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OLD DOMINION SWIM LEAGUE

(ODSL)

RULES AND REGULATIONS 

Approved: April 14th, 2004

Revised: April 10, 2008 (Awaiting Legal Approval) 

The Old Dominion Swim League was formed in 2004 as a developmentally competitive swim league.  The objectives of the League are to develop a love for the sport, advanced aquatic skills, teamwork, and the principles of good sportsmanship among the children and all adults participating in this program.

1.   General 

a.   These rules are specifically designed for all swimming meets scheduled or sanctioned by the Old Dominion Swim League, (the “League”). USA Swimming Rules and Regulations pertaining to the strokes, disqualifications, duties of officials, judging, timing and similar technical matters shall be observed at all League Meets unless modified by these rules.
 
b.   Each team must have a Team Representative who is a parent or guardian of a team member and who is not one of the team’s coaches. If the Team Representative will not be present for a meet, an acting Team Representative must be appointed.
 
c.   The League Board shall consist of representatives from member teams of the League.   Each team shall have one vote. The Board shall consist of a President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary and a Treasurer. On an annual basis the League Board will elect one member from the League Board to be the League President.
 
d.   The Old Dominion Swim League Code of Conduct shown in Appendix 1 must be incorporated into the registration process or rules of each swim team in the League and followed by all swimmers, parents and officials.
 
e.   Prior to the preparation of the League meet schedule in the spring, each team will be assigned to a division. This division assignment will determine the team’s regular season League schedule.
 
f.    Teams will provide their swimmer registration totals prior to May 15th to ensure purchase of appropriate insurance.
 
g.   The home team must e-mail the results of the meet to the League President within 24 hours of the conclusion of the meet.
 
h.   When inclement weather conditions exist or are predicted prior to the commencement of a meet, a determination of whether to hold the meet, or to delay, postpone, or cancel the meet will be made by the mutual agreement of both team representatives. If a meet in progress must be stopped due to adverse weather conditions, the team representatives involved will determine by mutual agreement whether the meet will be official up to that point or whether the meet will be completed at a later date.
 
i.    There will be two types of end of season meets: The Divisional Meet (the number of these meets will be determined by the total number of teams involved for that year) and the All-Star Meet. The qualifications for these meets are described in Section 3 below.   There will be an alternate structure for the end of season Divisional Meets. This alternate structure will not impact the regular season structure or schedule. This structure will be determined by the board each year to ensure that each Divisional Meet will have approximately the same number of swimmers.
  
2.  Meet Procedures
 
a.   The maximum number of swimmers that a team can enter in a meet is 130. 
 
b.   All meets must be run with Meet Manager software.
 
c.   Unless otherwise agreed in advance by both Team Representatives, regular season meets shall begin at the following times:
 
      Saturday morning meets: 7:30 a.m. warm-up, 8:00 a.m. start time
      Saturday evening meets: 5:30 p.m. warm-up, 6:00 p.m. start time
      Wednesday evening meets: 5:30 p.m. warm-up, 6:00 p.m. start time 
      In the event a meet must be rescheduled, the date and time shall be determined by agreement of the Team Representatives of the competing teams.
 
d.   Swimmers shall report to the host pool not later than thirty minutes before the meet is scheduled to begin and shall proceed immediately to their assigned area.
 
e.  The home team shall take the first warm-up period (7:30 to 7:40 a.m. or 5:30 to 5:40 p.m.). The visiting team shall take the second warm-up period (7:45 to 7:55 a.m. or 5:45 to 5:55 p.m.). Teams may have a longer warm-up period if agreed by both Team Representatives prior to the meet. After the warm-up period swimmers will return to their assigned areas and hold themselves ready to report to the Clerk of Course when their events are called.
 
f.    All swimmers shall report to Clerk of Course prior to their events. Once swimmers have reported to the Clerk of Course, they shall receive no coaching or assistance such as holding or releasing relay swimmers or directing or guiding backstroke swimmers. Any swimmer so coached or assisted shall be subject to disqualification by the Referee. Actions such as allowing backstroke swimmers to secure a handhold on teammates’ ankles for starting or placing towels on pool edges where necessary for starting shall not be construed as coaching or assistance within the intent of this paragraph.
 
g.  No event shall be delayed pending the late arrival of a competitor.
 
h.   Swimmers are to remain off the deck and in their designated team area during the course of the meet. Exceptions are those swimmers who are returning to their team area after swimming a race. Swimmers are not allowed to sit or stand outside their designated team area for any length of time.
 
i.    A more complete list of suggested Guidelines for Meet Procedures is shown in Appendix 2. 
 
