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Mark Braun Classic(USA Swimming meet)

Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019
October, 25 2019

Description

 

The Mark J. Braun Fall Classic Hosted by Lake Erie Silver Dolphins

November 22 – 24, 2019

LOCATION:  The SPIRE Institute Aquatic Center

1822 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041.

POOL:  The competitive swimming pools measure 10 lanes by 25 yards in a 50 meters Olympic size pool, with 2 moveable bulkheads for subdivision of the pool.  The competition will take place in both pools unless the entry is small enough to be conducted in one pool only.  The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C (4). The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming.  The depth of the pool at Course 1 is 8’2” at both ends (start end is under the scoreboard).  The depth of the pool at Course 2 is 14’ at both ends (start end is closest to the fish bowl office).

The permanent seating capacity for spectators is 1,200, with an additional 1,000+ temporary seating capacity. In addition there is handicapped seating and elevator access to the spectator stands.  An adjacent 25-yard pool is available for continuous warm-up and warm-down.  Men’s and Women’s locker rooms are off the pool deck but are not accessible to parents during the meet.  Parents who wish to accompany their children to the locker rooms should utilize the restrooms in the lobby.  Colorado timing system and scoreboard are available.

RACING STARTS: Any 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.

(NEW MEET RULE UPDATE from Previous Years) FASTER THAN:

Swimmers should enter an event only if they have achieved the listed time standard for that event. Teams of swimmers who fail to achieve the qualifying time at the meet will receive a notice of those times that cannot be verified in the SWIMS database. Teams shall submit proof of time. Proofs of time shall be from an observed swim or from a sanctioned or approved competition only. A fine of $10.00 for each swim listed in the notice for which acceptable proof of time is not provided will be levied against the team or unattached swimmers. High School dual meets and YMCA meets are not acceptable proof of times

 

Coach John will be covering this meet

Location: The SPIRE INSTITUTE Aquatic Center is located at 1822 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041

The meet will take place in two 25 yard pools split by age group and gender.

o Friday  all girls events except Event 9  10 & Under girls 500 free will compete in the deep end/diving board end of the pool; all boys events and Event 9 – 10 & Under girls 500 free will compete in the scoreboard end of the pool
o Saturday morning  Open girls and 13-14 boys events will compete in the deep end/diving board end of the pool; Open boys and 13-14 girls events will compete in the scoreboard end of the pool.
o Saturday afternoon  11-12 girls and 10 & Under boys events will compete in the deep end/diving board end of the pool; 11-12 boys and 10 & Under girls events will compete in the scoreboard end of the pool.
o Saturday finals will all be in the deep end/diving board end of the pool
o Sunday morning  Open boys and 13-14 girls events will compete in the deep end/diving board end of the pool; Open girls and 13-14 boys events will compete in the scoreboard end of the pool.
o Sunday afternoon  11-12 boys and 10 & Under girls events will compete in the deep end/diving board end of the pool; 11-12 girls and 10 & Under boys events will compete in the scoreboard end of the pool. This session will be conducted in 8 lanes.

TIMELINE>  https://www.teamunify.com/ohsfymca/__eventform__/1056882_session%20report%20to%20post.pdf

Other meet info on our Event Page for Mark Braun Classic

Meet Warm-up and Start Times:

There are assigned lanes for all warm-up sessions except Finals. Please see the other document for warm-up lane assignments.

During the 40 minute warm-up in the morning and the 30 minute warm-up in the afternoon, teams will have control of their lane(s) and will be permitted to do starts when ready as long as the lane is cleared prior to doing one way sprints. There will not be a separate time for one way sprints. The instructional pool will be available for continuous warm-up during warm-ups and throughout the meet.

