Event

Senior Sectionals

Jul 11, 2019 (04:00 PM) - Jul 14, 2019 (09:00 PM)
July, 1 2019

Description

 

Eastern Section of the Southern Zone 

Summer Long Course Championship Hosted by STAR Aquatics

July 11 – 14, 2019

Greensboro Aquatic Center

1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27403

 

ENTRY LIMITS
Swimmers may enter as many events for which they qualify and as many bonus events as they choose but may swim a maximum of three (3) individual events per day including Time Trials. The swimmer is responsible for scratching from oversubscribed events. Otherwise, swimmers will be automatically scratched from their fourth and subsequent events over the three event daily limit. Scratches must be received by the Admin Referee by the relevant scratch deadline in order not to count toward a swimmer’s daily event limit.
 
Each team will be limited to two relay teams per event. 
 
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFYING TIME STANDARDS, and QUALIFYING PERIOD
 
All ESSZ swimmers must enter at least one event for which they have attained the current Sectional meet time standard in long course meters or short course yards. Qualifying times must be available in SWIMS and have been achieved at a USA Swimming sanctioned, approved, or observed meet between the first day of the ESSZ Spring Senior Sectional meet approximately 18 months prior and the entry deadline for the current meet. ESSZ teams with relay only swimmers must declare those swimmers on their OME roster.


Out-of-ESSZ swimmers must enter at least one event for which they have attained the current Futures meet time standard in short course yards or long course meters. Entries times in all other events must be equal to or faster than the current Sectional meet time standards in long course meters or short course yards. Qualifying times must be available in SWIMS and have been achieved at a USA Swimming sanctioned, approved, or observed meet between the first day of the ESSZ Spring Senior Sectional meet approximately 18 months prior and the entry deadline for the current meet. Out-of-ESSZ teams are not permitted to enter relay only swimmers. 
All swimmers must enter in the course in which they achieved the time standard (LCM/SCY.)  Faster times achieved after the entry deadline will not be accepted as updates to previously entered times.
The qualifying period for the current Sectional meet is Thursday, March 8, 2018 until Monday, July 8, 2019.

BONUS EVENTS
Qualifiers may enter any number of bonus events for which they qualify subject to daily event limits. However, swimmers who compete in bonus events but fail to attain or better the ESSZ meet qualifying time standard are subject to fines as described below.

ENTRY FEES

Individual Event $10.00 per event

Relays $20.00 per relay

NCS Travel Fund $3.00 per swimmer

Facility Surcharge $20.00 per swimmer

Time Trials events $10.00/20.00 per event

Late Entry Fee (double) $20.00/$40.00  

Coaches Travel fee: $30 per swimmer $60 max per family 

Coaches on deck fee: $5,00

 

SEEDING

The conforming time standard for this meet is long course meters (LCM). Swimmers who have achieved the SCY cut must enter with that time.  Swimmers will be seeded in the order of LCM then SCY. Swimmers will be seeded and swim from slow to fast unless otherwise indicated.  Heats and events may be combined at the discretion of the Meet Referee.

 

FORMAT

Individual Events:  All individual events 400 M or less will be conducted as preliminaries and finals including the 400 IM and the 400 Free, which will be deck seeded after positive check in. The 800 Freestyle and the 1500 Freestyle will be conducted as timed finals and will be deck seeded after positive check in. 
 
Finals: There will be a Championship A Final, a Consolation B Final, a Bonus C Final, and a Bonus D Final, which will be limited to 18&Us, for all prelim/final events. The Finals heats will be swum in the following order: D Final, C Final, B Final, and A Final.  The A and B Finals will be scored. Championship A Finalists are invited to the Ready Room 5 minutes before their event for parading. D, C, and B Finalists should report to the blocks. Alternates should report to the starter prior to the D Final and will swim in the D or C Final should no shows occur. 
 
400 Free
:   • The 400 Free events will be deck-seeded after positive check in. The preliminary heats will be circle seeded (top two heats) and swum slowest to fastest, in event order, all women’s heats then all men’s heats.
 
400 IM:  • The 400 IM events will be deck-seeded after positive check in. The preliminary heats will be circle seeded (top two heats) then the fastest four women’s heats will swim slow to fast, then the fastest four men’s heats will swim slow to fast, then the remaining heats will swim fast to slow alternating women and men. 
 
800 Free:  • The 800 Free events will be conducted as timed finals and will be deck-seeded after positive check in. The fastest heat of positively checked in swimmers of each gender will swim in the Finals session. The remaining heats will swim at the end of the Preliminary session 10 minutes after the last heat of 200 Fly. The next three fastest heats of women will swim slowest to fastest, then the next three fastest 8 heats of men will swim slowest to fastest, then the remaining heats will swim fast to slow alternating women and men. Swimmers must provide their own counters. Swimmers in the morning session may be required to provide their own timers.
 
1500 Free
:  

The 1500 Free events will be conducted as timed finals and will be deck-seeded after positive check in. Swimmers may indicate AM/PM preference. The fastest heat of positively checked in swimmers of each gender who select PM will swim in the Finals session. The remaining heats will swim at the end of the Preliminary session 10 minutes after the last heat of the 200 Backstroke, fast to slow alternating women and men. Swimmers must provide their own counters.  Swimmers in the morning session may be required to provide their own timers.
 
Relays

All relays will be deck seeded after positive check in and conducted as timed finals.  • All heats of the 400 Free Relays and the 400 Medley Relays will swim in the Finals sessions on Thursday and Friday. The fastest two heats of women will swim slow to fast, followed by the fastest two heats of men swum slow to fast, with remaining heats swum fast to slow alternating women and men.  • The fastest two heats of each gender in the 800 Free Relay will swim in Finals on Saturday, slow to fast, both women’s heats then both men’s heats. Remaining heats will swim at the end of the Preliminary session, fast to slow alternating women and men.
 
The Meet Referee may combine heats and events as necessary.
 
SCORING

The top 16 places in all events will score points as follows: • Individual: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.  A and B Finalists must attain the ESSZ time standard for the individual event in order to score team or individual points.  • Relay events will score double.

TIME TRIALS

Time trials will be offered after all Preliminary and Finals sessions, time permitting. Time trials count toward a swimmer’s three events per day individual event limit. Qualifiers may swim up to two time trials subject to daily event limits. ESSZ relay only swimmers are eligible to swim up to two time trials provided they actually compete on a relay during the meet. Sign up deadlines on days when time trials are offered will be 10:30 AM for time trials after Preliminaries and 6:00 PM for time trials after Finals. 


The 1500 and 800 Frees may be time trialed after one Preliminary session to be determined by the Meet Referee. The order in which time trial events will be conducted will follow National event order (e.g., that day’s events, followed by next day, etc., finishing up with the previous day’s events) except that the 50M events will be the first or last event of the session as determined by the Meet Referee. Heats and events may be combined, and, in the session that they are offered, the distance frees will be the last events of the session or next to last if 50s are last. Time permitting and at the discretion of the Meet Referee, events not offered at the ESSZ meet may be time trialed and will be contested at the end of the time trial session unless they are combined with earlier events.   
Time trial fees are $10.00 per individual event and $20.00 for relays payable in cash at sign up. Swimmers must provide their own timers and counters for time trials. Time trials will begin no later than 15 minutes after the session conclusion.

 

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SCSC SENIOR SECTIONALS JULY

Start date: 7/10/19
End date: 7/14/19
Last day to book: 6/19/19 
 

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