3.  Competitor Eligibility
 
a.   Each swimmer must be a bona fide member registered with a League swimming organization.
 
b.  Each swimmer must have no other summer league/team swimming affiliation (except a United States Swimming sanctioned team).
 
c.   A bona fide member means that a swimmer must be a resident of the development, pay a season membership fee to join its pool, or meet the requirements of the swim team’s charter/by-laws.
 
d.   Each team must maintain an up-to-date list of its registered swimmers with applicable birth dates for ready reference in case of eligibility disputes.
 
e.   The swimmer’s age group is determined by the age of the swimmer on June 15.
 
f.    Swimmers may only compete in the Divisional Mees or the All-Star Meet if the swimmer has swum in at least two League-sanctioned meets during the current season.
 
g.   If a swimmer posts one of the top18 times in an event as of the end of the final dual meet of the season that swimmer will have qualified to swim in that event at All-Stars.
 
h.  If a swimmer does not qualify (as defined above) in any events for All-Stars, the swimmer will swim the appropriate Divisional Meet.
 
i.    If a swimmer qualifies for 1 event for All-Stars, the swimmer may choose to go to All-Stars in the qualified event OR go to his/her Divisional Meet in any other event except the one qualified for in All-Stars.   If the swimmer chooses to swim at his/her Divisional Meet, the swimmer forfeits the currently qualified for spot in All-Stars. The swimmer may still qualify to go to All-Stars by posting one of the top 6 times in the combined
divisional times.  See below.
 
j.    The Divisional Meet final times will be combined from all Divisional Meets.  The swimmers with the top 6 times in each event will qualify to go to All-Stars.  The combining of times to determine those with the top 6 times per event will not impact on the results of each Division’s meet.  Each Divisional Meet will have its own score and its own awards.
 
k.   A swimmer may only be entered in one post-season (Divisional or All-Star) meet except when qualifying from the combined Divisional Meet as listed above.
 
l.    A swimmer without an official league time (NT) in an event cannot swim in that event in a the Divisional Meets or the All-Star meet.

4.  Meet Entries/Heats 
a.  Number of Events: 
      1)   In regular season meets swimmers may enter up to three individual events: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, IM. Each swimmer may also enter one age group relay event and one mixed age free relay.
 
      2)   Both the Divisional Meets and the All-Star Meet will have the same events:  freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and IM.  The maximum entries allowed per swimmer in either meet will be 2 events from free, back, breast and fly. Swimmers will also be allowed to swim the IM.  This allows a total of 3 events.  All eligibility rules apply as listed in Section 3.
 
b.  Swim-ups: 
      1)   Swimmers may compete only in their own age group and up to one higher age group for individual events and two higher age groups for relays.
    
      2)   Swim-ups are allowed, but only when no other swimmers are eligible to fill that particular race.
 
      3) There will be no swim-ups allowed in the Divisional Meets or All-Star Meet.
 
c.   Number of Heats: 
      In the interest of completing the meets in a timely fashion, team shall adhere to the following limitations on the number of heats and swimmers per team:
    
            Freestyle: 6 heats/18 swimmers per team per age group and sex
            Backstroke: 6 heats/18 swimmers per team per age group and sex
            Breaststroke: 4 heats/12 swimmers per team per age group and sex
            Butterfly: 3 heats/9 swimmers per team per age group and sex
            Individual Medley: 1 heat/3 swimmers per team per age group and sex
            Relays: 1 heat (maximum of 3 relays per team) per age group and sex
 
      It is the intent of the league that all swimmers entered in an event are able to swim that event legally as defined by USA Swimming. This especially pertains to breaststroke and butterfly events but also includes freestyle, backstroke, the Individual Medley (IM) and relays.
    
d.   Lane Assignments: 
      1)  In dual meets, the host team shall use Lanes 1, 3 and 5 and the visiting team shall use Lanes 2, 4 and 6. In triangular meets, lanes shall be decided by lots in the combination of lanes 1 & 4, lanes 2 & 5, and lanes 3 & 6.
 
      2)  In the Divisional Meets and All-Star Meet, lanes shall be assigned in accordance with USA Swimming Rules and Regulations.
 

e.   Seeding: 
      1)   In regular season meets, heats will be seeded fastest to slowest. Within each heat, the fastest swimmer shall be placed in Lane 3 or 4, the next fastest in Lane 2 or 5, and the next fastest in Lane 1 or 6.
 
      2)   In the Divisional Meets and All-Star Meet, events will be seeded slowest to fastest.
 
f.    Teams must complete their lineup and time cards for the meet in advance of the meet.
 
g.   Prior to the start of the warm-up period, the Team Representatives of the two competing teams shall exchange the line-up for the meet. Once the line-ups have been exchanged, changes can be made only as follows:
    
      1)  A swimmer may not be moved from one individual event to another under any circumstances
    
      2)  A swimmer may be moved from one relay to another only if a swimmer initially entered in that relay is unable to compete because of sickness, injury or absence.
 
