Robert Busbey Invitational
2018 Robert F. Busbey Invitational
Great Lakes Sailfish Swimming, Inc.
May 18-20, 2018
Held under USA Swimming Sanction # LE17061 SS
LOCATION: Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, Cleveland State University, 2451 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
POOL: 50 meters by 9 lanes, Colorado timing system and 9 lanes digital readout score board with spacious locker room space and balcony seating for spectators, continuous warm-up and warm-down available.
Friday Evening Session: Warm-up will be 4:30-5:15 p.m., with competition starting at 5:20 p.m. If the average number of swimmers per lane is scheduled to exceed thirty (30) swimmers per lane, the evening session warm up shall be split by team, age or gender into two sessions.
Open Session warm-up will be 7:30-8:15 a.m., with competition starting at 8:20 a.m. If the average number of swimmers per lane is scheduled to exceed thirty (30) swimmers per lane, the morning session warm up shall be split by team, age or gender into two sessions.
Age Group Session warm-up will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of the morning session and be 45 minutes. If the average number of swimmers per lane is scheduled to exceed thirty (30) swimmers per lane, the afternoon warm up shall be split by team, age or gender into two sessions. Estimated afternoon start times will be posted on www.lakeerieswimming.com, and www.greatlakessailfish.com by Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
Saturday and Sunday Finals: Warm-ups information will be announced prior to the conclusion of the morning session. The meet will begin 50 minutes after the start of a 45-minute warm-up period. Estimated start times will be posted on www.lakeerieswimming.com and the www.greatlakessailfish.com by Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
ENTRY FEES: $6.00 per individual event. Relay events are $12.00 per event. In addition, there is a $2.00 per swimmer LESI surcharge.
ENTRY LIMITATIONS: Swimmers may compete in up to 3 individual events in the Open Session each day. The 11-12 year old swimmers may compete in up to 3 individual 11-12 events on Saturday afternoon and 4 individual events on Sunday afternoon. The 10 and under swimmers may compete in up to 4 individual events in the Age Group Session both Saturday and Sunday. Any 10 and under or 11-12 swimmers competing in any Open events on a given day are subject to the 3 individual event limit for that day. There are no event limitations on Friday.
DECK ENTRIES: Deck entries will be taken on a space available basis up to 35 minutes before the start of each session and seeded at NT. Deck entrants should sign up at the deck entry table for $10.00 per individual event and $15.00 per relay event. Deck entry swimmers new to the meet will be charged the $2.00 LESI surcharge and must provide proof of USA Swimming registration. Deck entrants for whom there is no space will receive a refund.
QUALIFYING TIMES: Please see event listings. Swimmers must be equal to or faster than the qualifying time for certain events as listed as of the entry deadline. Either Short Course Yards (Y) or Long Course Meters (L) will be accepted. Converted times may not be used. Nonconforming times will be converted by Meet Manager. There are no time standards for the afternoon sessions.
PROOF OF TIME: Swimmers should enter an event only if they have achieved the listed time standard for that event. All 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. Proofs of time shall be from an observed swim or from a sanctioned or approved competition only. A fine of $10.00 for each swim listed in the notice for which acceptable proof of time is not provided will be levied against the all teams or unattached swimmers.