GA Swimming Senior State

Dec 3, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021
December, 3 2021
Full Time Coaches, Head Coach



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Wil Bayer (404-545-1323) & Chris Davis Jr. (404-421-1771)


Ed Saltzman  [email protected]


Doug Kintz


Astrid De Leon


Cheryl Loprinzo   [email protected]


Wil Bayer & Chris Davis Jr.


Georgia Tech Aquatic Center

750 Ferst Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30332 404-385-7529

The meet will take place in the Georgia Tech Natatorium, a 25Y x 10 lane competition pool. The pool depth at the start and turn end is nine feet. An eight lane

25 yd warm-up/down pool will be available throughout the course of the meet. An Omega timing system and scoreboard will be used. The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4). The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming & Georgia Swimming.





Session 1

Session 3

Session 5




Friday, December 3

Saturday, December 4  

Sunday, December 5

Warmup: 7:30 am

Warmup: 9:00am

Warmup: 9:00am

Start: 9:00 am

Start: 10:30am

Start 10:30am

Session 2

Session 4



Friday, December 3

Saturday, December 4

Warmup: 5:00pm

Warmup: 5:00pm

Start: 6:00pm

Start: 6:00pm

Session 6



Sunday, December 5

Warmup: 5:00pm

Start: 6:00pm



Open to all swimmers registered with Georgia Swimming who have achieved the required qualifying time standard for an event entered each day since July 1, 2020 (see “Qualifying times” at end of meet information. Swimmers who have achieved the 1650 Free qualifying standard may enter the 1000 free and vice-versa.


No swimmer will be permitted to compete unless the swimmer is a member as provided in Article 302. On-deck athlete registrations will not be accepted during the meet.


Disabled Swimmers

All disabled swimmers must meet the PARA motivational times (below) in every event they wish to participate in the meet.

Coaches with disabled swimmers competing must notify the Meet Referee prior to the meet.

The meet referee may elect to have them swim the 50’s during the 100 able-body 100 events, 100’s during the 200 events, and 200’s during the 400/500 events, based on entry times.


  • All individual events will be conducted on a Preliminary and Final basis with the exception of the 1000/1650 Freestyle, which will be conducted as a timed final event.
  • The 1000 and 1650 freestyle will both be offered. Swimmers can choose to enter either one but not both. Heats will be swum fastest to slowest with one fastest heat each of women then men and then as mixed events but scored separately. All heats will be conducted at the end of Sunday’s Prelims. Two courses will be used – one for the 1650, and one for the 1000 (Note: if one event is completed well before the other then two courses may be used to complete the unfinished event). *Note – Positive check-in deadline for the 1000 and 1650 Freestyle is 9:30 AM on Sunday.
  • The 400 IM and 500 Freestyle preliminary heats will be seeded as follows: fastest two heats, circle seeded swum slowest to fastest followed by remaining heats swum fastest to slowest. Two courses will be used – one for women and one for men. *Note – Positive check—in deadline is 8:30am for 400IM and 9:30am for 500 free.
  • There may be a 10-minute break in prelims each day before the start of that day’s distance event (400 IM, 500 Free, 1000/1650 Free).
  • Championship, Consolation, and two Bonus heats (four heats in all) will be swum in all prelim/final events. Ten lanes will be used for all finals heats.
  • The order of the final’s heats will be D-C-B-A.
  • *Note – Those swimmers named as First and Second Alternate in each prelim/final event must stand by the starter at the beginning of the event for which they are named if they wish to swim. Alternates be placed in ANY vacant lane and swim exhibition.

Relay Events

  • All Relays will be conducted as Timed Final events.
  • Each team is limited to two entries of each gender for all 200 and 400 relays, and one entry per gender for the 800 free relay.
  • All 200 Free and 200 Medley Relays will be swum at the beginning of the Prelims sessions on Friday and Saturday, respectively. These events will be pre-seeded, and there is no positive check-in required.
  • All 800 Free relays will be swum at the end of the final’s session on Friday. Positive check-in required by 5:20 PM on Friday.
  • The 400 Freestyle relays will be swum at the end of the Finals session on Saturday. Positive check-in required by 5:20 PM on Saturday.
  • The 400 Medley relays will be swum at the end of the preliminary events on Sunday (prior to the distance events). Positive check-in required by 9:30 AM on Sunday.
  • Relay cards for any teams not having already designating the 4 swimmers in the original entry (or changed thereafter) must be submitted by the end of warm-up for the session in which they are contested.

In order to maintain a reasonable timeline and to regulate the continuity of the meet the Meet Director, in consultation with the Meet Management Committee (Meet Director, Senior Committee Chair, Meet Referee and Coach) reserves the right to make the final decisions on the following: Diver over starts; rest breaks; scheduling of Time Trial; other issues that affect the management, versus the conduct, of the meet.



  • Individual Event Entry Fee:  $12.00
  • Late Entry Fee: $24.00 (only swimmers already entered in events that session)
  • Time Trial Fee: $24.00 (attempting Futures cut or faster)
  • Relay Entry Fee: $24.00
  • Relay Late Entry Fee: $48.00
  • Swimmer Facility Surcharge: $21.00



Swimmers will be limited to competing in three (3) individual events per day plus relays. Any swimmer who competes in more than their daily limit will be disqualified from the last event(s) of that day. Swimmers who have qualified for an event in any preliminary session may swim one bonus event in the 50, 100 or 200y events in that session. Bonus events count towards daily event limit and must be designated as such on the entry.

