OSSC Spring Into Summer Splash Meet
2018 SPRING INTO SUMMER
Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3
Hosted by the Ohio State Swim Club
Held Under the Sanction of USA Swimming, Inc.
The Ohio State Swim Club and the Department of Recreational Sports are pleased to host the 2018 Spring Into Summer Splash at The Ohio State University’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
This meet is intended to provide age-group swimmers in each scoring group the opportunity to spring from the short course season into the summer long course season in a fun way, while not intimidating those swimmers who may not be quite ready to swim long course. We hope that this format opens the dialogue between swimmers and their coaches to compare SCY and LCM times and racing strategies within the same meet.
The most current meet information, including notices of program changes, warm-up times, warm-up lane assignments, complete meet results, and computer backups will be posted on the Ohio State Swim Club’s website at www.swimclub.osu.edu.
Visiting Team Lane Timer Requirements
This has become a very large meet and its format has been modified in recent years to:
1. Increase the level of competition for swimmers
2. Maximize the number of swimmers who are able to compete in the meet
3. Reduce the number of swimmers and teams who are turned away due to timeline limitations
As such, it is expected that four of the eight sessions will be run in a two-pool racing format which requires a minimum of 44 timers for each session plus 22 timers for each single pool racing session (224 timers total). OSSC will provide timers to cover what would be required if this were a five session, one pool racing meet; however, to continue the meet in its current format, assistance from visiting team families is required.
Course & Format
All Friday events are timed finals events and will be seeded in advance. Heats will be swum fastest to slowest in 10 lanes in a LCM format.
Saturday and Sunday preliminaries will be swum in short course yards. Competition will be held in both the North and South ends of the competition pool using 10 lanes. Two pool racing will be utilized for prelim sessions. Determination of how events will be split into the two pools will be decided once entries have been received. Entry times for events held during Saturday and Sunday preliminary sessions should be submitted in SCY.
Flyover starts may be utilized in all sessions, including finals. The evening finals sessions of the meet will be swum in 10 lanes in a LCM format. Each heat in finals will consist of ten swimmers.
Finals for 10 & under, 11-12 and 13-14 swimmers will consist of a championship heat and consolation heat (swum in that order) of each event.
Finals for Senior swimmers will consist of a championship heat, consolation heat and bonus heat (swum in that order) of each event.
It is the intention of the meet host to ensure that all lanes are full in finals to provide as much opportunity as possible for swimmers to compete in the long course finals format. Finals heats are swum fastest to slowest for this reason. If a swimmer no-shows for a heat then the next fastest swimmer from the next fastest heat will be pulled in to fill the open lane, etc. Heats will NOT be reseeded behind the blocks; however if it is known prior to the start of the finals session that a swimmer will miss their event then the affected heat(s) may be reseeded.
Warm-up & Start Times
Friday – Timed Finals
11-11:45 a.m. – Open warm-up
12 p.m. – 13 & Over session
Saturday & Sunday – Prelims
Session 3 & 6
6:15-7:30 a.m. – Warm-up
7:45 a.m. – 13 & Over session
Saturday & Sunday – Finals
Session 5 & 8
4:20 p.m. – Deck opens
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Open warm-up
5:45 p.m. – Finals
4:45-5:30 p.m. – Open warm-up
5:45 p.m. – 12 & Under session
Session 4 & 7
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Warm-up
12:30 p.m. – 12 & under session
There will be no deck entries.
A swimmer may enter no more than three (3) events per day. If an entry is submitted with an individual entered in more than three events per day, then that swimmer will be placed in his or her events in chronological order until he or she has reached the five event limit. There will be no refunds.
Payment of Entry Fees
$6.00 per individual event
$2.00 per swimmer Ohio Swimming Travel Fund surcharges.