38th Speedo Greater Southwest Invitational
Jan 9, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
December, 26 2019
City of Plano Swimmers 38th Speedo Greater Southwest Invitational
January 9-12, 2020
Venue: Alfred J. Loos Natatorium, 3815 Spring Valley Rd., Addison, TX 75001
Meet Format: The 38th Speedo Greater Southwest Invitational will be a combination of Prelim/Finals and Timed Finals event. Thursday night and Sunday morning sessions will be TIMED FINALS. Friday and Saturday sessions will be PRELIM/FINALS. Timed finals sessions will be positive check in, while Prelim/Final Sessions will be pre-seeded.
Check-in and Scratch Procedure: Scratches for all final events are required as outlined in the current USA Swimming, Inc. rules 207.11.6D and 207.11.6E. Additionally, first and second alternates shall be announced along with the qualifiers for finals heat. These alternates shall not be penalized if unavailable to compete in the Finals. For A and B Finals, those swimmers who qualify and then fail to declare their intention to scratch to the Clerk of Course within thirty (30) minutes of their last event of that session and fail to compete in the event in the Finals will be barred from all subsequent competition in the meet. Swimmers may be excused from this penalty by the Meet Referee because of illness, injury or situations beyond the swimmers’ control.
Qualifying Times: Swimmers must have achieved an “A” time to qualify for any offered event, as indicated by the 2017- 2020 Motivational Time Standards published by USA Swimming, with the exception of the Splash & Dash. To enter the Splash & Dash, swimmer (of any age) must have 15-16 AA time. Sunday events are open to all 13 and over swimmers who are entered in at least one individual event with an A time at this competition. 12 & under swimmers must have an “A” time in order to participate in Sunday events.
Entry limits: Session 1 (Thursday): 1 event; Session 2 & 4 (Friday/Saturday): 3 events; Session 6 (Sunday): 5 events
Entry Fees: Individual entries cost $10.00 per event. Relay entries cost $15.00 per entry. We will apply a $23.00 surcharge ($20.00 facility surcharge & $3.00 North Texas surcharge) to each participating swimmer.
Individual Events: Medals 1st through 3rd.
High-Point: We will award a high-point plaque to the outstanding boy and girl swimmer in each age group based on the total number of points earned in individual events during Speedo Greater Southwest. Point Calculation will be based on events from Thursday through Saturday. Award Ceremony will take place Sunday during the meet.
Relay Events: Medals 1st through 3 rd (for all age groups), and Ribbons 4th through 8th (12 & under only)
Teams: We will award the 1st through 3rd place teams with either a banner, plaque, or trophy based upon total points earned during GSW, 2020.
Speedo Hot Heat: Winners of these randomly selected heats will win a Speedo prize. Hot heats will be announced prior to or during the heat.
Splash and Dash: Winners will be given a special award.