TYR Shaker Shark AG and Open

May 5, 2019
April, 8 2019
Annual USA & SRT 2018, Spring 2019


THE 2019 TYR SHAKER SHARK Age Group and Open Long Course Meet

Hosted by


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Held under USA Swimming Sanction # LE  19065 LS

In granting this sanction it is understood and agreed that USA Swimming shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event.


LOCATION:  Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, Cleveland State University, 2451 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115


POOL:   50 Meters, 9 lanes, Colorado timing system and 10 lane digital readout score board with ample locker room space and balcony seating for spectators; Continuous warm-up and warm-down pool available in the 6 lane instructional pool.  The depth of the pool at both the start end is 12 feet. The depth of the pool at the turn end is 4 feet.  The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C (4). The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming.


RACING STARTS:  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.



Sunday: Morning session (10 & Under & 11-12 Age Groups) warm-up will be 7:30 – 8:15 a.m., with boys and girls combined.  Warm-up will be split by gender, age group or team if the average number of swimmers per lane is scheduled to exceed 30 swimmers per lane, into a minimum of two groups, in which case warm-up shall be a minimum of thirty minutes each.

Afternoon warm-up (13-14 and 15 & Over Age Groups) will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of the morning session.  Warm-ups will be 45 minutes with girls and boys combined.  Warm-up will be split by gender, age group or team if the average number of swimmers per lane is scheduled to exceed 30 swimmers per lane Estimated afternoon start times will be posted on and websites by Wednesday, May 1, 2019

TEAM SUPERVISION:  Teams who are entering swimmers but will not have a coach at the meet should arrange ahead of time for another coach to supervise their athletes.  Swimmers without coach supervision must contact the Meet Director or Meet Referee to be assigned to a coach on deck.

RETURN TO PLAY LAW:  Under the Ohio Return to Play Law governing concussions, all coaches and officials (in state or out of state) are required to have proof of training in concussion signs and symptoms. This training is available for free and can be found at  All coaches and officials are encouraged to take this training. It is your responsibility to take care of this requirement.


ENTRY LIMITATIONS: Swimmers may compete in 3 individual events/day exclusive of relays.  Swimmers may compete in as many relays as needed per day.  Age as of May 5, 2019. 

DECK ENTRIES: Deck entries will be accepted on a space available basis only and will be seeded at no time (NT).  Deck entries will be closed 35 minutes before the start of each session.  The deck entry table will be located on the pool deck. The cost of deck entries is $8.00 per individual event and $12.00 per relay.  Switching events constitutes a deck entry.  Deck entry swimmers new to the meet must pay the $3.00 surcharge and provide proof of USA Swimming membership.  Deck entrants for whom there is no space will receive a refund.  NO on deck athlete or coach or Non-Athlete USA Swimming registration will be available


ELIGIBILITY:  Swimmers must be current athlete members of USA Swimming. Coaches must be current coach members of USA Swimming and must check in on each day of the meet.  All coaches must display the deck pass (wristband) issued by the meet host.  On deck USA Swimming athlete registration will not be available.  Age is as of the first day of the meet, May 5, 2019.   


QUALIFYING TIMES: THERE ARE NO QUALIFYING TIMES FOR THIS MEET.  Please enter an estimate for any relay entries that do not have times. 


SWIMMERS WITH A DISABILITY:  Entries for swimmers with a disability should be handled in the following manner: (1) enter the swimmer in the Hy-Tek database (or on the regular entry form); (2) list in the email accompanying the Hy-Tek entry file (or on a separate sheet of paper) the name of the swimmer, the stroke(s)/distance(s) s/he wishes to swim, the entry times, the day/session s/he wishes to swim the event(s), and the manner in which s/he prefers to be seeded (with a longer distance or with a different age group); and (3) provide any information about special accommodations needed by the swimmer. The final determination of seeding will be made by the Meet Referee after consultation with the swimmer and his/her coach.


CONDUCT:  The meet will be conducted according to the rules set forth in the current USA Swimming Rules and Regulations and the Lake Erie Swimming Policy & Procedures. Events will be contested in a 50-meter pool.  All Events are timed finals


SEEDING & CHECK IN: This is a deck seeded meet. All swimmers must check in for all of their events no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the session. Swimmers who fail to check in for their events will not be seeded. Heat and lane assignments will be posted on deck and in the spectator area. Relay cards must be turned in upon call in order to be seeded. In accordance with 102.1.4, events may be seeded together but scored separately.


CLERK OF COURSE:  A Clerk of Course will not be provided. Teams may designate a representative to assist their swimmers age 8 & younger. Please contact the meet host for a deck pass.


