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Event

Michigan Swimming 13-14 and Open LC State Championships

Jul 25, 2019 (12:00 PM) - Jul 28, 2019 (08:00 PM)
July, 18 2019
Board Members, Coaches, Level III, Level IV, Senior

Description

2019 MI Swimming 13 &Over Long Course State Championship Meet, Holland, MI 

Sign up due Thursday, July 18 @ 8:00p 

LOCATION: Holland Community Aquatic Center, 550 Maple Ave., Holland, MI 49423

This is a USA Swimming sanctioned meet. You must be a MI Swimming/USA Swimming member to participate in this meet. Please read through this information carefully. The meet packet is attached. 

ELIGIBILITY: All 13 & Over athletes registered with Michigan Swimming who have achieved current short course yard, short course meters or long course meters times equal to or faster than the qualifying standards (referred to as Q1 times) during the qualifying period are eligible to enter an event.

Athletes with a disability should refer to the LSC Disability Motivational Time Standards adopted by Michigan Swimming and found on the Michigan Swimming Webpage under Time Standards. The explanation of the P1, P2, and P3 classifications and the Time Standards for each event offered are included there also. The qualifying time must have been achieved between 01/01/18 and 03/3/19. Para-Swimming Eligibility - USA Swimming Rule 105.1.1 defines a “disability” as a permanent physical or cognitive disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities. An athlete with a disability who achieved the qualifying P1, P2, or P3 time standards for their age/classification/events may enter those events into the 13 & Over Short Course State Championship Meet. An official sport class recognition of a swimmer with a disability is NOT required.

TIME STANDARDS: Short Course Q1 and Disability time standards can be located at Time standards Michigan Swimming Web Site. Times must be achieved at an Approved or Sanctioned MI/USA Swimming meet (WMSL dual meet times are not eligible for this meet). The qualifying time must have been achieved between 01/01/18 and 07/25/19.

MEET FORMAT: Three and one half day, preliminary/final format, LSC Championship where swimmers compete in their age-group.

SEEDING AND FINALS INFORMATION: Finals include an “A” and a “B” final for all events except for:800 and 1500 Freestyle which are timed final events

  • 13/14 & Open 800 Freestyle and 1500 Freestyle are seeded fastest to slowest alternating gender.
  • 800 Free Relay will swim Thursday evening seeded slowest to fastest.
  • After scratches, the fastest seeded heat (top 8) the 1500 Freestyle will swim during the finals sessions. The remaining heats of this event will swim in the morning session and be swum fastest to slowest and alternating gender (female/male) and of all ages. Scoring will take place separately.
  • 400 Free Relay: All will swim Friday at finals seeded fastest to slowest.
  • 200 Medley Relay will swill Saturday at prelims seeded slowest to fastest.
  • 200 Free Relay will swim Saturday at finals seeded fastest to slowest.
  • 400 Medley Relay will swim Sunday at prelims seeded slowest to fastest with awards to follow.

Exception for down seeding the individual Timed Finals Events: A swimmer, if entered in two or more events on the day of the 1500 may down seed to the minimum Q1 standard.

*Para-Swimming events – All events with an “A’ and “B” final will have a corresponding “C” final for Para-Swimmers only.

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

SESSION: each session will include controlled warm ups which will be assigned at meet

 

DAY

GROUP A

GROUP B

1 WAY

EVENTS START

AGE GROUP

Thursday Finals

3:30 PM

   

5:00 PM

13/14 & Open

Friday Prelim

7:30 AM

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

13/14 & Open

Friday Finals

4:30 PM

 

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

13/14 & Open

Saturday Prelim

7:30 AM

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

13/14 & Open

Saturday Finals

4:30 PM

 

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

13/14 & Open

Sunday Prelim

7:30 AM

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

13/14 & Open

Sunday Finals

4:00 PM

 

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

13/14 & Open

ENTRY LIMITS: A swimmer may enter as many events as they qualify for but, may swim no more than (3) individual events per day. A swimmer may swim no more than (6) individual events and (2) relay events for the entire three-day meet. If a swimmer is entered in more than (3) individual events and (1) relay event per day, he/she must scratch out of the desired excess events.

RELAYS: Relays will be entered by coaches. Relays must meet time standards. 

TIME TRIALS: Time permitting, at the discretion of the Meet Referee and Meet Director, time trials for athletes may be offered each day 15 minutes after the completion of the preliminary session. Time trials do count against the maximum per day entry limit of three (3) but not against the total meet entry limit of six (6) and are limited to no more than two (2) per day. The entry fee is $10.00 per individual event and $15.00 for relays. Time trials sign up will begin at 10:00 AM each day of the meet.

If your swimmer would like to consider a time trial, please contact your coach to discuss before the start of the meet. Any time trials after the start of the meet will be at the direction and discretion of the coaches.

SCRATCH RULES: All individual events will conform to the USA National Scratch Procedures Article 102.4. Scratch deadline for all Final events - Thirty minutes after the qualifiers for the event are announced. (See USA Rule 207.11.6 D and E).

PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO COMPETE:

Preliminary Events - If a swimmer fails to drop his/her scratch card by the time stated for the event and fails to compete in that event, the swimmer will be barred from all further preliminary individual and relay events of that day. Additionally, the swimmer will not be seeded in any further individual events on succeeding days unless that swimmer declares intent to swim prior to the close of the scratch box for that day’s event. (See Meet Referee or his/her designee).

Finals - If a swimmer qualifies for a finals event as a result of his/her preliminary swim and fails to properly scratch or fails to properly declare an intention to scratch pursuant to the rule within 30 minutes after the final qualifiers are announced, and fails to compete in that event final, the swimmer will be barred from further competition for the remainder of the meet.

NOTE: If a swimmer declares that he/she may want to scratch an event but does not return to confirm that scratch within 30 minutes following the conclusion of the swimmer’s last event, the swimmer will be seeded into the Finals event, and will be similarly penalized if the swimmer does not compete in Finals. (See Meet Referee or his/her designee).

Additional $50 Penalty: In addition to the procedures and penalties stated above, if a swimmer participates in any event in this meet and then fails to compete in his/her last scheduled individual event of the meet without being properly scratched for that event, he/she shall be fined $50 payable immediately to MS. The swimmer is not allowed to compete in any subsequent MS sanctioned or approved events until the fine is paid.

PARKING: There is no parking in the hospital parking structure

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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