DACA C/B/A+ at Saratoga High School

Feb 24, 2018 (08:30 AM) - Feb 25, 2018 (03:20 PM)
February, 24 2018
February 23, 2018
(this is a team hosted event)


Note from Coach Jose:

Juniors and Seniors, register if you don't qualify for Senior II Trials and Finals in Aptos. If you are trying to get qualifying times for Junior Olympics (JOs), this is the last chance you may have.


FEB. 24-25, 2018
Enter Online:


SANCTION: Held under U SA/Pacific S w imming Sanction No. 18-035
In granting this sanction it is understood and agreed that USA Swimming shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event.

NOTICE: By entering this meet, the athlete or his/her guardian consents to the publication, via electronic, print or other media, information and/or imagery related to their participation at this meet. Such information and imagery may include, but is not limited to, photographs, video, web casting, television, psych sheets and live meet results. The results of this meet may be posted in real time on the Internet at

USE OF AUDIO AND VISUAL: Photography and video recording from behind the blocks or starting areas is prohibited unless prior permission is granted by the Meet Referee. Use of any audio or visual recording devices, including but not limited to film and digital cameras, cell phones and tablets, and Google Glass is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms. Violation of this recording prohibition may result in ejection from the swimming pool facility by the Meet Referee or his/her designee.


Meet Referee: Sylvain Flamant

Head Starter: Andy Radle

Meet Marshal: Tammy Hopkins

Admin Official: Larry Rice

Meet Director: Annie Stein / (408) 253-7946

LOCATION: Saratoga High School Pool, 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070.

DIRECTIONS: From the Peninsula: Take Highway 101 or 280 to Route 85 South. Exit Right on De Anza Blvd. Turn left on Herriman Ave. Pool is located on the right hand side, next to tennis courts. From the East Bay: Take Highway 880 South to route 237 West to Route 85 South. Exit Right on De Anza Blvd. Turn Left on Herriman Ave. Pool is located on right hand side, next to tennis courts. From Gilroy/Morgan Hill: Take 101 North to Route 85 North. Exit Left on De Anza Blvd. Turn Left on Herriman Ave. Pool is located on the right hand side, next to tennis courts.

COURSE: Outdoor 25 yard pool with up to 10 lanes available for competition. Additional lanes will be available for warm-up/cool down throughout the competition. The minimum water depth for the shallow end course, measured in accordance with Article 103.2.3, is 7’6 at the start end and 7’6 at the turn end. The competition course has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4).



SESSION A (13 14 and 9 10 Athletes): Meet begins at 8:30 AM; Warm-Up is from 7:00 - 8:15 AM.
SESSION B (11 12, 15 & Over and 8 & Under Athletes): Session B will begin 1 hour after Session A finishes, but not before 12:00 PM. Session B Warm--Ups will begin immediately after Session A finishes. During the last 20 minutes of Session B warmup, 4 lanes may be designated for 8 & under swimmers only.

Current USA and Pacific Swimming rules and warm-up procedures will govern the meet. A copy of these procedures will be posted at the Clerk-of-Course.
• All events are timed finals.
• All events will swim fast to slow.

Athletes may compete in 4 events per day.
• All athletes ages 12 and under should complete competition within four (4) hours.
• Entries will be accepted until the number of splashes exceeds the estimated time line, per the “Four-Hour Rule,” based on the athlete’s age and gender.
If local conditions warrant it the Meet Referee, with the concurrence of the Meet Director, may require a mandatory scratch down. Immediate cash refunds will be made for any mandatory scratches.
• All athletes competing in the 500 yard Freestyle or 400 yard IM events must have achieved a USA-S “B” time standard for their age group and gender.
All athletes competing in the 500 yard Freestyle or 400 yard IM events must provide their own lane timers.
All athletes competing in the 500 yard freestyle must provide their own lap counters.
All coaches and deck officials must wear their USA Swimming membership cards in a visible manner.

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES: If you are a California (CIF) high school athlete in season, you need to be Unattached from this meet. It is the athlete’s responsibility to be Unattached from this meet. You can UN-attach at the meet if necessary. This does not apply to California or Nevada athletes swimming under the rules of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA).

UNACCOMPANIED ATHLETES: Any USA-S athlete-member competing at the meet must be accompanied by a USA Swimming member-coach for the purposes of athlete supervision during warm-up, competition and warm-down. If a coach-member of the athlete’s USA-S Club does not attend the meet to serve in said supervisory capacity, it is the responsibility of the athlete or the athlete’s legal guardian to arrange for supervision by a USA-S member-coach. The Meet Director or Meet Referee may assist the athlete in making arrangements for such supervision; however, it is recommended that such arrangements be made in advance of the meet by the athlete’s USA-S Club Member-Coach.

RACING STARTS: Athletes must be certified by a USA-S member-coach as being proficient in performing a racing start, or must start the race in the water. It is the responsibility of the athlete or the athlete’s legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.


Smoking and the use of other tobacco products is prohibited on the pool deck , in the locker rooms , in spectator seating , on standing areas and in all areas used by athletes , during the meet and during warm- up periods .
Sale and use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all areas of the meet venue .
No glass containers are allowed in the meet venue .

