Solo C/B/A+ at Pacifica

Dec 9, 2017 (08:30 AM) - Dec 10, 2017 (05:00 PM)
December 10, 2017
December 10, 2017
(this is a team hosted event)


Juniors and Seniors, register for this meet if you did not qualify for the Senior Winter Championships in Pleasant Hill.

If you swim with Coach Ed, please check with him before you register online to make sure he has not already registered you for the meet.


Enter Online: 


Meet Referee: Paul Reidl   
Head Starter: Stephanie Kuang
Meet Marshal:  Sean Horan
Admin Official: Darryl Woo
Meet Director:  Tom McRae; (650) 851-9091;

LOCATION: Jean E. Brink Swimming Pool, Oceana High School, 401 Paloma Avenue, Pacifica CA 94044-2436.

From San Francisco:  I-280 Take HWY 1 South into Pacifica.  EXIT the PALOMA/FRANCISCO exit.  Turn Left at the end of the off-ramp stop sign and cross the Highway 1 overpass. After the overpass is a stop sign. Continue STRAIGHT/EAST. After the next stop sign, continue East half block. Oceana Pool is the first driveway on your left.

From Half Moon Bay: Take HWY 1 NORTH into Pacifica EXIT the OCEANA/CLARENDON exit. At the end of the off-ramp is a stop sign. Continue STRAIGHT/NORTH about ¼ mile along Oceana until you reach the next stop sign. At the stop sign take a right to the next stop sign. Oceana Pool is the first driveway on your left. There are three parking lots available on school campus, two on Paloma Ave and one on Oceana Boulevard.


COURSE: 25 yard, indoor heated pool.  Up to seven (7) lanes will be used for competition.  Separate, warm-up, cool down area will be available during the meet.   The minimum water depth for the shallow end course, measured in accordance with Article 103.2.3, is 5’0” at the start end and 5’0” at the turn end.  The competition course has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C (4).   

TIME: Saturday and Sunday are split into sessions A and B
Session A All 13 & Over Athletes and 11-12 Girls. Warm-ups from 7:00-8:15 AM. Meet begins at 8:30 AM. Session B All 10 & Under Athletes and 11-12 Boys. Session B will begin approximately one hour after Session A finishes but not before 12:30PM.  Warm-up begins immediately after Session A finishes.

RULES: • Current USA and Pacific Swimming rules and warm-up procedures will govern the meet. A copy of these procedures will  be posted at the Clerk-of-Course.  • All events are timed finals.  • All events will swim fast to slow.  • Athletes may compete in a maximum of 3 events per day.   • All athletes ages 12 and under should complete competition within four (4) hours.  • Entries will be accepted until the number of splashes exceeds the estimated time line, per the “Four-Hour Rule,” based  on the athletes age and gender.  • If local conditions warrant it the Meet Referee, with the concurrence of the Meet Director, may require a mandatory  scratch down. Immediate cash refunds will be made for any mandatory scratches.  • All athletes entered in the 500 Free will need to provide their own timers and lap counters. Athletes in the 400 IM  must provide their own lane timers.  • Athletes in the 9-10 500 Free must have achieved USA-S Motivational “B” Time Standard for their gender. • All coaches and deck officials must wear their USA Swimming membership cards in a visible manner.  

UNACCOMPANIED ATHLETES: Any USA-S athlete-member competing at the meet must be accompanied by a USA Swimming member-coach for the purposes of athlete supervision during warm-up, competition and warm-down. If a coach-member of the athlete’s USA-S Club does not attend the meet to serve in said supervisory capacity, it is the responsibility of the athlete or the athlete’s legal guardian to arrange for supervision by a USA-S member-coach. The Meet Director or Meet Referee may assist the athlete in making arrangements for such supervision; however, it is recommended that such arrangements be made in advance of the meet by the athlete’s USA-S Club Member-Coach.   RACING STARTS: Athletes must be certified by a USA-S member-coach as being proficient in performing a racing start, or must start the race in the water. It is the responsibility of the athlete or the athlete’s legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.  RESTRICTIONS:  • Smoking and the use of other tobacco products is prohibited on the pool deck, in the locker rooms, in spectator  seating, on standing areas and in all areas used by athletes, during the meet and during warm-up periods.  • Sale and use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all areas of the meet venue. • No glass containers are allowed in the meet venue.  • No propane heater is permitted except for snack bar/meet operations. • All shelters must be properly secured.   • Except where venue facilities require otherwise, changing into or out of swimsuits other than in locker rooms or other  designated areas is not appropriate and is strongly discouraged.  • Destructive devices, to include but not limited to, explosive devices and equipment, firearms (open and concealed),  blades, knives, mace, stun guns and blunt objects are strictly prohibited in the swimming facility and surrounding areas. If  observed, the Meet Referee and his/her designee may ask that these devices be stored safely away from the public or  removed from the facility. Noncompliance may result in the reporting to law enforcement authorities and ejection from the  facility. Law enforcement officers (LEO) are exempt per applicable laws.  • 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.  • No personal tents/EZ-ups will be allowed on the pool deck.  

