PALM Turkey Invite
Meet Location :
University of South Carolina – Columbia Solomon Blatt PE Center
1300 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Note: Entry to the pool for swimmers, officials, and spectators will be through the doors to the east side of the complex - not the main entrance which is used for USC students.
The Solomon Blatt PE Center at the University of South Carolina is a semi-open air facility, that contains a ten-lane, 25 yard competition pool with an additional ten lanes for warming up and warming down, and seating for 800 spectators. The competition pool depth measured from one meter to five meters out from the wall is 7 feet deep at the starting end of the course and 6 ft. deep measured out from the bulkhead from one meter to five meters at the turn end of the course. The competition course, as of October 31, 2010, has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2 C(4).
On Friday, parking must be in metered or non permit parking areas only. Do not park in permit areas. The university would prefer visitors park in the Bates West Dorm parking lot (on Whaley Street one block directly south of the Solomon Blatt PE Center) and walk across the elevated walkway to the pool complex. On Saturday and Sunday, the lots adjacent to the pool are also available for parking.
This meet is open to all swimmers and teams that are currently registered members of USA Swimming. Age is to be determined by the first day of the meet. 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’s legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.
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Time of Meet:
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Ribbons will be awarded to 1st through 10th place swimmers in all ages groups for individual events.
Meet Format :
Meet management reserves the right to adjust the number of heats, lanes, warm up times and sessions based upon the number of entries or the meet timeline.
All events on Friday and Sunday will be timed finals.
events 11 & above on Saturday will be prelims/finals except the
The 500 free will be timed finals with the top 10 swimming at finals (regardless of age-group— there will only be 1 heat of girls and 1 heat of boys in the finals)
for finals in the 11-12 age-group will be the top 10.
Returning for finals in the 13-14 age-group will be the top 20.
Returning for finals in the 15 & Over age-group will be the top 20.
During finals on Saturday night, all of the girl’s finals of one event will be swum and then all the boys finals of one event will be swum (example = 11-12 girls 100 back, 13-14 girls 100 back, 15 & Over girls 100 back, 11-12 boys 100 back, 13-14 boys 100 back, 15 & Over 100 back, etc..) In prelims, the 500 free will be swum last in the session. At finals, the 500 free will be the 2nd event of the night.
Free, 500 Free and 400 IM will be swum fastest to slowest,
alternating women/men, in the timed finals/prelims session.
The 10 and under events will be timed finals only and swum in the afternoon session on Saturday & Sunday.
All events on Sunday are timed finals.
Dive over starts may be used during preliminary and timed finals events.
upon the timeline, the 11 and Over 400 IM and 500 Free may be
limited to the top 50 girls and top 50 boys.
Depending upon the timeline, the 1000 Free may be limited to the top 30 girls and top 30 boys. Time Trials will be conducted at the conclusion of each session at the discretion of the Meet Referee. Fees must be paid on the day of the Time Trial in cash.
It is the coach’s responsibility to check for ties leading to swim offs. Swim-offs will be swum at the time designated by the Meet Referee. Any swimmer not present for the swim off will be dropped to the next lower place.
SCLSC Scratch rules regarding positive check-in events will be in effect. See USAS Rule 207.12.6. Any swimmer positively checked-in for an event and does not swim will be ineligible for his/her next individual event.
The total meet entry limit is 500 swimmers. No entries will be accepted once this limit is reached.