      3)  If a swimmer is absent or unable to swim because of sickness or injury, any other eligible swimmer can be substituted in the absent swimmer’s event
    
      4)  If an irregularity in an entry is detected, the ineligible swimmer shall be scratched from that event. Any other eligible swimmer can be substituted in that event.
    
h.   The Clerk of Course can combine heats and/or events whenever feasible if doing so will expedite the meet.
 
i.    Teams are allowed to enter 3 member relays, but these relay teams will not be eligible to score in the meet or set league records.
 
j.    Meet entries for post-season meets are due to the Meet Manager via Hy-tek format according to the timeframes posted for that year.

5.  Pool Facilities 
a.   League pools must provide backstroke flags 15 feet from both ends of the pool.
 
b.  Swimming lanes shall have a minimum width of five feet. All lanes must be cleared of obstructions such as diving boards and ladders and be separated by ropes with floats.
 
c.  Lanes shall be numbered from 1 to 6 for easy identification.
 
d.   Markings should be provided on each lane rope indicating the 15-meter mark for underwater starts and turns.
 
e.   If conditions exist such that the normal course of events can not be completed in the usual manner at the host pool, that fact must be communicated to the visiting team(s) at least four days prior to the meet. The communication should describe the conditions in full and detail any procedural changes required. 
 
6.  Events
 
a.   Official League events and the order in which they shall run for regular season meets are listed in Appendix 3. The order of events will not be changed. Events for Relay Carnivals will be agreed upon by the teams involved in that particular Relay Carnival.
 
b.   The Mixed Age Freestyle Relay consists of four swimmers in the following age group order: 11-12, 10 & Under, 13-14 and 15-18, swimming 50 meters each. A swimmer may swim in his own or a higher age group.
 
c.   Relay swimmers are not required to swim in the order in which they are listed.
 
d.  Official League events for the Divisional Meets are listed in Appendix 4 and the events for the All-Star Meet are listed in Appendix 5. The order of the Divisional and All-Star events shall be rotated from year to year. This order will be announced prior to the start of the season.

7.  Officials
 
a.   The following officials represent minimum meet requirements:

      Referee – 1                                                    
      Starter/Announcer – 1
      Stroke and Turn Judges - 4                           
      Head Timer – 1                                             
      Timers – 18                                                   
      Clerk of Course – 2
      Runners – 2
      Scorekeepers/Computer Operators – 2
      Time Recorders - 2
 
b.   Unless otherwise agreed to by the Team Representatives in advance, each team will provide the following:
 
Host Team: Referee, Starter/Announcer, 2 Stroke & Turn Judges, Head Timer, 9 Timers, Head Clerk of Course, Runners, Scorekeeper/Computer Operator, Time Recorder, Ribbon Writers (as needed for their own team).
 
Visiting Team: 2 Stroke & Turn Judges, 9 Timers, Assistant Clerk of Course, Scorekeeper/Assistant Computer Operator, Time Recorder, Ribbon Writers (as needed for their own team)
 
c.   Three timers will be assigned to each lane. One of the timers assigned to each lane will be the Head Lane Timer and will verify the name of the swimmer and record the three times on the swimmer’s time card.
 
d.   In dual meets, the host team shall provide one timer on Home Lanes 1, 3, and 5 and two timers on Visiting Lanes 2, 4, and 6. The visiting team shall provide all other timers. The Head Timer shall stand as a backup timer. In all meets, the order of finish shall be judged by time only.
 
e.  The duties of the officials shall be as outlined in the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations unless modified herein.
 
f.    League Officials (including Starters, Referees and Stroke and Turn Judges) shall be trained for deck work. Training will consist of attendance at an ODSL Officials Clinic. At the end of training each official will be issued an ODSL Officials badge which must be worn on deck during meets. 
            1.         To be eligible for the position of Starter, an individual should have worked at least one season as a Stroke and Turn Judge (exceptions to this will be granted on an individual team basis).
            2.         To be eligible for the position of Referee, an individual must have worked at least one season as a Stroke and Turn Judge, be a parent or legal guardian of a registered swimmer, and be recommended by the Team Representative.
 
g.  Individuals holding certification from USA Swimming will not be required to attend the ODSL clinic. However, they must familiarize themselves with any League modifications to the USA Swimming rules. These individuals will be allowed to work at the highest level for which they hold USA Swimming official certification. 
 
h.  Each team is responsible for having the correct number of trained officials available to conduct meets.
 
i.    Coaches, swimmers and spectators shall be strictly controlled and reasonable measures shall be taken to insure that they do not interfere with officials in the performance of their duties. Only the Team Representatives may consult with the Referee, but not while an event is in progress. The designated Team Representative shall be readily available to the Referee at all times during the meet.
 
j.    The Referee shall have the authority to dismiss any appointed official who protests a decision without the requisite authority, criticizes another official, or otherwise conducts himself in a biased or unsportsmanlike manner. If an official is relieved of his functions in the course of a meet, his team must provide a suitable substitute.
 
k.  A Team Representative may serve as an official at a dual meet only if that representative appoints an "Acting Team Representative" to serve in his/her capacity at such dual meet. 
 
