Host: Velocity Swimming, P.O. Box 2791, Wenatchee, WA 98807
Location: Wenatchee City Pool, Pioneer Park, 210 Fuller St., Wenatchee, Washington, (509) 664-3397
Format: Timed finals, split age group open. Swimmers will compete for points and ribbons. Ribbons and/or points will be awarded by age group and gender: 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-19 and 20 & over.
Course: Outdoor, 10 lane, 50 meter pool with anti-wave lane lines. The pool is equipped with the Colorado Timing System with touch pads at both ends. Starting blocks meet USA Swimming height and water depth requirements at start end. The competition course has not been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4). The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with U.S. Masters Swimming in accordance with USMS articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1. Swimmers will use in-water starts at turn end for 200-meter relays. The start end of the pool depth ranges from 5’6 to 9’, the turn end ranges in depth from 3’6” to 4’6”. The warm-up pool is attached to the main pool and is available during the meet. Deck marshals will be present during warm-ups.
Rules: Current United States Swimming rules will govern the dual-sanctioned meet as a Combined Meet. The rules and procedures of IES also apply. The whistle start protocol and the no recall rule will be in effect. There is positive check-in for the 800 free events. Positive check in for these events closes 1 hour before scheduled start time. IES scratch rules will be in effect for these deck-seeded events. Any protests or questions concerning the outcome of an event shall be directed in writing to the Meet Referee by the team coach. The Meet Referee will be the final authority for the conduct of the competition. Coaches that have an athlete with a disability that requires accommodations to the starting procedure must notify the referee prior to the athlete’s swim. Coaches must be 2019 members of USA Swimming or Swimming/Natation Canada (SNC). All SNC coaches must complete and submit the USA Swimming liability form prior to the start of warm-ups. Coaches must display current and valid credentials at all times during the meet. Only swimmers, coaches, officials and meet workers are permitted in the deck area. The deck area is considered to be a 3-foot area from the edge of the pool and the area behind the start platforms up to the timer chairs. There will be no swimming in the dive tank except for swimmers to warm-up prior to their events and cool down immediately thereafter. This meet may be covered by media showing swimmers participating in this meet. Entry into this meet is acknowledgement of this fact.
Tobacco products of any kind, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, squirt guns, water balloons, and sports balls are not allowed on deck.
Umbrellas, tarps, and canopies for swimmers will not be allowed on the pool deck but will be allowed in the adjacent park during the meet. The sprinklers may be on each night so personal items should be picked up each night or they may get wet. There is no overnight camping in the park. Please bring a sun hat and sunscreen for your own protection.
Velocity Swimming follows the guidelines for lightning events as set forth by the facility standard or the American Red Cross. The governing rule will be whichever guideline is the most stringent. Questions about this may be addressed to the meet referee.
Awards: -All combined 11 & Over, 13 & Over, and all mixed individual events will be scored and ribbons awarded separately by gender and age group for places 1-10. Any USA Swimming swimmers in the 20&over age group will swim exhibition only, Awards in this age group are intended for Master’s swimmers only.
-A prize will be provided to the winner of each Heat.
-Individual High point awards will be given to the Girl and Boy in each age group. High point calculations will be based on swimmers' age groups, not event age groups, so points earned in combined events will be added into the calculation for each swimmer.
-Team High Point Awards for First through Third place will be awarded.
-Teams are requested to appoint one adult to pick up awards at the end of the meet. Awards will not be mailed.
Eligibility: Open to 2019 registered USA Swimming athletes, Swim/Natation Canada (SNC) athletes, and U.S. Masters Swimming members. All SNC swimmers must complete and submit the liability waiver prior to the start of warm-ups. Age Determining Date: age on the first day of the meet shall govern the full meet. Each swimmer must swim in his/her respective age group. USA Swimming and SNC swimmers entered in the meet must be certified by a USA Swimming or SNC 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. Athletes with a disability are welcome and are asked to provide advance notice of necessary accommodations.
Entries: All swimmers may enter three (3) individual events and two (2) relays on Friday. All swimmers may enter six (6) individual events and one (1) relay both Saturday & Sunday. Enter swimmers’ best meter times or converted yard time. The priority system will be in effect. Entries will be limited to include all teams up to and including the team that has the 500th swimmer entered. Once the meet has been seeded, swimmers that are already registered in the meet may request to deck enter additional events (up to the corresponding daily limit), pending availability of empty lanes, and at the discretion of the referee, with payment of $3 per event due upon approval. There will be no deck registrations. The 800 Free events will be swum fastest to slowest and may be limited to the fastest 5 heats. The 400 IM events may be limited to the fastest 4 heats. Swimmers in the 800 Free must supply their own Counter and Timers. Age groups and genders may be combined for competition but scored separately at the discretion of the Meet Referee.
