2021 St. Patrick’s Day Invitational

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

USMS Sanction : 151-S001

Kingsport Aquatic Center Viperfish

Swim Meet Registration

Madison Gump, Kingsport Aquatic Center

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Thu, Feb 11, 2021
12:00 AM
Thu, Mar 11, 2021
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 50 entrants.

Rules: 2021 USMS Rules and Southeastern LMSC Safety guidelines and warm-up procedures will govern. Safety guidelines specify feet-first entry during warm-ups, except for designated sprint lanes. This is a short course yards meet. All events will be timed finals.

Sanctioned By: Southeastern Masters Swimming for United States Masters Swimming Inc.

LIMIT TO NUMBER OF SWIMMERS:  Consistent with USMS guidelines, and as a requirement of the Kingsport Aquatic Center, we are limiting the number of swimmers who may enter to a total of 50. Entris will be on a first come, first served basis. We will endeavor to incorporate paper entries as they come in, but online entries are the best way to ensure your entry is included and confirmed.

Host Club: Kingsport Aquatic Center Viperfish

Location: Kingsport Aquatic Center
1820 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport TN 37660 (423)343-9758
Directions to the Kingsport Aquatic Center can be found on www.swimkingsport.com

Facility: The HMG competition pool at the Kingsport Aquatic Center is a 50 meter pool divided by moveable bulkheads making it two 25 yard pools with 8 lanes on each side. It has a minimum depth of 5 feet and a maximum depth of 13ft. The pool is equipped with Daktronics Timing System. Warm up/warm-down lanes will be available throughout the meet in the shallow end of the HMG competition pool.  The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 Records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.

Online Entry:  Process your meet entry on Club Assistant. Your credit card statement will show ClubAssistant.com Events.

Eligibility: All swimmers must be registered with United States Masters Swimming. We encourage swimmers to use the online entry system, which streamlines checking USMS registrations, putting your entries into the meet database, and entry payments. If you are not yet registered with USMS, you will be able to do so at the first step of your meet entry process. Swimmers using the online entry system get a 10% discount on entry fees.

Swimmers using a paper entry form need to attach a copy of their USMS card to their entry forms. Swimmers using paper entries must also print out and sign the USMS waiver of liability found at the end of this meet information. They must address them to our pool location above.

For swimmers who are not USMS members, One Event Memberships are available for a cost of $20.

Meet Date/Start Time:
Saturday, March 13th 2021          Open Warm-Ups: 1:00pm        Meet Start: 1:45pm

Entries and Fees: A swimmer may enter up to six (6) individual events electronically for a $54 flat fee. All paper entries will require a $60.00 flat fee. Late entries, as well as deck entries, will be accepted with an additional $15.00 fee. Age for entries determined by the swimmer’s age on March 13, 2021.

Seeding: All events will be seeded slowest to fastest with mixed gender. A swimmer with no seed time may indicate “No Time” or “NT” in the time slot and will be seeded as the slowest time in the event. In order to be seeded in the 500 Free and 1650, a positive check-in is required in person at the registration desk by 1:00pm Eastern Time on the day of the event.  The 500 and 1650 Freestyle will be limited to 16 spots. First come first serve. Results will be tabulated by gender and age group, as defined by USMS guidelines.

Warm Up Schedule: A warm-up schedule will be posted on www.swimkingsport.com and will be posted at each end of the HMG competition pool.  Warm-ups will start a 1:00pm Eastern Time on the day of the meet.  We will have two 8-lane pools and one 4-lane pool available for warm-up prior to the meet starting.  Lane assignments will be determined by the Meet Director after receipt of entries.  One 8-lane pool and one 4-lane pool will be available for continuous warmup/cooldown throughout the meet.  Lane assignments will still be in effect during continuous warmup/cooldown sessions.

Relays:  There will be no relay events offered at this meet due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines.

Disabled Swimmers: An information sheet for disabled swimmers is available to prepare the facility and meet officials. Please contact Madison Gump at, madisongump@kingsporttn.gov, (423) 343-9767.

Meet Director: Madison Gump
Entry Chair: Madison Gump
Meet Referee:  Jack Gump

Deadlines: All individual entries and fees must be received by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 7th, 2021. Any entries arriving after that date will be considered late and require an additional $15.00 fee. Late entries are on March 11, 2021 by 11:59pm EST.

Facility Rules:
The Kingsport Aquatic Center employees respectfully ask:
  • No outside coolers, food, or drinks be brought into the building.
  • No smoking or use of Electronic Cigarettes is allowed in the building or parking lot area.
  • Only swimmers, coaches and meet personnel will be allowed on the pool deck at any time.
  • Changing into or out of swimsuits other than locker rooms or other designated areas is prohibited.
  • Use of audio or visual recording devices, including cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms, or locker rooms.
COVID-19 Precautions:

To comply with USMS, local, regional, state, and federal health guidelines and orders, as well as facility requirements the following guidelines have been put into place for the St. Patrick’s Day Invitational 2021. All attendees must comply with the following guidelines or will be disqualified from the meet and will be asked to leave.

