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Event

2021 MTKA Last Chance Koala-fier

Mar 5, 2021 - Mar 7, 2021
February, 24 2021
March 2, 2021
(this is a team hosted event)

Description

2021 MTKA Last Chance Koala-fier

Friday-Sunday, March 5-7, 2021


Meet Information:

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: 

Three day, seven session meet with 1 session Friday, 3 sessions Saturday, 3 sessions Sunday. This meet is for swimmers of all abilities.

Friday session is for 11&over swimmers

Saturday & Sunday Morning sessions are for 12&under swimmers, we specifically recommend these sessions for 11-12 swimmers with mostly silver times or below. 

Saturday & Sunday Afternoon sessions are for 11-14 yr old swimmers, we specifically recommend these sessions for 11-12 swimmers with mostly gold times or faster, and 13-14 swimmers with mostly silver times or below. 

Saturday & Sunday Evening sessions are for 13&Over swimmers, we specifically recommend these sessions for 13-14 swimmers with mostly gold times or faster. 

Participants / Eligibility: 

All swimmers are eligible. This meet will be pre-seeded, and no deck entries will be allowed.

Fees:

$9.00 per splash

Meet Schedule:

Friday Evening Session (1): Warm-ups 4:05PM to 5:20PM, meet starts at 5:30PM

Sat & Sun Morning Sessions (2&5): 7:20-8:20AM, Meet starts at 8:30AM

Sat & Sun Afternoon Sessions (3&6): Doors will open 15 minutes after the scheduled finish of the last event in the previous session, a 60 minute warm-up will begin 10 minutes after the doors open, and the meet will start 10 minutes after the completion of warm-up.

Sat & Sun Evening Sessions (4&7): Doors will open 15 minutes after the scheduled finish of the last event in the previous session, a 75 minute warm-up will begin 10 minutes after the doors open, and the meet will start 10 minutes after the completion of warm-up. 

Entry Deadline / Limitations:

Deadline to signup is on Wednesday February 24, 2021. 

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 locker rooms, 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.

Meet warmup will likely occur in three 25 minute sessions but may change at the Meet Director's discretion

Each Warm-up group will have up to 40 athletes (up to 5 swimmers per lane).

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.

We plan to use a 150 second heat interval.

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:

 ***For Ease of viewing the Order of Events have also been attached to this event as a PDF

Please avoid entering swimmers in the 400 IM and 500 Free as much as possible, and have them swim those races on Friday if possible! If you need to enter a swimmer in these races, please be flexible if we ask to move entries to make heats. Ex. Event 20 has 12 entries, and Event 45 has 3 entries- we ask you remain flexible to move those 3 entries to 20 to save time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Friday Evening: 11&Over

1 Mixed 11&O 500 Free
2 Mixed 11&O 400 IM
3 Mixed 11&O 1650 Free

 

Saturday Morning: 12&Under
Recommended for 11-12 Silver & below
4 Mixed 12&U 100 Fly
5 Mixed 12&U 50 Breast
6 Mixed 12&U 100 Back
7 Mixed 12&U 50 Free
8 Mixed 12&U 100 IM
9 Mixed 11-12 200 Breast
10 Mixed 12&U 200 Free
11 Mixed 11-12 *400 IM

 

Saturday Afternoon: 11-14yrs
Recommended for 11-12 Gold+, 13-14 Silv-
12 Mixed 11-14 100 Fly
13 Mixed 11-14 50 Breast
14 Mixed 11-14 100 Back
15 Mixed 11-14 50 Free
16 Mixed 11-14 100 IM
17 Mixed 11-14 200 Breast
18 Mixed 11-14 200 Free
19 Mixed 11-14 1000 Free
20 Mixed 11-14 *400 IM

 

Saturday Evening: 13&over
Recommended for 13-14 Gold+
21 Mixed 13&O 100 Fly
22 Mixed 13&O 50 Free
23 Mixed 13&O 100 IM
24 Mixed 13&O 200 Breast
25 Mixed 13&O 200 Free
26 Mixed 13&O 1000 Free
27 Mixed 13&O *500 Free
28 Mixed 13&O *400 IM

 

Sunday Morning: 12&Under
Recommended for 11-12 Silver & below
29 Mixed 11-12 200 Back
30 Mixed 12&U 50 Fly
31 Mixed 12&U 100 Free
32 Mixed 12&U 100 Breast
33 Mixed 11-12 200 Fly
34 Mixed 12&U 50 Back
35 Mixed 12&U 200 IM
36 Mixed 9-12 *500 Free

 

Sunday Afternoon: 11-14yrs
Recommended for 11-12 Gold+, 13-14 Silv-
37 Mixed 11-14 200 Back
38 Mixed 11-14 50 Fly
39 Mixed 11-14 100 Free
40 Mixed 11-14 100 Breast
41 Mixed 11-14 200 Fly
42 Mixed 11-14 50 Back
43 Mixed 11-14 200 IM
44 Mixed 11-14 *500 Free
45 Mixed 11-14 *400 IM

 

Sunday Evening: 13&over
Recommended for 13-14 Gold+
46 Mixed 13&O 200 Back
47 Mixed 13&O 100 Free
48 Mixed 13&O 100 Breast
49 Mixed 13&O 200 Fly
50 Mixed 13&O 200 IM
51 Mixed 13&O 100 Back
52 Mixed 13&O *500 Free
53 Mixed 13&O *400 IM

 

*500 Free & 400 IM if there is a demand for it
This is in the meet info so we can have it if NEED BE, but only if NEEDED

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