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For SPY's USA Swimming Mbrs: RAYS Mason Fall Invitational

Nov 12, 2021 (02:00 PM) - Nov 14, 2021 (10:00 PM)
October, 14 2021

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2021 SHORT COURSE MASON FALL INVITATIONAL

NOVEMBER 12, 13 14, 2021

INFO from Meet host received Thursday evening. PLease Read 

 PARKING ON FRIDAY>   We just received word that Mason is hosting a football tournament game Friday night. Starting at 5:30 there will be people collecting money for parking. We think that everyone will be good as long as you are parked prior to 5:30. If we hear otherwise, I'll send another email to you. Thanks

Seating & Deck Space

We encourage families to use the H.S. Commons to “camp out” each day. There are over 500 athletes competing in this year’s meet. Please be mindful of everyone around. We ask that swimmers take some time to dry off before they go into the commons though. 

Meet Operations

·  Please enter through the Mason High School Natatorium entrance and not through the Mason Community Center entrance. There will be signs to help direct. The doors will open at 2:30 pm on Friday (as school doesn’t end until that time) and 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday morning.  Please use the high school locker rooms, not the community center locker rooms. 

·  We will be using 9-10 lanes for competition, with one to two warm-up lanes available the entire meet for warm-up and warm-down. No horseplay will be tolerated.  Entry into these lanes should take place at the end opposite of the starting blocks. 

·  All events will be seeded ahead of time. No check-in required. If you know you will have a swimmer missing an event 400 yards or longer, please notify the meet referee. 

· We will do flyover starts for each session.  Please prepare your swimmers for this procedure.   

· Relay sheets are due the day before and can be updated up until the relay swims if necessary. Should any session run long in length, relays in following sessions will be canceled to help keep finish times for those sessions close to the posted end times. 

·   All Friday night events will swim fastest to slowest alternating girls and boys. 

·  All swimmers competing in the following events will need to provide their own timers: 1650 free and 11-12 500 free.

Parking You may drop swimmers off at the Natatorium entrance.  Please park in the Mason H.S. parking lot or across the street at the Mason Municipal Building.   

Psych Sheet The psych sheet is posted on meet mobile.  

Parents on Deck

USA Swimming rules do not permit parents on deck, unless they are working the meet. 

Mason Community Center Covid Policies

  • We will be asking all spectators to camp out in the commons. 
  • There will be a section of bleachers blocked off for spectators to watch their swimmers compete. We ask that you enter a couple of heats prior to your swimmer’s heat and leave the bleachers once they complete their race to allow other spectators to watch. 
  • We ask that all swimmers camp in the pool area. 
  • Spectators may stay in the pool area for the duration of the Friday and 11-12 sessions. 
  • Masks are optional for all participants and spectators.   

We will continue to offer live streaming of the meet on YouTube at City of Mason - Manta Rays. 

  

Location> Mason Community Center Competition Pool 513-229-8555 ext. 5515 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040

ORDER OF EVENTS>  /ohsfymca/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/mason-fall-invite-order-of-events_023327.pdf

ESTIMATED TIMELINE:  /ohsfymca/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/estimated-timelines_066405.pdf

PSYCH SHEET: /ohsfymca/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/psych-sheets_035538.pdf

Friday

  • SESSION 1: 1650 Swimmers> Special Note- Swimmers must provide timers for following events:1650 (Mile)
    • Coach John
    • Warm Up  2:45 p.m. OPEN to all teams
    • Meet Start 3:20 p.m
    • Estimated End Time 5:10pm
  • SESSION 2 13-14, Open>
    • Coach John
    • Team Stretch 5:00pm
    • Warm Upm 5:10-5:35pm
    • meet starts 6:10pm
    • estimated end time 8:45pm 

 

Saturday  Mid Afternoon to Evening  13-14, 15 and over>  SESSION 5

  • Coach John
  • Team Stretch 3:45pm
  • Pool Warm Ups 3:55- 4:20pm,
  • Meet Start 4:30pm
  • Estimated end time 8:15pm

Sunday  Mid Afternoon to Evening  13-14, 15 and over>  SESSION 8

  • Coach Mickey
  • Team Stretch 3:15pm
  • Warm Ups 3:25- 3:50pm,
  • Meet starts 4:00pm
  • Estimated end time 7:20pm

*The Manta Rays reserve the right to adjust the start times based on the number of entries received.

