38th Annual Ground Hog Meet

Westport Weston Water Rats

Sunday, February 5, 2023

USMS Sanction : 053-S001

Westport Weston Water Rats

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Swimmer Registration Wed, Jan 11, 2023
05:00 AM
Thu, Feb 2, 2023
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 110 entrants.
Currently there are 96 entrants.

38th Annual Ground Hog Meet
SUNDAY, February 5, 2023
Sanctioned by the Connecticut LMSC for USMS Inc., Sanction # 053-S001

FACILITY    Westport/Weston Family YMCA, 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport, CT   Phone: 203-226-8981. The Westport/Weston YMCA pool is a covered 25 yard ten lane pool.  The meet will be run as a 25 yard,8 lane meet. There will be 2 lanes for constant warmup/warm down. The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1. Times will be submitted for USMS Top 10 and Records.

WARMUP    Feet first entry into the pool in a cautious and controlled manner during warm-up. Diving will be permitted at the discretion of the meet referee, but only in designated one-way sprint lane(s).

ELIGIBILITY    All participants must be USMS registered swimmers age 18 and older and registered members of USMS. Age determining date for this meet is February 5, 2023.
SCHEDULE    Warm-up 7:30 am; meet start 8:30 am. The meet must be concluded by 11:30 am. No deck entries will be accepted.  Positive Check In required for the 500 Freestyle. In the event that the meet runs over, the 500 Freestyle may be eliminated or further limited.

SEEDING    Events will be run in heats, slowest to fastest, regardless of age or sex. 

EVENT LIMIT    Swimmers are permitted to enter a MAXIMUM of three (3) individual events & two (2) relay events.  The meet will be capped at 100 competitors. The 500 freestyle will be limited to 2 heats or a total of 16 swimmers. In the event that the meet runs over, the 500 Freestyle may be eliminated or further limited.

RELAY ENTRIES    Women’s relays must consist of four women. Men’s relays must consist of four men. Mixed relays may be made up of two women & two men. The 4x100 Medley relay and 4x100 Free relay may be run in 1 Heat.

RECORD TIMES    A swimmer who intends to post a USMS National Record or FINA World Record during the meet should bring it to the attention of the Meet official PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT
ENTRY FEES    Entry fee is $40.00 for online entry RECEIVED BY 02/03/2023.  Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

ONLINE ENTRY    Register at https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1867&smid=15613. Credit card will reflect a charge by “_______”. Entries close 11:59 pm, February 02, 2023.

ENTRY TIMES    Enter short course yard times for all events.  

QUESTIONS:    Direct inquiries to Meet Director Jeff Sargent- jssarge@att.net. For entry questions or adjustments, please contact Jeff Sargent – jssarge@att.net.

From Merritt Parkway – Exit 41, Route 33 northbound exit, Left turn on to Allen Raymond Lane
- Exit 41, Route 33 southbound. Right turn on to Route 33 (Wilton Road), left at stoplight to Allen Raymond Lane.

From I-95 – Exit 17, go North. Approximately Right turn at the 4th light to Allen Raymond Lane.  

Age determining date for this meet is February 6, 2022 . All swimmers must complete the USMS Covid-19 Liability Waiver and the COVID-19 Attendee Screening prior to competition. ALL EVENTS WILL BE SWUM SLOWEST TO FASTEST. LIMITED TO 80 SWIMMERS. The 500 Freestyle is limited to 16 swimmers. 

Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet starts at 8:30 AM
Meet is estimated to end at 11:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
2 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
3 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
4 Mixed 200 Y Free
5 Mixed 100 Y Breast
6 Mixed 50 Y Back
7 Mixed 100 Y Fly
8 Mixed 50 Y Free
9 Mixed 200 Y IM
10 Mixed 100 Y Free
11 Mixed 50 Y Fly
12 Mixed 100 Y IM
13 Mixed 100 Y Back
14 Mixed 50 Y Breast
15 Women 400 Y Free Relay
16 Men 400 Y Free Relay
17 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
18 Mixed 500 Y Free

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

Online Registration closed on 2/2/2023.
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