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2018 Robert F. Busbey Invitational

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018
April 14, 2018

Description

 

2018 Robert F. Busbey Invitational

Hosted by

Great Lakes Sailfish Swimming, Inc.

May 18-20, 2018

Held under USA Swimming Sanction # LE17061 LS; TT - #LE 17062 LS

 

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: 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. The depth of the pool at the start end is 12 feet. The depth of the pool at the turn end is 4 feet. The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C (4). The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming.

 

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:

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.

 

 

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.

 

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 http://www.healthyohioprogram.org. All coaches and officials are encouraged to take this training. It is your responsibility to take care of this requirement.

 

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. There is a $1.00 per swimmer handling fee for entries not furnished in an electronic file. Make checks payable to Great Lakes Sailfish Swimming, Inc.

 

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.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Swimmers must be current athlete members of USA Swimming and have met the time standard requirements. Coaches must be current coach members of USA Swimming and must check in on each day of the meet. All coaches must display the deck pass (wristband) issued by the meet host. On deck USA Swimming athlete registration will not be available. Age is as of the first day of the meet, May 18, 2018.

 

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. NT will not be accepted; if the swimmer has no time, please provide an estimate. The host team may enter its own swimmers regardless of qualifying times if no qualifying swimmers have been closed out.

 

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.

 

SWIMMERS WITH A DISABILITY: Qualifying times for 50-yard/meter events will be waived for swimmers with a disability. Swimmers with a disability may enter an event (such as the 100 free) and swim it with a longer yardage event (such as the 200 free) provided his/her time for the lesser yardage event (100 free) is equal to or faster than the listed qualifying time for the longer yardage event (200 free). Entries for swimmers with a disability should be handled in the following manner: (1) enter the swimmer in Touch Pad or the Hy-Tek database (or on the regular entry form); (2) list in the email accompanying the Touch Pad or 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 and the Lake Erie Swimming Policy & Procedures. Nine (9) lanes will be swum in each heat of finals. All individual events in the Saturday and Sunday Open Sessions will be prelim/finals with the exception of the 400-meter freestyle and the 800-meter freestyle which are timed finals with all heats swum during prelims. All relays are timed finals with all heats swum slowest to fastest in the preliminary sessions. For finals, there will be no break between events, so swimmers should choose their events accordingly.

 

Saturday:

Open events: ABC finals, with only 14U swimmers eligible for the C final unless empty lanes are available.

11-12 events: A finals

10U – timed finals

 

Sunday:

Open events: A/B finals, with only 14U swimmers eligible for the B final unless empty lanes are available.

11-12 – timed finals

10U – timed finals

 

The 1500 freestyle and the 800 freestyle will be swum fastest to slowest alternating women and men.

 

The meet host reserves the right to cancel the 12 and under relays in the afternoon sessions in order to accommodate more swimmers. Teams will be notified shortly after the entry deadline of any event cancellations and will have their entry fees for such events refunded.

 

SEEDING & CHECK IN: All events will be seeded on the deck. All swimmers must check in for these events at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their session. Check-in sheets will be posted. Relay cards must be turned in upon call in order to be seeded. The Lake Erie scratch rules (attached) will be in effect. 

 

CLERK OF COURSE: A Clerk of Course will not be provided.

 

SCORING:              Individual events: 22-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1; Relays double.

 

AWARDS:                      Age Group Sessions: Individual Events: Medals 1st -3rd and Ribbons 4th -9th

                                                                Relay Events: Ribbons 1st -9th

                                                                     Individual High Point & Runner-Up for each gender 10 & under, 11-12.

                         Points scored by a 12 & under swimmer in Open Events will NOT count towards age group high point and will accrue only to high point in open events.

                          

                      Open Sessions: IndividualHigh Point & Runner-Up for each gender

 

 

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.

 

ADMISSION COST: $6.00 per spectator per day. Meet programs will be available. There will be special prices for combined sessions and meet programs. Seniors 65 and over and children 6 and under are free.

 

PARKING: CSU charges for event parking (est. $10 per day). Parking lots are available at the corner of Chester and E. 22nd Street or on Euclid Ave and E. 24th Street. City of Cleveland Meter parking is all day Sunday on Chester Avenue. Cleveland State University Meter parking is available on a very limited basis.