Friday: TBD pm in   Lanes 

Be on Pool Deck and Ready TBD

5:20 pm Meet start

Saturday & Sunday AM Session

  • TBD am SPY in Lane
  • SPY Stretch & Be on Deck at 
  •  Competition will begin at 8:50 am

Saturday PM Session warm-ups will NOT being before 12:30 pm

  • The second warm-up will be conducted in two pools and will NOT begin before 1:00 pm 
  • SPY in  Lane 

 

  Saturday FINALS Competition will begin 65 minutes after the start of warm-up the first warm-up session Finals (Saturday only)

  • warm-ups will begin at 5:15 p.m. (45 minutes)
  •  Meet will begin at 6:00 p.m. There will not be lane assignments for warm-ups for Finals. ASK Coach John when to arrive

Sunday PM Session warm-ups will NOT begin before 11:45 am

  • The second warm-up will be conducted in two pools and will NOT begin before 12:15 pm.  SPY in   Lane 

  • Competition will begin 65 minutes after the start of warm-up the first warm-up session

 

yesFly over starts will be used for all sessions except Saturday evening finals

coolSPIRE is charging $5.00 per day for parking. Cash only. LESD does not control the parking fees.

enlightenedSwimmers will have to check in/circle in for their events prior to the start of warm-ups. Check in will be done by team. 

surprisePlease note that the cellular service at SPIRE is not very good 

Those counting for a swimmer for the 1650 or 500 free will be permitted on the deck only to count for the swimmer.

Deck entries will be taken on a space available basis. Deck entries will open at 4:00 pm on Friday and 7:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. Deck entries will close 35 minutes prior to the start of each session. Individual events are $12.00 and relays are $17.00.

Time trials will be held Saturday and Sunday after the morning and afternoon sessions. Time trials will not be held on Friday evening or after Saturday finals. Time trial entry fees are $12.00/individual event & $17.00/relay. Time Trial entries close 90 minutes prior to the end of the session. Time Trial events are open to swimmers already entered in an individual event in the meet. Time trials are included in the daily event limitation.

yesPsych sheets will be posted on meet mobile. The meet is titled The 2019 Mark J. Braun Fall Classic. The meet will be on meet mobile barring any technical difficulties.

yesLive results will be available on www.spireinstitute.org/braun.

The backstroke wedges will be available for finals only.

D & J Sports will be at the meet selling suits, goggles, and other swimwear needs. They will also be selling 2018 Braun Invitational t-shirts.

Coolers are not permitted at SPIRE. Swimmers can bring snacks and drinks in their bag, but coolers are not permitted on the deck or in the stands. You can purchase food and drinks at SPIRE Fuel which will be open during the meet. 

SPIRE FUEL will be opened from 3:00  7:00 p.m. on Friday, 7:00 a.m.  7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 7:00 a.m.  6:00 p.m. on Sunday. See the attached flyer for menu and coupons. 

RETURN TO PLAY LAW: 

Under the Ohio Return to Play Law governing concussions, all coaches and officials (in state or out of state) are required to have proof of training in concussion signs and symptoms. This training is available for free and can be found at http://www.healthyohioprogram.org.  All coaches and officials are encouraged to take this training. It is your responsibility to take care of this requirement.

ENTRY FEES:

Individual events $6.00; Relays: $10.00; plus a $3.00 per swimmer surcharge. 

ENTRY LIMITATIONS:

3 and over swimmers may compete in two events on Friday and in no more than three events per day on Saturday and Sunday (exclusive of relays). Swimmers in the 12 & Under sessions may compete in up to three events on Friday, three events on Saturday and four events on Sunday (exclusive of relays). Time trials count toward the daily event limitationTeams may enter no more than two (2) relays per event in the 13-14 & Open relays.  PLEASE NOTE- determination of how the meet will be split by pools WILL NOT be determined until after the meet entry process has been closed. The meet host reserves the right to split the pools by gender or age group following review of event entries. Please take this into consideration when entering events.

 Swimmers in the 12 & under age groups are advised not to enter both the 50 and 200 of the same stroke in the butterfly, breaststroke, or backstroke.  These events may be back-to-back in the meet program and there will be no rest in between. Also note that the 10 & under and the 12 & under relays may be in different pools and may be at the same time.  There is a limit of one entry per team for the female and the male 800 free relays, and a limit of two entries per team for the 400 free and 400 medley relays.

