RAC and NBAC proudly present 
The Eastern Zone - Section II of the 
Speedo Champions Series
July 26 - 29, 2001
Sanctioned by USA Swimming
Through Maryland Swimming, Inc

Sanction #MD 01-027

Meet Directors: John McDonough (410) 679-3171  Murray Stephens (410) 433-8300
email:  or 
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250   Ph: 410-455-1000 
Dates and Times: Thursday, July 26, 2001
Warm-up:   2:30 - 3:50 pm      Events: 4:00 pm ***CHANGE***
Friday, July 27 - Saturday July 28, 2001
Preliminaries    Warm-up: 6:30 - 8:50 am       Heats: 9:00 am
Finals    Warm-up: 4:00 - 4:50 pm       Finals: 5:00 pm ***CHANGE***
Sunday July 29, 2001
Preliminaries    Warm-up: 6:30 - 8:50 am       Heats: 9:00 am
Finals    Warm-up: 400 - 4:50 pm       Finals: 5:00 pm ***CHANGE***
(Continuous warm-up will be available throughout the meet in the indoor pool)
Coaches Meeting:  A coaches meeting will be held at the pool at 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 26, 2001   ****CHANGE****
  • Open to USA Swimming registered athletes in the following LSC's: Allegheny Mountain, Maryland, Middle Atlantic, Potomac Valley, and Virginia. 
  • Contestants must have equaled or bettered the applicable cut-off times. 
  • Do not enter with a time achieved prior to July 1, 2000. 
  • Entry times are subject to confirmation.
  • Rules:
  • Unless otherwise noted, all events will be conducted as prelims and finals with C, B, and A finals (swum in this order). All relay events will conducted as timed finals with only the fastest two heats being contested during the evening sessions.
  • A contestant may enter no more than three individual events per day and no more than six individual events for the meet.
  • The Women's 1500 meter freestyle and Men's 800 meter freestyle will be conducted as timed finals on Thursday evening in event order. The Women's 800 meter freestyle and Men's 1500 Meter freestyle will be conducted as timed finals on Sunday afternoon in event order.   The fastest heat of the Sunday distance events will be swum in the Sunday evening finals session.
  • Seeding:
  • Competitor check-in for Thursday's distance events is required by 3:00pm Thursday and for Sunday's distance events by 6:30 pm Saturday. Scratch deadline for other events is the evening prior (6:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.) 
  • Verification of time for all timed final events (including relays) may be requested with entry.  For timed finals individual events only and notwithstanding USA Rule 208.5.9, failure to check-in shall be treated as a scratch
  • The USA Swimming Scratch Policy Rule (207.5.9) will apply throughout the meet
  • Times will be seeded in the following priority:, LCM, SCM, SCY
  • This meet will to be conducted in one course for all events.  Meet Management reserves the right to limit distance entries if entry numbers are higher than expected. 
  • Officials: Certified officials wishing to work the meet should submit an application to JoAnn Faucett, Eastern Zone Offiicals Coordinator immediately.   All officials are required to attend a mandatory meeting 1 hour prior to the beginning of the session except the meeting on Friday will begin 90 minutes prior to the start of the session. 
    Awards: Awards will be presented to Champions and runners-up in Women's Team, Men's Team and Combined Team scores. Male and female Individual High Point and runner up awards will also be presented.   In addition, the top three individual places will be recognized.
    Scoring: Individual: 20 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
    Relays: 40 34 32 30 28 16 24 22 20 18 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
    No more than 2 relay teams may score for each club in each event. 
    Supervision: Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their swimmers, both at the meet and in the warm-up/warm-down area. Inappropriate behavior will be cause for suspension from the meet and barring from the UMBC facility. 
    Admission: There is no admission charge. A program will be available for all sessions at a cost of $15.00. Working officials and coaches receive complimentary heat sheets. 
    Fees: Individual Events: $7.50 Relays: $15.00.  Each team is requested to remit one check to cover the entry fees for the entire team. Please do not send cash. Entry fees are due with entries.  Entry fees for FAX entries must be received by 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 26, 2001.. Any FAX entry for which the fees are not received by this deadline will be removed from the meet.   Please make sure the club name is clearly indicated on all checks submitted.
    Warning: Any club that enters an unregistered athlete, falsifies an entry in any way, or permits an unregistered coach to represent them, will be fined the sum of $100.00.
    All swimmers, coaches and officials must be properly registered with USA Swimming. Registrations will be verified before Deck Credentials are issued. 
  • Computer generated entries are preferred 
  • Use Hy-Tek Team Manager and Commlink 
  • Provide one report by event and one by swimmer from Team Manager
  • Provide one report from Commlink from the built commlink file.
  • Include relays with individual entries.
  • Provide two disks each containing a copy of the commlink file.
  • Label with Club and contact information
  • Entries done on paper will be accepted.
  • Be legible.
  • Each sex on a separate page.