Each team will be limited to two (2) relay team entries per event, except for the 800 Free Relays which will be limited to one entry per team.



All events will be seeded slow to fast except 800 Free relay which will be fast to slow and the distance individual events (400 up) which have specific seeding formats (above in “Meet Format” section.) 

 All events will be pre-seeded, with the exception of the 400 IM, 400 Free, 500/1000/1650 Free, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay, and 800 Free Relay. These events will require a positive check-in at the Clerk of Course according to the times shown under “Check-in.”

Any swimmers entered with “SCM,” or “LCM” qualifying time will be seeded below all swimmers with qualifying SCY times (YSL order). Bonus times will be seeded below qualified times in the same order.

Any swimmer entering the 1000 or 1650 Free based on their qualifying time in the other distance should be entered at the SCY time standard.


Time trials will be offered to those swimmers making an attempt to achieve sectional or above qualifying times. $24 per ind. Event, $48 per relay event.

Swimmers must be entered in the meet in at least one individual event.

Swimmers will be limited to no more than three-time trials for the meet, and each time trial will count against the three individual event limit per day for the day it is swum.

Time Trial events may be combined.

Swimmers intending to time trial after prelims must register with the Clerk of Course no later than 11 AM each day. Swimmers wishing to time trial after any final’s session should see the referee before the end of the affected finals session. All fees must be paid when the intention is filed. Cost is $24 per time trial.

Time Trials will be scheduled and conducted following the prelims each day and/or other convenient times as determined by the meet committee and shall be swum in the order listed under the meet program as follows:

  • Friday: Friday Events/Saturday Events/Sunday Events
  • Saturday: Saturday Events/Sunday Events/Friday Events
  • Sunday: Sunday Events/Friday Events/Saturday Events

Time Trial check-in closes at 11AM. Additions after deadline are at the discretion of the Meet Referee.



In order to be seeded into the deck-seeded events, swimmers and relay teams must check-in with the Clerk of Course by the times shown below.


  • 8:30 AM for the 400 IM and late entries
  • 10:00 AM for time trials held after prelims. See meet referee with requests for time trials after finals.
  • 5:20pm for the 800 Free Relay


  • 9:30 AM for the 500 Free and late entries
  • 10:00 AM for time trials held after prelims. See meet referee with requests for time trials after finals.
  • 5:20 PM for the 400 Free Relays (All conducted in Finals)


  • 9:30 AM for the 400 Medley Relays.
  • 9:30 AM for 1000 Free and 1650 Free
  • 10:00 AM for time trials held after prelims. See meet referee with requests for time trials after finals.


Friday, November 26 at 6:00 pm.

  • Swimmers entered in the meet that are only competing as members of relay teams must be entered with all other participants for the purpose of verifying USA Swimming registration. Their names and USA Swimming registration numbers should be submitted on the hard copy as relay-only swimmers.
  • A completed and signed ‘Entry Summary and Liability Release Form’ and a signed copy of the entries must be received before the entries are considered complete. Swimmers and Teams cannot participate until their entries are complete.
  • Email entries should include an attachment representing the Hy-Tek Entry File; an attachment in Word or PDF format of those same Hy-Tek entries.
  • Submit Email entries to Cheryl Loprinzo ( [email protected] )
  • Checks/waivers and hard copies of meet entries should be mailed to:

SwimAtlanta – Megan Davis

Senior State Championships

5059 Post Road

Cumming, GA 30040

*please sign signature waiver for all overnight deliveries.


On site late entries will be permitted only if open lanes are available and will be seeded with the Qualifying Time for that event. No additional heats will be created. In deck-seeded events the original entries will be seeded, and late entries placed in empty lanes resulting from that seeding. Late entry fees will be doubled for individual and relay events. Coaches late entering swimmers on site who were not previously entered and cleared by the registration chair must have proof of USAS registration for each late entering swimmer (Deck Pass acceptable). Late entries will be accepted up until 30 minutes prior to the start of the affected session.


Swimmers who enter this state championship meet must have achieved a time equal to or faster than the qualifying standard for each event entered since July 1st, 2020 through Friday, Nov. 26th, 2021. The final results for each event will be reviewed by the designated Representative appointed by the LSC Chair to determine each swimmer’s eligibility for this meet. If a swimmer fails to achieve the qualifying standard at this meet and cannot prove that he/she achieved the qualifying standard before the entry deadline, then Georgia Swimming, Inc. will invoke a fine of $50.00 against the team of said swimmer, or against the swimmer if unattached, for each non-qualifying time, INCLDING ANY BONUS SWIMS THAT SESSION. The SWIMS database will be the sole source document used to verify proof of time for this meet. Failure to pay as prescribed by Georgia Swimming Rules and Regulations 7.2, Inc. will result in the barring of said team/individual from participating in any meets until such time as the fine is paid in full. Make checks payable to “Georgia Swimming.” Proof of times is not required for relays.