Cardinal Aquatics Meet (USA Swimming)

May 11, 2018 (03:00 AM) - May 13, 2018 (03:00 AM)
April 14, 2018


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Psych Sheet - Click Here 

Notes From Host Team 

 1)  Since we are running Chase Starts (similar to running 2 pools) we could really use some help filling up our timer spots.  Please ask your families if anyone would be willing to be a timer.  They will get in FREE and get lots of great snacks while they are's a bit more laid back than a normal meet, as the ODD heats will go off at the dive end of the pool and the EVEN heats will go off at the scoreboard end.  As far as timing goes, it is easier than most meets....we just need more of them!  If you would send your volunteer names to me, we will make sure their names are on the list.  This will make it easier for them to get in....thanks in advance for your help!

2)  Due to the large numbers in our Open girls and 11-12 girls on Friday night, our original timeline was over 5 hours.  Since this is an early season meet, our goal is to help all swimmers that want to swim get the opportunity to do so.  Therefore, per the meet info, we have decided to run the 400 Free with 2 swimmers per lane (starting at opposite ends of the pool).  This adjustment saves us over 1 hour on the original timeline. 
Swimmers will need to dive in, move to the RIGHT, and STAY ON THAT SIDE OF THE LANE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 400 (NO CIRCLE SWIMMING).  We did this last year and had only 1 issue of swimmers getting in each other’s way.  The sooner you talk to your swimmers about it, the better prepared they will be.

3)  So we can start Friday evening on time, we will PRESEED the 1st event (Girls OPEN 400IM).  PLEASE let me know by Thursday evening if you know in advance any swimmers in the 400IM intending to scratch!  The less open lanes the better!  All other events on Friday will remain deck seeded.

4)  Due to running Chase Starts, per the meet packet, 
the ENTIRE meet will be run Fastest to Slowest....that way, for the most part, the slower heat will chase the faster heat...prevents less problems!

5)  Please take note of the w-up schedule attached....there are some slight changes to make the lanes less crowded, specifically on Saturday.  Saturday morning we have an extra team, so we had to create 3-30 minute warmups, with CARD taking the earliest time slot.  We will open the pool the last 20 min for ALL teams who wish to get back in for starts or pace.  Sunday morning we will run just 2-40 minute w-ups!  Lane Assignments will be posted at the pool on the booth windows.

Location:  University of Louisville - Indoor Pool (50mtrs) 

Recommended for:   This meet is for all USA swimmers
Maximum Number of Events per day: 4 Individual Events Per Day. 
Awards: See Meet information 
Deck Entries: No Deck Entries permitted
Admission :  $3 for spectators 10 and over. 
Heat Sheets:   $2 per session.
Entry Fees :  $5.50 for each individual event/$10 Relay
Parking:Parking is available in the Floyd Street Parking Garage directly across the street from the Cardinal Park Soccer and Track Stadium and next to the Natatorium. The University of Louisville controls the parking facility and parking fee of $5.
Concession: will be provided

Check-In Events will be pre-seeded for all events except the1500FR, 400IM, 400FR, 12&Under 200 IM. These events will be deck seeded and could be limited to 4 heats (timeline permitting). Swimmers are required to positive check in at the athlete entrance 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the session in which the event will be swum. ALL events will run FASTEST TO SLOWEST.

Chase Starts: The meet director has the right to allow starts at both ends of the pool (swim 2 swimmers per lane) for the 400 Free events. We will most likely run Chase Starts for the entire meet (starting both ends in staggered start). Due to running Chase Starts, we will run the meet fastest to slowest for ALL events (slower heat chasing the faster heat). If you have fast swimmers entered at NT, it may be best to enter a converted time or a practice time, as it will help with the Chase Start process.  

Swimmers Shirt Schedule:  Countryside YMCA Torpedoes Shirts Only 
Friday=Choice T-Shirt
Saturday=Blue T-Shirt
Sunday = Yellow T-Shirt

Coaches Shirt Schedule: TBD

Warm-up Schedule: Please arrive to the pool 15 minutes before the warm-up start time. 

Friday 1500 – Open W-ups
Friday PM Session  - 4:30-5pm 
Saturday AM Session - 7:10-8am 
Saturday PM Session - 12:45-1:15pm
Sunday AM Session - 7:40-8:20am 
Sunday PM Session - 1:15-1:45pm