2018 Ohio LSC Open Water Championships

June 27, 2018
June 20, 2018
[* ALL Roster Groups *] ([* ALL Locations *])


Please see you coaches and meet information with questions.

The Open Water Championship
Sanction # OH-18LC-01 June 27, 2018 Presented by Cincinnati Aquatic Club
Open Water Championship Meet Book Page 1 of 8
SANCTION: This meet is held under the sanction of USA Swimming and Ohio Swimming, Inc.
RULES: The current USA Swimming open water rules will govern the Meet as outlined in Part Seven of the USA
Swimming Rules and Regulations Handbook. USA Swimming Rules 202.3.2 - At a sanctioned competitive
event, USA Swimming athlete members must be under the supervision of a USA Swimming member coach
during warm-up, competition, and warm-down. The Meet Director or Meet Referee shall assist the athlete
in making arrangements for such supervision.
HOSTED BY: Cincinnati Aquatic Club
Visit our websites for up-to-date meet information: OhioOpenWater.com
LakeErieOpenWater.com AlleghenyMountainOpenWater.com
COMPETITION: The Open Water Championship serves as the LSC Open Water Championship for Ohio Swimming, Lake
Erie Swimming, Allegheny Swimming, Kentucky Swimming, and Michigan Swimming. The competition
will be organized according to these age classifications:
15 & Over 4 Kilometer
13 - 14 3 Kilometer
11 - 12 2 Kilometer
10 & Under 1 Kilometer
Swimmers will compete as individuals. However, swimmers may also compete on relays. A relay
consists of three (3) swimmers, in the same age group/same sex, from the same club. The cumulative
finishing times of the three fastest swimmers in each age group/sex/club will make up the A relay. The
second fastest cumulative times will make up the B relay, etc. The fastest cumulative time will be used to
determine the winners and the place. Only the Top 2 Relays are eligible for Points & Awards.
LOCATION: The Meet will be conducted at Hueston Woods State Park – College Corner, OH, at Acton Lake Beach.
This venue was the site of the 1996, 1999, and 2004 Central Zones Open Water Championship.
Mapquest (click), Bing Maps (click), GPS use 39.575482, -84.755903
COURSE: This lake course is a 1 Kilometer Course. One lap = 1 Kilometer.
SCHEDULE: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
13-14 and 15 & Over Age Groups
Check-In Begins: 9:00 am (Swimmers not checking in will be scratched)
Pre-Race Briefing: 9:30 am - (15&Over) 10:30 am (13-14):
Competition starts: 10:00 am (15 & Over) 11:00 am (13-14)
10 & Under and 11-12 Age Groups
Check-In Begins: 10:00 am (Swimmers not checking in will be scratched)
Pre-Race Briefing: 11:30 am
Competition starts: 12:00 noon (11-12) 12:50 pm (10&U)
Events will be swum in order. Events may be started prior to the completion of the previous event(s) at the
discretion of the Referee. Details of the competition schedule will be discussed during the Clinic.
CHECK-IN Swimmers must report to the check-in table appropriate for their age and sex and report to the Meet
Volunteer that they are present and prepared to swim. At that time the swimmers will be briefed
regarding instructions for the competition deemed necessary.
The Open Water Championship
Sanction # OH-18LC-01 June 27, 2018 Presented by Cincinnati Aquatic Club
Open Water Championship Meet Book Page 2 of 8
PROCEDURES: There will be a mandatory Pre-Race Briefing held before competition begins to discuss the course, rules
and safety procedures. The Referee will remove any swimmer from competition who does not attend the
clinic or is found to be inattentive during the clinic. Course will be patrolled by qualified safety personnel.
ATTITUDE: Athlete conduct will be governed by Part Seven of the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations Handbook.
Intentional obstruction, interference or intentional contact with another swimmer may be deemed
"Unsporting Impedance" and lead to disqualification. Swimmers shall maintain clearance from other
swimmers except at the start, turn, and the finish or where the course or race conditions dictate otherwise.
Parents and swimmers should be advised there are a significant number of entrants, open water swimming
may be expected to involve inadvertent contact with other swimmers. It is important that swimmers keep a
cool head while in the water.
ELIGIBILITY: Swimmer(s) must be registered with Ohio//Lake Erie/Alleghany Mountain/Kentucky/Michigan Swimming
to be accepted into this meet. Age as of June 27, 2018 shall determine the swimmer’s age for the Open
Water Championships. Swimmers shall have the National BB time for the 200/400/500 freestyle distance
for his or her age group (see page 5). This cut shall have been achieved during any USA Swimming
sanctioned event since January 1, 2017 through the Entry Deadline. Pre and or post verification of the entry
times is not required. Registered athletes from other LSCs may enter as Unattached Swimmers.
ENTRY FEES: $30.00 per individual event – non-refundable, plus $2.00 Ohio Swimming Surcharge*. Teams submitting
entries for three or more swimmers per event will be eligible for relay competition. Relay fees are free per
each group of three swimmers, per age group, per event, per team. There is no limit on the number of team
relays, but only the top 2 relays per team per event will score.