 

RESULTS: Results will be posted on www.lakeerieswimming.com. Teams may request a backup at the conclusion of the meet.

 

TIME TRIALS: At the discretion of the Meet Director and Meet Referee, time trials will be offered at the conclusion of the Friday evening, the Saturday morning and the Sunday morning sessions. Time trials are offered only to swimmers entered in individual events of the meet. Depending on the timelines, some events may not be available for time trial. Time Trial swimmers should sign up at the deck entry table up to 60 minutes before the conclusion of the Friday evening, Saturday morning or Sunday morning sessions. The cost is $10.00 per individual event and $15.00 per relay event. Time trial events count toward daily event limitations. ONLY ONE TIME TRIAL per swimmer permitted per day.

 

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. All entry into the pool for warm-up is feet first from the starting block end of the pool. Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner with one hand in contact with the pool edge. There is no diving during warm-up, except in designated sprint lanes. The final 20 minutes of a 40-45-minute warm-up or 15 minutes of a 30-minute warm-up shall be conducted as follows

For a 9 lane pool:

(a)          Lanes 1, 8, & 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 2 & 7 sprint lanes for racing starts from the starting block end of the pool, one length only and exiting the pool

(c)          Lanes 3-6 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.

 

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 prohibited.

 

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.

Official’s Chair: Al Kominek, allan_k2000@yahoo.com.

 

COACHES: Coaches packet will be available upon coach check-in.

 

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.

 

MEET DIRECTORS:                        Kyoko Ozawa Hong at kyokoozawa4@gmail.com

 

ENTRY PERSON:                                                          Dave Wohlfeil at glssentries@gmail.com.

 

DIRECTIONS: From I-77 NORTH, follow signs to I-90 east to E. 22nd street exit, follow E. 22nd north (left) to Euclid or Chester. From I-90 east or west, exit at Chester Ave., park on Chester or Euclid.

 

From Ohio Turnpike, take I-77 or I-71 north to I-90 east (see above).

 

SPECTATOR EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN

In the event of an alarm or an emergency requiring evacuation:

Remain calm, walk to the nearest exit, and leave the building.

Do not use the elevators.

Do not attempt to go on deck or into the locker rooms

 

Swimmers will be directed by their coaches or meet workers to STILLWELL HALL ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BUILDING (the scoreboard is on the west wall of the pool).

2018 ROBERT F. BUSBEY INVITATIONAL

May 18-20, 2018

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 18, 2018 (Timed Finals)

4:30 p.m. warm-up, 5:20 p.m. meet start.

Qualifying times must be equal to or faster than the times below.

 

Women #

Qualifying Time

 

Age Group/Stroke

Qualifying Time

 

Men #

1

6:27.59L 5:39.69Y

Open 400 meter IM*

6:04.69L 5:17.39Y

2

3

 

10-under 400 meter Freestyle

 

4

5

 

11-12 400 meter Freestyle

 

6

7

22:23.09L 21:43.19Y

Open 1500 meter Freestyle*

21:27.39L 20:43.19Y

8

*Timed finals swum fastest to slowest alternating women and men.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Session (Prelims/Finals)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

7:30 a.m. warm-up, 8:20 a.m. meet start (preliminaries).

Qualifying times must be faster or equal to times below.

Open swimmers are limited to three individual events per day.

 

Women #

Qualifying Time

 

Age Group/Stroke

Qualifying Time

 

Men #

9

3:03.39L 2:39.19Y

200 meter IM

2:51.99L 2:28.59Y

10

11

1:15.39L 1:05.79Y

100 meter Freestyle

1:09.99L 1:00.89Y

12

13

2:59.49L 2:37.89Y

200 meter Butterfly

2:49.19L 2:26.99Y

14

15

1:34.99L 1:22.39Y

100 meter Breaststroke

1:28.09L 1:15.59Y

16

17

2:59.39L 2:35.39Y

200 meter Backstroke

2:49.69L 2:25.89Y

18

19

 

400 meter Medley Relay**

 

20

21

11:41.99L 13:01.79Y

800 meter Freestyle*

11:13.99L 12:23.89Y

22

*The 800 freestyle is a timed final event with all heats swum fastest to slowest in the prelim session, alternating women and men.

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** Timed finals swum slowest to fastest in the prelims session.

 

Age Group Session (Prelims/Finals)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Afternoon warm-up will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of the morning session.

