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Event

TCAT IMX/IMR Holiday Meet

Dec 20, 2020
December, 5 2020
2020-2021

Description

 

 

 

2020 IMX/IMR Holiday Meet

Hosted by

Twinsburg Competitive Aquatics Team

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Held under USA Swimming Sanction #

In granting this sanction it is understood and agreed that USA Swimming shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event.

 

In granting for this sanction, Twinsburg Competitive Aquatics Team agreed to comply and to enforce all health and safety mandates and guidelines of USA Swimming, LE, the State of Ohio and Summit County (local jurisdiction).

 

RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID 19:   An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists 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 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 AND [THE LSC] AND EACH OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY LIABILITY OR CLAIMS INCLUDING FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DISEASE OR PROPERTY LOSSES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE AND GIVE UP ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE TO SEEK DAMAGES, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN, IN CONNECTION WITH EXPOSURE, INFECTION, AND/OR SPREAD OF COVID-19 RELATED TO

PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION.

 

LOCATION: Twinsburg Fitness Center, 10084 Ravenna Rd, Twinsburg, OH  44087.  The fitness center is located next to the Twinsburg High School.

 

POOL:  25 yards by 6 lanes. Pool depth is 12ft 6 inches at the turning end and 5ft 6 inches at the starting end. The competition course has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C (4). There will be a continuous warm-up/cool down pool next to the competition pool. 

Locker rooms may be accessed from the pool deck.  There will be seating for swimmers on the pool deck.  Seating will be labeled by team.  The number of bleachers a team will have will be determined by the number of entered swimmers. Swimmers will follow the clockwise directions for going to and counterclockwise direction leaving the pool. Spectator and deck areas will be sanitized between sessions.

 

COVID PROTOCOLS: 

  • Temperature checks and COVID 19 screening shall be required of all swimmers, officials, volunteers and spectators.
  • If someone leaves the premises and returns, he/she will undergo a temperature check and screen again.
  • Masks shall be worn and social distancing shall be implemented at all times except for when the swimmer is up on the blocks and in the water.
  • A locker room that will be available for use by the swimmers only.  A monitor (not allowed inside) will be posted outside the locker room and will limit the number of swimmers inside to affect social distancing. 
  • Swimmers should arrive/depart in their suit. They will not be allowed to share caps, goggles, food and drinks.
  • Only two (2) swimmers shall be permitted to wait behind the blocks at any given time.  After their race, swimmers should exit the pool and move in a counterclockwise direction to meet with their coach.
  • Swimmers, volunteers, guardians and officials shall enter the building from the main entrance and through the main pool entrance.
  • Spectators should enter through the main entrance and proceed upstairs to the spectator area. 
  • Restrooms for spectators are located on the main level to the left of the Concession Stand.
  • There will be one (1) spectator per athlete allowed.  There will be COVID marshals monitoring both pool deck, lobby and spectator area to make sure that proper adherence to social distancing.
  • Parents shall have access to their swimmers and be able to observe them. Swimmers will not be allowed in the spectator area on the second floor.  Guardians may communicate with their swimmer in the lobby.  Please observe social distancing with other guardians.
  • ALL SPECTATORS, VOLUNTEERS, COACHES, OFFICIALS AND SWIMMERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN SWIMMERS ARE SWIMMING

 

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.

 

STARTING TIMES: Warm ups will start at 7:00 am.  Warm ups shall be 30 minutes each session and may be split if the average number of swimmers per lane is scheduled to exceed USA Swimming’s recommended number of athletes per lane.  The finalized warm up plan may be found at www.lakeerieswimming.com by December 16, 2020. The meet will start 15 minutes after the conclusion of the last warm up to allow for adequate sanitation of the pool area. There will be a 15-minute break between sessions to allow for adequate sanitation and egress of swimmers from the previous session.  No swimmer from a later session will be allowed on deck until all the swimmers from the previous session have left the pool deck.

