PNS Champ meet instructions from host team:
- Attached you will find the final
psych sheet, timeline, lane timing assignments (for parent
volunteers), and lanes for warm-ups. (all files also posted
at PDST website under this meet now)
- Swimmers will provide their own
timers and counters for Friday events.
- Please remind parents regardless of
vaccine status they will need to wear a mask within the pool
- Athletes will be stationed outside
and no spectators allowed in the building.
- Entrance to the pool with be to the
left of the building. The main entrance of the pool will be
locked and there will be signs directing everyone where to go to
get to the pool. The swimmers will be setting up camp outside
along the grassy areas beside the pool or under the awnings.
Please let parents know to bring chairs. Canopies can
also be set up for shelter. There will be a speaker outside
so they can clearly hear what events and heats are being called up.
Swimmers are responsible for keeping track of the meet
timeline, parents may be helpful in this role for the younger
swimmers. There will be a heat sheet posted and heat sheets
will be for sale at the concession stand.
- Unfortunately, due to the
restrictions on the number of people we can have in the facility
there are no spectators allowed during this meet. We are
asking for timing assistance and a timing assignment has been
constructed by Suzanne Rychlik based on the number of swimmers each
team will bring. I will attach the list below but you can
also find it on PNS website. Please share this with your
parents as it will give them assess to the pool. Only
coaches, officials and meet volunteers will be allowed on the pool
deck. There will be a volunteer table set up outside by
concessions for parents checking in to volunteer.
- The meet will be live streamed with
the link posted.
Masks are required for all
individuals inside the pool regardless of vaccination status.
Swimmers that need to use the restroom must wear a mask and
are not allowed to congregate in the lockers rooms and must adhere
to distancing markers. Swimmers are to come back out of the
locker rooms when finished and head directly back to the exit.
They are not to walk over to talk to their coaches.
- Masks are
not required for individuals who are actively
swimming. This would include warming up for their event,
waiting in the staging area for their next swim and behind the
blocks. Swimmers who are going to swim do not need to enter
the facility with a mask on. They will be directed by the
Marshals to either the warm up pool or staging area. Masks
are not required outside. If however a swimmer feels more
comfortable with a mask plastic bags will be provided if needed so
they can place their mask in it while their swimming to help keep
it dry. After swimming the swimmer will head counter
clockwise around the pool and stop at their coach to discuss their
- There is positive check
in for Fridays 400 IM and 500 free events. Clerk of
the course table will be set up on the pool deck.
- Please note the scratch rules for
finals. After a prelim event is completed, and results
announced, swimmers will have 30 minutes to declare their intention
to scratch or actually scratch from finals at the clerk of course
table. The coach or swimmer can scratch from a finals event
with no penalty. However, if they do not scratch, the top 16
swimmers will automatically be placed in the finals. if they
fail to show for finals they will be disqualified from their next
Covid rules limit us and create meets we aren’t use to.
I appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing
everyone back swimming again.