No propane heater is permitted e x cept for snack bar/meet operations.
All shelters must be properl y secured.
Pets, with the exception of working service animals, are prohibited in the meet venue.
Changing into or out of swimsuits other than in locker rooms or other designated areas is prohibited.
Destructive devices, to include but not limited to, explosive devices and equipment, firearms (open or concealed), blades, knives, mace, stun guns and blunt objects are strictly prohibited in the swimming facility and its surrounding areas. If observed, the Meet Referee or his/her designee may ask that these devices be stored safely away from the public or removed from the facility. Noncompliance may result in the reporting to law enforcement authorities and ejection from the facility. Law enforcement officers (LEO) are exempt per applicable laws.
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.


· Athletes must be current members of U SA-S and enter t heir name and registration number on the meet entry card as they a r e shown on their Registration Card. If this is not done , it may be difficult to match the athlete w ith the registration and times database . The meet host will check all athlete registrations against the SWIMS database and if not found to be registered , the Meet Director shall accept the registration at the meet (a $10 surcharge will be added to the regular registration fee) . Duplicate registrations will be refunded by mail.

· Athletes in the “A” Division must have met at least USA Swimming Motivational “A” minimum time standard. Athletes in the “B” Division must have met at least the listed “B” minimum time standard. All entry times slower than the listed “B” time standard will be in the “C” Division.
· Entries with "NO TIME" will be ACCEPTED. Exception 400 IM & 500 Freestyle (See Rules).

· Entry times submitted for this meet may be checked against a computer database and may be changed in accordance with Pacific Swimming Entry Time Verification Procedures.
· Disabled athletes are welcome to attend this meet and should contact the Meet Director or Meet Referee regarding any special accommodations on entry times and seeding per Pacific Swimming policy.

· Athletes 19 years of age and over may compete in the meet for time only, no awards. Such athletes must have met standards for the 17-18 age group.
· The athlete’s age will be the age of the athlete on the first day of the meet.

ENTRY PRIORITY: Zone 1N athletes from DACA entering online must do so by 11:59 PM Wednesday, February 7 th in order to receive priority acceptance to the meet. Surface mail entries must be postmarked by Monday, February 5 th in order to receive priority acceptance to the meet. No athletes other than those from DACA may enter the meet until the priority period has concluded.

ENTRY FEES: $4 per event plus an $8 participation fee per athlete. Entries will be rejected if payment is not sent at time of request. No refunds will be made, except mandatory scratch downs.


ONLINE ENTRIES: To enter online go to t o receive an immediate entry confi r mation. This method requires payment by credit car d . Swim Connection, LLC charges a processing fee for this service , equal to $1 per athlete plus 5% of the total Entry Fees. Please note that the processing fee is a separate fee from the Entry Fees. If you do not wish to pay the processing fee , enter the meet using a mail entry . Entering online is a convenience, is completely voluntary, and is in no way required or expected of an athlete by Pacific Swimming. Online entries will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 16 , at 11:59 p.m.

MAILED OR HAND-DELIVERED ENTRIES: Entries must be on the attached consolidated entry form. Forms must be filled out completely and printed clearly with the athlete’s best time. Entries must be postmarked by midnight, Wednesday, Feb. 14   or hand-delivered by 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 . No late entries will be accepted. Requests for confirmation of receipt of entries should include a self-addressed envelope.

Make check payable to: De Anza Cupertino Aquatics or “DACA”

Mail entries to: Annie Stein Meet Director
1080 S. De Anza Blvd. San Jose, CA 95129

Hand deliver entries to:

Annie Stein
1080 S. De Anza Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95129

CHECK-IN: The meet will be deck seeded . Athletes must check-in at the Clerk-of-Course . No event shall be closed more than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the session. Close of check-in for all individual events shall be no more than 60 minutes before the estimated time of the start of the first heat of the event. Athletes who do not check in will not be seeded and will not be allowed to compete in that event.

SCRATCHES: Any athlete not reporting for or competing in an individual timed final event that they have checked in for shall not be penalized.

AWARDS: Individual events will be awarded in the A, B, and C division. Ribbons for First through Eighth place will be given to the following age groups 8 & U, 9-10, 11-12. “A” time medals will be given to athletes achieving a new “A” time (“PC-A for 8 & Under Athletes, USA-S A for 9 & Over Athletes), regardless of place achieved in the event. All awards must be picked up at the meet by coaches at the end of the meet. Awards will not be mailed.

ADMISSION: Free. Meet programs will not be available for purchase, but will be posted at prior to the meet and will be e-mailed to participating clubs.

SNACK BAR & HOSPITALITY: A snack bar will be open each day. Generous and friendly hospitality provided for officials, and coaches.

MISCELLANEOUS: No overnight parking is allowed . Facilities will not be provided after meet hours. All participating clubs are expected to provide lane timers based upon the number of athletes registered to swim each day. Club timing lanes for Saturday and Sunday will be assigned and coaches will be notified of assignments during the week prior to the meet.

MINIMUM OFFICIALS: Clubs must follow Zone 1 North rules for providing officials. Each club must provide officials for each session according to the number of athletes entered in that session, following the table below. Clubs that do not provide sufficient officials must provide coaches to act in the place of officials.