2020 Fast And Furious Prelims/Finals Fest, Hosted By: GP Gators, 1/24-26/2020
MOST - USA SWIMMING
The meet is titled: 2020 Fast And Furious Prelims/Finals Fest, Hosted By: Grosse Pointe Gators, January 24-26, 2020
ENTRY DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, December 25, 2019!!!!
Location - Grosse Pointe South High School, 11 Grosse Pointe Boulevard, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Times - Friday PM Timed Finals (Events 1-8) - Warm Up 4:30PM, Events Begin 5:30PM Saturday AM Prelims (Events 13-38) - Warm Up 7:30AM, Events Begin 8:30AM
Saturday PM Timed Finals (Events 39-56) - Warm Up *12:30PM, Events Begin 1:30PM
Saturday Finals (Events 9-38) - Warm Up **4:30PM, Events Begin 5:30PM
Sunday AM Prelims (Events 61-86) - Warm Up 7:30AM, Events Begin 8:30AM
Sunday PM Timed Finals (Events 87-106) - Warm Up *12:30PM, Events Begin 1:30PM
Sunday Finals (Events 57-86) - Warm Up **4:30PM, Events Begin 5:30PM
*The warm ups for the afternoon sessions will begin at the completion of the morning prelims session, but no earlier than 12:30PM. The sessions will start 1 hour after warm ups begin.
**The warm ups for the Saturday and Sunday Finals sessions will begin at the completion of the afternoon timed finals session, but no earlier than 4:30PM. The sessions will start 1 hour after warm ups begin.
Individual Entry Limits - 11 & Over swimmers may enter no more than 3 individual Prelim/Final events and 1 Relay event per day Saturday and Sunday and 2 Timed Final events on Friday. 10 & Under swimmers may enter no more than 5 Individual Timed Final events and 1 Relay event each day Saturday and Sunday and 1 Timed Final event on Friday.
Electronic Entries - $7.50 per individual prelims/finals event, $5.00 per individual timed finals event, and $12.00 for relays. Please include a $1.00 Michigan Swimming surcharge for each swimmer entered.. If you are interested in competing in a relay, please leave a note on the entry page.
Scratch Rules - Prior to check in close a swimmer may scratch events at the Clerk of Course. After check in closes, you must see the Meet Referee to scratch an event.
Scratches from Finals - For 11 & Over preliminary events, results will be posted as soon as they are completed for each event. Upon being posted, the athlete or their coach will have 30 minutes to scratch or declare their intent to scratch from finals at the administrative/referee/announcers table, located just outside of the swim office. ALL SWIMMERS that are not attending finals are required to scratch regardless of what place that swimmer finishes. After the scratch deadline, the event will be closed and seeded for finals after which the official post-scratch prelim results and heat sheet for finals will be posted by the pool exit doors.
Failure to Scratch Penalty - A swimmer who does not scratch from a finals event and does not compete will be subject to consequences set forth in USA Swimming Rule 207.11.6 (D) and (E) listed below.
For finals events on Sunday, any swimmer that fails to scratch and does not compete in finals will be subject to a $10 fine per event billed to their club. For swimmers that are only swimming on Saturday, they will be fined $10.00 for each event they miss at finals on Saturday, billed to their club.
(D) Scratching from 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 shall be barred from further competition for the remainder of the meet, except as noted in paragraph E. A declared false start under 101.1.3E or deliberate delay of meet under 101.1.5 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 C, B, or A (bonus and 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) Where C and B (bonus and consolation) finals have not been swum and a barring or withdrawal is known to the Referee, the Referee shall reseed the C, B and A (bonus final and 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 the C and B (bonus and consolation) finals have already been contested, the (championship) final shall be swum without reseeding for the empty lane(s).
(E) 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 C, B, or A (bonus or consolation final or) final race based upon the results of the preliminaries notifies the Referee within thirty (30) minutes after announcement of the qualifiers for that race that they may not intend to compete and further declares their final intentions within thirty (30) minutes following their last individual preliminary event.(3) It is determined by the Referee that failure to compete is caused by circumstances beyond the control of the swimmer.