DECK ENTRIES:

Deck entries will be taken on a space available basis up to 45 minutes before the start of the session and seeded at NT.  Deck entrants should sign up at the deck entry table @ $12.00 per individual event and $18.00 per relay.  Deck entry swimmers new to the meet will be charged $2.00 LESI surcharge and must provide proof of times and of USA Swimming registration.  Deck entries will be allowed to score Deck entrants for whom there is no space will receive a refund.  

ELIGIBILITY:

Swimmers must be current athlete members of USA swimming and have met the time standard requirements.  Coaches must be current coach members of USA swimming and must check in each day of the meet they attend.  All coaches must display the deck pass & a wristband is required to be worn by all coaches issued by the meet host.  Age of swimmer is as of the first day of the meet, November 22, 2019.  There will be no on-deck registration for coaches or athletes. 

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All Applicable Adults participating in or associated with this meet, acknowledge that they are subject to the provisions  of the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy ("MAAPP"), and that they understand that compliance with the MAAPP policy is a condition of  participation in the conduct of this competition.

QUALIFYING TIMES:

Please see the event listings.  Swimmers must be equal to or faster than the cuts listed. Enter at either short course yards or long course meters times. Converted times may not be used. Non-conforming times will be converted by meet management. After the meet has been closed.  The host team reserves the right to enter its own swimmers into any available events in any session still considered to not be closed due to timeline restrictions, even if they have not achieved the qualifying times.

 

(NEW MEET RULE UPDATE from Previous Years) FASTER THAN:

Swimmers should enter an event only if they have achieved the listed time standard for that event. Teams of swimmers who fail to achieve the qualifying time at the meet will receive a notice of those times that cannot be verified in the SWIMS database. Teams shall submit proof of time. Proofs of time shall be from an observed swim or from a sanctioned or approved competition only. A fine of $10.00 for each swim listed in the notice for which acceptable proof of time is not provided will be levied against the team or unattached swimmers. High School dual meets and YMCA meets are not acceptable proof of times

CONDUCT: 

The meet will be conducted according to the rules set forth in the current USA Swimming Rules and Regulations. Events will be contested in two 25-yard courses unless the entry is too small to warrant this.  PLEASE NOTE- determination of how the meet will be split by pools WILL NOT be determined until after the meet entry process has been closed. The meet host reserves the right to split the pools by gender or age group following review of event entries. Please take this into consideration when entering events. Friday & Sunday events are timed finals. On Saturday, all individual events will be prelim/final formatChampionship heat only in the 10 & Under, 11-12, and 13-14 age groups, consolation and championship heats (in that order) for the Open events. Ten lanes will be used at finals which will be conducted in one pool. Fly-over starts will be used in all prelim & timed finals sessions. All relays are timed finals and will be swum in prelims. The 1650 freestyle will be swum fastest to slowest. If both genders are competing in the same pool for the 1650, heats will be alternated between women and men.

The following heat limitations may be imposed:

  • The 10 & under and the 11-12 500 freestyle may be limited to the two fastest seeded heats each male and female.

  • The 13-14 & Open 400 IM may be limited to the 3 fastest seeded heats each male and female.

  • The 1650 free may be limited to the two fastest seeded heats each male and female.

  • The 13-14 & Open 500 free may be limited to the three fastest seeded heats each male and female.

    Teams will be notified by Thursday, November 14 if heat limitations will be imposed and will have the option to choose another event if space is available or receive a refund for that event. Psych sheets will accompany the notification

 

SEEDING & CHECK IN: 

  1. This is a deck seeded meet. All swimmers must check in for all of their events 35 minutes prior to the start of the session. Swimmers who fail to check in for their events will not be seeded. Heat and lane assignments will be posted on deck. Relay cards must be turned in upon call in order to be seeded. The Lake Erie scratch rule (attached) will be in effect. Non-conforming times will be converted by Meet Manager. Events may be consolidated, but scored separately to conserve time.

CLERK OF COURSE

A Clerk of Course will not be provided at this meet.                                                   

 

SCORING:        INDIVIDUAL…11-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

            RELAYS…22-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2

Consolation heats will not be scored.