 

ENTRY DEADLINE:  Entries, electronic or otherwise, will not be accepted before Monday, December 7, 2020 at 9:00 PM.  Entries will be taken on a first come first serve basis. It is suggested that you sync your computer time with the official U.S. time clock found at http://www.time.gov/ or www.time.is prior to submitting your entries. Deadline for submission of Hy-Tek/hard copy entries is December 9, 2020. Each session will be a maximum of 2 hours. The meet may close before the deadline if the sessions reach the maximum length so mail early.  Those who get closed out will be notified by email as soon as the session closes.  The host team reserves the right to enter its own swimmers into any available events in any session even if they have not achieved the qualifying times.  After December 9 deadline and if any session has not reached the 2 hour maximum time, the meet may open up to entries faster than the A cut time.  Coaches will be notified by email and entries will entered manually.

Email entries to:  [email protected].  Mail hard copying payment to TCAT c/o Nancy Veto 36295 Spicebush Ln.  Solon OH 44139

 

TEAM SUPERVISION:  Teams who are entering swimmers but will not have a coach at the meet should arrange ahead of time for another coach to supervise their athletes.  Swimmers without coach supervision must contact the Meet Director or Meet Referee to be assigned to a coach on deck.

 

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 https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/child-injury-prevention/resources/onlineconcussiontraining.   All coaches and officials are encouraged to take this training. It is your responsibility to take care of this requirement.

 

ENTRY FEES/ADMISSION/DIGITAL HEAT SHEET: $30 inclusive of THREE (3) events, admission for 1 spectator, digital heat sheet and $3 swimmer surcharge.  Additional $1.00 for any manual entries submitted.

 

ENTRY LIMITATIONS: Swimmers may enter up to 3 events/day.

 

DECK ENTRIES: Deck entries are NOT permitted

 

ELIGIBILITY:  Swimmers must be current athlete members of USA Swimming and Lake Erie Swimming. Coaches must be current coach members of USA Swimming and must check in on each day of the meet.  All coaches must display the deck pass (wristband) issued by the meet host.  Age as of the date of the meet December 20, 2020.

 

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 event listings.  Swimmers must be faster than B & slower than NAG A times as of the entry deadline.  The host team reserves the right to enter its own swimmers into any available events in any session even if they have not achieved the qualifying times.  If there are open slots after December 9’s deadline, the meet will open to entries faster than the A cut time.  No new heats will be created. 

 

PROOF OF TIME:  Swimmers may not compete in an event in which they are slower/faster than the listed time standard sas of the meet entry deadline.  Entry times are investigated after the meet if a protest is filed. 

 

SWIMMERS WITH A DISABILITY:  Qualifying times for 50-yard/meter events will be waived for swimmers with a disability.  Swimmers with a disability may enter an event (such as the 100 free) and swim it with a longer yardage event (such as the 200 free) provided his/her time for the lesser yardage event (100 free) is equal to or faster than the listed qualifying time for the longer yardage event (200 free).  Entries for swimmers with a disability should be handled in the following manner: (1) enter the swimmer in the Hy-Tek database (or on the regular entry form); (2) list in the email accompanying the Hy-Tek entry file (or on a separate sheet of paper) the name of the swimmer, the stroke(s)/distance(s) s/he wishes to swim, the entry times, the day/session s/he wishes to swim the event(s), and the manner in which s/he prefers to be seeded (with a longer distance or with a different age group); and (3) provide any information about special accommodations needed by the swimmer. The final determination of seeding will be made by the Meet Referee after consultation with the swimmer and his/her coach.

 

CONDUCT:  The meet will be conducted according to the rules set forth in the current USA Swimming Rules and Regulations and the Lake Erie Swimming Policy & Procedures.   Events will be contested in a 25-yard course.  All events are timed finals. The Lake Erie scratch rule (attached) will be in effect. The meet host reserves the right to combine/split sessions and events and/or limit the number of entries in one or more events order to control the length of the meet.  Teams will be notified by email of swimmers who are affected by such limits by December 10, 2020.  Such swimmers may either enter another event if space is available or receive a refund.

 

SEEDING & CHECK IN: All events will be pre-seeded.

 

CLERK OF COURSE:  A Clerk of Course will not be provided.