8.  Starting
 
a.  Starts shall be by a USA Swimming approved starting device. The home team shall provide the starting device.
 
b.  The starting procedure shall be as follows:
 
      1)   At the beginning of the meet or upon completion of the previous race, the Starter shall announce the event or next event. The Starter shall invite the heat to “Step up” (for forward starts), or “Step in” (for backstroke and medley relay events).
 
      2)   When the course is ready, the Referee shall blow his whistle to close the heat, and then turn the heat over to the Starter.
 
      3)   The Starter shall announce the stroke and distance, pause, then give the command “Take your mark”. The swimmers shall promptly assume a starting position with at least one foot at the front edge of the deck (forward starts), or facing the starting end with feet under water and both hands in contact with the pool deck or another swimmer’s legs (back stroke starts.)
 
a. Water Depth. Minimum water depth for racing starts during competition shall be measured for a distance of 1 meter to 5 meters from the end wall.  Starting requirements shall be:
 
A.    In pools with water depth 3½ feet or more at the starting end, the swimmer may start from the deck or from within the water.
B.     In pools with water depth less than 3 ½ feet, the swimmer must start from in the water.
 
 
      4)   When all swimmers are motionless, the Starter shall discharge an approved starting device (Colorado starting system or equivalent).
 
c.  Swimmers may be permitted to start in the water in events requiring forward starts. On the Starter’s command “Take your mark”, such swimmers must assume a motionless position with one hand and both feet in contact with the wall. A backstroke start may not be used.
 
d.  Any swimmers who are not motionless at the start, or who enter the water prior to the Starter’s signal, may be charged with a false start. The Starter and Referee shall independently determine whether any swimmers should be charged with a false start. If a swimmer false starts twice, the affected swimmers shall be disqualified and shall not be permitted to swim.
 
e.  If any swimmers are in motion at the start, or if any swimmers have obtained an unfair advantage, or if the start was not fair to all swimmers, the Starter shall immediately recall the heat. No disqualification shall be assessed if, in the opinion of the Referee, the false start was caused by reaction to motion by another swimmer, or by extenuating circumstances (such as a loud noise at the start).
 
f.    If a false start occurs and swimmers proceed, the Referee and coaches will decide on the appropriate rest period prior to restarting the race. 
 
9. Timing
 
a.   Each team shall provide the number of watches required by its timers.
 
b.  All watches shall be hand-held, battery-powered, digital watches, designed for timing purposes, with a readout resolution of at least one one-hundredth of a second (two decimal places).
 
c.  Timers will start their watches when sighting the flash of the strobe or similar device (including the flash/smoke from a starter gun) used for starting the race if a device which produces a flash is used. Only if there is no visible flash produced will timers start watches on the sound of the starting device.
 
d.   If a watch malfunctions or a Timer fails to start their watch on time, the Timer shall raise his or her hand and the Head Timer will switch watches with that Timer.
 
e.   Timers shall report their watch time to the Head Lane Timer who will record all times on the time card. All times shall be reported to the hundredth of a second. The digits representing thousandths of a second shall be dropped with no rounding.
 
f.    Timers shall not clear their watches until the command to “clear watches” is given, or the Referee signals the next heat is ready to start.
 
g.   The official time is determined by the Time Recorder.
 
      1)   If the times from two watches agree, that time shall be the official time.
 
      2)   If all three watches disagree, the middle time of the three times is the official time.
 
      3)   In the event of watch failure and in the absence of an alternate time, the times of the two remaining watches shall be averaged, with any thousands digits dropped without rounding. (Example: times of 34.73 and 34.80: (34.73 + 34.80)/2 = 34.765 --> 34.76). 
 
10. Disqualifications
 
a.  Disqualifications shall be governed by the rules in USA Swimming Rules and Regulations and shall be strictly enforced in all meets
 
b.  A swimmer shall not be disqualified for an illegal start if the starter has permitted the race to continue without recall.
 
c.   If a Stroke and Turn Judge notes a disqualification, he or she will raise their hand and complete a league-issued Disqualification (DQ) card noting the event number, heat number, and lane number of the affected swimmer. A Runner will bring the DQ card to the Refereefor verification and initials. A Runner will then take the DQ card to the scoring table where it shall be immediately stapled to the corresponding time card by the Time Recorder.
 
d.   No swimmer shall receive substantive external assistance, such as “water wings”, kickboards, or any other artificial flotation devices, while swimming in a race. No coach or other person may swim or walk in front of a swimmer. The only allowable exception will be for a swimmer with a documented handicap which must be noted during the discussion between team representatives three days prior to the meet.
 
e.   No swimmer shall be permitted to run when making a relay take-off.
 
f..   Relay teams shall not be disqualified for delays in leaving the water unless an exiting swimmer is still in the water when another member of the relay touches at the exiting swimmer’s end of the pool.
 
g.   Timers may not interfere with swimmers, therefore timers cannot put their hand in the pool to “protect” 6 & under heads in backstroke. The swimmer will be disqualified due to this interference.
 

