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2021 MTKA Gold Rush Meet

Apr 10, 2021 - Apr 11, 2021
March, 29 2021
April 4, 2021
(this is a team hosted event)


2021 MTKA Gold Rush Meet

Saturday-Sunday, April 9-10, 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, Minnetonka Aquatics Center, 17000 Lake Street Ext. Minnetonka, MN 55345 

Meet Type: 

2 day, 2 session meet with 1 sessions per day. This meet is for swimmers with 3 or more Gold times.

Saturday & Sunday Morning sessions are for all swimmers.

Participants / Eligibility: 

This meet is for swimmers with more than 3 Gold times. This meet will be pre-seeded, and no deck entries will be allowed.


$9.00 per splash

Meet Schedule:

Sat & Sun Morning Sessions:

Doors Open: 7:30AM

Warmups: 7:40-8:55AM

Meet Start: at 9:00AM

Entry Deadline / Limitations:

Deadline to signup is on Monday, March 29.

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


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


None. No spectators, no bathroom use unless an emergency. Lockerrooms are going to be available in a highly limited capacity- and no showers available.

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 up to 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 team area. 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:

Saturday Morning: 12&Under   Sunday Morning: 12&Under
1 Mixed 12&U 100 Fly   19 Mixed 11-12 200 Back
2 Mixed 12&U 50 Breast   20 Mixed 12&U 50 Fly
3 Mixed 12&U 100 Back   21 Mixed 12&U 100 Free
4 Mixed 12&U 50 Free   22 Mixed 12&U 100 Breast
5 Mixed 12&U 100 IM   23 Mixed 11-12 200 Fly
6 Mixed 11-12 200 Breast   24 Mixed 12&U 50 Back
7 Mixed 12&U 200 Free   25 Mixed 12&U 200 IM
8 Mixed 11-12 1000 Free   26 Mixed 9-12 500 Free
9 Mixed 11-12 400 IM   27 Mixed 11-12 1650 Free


Saturday Afternoon: Open   Sunday Afternoon: Open
10 Mixed Open 100 Fly   28 Mixed 11&O 200 Back
11 Mixed 13&U 50 Breast   29 Mixed 13&U 50 Fly
12 Mixed Open 100 Back   30 Mixed Open 100 Free
13 Mixed Open 50 Free   31 Mixed Open 100 Breast
14 Mixed Open 100 IM   32 Mixed 11&O 200 Fly
15 Mixed 11&O 200 Breast   33 Mixed 13&U 50 Back
16 Mixed Open 200 Free   34 Mixed Open 200 IM
17 Mixed 11&O 1000 Free   35 Mixed 9&O 500 Free
18 Mixed 11&O 400 IM   36 Mixed 11&O 1650 Free
*11-13 and 13&under events are ONLY for 13 yr old swimmers turning 13 after March 10th, 2021. All other ages as labeled are allowed to swim.