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The Western Kentucky Green Gators (WKGG) Swim Meet: Barbara Stevens Memorial 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

USMS Sanction : 417-S001

Western Kentucky Green Gators

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Swimmer Registration Fri, December 2, 2016 12:00 AM CT Thu, January 12, 2017 11:59 PM CT

Sanctioned by Kentucky LMSC for United States Masters Swimming, Inc. Sanction # 417-S001

Location: Powell Pool in the Preston Center at Western Kentucky University, near the intersection of Normal Dr. and Regents Ave. in Bowling Green KY. The Preston Center’s phone number is 270-745-5217. On weekends, university parking restrictions are not enforced, so visitors may park in any available space except handicapped. There is a large lot directly behind the Preston Center which is accessible from Regents Ave., Normal St. A map and driving directions are available online at

Pool: Ten lanes, 25 yards, non-turbulent dividers, Colorado timing system. Six lanes (1-6) will be used for competition. Lane 7-8 shall be reserved throughout the meet for continuous warm-up and cool-down. Lanes 9-10 are reserved for WKU users not participating in the meet. No smoking is permitted in the pool or elsewhere in Preston Center.

Schedule & Seeding: Event 1, the 500 freestyle, will begin Saturday, January 14, at 10:00 a.m., C.S.T.  Warm-up begins at 9:30 a.m.    Event 2 will begin no earlier than 10:45 a.m., C.S.T.  The meet will probably conclude around 2:00 p.m.  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 10:00 a.m., CST. 

Eligibility & USMS cards: Each entrant may swim in a maximum of five (5) individual events and two relays.
Online meet entry will verify your current 2017 USMS membership.  If we cannot, prior to the meet, verify your membership, the clerk of course will require you to submit a duplicate USMS form and fee. This form and fee will be returned to you after the meet if it proves to be unneeded.  USMS registration forms will be available at the meet.  All participants must be registered with United States Masters Swimming, Inc., before deck entries close at 10:00 a.m. CST.  Each swimmer is responsible for his/her USMS card and will be required to display it upon request by officials.  The name and membership number on your meet entry form and relay cards should match the name and number listed on your USMS card.
Age: The age reported on your entry form must reflect your actual age as registered with USMS. A swimmer’s age on January 14, 2017, determines his/her age for the meet. NOTE: Swimmers 18-24 years old competing in USMS meets may jeopardize their NCAA 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. This year we will accept all (timely) entries in the 500 freestyle without a limit on the number of heats. Therefore, it is no longer necessary for those swimmers to indicate an optional sixth event.

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- 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. For seeding, cards for the 200 Medley relay should be turned in to the computer desk by 10:15 A.M. Cards for the 200 Free relay should be turned in before the conclusion of event #12.

Entry fee: $25.00 for up to five events. Late and deck entries are $30.00. Deck entries will close at 10:00 a.m., C.S.T. Online meet entry is paid by credit card to " Events" merchant account.

Entry deadlines: Online entry is preferred. Individual entries are by standard mail, by online registration, or by deck entry . No e-mail entries please. Online entries will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

Contact us: Inquiries should be addressed to the meet director David White at 270-535-1881 (email

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. No hand paddles will be permitted in the warm-up or warm-down lanes. One lane 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 the meet is 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 6 or fewer competitors. The Medium Division trophy will be awarded to the highest scoring team having from 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(s).

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: In the event bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances force a postponement of the meet, we have tentatively scheduled an alternate date of Saturday, January 28th, 2017, weather permitting.   If postponement becomes necessary, the meet director will send e-mail notice to all pre-registered swimmers who have supplied us with a valid e-mail address. As time permits we will also attempt to notify teams and other swimmers as well as we can.  If severe weather threatens, please check with the meet director or your coach before leaving home.  We regret that, whether or not the meet is postponed, we will not be able to guarantee refunds to swimmers unable to attend due to weather or road conditions, nor can we be responsible for hotel foul-ups caused by postponement.

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - Session 1 - Event 1
Warm-ups start at 9:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 500 Y Free

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - Session 2 - Events 2-17
Meet Session starts at 10:45 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 3:00 PM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
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
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
17 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from " Events."
Online Registration closed on 1/12/2017.
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