 11. Scoring and Awards
 
a.   All events shall be scored.
 
b.  Points shall not be awarded for an event unless the event is swum.
 
c.  The order of finish shall be determined by the times of all swimmers in each event except that the time of any swimmer who was disqualified shall not be considered.
 
d.  Swimmers or relay teams having identical official times are said to be tied.
 
e.   In regular season meets, individual events shall be scored as follows: 6 points for first place, 4 points for second place, 3 points for third place, 2 points for fourth place and 1 point for fifth place. For relay events scoring shall be 6 points for first place, 4 points for second place and 2 points for third place.
 
f.    In the event of a tie, duplicate awards shall be made and total points involved in the tie divided equally between teams. For example, in a dual meet with a tie for first place, each swimmer shall receive 5 points (6+4=10÷2 =5) and no second place shall be awarded.
 
g.   Place ribbons for first through sixth place shall be paid for by the league and provided by the home team.
 
h.   It is the responsibility of each team to award participation ribbons to their own team, if any, beyond sixth place.
 
i.    At the Divisional Meets and All-Star Meet, ribbons shall be awarded to the first twelve place winners in each event. All other swimmers will receive a participation ribbon. These ribbons will be provided by the league.
 
j.    At the Divisional Meets and All-Star Meet, scoring will be 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 for 1st through 12th place, respectively. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team winners will be announced for each meet. 
 
12. Protests
 
a.  Protests involving questions of fact such as turns, strokes, and other swimming technicalities:
 
      1)   Protests will only be considered when made by the Team Representative or the individual designated by him or her for a particular meet.
 
      2)   The protest shall be lodged with the Referee prior to the conclusion of the meet as evidenced by the Team Reps and Referee signing the completed meet sheet.
 
      3)  The Referee shall investigate the issues in dispute, and rule on the protest. His decision shall be final and binding on all parties.
 
b.  Protests involving League rules and irregular entries:
 
      1)  The parties concerned shall make all possible efforts to resolve their differences. Failing this, they may refer the protest in writing to the League President within three days from the date of the meet.
 
      2)  Upon receipt of the protest, the League President shall appoint a protest committee composed of three Team Representatives other than the teams involved.
 
      3)  The protest committee shall have the authority to examine all records or other evidence pertinent to the matter under investigation, to conduct interviews, and to require that all parties to the protest submit written statements outlining the facts. Each team shall produce without delay the records requested by the protest committee.
 
      4) Decision rendered by the protest committee shall be final and binding on all parties.
 
c.  Any disputes arising out of the Divisional Meets or All-Star Meet shall be resolved by the League Board if a protest is submitted in writing to the League President within three days of the meet.
 
d.  No protest of any nature shall be entertained later than three days after the day of the last League event of the season. For this reason no meet records may be disposed of sooner than three days after the day of the last League event of the season.
 
13. Records
 
a.  The League shall maintain an up-to-date set of records of the best performances established in League competition for all events in which the League has established events as listed in Appendix 7. Separate league records will be kept for meters and yards.
 
b.  No performance shall be accepted as a League record unless it shall have been timed with no less than two stopwatches or a semi-automatic timing system. Times shall be considered for record purposes only if the original, fully completed official time card or meet results are submitted to the League Record Keeper. A league record can only be set at League-sanctioned meets where the event was properly officiated and conducted in accordance with all applicable rules. League record time cards will be retained by the League Records Keeper until the record is broken.
 
c.  Individual and relay records can be established by swimmers only for their respective age group while swimming events in that age group.
 
d.   Swimmers having an identical record time shall share the record.
 
e.   All records must be submitted no later than August 31 of the season in which the performance occurred.
 
14. Rules Modifications
 
A league rule may be modified or a new rule added only after approval by a majority of the League Board.

