For USA Swimming Kids:CAC Classic Meet at Miami U

June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
May 4, 2018


For SPY's USA Swimming Members Only: 


JUNE 1-3, 2018 


Located in the Miami University Recreational Sports Center, Oxford, Ohio Held under the Sanction of USA Swimming, Inc. and Ohio Swimming, Inc. LONG COURSE METERS


  • All events are timed finals for all age groups.
  • Age classifications are: 8-Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and Open.
  • Longer events will combine 8-Under and 9-10 into a 10-Under category. There are no minimum times.
  • There will be No Clerk of Course; athletes are to report directly to the blocks for each event.
  • All athletes must be registered athletes of USA Swimming, Inc.
  • USA Swimming registrations will not be accepted at the meet. Coaches and athletes must be prepared to prove current USA Swimming membership or they may not be permitted to participate.
  • Age of athlete on June 1, 2018 will determine the age group for this meet.
  • Age group athletes may swim Open events, but meet management is not responsible for lack of recovery time prior to the next age group event.
  • The 2018 Official USA Swimming, and Ohio Swimming, Inc. (“OSI”) Handbook will govern all competition and warm-up procedures.
  • Athletes are limited to 5 events per day, plus relays.
    •  Teams may enter with short course yard or long course meter times. Short course yard times will be converted to long course meters times for seeding.
  • All Friday events and all 200 meter events in other sessions will require positive check in. 200 meter events on Friday will be limited to the top 48 athletes.
  • All 400 meter freestyle events in all sessions will be limited to the top 32 athletes, and swum fastest to slowest.
  • All 400 meter IM events will be limited to the top 24 athletes, and swum fastest to slowest.
  • All 50 meter events will be seeded and swum fastest to slowest.
  • Cincinnati Aquatic Club reserves the right to add a heat of their own swimmers to 200 meter and longer events based on the time line.
  • Events will start from both ends of the pool as follows:
    • All Relays will start from the Balcony end of the pool.
    • All 50 meter events will start from the Scoreboard end of the pool.
    • All events of 100 meter and longer: Odd Number Heats will start from the Balcony end of the pool, Even Number Heats will start from the Scoreboard end of the pool.

ORDER OF EVENTS: /ohsfymca/UserFiles/File/CAC%20Classic%20Order%20of%20Events.pdf

Meet management reserves the right to modify published warm-up procedures to reduce over-crowding.

IMX Extreme Challenge Events – Cincinnati Aquatic Club is proud to offer All Events for the IMX Extreme Challenge, using Hy-tek Single Year Age Group Power Points. Complete information for the IMX Extreme Challenge can be found in your Meet Program and at

FINA 50 Meter Events – CAC has added the 50 Meter Breaststroke, 50 Meter Backstroke, and 50 Meter Butterfly for the 13-14, and Open Age Groups to the meet. We are measuring demand for these FINA recognized events by offering these events at this meet.



FRIDAY: ALL; Warm up 2:00-3:00 P.M.  Timed Final’s Start3:15 P.M.


  • 13-14 & OPEN > WARM UP 7:00-8:00 A.M  TIMED FINALS Start 8:15 A.M.
  • 8-UNDER, 9-10, & 11-12> WARM UP To Be Announced   TIMED FINALS Start To Be Announced

Miami University rules require 30 minutes between sessions and fifteen minutes between warm-up and competition to permit pool and deck clean up. Athletes scheduled to compete in an afternoon session will not be permitted on the pool deck until at least one hour after completion of the morning session.

ENTRY FEES: Individual Events: $5.00; Relays: $8.00; plus an OSI Surcharge $2.00 per athlete.

AWARDS: Individual events: Ribbons – 1st through 8th place – 12 & under events only. Relays: Ribbons

Scoring  Individual Awards will be based on the top sixteen places for individual events only.

  Individual events: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

RESULTS: Final results will be posted to the meet host website Meet results may also be obtained at the meet by providing a flash drive.

