Host: Spokane Area Swimming (SAS)
Location: Witter Pool, Mission Park, 1400 East Mission, Spokane, WA.
Facilities: Witter Pool is an aquatic center opened to the public May 17, 2010. The aquatic center has
a competition pool (50 meters x 25 yards-8 lanes). The adjacent warm-up pool (20 yards – 3 lanes), will
be available during the duration of the competition. Water depth and starting block height meet the
2014 USA Swimming regulations. The competition course has not been certified in accordance with
USA Swimming article 104.2.2C (4). The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in
compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with USMS articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1. The
competitive pool water depth varies from 12 feet at the start end to 3.6 feet at the turn end. The 200
meter relays will have the 50m and the 150m exchanges from within the water starts. The aquatic
center is wheelchair accessible.
Shade tents are not allowed inside the fenced pool area. All portable shade and tents must be taken down each evening.
Parking: Parking is available in the Witter Pool lot, Mission Park lot (adjacent to pool); please no
parking on the Centennial Trail. Parking is also available in the Stevens Elementary parking lot (two
blocks east over the bridge, on the right). Street parking is available along the area residential streets.
The Avista parking lot is available after 5pm on Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO PARK IN THE GRAVEL LOT BEFORE 5PM. AVISTA UTILITIES HAVE STRICT
SECURITY; CARS MAY BE TOWED WITHOUT NOTICE. DO NOT PARK IN THE GRASS BEHIND THE POOL. No overnight camping (tent or R.V.) is allowed in any lots or City parks.
Day Session Age Warm-Up Start Meeting Meeting
Friday 1 11 & Over 8:00-8:45 am 9:00 am 8:15 am 7:45 am
Friday 2 All 1:00-1:45 pm 2:00 pm 1:15 pm 12:45 pm
Sat/Sun 3/5 12 & Under 7:00-7:45 am 8:00 am 7:15 am 6:45 am
Sat/Sun 4/6 13 & Over 12:00-12:45 pm 1:00 pm 12:15 pm 11:45 am
Eligibility: Open to all swimmers who are registered with USA Swimming at the time of meet entry
or with U.S. Masters Swimming.
Entries: All swimmers may enter maximum of (3) events on Friday and a maximum of five (5) events
on Saturday and Sunday and may enter one relay per day. Entries will be limited to the team that has
the 450th swimmer entered. Date of receiving entries determines the order of entry. Submit long
course meter times. No time entries are allowed. Deck registrations for USA Swimming
swimmers not in the meet are not permitted per IES policy. However, pre-registered
swimmers who have not pre-entered the maximum number of events as stated above may
deck enter additional events and time trials at the discretion of the meet referee.
Positive check in will be required for the 1500 free, 800 free, 400 free and 400 IM. If the projected
timeline exceeds USA Swimming or the Inland Empire recommended timeline, entries may be limited
in the relays, 1500 Free, 800 Free or the 12 & under 200 events; no-times and slower entries will be
deleted first. Entry fees will be refunded for any deleted entries. All teams will be notified by June
15th of any pre-meet scratches.
The 1500 free, 800 free, 400 free and 400 IM will be swum fastest to slowest alternating women and men. Some heats of the 1500 free, 800 free, 400 free and 400 IM may be swum mixed gender.
Swimmers must provide their own timers for these events, and 1500 and 800 swimmers must provide their own counters.
$4.00 Individual entry fee per event ($15 per time trial)
$12.00 Relay entry fee per relay ($20 per time trial)
$14.00 Surcharge per swimmer
$5.00 Facility fee per swimmer
Entry Deadline: Thursday, June 13, 2019.
Rules: Current United States Swimming rules will govern the dual-sanctioned meet as a Combined Meet. The rules and procedures of Inland Empire Swimming will also apply. Masters athletes must be currently registered with USMS.
