Blairwood Invitational

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Oct 12, 2020
08:00 AM
Fri, Oct 30, 2020
11:59 PM

Kentucky Covid-19 Healthy at Work guidelines will be enforced during entry into the facility, warm-up, competition and exit from the facility. Attached are the Covid-19 guidelines that will govern the operation of the competition. 

To be Signed, Covid-19 Safety Policies link

Because of Covid-19, this meet is by invitation only to the swimmers of Swim Kentucky Masters.

PDF of the Meet Announcement

Sponsored By: Blairwood Masters

Location: 9300 Blairwood Access Way, Louisville, KY 40222

Venue: 10 Lane 25 yard competition pool with a 7 lane, 25 yard warm-up area, Non-Turbulent Dividers, Daktronics Fully Automatic Timing, 40 x 22 inch Paragon Blocks with Back plates.  

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: Sunday, November 1, 2020, 8:30 am EST; Warm-up at 8:00 am EST; Doors open 7:45 am EST

Eligibility: All swimmers shall be members of Blairwood Club or their invited guests. 

Each swimmer is eligible to enter and swim a maximum of 3 individual events for the meet, plus relays. There shall be no “exhibition”  swims.

Age: The age reported on your entry form must reflect your age as of 11/01/2020.

Conduct of the Meet: The conduct of Blairwood Invitational shall conform to relevant USMS swimming rules and administrative regulations, including but not limited to the following:

(1) Starts, Strokes, and Relays (article 101) or Guidelines for Officiating Swimmers With a Disability (article 107)
(2) Swimwear Design (article 102.12.1)
(3) Determination of Official Time (articles 103.17.3, 103.18.1,103.18.2, 103.18.3, and 103.18.4)
(4) Timing System Requirements for Records and Top 10 (articles 103.18.5–103.18.8 and 103.18.10)
(5) Records and Top 10 Times (articles 105.1, 105.2.1, 105.2.2, 105.3.2, 105.3.3, 105.3.4, 105.3.5, 105.3.6, 105.3.7, and 105.3.9)
(6) Minimum Standards for Facilities (articles 106.2.1, 106.2.3A, 106.3, 106.11.1, 106.11.2, 106.12, 106.13.2, 106.14, and 106.16) 202.2
(7) Relay leadoff split times that conform to articles 103.18.1 and 105.2.2A will be considered for events listed in article 102.5. USMS membership is not required for the other members of the relay team and the relay event itself need not conform to article 102.5. 

Times achieved by USMS registered swimmers will be submitted to USMS for Top Ten and USMS Records, USMS number and USMS club or SKY workout group name should be included with your entry according to your USMS card. 

Warm-Up/Warm Down: Kentucky Covid-19 Guidelines will be enforced.  Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner. Diving shall be permitted only in the designated lanes. USMS Rule 102.4 is in effect.

Entry Fees & Deadlines: The Online entry system is available on
An entry fee of $15.00 will be charged for on-line entries received by 6:00 pm EST October 31st , 2020

Online entry is paid by credit card to " Events". Maximum entries are three (3) individual events, plus relays. 

Deck Entry Deadline: Paper deck entries will only be accepted from 7:45 am until 8:15 am EST, the day of the meet at the facility. The fees for the paper entries received deck entries (day of the meet) is $25.00 

Relay only entries is a $5.00 surcharge at the meet.

Psych Sheet should be posted by Saturday evening, October 31st  on SwimPhone, Meet Mobile and at

Lane Assignments: Each event will be Deck Seeded by the pre-entered seedtime of each swimmer with the slower heats first. No time (NT) will be seeded in the slower heats. Swimmers will be pre-seeded according to time regardless of age. Women and men will be seeded in heats, together. Swimmers are responsible for reporting to the blocks on time for their appropriate heat and lane for each event according to the Kentucky Covid-19 guidelines. The meet will be seeded when deck entries close and heat and lane assignments will then be posted around the venue, Meet Mobile and at
***Athletes entering Event 7-8-9-10-11, the 200 yds events, may enter only one of these events.**

Relays: Relay teams may be entered as MEN, WOMEN or MIXED, but teams of all types will be seeded together in the same heats, and then scored separately. No swimmer may swim on both a mixed and a same-sex team in the same event. All relays will be deck entered. Relay cards are to be picked up from the Clerk of Course table, by the coach or team representative who is responsible for printing legibly all information required. Each card shall include: each swimmer’s name in order swum on relay; first name, last name, age, and sex. The youngest age for the four relay team members shall determine the age group. Relay Cards should be returned to the head table by the announced deadline. There shall be no “exhibition” relay swims.

Protests: Any protests concerning seed times, awards, final results, eligibility, scoring or entries will be addressed to the Meet Director, or Referee. A protest shall be made by the team representative only.

Facility Restrictions: Kentucky Covid-19 Guidelines (attached)
                                    Parking – Covid-19 Guidelines
                                    Facility Entry – Covid-19 Guidelines

 Meet Director:    Jim Luebbe, 9300 Blairwood Access Way, Louisville, KY 40222
                   , 502-426-8820 ext 229

Blairwood COVID-19 Bubble Safety Policies

1.    Masks must be worn at all times, except when in the water.  No exceptions.  Athletes will wear their mask upon entry up until they get in the water and upon exit until they have exited the bubble and are off the property.

2.     Self-health screening.  Each individual shall NOT ATTEND the meet if they have had any of the following within the last 48 hours:
a.    Cough / Dry Cough
b.    Runny Nose
c.    Sore Throat
d.    Fever
e.    Loss of Taste or Smell
f.    Have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19

3.    Staggered Meet Entry / Exit.  All athletes will enter the bubble through the revolving door one at a time.  Swimmers should exit the revolving door 1 at a time as well.   Please allow 6 feet of distance while waiting to enter or exit the revolving door.   Please do not congregate in front of the entry point or exit point.  Make sure that you are wearing a mask entering and exiting the bubble.  When you have entered the bubble, you may find a space designated by black tape on the deck.  The spaces will be marked six feet apart.  You may bring a towel, yoga mat, or small chair to place in that space.  Family members and spouses can share that space.  If the weather is nice, swimmers may be outside of the bubble as long as swimmers remain six feet apart.

4.    Relays and Individual Events- Swimmers will be given designated areas behind the timers for relays with a minimum of six feet in between each participant.  We will mark those places with tape for proper social distancing.  The starter will issue commands for social distancing for individual race everts.  Swimmers will remain 6 feet behind the timers until the starter calls the swimmer for the race event.

5.    Warm Up Assignments-We have 17 lanes for warm up.  We would like swimmers to be at opposite end for starting and stopping.  We would like to have no more than two per lane at opposite ends.  Please keep distance if you stop on a wall during warm up.  Make sure that that you enter and exit with social distance.  We will clear the pool for one way sprints.  Swimmers may not congregate behind the blocks.  They should remain 6 feet apart at all times.  We will utilize all 10 lanes for starts.

6.    Our meet will be limited geographically to local participants only.  We will not have swimmers from neighboring states entered in the meet.

7.    Parking.  Swimmers can park in the rear parking lot and enter through the back gate.  The back gate is closest to the bubble entrance.  Please wear your mask from the parking lot into the bubble facility.  Keep it on at all times with the exception of being in the competition pool and right before you start your race.

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

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "TINGLEY LLC."

Online Registration closed on 10/30/2020.
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