Texas Age Group Champs (TAGS) Hosted by UT

Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
July, 18 2019

Description

Sign-up Deadline: July 18, 2019
Description: This is a Long Course Meet Swimmers with TAGS Cuts.
Location: Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center
                 1900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78712

Meet Format: Individual events in prelims will be conducted using both ends of the 50-meter pool – odd heats finishing at one end (closest to the men’s locker room) and even heats finishing at the other end (closest to the women’s locker room). However, we reserve the right to run events on Wednesday evening from only one end of the pool. Chase starts may be used at the discretion of the meet referee. Preliminary events will be seeded slowest to fastest. Events on Wednesday, the 1500 Free on Sunday will swim fastest to slowest. The 800 and 1500 Free require positive check-in and will swim alternating heats of girls and boys. There will be a 15 minute break on Wednesday between the 800 Free and the 800 Free Relay. There will be a 10 minute break during prelims on Sunday after the relay and before the start of the 1500 Free.

In prelim/final events, two heats in the 10 & under, 11- 12 and 13-14 age groups, will advance to finals.

All relays, the 800 Free, 10 & under 400 Free and 13-14 1500 Free are timed finals. In the 10 & under 400 Free and 13-14 1500 Free, the fastest heat of girls and boys will swim during finals. However, swimmers in the 1500 Free on Sunday may elect a morning swim. This election is due by 6 PM on Saturday. If no indication is made, the entry will be seeded as if it is available for an evening swim. All other heats of the 1500 Free will swim as the final event in Sunday’s prelim session, fast to slow, alternating girls and boys. There will be a 10 minute break after the 200 medley relay before the start of the 1500.

Eligibility: Qualifying times are based on the TAGS standards found at the Texas Swimming Association website.

Entry Limit: Swimmers may enter as many events as they are qualified to swim but they may only compete in a total of 7 individual events during the entire meet with no more than 3 individual events during any one day, plus 1 relay event per day. Time trial events will count as one of the 3 events allowed per swimmer per day, but not as one of the seven 7 individual meet events.

If you enter more than 7 events, you must scratch the events you don’t want to swimSee “Scratch Rule” section in the Meet Announcement.

Entry Fees: 

  • Surcharge: $5.00 per athlete
  • Entry Fees: $15.00 per individual event, $30 for relays.
  • Time Trials are $30.00 per individual event.
  • Deck Entries are $30.00 per individual event, $60 for relays.
  • DM will add a $3 charge per athlete to cover credit card processing fees.

Timed Trials: Time Trials will be held, time permitting, for TAGS participants between preliminaries and finals on Friday and Saturday. Entries will be taken on the 2nd floor on the Non-Flag End balcony of the Swim Center from 9 AM -11 AM on Friday and Saturday. There will be no time trials on Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday. The entry fee is $30 per event. A swimmer may swim a maximum of one time trial per day. The 800 Free will only be offered for Time Trial on Friday and the 1500 Free will only be offered for Time Trial on Saturday. Time trial events count towards a swimmers maximum events per day as outlined in the "Entries" section. Time Trial results will be published with the Final Results: however, these times cannot be considered for state records. Events will swim mixed gender. Order of events will be: 50’s, 100’s, 200’s, 400 IM, 400 FR and distance of that day. There will be NO break between the end of the prelim session and the start of time trials.

A qualifying TAGS time earned during time trials will NOT qualify a swimmer to swim that event at TAGS (time trials is past the qualifying period).

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

2:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Pool opens for warm-up

3:00 p.m.

800 Free positive check-in deadline

3:00 to 3:45 p.m.

Warm-up for 800 Free (there will be a 15 min. break before the relay)

4:00 p.m.

Meet Start

THURSDAY, JULY 25

7:00 to 7:30 a.m.

Group 1 Warm up

7:30 to 8:00 a.m.

Group 2 Warm up

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

Group 3 Warm up

8:30 to 8:50 a.m.

Dive/Sprint/Pace for all athletes

9:00 a.m.

Preliminaries start

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

General Warm up

4:00 to 5:20 p.m.

Finalist Warm up

5:30 p.m.

Finals start for today’s events

6:00 p.m.

Scratch deadline for Friday’s prelim events

FRIDAY, JULY 26

7:00 to 7:30 a.m.

Group 2 Warm up

7:30 to 8:00 a.m.

Group 3 Warm up

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

Group 1 Warm up

8:30 to 8:50 a.m.

Dive/Sprint/Pace for all athletes

8:50 a.m.

Recognition of athletes (followed by a 10 minute break)

9:10 a.m.

Preliminaries start

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

General Warm up

4:00 to 5:20 p.m.

Finalist Warm up

5:30 p.m.

Finals start for today’s events

6:00 p.m.

Scratch deadline for Saturday’s prelim events

 

SATURDAY, JULY 27

7:00 to 7:30 a.m.

Group 3 Warm up

7:30 to 8:00 a.m.

Group 1 Warm up

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

Group 2 Warm up

8:30 to 8:50 a.m.

Dive/Sprint/Pace for all athletes

9:00 a.m.

Preliminaries start

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

General Warm up

4:00 to 5:20 p.m.

Finalist Warm up

5:30 p.m.

Finals start for today’s events

6:00 p.m.

Scratch deadline for Sunday’s prelim events

6:00 p.m.

1500 Free positive check-in, Declare AM/PM

 

SUNDAY, JULY 28

7:00 to 7:30 a.m.

Group 1 Warm up

7:30 to 8:00 a.m.

Group 2 Warm up

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

Group 3 Warm up

8:30 to 8:50 a.m.

Dive/Sprint/Pace for all athletes

9:00 a.m.

Preliminaries start

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

General Warm up

4:00 to 5:20 p.m.

Finalist Warm up

5:30 p.m.

Finals start for today’s events

**There will be a minimum three-hour break between the end of the Preliminary Session and the start of the Final Session. The Finals Session will start no earlier than 5:30 PM but may start later, based on the end of the Preliminary Session.

** TAGS Committee & Texas All Star Camp meeting will be held at the end of prelims on Friday in Hospitality at the Texas Swim Center.

**TSA meeting will be held at the end of prelims on Saturday in the Grandstands.

 

How to Enter:   Enter Online.    Review the attached meet information (below) and click on the "Attend" button in the upper right corner of this screen.  You may select your desired events from there, up to the daily limit.  Be sure to save your selections.  Please email    Coach Doug    if your best time does not appear by the event you wish to enter.  Click on     How to Enter    (also located in our "Swim Meets" Tab) if you need further assistance. 

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