ELIGIBILITY: • Athletes must be current members of USA-S and enter their name and registration number on the meet entry card  as they are shown on their Registration Card. If this is not done, it may be difficult to match the athlete with the  registration and times database. The meet host will check all athlete registrations against the SWIMS database and if not  found to be registered, the Meet Director shall accept the registration at the meet (a $10 surcharge will be added to the  regular registration fee). Duplicate registrations will be refunded by mail.   • Athletes in the “A” Division must have met at least USA Swimming Motivational “A” minimum time standard.  Athletes in the “B” Division must have met at least the listed “B” minimum time standard.  All entry times slower than the listed “B” time standard will be in the “C” Division.  • Entries with "NO TIME" will be ACCEPTED (Exception – 9-10 500 Freestyle, see rules). • Entry times submitted for this meet will be checked against a computer database and may be changed in accordance with  Pacific Swimming Entry Time Verification Procedures. • Disabled athletes are welcome to attend this meet and should contact the Meet Director or Meet Referee regarding  and special accommodations on entry times and seeding per Pacific Swimming policy. • Athletes 19 years of age and over may compete in the meet for time only, no awards.  Such athletes must have met  standards for the 17-18 age group. • The athlete’s age will be the age of the athlete on the first day of the meet.  

ENTRY PRIORITY: Priority entry will be given to the following Z1N TEAMS: BSC, HDAC, LAMV, MAV, PASA, PCCA, PPSC, PSL, SSF, SOLO entering online must do so by 11:59 PM, Wednesday, November 22nd in order to receive priority acceptance to the meet.  Athletes from BSC, HDAC, LAMV, MAV, PASA, PCCA, PPSC, PSL, SSF, SOLO submitting surface mail entries must be postmarked by Monday, November 20th in order to receive priority acceptance into the meet.  No athletes other than those from BSC, HDAC, LAMV, MAV, PASA, PCCA, PPSC, PSL, SSF, SOLO may enter the meet until the priority period has closed.  ENTRY FEES: $4.00 per event plus an $8.00 participation fee per athlete.  Entries will be rejected if payment is not sent at time of request.  No refunds will be made, except mandatory scratch downs.  ONLINE ENTRIES: To enter online go to to receive an immediate entry confirmation.  This method requires payment by credit card. Swim Connection, LLC charges a processing fee for this service, equal to $1 per athlete plus 5% of the total Entry Fees. Please note that the processing fee is a separate fee from the Entry Fees. If you do not ering online is a convenience, is completely voluntary, and is in no way required or expected of an athlete by Pacific Swimming. Online entries will be accepted through Wednesday, November 29th, at 11:59 PM (pending the meet does not fill up sooner per the “Four-Hour Rule”, see Rules above).  MAILED OR HAND DELIVERED ENTRIES: Entries must be on the attached consolidated entry form. Forms must be filled out completely and printed clearly with athletes best time. Entries must be postmarked by midnight, Monday, November 27th or hand delivered by 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 29th. No late entries will be accepted. Requests for confirmation of receipt of entries should include a self-addressed envelope.   

Make check payable to: SOLO Aquatics
Mail entries to:
Tom McRae – SOLO Meet Director
P.O. Box 7266
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Hand deliver entries to:
Tom McRae – SOLO Meet Director               
800 Sea Spray Lane #304               
Foster City, CA 94404   

CHECK-IN: The meet will be deck seeded.  Athletes must check-in at the Clerk-of-Course. Close of check-in for all individual events shall be no more than 60 minutes before the estimated time of the start of the first heat of the event.  No event shall be closed more than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the session.  Athletes who do not check in will not be seeded and will not be allowed to compete in that event.   SCRATCHES: Any athletes not reporting for or competing in an individual timed final event that they have checked in for shall not be penalized.

SCRATCHES: Any athletes not reporting for or competing in an individual timed final event that they have checked in for shall not be penalized.  AWARDS: Individual events will be awarded in the A, B, and C Division. Ribbons for 1st – 8th place are given to the following age groups: 6/un, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.   Athletes 13 years of age and older will not receive awards. Standard “A” medals will be awarded to athletes achieving NEW USA Swimming National “A” times in each event, regardless of place achieved in the event.  All awards must be picked up at the meet. Awards will not be mailed.  ADMISSION: Free. A program will NOT be available.  

SNACK BAR & HOSPITALITY: A snack bar will be available throughout the competition. Coaches and working deck officials will be provided lunch. Hospitality will serve refreshments to timers and volunteers. 

MISCELLANEOUS: No overnight parking is allowed. Facilities will not be provided after meet hours. All participating clubs are expected to provide lane timers based upon the number of athletes registered to swim each day. Club timing lanes for Saturday and Sunday will be assigned and coaches will be notified of assignments during the week prior to the meet.  MINIMUM OFFICIALS:  Clubs must follow Zone 1 North rules for providing officials. Each club must provide officials for each session according to the number of athletes entered in that session, following the table below. Clubs that do not provide sufficient officials must provide coaches to act in the place of officials.