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CSA 12 & Under Meet

October 21, 2017
October 10, 2017
October 19, 2017
(this is a team hosted event)


CSA 12 & Under Meet

Groups Participating: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Gold Elite,Turquoise, Grey, Pre-National


Please sign up for one 1 hour timing shift using this link. If you feel you are exempt from timing at this meet, please fill out this form.

LOCATION: Gunderson High School Pool, 622 Gaundabert Ln, San Jose CA 95136

DIRECTIONS: From 85-S, take Santa Teresa exit, turn right on Thornwood Drive, right on Winfield Drive, right on Chynoweth Drive.  The pool is located in the back of the campus past the football field off Chynoweth Drive. Parking is available near the front entrance of the pool, in front of the school and overflow parking in the neighborhood.

COURSE: Outdoor 25 yard pool with up to 16 lanes available for competition. An additional 6 lanes will be available for warm- up/cool down throughout the competition. The minimum water depth for the shallow end course, measured in accordance with

Article 103.2.3, is 7’ at the start end and 4'6" at the turn end. In accordance with Article 104.2.2C(4) the competition course has been certified. A copy of the certification is on file with USA Swimming.

TIME: Meet will begin at 9:00 AM each day with warm-ups from 7:30 to 8:45 AM each day. 


  • 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 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 swimmers 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 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.


  • 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.
  • Changing into or out of swimsuits other than in locker rooms or other designated areas is prohibited.
  • Destructive devices, to include but not limited to, explosive devices and equipment, firearms (open or concealed), blades, knives, mace, stun guns and blunt objects are strictly prohibited in the swimming facility and its surrounding areas.  If observed, the Meet Referee or 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.


  • 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.  
  • Swimmers must be members of QSS, WEST, FF, or PEAK.  Unattached swimmers who are current members of QSS,
  • WEST, FF or PEAK may participate.
  • Entries with "NO TIME" will be accepted.
  • 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 any special accommodations on entry times and seeding per Pacific Swimming policy.
  • The athlete’s age will be the age of the athlete on the first day of the meet.

ENTRY FEES: $4.00 per event plus an $8.00 participation fee per athlete.  All fees will be charged to your QSS account.

ENTRIES: Swimmers must enter on the team website by 10/10 at 11:59pm.

CHECK-IN: The meet will be pre- seeded; no check-in required.

SCRATCHES: Any athletes not reporting for or competing in an individual timed final event shall not be penalized.

AWARDS: Ribbons may be given for 1st -9th place.


SNACK BAR & HOSPITALITY: A snack bar may 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.








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