 

SCORING:  The meet will not be scored

 

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.

 

ADMISSION COST: Admission for one spectator per swimmer is included in the entry fee.

 

PARKING: Parking is free directly in front of the Rec Center.

 

CONCESSIONS:  There is no concession, vending machines nor water fountain available.  Please bring enough liquids for proper hydration.

 

RESULTS:  Results will not be posted on site. Teams may request a backup at the conclusion of the meet. If technology permits, the meet results will be available on Meet Mobile.

 

AWARDS: NONE

 

TIME TRIALS:  Time Trials will not be available.

 

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. Warm ups shall be 30 minutes each session and may be split if the average number of swimmers per lane is scheduled to exceed USA Swimming’s recommended number of athletes per lane. There should be only two swimmers behind the blocks during starts.  Swimmers should maintain social distancing while waiting to start. 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 15 minutes of a 30-minute warm-up shall be conducted as follows:

For a 6-lane pool:

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

(b)       Lanes 2 & 5 sprint lanes for racing starts from the starting block end of the pool, one length only and exiting the pool.

(c)       Lanes 3, 4, and 6 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 should follow the posted direction to return to the blocks. 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:  Deck changes are prohibited.

 

INITIAL 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.

 

OFFICIATING OPPORTUNITY – Anyone that is a USA Swimming certified official is welcome and encouraged to join the Lake Erie Swimming (LESI) officials in working this meet.  Please contact the meet director or the Lake Erie Officials Chair in advance of the meet if at all possible, to let either know of your availability. We are also looking for anyone that is interested in becoming an official, for more information please contact the Official’s Chair.

Meet Director’s name and email: Branden Burns, [email protected]

Official’s Chair: Bob Martens, [email protected]

 

NOTE:  Only athletes entered in the meet, working coaches, officials, and meet workers are allowed on deck.  Other non-participants are expected to remain in the spectator area.

 

MEET DIRECTOR:          BRANDEN BURNS             [email protected]_                                                                                                  
 

COVID MARSHAL:         JAMIE SANTAMARIA         [email protected]

              

ENTRY PERSON:            NANCY VETO                    [email protected]       

                                                                      

 

EVACUATION PLAN: In the event of an alarm or an emergency requiring an evacuation:

  • Remain calm
  • Do not gather belongings, just leave
  • Use nearest exit

Swimmers and Coaches

Follow EXIT SIGNS on the scoreboard end of the pool deck.

Spectators- Bleachers

Exit through EXIT SIGN on the balcony and walk down the stairs which lead to outside.

Locker rooms/Main Lobby

Exit through the pool emergency exit doors on the scoreboard end of the pool.

Admin:  Nancy Veto                              Starter:  Karla Whelan

Referee: Dave Brown                           Stroke and Turn:  Damon Kimak

 

 

 

 

2020 IMX/IMR Holiday Meet

Hosted by Twinsburg Competitive Aquatics Team

Sunday, December 20, 2020

 

WARM UP STARTS AT 7:00 AM. WARM UPS MAY BE SPLIT. SESSIONS MAY BE SPLIT OR COMBINED DEPENDING ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES.  FINALIZED WARM UP WILL BE AVAILABLE BY DECEMBER 16, 2020

 

10 and Under EVENTS

 

