USA Swimming Mbrs Only:MAKOS Holiday Classic Invite

Dec 10, 2021 (04:00 PM) - Dec 12, 2021 (09:00 PM)
November, 19 2021


2021 Mako Holiday Spirit Classic Dec. 10-12, 2021

Invitational for swimmers 9 years old and older.
This will be an in-person meet. The number of swimmers will not exceed the facility capacity.

Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center, Miami University 750 S. Oak St. Oxford, OH 45056
[513) 529-1844

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Makos  has taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our other guests, volunteers, and our athletes. Everyone must follow all posted instructions while attending this meet.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

USA Swimming, Inc., cannot prevent you (or your child(ren)) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in a USA Swimming sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

By attending or participating in this competition, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19 and forever release and hold harmless USA Swimming and Ohio Swimming and each of their officers, directors, agents, employees or other representatives from any liability or claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claims you may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, in connection herewith.

Organization Regulations

USA Swimming Rules

  • At a sanctioned competitive event, all USA Swimming athletes must be under the supervision of a USA Swimming member coach. Arrangements for coach supervision must be made in advance of the meet.

  • 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 without the use of the backstroke ledge.

    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.

  • The use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms.

  • Use of cameras, cell phones or any other recording device is not permitted immediately behind the starting blocks at either end of the racing course(s) during race starts, competition and warm-ups. 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.

  • 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.

  • Flash photography is not permitted at the start of any race.

  • All applicable adults participating in or associated with this meet acknowledge that they are subject to the provisions of the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) and that they understand that compliance with the MAAPP policy is a condition of participation in the conduct of this competition.

Technical Suit Ban

Per USA Swimming Rule 102.8.1F, 12 & Under athletes may not compete in Technical Suits at this meet. A Technical Suit is one that has the following components:

  • Any male or female suit with bonded or taped seams regardless of fabric or silhouette; or

  • Any male or female suit with woven fabric extending to the knee or mid-thigh regardless of the seam type.

Ohio State Law

  • Ohio’s Return to Play Law (ORC 3313.539 and ORC 3314.03) requires that coaches and referees either (1) complete a free online training once every three (3) years in recognizing the symptoms of concussion or (2) hold a pupil-activity program permit from the Ohio State Board of Education. Free online concussion training is offered through the National Federation of State High School Association and Centers of Disease Control. Training links can be found at under Safe Sport>Concussion.

  • There will be the required number of certified lifeguard(s) on duty at all times at this meet per Ohio Administrative Code 3701-31-04-E-4.


COVID-19 Information

  • Avoid getting closer than six (6) feet to anyone coughing or sneezing.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that has 60-95% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash then wash your hands.

  • Stay home if you are sick, and away from the pool and from fellow team members.

  • FACE COVERINGS: All meet participants – coaches, officials, administrators, spectators, vendors and athletes (between events) must wear face coverings and comply with mandated social distancing and mass gathering rules.


  • By entering this meet, you are granting permission for the names of any or all of your team’s swimmers to be published on the internet in the form of Psych Sheets, Meet Results, or any other documents associated with the running of this meet.

  • All participants agree to be filmed and photographed by the host club approved photographer(s) and videographers and to allow the right to use names and pictures before, during, or after the meet such as in public psych sheets, heat sheets, and results or featured on the host club or OSI website or social media or in public broadcast of the event via television or webcast. Parents and guardians of minor swimmers who do not wish their swimmers to participate in interviews or have individual pictures featured on any media should inform their team’s head coach and the Meet Director prior to the meet.

Entering the Meet


  • All contestants must be currently registered USA Swimming members. Registrations will not be accepted at the meet.

  • Age on the first day of the meet will determine age for the entire meet.

  • All adult athletes must hold current Athlete Protection Training certification.

Entering the Meet

Disability Swimmers:

  • Ohio Swimming welcomes swimmers with a disability.

