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1st Annual Thanksgiving Classic (SCM) at The College of New Jersey

Saturday, November 19 - Sunday, November 20, 2011

USMS Sanction: 071-S09

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1st Annual
THANKSGIVING CLASSIC
at
THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
hosted by
EASTERN EXPRESS SWIM TEAM


Eastern Express is extremely “thankful” to have The College of New Jersey as our full-time training facility, and as a way of “giving” back to the swimming community, we would like to invite all Masters Swimmers to join us for our First Annual Thanksgiving Classic.

Meet Dates:  Saturday & Sunday, November 19-20, 2011.

Meet Sanction:  Sanctioned by New Jersey Masters Swimming for USMS Inc. Sanction #071-S09

Meet Director:  Michael Randazzo  Michael.Randazzo87@gmail.com  (908) 448-8476

Meet Referee:  Paul Jennings Pdjennings5@yahoo.com

Location:  The College of New Jersey, Packer Hall Aquatic Center, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ  08268

Hotels: 
Courtyard Marriott of Ewing/Hopewell, NJ

Element by Westin of Ewing/Princeton, NJ

Parking:  Ample parking will be available in on-campus garages and lots on both days of the competition.  All parking areas are located on TCNJ's closed-campus within a 5-minute walk of the natatorium.

About the Venue:  The TCNJ Aquatic Center boasts a beautiful eight lane, 25-meter competition course, complete with starting blocks, new non-turbulent competition lane-lines, and overflow gutters.  The pool depth is 12.5 ft (starting end) and 4.5 ft (turn end).  In addition, there will be six 22-yard warm-down lanes available in the diving well throughout the meet for athlete warm-up and cool-down.  An electronic timing system, along with two backup timers per lane, will be used to record results.

Eligibility:  This meet is open to all currently (2011 or 2012) USMS-registered athletes age 18 and older.  A swimmer’s age for this meet will be determined by his/her age as of December 31st, 2011.  A copy of your current USMS registration card must accompany swimmers’ entry forms to corroborate membership.  This will be done automatically for those entering the meet online.

USMS:  The 2011 USMS Swimming Rules and USMS Handbook will apply to and govern this competition
If you have lost or misplaced your USMS card, click here to retrieve an e-mailed copy of your card.
Need to register with USMS to participate?  Go to: www.usms.org/reg/ to signup in ten minutes or less!

Entry Limits:  Swimmers may enter a maximum of five (5) individual events per day and two (2) relay events per day.  Note that individual events 400 Meters and longer will be contested in separate sessions with their own additional warm-up periods.

Entry Times:  All entry times should be submitted in Short Course Meters.  ‘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 Meter Times? Use this handy time conversion utility at: www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/conversions.asp.

Individual Entry Deadline:  Online entry preferred.  Online entry closes at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, November 13, 2011.  Mailed entries must be received (not postmarked) by Sunday, November 13.  No late, faxed, or deck entries will be accepted.

Relay Entry:  Relays will 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” submitting a Relay Entry Form and payment along with his/her individual entries; please do not send in multiple entry forms for one relay team.

Exhibition Relays:  Swimmers may assemble relay teams independent of USMS Team Affiliation (e.g. four unattached swimmers forming a relay); however, these relay teams will swim as “exhibition,” and thus they will be ineligible for awards or to have times (Overall Relay or Lead-Off split) recognized as official meet results.  Essentially, these would be relay teams competing “just for fun.”

Entry Fees:  $30 per day flat rate Entry Fee (covers up to five (5) individual events per day).  $10 per Relay Team per Event (includes exhibition relays as well). 
Online Entries: Credit Card Payment to “Club Assistant.com Event Billing“

Online Entry (PREFERRED):  EEX strongly encourages and prefers that you utilize our Online Meet Registration to insure that your entries and USMS Membership are quickly and accurately processed.  Online Entries open at 9:00AM Monday, 10/10/11, and close at 11:59PM EST Sunday, 11/13/11.  USMS Registration Info will be verified automatically, no need to send copy of USMS Card.  You will need a credit card on hand to satisfy the meet fees upon completion of your entry form.

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 30 minutes prior to clearing the pool.

Check-In:  No check-in will be required for swimmers competing in events 200-meters and shorter.  Positive check-in will be required for swimmers competing in events 400-meters and longer.  Check-in will close 30 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 each day.

Seeding:  Swimmers will be seeded in heats according to entry time, not by age.  All Events 200 Meters and shorter will be pre-seeded before the meet, and will be contested slowest to fastest.  All events 400 Meters and longer will be deck-seeded following positive check-in, and will be contested fastest to slowest.

Distance Events:  The 400, 800, 1500 Freestyle and 400 IM will be gender-mixed events (combined heats of Women & Men based on entry times).  Eastern Express will provide all swimmers participating in the 800 and 1500 Meter Freestyle with their own lap-counter and backup timer.

Psych Sheets:  Psych Sheets will be posted at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meet online at www.expressswimming.com

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 (with the exception of Exhibition Relays) 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 (Eastern Express’) website within 48 hours of the competition’s conclusion.

Awards:  Ribbons will be awarded to the Top 3 finishers in each Age Group for all Individual Events.  Swimmers must claim their awards before the conclusion of the competition; no awards will be mailed to competitors following the meet.

Food Drive:  Eastern Express will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to a local homeless shelter.  Please consider making a contribution to help those in need during the Holiday Season.

