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LESI Age Group Championship

March 9, 2018 - March 11, 2018
February 25, 2018



March 9-11, 2018

Held under USA Swimming Sanction #LE 17055 SSTime Trials #LE 17056 SS.

LOCATION:  CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, 2451 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH (downtown Cleveland – Euclid Avenue at East 24th Street). 

POOL:  25 yards by 10 lanes; Colorado electronic timing and ten lane digital readout scoreboard; continuous warm-up available. The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C (4). The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming. The average depth of the pool at both the start and turn end is 12 feet.

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS:  This is a Lake Erie sponsored meet.  Every club that participates in the meet is expected to provide volunteer meet workers.  

STARTING TIMES: The schedule for warm ups on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are set forth below.  This plan will be altered and the warm ups will be split by team into two 45 minute sessions if the average number of swimmers per lane is scheduled to exceed fifteen (15) swimmers.  The finalized warm up plan may be found at by March 7, 2018.

Friday Night Warm-ups:

             General warm up will begin at 4:30 pm and last 60 minutes.

Competition starts at 5:35 p.m.


            Saturday and Sunday MORNING Warm Ups:

                        Warm-ups will begin at 7:30 a.m. and last 60 minutes

                        Competition starts at 8:35 a.m.


            Saturday and Sunday Finals: 

There will be a minimum of three hours from the end of preliminary competition to the start of warm ups for the finals competition.  Please note that if the projected end time of finals is later than 8:30 p.m., the Meet Committee may reduce the three hour minimum time interval. Warm-ups for both Saturday and Sunday Finals will last 45 minutes.  The finalized warm up plan and estimated warm up times will be posted to the LESI website on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

ENTRY FEES: Individual events are $5.00 each; relays are $8.00 each; $2.00 per swimmer LSC surcharge. 


ENTRY LIMITATIONS:   Swimmers may enter an unlimited number of events but may swim in no more than 3 individual events per day, including individual time trials and bonus events.  Swimmers must scratch down to no more than 3 events with no refunds being issued for scratches.  Teams may enter an unlimited number of relays, but no more than 2 relays per team per event are eligible to score.

QUALIFYING TIMES: Please see the event listings. Time standards are listed in yards, but swimmers may enter with non-conforming times provided they satisfy the 2017-2020 NAG single age A time for qualifying events (10U BB for 9U), or the 2017-2020 NAG single age BB time for bonus (no bonus for 9U).  

BONUS EVENTS: Swimmers are eligible for bonus events on Saturday and Sunday. Swimmers may swim up to two bonus events per qualifying event, with no more than 4 bonus events for the meet, provided that the swimmer has achieved the bonus time standards for the bonus events.  Swimmers entering bonus events should be entered at their actual time.  There are no separate bonus events for 9U. 

RELAYS:  All relays will be timed finals swum during the preliminary sessions.  Each team may bring two “relay only” swimmers per gender, per age group, per event.  Only two relays per team per event are eligible to score.

DECK ENTRIES: All deck entries must have satisfied the event qualifying time.  No deck entries for bonus events are permitted.  Deck entries will be taken on a space available basis up until 35 minutes prior to the meet start at $10 per individual event and $15 per relay.  Swimmers new to the meet must provide proof of Lake Erie Swimming membership and pay the surcharge of $2.00.  On-deck registration will be available for all but coach memberships. 

FASTER THAN: Lake Erie Swimming mandates the following: Swimmers should enter an event only if they have achieved the listed time standard for that event, or bonus event.  Teams of swimmers who fail to achieve the qualifying time at the meet will receive a notice of those times that cannot be verified in the SWIMS database.  Teams shall submit proof of time or a fine of $10.00 for each swim listed in the notice.  Failure to resolve time verification issues within one week of receipt of notice shall result in debit to the team’s account in the amount of the fine.  Unattached swimmers will receive similar notice.