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Lake Erie 8 and under Championship

February 18, 2018
February 7, 2018


LESI Eight & Under 2018 Championship Meet

Sponsored by

Twinsburg Competitive Aquatics Team

February 18, 2018

Held under USA Swimming Sanction # LE 17051 SS

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.


LOCATION: The SPIRE Institute Aquatic Center is located at: 1822 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041.

 POOL: The competitive swimming pools measure 10 lanes by 25 yards in a 50 meters Olympic size pool, with 2 moveable bulkheads for subdivision of the pool.  The competition will take place in one pool unless entries warrant the use of two pools.  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 depth of the pool at the diving board end is 14’ at both ends. Competition will take place in the diving board end of the pool. The permanent seating capacity for spectators is 1,200, with an additional 1,000+ temporary seating capacity. In addition there is handicapped seating and elevator access to the spectator stands. Men’s and Women’s locker rooms are off the pool deck but are not accessible to parents during the meet.  Parents who wish to accompany their children to the locker rooms should utilize the restrooms in the lobby.  Colorado timing system and scoreboard are available.

RACING STARTS:Any swimmer entered in the meet must be certified by a USA Swimming member coach as being proficient in performing a racing start or must start each race from within the water.  When unaccompanied by a member-coach, it is the responsibility of the swimmer or the swimmer’s legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.


STARTING TIMES: Warm-ups will be from 8:15-9:00 am. Meet will start at 9:05 am. The finalized warm up plan may be found at by February 14th, 2018.



TEAM SUPERVISION: Teamswho are entering swimmers but will not have a coach at the meet should arrange ahead of time for another coach to supervise their athletes. Swimmers without coach supervision must contact the Meet Director or Meet Referee to be assigned to a coach on deck.


DRONES: 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.

RETURN TO PLAY LAW:Under the Ohio Return to Play Law governing concussions, all coaches and officials (in state or out of state) are required to have proof of training in concussion signs and symptoms. This training is available for free and can be found at All coaches and officials are encouraged to take this training. It is your responsibility to take care of this requirement

ENTRY FEES: Individual events are $5.00 each; relays are $7.00 each and a $2.00 per swimmer LESI surcharge. A $1.00 per swimmer surcharge will be assessed for paper entries. Please make payment by one check per team payable to Twinsburg Competitive Aquatics Team.

ENTRY LIMITATIONS: Swimmers may enter up to 6 individual events/day, exclusive of relays. Teams may enter 4 relays per relay event. Relays must consist of two boys and two girls.

DECK ENTRIES: Deck entries will be accepted up to 35 minutes before the start of the session and placed in empty lanes. New heat heats will be created as necessary to accommodate the deck entries and will be swum following the pre-seeded heats of the event. Deck entrants should sign up in the deck entry office @ $7.00 per individual event and $ 10.00 per relay. Deck entry swimmers new to the meet will be charged $2.00 LESI surcharge and must provide proof of USA Swimming registration.

ELIGIBILITY: The 8 & Under Championship Meet is open to all current athlete members of Lake Erie swimming who are 8 years or younger as of February 18, 2018. Individual entries with NT will not be accepted. Estimated times should be entered where the swimmer has no official time. Coaches must be current coach members of USA Swimming and must check in for each meet or session they attend. All coaches must display the deck pass (wristband is required to be worn by all coaches) issued by the meet host. On-deck USA Swimming Athlete/Non-Athlete registration will NOT be available.

QUALIFYING TIMES: There are no qualifying times butIndividual entries with NT will not be accepted. Estimated times should be entered where the swimmer has no official time. All entries should be in yards.

SWIMMERS WITH A DISABILITY: Entries for swimmers with a disability should be handled in the following manner: (1) enter the swimmer in the Hy-Tek database (or on the regular entry form); (2) list in the email accompanying the Hy-Tek entry file (or on a separate sheet of paper) the name of the swimmer, the stroke(s)/distance(s) s/he wishes to swim, the entry times, the day/session s/he wishes to swim the event(s), and the manner in which s/he prefers to be seeded (with a longer distance or with a different age group); and (3) provide any information about special accommodations needed by the swimmer. The final determination of seeding will be made by the Meet Referee after consultation with the swimmer and his/her coach.

CONDUCT: The meet will be conducted according to the rules set forth in the current USA Swimming Rules and Regulations. Events will be contested in a 25-yard course. Events are timed finals. Individual events will be seeded together but awarded separately for 6-UN, 7 years, and 8 years. 25’s will be started from the turn end of the pool.