  •   Late Entries: Entries for swims from Monday, July 16 - July 23  which achieve a first time qualifying standard, must be made on the appropriate FAX Entry Form (separate for individual events and relay events) and sent by FAX transmission to the following FAX phone number (410-433-0953). All FAX entries must be completed by the meet director of the meet in which the qualifying swims occurred and must be received no later than 12:01 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, July 24. FAX entries may not be used to improve the seed time of a previously submitted entry and may cause the swimmer to exceed the maximum number of events for the meet or for any one day.
    Entry Times: Entries that are not submitted on the required forms, are not complete, or are not legible, will not be accepted and will be returned. The Meet Director will not be held responsible if there is not time to properly resubmit the entry. 
    Deadline: All entries will be accepted until Tuesday, July 17th at 5PM.
    The FAX entry deadline is 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24 and is only for swims occurring from Monday, July 16 through the FAX entry deadline.
    Mail Entries (including fees) to: MEADOWBROOK AQUATIC CENTER   ****  CHANGE!!!!!


    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND  21209              410 433-8300  

    Make Checks Payable to: Eastern Zone LC Sectionals
    Warmups:   All warm-up periods shall be supervised by the appointed marshals. Coaches shall not permit their athletes to enter the pool until the marshals have declared the pool open for warm-up. No entry is permitted across lanes, from the pool side, or from the non-start end of the pool, under any circumstances. Marshals shall clear the lane of all swimmers before opening the lane for sprinting. All sprint lanes are one-way only and the swimmer must exit at the opposite end of the pool. The use of kickboards, handpaddles, and similar training devices, are not permitted in open warm-ups.
      During warm-ups, periods are divided equally between general and specific programs. The first half of the of warm-up will be dedicated to general warm-up and the last half of the warm-up will be dedicated to specific warm-up. During the general warm-up, no pace work or sprinting will be permitted. During the specific warm-up, the outside lanes will be designated as pace lanes and lanes 2 & 7 will be opened for sprinting in accordance with the procedures outlined above. 
      The meet director or referee may modify the schedule or lane assignments depending on the pool configuration, the number of swimmers, the availability of separate warm-up facilities, etc., as long as USA Swimming and MD safety considerations and the equitable treatment of all entered athletes is not compromised. All such changes will be announced and posted throughout the meet venue. Athletes who act in a manner that is injurious to themselves or others will be disqualified from their next event. 
    Time Trials: Time Trials will be conducted as time permits between the preliminaries and finals session of the meet. Time trials will be open to all registered meet participants including relay-only swimmers. Each swimmer will be limited to a maximum of 2 time trials and must adhere to the daily limit of events. Time trials for the women's 1500 meter freestyle and men's 800 yard freestyle will be conducted on Thursday evening only following the completion of those events. Time trials for the women's 800 meter freestyle and men's 1500 meter freestyle will be conducted on one day only and will be scheduled last on the day with the shortest timeline for preliminaries. All other events will be offered each day (time permitting) using the following formula: That day's events, followed by the events of the subsequent days, followed by the events from previous days. That is on Saturday, we will swim Saturday's events, followed by Sunday's events, followed by Friday's events.
    The entry fee for time trials will be $10.00 per event (including relays).
    Swimmers must sign up for time trials by 30 minutes prior to the scheduled end of each day's session.
    Accommodations: See attached sheet: 
    Thursday July 26, 2001
    Women   Men
    Event # SCY SCM LCM SCY SCM LCM Event #
    1 @ 18:12.69 18:10.59 18:23.39 1500 Freestyle        
            800 Freestyle 10:01.59 08:44.19 09:04.59 2 @
    @ Check-in required by 3:00 pm on Thursday, July 26***CHANGE*** 
    Friday July 27, 2001
    Women   Men
    Event # SCY SCM LCM   SCY SCM LCM Event #
    3 01:57.79 02:10.79 02:12.69 200 Freestyle 01:46.39 01:58.09 02:01.89 4
    5 01:08.89 01:16.49 01:17.69 100 Breaststroke 01:02.19 01:09.09 01:12.09 6
    7 01:00.09 01:06.79 01:07.49 100 Butterfly 00:54.09 01:00.09 01:00.69 8
    9 04:38.99 05:09.69 05:12.99 400 Individual Medley 04:15.09 04:43.19 04:57.69 10 
    11  08:05.39 08:58.89 09:06.69 800 Freestyle Relay 07:18.39 08:06.59 08:14.79 12 
    Scratch deadline for all Friday events is 6:30pm Thursday. 
    Saturday July 28, 2001
    Women   Men
    Event # SCY SCM LCM   SCY SCM LCM Event #
    13 02:30.49 02:47.09 02:49.39 200 Breaststroke 02:15.39 02:30.29 02:38.99 14
    15 00:25.29 00:28.09 00:28.59 50 Freestyle 00:22.49 00:24.99 00:25.39 16
    17 01:01.09 01:07.89 01:08.39 100 Backstroke 00:55.09 01:01.19 01:03.69 18
    19  05:12.49 04:32.59 04:36.19 400 Freestyle 04:47.29 04:10.09 04:20.69 20 
    21  04:12.29 04:40.29 04:43.79 400 Medley Relay 03:46.99 04:12.19 04:16.09 22 
    Scratch deadline for all Saturday events is 6:30pm Friday. 
    Sunday July 29, 2001
    Women   Men
    Event # SCY SCM LCM   SCY SCM LCM Event #
    23 02:11.89 02:26.49 02:27.39 200 Backstroke 01:59.39 02:12.59 02:18.59 24
    25 00:54.79 01:00.89 01:01.89 100 Freestyle 00:48.99 00:54.39 00:55.59 26
    27 02:13.49 02:28.19 02:29.49 200 Butterfly 02:01.49 02:14.89 02:20.29 28
    29 02:11.99 02:26.59 02:28.29 200 Individual Medley 01:59.79 02:12.99 02:18.49 30
    31  03:45.79 04:10.89 04:14.99 400 Freestyle Relay 03:21.89 03:44.09 03:48.69 32 
    33 # 10:48.79 09:26.29 09:33.29 800 Freestyle        
            1500 Freestyle 16:50.49 16:46.79 17:25.19 34 #
    #  Check-in required by 6:30 pm on Saturday, July 28, 2001 **** CHANGE
    Scratch deadline for all other Sunday events is 6:30pm Saturday . 

