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Great Lakes Tropical Challenge (USA)

Jan 12, 2018 (03:00 AM) - Jan 14, 2018 (03:00 AM)
December 16, 2017

Description

2018 Great Lakes Tropical Challenge

Hosted By: Rapid Area Y Swimmers and West Michigan Swimmers

January 12-14, 2018

Sanction - This meet is sanctioned by Michigan Swimming, Inc. (MS), as a timed final (10 & under) and prelim/final (11 & over) meet on behalf of USA Swimming (USA-S), Sanction Number MI1718067. 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.  MS rules, safety, and warm up procedures will govern the meet as is fully set forth in these meet rules.

Location -      Zeeland Natatorium/ Zeeland West High School

                   3390 100th Ave.

                   Zeeland, MI 49464

Times –

Fri, Jan. 12 (Timed Finals - all ages)

    Balcony doors open at 4:15 pm

    Warm Up Starts: 4:30 pm and Events Begin: 5:30 pm

 

Sat, Jan. 13  (Prelims – 11 & over)

    Balcony doors open at 7:00am

    Warm-Up Starts: 7:30 am and Events Begin: 8:30 am

                  

Sat, Jan. 13  (Timed Finals – 10 & under)

    Warm-Up Starts: 12:30 pm and Events Begin: 1:30 pm

  

Sat, Jan. 13  (Finals – 11 & over)

    Warm-Up Starts: 4:30 pm and Events Begin: 5:30 pm

 

Sun, Jan. 14  (Prelims – 11 & over)

   Balcony doors open at 7:00 am

   Warm-Up Starts: 7:30 am and Events Begin: 8:30 am

 

Sun, Jan. 14  (Timed Finals – 10 & under)

   Warm-Up Starts: 12:30 pm/Start: 1:30 pm     

 

Sun, Jan. 14  (Finals – 11 & over)

    Warm-Up Starts: 4:00 pm and Events Begin: 5:00 pm

  • Note Sunday Finals warm up and start time is 30 minutes earlier than Friday and Saturday evening sessions

Motels – Please visit your favorite travel website for hotel accommodations.

Facilities - The Zeeland Natatorium is a 10 lane pool with a diving well which will be available for supervised warm-up and cool-down.  Depth at start is eight feet[1] and nine and a half feet at turn. Permanent starting blocks and non-turbulent lane markers will be used. Colorado timing system with a 10 lane display will be used. There is ample balcony seating for spectators. Lockers are available (provide your own lock).  Public phones will not be available. The competition course has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C (4)

Eligibility - Great Lakes Tropical Challenge is open to all level of swimmers with no entry time qualifications. All swimmers must be currently registered with United States of America Swimming (USA-S). A swimmer's age on January 12, 2018 will determine his/her eligibility for a particular age group.

Meet Format - This meet will be a prelim/final format for all swimmers 11 and older.  Eleven & older swimmers will compete together in the morning and be split out for separate events (11/12, 13/14, & 15O) at night.  Open events will remain open at night with 3 total heats.  All final events will consist of a bonus heat (17th-24th), consolation heat (9th-16th), and championship heat (1st-8th), swum in that order.  All 10U events will swim in afternoon timed finals sessions. For the open 50 back, 50 breast, 50 free and 50 fly, a 4th final will be swum and contain the top 8 para swimmers in that event.

 

Check In - Check in will be required. If required, it will be available 30 minutes prior to warm-up. If mandatory check in is used, it will be required by the time set forth in this meet announcement.  Failure to check in, if required, it will cause the swimmer to be scratched from all events in that session. Check in will close 15 minutes after the start of warm up for each session. Check in sheets will be posted in the hallway outside the locker rooms.

Scratch Rules - Prior to check in close a swimmer may scratch events at the Clerk of Course. After check in closes, you must see the Meet Referee to scratch an event. 

Swimmers who qualify for finals are expected to compete in the finals session or scratch. Per USA National Scratch Rules---an athlete has 30 minutes after announcing and posting of prelims results to scratch or declare their intent to scratch. Scratches from finals will be taken only by the Clerk of Course at the announcer’s table. Swimmers who do not scratch from a finals event and do not compete may be subject to consequences set forth in USA Swimming Rule 207.11.6(D) and (E).

 

Marshaling - This is a self-marshalling meet.  Swimmers are responsible for being in the correct heat and lane.  Heat sheets will be posted prior to the start of each session.

Seeding - Seeding will be done after check in closes.  Swimmers who fail to check in for an event will be scratched from that event. 

