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Event

TCAT LC Age Group Meet

May 8, 2021
April, 25 2021
May 6, 2021
(this is a team hosted event)
2020-2021

Description

 

 2021 TCAT LC Age Group and Open Swim Meet

Hosted by Twinsburg Competitive Aquatics Team

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Held under USA Swimming Sanction #   TT #LE

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 agrees to comply and to enforce all health and safety mandates and guidelines of USA Swimming, LE, the State of Ohio and Ashtabula County (local jurisdiction).

 

LOCATION SPIRE INSTITUTE Aquatic Center, 5201 Spire Circle, Geneva, 44041. Take 90 to Exit 218.

 

POOL:   50 meters by 10 lanes, Colorado electronic timing and scoreboard; spacious locker rooms, deck area, and spectator section; continuous warm-up available.  The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C (4). The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming.  An adjacent 25-yard pool is available for continuous warm-up and warm-down.  Men’s and Women’s locker rooms are off the pool deck but are not accessible to parents during the meet.  Colorado timing system and scoreboard are available.

 

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.

 

COVID PROTOCOLS: 

  • All local health and safety protocols will be followed.
  • 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.
  • SPIRE health screening must be filled out and signed by all swimmers, volunteers, officials, and spectators DAILY. A parent/guardian must sign the waiver for those swimmers under the age of 18.  Go on-line @ https://spirecovidform.paperform.co/  or scan the attached QR code to fill out the health screening.  A confirmation screen or email sent after filling out the form must be shown at the health screening station.  This form MUST be filled out every day of the competition.  For athletes without access to an email or mobile device, they will be required to bring a printed copy of the confirmation email to the health screening station.
  • A locker room 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. 1 swimmer at a time to communicate with a coach, while maintaining social distance. 
  • 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 second-floor hallway outside of the balcony seating.
  • 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:

Saturday: Morning session (10 & Under & 11-12 Age Groups) warm-up will be 7:45 – 8:30 a.m.  Warm-up will be split by gender, age group or team if the average number of swimmers per lane is scheduled to exceed 15 swimmers per lane, into a minimum of two groups, in which case warm-up shall be a minimum of thirty minutes each.

Afternoon warm-up (13-14 and 15 & Over Age Groups) will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of the time trials.  Warm-ups will be 45 minutes.  Warm-up will be split by gender, age group or team if the average number of swimmers per lane is scheduled to exceed 15 per lane swimmers per lane Estimated afternoon start times will be posted on www.lakeerieswimming.com  by Wednesday May 5, 2021.

 

ENTRY DEADLINE:  Entries will open for LE teams on Friday April 23, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.  Entries for all other districts will open on Monday April 26, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.  Entries will NOT be accepted early. It is suggested that you sync your computer time with the official U.S. time clock found at http://www.time.gov/ prior to submitting your entries.

The due date for entries, electronic or otherwise, is Saturday May 1, 2021.  The meet will be closed before the entry deadline if the sessions are estimated to be at four hours or swimmer count is at capacity, so submit early Hard copy, meet summary sheet and check must be received within five days of the receipt of the electronic file or by Wednesday, May 5, 2021, whichever comes first.  Failure to submit the hard copy, summary sheet and payment or to make alternate arrangements with the meet director before the deadline will result in said entry being removed from the meet.  Please DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE copies of your entry.  If multiple entry files are received, they will be considered revised files and will be entered by the most recent date and time.  Email entries to:  [email protected].  Mail hard copy and payment to TCAT c/o Nancy Veto 36295 Spicebush Ln.  Solon OH 44139

Entries will be accepted and entered as they are received. Phone entries will not be accepted. ONLY UNATTACHED SWIMMERS WILL BE ACCEPTED INDIVIDUALLY. 

 

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: Individual events $6.00 plus a $3.00 LESI swimmer surcharge.  Relays are $12.  There is a $2.00/swimmer handling fee for entries not furnished in an electronic file.  Make checks payable to TCAT.  Mail hard copies and fees to: Nancy Veto 36295 Spicebush Ln.  Solon OH 44139.  The $6.00 event fee includes admission for up to (1) spectator per swimmer. 

 

ENTRY LIMITATIONS: Swimmers may compete in 4 individual events/day exclusive of relays.   Time trials do not count towards the 4-event limit. 

 

DECK ENTRIES: Deck entries will NOT be accepted.

 

ELIGIBILITY:  Swimmers must be current athlete members of USA 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.  On deck USA Swimming athlete registration will not be available.  Age is as of the first day of the meet, May 8, 2021.   

