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Champs III - All 15&Over and 13-14 Qualifying

Feb 28, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020
February, 4 2020


HOSTS:  TWST - The Conroe Nat - 19133 David Memorial Drive Shenandoah, Texas 77385 


ELIGIBILITY:  All 15&Overs.  13-14s must have 3 A times to enter this meet.  See eligbility report for 9-14 Champs-If athlete has 3 or more times in red this is their meet.  If athlete has 2 or less times in red, the 9-14 meet is their meet.

TEAM MEETINGS:  All team meetings will occur just before warmup and are mandatory for all sessions for which an athlete is competing.  Athletes need to be on deck in practice suit for meeting. 

Fri:  4:15

Sat Prelims: 7:15

Sat Finals: 4:!5

Sun Prelims:  7:15

Sun Finals:3:45

TECH SUITS:  All athletes should come to warmup in a practice suit.  After warmup change into tech suit.

SHAVING: All athletes are expected to shave the day before their first race.

SET-UP:  All athletes will sit on deck in team area.  Spectators will be in stands.  Be mindful of which pool your athlete is competing in (it will change by session-see Format below).

SHIRTS:  Fri-Black, Sat-Pink or Champs, Sun-Blue  

TIME TRIALS:  Open to any Gulf swimmer by locaton assigned to team.  All athletes must check with staff before entering.

CIRCLE-IN:  All events 200 yards and shorter do not require check-in.  Friday night events are due 45 minutes before session begins.  Sat/Sun 1000/1650 events are due by 10:00 am each day.

SEEDING:  Events 400 and longer will be deck seeded after circle-in.  Events 200 yards and shorter will be preseeded and swim fastest to slowest in prelims.  Finals will swim slowest to fastest with youngest age group going first.

RELAYS:  All athletes are considered alternates for relays.  All relays will swim in prelims.  All final relay participants will be announced at warmup

HEAT SHEETS/UNOFFICIAL RESULTS:  Available on Meet Moblie App. 

ON DECK ENTRIES:  Athletes may on deck enter events as long as below meet maximum per day.  Available in main lobby up to 45 minutes before session begins.  Please check with staff before on deck entering.

MEET TYPE: This is a prelims/finals meet with the exception of relays, the 400 I.M. and the 500/1000/1650 freestyle events, which will be timed finals events. Finals will consist of an A, B, and C final for each age group. All relays will swim in prelims. Friday’s events, all relays, and all prelims heats for the 1000 freestyle and 1650 freestyle will swim in two pools, separated by girl’s pool/boy’s pool. All other prelims events will swim in two pools, odd heats in one pool and even heats in the other pool. Finals events for Saturday and Sunday will swim in one pool slowest to fastest, youngest to oldest, except for the 1000 and 1650 freestyle events, which will be swum in two pools. 

FINALS:  All athletes who qualify for finals are expected to swim.  Communicate with coaching staff as needed.  And finalists who fail to show at finals will be subjected to removal from the meet and a fine from Gulf Swimming.  See meet announcement below for more details.

This meet is for all 15&Overs and 13-14 year olds with 3 or more A times.   Please see preliminary eligibility report below.  NOTE:  50 Fly, 50 Back and 50 Breast do not qualify athlete for meet.  As of 1/20, please see 9-14 meet eligiblity report - if athletes 13-14 years old have 3 or more times in red type they are qualified for this meet.

Time Standards:

Events:  Athletes may swim up to 3 events per day.  

Sessions: This is five session, 2 ½ day prelims/finals meet with a timed final session on Friday and AM prelims/PM finals sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Session 1: Friday PM – February 28, 2020 Age Groups: 13 & Over girls and boys Warm-up *: 4:00 – 5:15 pm / Meet Start: 5:30 pm Session 2: Saturday Prelims – March 1, 2020 Age Groups: 13 & Over girls and boys Warm-up*: 7:30 – 8:45 am / Meet Start: 9:00 am Session 3: Saturday Finals – March 1, 2020 Age Groups: 13 & Over girls and boys Warm-up**: 4:30-5:15 pm/Meet Start: 5:30 pm Session 4: Sunday Prelims—March 2, 2020 Age Groups: 13 & Over girls and boys Warm-up*: 7:30 – 8:45 am / Meet Start: 9:00 am Session 5: Sunday Finals—March 2, 2020 Age Groups: 13 & Over girls and boys Warm-up**: 4:00-4:45 pm/ Meet Start: 5:00 pm. *Events 400 yards and longer and relays are timed finals.