Monterey Age Group at Hartnell College in Salinas

May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
May 25, 2018


To All Swimmers:

The Age Group Youth Cup Challenge, May 25-27 at Salinas is now accepting entries.  The link to enter online is:

If you have any questions about this meet, please contact Coach Ed.


MAY 25-27, 2018

Enter Online:

For invite information contact meet director at or

SANCTION: Held under U SA/Pacific S w imming Sanction No. 18-061
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.

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 PERSONNEL: Meet Referee: Brett Shaug Head Starter: Mike Davis
Meet Marshal: Chris Rodgers Admin Referee: Chang Chi Wang

Meet Director: Elizabeth Garcia

LOCATION: Hartnell College, 156 Homestead Drive, Salinas, CA. 93901

DIRECTIONS: From US-101 South: Take the MAIN ST exit toward Salinas. Stay straight and proceed onto N MAIN ST/CA-183S. N MAIN ST/CA-183S becomes SALINAS ST. Turn right onto W ALISAL ST. Turn right onto HOMESTEAD AVE. From US-101 North: Take the JOHN ST exit. Turn left onto JOHN ST. Turn right onto MONTEREY ST. Turn left onto E ALISAL ST. Turn right onto HOMESTEAD AVE.

COURSE: Outdoor 50 meter pool with up to 8 lanes available for competition. Colorado Timing system will be used. The minimum water depth for the shallow end course, measured in accordance with Article 103.2.3, is 14’0” at the start end and 4’6” at the turn end. In accordance with Article 104.2.2C(4) the competition course has been certified. A copy of the certification is on file with USA Swimming



Friday: Meet begins at 2:30 PM with warm ups from 1:00-2:15 PM. All events on Friday are timed finals except the 50 FREE. There will be an additional 15 minute warm up period prior to the 50 FREE
Saturday & Sunday: 3 sessions per day
Session 1 (Sat and Sun.): 11 & Over prelims (limited to 300 athletes)

Session 2 (Sat. and Sun.): 10 & under timed finals: session is limited to 3 hrs and 150 athletes Session 3 (Sat and Sun.): 11 & Over Finals

Session 1 will begin at 8:30 AM each day with warm-ups from 7:00-8:15 AM
Session 2 will begin one hour after the conclusion of Session 1, but not before 12:00 PM (limited to 3 hrs) Finals: Will begin at 4:30

Current USA and Pacific Swimming rules and warm-up procedures w ill go v ern the meet. A copy of these procedures will be posted at the Clerk- of- Course .
All events will swim fast to slow. The fastest 3 heats of all preliminary events will be circle seeded.
· SESSION 1 (11/O T & F): Athletes may compete in 3 events per day plus relays.

· SESSION 2 (10 & U): Athletes may compete in 3 individual events per day plus relays.
11-14 year old athletes will compete together in Session 1 but will be separated into 11-12 and 13-14 age groups
for Session 3. 15 & Over athletes will compete together.

There will be a Championships (“A”) and Consolation (“B”) final for all individual events in the 11-12, 13-14, and 15 & Over age groups. Exception 400 IM, 800 and 1500 Freestyles will be timed finals.

If necessary to meet the Four Hour Rule, the 400, 800 and 1500 Freestyles may swim two per lane.
· The 800 and 1500 Freestyles will be seeded fastest to slowest, and will alternate women’s and men’s heats.
All athletes ages 12 and under should complete competition within four (4) hours.
Athletes competing in the Friday session must provide their own timers (all events) and lap counters (800/1500 Freestyle) 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 .
· A ll coaches and deck officials must wear their USA Swimming membership cards in a visible manner.

SPECIAL RULES: The 11-12, 13-14, and 15 & Over 50 Freestyle events will swim as follows: Friday Prelims, Saturday Semi-Finals, and Sunday Finals. Saturday and Sunday Semi-Finals and Finals will be the first event of the Finals session each day.

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.

RESTRICTIONS: • 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.

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.

NO pets allowed on deck, other than service assistance animals.
No tents or ground covers will be allowed on the pool deck or in any of the fenced area surrounding the pool
and spectator facilities.

No EZ-Ups will be allowed on the pool deck except for use by coaches and official meet personnel.

ELIGIBILITY: • 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 registrat i ons will be refunded by mail.

· Athlete entering the 800 M Free and the 1500 M Free must have met the B standard in their respective age group

Entries with "NO TIME" will be accepted for 10/under events only.
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 11 & Over and 15 & over events for time only, no awards.
• The athlete’s age will be the age of the athlete on the first day of the meet.

ENTRY FEES: $5.50 per event plus a $10.00 participation fee per athlete. $16.00 per relay. Entries will be rejected if payment is not sent at time of request. No refunds will be made, except mandatory scratch downs. **Note, relay only athletes ARE NOT required to pay the participation fee.

ONLINE ENTRIES: To enter online go to to receive an immediate entry confi r mation. This method requires payment by credit card . 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 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

MAILED OR HAND DELIVERED ENTRIES : Entries must be on the attached consolidated entry form. Forms must be filled out completely and printed clearly with athlete’s best time. Entries must be postmarked by midnight, Monday, May 14, 2018 or hand delivered by 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018. No late entries will be accepted. Requests for confirmation of receipt of entries should include a self-addressed envelope.

Make check payable to: Santa Clara Swim Club Mail/Hand deliver entries to:

Mary Hazdovac
1117 Piedmont Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

RELAY ENTRIES: Relay entries will be due on the day of the meet and a time to be announced at the beginning of the meet, and will be deck seeded.

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.


TIMED FINALS SESSIONS - Athletes entered in a timed final individual event that is seeded on the deck that have checked in for that event, must swim in the event unless they notify the clerk of the course before seeding for that event has begun that the they wish to scratch. Failure to swim an event will result in being barred from their next individual event.


Pacific Swimming scratch rules will be enforced. A copy will be posted at the clerk-of-course.
Athletes entered in a preliminary individual event in a Trials and Finals meet that is seeded on the deck that have
checked in for that event, must swim in the event unless they notify the Clerk of the Course before seeding for that
event has begun that they wish to scratch. Failure to swim in an event will result in being barred from their next
preliminary individual event.

Any athlete qualifying for any level of finals in an individual event who does not wish to compete must scratch within 30 minutes after the announcement of qualifiers. During this period, qualifiers may also notify the Referee they may not intend to compete in Consolation Finals or Finals. In this case, they must declare their final intention within 30 minutes after the announcement of qualifiers following their individual preliminary event.
Any athlete qualifying for a Consolation Final or Final race in an individual event who fails to show up in said consolation final or final race prior to calling the alternate shall be barred from the remainder of any final events for that day. Should
the athlete have no additional final events for that day they will be barred from their next preliminary event.

If the No-Show occurs on the last day that the athlete is entered in an individual event in the meet, and no other individual event penalty is applicable, the athlete shall then be fined $100.00. The fine will be increased to $150.00 if after 30 days of receiving the letter of notification the party has not made the payment.

AWARDS: A distinctive award will be provided to each athlete in each event earning 1 st through 3 rd places. Ribbons will be awarded for 4 th through 8 th places. High point trophies will be awarded to first place girl and boy in each age group.

The Youth Team Challenge Cup will be awarded to the first place club in both the small and large team divisions. Club size will be determined by splitting the invited clubs in half based upon number of athletes in attendance. The Youth Team Cup concept is a challenge to swimming clubs to bring their best 11-12, 13-14 age group teams. The Youth Cup is awarded to the highest scoring club performing in these two age categories. A separate 10 & Under high point team award will be given.