All Friday evening Open events (500 Free, 400 IM and 1000 Free) will be seeded fastest to slowest alternating genders by event.

All preliminary events will be circle seeded after check in closes.

All 10 & Under events will be seeded slowest to fastest after check in closes, with all female heats of that event being swum first. Swimmers who fail to check in for an event will be scratched from that event. 

 

                  

NOTE: This is a prelim/final championship meet format meaning only the top eight seeds will compete for the top eight places. Consolation round (9th seed thru 16th seed) and bonus round (17th seed thru 24th seed) swimmers cannot move up or down a heat (i.e. swimmers competing in the top 8, middle 8, and bottom 8 are locked into placing within those heats.). There will be a separate 4th final consisting of the top 8 para swimmers in the following events: 50 fly, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 free.

                     

All awards must be picked up by the coaches at the conclusion of Sunday finals. 

Concessions - Food and beverages will be available in the balcony lobby. No food or beverage will be allowed on the deck of the pool, in the locker rooms or in the spectator areas. A hospitality area will be available for coaches and officials.

Lost and Found - Articles may be turned in/picked up at the pool office. Articles not picked up by the end of the meet will be retained by the Meet Director or a representative for at least 14 days (any longer period shall be in the sole discretion of the Meet Director).

Swimming Safety - Michigan Swimming warm up rules will be followed. To protect all swimmers during warm-ups, swimmers are required to enter the pool feet first at all times except when sprint lanes have been designated. No jumping or diving. The same rules will apply with respect to the warm-down pool and diving well. Penalties for violating these rules will be in the sole discretion of the Meet Referee which may include ejection from the meet.

Deck Personnel/Locker Rooms/Credentialing - Only registered and current coaches, athletes, officials and meet personnel are allowed on the deck or in locker rooms. Access to the pool deck may only be granted to any other individual in the event of emergency through approval by the Meet Director or the Meet Referee.  The General Chair of MS, Program Operations Vice-Chair of MS, Officials Chairs of MS, and the Michigan Swimming Office staff are authorized deck personnel at all MS meets.  Personal assistants/helpers of athletes with a disability shall be permitted when requested by an athlete with a disability or a coach of an athlete with a disability.

Lists of registered coaches, certified officials and meet personnel will be placed outside the hallway to the pool deck.  Meet personnel will check the list of approved individuals and issue a credential to be displayed at all times during the meet.  This credential will include the host team logo, name as well as the function of the individual being granted access to the pool deck (Coach, Official, Timer, or Meet Personnel).  In order to obtain a credential, Coaches and Officials must be current in all certifications through the final date of the meet. Meet personnel must return the credential at the conclusion of working each day and be reissued a credential daily.

All access points to the pool deck and locker rooms will either be secured or staffed by a meet worker checking credentials throughout the duration of the meet.

Swimmers with Disabilities - All swimmers are encouraged to participate. If any of your swimmers have special needs or requests please indicate them on the entry form and with the Clerk of Course and/or the Meet Referee during warm ups.

General Info - Any errors or omissions in the program will be documented and signed by the Meet Referee and available for review at the Clerk of Course for Coaches review.  Information will also be covered at the Coaches’ Meeting.

First Aid - Supplies will be kept in the pool office.

Facility Items –

(A)     No smoking is allowed in the building or on the grounds of Zeeland High School.

(B)     Pursuant to applicable Michigan law, no glass will be allowed on the deck of the pool or in the locker rooms.

(C)     No bare feet allowed outside of the pool area. Swimmers need to have shoes to go into the hallway to awards or concessions.

(D)      An Emergency Action Plan has been submitted by the Host Club to the Safety Chair and the Program Operations Chair of Michigan Swimming prior to sanction of this meet and is available for review and inspection at the pool office.   

(E)       To comply with USA Swimming privacy and security policy, the use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms.

(F)     Deck changing, in whole or in part, into or out of a swimsuit when wearing just one

         suit in an area other than a permanent or temporary locker room, bathroom,

         changing room or other space designated for changing purposes is prohibited.

(G)     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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Great Lakes Tropical Challenge (Prelims/Finals & Timed Finals)

January 12-14, 2018

Sanction # MI1718067

ORDER OF EVENTS

FRI EVENING: Warm-ups 4:30 PM; Events 5:30 PM

Please Note:  We may limit the number of heats in these events to assure the evening session is completed at a reasonable hour.

