USA Swimming TRI- MEET with MAKOS & WTRC at MU

Jun 18, 2022
May, 20 2022


Saturday, June 18 TRI- MEET with MAKOS & WTRC at Miami University; Oxford , Ohio

Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center, Miami University 750 S. Oak St. Oxford, OH 45056
[513) 529-1844


  • For USA Swimming members only.
  • Indoor Pool
  • smileyIf your swimmers competes, swimmers' Parents/Guardians may be expected to be a meet worker for our Team's responsibility to participate
  • Tentatively looking to have warmups from 10:30am to 11:45am and meet start at noon. Guessing we would finish around 4 pm.

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Makos  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

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 Law

  • 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 three (3) 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


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

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

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

Entering the 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 3 individual events.

  • $5.00 per individual event.

  • $8.00 per relay event.

  • $5.00 OH LSC surcharge per swimmer. $10.00 Facility surcharge.

Warm-up and Safety Guidelines:

  • The meet host will provide a complete schedule of warm-up procedures to include lane assignments and times, which must be adhered to by all participants. This information will be distributed in advance of the meet.

  • Warm-ups will be monitored jointly by the Meet Director and Meet Referee (or their special designees).

  • Except during supervised racing starts, swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner with one hand in

    contact with the pool deck.

  • Ohio LSC Swimming Safety Guidelines and Warn-Up Procedures will be in effect for this meet.

  • No spectators allowed on deck or in the Aquatic Gallery

Competition Guidelines:

  • This meet will be a timed finals meet.

  • This meet will be contested in LCM.

  • This meet will be pre-seeded. No deck entries will be accepted at the meet.

  • No Clerk of Course will be available for 8 & Under events.

  • Relays will only be seeded in 4 lanes per heat to help maintain social distancing during these events.

Awards: General:

• There will not be awards at this meet
• Results will not be posted during the meet. Results will be available on Meet Mobile.

There will be no hospitality for coaches or officials at this time.

Limited concession will be sold at the Pro ShopCredit Purchases only. No cash or checks are accepted at the Pro Shop.

Heat sheets will be available on Meet Mobile. Bottled water will be available for officials, coaches and volunteers during the meet

Facility Information

Facility Rules and Policies:

Locker Rooms / Changing

All athletes, coaches and volunteers must have their temperatures checked prior to heading down to the pool deck. This will be done at the Athlete Check-in Table. All spectators will need to have their temperature checked prior to entering the Gallery.

Athletes must arrive and depart in their suits. Locker rooms are for restroom use only and must not be used for changing or showering. Deck changing is prohibited. Restrooms will be monitored by Safety Marshals.

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Facility Capacity

Due to the current COVID-19 environment and limited deck space at Miami University, MAKOS is strongly discouraging spectators at this time, however, there are many volunteer roles that will be required. We will continuously monitor the evolving guidelines pertaining to group size as it relates to COVID-19 and guidelines from various local and state agencies.

Makos encourage parents to volunteer during the swim meet to reduce the number of people in the facility.

POOL DECK: Planned total number of people on the pool deck area per session will not exceed 250 people and will be distributed as follows:

Swimmers: 200
Coaches: 25
Officials: 8-10(includes deck officials and AO/scoring table personnel)

Volunteers on the pool deck: 12 (includes timers / runners / safety marshals) Lifeguards: 5-7

COVID Procedures / Information

Specific COVID Protocols for this Meet

Host team staff will help monitor the number of people on the pool deck throughout the meet and help direct traffic from the entrance to the pool area and then to the exit upon the conclusion of the meet.

Mask/Cloth Face Covering Wearing Requirements:
Masks/cloth face coverings will be mandatory for all participants. Participants are defined as swimmers, coaches, officials, volunteers, and all other applicable adults as defined by MAAPP. Everyone must wear a mask/face covering for the duration of the meet.

Swimmers only have an exception during the swim cycle. The ‘swim cycle’ is defined as the time period beginning with the swimmer being called for their warmup or race until their warmup/race/cool down has ended. Swimmers must wear their mask/cloth face covering when not swimming.


Entry and Exit Procedures and Health Screening

Ingress into the facility must include health screening questions and should include temperature screening either at the facility or prior to arrival, no person shall be admitted with a temperature over 99.5F or in accordance with CDC, or local health department recommendations.

Volunteers, coaches, officials and athletes will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the building. All volunteers, coaches, officials and athletes will be required to answer health questions and take a temperature screening which will happen in the Concourse before they enter the pool area.

Athlete Seating Areas

Athletes will have seating on the pool deck following the ODH protocols for social distancing.

Swimmer Limitations and Protocols


Swimmers will leave their items where they are seated in the Aquatic Center. They will be lined up on the south side of the 5M pool. When the heat before you dives in and the previous heat has moved to the warm down lane or exit the pool, you will be called to move to the block at your assigned lane and be ready to begin to begin your heat. When you finish your race, you will stay in the water.

We will not do fly-over (dive-over) starts.
Locker rooms are available for changing before or after the meet but no showers or lockers are available.

When not in the water, athletes are expected to wear a mask at all times, including when walking to and from an event and/or warm-up lanes. Masks may be removed masks for swimming but must put them on again once they exit the water.

Athletes are expected to maintain proper distancing at all times.

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COVID Procedures / Information

Spectator Limitations and Protocols

Safety Marshal will have primary responsibility for maintaining guidelines.
There are restroom facilities available for spectators in the Concourse.

Spectators/Parents are required to wear a face covering at all times while attending, observing or meeting with their athletes at the meet whether inside the facility, in any adjacent viewing/gathering areas provided by the MAKO Swim Team or meeting with their swimmer in a designated facility location and are expected to comply with all mandated state/local/facility COVID-19 guidelines.

Parental Access and Safe Sport Considerations for Athletes

Makos will provide a live stream so parents will have access to and/or opportunity to observe their swimmer. The Meet Safety Marshal as well as the MAKOS Safe Sport/COVID Coordinator will provide oversight for this.

Should a parent need to access a child who is on deck, the child will be brought to the parent at the pool door or in case of emergency, the parent may be escorted to the child. Makos will encourage parents to volunteer during the swim meet to reduce the number of people in the facility.