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Santa Cruz Spring Sprint

Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018
April, 14 2018
April 13, 2018
(this is a team hosted event)


Santa Cruz Spring Sprint

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Location:  Watsonville High School, 380 Lincoln Street, Watsonville, CA  

Directions:  Map for parking and pool location can be found at  From US Highway 101 (either from north or south) take Chittenden Road (CA 129) west towards Watsonville.   From CA 1 (either from north or south) take Riverside Drive (CA 129) east towards Watsonville.   From either direction turn north onto Lincoln Street, athletic fields will be on your right.   Turn first right onto Wildcatz Way, pool entrance and drop-off will be on your right.   Parking will be at the end of Wildcatz way under solar installations.  

Course: Outdoor pool with up to 10 lanes available for competition.  An additional 4 lanes will be available for warm-up/cool down throughout the competition.  The minimum water depth for the shallow end course, measured in accordance with Article 103.2.3, is 7’0” at the start end and 7’0” at the turn end.  The competition course has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4).  

Time: Meet will begin at 9 AM each day with warm-ups from 7:30 to 8:45 AM each day.  Warmup lanes for 8 and under athletes will be offered and allocated by deck officials.  


  • Current USA and Pacific Swimming rules and warm-up procedures will govern the meet. A copy of these procedures will be posted at the Clerk-of-Course.  All events are timed finals.  

  • All events will swim fast to slow.

  • Athletes may compete in a maximum 3 individual events and 1 relay event each day.  

  • All athletes ages 12 and under should complete competition within four (4) hours.  

  • Entries will be accepted until the number of splashes exceeds the estimated time line, per the “Four-Hour Rule,” based on the athletes age and gender.  

  • If local conditions warrant it the Meet Referee, with the concurrence of the Meet Director, may require a mandatory scratch down. Immediate cash refunds will be made for any mandatory scratches.  

  • All coaches and deck officials must wear their USA Swimming membership cards in a visible manner.

  • All 25 yard events will start at the north end of the pool without starting blocks while timers remain in place at the south side of the pool.  

  • Athletes must provide their own lap counters for the 500 Freestyle events and both timers and lap counters for the 1000 Freestyle events.