Please make checks payable to Cincinnati Aquatic Club
If any team has unpaid fees at the start of competition, the entire team will be scratched.
ENTRY CHAIR: Please submit all Hy-tek Team Manager entries via e-mail (preferred) or paper entry form on page 6 of this
packet via US Mail, USA Swimming certification, and fees to: Mike Rice, 7425 Algonquin Drive,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 – MeetEntry@swimcincinnati.org The hardcopies of entries, membership
certification, and check should be sent via us mail to the same address.
& DEADLINE Entries and Fees must be received on or before June 18, 2018. Hard copy entries must be
received by Monday, June 18, 2018. We encourage HYTEK entries. The HYTEK entries must
be sent via Email to MeetEntry@swimcincinnati.org, and with a print out to the entry chairperson
at the address listed below, or (b) Manual Entry Form on page 6 of this packet.
Host will send an Entry Report and Exception report (if any) back to entering club/unattached
swimmer by Wednesday, June 20th at 8:00 p.m. via e-mail.
The e-mailed Entry Report sent to you confirming your entry, along with all subsequent Entry
Reports notifying you of changed or updated entries, shall be the official record of your entry. No
other information will be considered if there is an entry error or discrepancy.
There will be no deck entries allowed for this meet. NT (No Time) Entries will not be
The Open Water Championship
Sanction # OH-18LC-01 June 27, 2018 Presented by Cincinnati Aquatic Club
Open Water Championship Meet Book Page 3 of 8
Entering clubs/swimmers need to remember to check all data BEFORE submitting. Entering club
with unattached swimmer also needs to check all entry reports (and any exception reports) that
the host returns. It is the responsibility of the entering club/unattached swimmer to heed
deadlines and be responsible for the accuracy of club entries.
START/FINISH An “in-water” start and a “beach finish” will be used for each individual event.
TIMING SYSTEM A Timing System will be provided.
TIME LIMITS Time Limits - swimmers must finish within 30 minutes of the first swimmer in their event to be
eligible for scoring and award.
ENTRY CHAIR Mike Rice, 7425 Algonquin Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243
(513) 984-5255 (work), (513) 272-1221 (home), MeetEntry@swimcincinnati.org
MEET DIRECTOR: Mike Rice, 7425 Algonquin Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45243
(513) 984-5255 (work), (513) 272-1221 (home)
All questions should be directed to: MeetDirector@swimcincinnati.org
MEET REFEREE Scott Tengen, (513) 702-1969, scott@thetengens.com
ADMIN REFEREES Anissa Kanzari, Patrick Cassidy
SAFETY MONITOR Tom Mantkowski, tmantkowski@mindspring.com
OFFICIALS We welcome all USA Swimming Certified Officials, and you may receive your certification as an Open
Water Judge or Open Water Referee at this meet. Please refer to the Ohio Swimming website for complete
certification requirements. The on-line tests for Open Water Judge and Open Water Referee can be found
on the USA Swimming website in the Officials Section.
SCORING: Individual events will be scored as follows:
20, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Relay events will be scored as follows:
40, 34, 32, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
Team competition will be scored as follows:
The combined points scored by attached members of the team shall determine the team score.
AWARDS: Individual Events: Relay Events:
1st through 16th place will receive medals. 1st through 3d place will receive medals.
Team Awards: Bonus Awards (Ohio LSC): – Provided by TYR
1st through 3rd place will receive plaques Individual Event Winner – TYR Jacket
Relay Event Winner – TYR Swim Backpack
The awards ceremony will be conducted at the conclusion of each Age Group
The Open Water Championship
Sanction # OH-18LC-01 June 27, 2018 Presented by Cincinnati Aquatic Club
Open Water Championship Meet Book Page 4 of 8
GENERAL There is no admission fee for this Ohio LSC Championship Meet. (Free is good).
PROCEDURES: An area adjacent to the competition will be available for continuous warm-up and warm-down
during competition. Swimmers found in the water outside of the designated area and not engaged
in competition will be scratched from the meet regardless of whether or not they have completed
their events
PROGRAMS: Psych sheets will be available on-line at OhioOpenWater.com
FINAL RESULTS: Final results and Hy-tek Team Manager Results file will be posted to OhioOpenWater.com
REFRESHMENTS: Concessions will be provided
: Parking is free with over 500 spaces available (Free is good).
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Stay tuned for 2018 Activities!
In previous years, activities included:
" 2012 – 5 LSC Open Water Select Camp (KY/OH/WV/LE/IN)
" 2007 – Swim Clinics conducted by 10-time National Open Water Erica Rose
" 2005 & 2006 – Swim Clinics conducted by 12-time Olympic Medalist Dara Torres
" 2005 & 2006 – Toyota Summer Splash Tour
RECORDING DEVICES Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing
areas, rest rooms, or locker rooms.
CHANGING AREAS Except where venue facilities require otherwise, changing into or out of swimsuits other than
locker rooms or changing facilities, or other designated areas, is prohibited.
