MARS 13th Annual Bill Nixon Memorial
Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming
13th Annual Bill Nixon Memorial
June 17-20, 2021
Venue: Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center 1750 Duncan Lane Lewisville, Texas 75067
SAFE SPORT: Due to COVID-19 we are not allowing spectators in the building during the competition. All facility doors will be open but we ask you do not congregate at the gates. We will be live streaming the event to give parents and guardians an opportunity to watch their athlete compete. Link for the live stream will be published on the MARS website and sent to teams a few days before the meet begins.
Meet Format: This is a Prelims-Finals meet for all age-groups except for relays, Thursday events, and the 800 Free. All Relays will swim in Prelims. The meet host reserves the right to run chase starts in prelims. All 10 & Under and 11-12 100 and 200 meter events will swim the top 8 qualifiers from Prelims in Finals. All 50 meter 10 & under and 11-12 events will swim the top 16 qualifiers from prelims in finals. 13-14 and 15 & Over events will swim the top 16 qualifiers from Prelims in Finals. The A heat of Finals will swim first and then followed by the B heat.
Relays: Relays must be entered with the team entries. All relays will be conducted as Timed Finals during the Prelim sessions. All relays will start from the same end of the pool as designated by the meet referee.
800 Freestyle: Limited to the fastest 32 female and 32 male swimmers after the check in deadline of 6:30pm on Saturday June 19, 2021. Swimmers can enter the 800 Freestyle with the 800 LCM, 1500 LCM, 1000 SCY, or 1650 SCY time. Swimmers will be seeded in the following order 800M,1000Y, 1500M, 1650Y. Those swimmers that do not make the top 32 after check in will receive a refund for the entry. Swimmers that are in the top 32 after check in and scratch or no show the event will not receive a refund. Given the current and changing restrictions due to COVID, and in consideration of the health and safety of athletes, officials, and volunteers, MARS reserves the right add chase starts, to flight the meet and/or add venues to safely accommodate the number of swimmers.
Scratching: Scratches for all final events is required as outlined in the current USA Swimming rules 207.11.6D and 207.11.6E. Scratching for all Preliminary events is required prior to the deadlines stated below. Failure to scratch an event counts as one of your seven (7) events for the meet.
Qualifying Times: All 10 & Under and 11-12 swimmers must have achieved the “A” time from the 2021-2024 National AgeGroup Motivational Times to enter an event. 13-14 swimmers must have achieved the “AA” time from the 2021-2024 National Age-Group Motivational Times to enter an event. Qualifying time for the 15 & Over events are the 15-16 “AA: times from the 2021-2024 National Age-Group Motivational Times.
Restrictions: Number of Events: Swimmers may compete in a maximum of 3 individual events per day and 1 relay event per day. Swimmers may enter and compete in a maximum of 7 individual events for the entire meet. Teams may enter a maximum of 4 relays per event. Relay Entries: Teams may enter a maximum of 4 relays per event.
Entry Deadline: All entries shall be received, not later than 12:00 PM Central Time, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Entries will open on Saturday, May 1, 2021. All entries must be submitted through USA Swimming’s Online Meet Entry System.
Entry Fees: $14.00 per individual event and $15.00 per relay event. There is a $30.00 athlete surcharge. $3.00 of each athlete surcharge will go to North Texas Swimming. $2.00 of each athlete surcharge will go to the Bill Nixon Scholarship Fund.