12 & Under and Open events will not be scored multi-age, but points for 12 & Under and Open events will revert to that swimmer’s respective age group for high point totals.  Example if a 10 and Under swimmer swims the 12 and under 200 Breast Stroke and places tenth, they will receive 1 point toward high point for 10 and under age group.

 

AWARDS:           AWARDS: All awards must be picked up at the meet.

12 & under Individual Events:

                        Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd; ribbons for places 4-10.

12 & under Relay Events:

Ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.              

High Point and Runner-up Awards:

10 & Under, 11-12, 13-14, and 15 & Over.

                          Team Awards:

 Awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd highest scoring teams, excluding the host team.

 

ADMISSION COST:There will be an admission charge of $5.00/day. Meet programs will be available. There will be special prices for combined sessions and meet programs. Children under 6 & Seniors 65 & older are free.

Parking: The cost of parking is determined by SPIRE.  SPIRE will charge $5 per day for parking.  LESD does not control the parking fees.

RESULTS will be available on the www.LESD.org website and on www.lakeerieswimming.com.  Teams may request a complete meet backup from Sarah Tobin at sarah.lesd@gmail.com on the Monday following the meet.

TIME TRIALS will be held Saturday and Sunday after the morning and afternoon sessions at the discretion of the meet referee. Time trial entry fees are $12.00/individual event & $20.00/relay. Time Trial entries close 90 minutes prior to the end of the session. Time Trial events are open to swimmers already entered in an individual event in the meet. Time trials are included in the daily event limitation. Depending on the timelines and time trial entries, TT may be swum at the conclusion of the session or split into two pools when each pool is finished. This decision will be made after the deadline for time trial sign-up.

SAFETY/WARM-UP:Lake Erie Swimming safety guidelines and warm-up procedures will be in effect at all times. Coaches must maintain contact with their swimmers during warm-up and throughout the meet. All entry into the pool for warm-up is feet first from the starting block end of the pool. Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner with one hand in contact with the pool edge. There is no diving during warm-up, except in designated sprint lanes. The final 20 minutes of 45 minute warm-up shall be conducted as follows:

  1. (a)  Lanes 0 & 9 push/pace from the start end of the pool (or general warm-up at the discretion of Meet Referee or his/her designee).

  2. (b)  Lanes 1 & 8 sprint lanes for racing starts from the starting block end of the pool, one length only and exiting the pool

  3. (c)  Lanes 2-7 general warm-up, no diving or racing starts. Any or all of these lanes may be converted to sprint lanes at the discretion of the Meet Referee or his/her designee.

Swimmers are to sprint one way and climb out at the far end of the pool. Swimmers may be removed from warm-up for violating safety rules. Feet first entry only into the continuous warm-up lanes.

CAMERA ZONES:Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, restrooms, or locker rooms. Additionally, under NO circumstances will Camera Zones include the area immediately behind the starting blocks at either end of the racing course(s) while they are in use for race starts during competition and warm-up. Those failing to abide by this rule may be removed from the venue.

DECK CHANGES are prohibited.

DRONES: 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.

INIITIAL DISTANCE: In order to be certain that an initial distance or lead-off relay leg is entered into SWIMS, the swimmer or the swimmer’s coach should notify either the meet referee or the admin before the event and provide the necessary watches as back-up to the electronic timing.  All lead-off relay splits will automatically be uploaded to SWIMS after admin approval; for all other initial distances, the proper paperwork must be completed after the swim in order for the time to be entered into SWIMS.

Friday, November 22, 2019: Session 1

Friday Schedule of Events: Timed Finals 

4:15 PM Warm-Up (75 minute) 5:35 PM Meet Start

 

Girls # 

Qualifying Time 

Equal To or Faster Than 

Age Group/Stroke 

Qualifying Time 

Equal To or Faster Than 

Boys # 

101

 

OPEN 800 Free Relay

 

