2020 Las Vegas Super Final Invitational & LCM Time Trial
 
Welcome to the Las Vegas Super Finals, hosted by the Sandpipers of Nevada & Cedar Swim Club! We are thrilled to be able to host this event this year in St. George, Utah at Dixie State's beautiful new facility.
  
Contact the Meet Director, Michael Kinross ([email protected]) with questions.
  
This page will continuously be updated with information.
  
 

Important Information
 
--December 18-20, 2020 (LCM Time Trial on Monday Morning, December 21)
--Held at Dixie State University's Human Performance Center Pool (225 S 700 E, Saint George, UT 84770)
--Entries Open: Monday, November 23 for approved teams
--Entry Deadline: Wednesday, December 9 at 5:00pm PST; Time Trial entries Saturday, December 19 at 12:00pm MST
 
Sandpipers! More information can be found on the Event Sign-up page
 
Important Links
Search "Las Vegas Super Finals" if it does not automatically come up
Officials
We need officials to work the meet! If you are interested in officiating, please contact Michael Kinross ([email protected]) and Omar de Armas ([email protected]) directly. 
 

 
Visiting Teams Travel Information
The Sandpipers have reserved hotel blocks for all visiting teams. We highly encourage all visiting teams to stay at these properties.
**NOTE: UTAH IS ON MOUNTAIN TIME (1-hour ahead of Las Vegas/Pacific time)
 
1) Marriott Fairfield Inn St. George - 1660 South Convention Center Dr., St. George, Utah 84790   |   435-673-6066
$109/night + tax for Queen rooms. Block expires Friday, December 4.
 
2) Hilton Garden Inn St. George - 1731 South Convention Center Drive. Saint George, Utah 84790   |   435-634-4100
 
3)  Hyatt Place St. George / Convention Center - 1819 South 120 East, St. George, Utah 84790   |   435-656-8686
$109/night + tax for Queen rooms. Block expires Friday, December 4.
**Booking using this link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/utah/hyatt-place-st-george-convention-center/sguzs?corp_id=G-LVSF
 
Getting to St. George, Utah
1) Fly into St. George Regional Airport (SGU)
Several major airlines fly into SGU, including Delta, American Airlines and United. The airport is located 20 miles from the Dixie State Campus and has car rental companies on site.
 
2) Fly into McCarran International Airport (LAS)
Las Vegas's main airport is an easy ~2 hour drive to St. George and offers most airlines. Additionally, there plenty of rental car company options available at the Rent-A-Car Center.
 

 
E-mail Blasts
 
LCM Time Trial Pre-Meet Info Email
 
Coaches,
 
Attached is the Heat Sheet and estimated Timeline for tomorrow's LCM Time Trial.
 
The pool will open for warm-up at 8:30am and the session will begin at 10:00am. It will be a general warm-up session with no assigned lanes. We can open up a lane for 1-way sprints towards the end of the session by request.
 
We will be running the meet in lanes 1-6 (lanes closest to the windows). Lane 7 will be closed and lane 8 open for continuous warm-up/warm-down. We do not currently have a limit on the number of athletes allowed in the warm-up lane. We will limit it if space becomes an issue.  Please ask your athletes to get in, do what they need to do, and get out.
 
We will be running a 10-minute break after Event 12, the Men's 400 IM. The entire pool will be open for warm-up during this break.
 
COVID protocols and building procedures will be similar to the Invite: Athletes will be in the balcony. Spectators will be allowed to remain in the building for the duration of the meet. We ask that the spectators:
  • Stay on the side along the windows
  • WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES
  • And stay 6ft apart
  • If crowding becomes an issue, we will close the deck to spectators!
If any parents are interested in timing for the meet, please contact our SAND Support Team ( [email protected]), or visit their tent outside the pool. We can rotate timers if you are not in an event at the end of the meet. If we are unable to fill the timing chairs, we will ask swimmers to provide their own timer.
 
There will not be a live stream for tomorrow's events. Replays of all of the sessions from the Invite portion of the meet can be found on  https://www.ksl.com/watchit by searching "Super Finals".
 
Coach Michael Kinross

 

 
Pre-Meet Info Email (12/13/20 at 1:43pm PST)
 
Hello Coaches,

Welcome to the Las Vegas Super Finals Invite 2020 hosted by the Sandpipers of Nevada and Cedar Swim Club! We are honored to be hosting all of you at Dixie State's beautiful new facility in St. George, Utah.
 
I have a number of attachments for you and your families. Please thoroughly read the attached "Pre-Meet Notes" document. It outlines all COVID safety procedures, waiver information, spectator & athletes regulations, check-in info and more. All of your families need to be made aware of this information!
 
Attachments:
  • IMPORTANT Pre-Meet Notes
  • Estimated Timelines
  • Psych Sheets
  • Warm-up Assignments & Information
  • Updated Meet Form (reflects start time adjustments)
  • Team Entry Fee Status
  • Where spectators can set up outside the facility 
Thursday Pool Space
There will be lanes available for the following teams who requested time on Thursday, December 17: ALTO, CITI, FDST, LKWD, LVSC, PATH, RMDA, & SAND. We plan to have at least 10 lanes open from 6-8pm. At this time, we do not plan to assign lanes. Please use your best judgement and spread out as much as possible across the space. A small fee has been added to your entry fees to cover the space; it is reflected in the Entry Fee attachment.
 
Live Stream
We will be running a live stream broadcasting the meet, for free, the entire weekend. I will send out a link for the stream later this week. It will also be posted to the Sandpiper website and all of our social media.
 
We are still seeking sponsors of the live stream! More information and the application to sponsor can be found here: https://form.jotform.com/203434940153045. The deadline to apply is Tues. Dec 15 at 11:59pm PST.
 
Officials
If you have officials that are interested in working, please contact our Meet Ref, Omar de Armas ([email protected]), ASAP if you have not already done so. Officials who work a minimum of 8 sessions throughout the weekend will receive hotel reimbursement equal to the cost of the Holiday Inn Sandpiper team hotel. 
 
 
Coaches Meeting
The Coaches Meeting will be hosted on Thur. December 17 at 8:00pm MST via Zoom. More information can be found in the "Pre-Meet Email Notes" attachment. We will post a link to the recording on the Event Landing Page if you can't make it.
 
Time Trials
Information for Monday's LCM Time Trial will be published during the meet. We are still taking entries for the TT! The deadline to sign-up athletes is Saturday at 12:00pm MST. If you have athletes on the fence or are just off the qualifying times, please talk to me and we can see what we can do for you.
 
The Time Trial is scheduled to have warm-ups from 8:30-9:50am, and begin at 10:00am.
 
Meet Apparel Vendor
Northwest Designs will be on site printing and customizing all Super Finals meet apparel. Be sure to stop by and get your much missed swim meet t-shirts and hoodies!
 
Event Landing Page
We will be constantly updating and posting to the Meet Landing Page on the Sandpipers team website. Check this page often for heat sheets, results, and other important links: https://www.teamunify.com/team/scsccsnv/page/system/res/108955.
*Use the hashtag #LVSuperFinals in all of your social media posts! You can also tag the Sandpipers @sandpipersofnv
 
Looking forward to a fun, fast weekend! Feel free to contact myself or Meet Admin if you have any questions,
 
Coach Michael Kinross