Spring Into Summer Meet at Ohio State
2018 SPRING INTO SUMMER SPLASH
Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3
Hosted by the Ohio State Swim Club
Held Under the Sanction of USA Swimming, Inc.
Sanction # OH-18LC-TBD (after Ohio HOD Meeting in October 2017)
Welcome 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.
Meet Director Christine Z. Thompson (614) 247-7370 office firstname.lastname@example.org
To Be Determined
Eligibility All swimmers must be registered athlete members of USA Swimming. No swimmer will be permitted to compete unless the swimmer is a member as provided in Article 302. USA Swimming registration will NOT be accepted at the meet.
A swimmer’s age on Friday, June 1 shall determine eligibility for each age group division.
Electronic submission of entries is required for both teams and unattached swimmers. See page 3 for details. Entries should be submitted by a coach or a club entry chair person. The meet director will not communicate with parents about entries or seed times. All communication must go through each swimmer’s coach or club entry chair person.
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.
Swimmers with disabilities are welcome to enter this meet. At the time of the entry, the coach or person entering the swimmer must alert the Meet Director as to the seeding accommodations requested. It is appreciated, but not required, for rosters to be submitted using a Hy-tek or SD3 file. It is preferred that entries be emailed: include the swimmer’s name, entry times, strokes/distances, days/sessions, and how the swimmer prefers to be seeded. More information is available under Adaptive Swimming on the Ohio Swimming website www.swimohio.com.
The Ohio State Swim Club reserves the right to enter any of its team members regardless of the time standard or the entry limit.
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. Visiting teams
with 5 or more swimmers participating in the meet will be scheduled for lane timer responsibilities according to the chart below:
Swimmers Timer Slots* Swimmers Timer Slots* Swimmers Timer Slots*
5 to 12 1 40 to 49 8 80 to 89 14
13 to 19 2 50 to 59 9 90 to 99 15
20 to 29 4 60 to 69 10 100+ 16
30 to 39 6 70 to 79 12 OSSC 164+
*TIMER SLOT = One three to four hour session of the meet, filled by someone who is 11 years of age or older and can responsibly perform the duties of a lane timer (operate a stopwatch and write down times). Teams may choose to have one person cover their timer slot(s), or they may assign multiple people to rotate through their timer slot(s) so that no one parent must time for a whole session.
Timer assignments by session are posted at www.swimclub.osu.edu. This chart will tell you based on your team size (number of swimmers from your team entered in the meet) what sessions your timers have been assigned. Based on the swimmers/ages and genders teams may need to request adjustments to timer assignments by session. Requests to move a timer from one session to another should be made at the time of meet entry submission. Timer positions may be reduced for teams providing two or more officials who are specified and committed at the time of meet entries submission.
If your team is not willing to assist with timing responsibilities, kindly refrain from registering for this meet. Thank you in advance your support!
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. Entry times for events held during the Friday timed finals sessions should be submitted in LCM.
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.
Rule Book USA Swimming and Ohio Swimming 2018 rules and regulations will govern the meet.
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.
In compliance with USA Swimming Rules and Regulations, the use of audio or visual recording devices, including cell phones, is not permitted in changing areas, restrooms or locker rooms. Under no circumstances are cameras or any other recording device allowed in the area immediately behind the starting blocks at either end of the racing course while they are in use for racing starts during the competition and warm-up. Please refer to the Safe Sport section of the Ohio Swimming, Inc. policies and procedures for further information regarding the use of visual recording devices.
TENTATIVE Warm-up & Start Times
Friday – Timed Finals
11-11:45 a.m. – Open warm-up
12 p.m. – 13 & Over session
4:45-5:30 p.m. – Open warm-up
5:45 p.m. – 12 & Under session
Saturday & Sunday – Prelims
Session 3 & 6
6:15-7:30 a.m. – Warm-up
7:45 a.m. – 13 & Over session
Session 4 & 7
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Warm-up
12:30 p.m. – 12 & under 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
Warm-up and start times are tentative and may be changed by the meet director depending on the number of swimmers entered in the meet. Please visit the Ohio State Swim Club website on or after Wednesday, May 24 for final warm-up and start times. – PLEASE LOOK AT THE WEBSITE FOR OFFICIAL START TIMES!
