Meet Info

GCSTO Swim Meet Information - Long Course 2020

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 All entry questions should go to your coach!

GCSTO CORE In-Seasonal Meet Schedule

Each level on our team (Novice, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 & Level 5) will have a CORE set of swimming meets on their schedule in which athletes are expected to participate. All athletes in those levels will automatically be entered into the swimming meets listed as CORE meets for their level. Note that for Novice swimmers this will be for, ONLY, those Novice swimmers who are have paid the $135 registration fee to participate in USA Swimming meets. In any case, if a family absolutely cannot participate in one of their CORE meets they must contact their coach to be removed from the entries. It is the responsibility of the family to insure that this is done prior to the final meet entry deadline. No fees will be assessed for withdrawing from the meet prior to the entry deadline.

 GCSTO CORE Championship Season Meet Schedule

Competing Novice and all Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 & Level 5 swimmers will have a CORE set of Championship swimming meets on their schedule in which athletes are required to participate. All athletes in that level will automatically be entered into these swimming meets.

GCSTO Optional Swimming Meet Schedule

Each level on our team (Novice, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 & Level 5) will have an OPTIONAL set of swimming meets on their schedule in which athletes are allowed to participate above and beyond their CORE meets. Athletes will NOT, however, be automatically entered into the OPTIONAL swimming meets but must actually accept the invitation to participate in that meet once that invitation is sent out. As such, you must positively indicate entry into that meet by responding to that invitation with an acceptance. It is the responsibility of the family to insure that this is done prior to the final meet entry deadline for that meet.

Swim Meet Charges

Each time you are entered into a swimming regardless of which meet that is, you are charged a $15 admin entry fee for entry into that meet. Ohio Swimming receives a portion of that which assists them in securing quality championship facilities and creating a travel fund for athletes participating in upper level USAS meets. A portion of that $15 entry fee also pays for our relay entries into state championship level meets and regular season meets throughout the year as we do not charge relay swimmers individually at these meets. At USAS Sectional meets and above, however, we do charge participating individuals for relays that they swim. The remaining portion of this entry fees assist us in paying our entry administrator for their duties to enter our team into meets.  

If you enter into a swimming meet you are charged a "per event" fee by the host team. Normally that is in the $5 per event range for timed final meets (where the athletes swim each event just once). It can be more for prelim/final meets (meets where athletes swim their events earlier in the day then come back to swim in a finals session in any or all of their events in the evening). That information can be found in the meet packet for each meet. As such, if your athlete is entered into a swimming meet in 4 events and they charge $5 per event your total charges will be $15 (our admin entry fee) plus $20 [4 X the $5 per event meet host charge] for $35 total. We then simply charge off your credit card on file with us (which is absolutely a required form of payment for swim meet participation) after entries have been made.

Note that regardless of the meet level or the meet host (GCSTO or some other team) once entries are in and accepted by the meet management you are bound to pay all fees whether you compete in all events, a portion of your events or no events at all (you don't show for the meet). Again, this is true for all meets inclusive of GCSTO meets, as well. No refund can be issued and no credits applied in cases where athletes miss some portion of or all of their events.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR ANY SWIMMER PARTICIPATING IN A GCSTO SPONSORED OR Ohio Swimming, Inc. SPONSORED MEET
Any swimmer participating in an Ohio LSC meet or parent/guardian allowing a swimmer to participate in an Ohio LSC meet MUST read the following document for compliance with House BIll 143 of the 129th General Assembly:
Ohio Department Of Health Youth Sports Organization Concussion Form

Note For Meet Participants
 Please do not bring any peanuts or peanut containing products into any swimming meets out of respect to those with severe peanut allergies. Thanks!

Date

Name of Event

Location

CORE

Meet

Levels

Optional

Meet

Levels

GCSTO Team Member Entry Due Date (by midnight on these dates)

6/5-7/20

GCSTO's Creekside Blues & Jazz Blast Meet 

Gahanna, OH

Novice

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

   
6/12-14/20

PHST Jill Griesse Memorial Invitational

Denison University, Granville      

6/21-28/20

US Olympic Trials Omaha, NE Level 5 qualifiers    

6/26-28/20

NKC David Webb Inv. Erlanger, KY      
7/1/20 OSI Open Water Championship Meet Hueston Woods State Park Oxford, OH      
6/27/20

GCSTO/UASC/WAC  

Tri-Meet (14 & over swimmers)

Gahanna, OH

Level 4

Level 5

   

7/10-12/20

OSI Regional Championships  Central

Ohio University, Athens, OH

 

Novice (9 & overs)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

 

 

 

7/15-18/20

Central Zone SPEEDO Senior Sectional Meet

OSU, Columbus, OH

Level 4

Level 5

Must meet qualifying time standards  
7/16-19/20

OSI Senior State Championships

Denison University, Granville, OH

Level 4 (14 & OVER AND COMPLETED FRESHMAN YEAR)

Level 5

   

7/23-26/20

OSI Age Group Championships

Miami University, Oxford, OH

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Must meet qualifying time standards

