2024 CCS Alumni Tailgate Meet

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Friday, April 5, 2024

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Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Wed, Mar 13, 2024
05:00 AM
Mon, Mar 25, 2024
11:59 PM

Facts About the Meet

Notes from the Meet Directors

In celebration of the 5th in-person CCS National Championship, College Club Swimming, U.S. Masters Swimming and Grown Up Swimming are excited to gather alumni for the first ever CCS Alumni Tailgate Meet! This meet is designed to reunite CCS alumni around the sport we all love, provide social event opportunities for alumni to connect with each other post-college, and give back to the CCS community and continue laying a great foundation for the future of CCS.

Meet Administration
Leadership Team

Onshalee Promchitmart
Meet Director
Maddie Sibilia
Meet Director
Arlene McDonald
IU Natatorium Event Coordinator
Ed Merkling
IU Natatorium Facility Director
Dan Cox
Meet Referee
Cheryl Loprinzo
Adminstrative Official

Fee & Deadline Summary
Important Dates & Deadlines
  • Meet Registration Opens: March 18, 2024
  • Meet Entry Deadline: March 25, 2024
Fees Summary
  • Meet Entry: $40
Site Information
About the Facility

Built in 1982, the IU Natatorium is the largest indoor aquatic facility in the United States with a seating capacity of 4,700 and has hosted events ranging from high school meets to national level meets such as the Olympic Trials. Over 100,000 competitive swimmers and fans frequent the IU Natatorium annually. With the ability to fit 4,800 fans it is a great place to watch some of the best swimming in the world. The Natatorium contains two 25-yard competition pools each with 8 lanes. There is also a 25-yard diving well as well as a 50-meter training pool in the facility as well.

The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4). The copy of such certification is on file with U.S. Masters Swimming. 

Competition Pool: One eight-lane 25-yard pool with a depth ranging from 9’ - 10’, competitor lane markers with custom-designed starting blocks and Colorado electronic timing equipment and Daktronics scoreboard. 
Warm-up Pools: Continuous warm-up and warm-down in the seven-lane, 25-yard Diving Well with a depth of 17’ and/or in the Instructional Pool with a depth ranging from 4’6” to 10’ and custom-designed starting blocks. The Instructional Pool will consist of two 6-lane 25M courses providing 12 total warm-up and warm-down lanes. Specific instructional pool hours may vary based on timelines and will be posted in advance of the meet. 

Seating gallery: Open on both the west and east sides of the facility.

Facility Policies
  1. Please keep all trash picked up in your team and spectator seating areas and stay away from restricted areas. If a swimmer is found in a restricted area, the swimmer will be asked to leave the facility and may be pulled from the remainder of the meet. 
  2. Vandalism will not be tolerated. Any individual caught vandalizing the facility will be asked to leave the facility for the remainder of this meet. 
  3. Deck access is restricted to competing athletes, registered coaches, officials, event staff, and meet volunteers. No parents, spectators, or members of the general public will be allowed on deck except at the request of a Meet Director or Meet Referee. 
  4. In compliance with Indiana University policy, all coaches, officials, event staff, and volunteers are required to show a valid government-issued photo ID when being issued deck access. Officials MUST present their current credential or Deck Pass to gain deck access. 
  5. Ample team seating is available on the bleachers surrounding the pool deck, in the diving well area, and in the upstairs spectator concourses. Team seating will be determined at a later date. Belongings should be removed from the deck between sessions and overnight for cleaning. 
  6. IUPUI is a smoke-free campus.
Tentative Parking Information
Garage Address Rates/Info
IUPUI Sport Complex Garage   875 W. New York St.
(connected to facility) 
$7 per day

Ample pay parking will be available in the IUPUI Sport Complex Garage attached to the facility. Only credit or debit cards will be accepted for payment. Parking passes will be provided to meet staff, officials, and vendors.

Depending on interest, CCS may be able to book large Airbnbs (or similar) for alumni to stay in for approximately $125 per person (if capacity is at maximum). CCS can also connect alumni interested in splitting a hotel room or other lodging arrangements. Participants can indicate interest in these options during meet registration.