Session 1 - Friday 13 & Over Distance Session 2 - Friday 12 & Under Distance
Girls Event Boys Girls Event Boys
101 13-14 400 Free* 102 109 10 & Under 200 Free* 110
103 15 & Over 400 Free* 104 111 11-12 400 Free* 112
105 13-14 400 IM* 106 113 10 & Under 200 IM* 114
107 15 & Over 400 IM* 108 115 11-12 400 IM* 116
Session 3 - Saturday 13 & Over Prelims Session 4 -Saturday 12 & Under Prelims
Girls Event Boys Girls Event Boys
201 13-14 200 IM 202 221 11-12 200 IM 222
203 15 & Over 200 IM 204 223 10 & Under 50 Breast 224
205 13-14 100 Breast 206 225 11-12 50 Breast 226
207 15 & Over 100 Breast 208 227 10 & Under 100 Back 228
209 13-14 200 Back 210 229 11-12 100 Back 230
211 15 & Over 200 Back 212 231 10 & Under 50 Fly 232
213 13-14 100 Fly 214 233 11-12 50 Fly 234
215 15 & Over 100 Fly 216 235 10 & Under 100 Free 236
217 13-14 100 Free 218 237 11-12 100 Free 238
219 15 & Over 100 Free 220
Session 6 - Sunday 13 & Over Prelims Session 7 - Sunday 12 & Under Prelims
Girls Event Boys Girls Event Boys
301 13-14 200 Free 302 321 11-12 200 Free 322
303 15 & Over 200 Free 304 323 10 & Under 100 Breast 324
305 13-14 200 Breast 306 325 11-12 100 Breast 326
307 15 & Over 200 Breast 308 327 10 & Under 50 Back 328
309 13-14 100 Back 310 329 11-12 50 Back 330
311 15 & Over 100 Back 312 331 10 & Under 100 Fly 332
313 13-14 200 Fly 314 333 11-12 100 Fly 334
315 15 & Over 200 Fly 316 335 10 & Under 50 Free 336
317 13-14 50 Free 318 337 11-12 50 Free 338
319 15 & Over 50 Free 320
Session 5 – Saturday Finals Session 8 – Sunday Finals
Girls Event Boys Girls Event Boys
221 11-12 200 IM 222 321 11-12 200 Free 322
201 13-14 200 IM 202 301 13-14 200 Free 302
203 15 & Over 200 IM 204 303 15 & Over 200 Free 304
223 10 & Under 50 Breast 224 323 10 & Under 100 Breast 324
225 11-12 50 Breast 226 325 11-12 100 Breast 326
205 13-14 100 Breast 206 305 13-14 200 Breast 306
207 15 & Over 100 Breast 208 307 15 & Over 200 Breast 308
227 10 & Under 100 Back 228 327 10 & Under 50 Back 328
229 11-12 100 Back 230 329 11-12 50 Back 330
209 13-14 200 Back 210 309 13-14 100 Back 310
211 15 & Over 200 Back 212 311 15 & Over 100 Back 312
231 10 & Under 50 Fly 232 331 10 & Under 100 Fly 332
233 11-12 50 Fly 234 333 11-12 100 Fly 334
213 13-14 100 Fly 214 313 13-14 200 Fly 314
215 15 & Over 100 Fly 216 315 15 & Over 200 Fly 316
235 10 & Under 100 Free 236 335 10 & Under 50 Free 336
237 11-12 100 Free 238 337 11-12 50 Free 338
217 13-14 100 Free 218 317 13-14 50 Free 318
219 15 & Over 100 Free 220 319 15 & Over 50 Free 320
* Timed finals event, pre-seeded, swum in LCM, from fastest to slowest, alternating women and men. Entries may be limited to ensure that the session fits within the limits of the timeline.
Deck Entries There will be no deck entries.
The Meet Director reserves the right to limit entries, exclusive of Ohio State Swim Club swimmers, to ensure that the running time of the meet stays within the time limits required by Ohio Swimming and to accommodate other activities in the Aquatic Pavilion. A team’s entries may be accepted in part or in full based on timeline availability of each session (i.e. if entries for a specific age group are determined to be full a team’s entries for that age group may be rejected while the swimmer from other age groups of that same team are accepted).
If an entry is received after the swimmer limit is reached, the entry may not be accepted. Entries complying with all submission requirements will be given priority in the order in which their electronic entry was received.
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.
Entries Entries produced using Hy-Tek Team Manager software or TeamUnify are required. Teams must electronically submit entries as well as the Entry Summary Sheet (attached) to the Entry Chair. An editable PDF version of the Entry Summary Sheet may be found on our website at swimclub.osu.edu.
Ohio State Swim Club reserves the right of sole discretion to determine which team entries are accepted. In exercising this discretion, Ohio State Swim Club may consider the number of officials provided by team, balance of age groups and gender in entries, level of competition, and geographic location.
Entries will be accepted beginning at noon on Monday, April 30, 2018 EST.
Entries received prior to this date and time will not be accepted.
The Ohio State Swim Club reserves the right to enter any of its team members in the meet at any time. Entries will only be accepted until the meet reaches capacity, or until Sunday, May 13, whichever comes first.
Teams will be notified within 48 hours if their entries have been accepted. Teams will also be notified if their entries were not accepted due to space limitations and will be given the opportunity to be placed on the waiting list.
The Ohio State Swim Club reserves the right to enter any of its team members in the meet at any time.
of Entry Fees
$6.00 per individual event
$2.00 per swimmer Ohio Swimming Travel Fund surcharges.