  • Entry Procedures:

    1. Enter the USA-S swimmers with a disability electronically or on the paper entry form.

    2. Provide the grouping the swimmer is identified under (P1, P2, P3) and any necessary accommodations.

    3. List in the email with the electronic entry (or on the paper entry) the swimmer’s name, entry times, based on grouping (P1, P2, P3) strokes/distances and days/sessions.

  • Preferred seeding is in the swimmer’s age group entered event at the same distance with their equivalent non- conforming time to ensure seeding in the initial heats.

  • See the Ohio Swimming Policy Book for Grouping descriptions (P1, P2, P3).

Entry Limits Entry Fees:

  • Swimmers may swim a maximum of 3 individual events per day.

  • $6.00 per individual event.

  • $8.00 per relay event.

  • $5.00 OH LSC surcharge per swimmer

  • $5.00 Facility Surcharge per swimmer.

Entry Procedures:

  • A psych sheet will be posted on the MAKO website by Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.

  • Friday evening events and all relay events will be timed finals. We reserve the right to require positive check in on

    Friday evening and limit events if the timeline is over four hours.

  • The 1000-yard freestyle will be a timed final event on Sunday morning. Positive check in will close at 10a on Sunday. Athletes will NOT be seeded unless they check in. All heats of the 1000-yard freestyle will be swum fastest to slowest following Sunday morning prelims in two courses. We reserve the right to limit the numbers of heats in the1000 to three for each gender.

  • The 400 IM and 500 Free will require “B” cut to quality to swim. Qualifying ties are listed on the Schedule of Events.

  • The remaining individual events will be PRELIMINARY and FINALS. Consolation & Championship finals will be swum

    for the 11-12, 13-14, and 15 & over events. Only one Championship final heat will be swum for the 9-10 age group.

  • 18 lanes will be used for prelims and timed final events. One course of lanes will be used for finals.

  • Entries must be submitted in SCY using an electronic meet entry software (Hy-Tek/Team Unify).

  • Unattached swimmers (not with a team) are encouraged to use Hytek’s TM Lite for entry submission. Entries not completed through a team software are subject to a $25/swimmer surcharge. These fees are due at the time of the entry submission.

  • “No Time” (NT) entries will be accepted.

  • The Meet Director reserves the right to return entries in order to control the duration of the meet. Entries willbe accepted on a first come basis (SEE ENTRY DEADLINE). The Meet Director will also have the authority to add heats if time permits. The meet will be limited to 900 swimmers. No team will be split.

  • No Deck entries will be allowed.

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Warm-up and Safety Guidelines:

  • The meet host will provide a complete schedule of warm-up procedures to include lane assignments and times, which must be adhered to by all participants. This information will be distributed in advance of the meet.

  • Warm-ups will be monitored jointly by the Meet Director and Meet Referee (or their special designees).

  • Except during supervised racing starts, swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner with one hand in

    contact with the pool deck.

  • Ohio LSC Swimming Safety Guidelines and Warn-Up Procedures will be in effect for this meet.

Competition • This meet will be a preliminary and finals meet. 

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  • This meet will be contested in SCY.

  • This meet will be pre-seeded. No deck entries will be accepted at the meet.

  • No Clerk of Course will be available.

Scratch Rule: 

"Scratch Procedures will follow the OSI Scratch rules: Section 4.5.6 of the OSI Policy Manual.

Awards: General:

• Individual Events Medals: 1st-3rd place, Ribbons 4th – 18th. Relays: Medals 1st -3rd place. • Results will not be posted during the meet. Results will be available on Meet Mobile.

There will be hospitality for coaches or officials at this time. Limited concession will be sold at the Pro ShopCredit Purchases only. No cash or checks are accepted at the Pro Shop. Heat sheets will be available on Meet Mobile.

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Because we conduct competition in two pools, it is necessary to ask that each team with 10 or more athletes provide two (2) timers per session, possibly including the final sessions (although we hope to not need volunteers for the finals)A list of assignments will be provided prior to the meet based upon team size. Timers will need to sign in at the timer check-in table in the concourse and report to the Head Timer 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each preliminary session in the Aquatic vestibule.

