NWAA Memorial Classic

Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019
May, 3 2019



SANCTION: Held under the auspices of USA Swimming through Arkansas Swimming, Inc.  Sanction Number: 19AR0608 
HOSTED BY: Northwest Arkansas Aquatics   LOCATION: The Melvin Ford Aquatic Center, Memorial Park, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Located on Highway 72 East and Moberly Lane, next to Washington Junior High School.  (Just west of exit 88 off Interstate 49). 
FACILITY: 8-lane, 50-meter outdoor pool with 9-foot wide lanes.  Each lane is equipped with Kiefer non-turbulent lane lines, non-skid Colorado Timing System touch pads and slanted starting blocks at both ends. The competition course has not been certified in accordance with Section 104.2.2C (5). The minimum water depth, measured in accordance with Article 202.4.10C is 4’ 0” at the start end and 4’ 0” at the turn end. 
ELIGIBILITY: All 2019 USAS registered swimmers are eligible.  No entries will be accepted unless the swimmer is registered in accordance with USAS regulations.  The swimmer’s registration number and age must appear on the entry form.  Swimmers who enter as pending or applied for must send in the Athlete Registration Form and payment with the team entry. If the registration form and fee has already been sent to ASI, please send a copy of the registration form with the entry as proof of registration.  Swimmer’s age will be determined by the age of the athlete on June 7, 2019. No new USA Swimming registrations will be taken for deck entries.   
EVENTS: Events will be timed finals.  This meet will be deck-seeded. Positive check-in is required for each session.  On Friday Evening, swimmers must check in with the clerk of course by 4:15 PM. On Saturday and Sunday Morning, swimmers must check in with the clerk of course by 7:45 AM.  On Saturday and Sunday Afternoon, swimmers must check -in with the clerk of course by 12:15 PM 
The 800 Free, 400 Free (12 & under and 13 & over) and 400 IM may be limited to the top 24 male and 24 female swimmers.  Heats will be swum fastest to slowest, alternating between female and male.  Coaches will be notified if their swimmer does not make the cut. 
RULES: 2019 USA Swimming and ASI rules will govern the meet. 
ENTRY LIMIT: Each swimmer may enter a maximum of five (5) individual events per day.   NOTE: This meet will be limited to the first 400 swimmers that enter.  Entries will be accepted in the order that they are received.  A team will be accepted or rejected as a unit.  Teams entries not accepted will be notified by phone when entries are received and fees will be returned. 
SCHEDULE: Friday Evening:     Warm-ups start at 4:00 PM Swimmers must check in by 4:15 PM Session starts at 5:00 PM 
 Saturday and Sunday Morning:  Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM Swimmers must check in by 7:45 AM Session starts at 8:45 AM   Saturday and Sunday Afternoon: Warm-ups will not start before 12:00 PM   Swimmers must check in by 12:15 PM Session will not start before 1:15 PM 

 OFFICIALS: Meet Referee:     Jason Sutton  Meet Director:     Emily Tong  Administrative Official:   Laura Fox 

DECK ENTRIES: Deck entries will be accepted where space is available up to 60 minutes before the published starting times of each session.  Cost is $5.00 per individual event.  A swimmer who is not previously entered in the meet must also pay the $3.00 ASI surcharge as well as the facility surcharge of $17.00.  No extra heats will be created for deck entries.  All deck entrants will be required to show proof of USAS registration.   
SCRATCHES: The Scratch rules adopted by ASI will apply.  Each swimmer shall report promptly to the blocks prior to the start of each race in which he or she is entered.  Swimmers who fail to show for a deck-seeded event for which they have checked in will be barred from their next individual event. 
AWARDS: Individual events:   Ribbons for 1st through 8th place. High point awards:   High point trophies will be presented to the top male and female athletes in the following age groups: 8 and under, 9year-old, 10-year-old, 11-year-old 12-year-old, 13-14 and 15 and over. 
SCORING: Individual events:  9,7,6,5,4,3,2,1   The following age groups will be scored: 8 and under, 9-year-old, 10-year-old, 11year-old, 12-year-old, 13-14 and 15 and over division.  
WARM-UP PROCEDURES: Friday afternoon will be general warm-up lanes.  The last 10 minutes the pool will be divided for Starts and Pace.  Saturday and Sunday Morning Sessions will be general warm-up. The last 10 minutes the pool will be divided for Starts and Pace.   Saturday and Sunday Afternoon Sessions teams will have assigned lanes for warmups.  Teams will be assigned lanes once all entries are received.  
Competition Pool will close 10 minutes before start of each session. 
Any swimmer who does not enter the pool feet first during any portion of a warm-up/warm-down period which requires feet-first entry shall receive a 
warning for the first offense rather than a disqualification.  Disqualifications are automatic for subsequent violations.  In the session in which the penalty is enforced, the swimmer cannot deck enter an event to replace the event from which they were removed. This rule applies to the separate warmup/cool down pool as well as the competition pool. 
ATTENDING COACHES: Attending coaches should be prepared to show proof of their registration and valid certification in CPR and Safety Training (if requested).  
SEATING: Large deck area (no shade until mid-afternoon so bring tarps or tents if you wish).  Bring lawn chairs. 
CONCESSIONS:  A concession stand will be available. Coaches and official’s hospitality will be available. 
SWIM SHOP: The Swim Life will be set up during the entire meet. Checks and credit cards accepted. 
SMOKING: No smoking will be allowed on deck, locker room or any swimmer rest areas. 
RULES AND SAFETY: Possessing a still or video camera or a cell phone with video capability is absolutely                                                                   prohibited in all dressing areas, locker rooms, bathrooms or any other location where   swimmers may be dressing. Any person so found possessing such devices in these areas will immediately be removed from the meet with all fees forfeited, and subject to further LSC and or USA Swimming sanctions and penalties.  
 Deck changing is prohibited. 
 This meet will have “Nut-Free” Deck.  Please do not bring food items containing nuts on the pool deck. 
Every 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. 
Arkansas Swimming welcomes the participation of swimmers with disabilities in all ASI sanctioned events. Swimmers and/or their coaches who may have special needs are expected to contact the Meet Referee to discuss competitive accommodations, and to contact both the Meet Referee and the Meet Director to discuss facility accommodations, prior to the entry deadline for the meet. 
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. 
It is understood and agreed to that USA Swimming, Arkansas Swimming, the host club, and officials shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of this event.