The Meet Referee shall be the final authority for the conduct of
the competition. Any protests or questions concerning the outcome of an event shall be directed to the
Meet Referee and shall come from a Coach. USA swimmers participating in the meet without a Coach
must report to the Meet Referee prior to the warm-ups for instructions. Coaches must be current USA
Swimming certified. Proof of Coach’s certification must be produced at any time upon request by the
Meet Referee. Any swimmer entered in the meet must be certified by a USA Swimming Member
Coach as being proficient in performing a racing start or must start each race from within the water.
When unaccompanied by a Member Coach then it is the responsibility of the swimmer or the
swimmer’s Legal Guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.
Deck Area: The Deck area is considered to be a three foot area from the edge of the pool and all of the
area behind the starting blocks. Only swimmers, coaches, officials and meet personnel are permitted
in the Deck area. Spectators will not be allowed in the Deck area.
Awards: USA Swimmers placing 1st through 8th in individual events will receive stickers. Relays
placing 1st through 3rd will be awarded stickers. All multi-age group events will be awarded as 8 &
Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19. Individual and team scores will not be recorded. Each team should have a representative to pick up awards at the end of the meet. Awards will not be mailed to
teams that fail to pick up their awards at the end of the meet. USMS swimmers will be scored as a separate division and awards will be available upon request from the office.
Meet Directors: Darren and Darcy Hein
Meet Referee: Mike Miura
Head Starter: Darcy Hein
Team Lead: Lisa Kuhar
Stroke & Turn: Trisha Siebert, Laura Prigan, Stacy Ruckhaber, Cindi Fuller
Administrative Official: Jennifer Hochwalt
Visiting Officials are welcome and encouraged to help. Please bring current certifications and USA
Swimming registration cards; these will be verified by the meet referee before deck assignments are
made. Please be sure to have the appropriate uniform of white polo shirt, blue shorts, skirt or pants,
and white shoes.
Warm-up procedures: Meet marshals will be on deck as safety observers during the warm-up
period. Meet marshals have the authority to remove, with concurrence of the meet referee, any
swimmer, coach, or club from the warm-up or the meet who do not follow safety rules. Certified
coaches must be on the deck during warm-ups.
Timing: Colorado Timing System will be used. Sign-up sheets will be posted with spots for two timers
to each lane. Any assistance with timing assignments is appreciated.
Miscellaneous: Concessions will be available during the duration of the meet. Hospitality will be
provided for coaches and officials. No smoking, glass containers, or alcoholic beverages are allowed
within the Aquatic Center facility property or adjacent Mission park. Barbeque cooking is not allowed
within the Witter Aquatic Center property. It is allowed in Mission Park.
Swimwear vendor: TBD
T-shirt vendor: EVENT SHIRT by Original Design, Anne North-Jones
Directions: From I-90 take the Hamilton street exit-travel north on Hamilton to Mission Street, turn
right. Travel east on Mission Street approximately ½ miles, Witter Aquatic Center will be on the right
side just past the railroad track crossing.
Hotel: Please consider the Hotel RL (formerly the Red Lion Inn at the Park) in downtown Spokane for
your 2019 Summer Solstice lodging. SAS and Hotel RL are offering this excellent property within
walking distance to downtown attractions for $125.00 per night. This outstanding rate includes a 2
queen bed room, wi-fi, parking and breakfast. Please visit the link for booking information. The
deadline for this offer is May 22nd.
Held under the sanction of USA Swimming and Inland Empire Swimming, Inc.
Sanction # IE 19-1393, approval of USA Swimming, and sanctioned by Inland
Northwest LMSC for USMS Inc. Sanction # 359-S004
In granting this sanction it is understood and agreed that USA Swimming and Inland Empire
Swimming shall be free and held harmless from any liabilities of claims for damages arising by reason
of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event. Use of audio or visual recording devices, including
cellphone cameras is not allowed in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms. Unless approved in
writing in advance of the competition by the Vice President of Program Operations, operation of a
drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the venue (pools athlete/coach areas, spectator
areas and open ceiling locker rooms) any time athletes, coaches, officials and/or spectators are present.
Deck changes are prohibited. Changing into or out of swimsuits other than in the facility locker rooms
or other designated area designated by the host facility, is not appropriate, and is prohibited.