The Mason Natatorium is a 25-yard pool with 11 lanes, eight of which have starting blocks. During the competition, lanes 10 and 11 will be available for swimmers to use for warm-up and cool down with lane 9 left unused. The competition pool course has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4).

HELD UNDER THE SANCTION OF USA SWIMMING # OH-22SC-33

Mason Community Center Competition Pool 513-229-8555 ext. 5515 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040

 

Meet Entry Fees>

  • $5.00 per individual event,
  • $5.00 surcharge per swimmer.
  • Relays $10.00. 

FRIDAY NIGHT EVENTS> In the event of unexpectedly heavy entries in Friday evening events the Mason Manta Rays reserve the right to limit entries in each event to keep the session under 4 hours in lengthAn equal number of swimmers will be represented in the 13-14 age group and 15 and over age group if the session is limited. They also reserve the right not to exclude any Mason Manta Ray swimmers. Events of 400 yards or more may be seeded with men and women combined. All events Friday night will be seeded on deck, so it will be necessary to check in at the Clerk of Course by 5:15 p.m. Any swimmer wishing to know if they have made the cut-off may check the Manta Rays website at www.masonswimming.org on Monday, October 25, 2021, or determine eligibility on arrival.

The Mason Natatorium is a 25-yard pool with 11 lanes, eight of which have starting blocks. During the competition, lanes 10 and 11 will be available for swimmers to use for warm-up and cool down with lane 9 left unused. The competition pool course has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4).

The water depth in the competition pool varies from 10’ 6” to 11’6”.
The Mason High School Commons will be available for use on Saturday and Sunday.

SPECIAL ENTRANCE NOTICE: Please enter through the H.S. natatorium entrance, not the Mason Community Center entrance. The doors will open at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Age on first day of meet will determine eligibility for age group divisions. Current USA Swimming rules will govern the meet. Swimmers in the age group events must compete in their own age group. Swimmers of any age may compete in the Open events. All swimmers are limited to entering 4 individual events per day.

No swimmer will be permitted to compete unless the swimmer is a member of USA Swimming as provided in Article 302. On-deck registrations will not be permitted.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ohio Swimming Welcomes Swimmers with a Disability. Coaches: should enter the swimmer on Hy-Tek or the paper entry form; Provide advance notice of any necessary accommodations; List in the email with the Hy-Tek entry (or on paper) the swimmer’s name, entry times, strokes/distances, days/sessions, and how the swimmer prefers to be seeded. Swimmers with a disability will be seeded with the same age group in either the same distance race or a longer distance race (i.e., 50 free during the 100 free).

The Mason Manta Rays  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.

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.

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 presenceof 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 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.

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’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  www.swimohio.com 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.

    Time Standards may be enforced in the event of heavy entries in the 13-14 and open 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 400 I.M. and ALL 500 and 1650 freestyle events only. 12 and under time standards will be enforced in all events 100 yards and longer. Time standards will be the top 32 times from the previous year’s meet. The Mason Manta Rays reserve the right not to exclude any Mason Manta Ray swimmers.

    All swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming. Registration numbers and swimmer age must appear on the entry forms. ALL SWIMMERS MUST BE PREPARED TO PROVE USA SWIMMING REGISTRATION.

    Ribbons first through eighth for individual events and first through third for relays. Although the 8 & Under, 9-10 & 11-12 age groups will be swimming together, they will be awarded and scored based upon their individual age (6 & under, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12). There will still be 13-14 and 15 & over awards.

    Individual events: 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Relay events: 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

    Free to each team represented by a minimum of 5 swimmers or 15 individual events. Extra copies may be ordered at the Admissions door for $5.00.

    Ohio Safety guidelines will be enforced in the conduct of the meet as well as warmups. General warm-up procedures require swimmers to enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner, with one hand on the deck.

Fly over starts will be used all weekend.
Meet T-shirts will be sold in the H.S. Commons.

The Mason High School Swim Team will be running concessions during most sessions of the meet.

An 8 & Under Clerk of Course will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.

Swimmers and parents will be able to sit in the Mason H.S. Commons (cafeteria) on Saturday and Sunday. No food or drink will be allowed in the stands. USA Swimming rules require all personnel on the pool deck to be meet participants, meet workers, or coaches. No spectators will be allowed on the pool deck.

The psych sheet will be posted on www.masonswimming.org by Monday, November 5, 2018.

 

Please park in the Mason H.S. parking lot or across the street at the Mason Municipal Building.

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.

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