Sunday's Finals to start at 6:00pm
USA Swimming Scratch Rule 207.5.9 will be implemented in its entirety
All coaches, athletes and officials registrations will be verified.

See changes to Entries, Fees, and Deadline Sections
Links to PVS Entry Cover Sheet and PVS Master Entry Form now provided.

The Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club
The Eastern Zone - Section II of the
Speedo Champions Series

March 15 - 18, 2001
Sanctioned by USA Swimming
Through Potomac Valley Swimming

Sanction #PVZ-01-0315-26

Meet Director: Mark Eldridge
(301) 309-3041
Location: George Mason University Aquatic Center
4400 University Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-3939
Dates and Times: Thursday, March 15, 2001
Warm-up:   4:30 - 5:50 pm      Events: 6:00 pm
Friday, March 16 - Saturday March 17, 2001
Preliminaries    Warm-up: 6:30 - 8:50 am       Heats: 9:00 am
Finals    Warm-up: 5:30 - 6:50 pm       Finals: 7:00 pm
Sunday March 18, 2001
Preliminaries    Warm-up: 6:30 - 8:50 am       Heats: 9:00 am
Finals    Warm-up: 4:30 - 5:50 pm       Finals: 6:00 pm
(Continuous warm-up will be available throughout the meet)
Coaches Meeting:A coaches meeting will be held at the pool at 3:30 pm on Thursday, March 15
  • 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 March 1, 2000.
  • Entry times and USA Swimming memberships are subject to confirmation.
  • Rules:
  • Current United States Swimming Rules shall govern the meet. The "No Recall" procedures will be used at this meet.
  • 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 1650-yard freestyle and Men's 1000-yard freestyle will be conducted as timed finals on Thursday evening in two courses and will be swum slowest to fastest. The Women's 1000-yard freestyle and Men's 1650 yard-freestyle will be conducted in two courses and as timed finals on Sunday afternoon from slowest to fastest, with the second fastest heat scheduled to finish at 4:30 pm. The fastest heat of each event will be swum in the Sunday evening finals session. The slowest heats on both Thursday and Sunday may be moved to permit both courses to take approximately the same time to compete.
  • Seeding:
  • All individual events will be preseeded with the exception of the 500-yard Freestyle, 1000-yard Freestyle, 1650 yard Freestyle and 400 yard IM. These events as well as all relay events will require a positive check-in. Check-in times are shown on the as part of the Order of Events. Verification of time for all timed final events (including relays) is required with entry.
  • For Positive Check-in events: PVS Scratch Policy will be enforced. Athletes and relay teams who have not checked in prior to the specified time will be scratched from the event. Athletes who have checked in, have been seeded, and fail to swim the event will be barred from their next individual event.
  • The USA Swimming Scratch Policy Rule (207.5.9D&E) will apply throughout the meet
  • Times will be seeded in the following priority: SCY, LCM, SCM
  • This meet is projected to be conducted in one course for all events other than the 1000 yard Freestyle and 1650 yard Freestyle. Meet Management reserves the right to use two courses during all prelims 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 by February 15

    Certified officials who learn of their availability after Februay 15 should contact Jim Garner at (301) 977-1222 or
    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.
    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 George Mason 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 a free program.
    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, March 15. 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.


    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, and no further entries will be accepted from the club until the said fine is paid.

    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.
  • Submit a PVS Entry Cover Sheet

  • Entries done on paper will be accepted.
  • Use the provided PVS master entry form. Be legible.
  • Each sex on a separate page.
  • Late Entries: Entries for swims from Monday, March 5 through Monday, March 12 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 (301-309-3706). 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, March 13. FAX entries may not be used to improve the seed time of a previously submitted entry and may not 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, March 6 at 5PM.

    The FAX entry deadline is 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13 and is only for swims occurring from Monday, March 5 through the FAX entry deadline.

    Mail Entries (including fees) to: Mark Eldridge
    355 Martins Lane
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301) 309-3041
    Make Checks Payable to: RMSC Parents' Club, Inc.

    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 PVS 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 1650 yard freestyle and men's 1000 yard freestyle will be conducted on Thursday evening only following the completion of those events. Time trials for the women's 1000 yard freestyle and men's 1650 yard 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:
    Directions from the North:
    > I-95 South
    > Exit 27 -- I-495 West (sign will say Silver Spring)
    > Cross Potomac River into Virginia
    > Take Route I-66 West (Front Royal)
    > Exit 60 -- 123 South (Fairfax)
    > Go through 7 traffic lights. At 8th light take a left onto Braddock Road.
    > First light take a left onto Roanoke Lane.
    > At bottom of hill (before pond), bear right onto Patriot Circle.
    > Take second right onto Nottoway Lane (Aquatic Center is straight ahead).