Girls

Event#

Qualifying Time

Must be slower than A but faster than B time

Age Group/Stroke

Qualifying Time

Must be slower than A but faster than B time

Boys

Event #

1

Faster than 1:53.99

slower than 1:24.09

10 and Under 100 Fly

Faster than 1:52.39

slower than 1:23.49

2

3

Faster than 53.29

slower than 41.79

10 and Under 50 Breast

Faster than 52.09

slower than 40.99

4

5

Faster than 1:42.59

slower than 1:20.79

10 and Under 100 IM

Faster than 1:39.39

slower than 1:19.49

6

7

Faster than 38.89

slower than 31.39

10 and Under 50 Free

Faster than 38.09

slower than 30.99

8

9

Faster than 1:41.99

slower than 1:19.29

10 and Under 100 Back

Faster than 1:40.19

slower than 1:19.19

10

11

Faster than 47.39

slower than 36.19

10 and Under 50 Fly

Faster than 45.69

slower than 35.39

12

13

Faster than 1:29.59

slower than 1:10.49

10 and Under 100 Free

Faster than 1:27.79

slower than 1:09.69

14

15

Faster than 46.99

slower than 36.69

10 and Under 50 Back

Faster than 47.69

slower than 37.09

16

17

Faster than 1:58.09

slower than 1:31.89

10 and Under 100 Breast

Faster than 1:53.59

slower than 1:30.19

18

19

Faster than 3:38.49

slower than 2:52.69

10 and Under 200 IM

Faster than 3:35.49

slower than 2:50.99*

20

21

Faster than 3:19.19

slower than 2:35.59

10 and Under 200 Free

Faster than 3:06.69

slower than 2:29.39

22

 

 

 

 

WARM UPS AND SUCCEEDING SESSIONS WILL BE POSTED ON THE LAKE ERIE WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-12 YEAR OLD EVENTS

Sessions may be combined depending on number of entries

30 minute Warm-ups will start after cleaning of pool

 

Girls

Event#

Qualifying Time

Must be slower than A but faster than B time

Age Group/Stroke

Qualifying Time

Must be slower than A but faster than B time

Boys

Event #

23

Faster than 1:25.09

slower than 1:11.49

11&12 100 Fly

Faster than 1:23.29

slower than 1:09.59

24

25

Faster than 43.09

slower than 36.89

11-12 50 Breast

Faster than 42.89

slower than 36.19

26

27

Faster than 1:24.39

slower than 1:12.29

11-12 100 IM

Faster than 1:20.89

slower than 1:09.09

28

29

Faster than 33.79

slower than 29.09

11-12 50 Free

Faster than 32.59

slower than 27.89

30

31

Faster than 1:25.19

slower than 1:11.79

11-12 100 Back

Faster than 1:22.19

slower than 1:09.29

32

33

Faster than 36.69

slower than 31.49

11-12 50 Fly

Faster than 37.09

slower than 31.19

34

35

Faster than 1:13.59

slower than 1:03.09

11- 12 100 Free

Faster than 1:10.99

slower than 1:00.89

35

37

Faster than 38.29

slower than 32.89

11-12 50 Back

Faster than 38.19

slower than 32.29

38

39

Faster than 1:34.39

slower than 1:20.39

11-12 100 Breast

Faster than 1:32.49

slower than 1:18.39

40

41

Faster than 3:00.69

slower than 2:34.89

11-12 200 IM

Faster than 2:57.59

slower than 2:30.89

42

43

Faster than 2:41.19

slower than 2:18.19

11-12 200 Free

Faster than 2:35.69

slower than 2:13.49

44

 

 

 

WARM UPS AND SUCCEEDING SESSIONS WILL BE POSTED ON THE LAKE ERIE WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 AND OVER EVENTS                                

Sessions may be combined depending on number of entries

30 minute Warm-ups will start after cleaning of pool

 

