Shark Tank Intersquad SCM Meet Sarasota, Fla, November 7-8, 2020 Sanctioned by the Florida LMSC for USMS, Inc.
Note! Because of the ongoing pandemic, this meet will be limited to USMS members registered with the Sarasota Sharks Masters club (SHARK on your USMS membership card). Entries will open after guidelines for hosting meets are received from USMS. Please check back for updates, and thank you for your understanding.
Dates & Times: Saturday, November 7: Warm-up 10:30 am; meet starts 11:30am Sunday, November 8: 1500 warm-up 8:30 am; 1500 start 9:00 am Second Sunday session: Warm-up 11:00 am; meet starts at noon
Facility: The beautiful Sarasota Selby Aquatic Center, 8501 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, Fla., 34238. Pool is an outdoor, 50-meter x 25-yard Myrtha pool. Daktronics timing will be provided for competition. A 25-yard warm up pool will be available at all times. The pool is generally regarded as one of the top facilities in Florida. Pool chillers keep the pool temperature at optimum levels for competition.
Pool Length Certification: The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.
Timing System: The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Times can be submitted for world records, USMS records, and USMS Top 10 consideration.
SOCIAL DISTANCING PROCEDURES Warmup Procedures
Two swimmers per lane.
SPLIT the lane (do not circle swim).
Enter the lane on the right-hand side.
Warmups in the SCM pool will also be limited to two swimmers per lane. Please utilize the 18 SCY warmup lanes whenever possible.
Thirty minutes before the meet starts, Lane 8 will be used for one-way starts off the block. Please exit the pool to the side (not onto the bulkhead).
Swimmers in the next heat should remain behind the timer chairs until after the timers have pushed buttons and returned to their chairs.
In-water swimmers should exit the pool to the side. DO NOT hoist yourself up onto the bulkhead after your race.
RELAY PROCEDURE: Relays will be seeded in every other lane (Lanes 1, 3, 5, 7). Relay swimmers should remain behind the timer chairs or off to the side of the pool, and at least six feet apart from each other, until it is their turn to get onto the starting block. After swimming a relay segment, the swimmers should move into the empty lane next to their race lane (Lane 1 swimmers move into Lane 2, for example), and float in that lane until the race is completely over. After the relay has concluded, exit the pool to the side. DO NOT hoist yourself up onto the bulkhead.
Food and Drinks
The Water Monster will not be in use. Please bring your own water.
Bring your own nutrition. The snack bar will not be open.
Locker Rooms and Showers
Showers will be available. Five-minute limit in the shower. Outdoor showers on the pool deck will also be available. Masks must be worn in the locker rooms other than when you are in the shower itself.
Maintain social distance in the locker rooms.
Spectators will not be allowed. However, volunteers are needed at the meet and spouses and companions may work as volunteers. To sign up as a volunteer, go to sarasotasharks.org and sign in to your TeamUnify account. Then click on "Events & Competition" >> "Team Events" to find the signup list for the meet. (If you do not have a login, please send an email to Rick Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up as a volunteer.)
COVID-19 SCREENING FORM: All attendees (swimmers, officials, volunteers, etc.) must complete and submit a COVID-19 Screening Form. If possible, please print and fill out this form before approaching the pool entrance. Forms will be collected as you enter the facility. NOTE that the form asks for your temperature. Please take your temperature before you arrive at the facility. Please do not attend the event if you have an elevated temperature or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
Eligibility & Rules: Current USMS rules will govern. All athletes must be 18 years of age or older as of November 7, 2020 and registered with US Masters Swimming for the 2020 or 2021 membership year. This will be an intersquad meet for USMS members registered with the Sarasota Sharks Masters club. Meet age is your age on December 31, 2020.
Entries: Swimmers may enter five events each day PLUS relays. Meet entry fee is $35 for one day or $55 for both days. Online entries only. No deck entries. Credit cards will be charged by "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Deadlines: Online meet entries must be completed by 11:59pm, Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
Seeding: Entries for all events (including the 1500) will be seeded slowest to fastest. All events will be seeded mixed-gender. The 1500 Freestyle is limited to the first 32 entrants.
Split Times: An electronic split at the 800-meter mark will be recorded and submitted for each swimmer completing the 1500 Freestyle. Relay leadoff split times will also be recorded and submitted for each leadoff swimmer. Swimmers must submit a split request form (available here or at the meet) for any other split times.
Relays: Relays will be deck entered and seeded prior to each race. As always, there is no extra charge for relays! Only team members registered for the meet may participate. Mixed relays consist of two women and two men. Some relay events may be combined if there are not many relay teams entered.
Heat Sheet & Results: Heat sheets will be posted at the meet and will be available at http://midnightsports.com/. If you want a printed heat sheet, please print your own and bring it with you to the meet. Results will be posted at the meet and online at http://midnightsports.com/ and http://dixiezone.org/ within 14 days of the completion of the meet, and submitted for USMS Top 10 consideration at the end of the season.
Breaks in the meet will be taken at the discretion of the meet referee. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN NUTRITION AND WATER BOTTLES.