    Directions from the South:
    > I-95 North (take I-295 North to avoid congestion if below Richmond)
    > Exit 160 B -- Rte. 123 (sign will say Occoquan/Lake Ridge)
    > Go approximately 15 miles to intersection with Braddock Road
    > At traffic signal, right onto Braddock Road
    > At next traffic signal (about 200 yards), left onto Roanoke Lane
    > At bottom of hill (before pond), bear right onto Patriot Circle.
    > Take second right onto Nottoway Lane (Aquatic Center is straight ahead)
    Thursday March 15
    Women   Men
    Event # SCY SCM LCM   SCY SCM LCM Event #
    1 @ 18:12.69 18:10.59 18:23.39 1650 Freestyle        
            1000 Freestyle 10:01.59 08:44.19 08:51.59 2 @
    @ - Positive Check-in required by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 15
    Friday March 16
    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 02:00.09 4
    5 01:08.89 01:16.49 01:17.69 100 Breaststroke 01:02.19 01:09.09 01:10.39 6
    7 01:00.09 01:06.79 01:07.49 100 Butterfly 00:54.09 01:00.09 01:00.89 8
    9 ^ 04:38.99 05:09.69 05:12.99 400 Individual Medley 04:15.09 04:43.19 04:46.69 10 ^
    11 ^ 08:05.39 08:58.89 09:06.69 800 Freestyle Relay 07:18.39 08:06.59 08:14.79 12 ^
    ^ - Positive Check-in required by 9:00 am on Friday, March 16
    Saturday March 17
    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 02:32.79 14
    15 00:25.29 00:28.09 00:28.59 50 Freestyle 00:22.49 00:24.99 00:25.59 16
    17 01:01.09 01:07.89 01:08.39 100 Backstroke 00:55.09 01:01.19 01:01.79 18
    19 * 05:12.49 04:32.59 04:36.19 500 Freestyle 04:47.29 04:10.09 04:13.89 20 *
    21 * 04:12.29 04:40.29 04:43.79 400 Medley Relay 03:46.99 04:12.19 04:16.09 22 *
    * - Positive Check-in required by 9:00 am on Saturday, March 17
    Sunday March 18
    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 02:13.59 24
    25 00:54.79 01:00.89 01:01.89 100 Freestyle 00:48.99 00:54.39 00:55.49 26
    27 02:13.49 02:28.19 02:29.49 200 Butterfly 02:01.49 02:14.89 02:16.29 28
    29 02:11.99 02:26.59 02:28.29 200 Individual Medley 01:59.79 02:12.99 02:14.89 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 1000 Freestyle        
            1650 Freestyle 16:50.49 16:46.79 17:00.39 34 #
    # - Positive Check-in required by 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 17
    $ - Positive Check-in required by 9:00 am on Sunday, March 18

    Meet Host Hotel:
    Comfort Inn - University Center
    11180 Main St Fairfax, VA
    (703) 591-5900
    Contact: Brian Borga
    Other Local Hotels:
    Name Address Phone Distance
    Bailiwick Inn 4023 Chain Bridge Rd Fairfax, VA (703) 691-2266 0.8
    Hampton Inn 10860 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 385-2600 1.4
    Breezeway Motel 10829 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 591-8450 1.4
    Comfort Inn 11180 Main St Fairfax, VA (703) 591-5900 1.7
    Wellesley Inn 10327 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 359-2888 1.8
    Best Western Inn 3535 Chain Bridge Rd Fairfax, VA (703) 591-5500 1.8
    Courtyard By Marriott11220 Lee Jackson Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 273-6161 2.0
    Anchorage Motel 9865 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 591-2000 2.4
    Boulevard Motel 9845 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 691-3955 2.4
    Econo Lodge 9700 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 273-1160 2.7
    Hyway Motel 9640 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 591-4814 2.7
    All State Motel 11936 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 631-1414 2.8
    Holiday Inn 11787 Lee Jackson Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 352-2525 3.1
    Homestead Village 12104 Monument Dr Fairfax, VA (703) 273-3444 3.7
    Sierra Suites Hotel 3997 Fair Ridge Dr Fairfax, VA (703) 359-5000 4.0
    Pleasant Acres Motel 12723 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA (703) 830-1252 4.0
    Residence Inn 12815 Fair Lakes Pkwy Fairfax, VA (703) 266-4900 4.3
    Hyatt Hotels & Resorts 12777 Fair Lakes Cir Fairfax, VA (703) 818-1234 4.4
    Guest Services Inc 3055 Prosperity Ave Fairfax, VA (703) 849-9300 4.5
    Homestead Village 8281 Willow Oaks Corp Dr Fairfax, VA (703) 204-0088 4.8