Southeastern Swimming Championship Meet @ Huntsville

February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018
February 9, 2018


FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018
HOST CLUB: Huntsville Swim Association
DATES OF MEET: February 23-25, 2018
ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, February 09, 2018 at 11:59pm CST
FACILITY: Huntsville Aquatics Center (2213 Drake Avenue SW Huntsville, AL 35805). Indoor 50 meter by 25 yard pool, offering an 8 lane course and a 10 lane course of short course competition, with pool depth a minimum of 7 feet. Automatic timing will be provided by Colorado Timing System with HYTEK interface. Manual back up will be used. Two 10-lane scoreboards will be available. The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4).
ELIGIBILITY: Age groups are: 10&U, 11-12, 13-14, and Senior. Age on the first day of the meet determines the age group for the entire meet. All swimmers shall be registered with Southeastern Swimming through United States Swimming, Inc. There will be NO on-deck USA Swimming Registration available at the meet. A Southeastern-affiliated swimmer may compete as a member of a relay team whether or not they qualify for any individual events.
QUALIFYING TIMES: The 2017-2018 Southeastern Age Group Short Course Yards Time Standards will be used as a qualifying time for all individual events. There will be no time standards for relays. Qualifying times must have been achieved between the period of September 1, 2016 and the entry deadline. Faster times achieved following the deadline will not be accepted in place of times already entered.
BONUS EVENTS: Bonus entries are permitted if a swimmer has at least one 2017-2018 Southeastern Swimming Qualifying Time. A swimmer with one qualifying time may swim up to two (2) bonus swims in which the swimmer has achieved the 2017-2018 Bonus Standard; two qualifying times, two (2) bonus swims; three qualifying times, two (2) bonus swims, etc… Please note the following exceptions to rules regarding Bonus Swims: 1) No Bonus Swims will be allowed in events 400 yards and longer 2) The 13-14 Age Group and Open Age Group 50 yard Freestyle, 50 yard Backstroke, 50 yard Breaststroke, and 50 yard Butterfly events shall have no Bonus Standard and are open as Bonus events regardless of time provided a swimmer has not exceeded the maximum number of entries or Bonus Swims.
TIME TRIALS: Time Trials will be held at the conclusion of any preliminary or final session at a coach’s or swimmer’s request, and the Meet Referee’s concurrence. Time Trials are intended only for swimmers attempting to qualify for National Level Meets or Sectional Meets. Fees: $10.00 per individual event; $10.00 per relay.
WARMUP AND COMPETITION TIMES: Pool will be open Thursday February 22 for teams to warmup – 6-8 PM. 11&Over Prelims (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – Warmup 7:15-8:45AM / Competition Begins at 9:00AM 11&Over Finals (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) - Warmup 3:45-4:45PM / Competition Begins at 5:00PM 10&Under Timed Finals (Saturday and Sunday) – Warmup after prelims / Competition Begins TBA
ENTRY LIMITS: 11&Older swimmers may enter and swim three (3) individual events per day and no more than six (6) individual events in the meet. 10&Under swimmers may enter and swim four (4) individual events per day and no more than six (6) individual events in the meet. Once the Psych sheet is posted, a swimmer entered in the maximum number of events may not scratch one event to enter another event, except in cases involving a mistaken entry in the wrong age group that may be corrected by the Meet Referee. Time Trial events count as one of the three events allowed on a given day, but do not count as one of the six individual events in the meet. Relay times should be listed for each entered relay. All potential relay participants must be entered in the meet by Friday, February 23, at 9:00 AM.
LATE ENTRIES: Late entries are for first time qualifiers who achieved the qualifying times after the entry deadline. This is not a procedure to update times. You may submit an updated time for a swim that upgrades a swim from a bonus cut to a regular standard cut; this may allow for an additional bonus entry. Late entries will be accepted until 6:00pm CST Monday February 19, 2018 for individuals qualifying between February 14 and February 18 (please send an e-mail to the Meet Director to add new cuts made during this time period or upgrading from Bonus to Standard Cut).
ENTRY FEES: Individual Events: $6.00 per event Relay Events: $12.00 per relay SES Surcharge: $3.00 per athlete Facility Surcharge: $15.00 per athlete (includes Heat Sheet)
MEET FORMAT: All 10&U events will be Timed Finals. All 11&Over individual events will be Prelims/Finals, except for the 1650 Free and the 11&12 500 Free (which will be swum in its entirety in the prelim session). These Timed Finals will swim fastest to slowest. The fastest heat of the women’s and men’s 1650 Free will swim during the Finals session on Sunday night; earlier heats of the women’s and men’s 1650 Free will swim in the morning after the conclusion of the preliminaries. Swimmers entered in the 1650 may designate their preference to swim the event in the preliminary session. The top eight swimmers who state no preference shall be seeded and swim in the evening finals.
All preliminaries will be swum in the best configuration of the 18 lanes as possible for the meet. Finals will swim in a single 8-lane course. 11-12 and 13-14 events will each have one final heat at night (the top 8 finishers from prelims). Senior events will swim final and consolation final heats (top 16 prelims finishers). All events 400 yards and longer will be deck-seeded with positive check-in by 8:30 AM. The 10 & Under swimmers will swim in a single 8 lane course, after prelims for each day has finished swimming.