102

103

2:47.79Y         3:11.49L

1112 200IM 

2:44.19Y         3:09.29L 

104

105

3:15.59Y         3:43.19L

10 & Under 200 IM

3:13.19Y         3:40.79L

106

107

4:53.69Y        5:35.09L 

OPEN 400 IM #

4:30.29Y        5:07.29L 

108

109

2:47.89Y         3:10.19L

11-12 200 Fly

2:43.99Y          3:07.69L

110

111

5:00.49Y        5:42.89L 

1314 400IM # 

4:40.79Y        5:22.59L 

112

113

7:35.49Y        6:51.09L 

10 & Under 500 Free* 

7:26.99Y        6:44.59L 

114

115

6:38.39Y         5:56.49L 

1112 500 Free* 

6:27.49Y        5:48.69L  

116

117

18:57.79Y    19:29.59L 

OPEN 1650 Free@ 

17:44.09Y    18:11.69L 

118

 

@ Open 1650 free: may be limited to the fastest 2 heats each gender, swum fastest to slowest; female/male events will be alternated, if conducted in only one pool. 

* May limit 500 frees to 2 fastest seeded heats each men and women. 

# May limit 400IM’s to 3 fastest seeded heats each men and women.

Saturday, November 23, 2019: Session 2

Schedule of Events AM Prelim Session: Prelim/Final

Warm-ups will begin at 7:15 am

Meet will begin at 8:50 am 

 

Girls#

Qualifying Time

Equal To or Faster Than

Age Group/Stroke

Qualifying Time

Equal To or Faster Than

Boys#

201

2:05.79Y          2:23.89L

13-14 200 Free

1:57.49Y          2:14.79L

202

205

1:06.19Y          1:17.09L

13-14 100 Back

1:01.79Y          1:12.29L

206

209

2:44.59Y          3:09.79L

13-14 200 Breast

2:32.89Y          2:56.79L

210

213

1:05.99Y          1:14.79L

13-14 100 Fly

1:01.29Y          1:09.69L

214

217

   27.99Y            31.99L

13-14 50 Free

   25.69Y            29.49L

217

221

 

13-14 400 Med Relay

 

222

 

 

 

 

 

 

203

2:03.09Y         2:20.39L

OPEN 200 Free

1:52.79Y          2:09.29L

204

207

1:04.69Y         1:15.69L

OPEN 100 Back

   58.59Y         1:08.89L

208

211

2:41.29Y         3:05.39L

OPEN 200 Breast

2:24.59Y         2:48.39L

212

215

1:04.59Y         1:13.39L

OPEN 100 Fly

   58.59Y          1:06.29L

216

219

   27.49Y           31.19L

OPEN 50 Free

   24.79Y            27.89L

220

223

 

OPEN 400 Med Relay

 

224

 

Y=YARDS          L=Long Course Meters                 # Timed Finals

 

Saturday, November 23, 2019: Session 3

Schedule of Events PM Session: Prelims/Finals

The afternoon warm-ups may be split into multiple 30-minute sessions beginning immediately after the 

conclusion of whichever morning session pool finishes first.  If not split, the afternoon warm-ups will be 45 minutes and 

will begin 15 minutes following the conclusion of whichever AM pool finishes first

 

Girls #

Qualifying Time

Equal To or Faster Than

    Age Group/Stroke

Qualifying Time

Equal To or Faster Than

 

Boys #

227

1:19.99Y          1:31.49L

10 & Under 100 Free

1:18.79Y          1:30.29L

228

231

1:30.69Y          1:45.99L    

10 & Under 100 Back

1:29.69Y          1:43.59L    

232

235

   41.79Y             47.29L

10 & Under 50 Fly

    40.49Y            45.99L

236

239

1:31.69Y

10 & Under 100 IM

1:29.39Y

240

243

   47.49Y             53.99L

10 & Under 50 Breast

   46.59Y             53.29L

244

247

 

10 &Un 200 Med Relay

 

248

 

225

3:08.59Y         3:36.09L

11-12 200 Breast

3:00.99Y          3:28.69L

226

229

1:08.29Y         1:18.49L

11-12 100 Free

1:05.89Y          1:15.69L

230

233

1:18.49Y         1:31.09L

11-12 100 Back

1:15.79Y          1:29.09L

234

237

   34.09Y            38.29L

11-12 50 Fly

   34.19Y             38.69L

238

241

1:18.39Y  

11-12 100 IM

1:14.99Y  

242

245

   39.99Y            45.49L

11-12 50 Breast

   39.59Y             45.39L

246

249

 

