TENTATIVE:PCY Winter Tigershark Invitational

Jan 7, 2022 (04:00 PM) - Jan 9, 2022 (06:00 PM)
December, 6 2021



JANUARY 7-9, 2022

TENTATIVE UPON our Entries being accepted! This meet usually has 1100 swimmers in the past. For 2022, the meet will limit swimmer capacity to 900 swimmers

enlightenedSpectators  Spectators may be limited. Numbers will be determined after meet entries are final

Location>Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center, Miami University 750 S. Oak St. Oxford, OH 45056

ORDER of EVENTS>  http://All IM events on Friday evening will be swum in the balcony pool.

Live streaming will be provided

MEET OFFICIALS: This is an extremely large meet, anyone wishing to volunteer as an official is asked to contact Jon Saxton at [email protected]DISCLAIMER>

Powel Crosley YMCA 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.

Friday – 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15 & Over, Senior

  • Warm-up 4:30 PM Meet 5:40 PM
  • All IM events on Friday evening will be swum in the balcony pool.


Saturday and Sunday A.M. Sessions - 11-12, 13-14, 15 & Over, Senior

  • Warm-up 7:00 AM Meet 8:25 AM

Saturday and Sunday P.M. Sessions - 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10 (This is approximate dependent on entries)

  • Warm-up not before 1:00 PM Meet TBA

All other sessions will compete in two-nine lane 25-yard short course pools.

Friday night events – To limit the time necessary for the Friday evening session, PCY reserves the right to limit entries to the fastest 45 swimmers. Events will be seeded and limited with all swimmers cut listed as alternates. We ask for scratches on Friday by 5:15 PM. Empty lanes will be filled from the list of alternates.

The 1000 Freestyle will start no earlier than 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Positive check in deadline, for this event, is 9:30 am on Sunday. The event could be limited to the fastest 18 seeded times in both the Girl's and Boy's events. Heats will be swum fastest to slowest. At the Meet Director's discretion, heats may be combined, including sexes.

Organization Regulations

  • 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.

Organization Regulations

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

  • Age on January 7, 2022 will determine eligibility for age group divisions.
  • A swimmer must be 12 years of age as of March 28, 2022, to be eligible for Senior Events.
  • The current USA Swimming Rules will govern this meet, except for those stated in this document or outlined in the Southwest Ohio YMCA Swimming League.
  • Swimmers in the age group events must compete in their own age group and may swim up in one age group relay event per day.

Entering the Meet


Swimmers may swim a maximum of 4 individual events and 1 relay per day.

Entry limit 10 events per swimmer

Entry fees Individual Events  $5.00 

Relay Events $20.00

Swimmer Surcharge $15.00

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 Warm-Up Procedures will be in effect for this meet.

Competition Guidelines:

All events are Timed Finals Events. Swimmers may swim in four individual events and one relay event per day.

Swimmers are limited to 10 individual events for the weekend.

• 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.


enlightenedMORNING sessions will be swum with all odd numbered heats competing in the balcony pool and even numbered heats in the scoreboard pool.

 enlightenedAFTERNOON sessions will have and 8 & under pool and a 9-10 pool.

Format of the Friday session will be determined after entries are in.

The Meet Director reserves the right to combine heats as the opportunity arises. Breaks between events will attempt to provide swimmers with at least 15 minutes between swims (of same age

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High Point Team Trophy awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

PCY Tigersharks are not eligible for team trophy.

Individual Events -
1st through 3rd Place Ribbons 4th through 16th Place

Individual High Point Award – Top girl and boy scorer in each age group, not including 6 & under

Relay Events - Ribbons for 1st through 16th Place
Heat Winner - Ribbons awarded to all heat winners in the 6 & u, 7-8 and 9-10 age groups.

Award to the team who best dresses and decorates their team area based on the meet theme.


There will be limited hospitality for coaches or officials at this time. (Grab and go)

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.



Anyone interested in volunteering as a timer may email Christy Burke at [email protected].
Due to the fact that the afternoon sessions will be competing in two pools, PCY will need assistance filling Friday & PM worker positions. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. If necessary, timer assignments may be given to larger Y’s. This decision will be made and communicated one week prior to the meet.


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

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General Information

Team Areas

Pool deck bleacher will be used for team areas.
Swimmers are not permitted to reserve space in the balcony, this is reserved for spectators. Each team is responsible for monitoring their team areas.
Meet officials will monitor the pool deck and team area.
Each team is asked to pick up their team area.
Food is not permitted in the team areas on the pool deck.
Parents are not permitted on the pool deck.

Clerk of Course

There will be NO clerk of course for any event. Swimmers are to report directly to the blocks. Meet staff will aid all the younger swimmers behind the starting blocks.

Final results

Complete results will be posted as a pdf file on the team web page, and the Southwest Ohio YMCA Swimming League web page, Also, a meet backup for Meet Manager and a result file for Team Manager will be posted on the web sites.

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Team Parents

Each team may choose to designate 1-2 age group parents to assist the young swimmers during the afternoon sessions, on the pool deck, to the blocks and in the locker rooms. They must check into the meet in order to receive a deck pass. These are the only parents who will be allowed on the pool deck.

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Facility Information

Facility Rules and Policies:

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 / Changing

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

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.

Powel Crosley YMCA 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 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 for swimming but must put them on again once they exit the water.

Athletes are expected to maintain proper distancing at all times.

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 POWEL CROSLEY YMCA 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 Considerati ons for Athletes

Powel Crosley YMCA 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 Powel Crosley YMCA 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. Powel Crosley YMCA will encourage parents to volunteer during the swim meet to reduce the number of people in the facility.