New Canaan Winter Invitational (AG/JR/NAT/SEN ONLY)

Jan 29, 2022 - Jan 30, 2022
January, 14 2022
Age Group,Junior,National,Senior ([* ALL Locations *])


New Canaan Winter Invitational @ New Canaan YMCA

January 29-30, 2022

564 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06811



MEET FORMAT: OPEN. The meet will be swum as Prelim-Final [TOP 18 makes finals]

  • Failure to Compete in Finals: Any swimmer qualifying for any heat of finals who fails to compete and who has not been scratched will be barred from all further competition in the meet. A declared false start or deliberate delay of meet is not permitted and will be regarded as a failure to compete. Exceptions for Failure to Compete in Finals: No penalty shall apply for failure to compete in finals if 1. The Referee is notified in the event of injury or illness and accepts the proof thereof. 2. A swimmer qualifying for a final heat based on the results of preliminarily notifying the announcer within 30 minutes after the announcement of qualifiers that he may not intend to compete and confirms his final intentions within 30 minutes following his last individual preliminary event. 3. It is determined by the Referee that failure to compete is caused by circumstances beyond the control of the swimmer.

WAIVER: All participants and spectators must sign the Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement. The Waiver that you have signed for entry into the YMCA is the only waiver that we need.

Weather: Friday and Saturday look like it could be bad. I am hopeful this will not be the case, but I am working on contingency plans and will let you know the plan if we need to switch gears. I need to discuss with officials to see options.  

BEFORE ENTERING FACILITY or WHAT TO BRING: Swimmers must arrive in their swimsuits and have a mask on. Swimmers will enter through the side doors that access the Valles Pool. Upon arrival, all swimmers will be given a pump of hand sanitizer that they are to use. Swimmers will maintain social distancing and keep their masks on until it is time for their individual heat. 

FACILITY RULES: - Swimmers will be dropped off at the side entrance that leads directly to the Valles Pool. - Social Distancing will be enforced. - All Swimmers must enter with a mask on and keep the mask on until it is time for their warmup or heat.

LOCKER ROOMS:  Locker rooms will be open.  

Livestream: The meet will be live-streamed on Zoom. Zoom links will be sent out the week of the swim meet. 

ENTRY LIMITATIONS: 3 event limit for both Saturday and Sunday. 

ENTRY FEES: Electronic entries: $8.00 for individual events. 

PARKING:  Saxe Middle School in New Canaan. (School right next to the YMCA) all day. Parents are to drop off swimmers at the side parking lot and then park. Swimmers are to come into the pool using the side door. Swimmers will wait outside for their respective age group.

Spectators:  We will allow spectators, but we are asking to only allow two per person. I understand this is impossible to police. Spectators will be asked to always wear masks. 

Concessions/Hospitality/Heat Sheets: We will have all of these. Concessions will be in the observation deck and will be open during prelims and finals. Heat sheets will be available for purchase for $3.  

Chairs: We are allowing folding chairs. We will still have the benches on deck but there are a lot of swimmers coming and they will not all fit on the benches. Please let them know we are allowing the folding chairs, but the areas where they sit need to be cleaned and the chairs not left.   

Food: No food on Deck. 

Glass: NO glass under any circumstances.  



Session 1: Check-in 7:15am // Warmup 7:30-8:00 am, Lanes 1-6 // Begins-9:00 AM, ends around 12:00pm

Session 2 [FINALS Top 18]: Check-in 4:00pm // Warmup 4:15-5:15pm, 5:15-5:30pm Specific Warm Up –Lanes 1/6 Pace, Lanes 2/3/5 Starts, Lane 4 Open // Begins- 5:30 PM, ends around 7:00pm

Session 3: Check-in 7:15am // Warmup 7:30-8:00 am, Lanes 1-6 // Begins-9:00 AM, ends around 12:00pm

Session 4 [FINALS  Top 18]: Check-in 4:00pm // Warmup 4:15-5:15pm,  5:15-5:30pm Specific Warm Up  –Lanes 1/6 Pace, Lanes 2/3/5 Starts, Lane  4 Open // Begins- 5:30 PM, ends around 7:00pm