2019 ST TXLA Southern Sectional Championship

Jul 11, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019
July, 5 2019
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2019 ST TXLA Sectionals LC Championship

Hosted by TXLA

July 11-14, 2019

For swimmers with Sectional Qualifying Standards

LOCATION: Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center - 1900 Red River Street, Austin TX 78712


WARM UP / MEET START: (information not available yet)

Session 1, Thu AM 7/11 (Prelims) - Warm Up 7:00 AM, Meet Starts 9:00 AM
Session 2, Thu PM 7/11 (Finals) - Warm Up 4:00 PM, Meet Starts 5:30 PM
Session 3, Fri AM 7/12 (Prelims) - Warm Up 7:00 AM, Meet Starts 9:00 AM
Session 4, Fri PM 7/12 (Finals) - Warm Up 4:00 PM, Meet Starts 5:30 PM
Session 5, Sat AM 7/13 (Prelims) - Warm Up 7:00 AM, Meet Starts 9:00 AM
Session 6, Sat PM 7/13 (Finals) - Warm Up 4:00 PM, Meet Starts 5:30 PM
Session 7, Sun AM 7/14 (Prelims) - Warm Up 7:00 AM, Meet Starts 9:00 AM
Session 8, Sun PM 7/14 (Finals) - Warm Up 4:00 PM, Meet Starts 5:30 PM

More detailed information will be sent out to all participants the Wednesday before the meet.

Bring and Wear:

  • Water Bottles, Healthy Snacks (Fruits, Nuts, Trail-Mix)
  • Nitro Team Suit, Nitro Team Cap, Goggles
  • Clothes to Wear Between Races (Shorts, Shirts, Warm Up Pants / Jackets, etc)
  • Shoes (to keep your feet warm between races)

Entries and Fees:

  • Swimmers' age as of the start of the meet (July 11, 2019) will determine their age for the entire meet.
  • A swimmer may participate in three (3) individuals events per day, and a maximum of seven (7) events for the meet.
  • Entry Fees: $16.00 per event. There is also a $10 per athlete surcharge. Your account on file with www.nitroswim.com will be automatically billed. There will be no refunds for any reason including but not limited to injury and/or illness.
  • Time Trials and Deck Entries will $25.00 per event

Qualfiying Times:

There are Sectional Qualifying Time Standards those can be found by clicking here.

Meet Format:

This is a prelim-finals long course meters meet with A, B, C, D & E finals for 400 meter events and shorter. The 800 Free, 1500 Free and all relays will be timed finals. The E final will always be reserved for athletes 18 years of age and younger.

All prelim events will swim fastest to slowest, with the first 3 heats circle seeded. In prelims the 400 IM & 400 Free will swim the first 2 fastest circle seeded heats of women, the first two fastest circle seeded heats of men, then alternating heats of women/men, fast to slow. All finals will swim slowest to fastest.

The 800/1500 Free events will swim as Timed Finals. The fastest heat of the 800/1500 will swim with finals.  Swimmers entered in the 800/1500 Free may indicate their preference to swim in the Prelims session. The top eight swimmers who do not declare their preference to swim in Prelims will swim in the Finals Session. All other heats of the 800/1500 Free will swim fastest to slowest, alternating women/men, following prelims. The 800 and 1500 Free require positive check-in.

Prelims: Prelims sessions will be seeded the evening before. Swimmers must scratch any event that they will not swim the next day by 6:30PM. After heats have been seeded, any swimmer who fails to compete in a prelims event in which they have been entered and have not scratched, will be barred from further individual and relay events that day. Additionally, that swimmer will not be seeded in any event on succeeding days unless that swimmer declares an intent to swim prior to the close of the scratch box for the succeeding day’s events.

Individual events in prelims will be conducted using both ends of the 50-meter pool – odd heats start at the Non-Flag end, even heats start at the Flag end. All 50’s will start at the Non-Flag end.  Depending upon the size of the meet, we reserve the right to run events from only one end of the pool.  Chase starts and fly-over starts may be used at the discretion of the meet referee.

Finals:  Scratching for all final events is required as outlined in the current USA Swimming rules 207.11.6D and 207.11.6E. The finalists and two alternates will be announced and have 30 minutes after the announcement to either scratch, or declare an intent to scratch from finals. Any qualified swimmer in the event may be moved into finals due to scratches, therefore, all swimmers who will not be present at finals must scratch to avoid a possible suspension from the meet.

Thirty minutes after the announcement, no further scratches will be accepted. The existing scratches will be tabulated and the finalists and two alternates will be set. Only those finalists at that point will be subject to a fine.

Any finalist who fails to compete at finals, consolation finals, or any other bonus final heat, for which they have qualified and failed to scratch, will be banned from further competition in the meet in accordance with USA Swimming Rules and Regulations. On Sunday, any finalist that fails to compete at finals, consolation finals or any other bonus final heat will be fined $50.00 and that swimmers team will be barred from further competition for the remainder of the meet, and any future Sectional Championships, until that fine is paid.

Order of Events:

Thursday (7/11): 200 Back --- 100 Breast --- 200 Fly --- 100 Free --- 800 Free Relay

Friday (7/12):  200 Breast --- 200 Free --- 400 IM

Saturday (7/13): 100 Back --- 400 Free --- 100 Fly --- 400 Free Relay

Sunday (7/14): 200 IM --- (Women's) 800 Free --- (Men's) 1500 Free --- 50 Free --- 400 Medley Relay