APPENDIX 1
OLD DOMINION SWIM LEAGUE
CODE OF CONDUCT
 
The purpose of the Old Dominion Swim League Code of Conduct is to establish standards of conduct that our swimmers, officials and parents are expected to uphold while participating in sanctioned swim meets of the Old Dominion Swim League. It is a goal of the Old Dominion Swim League that these standards of conduct be incorporated into the daily management of the teams within the league.
1.   No team personnel, competitor or spectator shall act in an unsportsmanlike-like manner. This includes, but is not limited, to the following:
a.   Making insulting or derogatory remarks, gestures or acts, including taunting.
b.   Trying to influence or showing disgust with officials’ decisions.
c.   Interfering with meet officials in the performance of their duties.
d.   Using obscene language.
2.   The use of tobacco or alcoholic products is not permitted at the pool facility before, during or after League-sponsored meets. The pool facility includes all parking lots and buildings associated with the pool facility.
3.   No Team Representative or official shall direct the modification of disqualification cards following the final approval of the meet Referee. (Rules for appealing are described within League Rules.)
4.   Competitors shall not participate in after-meet celebrations, which include:
a.   Running and shoving.
b.   Throwing trash or other debris into the pool.
c.   Pushing or shoving individuals into the pool.
5.   Competitors shall maintain orderly conduct within the team area. No running, pushing or shoving shall be permitted.
6.   No team personnel/competitor shall enter the water without the Referee’s approval. This includes pre-meet warm-ups and individual events.
7.   No competitor shall intentionally contact or hold another competitor during the swimming of an event which results in impeding the progress of that competitor.
8.   The reporting of a violation to these Codes of Conduct will be through the Team Representative to the meet Referee. If after receiving one warning, and the behavior continues, the individual(s) involved shall be requested to leave the premises.
9.   If a team or individual has repeated offenses, the league board will be consulted for further actions, to include barring the offender from further participation in league activities.

APPENDIX 2
 
GUIDELINES FOR MEET PROCEDURES 
1.  Host Team Representative contacts visiting Team Representative three days in advance of meet and they come to an agreement on availability of officials and warm-up procedures.
 
2.  Teams prepare their line-up and time cards including the first and last names of swimmers with appropriate event, heat and lane number prior to the meet.  The visiting team must submit their line-up to the home team via Team Manager no later than the day before the meet.
 
3.  Host team places pool in final readiness at least thirty minutes prior to meet time. A suggested checklist:
 
a.  Team areas, shaded if possible.
b.  Set-up and check out starting system (Colorado system preferred).
c.  Sheltered area for clerk of course, if possible.
d.   Coffee or drinks for officials.
e.  Computer for scorers, if required.
f.    Backstroke flags 15 feet from pool ends
g.   Lane rope markers for backstroke starts and turns.
 
4.  Officials report to Referee upon arrival at pool, at least thirty minutes prior to meet time.
 
5.  Ten minutes before meet time, Referee assembles all officials, checks assignments, and issues instructions. Head Timer conducts check of stop watches and assignments of timers.
 
6.   Clerk of Course collects swimmers for first event five minutes before meet time and keeps three or four events ahead at all times.
 
7.  Head Lane Timers check names of swimmers immediately before or after event.
 
8.  After event, the Head Lane Timer records all times on time card and gives it to Runner who delivers them to the Chief Time Recorder.
 
9.  The Time Recorder staples Disqualification (DQ) cards to appropriate time cards and writes the official time on each time card.
 
10. The Host Team is responsible for providing the primary results computer equipment and operator. The Visiting Team shall provide a computer operator/scorer. These two officials shall verify and enter all swimmers’ official times as recorded on the time cards into the results computer using Meet Manager.   The computer will determine place numbers and scoring.
 
11. When the meet is completed, the Results Computer Operator shall print two complete copies of the meet results sheet (three in the case of tri-meets), showing place results, finish times, and the final score of the meet. All copies shall be signed by the Referee and each Team Representative.  One copy of the signed results sheet shall be furnished to each Team Representative.
 
12. The Results Computer Operator shall export an electronic copy of the completed meet results to each visiting team on a diskette or CD provided by the visiting team or via e-mail within 24 hours of the meet. The host team is responsible for e-mailing the meet results to the ODSL website within 24 hours of the meet.
13. Pre-planning by both teams is essential. Remember, the objective is to hold an enjoyable, smoothly functioning, fast-moving meet, starting at the appointed time and ending in a reasonable time with a minimum of bother and harassment. To this end, all persons concerned should cooperate to the utmost with the Team Representatives and the Referee.

Appendix 3
Regular Season Meet Events

Event #   Event Name
    1         Boys 6 & Under 25 Freestyle
    2         Girls 6 & Under 25 Freestyle
    3         Boys 7-8 25 Freestyle
    4         Girls 7-8 25 Freestyle
    5         Boys 9-10 50 Freestyle
    6         Girls 9-10 50 Freestyle
    7         Boys 11-12 50 Freestyle
    8         Girls 11-12 50 Freestyle
    9         Boys 13-14 50 Freestyle
 10         Girls 13-14 50 Freestyle
 11         Boys 15-18 50 Freestyle
 12         Girls 15-18 50 Freestyle
 13         Boys 6 & Under 25 Backstroke
 14         Girls 6 & Under 25 Backstroke
 15         Boys 7-8 25 Backstroke
 16         Girls 7-8 25 Backstroke
 17         Boys 9-10 50 Backstroke
 18         Girls 9-10 50 Backstroke
 19         Boys 11-12 50 Backstroke
 20         Girls 11-12 50 Backstroke
 21         Boys 13-14 50 Backstroke
 22         Girls 13-14 50 Backstroke
 23         Boys 15-18 50 Backstroke
 24         Girls 15-18 50 Backstroke
 25         Boys 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke
 26         Girls 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke
 27         Boys 9-10 50 Breaststroke
 28         Girls 9-10 50 Breaststroke
 29         Boys 11-12 50 Breaststroke
 30         Girls 11-12 50 Breaststroke
 31         Boys 13-14 50 Breaststroke
 32         Girls 13-14 50 Breaststroke
    

