Format: All events will be timed finals events. The 800 Freestyle and 1500 Freestyle will swim fastest to slowest alternating girls and boys. The events will be swum as OPEN timed final events and will be awarded by age group (13-14 and 15 & Over). All individual 10 & Under events will be awarded by age group (6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10). Open events (excluding the 800 Freestyle and 1500 Freestyle) will be scored as 15 & Over for the High Point Awards. In sessions 2-6, THT reserves the right to limit any event in order to adhere to the 4-hour rule to maintain a reasonable timeline. Session 1 will be limited to 1 hour and 45 minutes. Refunds will be given for those events that are limited. Fly-over starts may be used at the discretion of the Meet Referee. 800/1500 Freestyle swimmers must provide their own lap counter and timers. Courtesy rest (12-15 minutes) shall be given for swimmers in consecutive events. It is the responsibility of the coach or swimmer to notify the meet referee of a swimmer’s situation PRIOR TO the swimmer’s first event regarding the courtesy.
Scoring: The top 9 finishers in each event will score. Individual events: 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Relay events: 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2.
Pool: 10 lane, 50-meter long pool with Lanes 2-10 used for competition and Lane 1 used for warm-up / warm-down. Colorado Timing Systems electronic timing equipment and LED matrix display board with video capabilities will be used. The water depth measured for a distance of 3 feet 3 1?2 inches (1.0 meter) to 16 feet 5 inches (5.0 meters) from the turn end is 6 ft and at the start end is 6 ft. The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.
Entries: Swimmers are limited to five (5) events per day plus relays. Deck entries may be accepted if the meet is not full. Masters participants may submit their entries online.
Entry Deadline: Entries may be submitted beginning May 6, 2019 and no later than June 1, 2019. The entry deadline will be extended if the meet is not full.
Entry Fees: Entry fees will be $4.00 per timed final event and $6.00 per relay. Deck entries will be double the applicable event fee. Please make checks payable to THT. All entry fees must be received by the first day of the meet.
Positive Check-In: In all individual events other than the 1500 Freestyle and the 800 Freestyle, the swimmer is assumed to be swimming unless he/she has been scratched. Entrants in the 1500 Freestyle and 800 Freestyle must check-in and confirm their intention to compete before the appropriate scratch deadline in order to be seeded.
Scratches:ALL scratches for individual events must be made at the Head Table by:
Friday Afternoon 1500 Freestyle
1:15 PM EDT Friday
Friday Evening Finals
4:00 PM EDT Friday
By the end of competition on Friday
By the end of competition on Saturday
Clerk of Course: There will be a Clerk of Course for 10 & Under events only. All other swimmers report to the blocks for their events. Seeded heat sheets will be posted throughout the pool and distributed to coaches prior to the start of each session.
Awards: Individual events will receive medals for 1st-3rd place and ribbons 4th-9th place. Relays will receive ribbons for 1st-9th place. High Point awards will be given to the top 2 swimmers in each age group (8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15 & Over). Team Trophies will be awarded to the top 2 Teams excluding THT.
Officials: Anyone who would like to help officiate should contact the Meet Referee prior to the meet with the sessions you would be willing to work. You may also contact the meet referee at the meet upon your arrival. Officials meetings will be held one-half hour prior to the start of each session.
Refreshments: Concessions will be available throughout the meet. Hospitality will be provided for Coaches and Officials.
Facility Notes: Free parking is available on the West side of the building. Please park in marked spots only and not in fire lanes or on the grass. All individuals should use the Northwest entrance to gain access to the aquatic center. All other entrances will remain locked. On Saturday and Sunday, the outside doors to the Vigo Schools Aquatic Center will open at 6:00 AM EDT for swimmer drop-offs. Doors to the spectator seating area will open at 6:30 AM EDT. Due to USA Swimming insurance requirements, only swimmers, credentialed coaches and officials, and meet volunteers will be allowed on deck. There are no exceptions. Deck access is located to the left of the concessions stand. Access to spectator seating is located to the left of the lobby restrooms.
All swimmers, coaches, officials and spectators are asked to treat the facility like it was their own.
Smoking is NOT PERMITTED on school property.
Do not go or let your children go into unauthorized areas.
Please discard all waste into the appropriate trash and/or recycle bins.
Please keep track of your belongings. THT and VCSC are not responsible for any lost items.
Any persons caught abusing the facility or attempting to gain access to unauthorized areas will be asked to leave the meet.
Spectator Charges: (Admission includes heat sheets and Meet Mobile access*)
All Sessions - $20
Saturday & Sunday - $15
Individual Sessions - $5
Children 12 & Under - Free
*Requires Meet Mobile subscription for full access
Coaches, Officials, and workers, who are not working a particular session must pay admission for access to that session.
Broadcast / Image Authorization Policy Any photographs, videotape, or other audio and/or visual recordings of the event created by a spectator may be used solely for such spectator’s personal non-commercial use, and may not be broadcast, published, or disseminated, or used for any commercial purposes, without the prior written consent of Terre Haute Torpedoes (THT).
All participants agree to be filmed and photographed by the official photographer(s) and network(s) of THT, and allow event organizers the right to use names, pictures, likenesses, and biographical information before, during, or after the period of participation in this competition sanctioned by Indiana Swimming to promote such competition.
Videotaping and Photography on deck during this event is only allowed by approved USA Swimming member Coaches, Media, Webcasting staff, and THT photographer(s) in their professional capacities or meet workers assigned by THT if so designated to do so.