second alternates shall be announced along with the final qualifiers. These alternates shall not be penalized if unavailable to compete in the finals.
 
Alternates wishing to swim in an open lane in finals must be standing at the starter’s tent prepared to step on the block for the swim when the swimmers are called to the blocks
 
Scratches must be done individually. Team scratches are not accepted.
 
Awards:  Individual Events: Medals:  1st – 3rd        Ribbons:  4th – 8th    Relay Events:  Ribbons:  1st – 3rd  
 
Scoring:  Individual events: 11-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1    Relays: 22-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2   Meet Director:  Gordon Andrews  561-310-4924  lightningswimming@gmail.com

Admission:  $5.00 per person per session. Heat Sheets will be available at $3 Printed Heat sheets will be available for coaches in the swim office.

 

 

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