CLERK OF COURSE: A Clerk of Course will be provided for individual events but not relays.


SEEDING & CHECK IN: Individual events will bepre-seeded and all swimmers will report to the “Clerk of Course” before each of their events. All relay events will be seeded on the deck. Relay cards must be turned in upon call in order to be seeded. In accordance with 102.1.4, events may be seeded together but scored separately. The Lake Erie scratch rule (attached) will be in effect.


AWARDS: Plaques will be awarded to all participating swimmers. Place plates will be awarded up to 16th place for individual events and up to 8th place for relays events. Plaques and place plates can be picked up at the awards table after the results are announced. At the end of the meet if a participant has not received a place plate they may receive a participant plate from the awards table.


ADMISSION COST: Cost Per Person: $4.00 Cost for Heat Sheets: $3.00.


RESULTS: Will be posted on Teams may request a backup at the conclusion of the meet.


SAFETY/WARM-UP: Lake Erie Swimming safety guidelines and warm-up procedures will be in effect at all times. Coaches must maintain contact with their swimmers during warm-up and throughout the meet. Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner with one hand in contact with the pool edge from the starting block end of the pool. There is no diving during warm-up, except in designated sprint lanes. The final 15 minutes shall be conducted as follows:

(a)          Lanes 0 & 9 push/pace from the start end of the pool (or general warm-up at the discretion of Meet Referee or his/her designee).

(b)          Lanes 1 & 8 sprint lanes for racing starts from the starting block end of the pool, one length only and exiting the pool

(c)          Lanes 2-7 general warm-up, no diving or racing starts. Any or all of these lanes may be converted to sprint lanes at the discretion of the Meet Referee or his/her designee.

Swimmers are to sprint one way and climb out at the far end of the pool. Swimmers may be removed from warm-up for violating safety rules. Feet first entry only into the continuous warm-up lanes.


  Swimmers may be removed from warm-up for violating safety rules.


CAMERA ZONES: Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, restrooms, or locker rooms. Additionally, under NO circumstances will Camera Zones include the area immediately behind the starting blocks at either end of the racing course(s) while they are in use for race starts during competition and warm-up. Those failing to abide by this rule may be removed from the venue.

DECK CHANGES:  Deck changes are not permitted.

INIITIAL DISTANCE: In order to be certain that an initial distance or lead-off relay leg is entered into SWIMS, the swimmer or the swimmer’s coach should notify either the meet referee or the admin before the event and provide the necessary watches as back-up to the electronic timing. All lead-off relay splits will automatically be uploaded to SWIMS after admin approval; for all other initial distances, the proper paperwork must be completed after the swim in order for the time to be entered into SWIMS.

OFFICIATING OPPORTUNITY– Anyone that is a USA Swimming certified official is welcome and encouraged to join the Lake Erie Swimming (LESI) officials in working this meet. Please contact the meet director or the Lake Erie Officials Chair in advance of the meet if at all possible to let either know of your availability. . We are also looking for anyone that is interested in becoming an official, for more information please contact the Official’s Chair.

Meet Director: Branden Burns,

Official’s Chair: Al Kominek,

COACHES: Packets for coaches will be outside the hospitality room. There may be a coaches meeting before the start of the meet if necessary.

NOTE: Only athletes entered in the meet, working coaches, officials, and meet workers are allowed on deck. Other non-participants are expected to remain in the spectator area.



8 & Under Championships


Sunday February 18, 2018

8:15 a.m. Warm-up, 9:05 a.m. meet start (Timed Finals)


All individual events are 8 and under but will be awarded separately for 6 and under, 7yrs. Old, and 8 yrs. Old.


               Girls                                                                               Event                                                                                            Boys

              1                                                                                    200 IM                                                                                                  2


              3                                                                                    25 Butterfly                                                                                    4


              5                                                                                    100 Breast                                                                                    6


              7                                                                                    50 Backstroke                                                                                    8


              9                                                                                    100 Freestyle                                                                                    10


              11                                                                                    25 Breaststroke                                                                                    12


13                                                                                    50 Butterfly                                                                                    14


              15                                                                                    100 Mixed Medley Relay**                                                        15              


16                                                                                    50 Freestyle                                                                                    17


18                                                                                    25 Backstroke                                                                                    19


              20                                                                                    100 IM                                                                                                  21


              22                                                                                    25 Freestyle                                                                                    23


              24                                                                                    100 Backstroke                                                                                    25


              26                                                                                    50 Breaststroke                                                                                    27


              28                                                                                    100 Mixed Free Relay **                                                        28


              ** Relays must consist of two boys and two girls.