Dear Coaches and Clubs:

The following email contains important information for the 2021 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East. Please take a moment to carefully read through the items below and let us know if you have any questions.

 

COVID-19 TESTING PROTOCOL

  • Please take a moment to read through the COVID-19 Information outlined in the Meet Information Book (p. 5).

·        All athletes and coaches must show proof of a negative PCR or Antigen COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to picking up their credential. Rapid tests are acceptable.

  • A negative test within 72 hours is needed, we are sorry for those who thought a positive test plus doctor’s note would suffice.

·        Negative test results shown at registration must be VERIFIED. A rapid antigen test is acceptable, as are some rapid at-home tests.

  • The negative results report (either digital or hard copy) MUST include the individual’s name, date of test, and result, and must be from a verifiable source such as a lab or an app. A photo of an at-home test will not suffice.
  • An example of a verified at-home COVID-19 test can be found here (BD Veritor at-Home COVID-19 Test Kit).
  • Masks will be required on the pool deck, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Vaccinations are strongly recommended for coaches and athletes but are not required.
  • Please do not email your test results. Results should be shown at Registration ONLY.

 

TECHNICAL MEETING

  • There will be a virtual (Zoom-based) technical meeting on Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00 pm ET. 
  • Details will be sent to each coach. Coaches are encouraged to check the USA Swimming website for last minute details about the event. Participating coaches and athletes are responsible for all information in this document, distributed at the technical meeting, and posted on the event website.
  • Link to Meeting – https://usaswimming.zoom.us/j/6190651043

ATHLETE PROTECTION TRAINING

  • All athletes age 18 and older, as well as all non-athlete participants (coaches, team support staff, etc.) must complete the Athlete Protection Training (APT) requirement.
  • If your athlete has a $ next to their time on the psych sheet, they MUST complete the Athlete Protection Training requirement before arriving on-site or they will be scratched from their events.
  • If your athlete has a # next to their time on the psych sheet, they are not current USA Swimming members and MUST register or renew their membership.
  • Credentials will not be given to participants that do not have the APT requirement completed or show as unregistered in the SWIMS database.

PARTICIPANT WAIVERS

  • The links to the COVID-19 Acknowledgement and Competitor Wavier & Release Form are below.
  • Athletes MUST complete both forms.
    • Minor athletes (age 17 or younger) MUST have a parent or legal guardian co-sign their waivers.
  • Coaches and Team Support MUST complete the COVID-19 Acknowledgement.
  • Please bring signed waivers with you to Registration. Waivers submitted electronically or by email will NOT be accepted.
  • USA Swimming Competitor Waiver and Release Form
  • USA Swimming Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus

SWIMMER ASSIGNMENT FORMS

  • Athletes cannot attend the competition without a coach present.
  • Athletes planning to attend the competition without a home coach must make alternative arrangements PRIOR to their arrival in Greensboro.
  • The surrogate coach or team must complete the Swimmer Assignment Form (attached).

 

PRE-SCRATCH PSYCH SHEET & TIMELINE

  • The pre-scratch psych sheet is attached.
  • The pre-scratch timeline is attached.
  • Please note, an updated pre-scratch psych sheet and timeline will be posted on Monday, December 6 and will include those that entered through the Late Entry and New Qualifying Swims OMEs.

SCRATCHES

  • Please send any pre-meet scratches to the Admin Referee, Matt Wilson, at [email protected].

 

TIME TRIALS

  • Athletes may compete in up to two Time Trials.
  • Relay only swimmers are not permitted to swim in Time Trials.
  • Time Trials will be conducted approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of each morning session.
  • Time Trial entries will be taken on-site only, cash or credit.

 

REGISTRATION HOURS & CREDENTIAL PICK-UP

  • Registration Hours:
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7                      1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8                7:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 9                     7:30 am – end of prelims, and 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, Dec. 10                        7:30 am – end of prelims, and 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 11                   8:00 am – end of prelims
  • All participants must be members in good standing to receive their meet credentials. Credentials will not be issued if a participant is not a current member of if their membership requirements are missing or expired.
  • Additionally, athletes cannot check-in at Registration unless their coach is present or has already checked in.

 

POOL HOURS

  • Tuesday, Dec. 7                              Noon – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8                       8:00 am – 1 hour after finals
  • Thursday, Dec. 9                            6:00 am – 1 hour after finals
  • Friday, Dec. 10                               6:00 am – 1 hour after finals
  • Saturday, Dec. 11                          6:00 am – 1 hour after finals

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Macie McNichols

Coordinator, National Events

 

1 Olympic Plaza

Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5780

O: (719) 866-3506 [email protected]