12 & Un 200 Medley Relay

 

250

 

Y=Yards                L=Long Course Meters             # Timed Finals                               

 

Session 4: FINALS SCHEDULE

(Consolations will be swum for Open events only and not scored):

225, 226, 201, 202, 203, 204, 227, 228, 229, 230, 205, 206, 207, 208, 231, 232, 233, 234, 209, 210, 211, 212, 235, 236, 237, 238, 

213, 214, 215, 216, 239, 240, 241, 242, 217, 218, 219, 220, 243, 244, 245, 246

 

Sunday, November 24, 2019: Session 5

Schedule of Events AM Session: Timed Final

Warm-ups will begin at 7:15 am

Meet will begin at 8:50 am

 

Girls #

Qualifying Time

Equal To  or Faster Than

 

Age Group/Stroke

Qualifying Time

Equal To or Faster Than

Boys #

301

2:26.99Y        2:49.19L

13-14 200 IM

2:17.19Y          2:38.79L

302

305

1:00.69Y        1:09.59L

13-14 100 Free

   56.29Y          1:04.59L

306

309

2:25.79Y        2:45.69L

13-14 200 Fly

2:15.69Y          2:36.19L

310

313

1:15.99Y        1:27.69L

13-14 100 Breast

1:09.79Y          1:21.29L

314

317

2:23.39Y        2:45.59L

13-14 200 Back

2:14.69Y          2:36.59L

318

321

 

13-14 400 Free Relay

 

322

325

5:36.29Y        5:0159L

13-14 500 Free*

5:17.59Y          4:46.69L

326

 

303

2:24.19Y        2:45.89L

OPEN 200 IM

2:10.89Y          2:31.39L

304

307

   59.59Y        1:07.99L

OPEN 100 Free

   53.89Y          1:01.89L

308

311

2:22.89Y        2:41.39L

OPEN 200 Fly

2:09.79Y          2:27.99L

312

315

1:14.49Y        1:25.39L

OPEN 100 Breast

1:06.49Y          1:16.99L

316

319

2:20.69Y        2:42.09L

OPEN 200 Back

2:08.49Y          2:28.89L

320

323

 

OPEN 400 Free Relay

 

324

327

5:29.09Y        4:54.49L

OPEN 500 Free*

5:06.09Y          4:34.19L  

328

 

Y=YARDS          L=Long Course Meters                 

 *May be limited to the three fastest seeded heats each men and women 

 

Sunday, November 24, 2019: Session 6

Schedule of Events PM Prelim Session: Timed Finals

The afternoon warm-ups may be split into multiple 30-minute sessions beginning immediately after the 

conclusion of whichever morning session pool finishes first.  If not split, the afternoon warm-ups will be 45 minutes and 

will begin 15 minutes following the conclusion of whichever AM pool finishes first

 

Girls #

Qualifying Time

Equal To or Faster Than

Age Group/Stroke

Qualifying Time

Equal To or Faster Than

 

Boys #

331

2:57.39Y          3:20.99L

10 & Un 200 Free

2:47.99Y          3:12.09L

332

335

1:44.99Y          2:01.49L

10 & Un 100 Breast

1:41.89Y          1:57.69L

336

339

   35.19Y             39.89L  

10 & Un 50 Free

   34.49Y             39.49L  

340

343

1:39.09Y          1:52.99L       

10 & Un 100 Fly

1:37.99Y          1:51.39L

344

347

   41.89Y             48.89L

10 & Un 50 Back

   42.39Y             49.19L

348

351

 

10 & Un 200 Free Relay

 

352

 

329

2:43.99Y          3:10.19L

11-12 200 Back

2:40.29Y          3:06.49L

330

333

2:29.69Y          2:50.39L        

11-12 200 Free

2:24.59Y          2:45.19L

334

337

1:27.39Y          1:41.39L

11-12 100 Breast

1:25.49Y          1:38.49L

338

341

   31.49Y             35.79L

11-12 50 Free

   30.29Y             34.69L

342

345

1:18.29Y          1:28.49L

11-12 100 Fly

1:16.49Y          1:26.29L

346

349

   35.59Y             41.19L

11-12 50 Back

   35.29Y             40.89L

350

353

 

12 & Un 200 Free Relay

 

354

 

            Y=YARDS          L=Long Course Meters                              INDIVIDUAL AND RELAY SCRATCH RULE

Each swimmer/relay team shall be aware of the meet starting time and shall report to the proper meet authorities promptly upon call.

