The Western Kentucky Green Gators (WKGG) Swim Meet: Barbara Stevens Memorial 2018

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

USMS Sanction : 418-S001

Western Kentucky Green Gators

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

It is now 5:04 AM CT Time on Sunday, October 21, 2018.
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Swimmer Registration Fri, Dec 15, 2017
12:00 AM
Fri, Jan 12, 2018
11:59 PM

Sanctioned by Kentucky LMSC for United States Masters Swimming, Inc. (“USMS”)  418-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 just behind the Preston Center which is accessible from Regents Ave. or Normal St.

Pool: Ten lanes, 25 yards, non-turbulent dividers. 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. The primary timing system will be automatic timing, Colorado timing system. Times may be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top Ten consideration. No smoking is permitted in the pool or elsewhere in Preston Center.

Schedule & Seeding: Event 1, the 500 freestyle, will begin Sunday, January 14, 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 1:00 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. This event will be limited to four heats. All other events will be seeded after the close of deck entries at 8:30 a.m.

Eligibility & USMS cards Each entrant may swim in a maximum of five (5) individual events and two relays.
YOU MUST ACCOMPANY THE MEET ENTRY FORM WITH A COPY OF YOUR 2018 U.S.M.S. CARD, IF AVAILABLE OR ELSE PRODUCE IT FOR THE CLERK OF COURSE PRIOR TO THE MEET. You can register and/or obtain a copy of your card instantly on-line at the USMS website, 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 8:30 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 10, 2018, 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. 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. Therefor 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 9:00 A.M. Cards for the 200 Free relay should be turned in before the conclusion of event #12.

On-line entries: On-line registration is through The cost by credit/debit card is $30.00 for up to five events plus relays. On-line entries will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 12th. You will have a charge on your card by " Events". 

Other entries:
Individual entries are by standard mail, by on-line registration (see above), or by deck entry. To enter by standard mail, use the entry form available from the Kentucky Masters website, Late and deck entries are $35.00. Checks payable to “Western Ky. Green Gators” are preferred. Deck entries will close at 8:30 a.m., C.S.T. No e-mail entries please.

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.
At least 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.

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 no make-up, so call ahead.

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 or David White at 270-535- 1881 (email

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 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
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - Session 2 - Events 2-17
Meet Session starts at 9:45 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 1:00 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 1/12/2018.

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