 
7/30-8/2/20 USA Swimming's Future's Meet OSU Columbus, OH Level 5 qualifiers    
8/4-8/20

SPEEDO Junior National Championships

IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN Level 5 qualifiers    

8/6-9/20

Age Group Central Zone Championships 

Jenks, OK

 

 

   

 

GCSTO 2019.2020 Fall/Winter Swim Meet Information

Date

Name of Event

Location

CORE

Meet

Levels

Optional

Meet

Levels

GCSTO Team Member Entries Due Date (by midnight of these dates)

10/12/2019

GCSTO/WOR Dual Meet

Worthington High School

Novice

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

  Sept. 27, 2019

10/26-27/2019

Worthington John Bruce Invitational

 


Worthington High School

 

 

Level 1 (or the Golden Bear but not both)

Level 2 (or the Golden Bear meet but not both)

Level 3 (or the Golden Bear meet but not both)

Level 4 (14 & under swimmers NOT in high school)

Oct. 4, 2019 Note that unless we have at least 15 swimmers register for this meet we will not end up entering the meet.

11/1-3/2019

Upper Arlington Golden Bear Invitational

Upper Arlington High School

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 1 (or the John Bruce Meet but not both)

Level 2 (or the John Bruce meet but not both)


Oct. 2, 2019

11/6-9/19

TYR Pro Series Greensboro, NC Qualifiers, only    

11/17/2019

GCSTO Raising Cane's B Meet The Columbus Academy

Novice

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4 (all eligible 14 & under swimmers)

NOTE: ALL Level 4 & 5 swimmers are expected to work as meet volunteers for the 8 & under and 9-10 sessions of this meet as part of our team building activities. Nov. 4, 2019

11/22-24/2019

Ohio Swimming Senior Championship Meet

Miami University, Oxford, OH

Level 4 (all eligible 15 & over or 14 yr old high school swimmers)

Level 5

  Nov. 1, 2019
12/4-7/2019

Toyota U.S. Open

Atlanta, GA Qualifiers, only

 

 

 

12/6-8/2019

Cardinal Aquatics Classic (BB swimmers, only) University of Louisville, KY  

Level 1 (must have National BB times or better)

Level 2 (must have National BB times or better)

Level 3

Level 4 (except those already competing in high school meets)

Level 5 (same exception as Level 4)

TBA

12/11-14/2019

USA Swimming Winter Junior Nationals 

Atlanta, GA

Qualifiers, only    

12/13-15/2019

GCSTO Holiday "Salvation Army Holiday Cheer" Meet

The Columbus Academy

Novice

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4 (all non-high school swimmers)

 

  TBA

12/15/2019

Ohio Swimming Virtual Distance Challenge Meet

The Columbus Academy  

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

TBA

1/4-5/2020

UASC's Triple Crown Meet

Upper Arlington High School

Level 3

Level 4

Level 1

Level 2

 December 9, 2019

1/12/2020

GCSTO's City BBQ Winter Open B Meet

The Columbus Academy

Novice

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

  December 15, 2019

1/17-19/2020

Worthington Kelly German Invitational  

Worthington High School

Level 2 (must have National BB times or better and either this & only if you cannot go to the Circle City Classic)

Level 3 (must have National BB times or better and either this & only if you cannot go to the Circle City Classic)

Level 4 (must have National BB times or better and either this & only if you cannot go to the Circle City Classic)

All BB & Faster Swimmers: This will be your CORE Meet if you cannot go to the Circle City Classic Jan.3,2020

1/24-26/2020

Circle City Classic (BB & faster swimmers only)

IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN

Level 2 (must have National BB times or better and either this)

Level 3 (must have National BB times or better and either this)

Level 4 (must have National BB times or better and either this)

All BB & Faster Swimmers: You may swim this meet or the Kelly German Meet if you cannot go to this meet but not both. December 9,2019 

1/31-2/2/2020

GCSTO Last Ditch Meet

The Columbus Academy

Novice

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

 

January 1,

2020

2/15-17/2020

Ohio Swimming 14 & Under Regional Championship Meet

Upper Arlington High School

Novice (9 yrs old & over)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

 

  TBA

2/19/2020

Upper Arlington Time Trials

Upper Arlington High School 

  Any Athlete Trying For JO Cuts From Any Level TBA

2/29-3/1/2020

Barbara Kay Mini-Champs 

Worthington High School 

Novice (8 yrs old & under) Level 1 (8 & under only) TBA

2/28-3/1/2020

Ohio Senior Circuit Meet

Miami University, Oxford, OH

Level 4

Level 5

 It is optional for HS/15+ swimmers from Level 3.

 

TBA

3/13-15/2020

Ohio Swimming 14 & Under State Age Group Championship Meet

OSU, Columbus, OH

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

  TBA

3/26-29/2020

Central Zone Sectionals Elkhart, IN

Level 4

Level 5
  TBA


Ohio Swimming Age Group REGIONAL Championship Meet School Release Permission Letter

Ohio Swimming Age Group STATE Age Group Championship Meet School Release Permission Letter