|Swimmer Registration||Mon, Oct 6, 2014 09:00 AM||Tue, Nov 4, 2014 11:59 PM|
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 Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Classic.
Meet Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 8-9, 2014.
Meet Sanction: Sanctioned by New Jersey Masters for USMS Inc. Sanction #: 074-S006
Meet Director: Michael Randazzo. Michael.Randazzo87@gmail.com (908) 448-8476
Meet Referee: TBD Bach Leguang (hopeful)
Location: The College of New Jersey, Packer Hall Aquatic Center. 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ, 08268.
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-yard competition course, complete with starting blocks, 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 four 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.
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.
Eligibility: This meet is open to all currently (2014 or 2015) USMS-registered athletes age 18 and older. A swimmer’s age for this meet will be determined by his/her age as of November 8, 2014. 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 2014 USMS Swimming Rules and USMS Handbook will apply to and govern this competition. If you have lost or misplaced your USMS card, go to www.usms.org/reg for 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 events 400 Yards 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 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:
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!
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.
Online Entries open at 9:00 AM EST Monday, October 6, 2014, and close at 11:59 PM EST Tuesday, November 4, 2014. 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-Yards and shorter. Positive check-in will be required for swimmers competing in events 400-Yards 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 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 deck-seeded following positive check-in, and will be contested fastest to slowest.
Distance Events: The 500, 1000, 1650 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 1000 and 1650 Yard 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 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: Ribbons will be written and awarded upon request.
Food Drive: Eastern Express will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. Please consider making a contribution to help those in need during the Holiday Season.
T-Shirts: Back by popular demand, we will again be offering Meet T-Shirts for $15.Events:
|2||Mixed||200 Y||Free Relay|
|17||Mixed||400 Y||Medley Relay|
|20||Mixed||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|35||Mixed||400 Y||Free Relay|
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "JEFF JOTZ AQUATICS."