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2011 NORTHWEST ZONE SHORT COURSE YARD CHAMPIONSHIPS
& STEVE ENGLE MEMORIAL PNA CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th, 2011
Hosted by Blue Wave Aquatics
Sanctioned by the Pacific Northwest Association of Masters Swimmers for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 361-06
DATE: Saturday April 9th and Sunday, April 10th, 2011
TIMES: Saturday, April 9th: Warm-up: 11:00 – 11:50 AM, Meet starts: noon
Sunday, April 10th: Warm-up: 8:00 – 8:50 AM, Meet starts: 9:00 AM
PLACE: WEYERHAEUSER KING COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER
650 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA 98023 (206) 296-4444
FACILITY: The venue is an indoor facility with spectator seating for 2500 people and elevator access to the deck level. It includes a 50-meter championship pool set up as two 25-yard courses, each with eight nine-foot-wide lanes and a water depth range of nine feet to ten and one-half feet; and a seven-lane, 25-yard diving tank for continuous warm-up during the meet. The championship pool is rated one of the fastest pools in the world. Deck-level, concrete surge gutters and lane lines minimize wave action. An Omega timing system is linked to a state-of-the-art, eight-lane readout scoreboard.
RULES: Current USMS Rules will govern the meet.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all year 2011 USMS or foreign registered swimmers age 18 and above as of April 10th. Age groups will be based upon the swimmer’s age as of April 10, 2011.
SEEDING: Two courses will be used for the 400 IM, 500 Freestyle, 1000 Freestyle and 1650 Freestyle. A single course will be used for all other events.
DIRECTIONS: From North or South Bound I-5 take exit 142 B, which directs traffic west on S 348th (a continuation of westbound Highway 18). Continue west on S 348th across Pacific Highway S (Highway 99) and across 1st Ave S (NOTE: 348th becomes SW Campus Drive after crossing 1st Ave S). The pool is on the right about 1/2 mile past 1st Ave S.
ORDER OF EVENTS (ORDER #BB) (Seeding slow to fast / Deck enter relays at the meet.)
Saturday, April 9th:
1 400 Individual Medley
2 50 Breast
3 100 Fly
4 200 Freestyle
5 100 Breaststroke
6 200 Back
7 50 Fly
8 100 Individual Medley
9 Women’s 200 Medley Relay *
10 Men’s 200 Medley Relay *
11 200 Mixed Freestyle Relay *
12 1000 Freestyle *
Sunday, April 10th continued
13 500 Freestyle *
14 100 Back
15 50 Free
16 200 Breast
Special Awards Presentation
17 50 Back
18 200 Fly
19 100 Freestyle
20 200 Individual Medley
21 Women’s 200 Freestyle Relay *
22 Men’s 200 Freestyle Relay *
23 Mixed 200 Medley Relay *
24 1650 Freestyle *
PNA Team Award
NO DIVING DURING WARM-UP EXCEPT INTO DESIGNATED SPRINT LANES.
* Check-in: Check-in is required for the 1000 Freestyle (deadline end of event 6), 500 Freestyle (deadline 8:30 Sunday) & 1650 Freestyles (Deadline end of event 18) Swimmers who do not check in by the deadline may be scratched from the event. Relay check-in deadlines: events 9, 10 & 11, 1 PM Saturday; events 21, 22, & 23, 11 AM Sunday.
ENTRY LIMIT: 6 INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (5 per day) PLUS RELAYS
ENTRY FEES: $29.00 Surcharge. Individual Events $2 per event. No charge for relays. Individual event fee will be waived for seniors (65+) or need-basis, per PNA policy.
: Online entries will close at midnight Pacific Time on Saturday, March 26th. Paper entries must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, March 23rd. All swimmers must have a valid 2011 USMS (or foreign) registration prior to meet entry or submit an application accompanying the entry.
Online entries provide entry confirmation. If entry confirmation is desired for a paper entry, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard with your entry. Swimmers should keep a copy of the completed entry form.
In Memory of Steve Engel
June 17, 1943 - February 17, 1996
PNA's annual Championship meet is dedicated to the memory of the co-founder and first president of the PNA. Steve lost his battle with complications from leukemia, but his energy and enthusiasm will long be remembered by those of us fortunate to have known him.
"Across America, there are now more than 30,000 of us. And one of the pioneer associations in the nation was right here in Steve Engel land. Thank You, Steve. Your vision long ago became a solid reality that will endure. It was not a false start. You have swum the entire distance to heaven."
- From Tom Taylor's tribute in the March 1996 WetSet
T-shirts: T-shirts are available for $18 ($20 for XXL), but must be ordered with your entry. The shirts will include the logo.
Club/Team: PNA members must indicate the team that they plan to score points for during the meet. Non-PNA swimmers should indicate the club that they are registered with. For many swimmers the club is the same as the LMSC.
PNA Team Eligibility
: To be eligible for team awards, teams must submit a 2011 team registration by the meet entry deadline. PNA team registration forms are available in the WetSet and on the PNA website, www.swimpna.org
. (note: PNA teams must register with PNA by 3/26/11)
PNA Team Categories: Eligible PNA teams will be divided into three categories, (Large, Medium, and Small), based upon the number of swimmers entered from each team in the meet. Category assignments will be made after the meet entry deadline and announced during the meet.
Scoring: The meet shall be scored from places 1 through 12 in every age group for every event. Individual events will be scored 13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. Relays score double the individual points. Non-PNA swimmers will not score points and will not displace PNA swimmers from scoring points.
PNA Team Awards: Plaques will be awarded to the top three teams in each category.
: PNA Championship ribbons will be awarded first through 6th place in every age group in every event. PNA medals can be purchased for $2 each.
: Visit the PNA website at www.swimpna.org
for updated information.
Motels: There are numerous motels within fifteen miles of the pool. There are no discounts associated with the meet.
PNA Coach of the Year and Dawn Musselman Awards: The 2011 PNA Coach of the Year and the 2009 PNA Inspirational Swimmer Award, named in honor of Dawn Musselman, will be presented on Sunday at the conclusion of event #16.
Saturday, April 9, 2011 -
Warm-ups start at 11:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 12:00 PM
Sunday, April 10, 2011 -
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from ".BLUEWAVE-AQUATICS."
Online Registration closed on 3/26/2011.