 

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: THERE ARE NO QUALIFYING TIMES FOR THIS MEET.  Please enter an estimate for entries that do not have times in long course meters. 

 

SWIMMERS WITH A DISABILITY:  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 50-meter pool.  All Events are timed finals.  All 50s will start at the shallow (scoreboard) end of the pool; all remaining events, including time trials, will start at the deep (diving board) end of the pool.  The meet host reserves the right to combine/split sessions and events and/or limit the number of entries in one or more events to control the length of the meet and the athlete count.   If sessions are combined, time trials will follow the combined session. 

 

SEEDING & CHECK IN: This is a pre-seeded meet. Heat and lane assignments will be sent out prior to the meet. In accordance with 102.1.4, events may be seeded together but scored separately. There is no penalty for failing to show up for an event.

 

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

 

Swimmers without coach supervision must contact the Meet Director or Meet Referee to be assigned to a coach on deck.

 

SCORING:  Meet will not be scored.

 

AWARDS:           None

 

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:  Included with individual entry fee.  (1) spectator per swimmer will be permitted.

 

DIGITAL HEAT SHEETS:  Digital heat sheets will be emailed to team entry chairs/coaches prior to the meet.  Heat sheets will NOT be available at the meet. The meet will also be on Meet Mobile by Friday May 7, 2021.

 

 

RESULTS:  Will be posted on www.lakeerieswimming.com.  Teams may request a backup at the conclusion of the meet

 

PARKING:  There will be no charge for parking. Parking will be located on the East and South sides of the Aquatics building.

 

TIME TRIALS:  Time trials will be held in between the AM and PM sessions at $12 per event. There will be a 30-minute warm up before the start of time trials. Swimmers may enter up to two (2) time trial events.  Time trial events should be included with your original Hytek entry as on-deck registration for time trials will NOT be available.  All time trials will be preseeded. 

 

Swimmers do NOT need to enter the other sessions to participate in time trials; there will be a $3.00 LESI surcharge if a swimmer is only entering the time trial session. 

 

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.  All entry into the pool for warm-up is 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 20 minutes of a 45 minute warm-up shall be conducted as follows:

(a)       Lanes 0 & 9 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 1 & 8 sprint lanes for racing starts from the starting block end of the pool, one length only and exiting the pool

(c)       Lanes 2-7 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 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: Kirtis Huelsman    [email protected]            

Official’s Chair:  Bob Martens   [email protected]

 

COACHES:  Please indicate the number of coaches who will be attending on the meet summary page.  If needed, a coach meetings will be held.

 

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

 

MEET DIRECTOR:          KIRTIS HUELSMAN              [email protected]                                                                                             

 

COVID MARSHAL:          BRANDEN BURNS             [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 will either be directed to the internal south building hallway adjacent to the locker rooms, or evacuated in accordance with the facility emergency action plan. Spectators will be evacuated in accordance with the facility emergency action plan.

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Geneva Police: 911

Geneva non-emergency: 440-466-1002

Two emergency phones are available on deck on the south and east walls.

 

 

 

 

TCAT LC Age Group and Open Swim Meet

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday AM - 7:45 Warm-Up, 8:35 meet start

(Timed Finals)

 May 8, 2021

 

Girls #

Age Group/Stroke

Boys #

 

10 & Under

 

1

100 free

2

5

50 breast

6

9

100 breast

10

13

50 fly

14

17

100 fly

18

21

50 back

22

25

100 back

26

29

50 free

30

 

11 & 12

 

3

100 free

4

7

50 breast

8

11

100 breast

12

15

50 fly

16

19

100 fly

20

23

50 back

24

27

100 back

28

31

50 free

32

 

12 & Under

 

33

200 Free Relay

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday PM

Estimated warm-up times will be posted on lakeerieswimming.com by Wednesday May 5, 2021

Meet will begin 50 minutes after the start of warm-ups.   (Timed Finals) 

May 8, 2021

 

Girls #

Age Group/Stroke

Boys #

 

13-14

 

35

100 free

36

39

50 breast

40

43

100 breast

44

47

50 fly

48

51

100 fly

52

55

50 back

56

59

100 back

60

63

50 free

64

 

15 & Over

 

37

100 free

38

41

50 breast

42

45

100 breast

46

49

50 fly

50

53

100 fly

54

57

50 back

58

61

100 back

62

65

50 free

66

 

OPEN

 

67

200 Free Relay

68

 

 

 

Time Trials

 

 

101

200 Mixed Open Butterfly

102

200 Mixed Open Backstroke

103

200 Mixed Open Breaststroke

104

200 Mixed Open IM

105

400 Mixed Open Free

106

400 Mixed Open IM

 

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