    Meet Host Hotel:
    B.W.I. Marriott
    1743 West Nursery Road 
    Baltimore, MD 21240
    410-691-4513 phone 
    Other Local Hotels: 
    Name Address Phone Distance
    Extended Stay America 1500 Aero Dr., Linthicum, MD  (410) 850-0400 5.0 
    Hampton Inn  829 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum  (410) 850-0600  5.0 
    Doubletree Guest Suites  1300 Concourse Dr., Linthicum, MD (410) 850-0747  5.1 
    Comfort Inn  815 Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum  (410) 691-1000  5.0 
    Harbor Court Hotel  550 Light Street, Baltimore,  MD  (410) 234-0550 10.8 
    Homewood Suites 1181 Winterson Rd, Linthicum, MD  (410) 684-6100 4.7 
    Hyatt Hotell and Resort 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD  (410) 528-1234 11.2 
    Omni Inner Harbor Hotel 101 W. Fayette St, Baltimore, MD  (410) 752-1100 12.0 
    Courtyard by Marriott 1671 W. Nursery Rd, Linthicum, MD  (410) 859-8855 4.8 
    Red Roof Inn Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum, MD  (410) 850-7600 5.1 
    Residence by Marriott 4950 Beaver Run Rd, Columbia, MD  (410) 997-7200 12.5 
    Sheraton Columbia Inn Wincopin Cr, Columbia, MD  (410) 730-3900 12.8 
    Holiday Inn  890 Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum  (410) 859-8400  5.1 
    Susse Chalet Inn  1734 W. Nursery Rd, Linthicum, MD  (410) 859-2333 5.5 
    Best Western  6755 Dorsey Road, Elkridge, MD  (410) 796-3300 8.2 
    Clarion Hotel 612 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD  (410) 727-7101 14.5 
    Candlewood Suites 1247 Winterson Rd, Linthicum Hghts (410) 850-9214 6.9