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2019 Red Junior Olympics @ East Grand Rapids High School Due 2/20

Mar 1, 2019 (08:00 AM) - Mar 3, 2019 (06:00 AM)
February, 20 2019
Board Members, Coaches, HS CND, Level I, Level II, Level III, Level IV, Senior

Description

2019 MI Swimming Red Junior Olympic Championship Meet, East Grand Rapids, MI 

Sign up due Wednesday 2/20 @ 8:00p 

LOCATION: East Grand Rapids High School, 2211 Lake Drive SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

This is a USA Swimming sanctioned meet. You must be a MI Swimming/USA Swimming member to participate in this meet. This is the second of our Winter Championship meets. Please read through this information carefully.

ELIGIBILITY – The Michigan Swimming Red Junior Olympic Meet is a “Faster than / Slower than” time standard swim meet (see additional info under Time Standards). A swimmer's age on March 1, 2019 will determine his/her eligibility for an age group. The qualifying time must have been achieved between 01/01/18 and 02/27/19. Swimmers who age up before State Meet please see the Age Up Exception clause below

TIME STANDARDS - Slower than Michigan Swimming Short Course State Meet Qualifying Times (Q1) and equal to or faster than Michigan Swimming Junior Olympic (Q2) Qualifying Time standards. Times much s be achieved at an Approved or Sanctioned MI/USA Swimming meet (WMSL dual meet times are not eligible for this meet).

A swimmer may not compete in any event in which they have achieved a State Meet (Q1) time. If a swimmer achieves a Q1 time (SCY, SCM, or LCM) in an event at the District meet, the swimmer must withdraw from the event unless the “Age Up” exception below applies. The swimmer may then substitute another event if qualified Contact your swimmer’s coach should this occur. Should a swimmer be required to withdraw because they do not have another event, they will be refunded the event fee.

MEET FORMAT: – This is a timed finals meet. All 10 & Under and 11-12 age groups will swim in the AM sessions. All 13-18’s will swim in the PM sessions. Relays are offered. The 13-18 Age group events will be swum together but split into 13&14 and 15-18 age groups for awards. All events will be swum slowest to fastest except for the 400 IM, 500 Freestyle,1000 Freestyle, and the 1650 Freestyle which will be swum fastest to slowest and alternating genders female/male. Seeding will be done after check in closes. •

Distance event selections are as follows:

13-18 year old swimmers will swim the 1000 yard freestyle. 13-18 year old swimmers with 1650 Yd. Free Q2 time, may enter the 1000 Yd. Freestyle at the Q2 cutoff time, if they have not already achieved a Q1 time in the 1000 Yd. Freestyle.

11-12 year old swimmers will swim the 1650. 11-12 year old swimmers with the 1000 Yd. Free Q2 Time, may enter the 1650 Yd. Freestyle at the Q2 cutoff time, if they have not already achieved a Q1 time in the 1650 Yd. Freestyle.

Since this is a MS Championship Meet, the 4-hour rule does not apply.

SESSIONS

Teams will be assigned to a warm-up group for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions. 

Day

Warm up Group A

Warm up Group B

One-way Sprint

Event Start

Age Group

Fri-PM

5:00p

5:20p

5:40p

6p

ALL

Sat-AM

8:00a

8:20a

8:40a

9a

12& Under

Sat-PM

1:30p

1:50p

2:10p

2:30p

13-18

Sun-AM

8:00a

8:20a

8:40a

9a

12& Under

Sun-PM

1:30p

1:50p

2:10p

2:30p

13-18

 

EVENT SIGN UP: Sign up for eligible events/days of your choice. It is recommended that you select events if they are close to a State cut. You may also select favorite events or even off events that your swimmer may not have swam in a while which could be closing in on a State time. If you have questions about which events to select, please discuss with your coach or respond to this email. 

If you ask for the coaches to pick events - be sure to specify on what days you can swim (example: Saturday events only) in the comment/note section of the entry. Swimmers may enter a maximum of 1 individual event Friday and 3 individual events each day Saturday and Sunday. Relays will swim at this meet. Event fees will be assessed for this meet.

Late entries will not be accepted.

AGE UP EXCEPTION - All swimmers who age up after JOs and before their respective State Meet, either 12 and Under or 13/14 & Open, and who don’t have a Q1 (State qualifying) time in their new State Meet age group may enter that event in their current age group at JO at a seed time at or faster than their current age group Q1 Time. This additional entry option is intended to allow all swimmers an opportunity to qualify for the State Meet in their actual age group at the State Meet. Swimmers who enter an event at JO under the age up exception are not, however, eligible for awards at JO in that event. Please alert your coach if your swimmer will age up and will take advantage of the age up clause.  Any swimmers who enter events using the Age Up clause will be marked as exhibition in the team entry.

TIME TRIALS - Time trials may be offered if timelines allow for them. This will be determined after the entries have closed and all three meets are seeded. This decision will be emailed out to the membership no later than Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Time Trials, if allowed, will be $7.00 per Individual Time Trial and $15.00 per Relay Time Trial. Entry into these Time Trial events does not count as an individual entry. However, time trials are limited to no more than one (1) individual time trial entry per swimmer and one (1) relay time trial entry per swimmer each day, per Michigan Swimming Rules and Procedures. All time trials will be Open events. 10 and Under swimmers who are “age up athletes” may time trial Open 200 stroke (200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, and 200 Butterfly) events but 10 and Under swimmers who are not “age up athletes” may not time trial the Open 200 stroke events.

SWIMMERS WITH DISABILITIES - All swimmers are encouraged to participate. If any of your swimmers have special needs or requests please indicate them on the entry form and with the Clerk of Course and/or the Meet Referee during warm ups.

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