2020 Barbara Stevens Memorial Masters Swim Meet

Green Gators

Sunday, January 12, 2020

USMS Sanction : 410-S001

Western Kentucky Green Gators

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Swimmer Registration Tue, Nov 12, 2019
12:00 AM
Fri, Jan 10, 2020
11:59 PM

Sanctioned by Kentucky LMSC for United States Masters Swimming, Inc. (“USMS”), Sanction number: 410-S001

Location: Bowling Green High School Pool, 1801 Rockingham Ave, Bowling Green KY 42104. It is near the intersection of Westen St. and Rockingham Ave., on the High School’s grounds in the big glass dome. There is plenty of free parking not far from the pool.

Pool: Six lanes, 25 yards, non-turbulent dividers. Lanes 1 through 5 will be used for competition. The primary timing will be Colorado system automatic timing, semiautomatic secondary timing, with manual tertiary timing.  Times may be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top Ten consideration. No smoking is permitted in the pool area. The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1.

Schedule & Seeding: 
Event 1, the 500 freestyle, will begin Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. C.S.T.  Warm-up begins at 8:30 a.m.   
Event 2 will begin no earlier than 9:45 a.m. 
The meet will probably conclude by 2:00 p.m., but certainly no later than 3:00 p.m. depending on the number of entries. 
Each event will be seeded, men and women together, in timed finals with the slowest heats first.  Swimmers’ entries with no seed time indicated, or stating “No Time” (or “NT”), will be seeded in slower heats. 
The 500 freestyle will be pre-seeded as soon as possible after the on-time entry deadline. All other events will be seeded after the close of deck entries at 8:30 a.m.

Swimmers can check their email on Saturday 11 January for “psych sheets” and a refined estimated time line for the meet.

Age: The age reported on your entry form must reflect your actual age as registered with USMS.  A swimmer’s age on January 12, 2020, determines his/her age for the meet.  NOTE:  Swimmers 18-24 years old competing in U.S.M.S. meets may jeopardize their N.C.A.A. eligibility.

500 Freestyle:  Since the 500 freestyle will be seeded in advance, late and deck entries will be accepted only to the extent of open lanes

Relays:  Relay teams may be Men, Women, or Mixed, but teams of all types will be seeded together in the same heats and then scored separately. Therefore, no swimmer may swim on both a mixed team and a same-sex team in the same event.  All relays will be deck entered.  Official relay cards may be obtained at the meet from the Clerk of Course or downloaded in advance of the meet from the Club Assistant meet website. Seeding cards for the 200 Medley relay should be turned in to the computer desk by 9:15 A.M.  Cards for the 200 Free relay should be turned in before the conclusion of event #12.

How to Enter: Each entrant may swim in a maximum of five (5) individual events and two relays. Individual entries are by online registration or by deck entry. Timely entries will cost $25.00. Late and deck entries are $35.00.  Deck entries will close at 8:30 a.m., C.S.T.  No e-mail or telephone entries please.   

Online entries:  Online registration is available at clubassistant.com. The cost by credit/debit card is $25.00.  Online entries will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 10th.

Warm-up & Warm-down:  SWIMMERS MUST ENTER THE POOL FEET FIRST IN A CAUTIOUS MANNER.  Forward (i.e., diving) or backstroke starts will be permitted only from the blocks in designated one-way sprint lanes.  A swimmer may be removed from the meet by the referee if this rule (103.7) is broken.  Swimmers in non-sprint lanes will swim in a continuous circle swim, going up the right-hand side of the lane and back down the left-hand side.    Lane 6 will be reserved throughout the meet for continuous warm-up and warm-down.  In this lane there will be no standing on the bottom of the pool or leaning on the lane rope while heats are in progress.

Awards:  Trophies will be awarded in three divisions for the highest combined (men plus women) score.  The Small Team division trophy will be awarded to the highest-scoring club or team of six (6) or fewer competitors. The Medium division trophy will be awarded to the highest scoring team having 7 to 12 competitors. The Large Team division trophy will be awarded to the highest-scoring club or team of 13 or more competitors.  A swimmer who has entered the meet but did not attend, or was scratched from all events and relays, will not count as a competitor for his or her club or team for purposes of determining its trophy division.  The host team, WKGG, will compete as a large team regardless of its actual number of competitors.  There will also be two awards for the highest scoring men’s and women’s team components.  Event ribbons will be awarded for individual swimmers and relays in first through sixth places.  Points are awarded 7-5-4-3-2-1 for individual events and 14-10-8-6-4-2 for relays.

Whistle Starts:  This meet will employ whistle starts, as required by USMS rules.    The referee will blow whistle signals that you will be expected to know.  They are as follows:

  • Signals for Backstrokers
  • Several short whistles — Stand ready at edge of pool
  • One long whistle — Enter the water, feet first
  • Second long whistle — Return to starting blocks and be ready for start
  • Signals for All others
  • Several short whistles — Stand ready behind the blocks
  • One long whistle — Step up on the starting block
  • After the whistle signals, the starter will take over with vocal commands. 
Lodging:  There are numerous hotels, motels, and restaurants along Interstate I-65 at exit 22.  Nearly all the familiar chains are represented there.  For additional information or recommendations, contact the meet director.

Social:  Shortly after the meet, we will host, a complimentary gathering for all swimmers and their guests.  If you would like to attend, further information and driving directions will be provided at the meet. 

Inclement Weather:  If bad weather threatens, the meet may be cancelled with or without  a make-up date, so please call ahead for instructions..

Dedication:  This meet is dedicated to the memory of our swim friend, Barbara Stevens (1955-1992).

Contact us:  Inquiries should be addressed to the meet director, Oleh Koropey at 270 779 1377 (email surferoleh@gmail.com)  or  David White at 270-535-1881 (email davidkyle33@yahoo.com).


Session 1 - Event 1
Warm-ups start at 8:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 500 Y Free
Session 2 - Event 2 after 15 min warm-up
# Sex Event
2 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
Session 3 - Events 3-8 after 5 min break
# Sex Event
3 Mixed 50 Y Fly
4 Mixed 200 Y Back
5 Mixed 100 Y Breast
6 Mixed 50 Y Free
7 Mixed 100 Y Back
8 Mixed 100 Y Fly
Session 4 - Events 9-16 after 5 min break
# Sex Event
9 Mixed 200 Y IM
10 Mixed 100 Y Free
11 Mixed 200 Y Breast
12 Mixed 50 Y Back
13 Mixed 200 Y Fly
14 Mixed 50 Y Breast
15 Mixed 200 Y Free
16 Mixed 100 Y IM
Session 5 - Event 17 after 5 min break
# Sex Event
17 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."

Online Registration closed on 1/10/2020.
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