Schedule of Events
Day Event Time
Friday, April 5 Alumni Tailgate Meet  11:00 AM
CCS National Championship 5:30 PM
Friday Night Alumni Mixer 6:30 PM
Saturday, April 6 CCS National Champ. – Prelims 9:00 AM
Alumni Tailgate 1:00 PM
CCS National Champ. – Finals 6:00 PM
Saturday Night Social 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 7 CCS National Champ. – Prelims 9:00 AM
CCS National Champ. – Finals 5:00 PM
All Weekend CCS Alumni Bingo Ongoing
Podium Winner Raffle Ongoing

CCS National Championship: The CCS Alumni Tailgate Meet entry fee includes a ticket to watch the 2024 CCS National Championship, so we encourage everyone to cheer on their alma mater while in Indianapolis!

Friday Night Alumni Mixer: Come one, come all to the alumni mixer! Meet entry fees include one drink ticket for this event, which will be a casual opportunity to connect/reconnect with fellow CCS alumni. More details to be provided closer to meet weekend.

Alumni Tailgate: We wouldn’t have named this the “CCS Alumni Tailgate Meet” without a tailgate! Meet entry fees include food and drink for this event. Come repping your alma mater and spend some time with fellow CCS alumni. More details to be provided closer to meet weekend.

CCS Alumni Bingo: Every meet participant will receive a bingo card with activities to complete throughout the weekend. The first three (3) swimmers to complete their bingo card will receive a prize courtesy of CCS! 

Podium Winner Raffle: Think you know which teams will podium at the 2024 CCS National Championship? Prove it! Entries will be $10 each, or $25 for 3 entries, with an unlimited number of entries allowed. The winner will receive a prize package from CCS/USMS, and all proceeds will go toward funding grants and scholarships for future CCS swimmers/clubs. More details to be provided closer to meet weekend.

Meet Schedule
Start End
Warmup 11:00 AM 11:50 AM
Competition 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

Warmups & Competition: All events will take place in the South Competition Pool (diving well side). The diving well will be available for continuous warm-up/down throughout the session. 

Pool Deck Hours: The pool deck will open no earlier than 60 minutes prior to the warmup start time and no later than 30 minutes prior to the warmup start time.

Order of Events
Women Event Men
1 4x25 Medley Relay 2
3 100 Freestyle 4
5 50 Breaststroke 6
7 50 Backstroke 8
9 50 Butterfly 10
11 50 Freestyle 12
13 100 Individual Medley 14
15 4x25 Freestyle Relay 16
17 4x25 Flip Cup Relay 17

Notes on the Order of Events
  1. All events will be swum slowest to fastest
  2. All events, except the 4x25 flip cup relay, will be swum as separate women’s and men’s events
    • Depending on the number of participants, all events may be swum as combined women’s and men’s events
  3. All events will be swum slowest to fastest
  4. All events, except the 4x25 flip cup relay, will be swum as separate women’s and men’s events
    • Depending on the number of participants, all events may be swum as combined women’s and men’s events
Athlete Eligibility
Participants must be at least 18 years of age by the meet entry deadline (March 25, 2024) and have participated in their CCS club as an undergraduate and/or graduate student at their university(ies).

Competition Policies
Swimming Rules & Regulations

The 2024 College Club Swimming Alumni Tailgate Meet will follow U.S. Masters Swimming Rules for starts, strokes, turns, relays, and disqualifications. USA Swimming/US Masters Swimming certified officials will be onsite to ensure compliance.