Swimmers without coach supervision must contact the Meet Director or Meet Referee to be assigned to a coach on deck.


SCORING:           No Scores kept for this meet.


AWARDS: All awards must be picked up at the meet.

 12 & under Individual Events as follows 10 & U, 11-12 by gender.

 Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd; ribbons for places 4-10.

 12 & under Relay Events: Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

No awards will be issued for swimmers aged 13 & Over. 


DRONES Operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the venue (pools, athlete/coach areas, spectator areas and open ceiling locker rooms) any time athletes, coaches, officials, and/or spectators are present.


ADMISSION:                      $4.00 per session (Senior 65 & over, and children under the age of 5 are free)


PSYCH SHEETS:               $3.00 per session


RESULTS:                          Will be posted on  Teams may request a backup at the conclusion of the meet.


PARKING:  CSU charges for event parking ( est. $10 per day).  Parking lots are available at the corner of Chester and E. 22nd Street or on Euclid Ave and E. 24th Street.  City of Cleveland Meter parking is free after 6:30 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday on Chester Avenue.  Cleveland State University Meter parking is available on a very limited basis. 


TIME TRIALS:  Will not be offered.


SAFETY/WARM-UP: Lake Erie Swimming safety guidelines and warm-up procedures will be in effect at all times.  Coaches must maintain contact with their swimmers during warm-up and throughout the meet.  All entry into the pool for warm-up is from the starting block end of the pool.  Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner with one hand in contact with the pool edge. There is no diving during warm-up, except in designated sprint lanes. If the p.m. warmup is split, there will be a minimum of 30 minutes for each group, followed by 15 minutes open to all teams with lanes 2-8 designated for one-way sprints, and lanes 1 and 9 for pace. The final 15 minutes of the morning warm-up sessions or of any 45 minute warm-up shall be conducted as follows:

For a 9 lane pool:

(a)       Lanes 1 & 9 push/pace from the start end of the pool (or general warm-up at the discretion of Meet Referee or his/her designee).

(b)       Lanes 2 & 8 sprint lanes for racing starts from the starting block end of the pool, one length only and exiting the pool

(c)       Lanes 3-7 general warm-up, no diving or racing starts.  Any or all of these lanes may be converted to sprint lanes at the discretion of the Meet Referee or his/her designee.

Swimmers are to sprint one way and climb out at the far end of the pool.  Swimmers may be removed from warm-up for violating safety rules. Feet first entry only into the continuous warm-up lanes.


CAMERA ZONES:  Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, restrooms, or locker rooms.  Additionally, under NO circumstances will Camera Zones include the area immediately behind the starting blocks at either end of the racing course(s) while they are in use for race starts during competition and warm-up. Those failing to abide by this rule may be removed from the venue.


DECK CHANGES:  Deck changes are prohibited.


INITIAL DISTANCE:  In order to be certain that an initial distance or lead-off relay leg is entered into SWIMS, the swimmer or the swimmer’s coach should notify either the meet referee or the admin before the event and provide the necessary watches as back-up to the electronic timing.  All lead-off relay splits will automatically be uploaded to SWIMS after admin approval; for all other initial distances, the proper paperwork must be completed after the swim in order for the time to be entered into SWIMS.


OFFICIATING OPPORTUNITY – Anyone that is a USA Swimming certified official is welcome and encouraged to join the Lake Erie Swimming (LESI) officials in working this meet.  Please contact the meet director or the Lake Erie Officials Chair in advance of the meet if at all possible to let either know of your availability.  We are also looking for anyone that is interested in becoming an official, for more information please contact the Official’s Chair.


Meet Director: Eric Peterson,

Official’s Chair:  Bob Martens,


COACHES:  Coaches’ packets will be available at the deck entry table.  If needed, coaches’ meetings will be held.


NOTE:  Only athletes entered in the meet, working coaches, officials, and meet workers are allowed on deck.  Other non-participants must remain in the spectator area.


MEET DIRECTOR:  Eric Peterson                                 216-295-4163


SAFETY DIRECTOR:  Colleen Lance                                           703-501-0445


ENTRY PERSON:  Eric Peterson                                  216-295-4163







In the event of an emergency requiring evacuation of the facility, please remain calm, listen for instructions and be aware that:


  1. Swimmers, coaches and officials will exit the natatorium from the deck through the nearest available exit – most likely the west doors on the pool deck (the scoreboard end).


  1. Spectators should exit the nearest exit available from the spectator area.  (There are doors on the north, east and south walls of the gallery.)  Please DO NOT attempt to meet your swimmer(s) before exiting the building. 


