USA Swimming- MAKO 2 Day Meet

Dec 12, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020
December, 2 2020


2020 Mako Holiday Spirit Classic akak A QUAD MeetDec. 1213, 2020

This will be an in-person meet. The number of swimmers will not exceed the facility capacity listed in this meet announcement.

Held under the sanction of USA Swimming Sanction #: OH21SC5

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.

As a condition of sanction, MAKOS agrees to comply and to enforce all COVID-19 health and safety mandates and guidelines (including face covering, social distancing and mass gatherings) of USA Swimming, Ohio Swimming, the State of Ohio, local jurisdictions and the MAKO Meet Plan detailed in this packet. Meets conducted in violation of these requirements and safety plans are subject to having the sanction revoked and will not be issued sanctions for future meets during the COVID-19 sanctioning period.

Location: Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center, Miami University 750 S. Oak St. Oxford, OH 45056

COVID Compliance Officer for the Meet John Mihevic   [email protected] 513-529-8155

12 and unders in the afternoon and

13 and up in the evening.

Timed finals. 

Order of Events:

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Makos  has taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our other guests, volunteers, and our athletes. Everyone must follow all posted instructions while attending this meet.

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 Ohio Swimming 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 herewith.

Facility Information

Facility Rules and Policies: All athletes, coaches and volunteers must have their temperatures checked prior to heading down to the pool deck. This will be done at the Athlete Check-in Table. 

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Facility Capacity

Due to the current COVID-19 environment and limited deck space at Miami University, MAKOS is strongly discouraging spectators at this time, however, there are many volunteer roles that will be required. We will continuously monitor the evolving guidelines pertaining to group size as it relates to COVID-19 and guidelines from various local and state agencies.

Makos encourage parents to volunteer during the swim meet to reduce the number of people in the facility.

POOL DECK: Planned total number of people on the pool deck area per session will not exceed 164 people and will be distributed as follows:

Swimmers: 130
Coaches: 8
Officials: 8 (includes deck officials and AO/scoring table personnel)

Volunteers on the pool deck: 12 (includes timers / runners / safety marshals) Lifeguards: 5-7


COVID Procedures / Information

Spectator Limitations and Protocols

Safety Marshal will have primary responsibility for maintaining guidelines.

yesThe stands will be used for athetes to permit more social distancing

Parental Access and Safe Sport Considerations for Athletes

Makos will provide a live stream  on their FACEBOOK PAGE so parents will have access to and/or opportunity to observe their swimmer. The Meet Safety Marshal as well as the MAKOS Safe Sport/COVID Coordinator will provide oversight for this.

Should a parent need to access a child who is on deck, the child will be brought to the parent at the pool door or in case of emergency, the parent may be escorted to the child. Makos will encourage parents to volunteer during the swim meet to reduce the number of people in the facility.

Organization Regulations

USA Swimming Rules

  • ·  At a sanctioned competitive event, all USA Swimming athletes must be under the supervision of a USA Swimming member coach. Arrangements for coach supervision must be made in advance of the meet.

  • ·  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 without the use of the backstroke ledge.

    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.

  • ·  The use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms.

  • ·  Use of cameras, cell phones or any other recording device is not permitted immediately behind the starting blocks at either end of the racing course(s) during race starts, competition and warm-ups. Please refer to the Safe Sport section of the Ohio Swimming, Inc. policies and procedures for further information regarding the use of visual recording devices.

  • ·  Deck changes are prohibited.

  • ·  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.

  • ·  Flash photography is not permitted at the start of any race.

  • ·  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.

Technical Suit Ban

Per USA Swimming Rule 102.8.1F, 12 & Under athletes may not compete in Technical Suits at this meet. A Technical Suit is one that has the following components:

  • ·  Any male or female suit with bonded or taped seams regardless of fabric or silhouette; or

  • ·  Any male or female suit with woven fabric extending to the knee or mid-thigh regardless of the seam type.

Ohio State Law

  • ·  Ohio’s Return to Play Law (ORC 3313.539 and ORC 3314.03) requires that coaches and referees either (1) complete a free online training once every three (3) years in recognizing the symptoms of concussion or (2) hold a pupil-activity program permit from the Ohio State Board of Education. Free online concussion training is offered through the National Federation of State High School Association and Centers of Disease Control. Training links can be found at under Safe Sport>Concussion.

  • ·  There will be the required number of certified lifeguard(s) on duty at all times at this meet per Ohio Administrative Code 3701-31-04-E-4.


COVID-19 Information

  • ·  Avoid getting closer than six (6) feet to anyone coughing or sneezing.

  • ·  Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that has 60-95% alcohol.

  • ·  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • ·  Cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash then wash your hands.

  • ·  Stay home if you are sick, and away from the pool and from fellow team members.

  • ·  FACE COVERINGS: All meet participants – coaches, officials, administrators, spectators, vendors and athletes (between events) must wear face coverings and comply with mandated social distancing and mass gathering rules.



  • ·  All contestants must be currently registered USA Swimming members. Registrations will not be accepted at the meet.

  • ·  Age on the first day of the meet will determine age for the entire meet.

  • ·  All adult athletes must hold current Athlete Protection Training certification.


Entry Limits Entry Fees:

  • ·  Swimmers may swim a maximum of 3 individual events per day.

  • ·  $5.00 per individual event.

  • ·  $8.00 per relay event.

  • ·  $5.00 OH LSC surcharge per swimmer.


  • ·  By entering this meet, you are granting permission for the names of any or all of your team’s swimmers to be published on the internet in the form of Psych Sheets, Meet Results, or any other documents associated with the running of this meet.

  • ·  All participants agree to be filmed and photographed by the host club approved photographer(s) and videographers and to allow the right to use names and pictures before, during, or after the meet such as in public psych sheets, heat sheets, and results or featured on the host club or OSI website or social media or in public broadcast of the event via television or webcast. Parents and guardians of minor swimmers who do not wish their swimmers to participate in interviews or have individual pictures featured on any media should inform their team’s head coach and the Meet Director prior to the meet.


Warm-up and Safety Guidelines:

  • ·  The meet host will provide a complete schedule of warm-up procedures to include lane assignments and times, which must be adhered to by all participants. This information will be distributed in advance of the meet.

  • ·  Warm-ups will be monitored jointly by the Meet Director and Meet Referee (or their special designees).

  • ·  Except during supervised racing starts, swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner with one hand in

    contact with the pool deck.

  • ·  Ohio LSC Swimming Safety Guidelines and Warn-Up Procedures will be in effect for this meet.

  • ·  No spectators allowed on deck or in the Aquatic Gallery

Competition Guidelines:

  • ·  This meet will be a timed finals meet.

  • ·  This meet will be contested in SCY.

  • ·  This meet will be pre-seeded. No deck entries will be accepted at the meet.

  • ·  No Clerk of Course will be available for 8 & Under events.

  • ·  NO RELAYS