Bake Sale:  Help feed the local community by letting Eastern Express help feed your family this Thanksgiving!  EEX swimmers will have delicious dessert items on sale during and after the meet on Sunday, 11/20; everything from snacks for the road to take-home homemade pies and breads.  All money collected will be used to purchase additional non-perishable food items to supplement those gathered throughout the Food Drive, and will then be donated to a local homeless shelter.

 
Order of Events (SC Meters)
Women's-Men's
 
Day I: Saturday Afternoon, November 19, 2011
 
SESSION I — Warm-up: 11:45am ; Start: 12:35pm
 
1          Mixed 1500 Freestyle
 
SESSION II — Warm-up: 1:45pm ; Start: 2:45pm
 
2          Mixed 200 Freestyle Relay
2A        Women 200 Freestyle Relay
2B        Men 200 Freestyle Relay
3-4       200 Individual Medley
5-6       50 Breaststroke
7-8       100 Backstroke
9-10     200 Butterfly
11-12   100 Freestyle
13-14   200 Breaststroke
15-16   50 Butterfly
17        Mixed 400 Medley Relay
17A     Women 400 Medley Relay
17B     Men 400 Medley Relay
 
SESSION III — Start: 15 minutes after Session II
(Competition Pool open for 10 minute warm-up)
18        Mixed 400 Freestyle
 
Day 2: Sunday Morning, November 20, 2011
 
SESSION IV — Warm-up: 7:30am ; Start 8:15am
 
19        Mixed 400 Individual Medley
 
SESSION V — Warm-up: 8:30am ; Start 9:30am
 
20        Mixed 200 Medley Relay
20A     Women 200 Medley Relay
20B     Men 200 Medley Relay
21-22   100 Individual Medley
23-24   200 Backstroke
25-26   100 Breaststroke
27-28   50 Freestyle
29-30   100 Butterfly
31-32   200 Freestyle
33-34   50 Backstroke
35        Mixed 400 Free Relay
 35A     Women 400 Free Relay
35B      Men 400 Free Relay
SESSION VI — Start: 20 minutes after Session V
(Competition Pool open for 10 minute warm-up)
 
36        Mixed 800 Freestyle


ENTRIES RE-OPENED UNTIL THURSDAY @ 11:00AM.  ANY LAST MINUTE SIGNUPS / ADDITIONS, PLEASE REGISTER NOW!

 

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - Session 1 - Event 1: 1500 Free
Warm-ups start at 11:45 AM
Meet Session starts at 12:30 PM
# Gender Event Psych
Sheets
Heats Heat
Sheets
Results
1 Mixed 1500 M Free Psych 3 Heats Results

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - Session 2 - Events 2-17B
Warm-ups start at 1:45 PM
Meet Session starts at 2:45 PM
# Gender Event Psych
Sheets
Heats Heat
Sheets
Results
2 Mixed 200 M Free Relay 1 Heats Results
3 Women 200 M IM Psych 1 Heats Results
4 Men 200 M IM Psych 3 Heats Results
5 Women 50 M Breast Psych 2 Heats Results
6 Men 50 M Breast Psych 2 Heats Results
7 Women 100 M Back Psych 1 Heats Results
8 Men 100 M Back Psych 2 Heats Results
9 Women 200 M Fly Psych 1 Heats Results
10 Men 200 M Fly Psych 1 Heats Results
11 Women 100 M Free Psych 2 Heats Results
12 Men 100 M Free Psych 5 Heats Results
13 Women 200 M Breast Psych 1 Heats Results
14 Men 200 M Breast Psych 1 Heats Results
15 Women 50 M Fly Psych 1 Heats Results
16 Men 50 M Fly Psych 4 Heats Results
17 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay 1 Heats Results

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - Session 3 - (400 Free Estimated start 5pm)
Meet Session starts at 5:00 PM
# Gender Event Psych
Sheets
Heats Heat
Sheets
Results
18 Mixed 400 M Free Psych 2 Heats Results

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - Session 4 - Event 19: 400 IM
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:15 AM
# Gender Event Psych
Sheets
Heats Heat
Sheets
Results
19 Mixed 400 M IM Psych 2 Heats Results

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - Session 5 - Events 20-35B
Warm-ups start at 8:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
# Gender Event Psych
Sheets
Heats Heat
Sheets
Results
20 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay 1 Heats Results
21 Women 100 M IM Psych 2 Heats Results
22 Men 100 M IM Psych 3 Heats Results
23 Women 200 M Back Psych 1 Heats Results
24 Men 200 M Back Psych 1 Heats Results
25 Women 100 M Breast Psych 1 Heats Results
26 Men 100 M Breast Psych 2 Heats Results
27 Women 50 M Free Psych 2 Heats Results
28 Men 50 M Free Psych 4 Heats Results
29 Women 100 M Fly Psych 1 Heats Results
30 Men 100 M Fly Psych 1 Heats Results
31 Women 200 M Free Psych 2 Heats Results
32 Men 200 M Free Psych 2 Heats Results
33 Women 50 M Back Psych 1 Heats Results
34 Men 50 M Back Psych 3 Heats Results
35 Mixed 400 M Free Relay 1 Heats Results

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - Session 6 - (800 Free Estimated start 11:30am)
Meet Session starts at 11:30 AM
# Gender Event Psych
Sheets
Heats Heat
Sheets
Results
36 Mixed 800 M Free Psych 2 Heats Results

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Online Registration closed on 11/17/2011.
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