DISABILITY ATHLETES We welcome registered athletes with cognitive or physical disabilities, and the Referee will make
reasonable accommodations to facilitate participation. We request you notify the Meet Director or
the Meet Referee in advance, to allow us to understand the nature of any accommodation being
OUTREACH ATHLETES We welcome Registered Outreach Athletes to participate, and we willing to waive the entry fee
and Ohio Swimming Surcharges, provided the athlete has been registered by the LSC as an
Outreach Athlete.
DRONES Operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the venue (beach,
athlete/coach areas, spectator areas and open ceiling locker rooms) any time athletes, coaches,
officials and/or spectators are present
The Open Water Championship
Sanction # OH-18LC-01 June 27, 2018 Presented by Cincinnati Aquatic Club
Open Water Championship Meet Book Page 5 of 8
1 15 & Over 4 Kilometer Individual 2
3 13-14 3 Kilometer Individual 4
5 11-12 2 Kilometer Individual 6
7 10 & Under 1 Kilometer Individual 8
1R 15 & Over 12 Kilometer Relay 2R
3R 13-14 9 Kilometer Relay 4R
5R 11-12 6 Kilometer Relay 6R
7R 10 & Under 3 Kilometer Relay 8R
Girls Boys
National BB Cut National BB Cut
10 & Under
3:15.99 3:20.99 2:57.39 200 Free 2:47.99 3:12.09 3:05.69
11 & 12
5:48.69 5:56.49 6:38.39 400 / 500 Free 6:27.49 5:48.69 5:39.09
13 & 14
5:32.69 5:40.89 6:20.09 400 / 500 Free 5:58.99 5:24.09 5:14.19
15 & Over
5:25.59 5:32.89 6:12.09 400 / 500 Free 5:45.99 5:09.89 5:02.79
Source: 2017 – 2020 USA Swimming National Age Group Motivational Times
The Open Water Championship
Sanction # OH-18LC-01 June 27, 2018 Presented by Cincinnati Aquatic Club
Open Water Championship Meet Book Page 6 of 8
Team:________________________ Code: OPEN WATER ENTRY FORM (Manual Entries Only)
In each box below, put:
NAME on the top line,
ID # underneath
Mark the age in the box to the right.
Mark if this swimmer is part of a relay.
Indicate the course where the qualifying
time took place.
Put the seed time under the
corresponding event
Event # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Event Girls
Girls 11-
Boys 11-
Age Relay
Jane F Smith
092002JANFSMIT 15 N SCY 5:01.99
The Open Water Championship
Sanction # OH-18LC-01 June 27, 2018 Presented by Cincinnati Aquatic Club
Open Water Championship Meet Book Page 7 of 8
Please fill out the information requested below and submit with your payment. Make checks payable to
Cincinnati Aquatic Club. Thank you.
Send to: Mike Rice
Entry Chair
7425 Algonquin Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45243
Number of individual entries: X $30.00 = _______
Number of Relay entries: X $ 0.00 =
Number of Swimmers – Ohio Swimming surcharges X $ 2.00 = _______
Club Official Submitting Entry: Coaches:
State: Zip: Head Coach E-mail Address:____________________ ____________
Daytime Phone: ( ) Club Official E-mail:_______________________________________
Release and Hold Harmless Agreement
In consideration of being permitted to participate in this swim meet, and for other good and valuable consideration, the undersigned, for himself, his
successors and assigns, hereby releases and forever discharges the host club, Ohio Swimming Inc., and its Board of Directors, USA Swimming, Ohio
Department of Parks and Recreation and each of their respective officers, agents, employees, members, successors, and any other persons in any way
connected with this meet, form any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, or causes of action of whatever kind of character arising out of or in
connection with said event. Further, the undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the host club and Ohio Swimming, USA Swimming, Ohio
Dept of Parks and Recreation and the officers, trustees, agents, employees, and members of the foregoing and all other persons in any way and claims
arising out of or in connection with any injury, including death, or alleged injury of damage to property sustained or alleged to have sustained in
connection with or to have arisen out of said event.
Signature of Club Official/Coach________________________________________________ Date
*You may have one designated spokesperson for your team to talk to the referee or Clerk-of-Course. The coach would be the logical person. Please
list the name of your spokesperson:
Did you include?
Entries in Writing
Check for entries and surcharges
This completed form
The Open Water Championship
Sanction # OH-18LC-01 June 27, 2018 Presented by Cincinnati Aquatic Club
Open Water Championship Meet Book Page 8 of 8
Meet Name: The Open Water Championship
Location: Hueston Woods State Park – Acton Lake, College Corner, OH
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The undersigned team representative certifies by his/her signature that all athletes participating for or entered by
the team in this sanctioned swim meet are currently member athletes of USA Swimming, Inc. The undersigned
further certifies that any person appearing on deck in this meet in the capacity of coach is currently a coach
member of USA Swimming, Inc.
PRINTED NAME:___________________________________