South Carolina Long Course State Meet
The Carolina Natatorium located inside the Solomon Blatt Physical Education Center at the University of South Carolina, 1400 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC, 29201. Home to USC’s competitive swimming and diving programs, the Carolina Natatorium is a semi-open air facility that contains a ten lane, 50-meter competition pool with a separate 25-yard diving well for warm up/warm down, and seating for 800 spectators. The water depth of the competition course is 7 feet measured from one (1) meter to five (5) meters at the starting end of the course and 4 feet measured from one (1) meter to five (5) meters at the turn end of the course. The competition course has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4).
PARKING: Parking is available at Bates House Dormitory, located on Whaley Street, a short walk over the skywalk to the Blatt Center. Meter parking also is available. Any parking space marked “reserved” is subject to towing. A map is available on the Carolina Aquatics website under the Long Course State Championships Event information (www.carolina-aquatics.com)
ENTRY TO THE CAROLINA NATATORIUM: Building entry for everyone is on the east side of the building through the double doors under the black awning. Only those possessing USC identification or needing ADA accessibility will be allowed entry through the front doors. Swimmers will be allowed on the pool deck no sooner than 15 minutes before their session warm-up.
This meet is open to all swimmers currently registered with USA Swimming and SC Swimming only. Age is to be determined on the first day of the meet. All USA Swimming registration numbers will be verified with the SC LSC registration database.
Any swimmer entered in the meet unaccompanied by a USA Swimming member coach 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. It is the responsibility of the swimmer or the swimmer’s legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.
State Championships - All swimmers entered must meet or exceed the SC State Meet Qualifying Standards in EACH event entered. All swimmers shall have met the state meet individual event qualifying time standard in the age group of the relay event in which they swim. If swimmers participate in a relay, and fail to meet the qualifying standard, their team must demonstrate that the aggregate of the times of the four competing swimmers meets the relay qualifying standard. Any club which does not have four swimmers qualified for the meet in individual events may swim a relay if they can meet the qualifying time for that relay using aggregate times.