Event #   Event Name
 33         Boys 15-18 50 Breaststroke
 34         Girls15-18 50 Breaststroke
 35         Boys 8 & Under 25 Butterfly
 36         Girls 8 & Under 25 Butterfly
 37         Boys 9-10 25 Butterfly
 38         Girls 9-10 25 Butterfly
 39         Boys 11-12 50 Butterfly
 40         Girls 11-12 50 Butterfly
 41         Boys 13-14 50 Butterfly
 42         Girls 13-14 50 Butterfly
 43         Boys 15-18 50 Butterfly
 44         Girls 15-18 50 Butterfly
 45         Boys 10 & Under 100 IM
 46         10 & Under Girls 100 IM
 47         Boys 11-12 100 IM
 48         Girls 11-12 100 IM
 49         Boys 13-14 100 IM
 50         Girls 13-14 100 IM
 51         Boys 15-18 100 IM
 52         Girls 15-18 100 IM
 53         Boys 8 & Under 100 Free Relay
 54         Girls 8 & Under 100 Free Relay
 55         Boys 9 – 10 100 Medley Relay
 56         Girls 9 – 10 100 Medley Relay
 57         Boys 11 - 12 100 Medley Relay
 58         Girls 11 - 12 100 Medley Relay
 59         Boys 13 - 14 100 Medley Relay
 60         Girls 13 – 14 100 Medley Relay
 61         Boys 15 - 18 100 Medley Relay
 62         Girls 15 - 18 100 Medley Relay
 63         Boys Mixed Age 200 Free Relay
 64         Girls Mixed Age 200 Free Relay

 Appendix 4 
Divisional Meet Events

Boys 6 & Under 25 Freestyle
Girls 6 & Under 25 Freestyle
Boys 7-8 25 Freestyle
Girls 7-8 25 Freestyle
Boys 9-10 50 Freestyle
Girls 9-10 50 Freestyle
Boys 11-12 50 Freestyle
Girls 11-12 50 Freestyle
Boys 13-14 50 Freestyle
Girls 13-14 50 Freestyle
Boys 15-18 50 Freestyle
Girls 15-18 50 Freestyle
Boys 6 & Under 25 Backstroke
Girls 6 & Under 25 Backstroke
Boys 7-8 25 Backstroke
Girls 7-8 25 Backstroke
Boys 9-10 50 Backstroke
Girls 9-10 50 Backstroke
Boys 11-12 50 Backstroke
Girls 11-12 50 Backstroke
Boys 13-14 50 Backstroke
Girls 13-14 50 Backstroke
Boys 15-18 50 Backstroke
Girls 15-18 50 Backstroke
Boys 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke
Girls 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke
Boys 9-10 50 Breaststroke
Girls 9-10 50 Breaststroke
Boys 11-12 50 Breaststroke
Girls 11-12 50 Breaststroke
Boys 13-14 50 Breaststroke
Girls 13-14 50 Breaststroke
Boys 15-18 50 Breaststroke
Girls 15-18 50 Breaststroke
Boys 8 & Under 25 Butterfly
Girls 8 & Under 25 Butterfly
Boys 9-10 25 Butterfly
Girls 9-10 25 Butterfly
Boys 11-12 50 Butterfly
Girls 11-12 50 Butterfly
Boys 13-14 50 Butterfly
Girls 13-14 50 Butterfly
Boys 15-18 50 Butterfly
Girls 15-18 50 Butterfly
Boys 10 & Under 100 Individual Medley
Girls 10 & Under 100 Individual Medley
Boys 11-12 100 Individual Medley
Girls 11-12 100 Individual Medley
Boys 13-14 100 Individual Medley
Girls 13-14 100 Individual Medley
Boys 15-18 100 Individual Medley
  Girls 15-18 100 Individual Medley

