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Meet Warm-Up Procedure
  1. General Warm-Up Period

    1. The first thirty (30) minutes shall be allocated for general warm-up in all lanes.

    2. There will be NO DIVING allowed during general warm-up.

    3. Swimmers wishing to use equipment shall use the outside lanes.

  1. Specific Warm-Up Period

    1. The last 15-40 minutes shall be allocated for specific warm-up in designated lanes.

    2. Lanes shall be designated as sprint, pace and general:

      1. Eight lane pools - pace work in lanes 1 & 8, sprints in lanes 2 & 7, general in lanes 3, 4, 5, & 6.

      2. Seven lane pools - pace work in lanes 1 & 7, sprints in lanes 2 & 6, general in lanes 3, 4, & 5.

      3. Six lane pools - pace work in lanes 1 & 6, sprints in lanes 2 & 5, general in lanes 3 & 4.

  1. Limited Warm-Up Period

    1. Meets being held at a short course pool with six to eight lanes should consider limited warm-up periods. Meet size should be taken into consideration.

    2. Warm-ups by age groups: 13 and ups - general warm-up period 7:00-7:30; specific warm-up period 7:30-7:55. 12 and unders - general warm-up period 8:00-8:30; specific warm-up period 8:30-8:45.

    3. Warm-ups determined by travel distance: teams within a forty-five minute travel time - general warm-up period 7:00-7:30; specific warm-up period 7:30-7:50. Teams with travel time greater than forty-five minutes - general warm-up period 7:55-8:25; specific warm-up period 8:25-8:45.

  1. General Guidelines

    1. Marshals shall have authority through the Meet Director.

      1. There shall be one Chief Marshal.

      2. There shall be one Marshal assigned to supervise the deck in each warm-up course made available during pre-meet warm-up directly prior to competition.

      3. There shall be one Marshal assigned to each starting block opened for sprinting in warm-up courses.

      4. During those times when other warm-up courses are open, there shall be one Marshal or one lifeguard supervising that warm-up.

    2. Coaches SHALL stand at starting end of pool when verbally starting swimmers on sprint or pace work.

    3. Coaches MUST maintain verbal and visual contact with their swimmers throughout the warm-up period.

    4. Starting blocks should be covered in such a way as to safely prevent swimmers from mounting blocks that are not to be used.

    5. The announcer will announce any changes that are necessary. Changes in the warm-up procedure may be made in the interest of the safety of the swimmer.