Specific rules to make note of include:
  • Swimwear for Competition
    • Swimwear shall include only a swimsuit, no more than two caps, goggles, and a nose clip and/or ear plugs if desired.
    • Medical tape on the body is not permitted unless approved by the meet referee. K- tape on shoulders, elbows, or knees is never permitted.
    • Except where venue facilities require otherwise, changing into or out of swimsuits (except for drag suits) other than in locker rooms or other designated areas is not appropriate and is prohibited. Deck changes are prohibited.
    • Violation of any of these rules may result in disqualification. Exceptions may apply for extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the meet referee.
  • Protests
    • Protests regarding disqualifications or recorded times shall be submitted to the meet referee within 30 minutes of the event. Protests regarding the conduct of the meet shall be submitted in writing to the designated meet official onsite. If the protest is with the referee, a formal complaint must be sent to collegeclub@usmastersswimming.org within 5 days of the event.
This meet is in the process of being officially recognized by U.S. Masters Swimming. Times achieved at this event may be considered for USMS national records and Top Ten times for USMS members.

Deck Entry Policy
No deck entries will be accepted for individual events, nor for relay events. Swimmers must enter the events they wish to swim no later than the Meet Entry Deadline found on the front page of this meet packet.

Relay Line-Up Policy
During individual swimmer registration, athletes will be given the option to indicate interest in participating in each of the three (3) relays. Since USMS LMSC/Club affiliations will not be utilized, relay assignments will be assigned by the meet directors following swimmer registration. Trust us, it’s going to be fun! Get ready to swim with old teammates/friends and maybe meet some new people, too!

Scratch Policy
In the case that a swimmer which has submitted entries is no longer able to attend due to extenuating circumstances, entry fees are non-refundable. No exceptions will be made.

Since USMS LMSC/Club affiliations will not be utilized, all events will be scored on an individual basis only. Points will be awarded as follows: 
Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Points 20 18 16 14 13 12 11 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

At the conclusion of the meet, awards will be given out for the top women’s and men’s scorers

Swimmers with Disabilities
All disabled swimmers who wish to compete in the meet are eligible to do so. No later than two weeks prior to the meet, the swimmer must notify the Meet Directors and Meet Referee in writing of the swimmer’s disability so that, if needed, there is time for accommodations to be made.

Additional Policies to Note
  1. Swimmers will be responsible for swimming in their assigned events, heats and lanes.
  2. The Meet Referee may elect to change and/or combine heats and determine the need to do "fly-over" starts. Every reasonable effort will be made to notify clubs of any changes.
  3. The no-recall starting protocol will be in effect during this meet.
  4. Flash photography is not permitted at the start of any race. The use of cell phones or other recording devices behind the blocks in not permitted at the start of any race.
  5. DECK CHANGING IS PROHIBITED and can result in an offending competitor's removal from the meet.
Entering the Meet
Entry Procedures
  • Meet registration will open March 18, 2024 and close March 25, 2024. 
  • All swimming entries should be submitted through CCS/USMS by way of Club Assistant’s online entry system. Entry times can be selected from the USMS database if the swimmer has meet history with USMS, or can be manually entered.
  • Following the registration deadline, a copy of meet entries will be shared with all participants via email to verify their entries are correct or make adjustments as necessary.
Event Limitations
Individual Events:  Swimmers may enter a maximum of 6 individual events.
Relays:  Swimmers may compete in a maximum of 3 relay events.

Entry Fees
Meet Entry Fee: $40

The meet entry fee will include meet registration, custom meet merchandise, a ticket to attend all sessions of the 2024 CCS National Championship, a drink ticket for the Friday night social, and food/drinks at the Saturday alumni tailgate.

Warm-ups start at 11:00 AM
Meet starts at 12:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Women 100 Y Medley Relay
2 Men 100 Y Medley Relay
3 Women 100 Y Free
4 Men 100 Y Free
5 Women 50 Y Breast
6 Men 50 Y Breast
7 Women 50 Y Back
8 Men 50 Y Back
9 Women 50 Y Fly
10 Men 50 Y Fly
11 Women 50 Y Free
12 Men 50 Y Free
13 Women 100 Y IM
14 Men 100 Y IM
15 Women 100 Y Free Relay
16 Men 100 Y Free Relay
17 Mixed (Flip Cup Relay) 100 Y Free Relay

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "US Masters Swimming."

Online Registration closed on 3/25/2024.
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