Venue Rules

Deck Access: Deck access is restricted to competing athletes, registered coaches, officials and meet workers. No parent or spectator will be allowed on deck except at the request of the meet officials or meet director.

Locker Rooms and Changing Facilities: The Women and Men’s locker rooms are located on the pool deck level. Locker space is not available. Belongings may be stored on deck in team areas. Miami University is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

First Aid/Training Needs: Lifeguards are trained to handle water emergencies and first aid on the deck. Please report all first aid issues to the Aquatic Staff.

Prohibited Items: The following items are not permitted in the facility: Glass, lawn chairs, coolers, and helium balloons. There is no food allowed on the pool deck.

Banners: One professionally made banner per team may be displayed. All banners will be hung by the facility staff.

Flash Photography: Flash photography is not permitted at the start of any race. Deck changing is not permitted.

Team Seating: Team seating is available on a first-come basis by session. Belongings should be removed from the deck between sessions for area cleaning. Spectator gallery is also available on a first-come basis. Saving of seats is prohibited.

Wireless Internet Access: Wireless internet access will be available throughout the meet. Access through MU-Guest.

Facility Information

Facility Rules and Policies:

Locker Rooms / Changing

All athletes, coaches and volunteers will enter through the Aquatic tunnel. Spectators will enter via the RSC Concourse. All must wear a mask with the exception of athletes while they are competing in the water.

Locker rooms are available for changing and showering. Restrooms will be monitored by Safety Marshals. Deck changing is prohibited. Restrooms will be monitored by Safety Marshals.

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Facility Capacity

At this point, there are no facility capacity limits. If this changes, teams will be notified and changes will be made to follow guidelines.

Makos encourage parents to volunteer during the swim meet to reduce the number of people in the facility.

COVID Procedures / Information

Specific COVID Protocols for this Meet

Host team staff will help monitor the number of people on the pool deck throughout the meet and help direct traffic from the entrance to the pool area and then to the exit upon the conclusion of the meet.

Mask/Cloth Face Covering Wearing Requirements:
Masks/cloth face coverings will be mandatory for all participants. Participants are defined as swimmers, coaches, officials, volunteers, and all other applicable adults as defined by MAAPP. Everyone must wear a mask/face covering for the duration of the meet.

Swimmers only have an exception during the swim cycle. The ‘swim cycle’ is defined as the time period beginning with the swimmer being called for their warmup or race until their warmup/race/cool down has ended. Swimmers must wear their mask/cloth face covering when not swimming.


Entry and Exit Procedures and Health Screening

Volunteers, coaches, officials and athletes will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the building. Spectators will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the building.

Athlete Seating Areas

Athletes will have seating on the pool deck following the ODH protocols for social distancing.

Swimmer Limitations and Protocols


Swimmers will leave their items where they are seated in the Aquatic Center.

We will do fly-over (dive-over) starts if necessary

Locker rooms are available for changing before or after the meet. Showers will be available.

When not in the water, athletes are expected to wear a mask at all times, including when walking to and from an event and/or warm-up lanes. Masks may be removed masks for swimming but must put them on again once they exit the water.

Athletes are expected to maintain proper distancing at all times.

Spectator Limitations and Protocols

Safety Marshal will have primary responsibility for maintaining guidelines.
There are restroom facilities available for spectators in the Concourse.

Spectators/Parents are required to wear a face covering at all times while attending, observing or meeting with their athletes at the meet whether inside the facility, in any adjacent viewing/gathering areas provided by the MAKO Swim Team or meeting with their swimmer in a designated facility location and are expected to comply with all mandated state/local/facility COVID-19 guidelines.

Parental Access and Safe Sport Considerations for Athletes

Makos will provide a live stream so parents will have access to and/or opportunity to observe their swimmer. The Meet Safety Marshal as well as the MAKOS Safe Sport/COVID Coordinator will provide oversight for this.

Should a parent need to access a child who is on deck, the child will be brought to the parent at the pool door or in case of emergency, the parent may be escorted to the child. Makos will encourage parents to volunteer during the swim meet to reduce the number of people in the facility.