DECK ENTRY: Only pre-registered swimmers who have not entered the maximum number of events as stated above may deck enter additional events. Deck entries will only be allowed in open lanes at the discretion of the Meet Referee. Deck entry swims are not eligible for any awards or team points. No deck registration will be permitted.
Relays: Teams are limited to four (4) relay entries per relay event. If the Meet Entry Chair determines that the meet is oversubscribed, the 4th entry may be deleted. Only the two (2) fastest relay finishers per team are awarded points and ribbons. The “48 year” relays must be comprised of any combination of ages equaling 48 years or less and will not be scored.
At the conclusion of the Saturday morning session we will be holding our COACHES relay. Teams are encouraged to get their coaches together and submit entries. The relay will not be scored.
U.S. Masters Swimming entries – online only: www.inlandnwmasters.org
Final Entries deadline is Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
USMS fees: $25 entry fee– payment collected with online entry. There will be no refunds.
Schedule: Friday: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM open warm-up.
Session One 2:00 PM – Events Begin.
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM age 12 & under warm-up.
Session Two 9:00 AM - events begin.
Session Three 45-minute open warm-up begins at the conclusion of session 2.
Events begin 5 minutes after the conclusion of this warm-up.
Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM age 12 & under warm-up.
Session Four 9:00 AM - events begin.
Positive Check in for the 11-12 800 free ends 1 HR prior to scheduled start time.
Session Five 45-minute open warm-up up begins at the conclusion of session 4.
Events begin 5 minutes after the conclusion of this warm-up
Positive Check in for the 13&over 800 free ends 1 HR prior to scheduled start time.
Warm-up: Lane assignments for warm-ups will be posted. Masters swimmers will be assigned a lane for warm-up for Session One, Three and Five. Diving is permitted in designated sprint lanes and only under the direct supervision of a coach. Swimmers participating in the meet without an USA Swimming registered coach must report to the meet referee at the start of each warm-up session.
Friday Coaches meeting at 12:30 PM
Officials meeting at 1:15 PM
Saturday & Sunday Coaches meeting 7:30 AM
Officials meeting 8:15 AM
Meet Referee: Jeff Sutton
Starter: Larry Dressel
Stroke & Turn: Mike Neer, Keith Kelly, Michelle van der Merwe, and Marc Marquis
Meet Director: Jeff Sutton firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Entry Chair: Noelle Grigsby email@example.com
Administrative Official: Noelle Grigsby
We welcome and need the assistance of visiting USAS Officials.
Please bring current certification and USAS registration cards.
General: The Meet Referee shall be the final authority for the conduct of the competition. The length of the break between Sessions may be varied at the Meet Referee & Coaches discretion. The Meet Referee may schedule 10 minute breaks during the competition at his or her discretion. Fly-over starts may be used for all age groups. All events will be timed finals. Hospitality area and lunch will be provided for team Coaches and visiting Officials. Absolutely no animals on deck or in locker room at any time. Handicap parking and access is available in front of pool near main entrance.
Concessions: VELOCITY SWIMMING’s concessionaire will be serving dinner Friday & Saturday nights with breakfast and lunch on Saturday & Sunday.
Vendor: Northwest Designs and selected suits, googles, and caps will be available for purchase from the Clerk of Course (there will be NO suit vendor on site for this meet)
Results: Posted to Meet Mobile, Meet Bop and front wall of the locker room facility
From Hwy 2, travel south on Wenatchee Avenue.
Turn right at intersection with Miller Street.
Travel south on Miller to Russell (Pioneer Middle School is on the left).
Turn left on Russell - one block to Fuller – pool is on the left.
From Hwy 28 (East Wenatchee) cross Columbia River Bridge, turn right on Mission St.
then immediate left on Ferry St. Follow Ferry St. (turns into Russell).
Pool will be on the right on Fuller Street.
Sanction: Held under the sanction of USA Swimming and Inland Empire Swimming, Inc.
Sanction # IE 19-1400 and sanctioned by Inland Northwest Masters Swimming Committee for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 359-S005
In granting this sanction it is understood and agreed that USA Swimming (USAS) and Inland Empire Swimming (IES) shall be free and held harmless from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event. Use of audio-visual recording devices, including a cell phone camera, are not allowed in the changing areas, rest rooms, locker rooms or behind the starting blocks. Deck Changing is 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. 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.