32nd Annual Walnut Creek All City Swim Meet
Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8, 2018
Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farms Park
Two flights! An A flight and a B flight in every individual event – that’s what makes the All City Meet unique (that and the fact that the ten competing recreational teams all hail from the City of Walnut Creek). All City brings over 1200 swimmers and their families together to participate in a community event where every athlete has a chance to contribute to the success of his or her team.
HOW THE FLIGHTS WORK
The flight of a swimmer for a given event is based on result times. Flight A consists of the swimmers with the faster half of the times. Flight B consists of the remaining swimmers. There are no flights for relay events.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Swimming up an age group
Participating swimmers must be full-time members of a Walnut Creek recreational swim team. The Contra Costa County Championship age rules apply. Participating swimmers must be 18 years old or younger on the day of the meet, or 19 years old providing that their 19th birthday falls after June 15, 2018. Swimmers who turn 19 on or before June 15, 2018 are not eligible.
Participation in various clinics and lesson programs will not jeopardize eligibility provided the total hours of participation does not exceed 15 hours between December 31, 2017 and the beginning of the recreational season.
Recreational swim teams may not begin training earlier than the second Monday in April. Those swimmers that are not high school and college swimmers may not compete as members of a year-round swim team or train with a year-round swim team after December 31, 2017. These swimmers may not compete in any USA swim meets after December 31, 2017 and until August 15, 2018. High school and college swimmers who are members of their scholastic teams may continue to train with a year-round swim team until March 15th. High School and college swimmers may swim in USA meets unattached until March 15th.
Swimmers assisting with the coaching of participating teams may compete, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements and are bona fide members of the team they represent. Head coaches are not eligible to compete.
Each swimmer can participate in up to three individual events and two relays, plus the All Ages Relay (3 separate relays events). Each team will be allowed two relay teams per event. All relays are single gender (no mixed relays).
SWIMMING UP AN AGE GROUP
A swimmer must swim in the Age Group corresponding to his or her age on June 15th, 2018. An exception to this rule allows a swimmer to "swim up" an age group for individual events or relays provided the swimmer swims all of his or her events in the higher age group for the entire meet.
SWIM SUIT REGULATIONS
Swimsuits for men may not extend above the navel or below the knee and for women may not cover the neck or extend past the shoulders or below the knee. No zippers or other fastening devices are allowed except for a waist tie on a brief or jammer. Suits must be of textile material and must not be made of any rubberized type of material such as polyurethane or neoprene. The cut of the suit shall not expose body parts so as to offend good taste.
Swimmers reporting to the Clerk of the Course wearing a suit that does not meet these requirements will not be allowed to swim. Coaches should direct questions regarding the eligibility of specific suits to the Head of Officials or Meet Director before competition begins on the first day of the meet.
Each team will be placed in one of two divisions based on the number of athletes it has entered in the meet. The five teams with more athletes will compete in Division I. The five teams with fewer athletes will compete in Division II. Trophies will be awarded to the teams with the top three scores in each division.
For individual events, 1st – 4th place finishers in Flight B receive medals while 5th – 8th place finishers receive ribbons. 1st – 4th place finishers in Flight A receive distinctive medals while 5th – 8th place finishers receive oversize ribbons. For ages 8 and under, heat winners in both flights receive ribbons.
Record setters receive rosettes. If more the one individual or relay breaks the record for a given event, the best time will receive the rosettes.
For relay events, 1st – 4th place teams receive distinctive medals while 5th – 8th place teams receive oversize ribbons.
All events, except the parent/coaches relay, will be scored and will be counted in the overall team scoring. Scoring for individual events and relays are as follows:
Flight A Flight B Relays
Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 18 1 9 1 36
2 16 2 7 2 32
3 15 3 6 3 30
4 14 4 5 4 28
5 13 5 4 5 26
6 12 6 3 6 24
7 11 7 2 7 22
8 10 8 1 8 20