2022 OH PCY Spring Senior Open

May 20, 2022 - May 22, 2022
May, 10 2022


2022 OH PCY Spring Senior Open

 May 20, 21, 22, 2022

Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA 9601 Winton Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45231

ORDER of EVENTS:  /ohsfymca/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/pcy-senior-open-order-of-events_040477.pdf

Friday, May 20, 2022>Warm ups 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Meet starts at 4:40 pm

Saturday, May 21> Warm ups 7:30 am - 8:30 am. Meet starts at 8:40 am.

Sunday, May 22 >Warm ups 7:30 am - 8:30 am. Meet starts at 8:40 am.


Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA  has taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our other guests, volunteers, and our athletes. Everyone must follow all posted instructions while attending this meet.
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 Ohio Swimming 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 herewith.

Organization Regulations/Waivers

USA Swimming Rules

  • At a sanctioned competitive event, all USA Swimming athletes must be under the supervision of a USA Swimming member coach. Arrangements for coach supervision must be made in advance of the meet.

  • 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 without the use of the backstroke ledge. 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.

  • The use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms.

  • Use of cameras, cell phones or any other recording device is not permitted immediately behind the starting blocks at either end of the racing course(s) during race starts, competition and warm-ups. Please refer to the Safe Sport section of the Ohio Swimming, Inc. policies and procedures for further information regarding the use of visual recording devices.

  • Deck changes are prohibited.

  • 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.

  • Flash photography is not permitted at the start of any race.

  • 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.

Technical Suit Ban

Per USA Swimming Rule 102.8.1F, 12 & Under athletes may not compete in Technical Suits at this meet. A Technical Suit is one that has the following components:

  • Any male or female suit with bonded or taped seams regardless of fabric or silhouette; or

  • Any male or female suit with woven fabric extending to the knee or mid-thigh regardless of the seam type.

Ohio State Laws that are applicable to Ohio Swimming sanctioned events

  • Ohio’s Return to Play Law (ORC 3313.539 and ORC 3314.03) requires that coaches and referees either (1) complete a free online training once every three (3) years in recognizing the symptoms of concussion or (2) hold a pupil-activity program permit from the Ohio State Board of Education. Free online concussion training is offered through the National Federation of State High School Association and Centers of Disease Control. Training links can be found at under Safe Sport>Concussion.

  • There will be the required number of certified lifeguard(s) on duty at all times at this meet per Ohio Administrative Code 3701-31-04-E-4.


COVID-19 Information

  • Avoid getting closer than six (6) feet to anyone coughing or sneezing.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that has 60-95% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash then wash your hands.

  • Stay home if you are sick, and away from the pool and from fellow team members.

  • FACE COVERINGS: All meet participants – coaches, officials, administrators, spectators, vendors and athletes (between events) must wear face coverings and comply with mandated social distancing and mass gathering rules.


  • By entering this meet, you are granting permission for the names of any or all of your team’s swimmers to be published on the internet in the form of Psych Sheets, Meet Results, or any other documents associated with the running of this meet.

  • All participants agree to be filmed and photographed by the host club approved photographer(s) and videographers and to allow the right to use names and pictures before, during, or after the meet such as in public psych sheets, heat sheets, and results or featured on the host club or OSI website or social media or in public broadcast of the event via television or webcast. Parents and guardians of minor swimmers who do not wish their swimmers to participate in interviews or have individual pictures featured on any media should inform their team’s head coach and the Meet Director prior to the meet.

Entering the Meet


  • The meet is open to athletes 13 years of age and older.

  • All contestants must be currently registered USA Swimming members. Registrations will not be accepted at the meet.

  • All adult athletes must hold current Athlete Protection Training certification.

  • Age on the first day of the meet will determine age for the entire meet.

Disability Swimmers:

  • Ohio Swimming welcomes swimmers with a disability.

  • Entry Procedures:

    1. Enter the USA-S swimmers with a disability electronically or on the paper entry form.
    2. Provide the grouping the swimmer is identified under (P1, P2, P3) and any necessary accommodations.
    3. List in the email with the electronic entry (or on the paper entry) the swimmer’s name, entry times, based on

    grouping (P1, P2, P3) strokes/distances and days/sessions.

