DMSF Birdland Invite

Jun 15, 2018 (03:30 PM) - Jun 17, 2018 (08:00 PM)
May, 13 2018


Location: Birdland Pool, Des Moines

Pool in which we train long course. Great meet for 12 and under swimmers. Need to bring chairs, tents and rain gear.


  1. Events will be pre-seeded except when positive check in is required.

  2. Positive check-in is required for the 400 IM, 400 Free (14&U), 800 Free, and 1500 Free. Positive

    check-in deadline for the 400 IM, 400 Free (14&U), and 800 Free is Friday, June 15 at 2:30 PM. Positive check-in deadline for 1500 Free is Sunday, June 17 at 8:30 AM. Swimmers who fail to check in by the deadline will be down seeded to the slowest heat.

  3. Swimmers in all events shall report directly to the starting blocks. Swimmers will not be checked in by a Clerk of Course.

  4. Events may be combined to facilitate meet operation and separated for results and scoring.

  5. All 400 IM, 800 Free, 400 Free (only 14&U) and 1500 Free will be swam fastest to slowest,

    alternating women and men.

  6. If names for relay events are included in entries, those names will be on the relay cards at the


  7. The host is not responsible for providing rest for swimmers between events. If a swimmer has less

    than 10 minutes between swims, the swimmer (or swimmer’s coach) should inform the Referee.

  8. The top 16 swimmers from the prelim session will qualify for the consolation final and the final heat

    for the 13-14 and senior divisions.

  9. Top 8 relays will be swum with finals. Down seeding will be available unless there are 8 or less

    teams entered. No unnecessary heats will be added to the preliminary sessions.

  10. For the Open 50 fly, 50 back, and 50 breast, only the top 8 will advance to finals.

  11. The Open 50 fly, 50 back, and 50 breast will be swum as follows in consecutive heats.

    • Ï  Girls “A” final

    • Ï  Boys “A” final

    • Ï  Girls (top 4)

    • Ï  Boys (top 4)

    • Ï  Girls (top 2)

    • Ï  Boys (top 2)

  12. Athletes entered in the 1500 freestyle must supply their own timer and counter. 

    1. Meet host has the right to add additional heats to the limited entry events if time permits.

    2. Deck changing is prohibited.

    3. Deck Pass is an acceptable proof of USA Swimming membership. Coaches, officials, and

      volunteers must produce proof of membership immediately upon the request of the Referee or

      his/her delegate.

    4. Operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the pools, athlete/coach

      areas, spectator areas any time athletes, coaches, officials, and/or spectators are present.

    5. Swimmers ages ten years and younger shall no compete while wearing “tech” suits, even when competing in Senior of Open events or time trials. A list of suits that are considered “tech” suits is posted on the ISI Website.