|Swimmer Registration||Mon, Oct 22, 2018 09:00 PM||Fri, Nov 16, 2018 11:59 PM|
EASTERN EXPRESS SWIM TEAM
THANKSGIVING CLASSIC IV: RETURN OF THE TURKEY
THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
Meet Sanction: Sanctioned by New Jersey Masters for USMS Inc. Sanction # 078-S004
Meet Director: Michael Randazzo. Michael.Randazzo87@gmail.com (908) 448-8476
Meet Referee: Carl Nielsen
Location: The College of New Jersey, Packer Hall Aquatic Center. 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ, 08268
About the Venue: The TCNJ Aquatic Center boasts a beautiful eight-lane, 25-yard competition course, completewith starting blocks (with fins & handles), new non-turbulent competition lane-lines, and overflow gutters. The pool depth is 6.5ft (starting end) and 4.5ft (turn end). In addition, there will be two 22-yard lanes available in the diving well throughout the meet for athlete warm-up and cool-down.TCNJ is proud to unveil its brand new LED Video Scoreboard, accompanied by the latest in Omega Timing System technology.
USMS Disclaimer: The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1, 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. We take this matter seriously, and make sure to measure before and after each session. There have been National Records set at previous EEX Masters Meets, so we are accustomed to the protocol and follow it exactly.
Eligibility: This meet is open to all 2018 USMS-Registered Athletes A swimmer’s age for this meet will be determined by his/her age as of November 18, 2018. A copy of your current USMS registration card must accompany swimmers’ entry forms to corroborate membership. This will be done automatically for those entering online.
USMS: The 2018 USMS Swimming Rules and USMS Handbook will apply to and govern this competition If you have lost or misplaced your USMS card, simply log on to www.usms.org/login for an e-mailed copy of your card. You will need to login to your usms account or create one. Need to register with USMS to participate? Go to:http://www.usms.org/join to create an account.
Entry Limits: Swimmers may enter a maximum of six (6) individual events and two (2) relay events. Note that 1650yard Freestyle will be contested in a separate session with its own warm-up period. Swimmers may need to provide timers and/or counters.
Entry Times: All entry times should be submitted in Short Course Yards. ‘NT’ or ‘No Time’ entries will NOT be permitted. Swimmers should provide actual OR estimated entry times for all events; no official “proof of time” will be required. Unsure of your Short Course Yard Times? Use this handy time conversion utility at: www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/conversions.asp
Individual Event Entry Deadline: All Online Entries due by 11:59PM EST on Thursday, November 15th, 2018.
Relay Entry: Relays may be deck-entered at the meet. Entry forms will be available before and during warm-up, and will be due 30 minutes prior to the start of the session. Relays wishing to enter in advance may do so by having one “spokesperson” e-mail the Meet Director and provide Team Name, Event(s), and Entry Time. It is NOT necessary to declare the age of your relay or names of its members in advance – just having the basics in the system will go a long way toward saving time and confusion on race day!
$15 per swimmer Meet Entry Fee
$5 per Individual Event Entered (in addition to the $15 entry fee)
$10 per Relay Team per Event
Online Entries: Credit Card Payment (your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events")
Online Entry (PREFERRED): EEX strongly encourages and prefers that you utilize our Online Event Registration to ensure that your entries and USMS Membership are quickly and accurately processed.
Warm-up: Warm-up will be conducted in accordance with the current USMS Policies and Procedures. Feet-first entry only during general warm-up. Designated sprint lanes will be available beginning 15 minutes prior to clearing the pool.
Check-In: No check-in will be required for swimmers competing in events 200-Yards and shorter. Positive check-in will be required for swimmers competing in events 400-Yards and longer. Check-in will close 20 minutes prior to the start of the event, and swimmers who fail to confirm their participation in these events will be scratched automatically. Check-in sheets will be available on-deck before and during warm-up.
Seeding: Swimmers will be seeded in heats according to entry time, not by age. All Events 200 Yards and shorter will be pre-seeded before the meet, and will be contested slowest to fastest. All events 400 Yards and longer will be seeded following positive check-in. The 1650 will swim fast-to-slow.
Distance Events: The 1650 Freestyle will be contested as Mixed Event (combined heats of Women & Men based on entry times. Eastern Express Swim Team will make every effort to provide swimmers in the 500 and 1650 Yard Freestyle with their own lap-counters and backup timers.
Results: While all events will be seeded and contested as “Open Events,” results will be recorded and published in accordance with USMS Age Group designations. All times achieved at this Meet will be imported into the USMS SWIMS Database and will be eligible to set NJ LMSC and/or USMS Age Group Records. Results will be posted on the NJ LMSC and Host Club’s (EEX’s) website within 48 hours of the competition’s conclusion.
Hospitality: Eastern Express will be providing complimentary snacks (granola / power bars, fruit, veggies, etc) and drinks (water / Gatorade), for all participating athletes. There will be a table setup right on-deck, so please don’t hesitate to stop by and fuel up before or after a race!
Awards: There will be no team scores or individual awards at this meet.
Food & Clothing Drive: Eastern Express will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive, All collections will be donated to the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank - please bring nonperishable items to support the cause.
T-Shirts: Thanksgiving Classic IV T-Shirts will be available for purchase at the meet.
|2||Mixed||200 Y||Free Relay|
|34||Mixed||200 Y||Medley Relay|
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."