Girls

Event#

Qualifying Time

Must be slower than A but faster than B

Age Group/Stroke

Qualifying Time

Must be slower than A but faster than B

Boys

Event #

45

13-14: Faster than 2:51.49

           slower than 2:26.99

15&O: Faster than 2:48.19

           slower than 2:24.19

13&O 200 IM

13-14: Faster than 2:39.99

           slower than 2:17.19

15&O: Faster than 2:32.69

           slower than 2:10.89

46

47

13-14: Faster than 1:16.89

           slower than 1:05.99

15&O: Faster than 1:15.39

           slower than 1:04.59

13&O 100 Fly

13-14: Faster than 1:11.49

           slower than 1:01.29

15&O: Faster than 1:08.29

           slower than 58.59

48

49

13-14: Faster than 3:11.99

           slower than 2:44.59

15&O: Faster than 3:08.19

           slower than 2:41.29

13&O 200 Breast

13-14: Faster than 2:58.39

           slower than 2:32.89

15&O: Faster than 2:48.69

           slower than 2:24.59

50

51

13-14: Faster than 32.69

           slower than 27.99

15&O: Faster than 32.09

           slower than 27.49

13&O 50 Free

13-14: Faster than 29.99

           slower than 25.69

15&O: Faster than 28.89

           slower than 24.79

52

53

13-14: Faster than 1:17.19

           slower than 1:06.19

15&O: Faster than 1:15.39

           slower than 1:04.69

13&O 100 Back

13-14: Faster than 1:12.09

           slower than 1:01.79

15&O: Faster than 1:08.39

           slower than 58.59

54

55

13-14: Faster than 2:50.09

           slower than 2:25.79

15&O: Faster than 2:46.79

           slower than 2:22.89

13 & O 200 Fly

13-14: Faster than 2:38.29

           slower than 2:15.69

15&O: Faster than 2:31.39

           slower than 2:09.79

56

57

13-14: Faster than 1:10.79

           slower than 1:00.69

15&O: Faster than 1:09.59

           slower than 59.59

13 & O 100 Free

13-14: Faster than 1:05.59

           slower than 56.29

15&O: Faster than 1:02.89

           slower than 53.89

58

59

13-14: Faster than 2:47.29

           slower than 2:23.39

15&O: Faster than 2:44.09

           slower than 2:20.69

13 & O 200 Back

13-14: Faster than 2:37.09

           slower than 2:14.69

15&O: Faster than 2:29.89

           slower than 2:08.49

60

61

13-14: Faster than 1:28.69

           slower than 1:15.99

15&O: Faster than 1:26.89

           slower than 1:14.49

13&O 100 Breast

13-14: Faster than 1:21.39

           slower than 1:09.79

15&O: Faster than 1:17.59

           slower than 1:06.49

62

63

13-14: Faster than 2:33.19

           slower than 2:11.29

15&O: Faster than 2:29.89

           slower than 2:08.49

13 & O 200 Free

13-14: Faster than 2:22.99

           slower than 2:02.59

15&O: Faster than 2:17.29

           slower than 1:57.69

64

65

13-14: Faster than 6:05.79

           slower than 5:13.59

15&O: Faster than 5:57.59

           slower than 5:06.49

13 & Over 400 IM

13-14: Faster than 5:41.79

           slower than 4:52.99

15&O: Faster than 5:29.09

           slower than 4:42.09

66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 IMX/IMR Holiday Meet 

Hosted by Twinsburg Competitive Aquatics Team

Sunday, December 20, 2020

 

   Meet Entry Summary Page

 

 

 

Team Name: __________________________________________________________ Team Code: _______ LSC Code: _______

 

Contact Person: _____________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________

 

Email ____________________________________________________________________

 

Address: _________________________________________ City: _____________________ State: ________ Zip_______________

 

 

 

_______ (Total # of swimmers) X $30.00 (Entry fee) = $________________                        

 

 

_______ (Total # of swimmers) X $1.00 (handling fee for paper entries) $_____________           

 

 

TOTAL AMOUNT REMITTED:                              $______________________

 

 Swimmers will be without a coach on deck:

 Sun. am,  Sun p.m.

 I have arranged for my swimmer/s to be supervised by ___________________________________.

 

 

I VERIFY THAT EVERY SWIMMER LISTED ON THE ENCLOSED ENTRY FORM IS A REGISTERED ATHLETE MEMBER OF USA SWIMMING AND LAKE ERIE SWIMMING AND THAT EVERY COACH REPRESENTING OUR TEAM AT THIS MEET WILL BE A CURRENT COACH MEMBER OF USA SWIMMING.

 

SIGNED: _____________________________ (coach or member team representative). DATE: _________

 

Make checks payable to TCAT.

Please note: All entries submitted with this sheet should be covered by a single check. 

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF HY-TEK/HARD COPY IS  December 9, 2020. 

This sheet must accompany all entries including HY-TEK Meet Manager electronic entries, hard copy & check. 

Mail to: TCAT

             Nancy Veto

             36295 Spicebush Ln.

             Solon, OH 44139

 

 

LAKE ERIE SWIMMING, INC.

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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