USMS COVID-19 Attendee Screening Form: All attendees will complete and turn in the USMS COVID-19 Attendee Screening Form. Attendees will complete this form within 24 hours before start of the meet.  The completed form will be submitted at the check-in desk prior to entering the facility. Attendees will have a temperature check prior to entering the facility.

Face Coverings and Social Distancing: Everyone must wear a face covering when in the facility and on the pool deck unless they are competing or called to the block before their event. Attendees will be required to maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing. This includes during warm-ups, competition time, on deck, and during cool down.

Team Areas: Teams will have designated areas around the pool area for their team. Swimmers should stay in their team areas when they are not competing. In their team area they must wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

Changing Areas: Locker rooms will be available for swimmers to use during the meet. Locker rooms are restricted to 10 people at a time during the meet. No gear may be stored in the locker room during the event.

Family changing rooms will also be available for use and will have a max capacity of 1 individual per changing room, unless otherwise approved.

Deck bathrooms will be available to coaches, officials, and KAC employees to use. There is a max of 4 individuals in the deck bathrooms at any given time.

Lobby bathrooms will be available for all individuals and will have a max capacity of 2 individuals at any given time.

Hospitality Room: There will be a hospitality room for coaches, officials and timers. There is a limit of 10 people at any given time in the room. Only pre-packaged food and drinks will be available. Timers meeting and officials meeting will occur outside of the hospitality room to provide more space for social distancing.

Spectators: There will be no spectator attendance at this meet due to guidance from US Masters Swimming.

Water Fountains: are only available for refilling reusable bottles, which is sensor activated.

Timers: Timers will be stationed behind the blocks and will be asked to set back away from the block while the swimmer is on or behind the block. Once the heat has started and the swimmers enter the water timers may set up to the side of the pool at that time. For longer races there will be a chair behind each block for timers to use. All timers must wear a face covering. All stop watches, pickles, clipboards, and pencils will be disinfected before the meet begins and again after the meet is over.

The KAC as well as the adjacent YMCA will be open during the meet.  In deference to the YMCA membership, please park in the lot adjacent to the outdoor water park. Additional parking is available at the Meadowview Marriott, located just 1/2 mile from the Aquatic Center.  If needed, you may drop off swimmers at the Aquatic Center before driving over and parking at the Meadowview lot.

Timing System:
The primary timing system will be automatic timing (Daktronics Timing System, with scoreboard). Times may be submitted for USMS records, and USMS Top 10 consideration.

Special Notes:  All men’s, women’s, and mixed events will be swum together. The Meet Director reserves the right to limit the number of entries in any event in order to run the meet within the time allocated. We will take a 5-10 minute break after events #2, #7, #12, and #17. The Meet Director reserves the right to insert additional breaks to provide sufficient rest for the swimmers between events. The HYTEK event file, psych sheet, results, and other meet information will be posted on the Kingsport Aquatic Center website as they become available.

Refreshments:  The Kingsport Aquatic Center will have a concession stand available for prepackaged drinks and food to be purchased at your discretion. They will also have water stations available for swimmer use.

Hotels:  The closest hotel to our facility is Meadowview Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center. It is about a half a mile away and is located at 1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport, TN 37660.

*Positive check in required for the 500 Free before 1:00pm.
** Positive check in required for the 1650 Free before 1:00pm.

Please checkout Visit Kingsport https://visitkingsport.com/ for a list of things to do, places to stay, where to eat, events, visitors guide, and contact information. We look forward to you visiting Kingsport and will see you soon!

For any other questions regarding the swim meet and/or registration please contact Operation Supervisor of Programming Madison Gump at madisongump@kingsporttn.gov or call at (423)343-9767. Thank you!

Session 1 - Event 1
Warm-ups start at 1:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 1:45 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 500 Y Free
Session 2 - Events 3-7 after 10 min break
# Sex Event
3 Mixed 100 Y IM
4 Mixed 200 Y Fly
5 Mixed 50 Y Back
6 Mixed 100 Y Breast
7 Mixed 50 Y Free
Session 3 - Events 8-12 after 10 min break
# Sex Event
8 Mixed 200 Y IM
9 Mixed 50 Y Fly
10 Mixed 200 Y Free
11 Mixed 100 Y Back
Session 4 - Events 13-17 after 10 min break
# Sex Event
12 Mixed 200 Y Breast
13 Mixed 100 Y Free
14 Mixed 200 Y Back
15 Mixed 50 Y Breast
16 Mixed 100 Y Fly
17 Mixed 400 Y IM
Session 5 - Event 19 after 10 min break
# Sex Event
19 Mixed 1650 Y Free

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