  1. Plan to meet your swimmer(s) in the area outside the west (scoreboard) end of the natatorium.


  1. In the event of inclement weather, plan to meet your swimmer(s) in Stillwell Hall, directly across the walk from the west end of the pool.



                                        EMERGENCY – 211

                                        CSU POLICE – 2020










Sunday AM - 7:30 Warm-Up, 8:20 meet start (Timed Finals) May 5, 2019

All swimmers must be equal to or faster than the times listed

Girls #

Age Group/Stroke

Boys #


10 & Under



50 free



50 breast



50 back



50 fly



100 free



100 breast



100 back



100 fly






50 free



50 breast



50 back



50 fly



100 free



100 breast



100 back



100 fly




Sunday PM – Estimated warm-up times will be posted on and by Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Meet will begin 50 minutes after the start of warm-ups. (Timed Finals)  May 5, 2019

Girls #

Age Group/Stroke

Boys #





50 free



50 breast



50 back



50 fly



100 free



100 breast



100 back



100 fly



15 & Over



50 free



50 breast



50 back



50 fly



100 free



100 breast



100 back



100 fly






             Each swimmer/relay team shall be aware of the meet starting time and shall report to the proper meet authorities promptly upon call.

                       A.    Pre-Seeded Meets - Each swimmer/relay team shall report promptly to the Clerk of Course or starting blocks prior to the race in which the swimmer/relay team is entered.  Any swimmer/relay team not reporting for or competing shall not be penalized.                             

                       B.    Events Seeded on the Deck –

                              (1)   Events seeded on the deck shall be closed for seeding no earlier than thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of the session.  Host may provide alternate methods of check-in (such as email, phone, fax) for swimmers who do not plan to arrive before the scratch deadline.

                              (2)   Any swimmer who has checked in for an individual event 400 yards/meters or longer must swim in the event unless the swimmer notifies the Clerk of Course or Administrative Official before the seeding of the event has begun that the swimmer wishes to scratch; failure to scratch prior to seeding and not swimming the event will result in a fine of $25.00 to the swimmer’s club or to the unattached swimmer, except as noted in "Exceptions for Failure to Compete" (below).  A declared false start or deliberate delay of the meet in events 400 yards/meters or longer is not permitted and will be regarded as a failure to compete.

                              (3)   Any agent of a team (coach, parent, swimmer, etc.) who checks in a swimmer for any event when that swimmer is not present at the meet may cause a fine of $2.00 per swimmer per day to be levied against that team.             

                              (4)   Events seeded on the deck and swum as a timed final with one or more heats swimming with finals shall provide the swimmer the opportunity to indicate their desire to swim only during the preliminary session by indicating this desire by placing a “P” next to their name on the sign in sheet.  Any swimmer failing to indicate this desire who does not compete during the finals session shall be subject to a fine of $25.00, except as noted in “Exceptions for Failure to Compete” (below).

                       C.    Scratching from Bonus Finals, Consolation Finals and Finals                                     

                              (1)   Any swimmer qualifying for a C, B, or A (bonus and consolation final or) final race in an individual event who fails to compete in said final race shall be barred from further competition for the remainder of the meet, except as noted below in "Exceptions for Failure to Compete."  If such failure to compete occurs on the swimmer's last day of the meet, the swimmer’s club shall be fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) by LESI. If the swimmer is not a member of a USA Swimming member club, the swimmer shall be fined $25.00.  A declared false start or deliberate delay of meet is not permitted and will be regarded as a failure to compete.

                              (2)   In the event of withdrawal or barring of a swimmer from competition, the Referee shall fill the consolation final or final when possible with the next qualified swimmer(s).  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.

                              (3)   When consolation finals have not yet been swum and a barring or withdrawal is known to the Referee, the Referee shall re-seed the consolation final and the final, if necessary, to insert the alternate(s) in the appropriate lane(s), filling all lanes in the final.

                              (4)   If a consolation final has already been contested, the final shall be swum without reseeding for the empty lane(s).               

                       D.    Exceptions for Failure to Compete - No penalty shall apply for failure to withdraw or compete in an individual event if

                              (1)   The Referee is notified in the event of illness or injury and accepts the proof thereof.

                              (2)   A swimmer qualifying for a consolation final or final race following preliminaries notifies the Referee or designee within thirty (30) minutes after the announcement of the qualifiers for that race that the swimmer may not intend to compete.  The swimmer must declare within thirty (30) minutes following his last individual preliminary event a final intention to scratch or swim.

(3)   It is determined by the Referee that failure to compete is caused by circumstances beyond the control of the swimmer.