  • Preferred seeding is in the swimmer’s age group entered event at the same distance with their equivalent non-

    conforming time to ensure seeding in the initial heats.

  • See the Ohio Swimming Policy Book for Grouping descriptions (P1, P2, P3).

Entry Limits Entry Fees:

  • Swimmers may swim a maximum of Three (3) individual events per day.

  • $5 per individual event.

  • $8 per relay event.

  • $5 OH LSC surcharge per swimmer.

Awards: • There will be no awards at this meet.
• Results will not be posted during the meet.



USA Swimming and should be prepared to show proof of current USA Swimming membership.

All persons acting in any coaching capacity in a sanctioned event must be currently certified coach members of USA  Swimming."


  • All events will be Timed Finals.

  • This meet will be contested in LCM.

  • This meet will be pre-seeded. Deck entries will/will not be accepted at the meet.

  • Ten (10) lanes will be used for all heats in all sessions.

  • The meet referee reserves the right to combine events in accordance with USA Swimming Rules & Regulations.

    A timeline will be posted in several prominent places; however, timelines are approximate.

Host Team Safety Responsibilities:

  • Marshaling Requirements:
    a. A minimum of four (2) marshals, per pool, who report to and receive instructions from the Meet Referee and/or

    the Meet Director, shall be on deck during the entire warm-up session.

  • An announcer must be available during the warm-up session to announce lane and/or time changes and to assist with

    the conduct of the warm-up.

  • Host team must always supply a certified lifeguard on duty .

    Coach/Team Safety Responsibilities:

    • Coaches shall instruct their swimmers regarding safety guidelines and warm-up procedures as they apply to conduct at meets and practices.

    • Coaches shall actively supervise their swimmers throughout the warm-up session at meets

    • Coaches should maintain as much contact with their swimmers as possible, both verbal and visual, throughout the warm-up period.

    • Coaches should stand near starting end of the pool when starting swimmers on sprint or pace work.

Miscellaneous Safety:

  • Backstrokers shall ensure that they are not starting at the same time as a swimmer on the blocks, and they must enter the pool feet first. Swimmers shall not step up on the blocks if there is a backstroker waiting to start.

  • Swimmers shall not jump or dive into the pool to stop another swimmer on a recalled start.

  • Swimmers are required to exit the pool upon completion of their warm-up period to allow other swimmers adequate

    warm-up time.

  • Warm-up procedures shall be enforced for any breaks and/or any areas used for warm-up and warm-down during the competition.


There is no penalty for failure to compete. It does count as one of your allowable events.

Positive check-in is required for the following events:
• Women’s 1500/Men’s 800- 4:45 pm on Friday • Men’s 1500/Women’s 800- 9:00 am on Sunday

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The Meet Hosts will need the help of your USA Swimming Officials. Please contact Jon Saxton to provide names of your officials who wish to volunteer, by May 9, 2019 at  [email protected].
All USA Swimming certified officials willing to volunteer should fill out the form found on the Meet page on or Official’s uniform will be white over navy for all sessions. Shorts are permitted for Preliminaries. Long pants (men or women) or modest length skirts (women) will be worn for finals. White covered toe athletic or deck shoes for all sessions.

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TIMERS Parents who would like to serve as a timer may report to the check in table in the concourse 20 minutes prior to the start of the session.


Locker Rooms and Changing Facilities: The Women and Men’s locker rooms are located in the YMCA. Locker space is available, and athletes must bring their own lock. Belongings may be stored on deck in team areas. Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
First Aid/Training Needs: Lifeguards are trained to handle water emergencies and first aid on the deck. Please report all first aid issues to the Aquatic Staff.

Prohibited Items: The following items are not permitted in the facility: Glass, coolers, and helium balloons.
Banners: One professionally made banner per team may be displayed.
Flash Photography: Flash photography is not permitted at the start of any race.
Team Seating: Team seating is available on a first-come basis by session. Belongings should be removed from the deck between sessions for area cleaning.

Team Tents: Teams may bring tents to be set-up in designated areas.
Wireless Internet Access: Wireless internet access is available throughout the meet.

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