FACILITY ADMISSION CHARGE: There will be an admission charge to help cover the cost of renting the facility. Timers, officials and other meet volunteers will not be charged admission.

SPECIAL NOTE 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

yesTIMERS AND OFFICIALS: We greatly appreciate the help we get from other swim clubs in timing and officiating our meets. Each visiting team will be required to volunteer timers. Each team will be notified by mail and/or email of its specific assignments by the Meet Director prior to the meet. Teams accepted into the meet must complete the Volunteer Timers and Officials form (to be sent later).

RELAYS AND RELAY CHECK-IN PROCEDURES: Each coach will receive Relay Sheets listing the competing relay swimmers as part of Coaches Packet upon arrival at the Meet. Changes to Relays can be made to up to the deadlines shown below, by noting the changes on the Relay Sheet, and returning the form to the Clerk of Course. However, relay order may be changed by the coach up to the time of the swim.

Relay Sheets – Deadlines for Changes
Saturday All Relays 2 Hours after start of Friday’s Session

Sunday All Relays 2 Hours after start of Saturday’s PM Session

MISCELLANEOUS: The Miami University Recreational Sports Center, in which the Aquatic Center is located, includes a complete gymnasium, weight room, aerobic exercise equipment, leisure pool (with lifeguard) and spa, rock climbing wall, and running track. These facilities are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday to athletes and their families at a discounted rate. Arrangements are to be made directly with Miami University.

Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms, 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(s) while they are in use for race 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.

Deck changes are prohibited.

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.

Unless approved in writing in advance of the competition by the Vice President of Program Operations, operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the venue (pools, athlete/coach areas, spectator areas and open ceiling locker rooms) any time athletes, coaches, officials and/or spectators are present.

Swim vendors with swim products will be available during the weekend.

Miami University rules provide that: (a) no coolers are permitted in the facility; (b) plastic water and sport drink containers are the only allowable food or drink items permitted on the pool deck; and (c) parents and spectators are not allowed on deck. Ample free parking is available near the Aquatic Center, and a central parking garage is available nearby. Parking marshals will be on duty during warm-ups to answer any questions.

Also refer to the link for the list of nearby lodging facilities within a short driving distance of the Aquatic Center. CAC makes no judgment as to the quality of any of the lodging facilities on the list. You are encouraged to make room reservations well in advance of the meet.


A. First 40 Minutes (Friday 2:00 - 2:40 PM and Saturday/Sunday 7:00 AM - 7:40 AM & Tentatively 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM):

1. No diving or racing starts allowed from the blocks or edge of the pool. Swimmers must enter pool feet first in a cautious manner with one hand in contact with the pool edge.

2. No sprinting or pace work allowed during this general warm up session. 3. All lanes are to be used for general warm-up.

B. Last 20 Minutes (Friday 2:40 - 3:00 PM and Saturday/Sunday 7:40 AM - 8:00 AM & Tentatively 1:55 PM - 2:15 PM): When all coaches in a lane agree, that lane may be converted to a racing start lane. The lane shall be completely clear of athletes and a marshal shall have given approval before any athletes begin racing starts. Athletes may use sprint lanes for racing starts from blocks or back- stroke starts. Athletes will swim in the sprint lanes in one direction only.

II. Safety Guidelines

A. Coaches shall instruct their swimmers regarding safety guidelines and warm up procedures as they apply to conduct at meets.

B. Coaches shall actively supervise their swimmers throughout the warm-up session.

C. Coaches should maintain as much contact with their swimmers as possible, both verbal and visual, throughout the warm-up period.

D. Coaches should stand near starting end of the pool when starting swimmers on sprint or pace work.

E. Backstrokers shall ensure that they are not starting at the same time as a swimmer on the blocks, and they must enter the pool feet first. Swimmers shall not step up on the blocks if there is a backstroker waiting to start.

F. Swimmers are required to exit the pool upon completion of their warm-up period to allow other swimmers adequate warm-up time. The pool is not for visiting or playing during the warm-up session.