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Event

2018 12 and Under States

Jul 20, 2018 (03:00 PM) - Jul 22, 2018 (03:00 PM)
July 13, 2018

Description

LOCATION/FACILITIES – Holland Community Aquatic Center, Holland, Michigan.

Holland Aquatic Center is an 8-lane 50 Meter pool with a 6 lane, 25 yard pool which will be available for supervised warm up and warm down.  Depth at start is 6’9” and 13’ at turn. Permanent starting blocks and non-turbulent lane markers will be used. Colorado timing system with an 8 lane display will be used. There is ample balcony seating for spectators. Lockers are available (provide your own lock).  Public phones will be available. The competition course has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C (4).

ADMISSIONS - Admissions: $5.00 per person/per day. Children age eight and younger are free. Spectator Passes: An all session wristband (Friday through Sunday) may be purchased for $15. Although there is no discount associated with the Spectator Pass it will eliminate the need to stand in the admission line each morning. The Spectator Pass must be worn on your wrist at all times.

PROGRAMS - Meet programs will be $10.00, with heat sheet coupons included.  These will be available at admissions. Heat sheets for preliminary sessions will be $4.00. Heat sheets for finals sessions will be $3.00.

CONTROLLED WARMUP - Teams will be assigned to a warm-up group for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Prelims.

DAY

GROUP A

GROUP B

1 WAY

EVENTS START

AGE GROUP

Friday Prelim

7:30AM

8:00AM

8:30AM

9:00AM

12 & Under

Friday Finals

4:30PM

 

5:00PM

5:30PM

12 & Under

Saturday Prelim

7:30AM

8:00AM

8:30AM

9:00AM

12 & Under

Saturday Finals

4:30PM

 

5:00PM

5:30PM

12 & Under

Sunday Prelim

7:30AM

8:00AM

8:30AM

9:00AM

12 & Under

Sunday Finals

4:00PM

 

4:30PM

5:00PM

12 & Under

ELIGIBILITY - All 12 & Under athletes registered with Michigan Swimming who have achieved current long course meter, short course meters or short course yard times equal to or faster than the qualifying standards (referred to as Q1 times) during the qualifying period are eligible to enter an event. The qualifying time must have been achieved between 01/01/17 and 07/16/18

 

Para-Swimming Eligibility -

1.          USA Swimming Rule 105.1.1 defines a “disability” as a permanent physical or cognitive disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

2.          USA Swimming provides the following general guide to the International Paralympics Swimming Classification:

 

Each athlete with a disability (henceforth referred to as “para-swimmer”) who achieved the qualifying time disability standards for their classification/events. An official sport class recognition of a para-swimmer is NOT required; however, they MUST provide one of the following ways:

1.          Swimmer has been classified by the International Paralympic Classification (IPC) and is registered on the IPC Master List.

2.          Provide a written statement, completed and signed by physical therapist, family physician or other health care practitioner, or adaptive sports program employee, indicating classification category of the student athlete. There shall be no specific form required in connection with such third-party statement of classification. It will be sufficient for the third party to indicate in writing that they have read the Paralympic classification descriptions (See above) and to identify the applicable category for that student for the freestyle and breast stroke event.

ENTRY LIMITS - A swimmer may enter as many events as they qualify for but may swim no more than (3) individual events per day. A swimmer may swim no more than (6) individual events and (2) relay events for the entire three-day meet. If a swimmer is entered in more than (3) individual events and (1) relay event per day, he/she must scratch out of the desired excess events.

DECK ENTRIES – Deck entries will NOT be accepted at this meet.

AGE UP DATE - A swimmer’s age on July 20, 2018, will determine his/her eligibility for a particular age group for the entire meet.

MEET FORMAT - Three day, preliminary/final format, LSC Championship where swimmers compete in their age-group. Finals include an “A” and a “B” final for all events except for:

11-12 400 IM, 11-12 400 Freestyle, and the 10u 400 Freestyle are timed final events where the fastest 8 seeded swimmers competing during finals and all other swimmers compete during prelims.

*Para-Swimming events – The following events will have a “C” final for Para-Swimmers only. The 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 100 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly, and 200 IM.

200 Freestyle Relays are timed final events, all swum at the end of the finals session on Saturday evening.

200 Medley Relays are timed final events, all swum after the preliminary session on Sunday.

11-12 800 & 1500 Freestyles are timed final events where all swimmers compete following the 200 Medley Relay awards at the end of prelims on Sunday.

SEEDING

Individual Events: The fastest three heats will be circle seeded the remainder will be seeded slowest to fastest, with the following exceptions, seeded fastest to slowest:

11/12 400 IM, 400 Freestyle, 800 Freestyle and 1500 Freestyle are timed final events,

10 & Under 400 Freestyle is a timed final event.

Para-Swimmers in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 100 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly, and 200 IM will be seeded with the able-bodied swimmers in prelim events but will swim in a separate final (*”C”) per the following Michigan Swimming Rule and Procedure. Para-swimmers shall be seeded with other Para-Swimmers unless there is only one swimmer. If only one swimmer is competing, the Para- swimmer shall be seeded with able-body peers as appropriate yet scored and awarded separately.

Exception for down seeding the individual Timed Finals Events:  A swimmer, if entered in two or more events on the day of the 400 Free and/or 400 IM, may down seed to the minimum Q1 standard.

The fastest seeded heat (top 8) after scratches of each of these events will swim during the finals sessions. The remaining heats of these events will swim in the morning sessions and be swum fastest to slowest and alternating gender (female/male). Swimmers should consult the heat sheets carefully for their heat and lane. Awards and scoring/place for these timed finals events are determined by all the athletes’ performances in all the heats (i.e. times achieved in the preliminary heats are used to determine the top 16 finishers even though the time was not achieved in the Finals.

Relay Events: All relay events will be seeded slowest to fastest

FINALS INFO

Individual Events: There will be two heats of individual events at finals (A Final, B Final) each heat is comprised of a maximum of eight (8) swimmers.  These two heats will swim in a B-Consolation (9-16), A-Championship Finals order (1-8). *Para-Swimming events – The following events will have a “C” final for Para-Swimmers only. 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 100 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly, and 200 IM. With the exception of the timed-finals events.

TIME TRIALS - Time permitting, at the discretion of the Meet Referee and Meet Director, time trials for athletes may be offered each day 15 minutes after the completion of the preliminary session. Athletes must be already entered in the meet to swim a time trial. Time trials do count against the maximum per day entry limit of three (3) but not against the total meet entry limit of six (6) and are limited to no more than two (2) per day. The entry fee is $7.50 per individual event and $15.00 for relays. Time trials sign up will begin at 10:00 am each day of the meet.

At the discretion of the Meet Referee, athletes who are not already entered in the meet and are potential National, US Open, World Cup, or Olympic Trial qualifiers may be allowed to compete in time trial events.

TIME STANDARDS - Long Course Q1 Time standards Michigan Swimming Web Site. Time Standards for Para-Swimming events are found on page 13 of this packet.

CONVERSION/ENTRY TIMES - No time conversions permitted. Submit times in Long Course Meters, Short Course Meters, or Short Course Yards.

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