Torpedoes - January 11-12: Jeff Rouse Invitational @ RAYS, JRSSC

Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
December, 18 2019
'19-20 Torpedoes



  • Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center, 1600 Mine Road; Stafford, VA 22554 (540) 318-6332


  • The Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center provides 2 indoor pools and supporting amenities including hospitality, a swim shop, and concession stand.
  • The 50-meter competition pool with bulkhead offers 2 eight lane 25 yard competition pools with a depth of 6’ 6” to 12’ 6” from end to end. Competition lanes are a minimum of 8’ 6” wide. All sessions will be run in the 25-yard competition pool set up for 8 lanes.
  • Indoor 6 lane 25 yard pool for continuous warm-up, cool-down.
  • Non-Turbulent Lane Markers in both pools.
  • Competitor Starting Blocks, CTS6 with automatic and semi-automatic timing, backup Dolphin wireless stopwatches.
  • Spectator seating for 700 plus.
  • The competition course has been certified in accordance with current USA Swimming Rules and Regulations, Article 104.2.2C (4). The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming.


  • Open to all USA Swimming athletes registered before the first day of the meet.
  • No on-deck USA Swimming athlete registration will be permitted.
  • Age on January 11th, 2020 will determine age for the entire meet.


  • All 9-12 swimmers will swim in the AM sessions. Events 39 & 40 (200 IM), 41 & 42 (50 Free), and 47 & 48 (50 Backstroke) will be 12 & Under Events.
  • 8 & Under events will be swum in the PM session on Saturday.
  • 8 & Under session will be a Pentathlon where the swimmers can swim all 5 events.
  • All 13 & over swimmers will swim in the PM sessions (#2, 3, and 6).
  • Please refer to the Order of Events table for those minimum times.
  • There will be a separate distance session on Saturday for events #25-26(400 IM), #27-28(500 Free).
  • All events will be timed finals.
  • The Saturday Distance Session and 8 & Under Session will run currently in separate pools.
  • The Meet Director reserves the right to utilize either one or two pools in any of the other sessions dependent upon the number of entries received. This will be communicated to all coaches/teams no later than Tuesday, January 7, 2020.


  • Morning sessions: Warm-ups at 7:00 AM; competition starts at 8:10 AM on Saturday and 8:00 AM on Sunday.
  • Afternoon sessions: Warm-ups not before 11:00 AM; competition starts not before12:00 PM.
  • Distance session and 8 & Under session (Saturday): Warm-ups not before 2:30 PM; competition starts not before 3:00 PM.
  • Lane assignment and warm-up times for individual clubs will be posted on the RAYS website www.swimrays.org, no later than Tuesday, January 7, 2020, and will also be emailed to the contact person of the participating clubs.
  • If the morning session runs late, afternoon warm-ups will begin immediately after the morning session ends.



  • If the afternoon session on Saturday runs late, Distance and 8 & Under warm-ups will begin immediately after the afternoon session ends.
  • There will be a 10 Minute warm-up period before events 63 & 64 (1000 Free)


Individual events: $8.00

Swimmer surcharge: $2.50 per person (entered in the meet in any capacity)


  • Individual events: Ribbons will be awarded for first through eighth place for 12 & U Swimmers.
  • 9-12 events will be given separate awards for 11-12 and 9-10.
  • 12 & U events will be given separate awards for 11-12, 9-10 and 8 & under.
  • 13 & over and Open events will not be awarded.


  • All events, except #25-26 (400 IM), #27-28 (500 Free) and #65-66 (1000 Free) will be pre-seeded.
  • Events #25-26 (400 IM), #27-28 (500 Free) and #63-64 (1000 Free) require a positive check-in to swim.
  • Positive check-in will close at 2:30PM on Saturday and 12:30PM on Sunday. These events will be swum fastest to slowest and alternating heats of girls and boys.
  • A clerk of course will be available for 8 & Under events. All other athletes should report directly to the blocks.


Meet Referee: Name: George Hunter Email: bigjerky72@gmail.com Phone: 540-656-3464

  • Officials will be needed for all positions and all sessions for this meet.
  • Team Officials Chairpersons should submit the names and session availability of certified officials, as well as the names and session availability of trainees to: George Hunter, email: bigjerky72@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.
  • There will be an officials’ meeting approximately 1 hour prior to the start of each session.
  • Officials should follow this link to apply to officiate no later than Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – 2020

Jeff Rouse Meet Official's Sign Up. There will be a coaches’ meeting at 8:00 am on January 11, 2020.




  • Clubs will be required to provide timers in proportion to the number of swimmers they have entered in each session.
  • The number of timers required per club and their lane assignments will be posted on the RAYS www.swimrays.org no later than Tuesday, January, 7, 2020, and will also be emailed to the contact person of each of the individual clubs.
  • Swimmers in event 25 & 26 (400 IM), must provide their own timer. Swimmers in event 27 & 28 (500 Free) and 63-64 (1000 Free), must provide their own timer and counter.

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