                  A.      Pre-Seeded Meets - Each swimmer/relay team shall report promptly to the Clerk of Course or starting blocks prior to the race in which the swimmer/relay team is entered.  Any swimmer/relay team not reporting for or competing shall not be penalized.                        

                  B.      Events Seeded on the Deck –

                                    (1)    Events seeded on the deck shall be closed for seeding no earlier than thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of the session.  Host may provide alternate methods of check-in (such as email, phone, fax) for swimmers who do not plan to arrive before the scratch deadline.

                                    (2)    Any swimmer who has checked in for an individual event 400 yards/meters or longer must swim in the event unless the swimmer notifies the Clerk of Course or Administrative Official before the seeding of the event has begun that the swimmer wishes to scratch; failure to scratch prior to seeding and not swimming the event will result in a fine of $25.00 to the swimmer’s club or to the unattached swimmer, except as noted in "Exceptions for Failure to Compete" (below).  A declared false start or deliberate delay of the meet in events 400 yards/meters or longer is not permitted and will be regarded as a failure to compete.

                                    (3)    Any agent of a team (coach, parent, swimmer, etc.) who checks in a swimmer for any event when that swimmer is not present at the meet may cause a fine of $2.00 per swimmer per day to be levied against that team.         

                                    (4)    Events seeded on the deck and swum as a timed final with one or more heats swimming with finals shall provide the swimmer the opportunity to indicate their desire to swim only during the preliminary session by indicating this desire by placing a “P” next to their name on the sign in sheet.  Any swimmer failing to indicate this desire who does not compete during the finals session shall be subject to a fine of $25.00, except as noted in “Exceptions for Failure to Compete” (below).

                  C.     Scratching from Bonus Finals, Consolation Finals and Finals                             

                                    (1)    Any swimmer qualifying for a C, B, or A (bonus and consolation final or) final race in an individual event who fails to compete in said final race shall be barred from further competition for the remainder of the meet, except as noted below in "Exceptions for Failure to Compete."  If such failure to compete occurs on the swimmer's last day of the meet, the swimmer’s club shall be fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) by LESI. If the swimmer is not a member of a USA Swimming member club, the swimmer shall be fined $25.00.  A declared false start or deliberate delay of meet is not permitted and will be regarded as a failure to compete.

                                    (2)    In the event of withdrawal or barring of a swimmer from competition, the Referee shall fill the consolation final or final when possible with the next qualified swimmer(s).  First and second alternates shall be announced along with the final qualifiers.  These alternates shall not be penalized if unavailable to compete in the finals.

                                    (3)    When consolation finals have not yet been swum and a barring or withdrawal is known to the Referee, the Referee shall re-seed the consolation final and the final, if necessary, to insert the alternate(s) in the appropriate lane(s), filling all lanes in the final.

                                    (4)    If a consolation final has already been contested, the final shall be swum without reseeding for the empty lane(s).                               

                  D.     Exceptions for Failure to Compete - No penalty shall apply for failure to withdraw or compete in an individual event if

                                    (1)    The Referee is notified in the event of illness or injury and accepts the proof thereof.

                                    (2)    A swimmer qualifying for a consolation final or final race following preliminaries notifies the Referee or designee within thirty (30) minutes after the announcement of the qualifiers for that race that the swimmer may not intend to compete.  The swimmer must declare within thirty (30) minutes following his last individual preliminary event a final intention to scratch or swim.

(3)    It is determined by the Referee that failure to compete is caused by circumstances beyond the control of the swimmer.

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