Competition will begin at the completion of the 45-minute warm-up.

Estimated start times will be listed at www.lakeerieswimming.com by Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

10 & under swimmers are limited to 4 events per day. 11-12 swimmers are limited to 3 events per day.

 

Girls #

 

Age Group/Stroke

 

Boys #

23

 

10& under 200 meter IM**

 

24

25

 

11-12 200 meter IM***

 

26

27

 

10 & under 50 meter Freestyle**

 

28

29

 

11-12 50 meter Freestyle***

 

30

31

 

10 & under 50 meter Breaststroke**

 

32

33

 

11-12 50 meter Breaststroke***

 

34

35

 

10 & under 100 meter Butterfly**

 

36

37

 

11-12 100 meter Butterfly***

 

38

39

 

10 & under 100 meter Backstroke**

 

40

41

 

11-12 100 meter Backstroke***

 

42

43

 

12 & under 400 meter Freestyle Relay**#

 

44

 

 

 

 

 

*** 11-12 individual events P/F.

** Timed finals.

# Relays may be cancelled with entry fees refunded in order to accommodate more swimmers.

 

FINALS: Estimated finals warm-up information will be announced prior to the conclusion of the morning session. Finals will begin 50 minutes after the start of a 45-minute warm-up period. There will be a minimum of 45 minutes between the conclusion of the afternoon session and the start of warm-up for finals. Estimated start times will be posted on www.lakeerieswimming.com and www.greatlakessailfish.com by Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

C/B/A finals for Open events will be swum in that order with only 14 &U eligible for C final except to fill empty lanes. Only A finals will be conducted for all 11-12 events.

Order of Finals: 25, 26, 9, 10, 29, 30, 11, 12, 33, 34, 13, 14, 37, 38, 15, 16, 41, 42, 17, 18.

Open Session (Prelims/Finals)

Sunday, May 20, 2018

7:30 a.m. warm-up, 8:20 a.m. meet start (preliminaries).

Qualifying times must be faster or equal to times below.

Open swimmers are limited to three individual events per day.

 

For finals, there will be no break between events, so swimmers should choose their events accordingly.

 

Women #

Qualifying Time

 

Age Group/Stroke

Qualifying Time

 

Men #

45

2:42.59L 2:22.19Y

200 meter Freestyle

2:32.29L 2:12.79Y

46

47

1:23.59L 1:11.69Y

100 meter Backstroke

1:18.29L 1:06.89Y

48

49

3:25.59L 2:58.29Y

200 meter Breaststroke

3:11.59L 2:45.59Y

50

51

34.59L 30.29Y

50 meter Freestyle

31.99L 27.89Y

52

53

1:21.09L 1:11.39Y

100 meter Butterfly

1:15.49L 1:06.39Y

54

55

 

400 meter Freestyle Relay**

 

56

57

5:40.89L 6:20.09Y

400 meter Freestyle**

5:24.09L 5:58.99Y

58

** Timed finals swum slowest to fastest in the prelims session.

 

FINALS: Estimated finals warm-up information will be announced prior to the conclusion of the morning session. Finals 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 www.greatlakessailfish.com by Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

B/A finals for Open events will be swum in that order with only 14U swimmers eligible for B final.

Order of Finals: 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54.

 

Age Group Session (Timed Finals)

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Afternoon warm-up will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of the morning session.

Competition will begin at the completion of the 45-minute warm-up.

Estimated start times will be listed at www.lakeerieswimming.com by Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Age group swimmers are limited to 4 events per day.

 

Girls #

 

Age Group/Stroke

 

Boys #

59

 

11-12 200 meter Freestyle

 

60

61

 

10 & under 50 meter Backstroke

 

62

63

 

11-12 50 meter Backstroke

 

64

65

 

10 & under 50 meter Butterfly

 

66

67

 

11-12 50 meter Butterfly

 

68

69

 

10 & under 100 meter Freestyle

 

70

71

 

11-12 100 meter Freestyle

 

72

73

 

10 & under 100 meter Breaststroke

 

74

75

 

11-12 100 meter Breaststroke

 

76

77

 

10 & under 200 meter Freestyle

 

78

79

 

12 and under 400 meter Medley Relay#

 

80

 

 

 

 

 

# Relays may be cancelled with entry fees refunded in order to accommodate more swimmers.

 

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