Appendix 5
 
All-Star Meet Events

Boys 6 & Under 25 Freestyle
Girls 6 & Under 25 Freestyle
Boys 7-8 25 Freestyle
Girls 7-8 25 Freestyle
Boys 9-10 50 Freestyle
Girls 9-10 50 Freestyle
Boys 11-12 50 Freestyle
Girls 11-12 50 Freestyle
Boys 13-14 50 Freestyle
Girls 13-14 50 Freestyle
Boys 15-18 50 Freestyle
Girls 15-18 50 Freestyle
Boys 6 & Under 25 Backstroke
Girls 6 & Under 25 Backstroke
Boys 7-8 25 Backstroke
Girls 7-8 25 Backstroke
Boys 9-10 50 Backstroke
Girls 9-10 50 Backstroke
Boys 11-12 50 Backstroke
Girls 11-12 50 Backstroke
Boys 13-14 50 Backstroke
Girls 13-14 50 Backstroke
Boys 15-18 50 Backstroke
Girls 15-18 50 Backstroke
Boys 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke
Girls 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke
Boys 9-10 50 Breaststroke
Girls 9-10 50 Breaststroke
Boys 11-12 50 Breaststroke
Girls 11-12 50 Breaststroke
Boys 13-14 50 Breaststroke
Girls 13-14 50 Breaststroke
Boys 15-18 50 Breaststroke
Girls 15-18 50 Breaststroke
Boys 8 & Under 25 Butterfly
Girls 8 & Under 25 Butterfly
Boys 9-10 25 Butterfly
Girls 9-10 25 Butterfly
Boys 11-12 50 Butterfly
Girls 11-12 50 Butterfly
Boys 13-14 50 Butterfly
Girls 13-14 50 Butterfly
Boys 15-18 50 Butterfly
Girls 15-18 50 Butterfly
Boys 10 & Under 100 Individual Medley
Girls 10 & Under 100 Individual Medley
Boys 11-12 100 Individual Medley
Girls 11-12 100 Individual Medley
Boys 13-14 100 Individual Medley
Girls 13-14 100 Individual Medley
Boys 15-18 100 Individual Medley
Girls 15-18 100 Individual Medley

Appendix 6 
League Record Events

 Boys 6 & Under 25 Freestyle
Girls 6 & Under 25 Freestyle
Boys 7-8 25 Freestyle
Girls 7-8 25 Freestyle
Boys 9-10 50 Freestyle
Girls 9-10 50 Freestyle
Boys 11-12 50 Freestyle
Girls 11-12 50 Freestyle
Boys 13-14 50 Freestyle
Girls 13-14 50 Freestyle
Boys 15-16 50 Freestyle
Girls 15-16 50 Freestyle
Boys 17-18 50 Freestyle
Girls 17-18 50 Freestyle
Boys 6 & Under 25 Backstroke
Girls 6 & Under 25 Backstroke
Boys 7-8 25 Backstroke
Girls 7-8 25 Backstroke
Boys 9-10 50 Backstroke
Girls 9-10 50 Backstroke
Boys 11-12 50 Backstroke
Girls 11-12 50 Backstroke
Boys 13-14 50 Backstroke
Girls 13-14 50 Backstroke
Boys 15-16 50 Backstroke
Girls 15-16 50 Backstroke
Boys 17-18 50 Backstroke
Girls 17-18 50 Backstroke
Boys 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke
Girls 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke
Boys 9-10 50 Breaststroke
Girls 9-10 50 Breaststroke
Boys 11-12 50 Breaststroke
Girls 11-12 50 Breaststroke
Boys 13-14 50 Breaststroke
Girls 13-14 50 Breaststroke
Boys 15-16 50 Breaststroke
Girls 15-16 50 Breaststroke
Boys 17-18 50 Breaststroke
Girls 17-18 50 Breaststroke
Boys 8 & Under 25 Butterfly
Girls 8 & Under 25 Butterfly
Boys 9-10 25 Butterfly
Girls 9-10 25 Butterfly
Boys 11-12 50 Butterfly
Girls 11-12 50 Butterfly
Boys 13-14 50 Butterfly
Girls 13-14 50 Butterfly
Boys 15-16 50 Butterfly
Girls 15-16 50 Butterfly
Boys 17-18 50 Butterfly
Girls 17-18 50 Butterfly
Boys 10 & Under 100 Individual Medley
Girls 10 & Under 100 Individual Medley
Boys 11-12 100 Individual Medley
Girls 11-12 100 Individual Medley
Boys 13-14 100 Individual Medley
Girls 13-14 100 Individual Medley
Boys 15-16 100 Individual Medley
Girls 15-16 100 Individual Medley
Boys 17-18 100 Individual Medley
Girls 17-18 100 Individual Medley
Boys 8 & Under 100 Freestyle Relay
Girls 8 & Under 100 Freestyle Relay
Boys 9-10 100 Medley Relay
Girls 9-10 100 Medley Relay
Boys 11-12 100 Medley Relay
Girls 11-12 100 Medley Relay
Boys 13-14 100 Medley Relay
13-14 Girls 100 Medley Relay
Boys 15-18 100 Medley Relay
Girls 15-18 100 Medley Relay
Boys Mixed Age 200 Freestyle Relay
Girls Mixed Age 200 Freestyle Relay