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Event

CANCELED- 2020 MTKA Nov. Silver/Gold Double-Dual Meet

Nov 21, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020
November, 9 2020
November 17, 2020
(this is a team hosted event)

Description

2020 MTKA Nov. Silver/Gold Double-Dual Meet

Saturday-Sunday, November 21-22, 2020

This meet has been cancelled due to the orders passed down by Governor Walz on November 19, 2020. These orders require a closure of youth and adult sports, fitness centers, and gatherings of people from two or more households.

Minnetonka Swim Club: Hang in there! We are working hard behind the scenes to prepare for these weeks ahead of us, as well as what we want to achieve in the months that follow. Our highest priority is to continue to support and connect our community.

 

Held under the sanction of USA Swimming.

It is understood and agreed that USA Swimming shall be free and held harmless from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries, including exposure to or infected with COVID-19 which may result in illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and/or death, to anyone during the conduct of the event.

It is further understood and agreed that Minnesota Swimming shall be free and held harmless from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries, including exposure or and infected with COVID-19 which may result in illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and/or death, to anyone during the conduct of the event.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exits in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

USA Swimming, Inc., cannot prevent you (or your child(ren)) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in the USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in a USA Swimming sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

By attending or participating in this competition, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19 and forever release and hold harmless USA Swimming, Minnesota Swimming, Minnetonka Swim Club and each of their officers, directors, agents, employees or other representatives from any liability or claims including personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims you may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, in connection with exposure, inflection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to participation in this competition.

You acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that your family, including child(ren), may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while on site at the pool or facility and that such exposure or infection may result in the personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. You understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the pool or facility may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, the Minnetonka Swim Club and other swim teams participating in the meet and pool management company’s employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

Minnetonka Swim Club and participating teams will include the above information in meet announcements, heat sheets and posted around the pool facility. Minnetonka Swim Club reserves the right to cancel this meet at anytime.

Meet Host / Location:

Minnetonka Swim Club

MME

Meet Type: 

Two day, four session, double dual meet. Each session will host no more than 96 athletes and are limited to 48 per team per session. Saturday will be MTKA and other, Sunday will be MTKA and other. The same Order of Events will be offered in all four sessions. Teams are encouraged to assign older swimmers/training groups into the morning session, younger swimmers/training groups into the afternoon session.

Participants / Eligibility: 

All swimmers are eligible but teams are encouraged to enter swimmers with mostly Silver and Gold times. This meet will be pre-seeded, and no deck entries will be allowed.

Fees:

$8.00 per splash

Meet Schedule:

Saturday Session 1: Warm-up 7:20-8:20am, Meet Starts at 8:30am

Saturday Session 2: Warm-up will not start before 10:30am, or 15 minutes following the completion of session 1. Meet will start 10 minutes after the conclusion of a 1 hour warm-up.

Sunday Session 3: Warm-up 7:20-8:20am, Meet Start 8:30am

Sunday Session 4: Warm-up 4:55-5:35pm, Meet Start at 5:45pm

Entry Deadline / Limitations:

Deadline to signup is on Monday, November 9, 2020. 

A swimmer may compete in a maximum of 3 individual events per day.

Programs:  

Programs will be available via Meet Mobile and as a PDF on host website. 

Amenities:

No spectators, no lockerrooms, no bathroom use unless an emergency. Meet will be viewable by YouTube livestream.

COVID-19 Procedures & Requirements:

Each team participating in the meet will abide by the COVID-19 Preparedness Plans for the facility, including entry/exit procedures into the facility and cleaning protocols. However, the following items are required for teams to participate in the meet:
1. The host team is required to include their LSC Sanction Requirements with the sanction request.
2. All teams may need to have anyone entering the facility for the meet to complete a waiver. If teams have already completed this in their Return to Practice procedures for swimmers and coaches, then only needs to be done for volunteers, spectators and officials for this meet.
3. Mandated capacity limits must be followed.
4. All officials, coaches, volunteers, spectators and swimmers wear a face mask at all times except for swimmers when they are in the water. Swimmers should plan on bringing extra face masks as theirs may get wet and plastic baggies to put used masks in throughout the meet.
5. Teams participating will communicate all expectations and protocols for the meet to their team participants and observers in a timely matter before the meet date to ensure all participants are clearly aware of the requirements.
6. Officials, coaches, volunteers, spectators and swimmers must maintain current social distancing guidelines throughout the meet. Some suggestions to help maintain social distancing are, but not limited to:
          a. Group swimmers within a session to an assigned area to wait in between races. This will also help with contact tracing if a positive test of COVID-19 were to be reported after the meet. These swimmers, if not in the water, should only be in their assigned area. Have swimmers bring their own chair to use during the meet or an extra towel to sit on. To comply with Safe Sport/MAAPP ensure at least 2 adult volunteers are present with swimmers when they are in areas outside of the pool deck.
          b. Add 1-2 volunteers per session to help monitor social distancing during the meet, similar to meet/safety marshals. 

Meet Procedure:

There will be no spectators for this meet. Heats will swim from fastest to slowest.

Meet warmup will occur in three 20 minute sessions, or two 30 minute sessions depending on number of athletes per session. Each Warm-up group will have between 24 and 40 athletes (3-5 swimmers per lane).

Check-in will begin 15 minutes before the start of each warmup session and end 15 minutes into the start of the session. Following warmup, the group will go back to their seats where they will wait for their races. No athletes will be allowed to get up and move around unless specifically instructed & allowed by a coach or official.

For races, athletes will wear their mask down to the block and carry their plastic baggie. Following each heat, we will allow the athletes a 90 second opportunity for cool down in the lane they raced in before exiting the pool. During these 90 seconds the next heat will come down to the staging area. After completing their cool down, the athletes will then exit the pool and immediately put their mask back on and then walk back to their assigned seat. Once a heat has completely walked away, we will allow the next heat to step forward to their blocks.

There will be a heat staging area where the next heat will wait against the wall with their mask on. Athletes must keep their mask on and hold any belongings while in the staging area. Once the heat before them has put masks on and walked away from the blocks the athletes will be directed to step forward to their block, take off their mask, and place it in their baggie prior to their race.

Order of Events:

 

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