GIRLS                                                 TIMED FINALS                                              BOYS

1                                     Open            500     Free                       2

3                                     Open            400     I.M.                        4

5                                     Open            1000   Free                       6

 

SAT MORNING:  Warm-up:  7:30 AM; Events:  8:30 AM
 

GIRLS                                                 PRELIMS                                                        BOYS

7                                     11 & 12         100     IM                          8

9                                     Open            200     Breast                    10

11                                   11 & 12         50      Free                       12

13                                   Open            50      Free                       14

15                                   11 & Over      100     Fly                         16

17                                   11 & Over      100     Back                      18

19                                   11 & 12         50      Breast                    20

21                                   Open            50      Breast                    22

23                                   11 & Over      200     Free                       24

 

SAT AFTERNOON:  Warm-up:  12:30 PM; Events:  1:30 PM
 

GIRLS                                                 TIMED FINALS                                              BOYS

25                                   10 & U          200     Free                       26

27                                   8 & U           25      Breast                    28

29                                   10 & U          50      Breast                    30

31                                   10 & U          100     Back                      32

33                                   8 & U           25      Fly                         34

35                                   10 & U          50      Fly                         36

37                                   10 & U          100     Free                       38

39                                   10 & U          100     IM                          40     

 

SAT EVENING:  Warm-ups 4:30 PM; Events 5:30 PM
 

Bonus Heat (17th-24th), Consolation Heat (9th-16th), then Championship Heat (1st-8th).

**There will be a 4th heat of the top 8 para swimmers and will be swum prior to the bonus heat

GIRLS                                                 FINALS                                                           BOYS

7                                     11 & 12                   100     IM                          8

9                                     Open                      200     Breast                    10

11                                   11 & 12                   50      Free                       12

13                                   Open                      50      Free**                    14b

15a                                  11 & 12                   100     Fly                         16a

15b                                  13 & 14                   100     Fly                         16b

15c                                  15 & Over                100     Fly                         16c

17a                                  11 & 12                   100     Back                      18a

17b                                  13 & 14                   100     Back                      18b

17c                                  15 & Over                100     Back                      18c

19                                   11 & 12                   50      Breast                    20

21                                   Open                      50      Breast**                 22

23a                                  11 & 12                   200     Free                       24a
23b                                  13 & 14                   200     Free                       24b

23c                                  15 & Over                200     Free                       24c

 

SUN MORNING:  Warm-up:  7:30 AM; Events:  8:30 AM
 

GIRLS                                                 PRELIMS                                                        BOYS

41                                   Open            200     Back                      42

43                                     11 & 12        50      Fly                          44

45                                   Open            50      Fly                         46

47                                    11 & Over     100     Free                       48

49                                    11 & Over     200     IM                          50

51                                   11 & Over      100     Breast                    52

53                                   11 & 12         50      Back                      54

55                                   Open            50      Back                      56

57                                   Open            200     Fly                         58

 

 

SUN AFTERNOON:  Warm-up:  12:30; Events:  1:30 PM.
 

GIRLS                                                 TIMED FINALS                                              BOYS

59                                   10 & U           100     Fly                         60

61                                   8 & U           25      Free                       62
63                                   10 & U          50      Free                       64

65                                   10 & U          200     IM                          66

67                                   8 & U            25      Back                      68

69                                   10 & U          50      Back                      70

71                                   10 & U          100     Breast                    72               

                                     

SUN EVENING:  Warm-ups 4:00 PM; Events 5:00 PM
 

*Sunday warm up and start time is 30 minutes earlier than Friday and Saturday finals sessions

Bonus Heat (17th-24th), Consolation Heat (9th-16th), then Championship Heat (1st-8th).

**There will be a 4th heat of the top 8 para swimmers and will be swum prior to the bonus heat

GIRLS                                                 FINALS                                                           BOYS

41                                   Open            200     Back                      42

43                                    11 & 12         50      Fly                         44

45                                   Open            50      Fly**                      46

47a                                  11 & 12         100     Free                       48a

47b                                  13 & 14         100     Free                       48b

47c                                  15 & Over      100     Free                       48c

49a                                  11 & 12         200     IM                          50a

49b                                  13 & 14         200     IM                          50b

49c                                  15 & Over      200     IM                          50c

51a                                  11 & 12         100     Breast                    52a

51b                                  13 & 14         100     Breast                    52b

51c                                  15 & Over      100     Breast                    52c

53                                   11 & 12         50      Back                      54

55                                   Open            50      Back**                   56

57                                   Open            200     Fly                         58

 

 

 

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