Eastern Zone II
Short Course Yard
Speedo Sectional Championships
March 14 to 17, 2002

at George Mason University - Fairfax, Virginia
Sponsored by the CURL-BURKE SWIM CLUB
Sanctioned by USA Swimming through Potomac Valley Swimming Sanction # PVZ-02-0314-24
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Meet Director: Kit Mathews (301) 524-4775 kwmathews@earthlink.net
Location: George Mason University
4400 University Blvd
Fairfax, VA
(703) 993-3939
Meet Hotel: COMFORT-INN University Center
11180 Main St. Fairfax VA
Contact Adrienne Ball for the meet rate.
(703) 591-5900 or comfortinnunivctr@prodigy.net
  • 3 miles from George Mason U. campus
  • complimentary deluxe continental breakfast
Schedule: Thursday, March 14, 2002
Warm-up: 4:30 - 5:50 pm Events: 6:00 pm

Friday, March 15, Saturday March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2002
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 take place at 3:30 PM on Thursday, March 14. Coaches are accountable for the information presented. Make sure that there is at least one representative from your club in attendance.
  • 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, 2001.
  • Entry times and USA Swimming memberships are subject to confirmation.
Rules: Current USA Swimming rules shall govern the 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 (3) individual events per day and no more than six (6) 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 as timed finals and swum in two courses on Sunday afternoon. The heats will be swum from slowest to fastest, with the second fastest heat scheduled to finish at 4:30 pm.
  • The fastest heat of each event (women's 1000 and men's 1650) 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.
Warm-Up: The prescribed Potomac Valley Swimming warm-up procedures and safety policies will be followed.
  • Enter the pool only at the start end of the pool. Enter feet-first, unless the lane has been designated for one-way starts.

The meet director may determine the structure of the warm-up, including times and lane assignments.

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, hand paddles, 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.
  • Positive check-in for Thursday's distance events is required by 5:00 PM Thursday and for Sunday's distance events by 6:30 PM Saturday. Scratch deadline for other events is the evening prior by 6:30 PM.
  • Verification of time for all timed final events (including relays) is required with entry.
  • The USA Swimming Scratch Policy Rule (207.5.9) 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.
  • 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.
  • Swimmers placing in the top 8 in individual events will receive medals.
  • Relay teams placing in the top 3 will received medals.
Officials: Certified officials wishing to work the meet should submit an application to JoAnn Faucett Faucettjm@aol.com, Eastern Zone Officials Coordinator by February 15. Copies of the application can be found at www.schenectadyswimclub.org/ezapp.htm

Certified officials who learn of their availability after February 15 should contact Boots Hall at (703) 631-4183 or jvhmbh@juno.com.
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 $10.00.
Seating: Due to the limited pool deck space, working Officials, USA Swimming Registered Coaches and Swimmers only will be permitted on the pool deck. Deck passes will be provided and must be displayed to gain access.
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, 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.
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.
Fees: Individual Events: $7.50 Relays: $15.00

Entry fees for FAX or E-MAIL entries must be received by 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 14. Any FAX or E-MAIL entry for which the fees are not received by this deadline will be removed from the meet.

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.

Make checks payable to CURL-BURKE SWIM CLUB. Please make sure the club name is clearly indicated on all checks submitted.
Entries: Entries may be sent via e-mail.
  • Entries must arrive by the due date and time
  • Include with your commlink file one (1) report by name and one (1) by event. Create these reports in Team Manager and save as Word for Windows files.
  • In the body of your e-mail provide entry numbers (girls, boys, totals). Include contact information (e-mail, phone, mobile phone, hotel).
  • Send e-mail to kwmathews@earthlink.net
  • Send entry fee check separately. It must arrive by Tuesday, March 12.
Entries may be sent via mail/express mail/ etc. Computer disk entries (Hy-tek) are encouraged. Disk entries require one (1) meet entry report by name and one (1) by event from Team Manager. Entries may also be submitted a PVS Master Entry Sheet. All entries must included a completed "Entry Cover Sheet".

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.
Entry Deadline: All entries must be submitted for this meet no later than 5:00 PM, Tuesday, March 5, 2002
Late Entries: Entries for swims from Monday, March 4 through Monday, March 11 which achieve a first time qualifying standard, must be made on the appropriate FAX Entry Form (separate for individual events and relay events, forms can be found at www.cubu.org/ezsect02) and sent by FAX transmission to the following FAX phone number (928) 752-6240. 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 12. 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.
Send Entries To: Kit Mathews
2 North Pendleton Court
Frederick, MD 21703
(301) 524-4775
Directions: 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).
  • Park in designated area
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)
  • Park in designated area.

Thursday, March 14
Warm-up 4:30 PM Events 6:00 PM
Women Event Men
1 @ 18:12.69 18:10.59 18:23.39 1650 Freestyle
1000 Freestyle 10:01.59 8:44.198:51.59 2 @
@ - Positive Check-in required by 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 14

Friday, March 15
Prelim Warm-up 6:30 AM Events 9:00 AM
Finals Warm-up 4:30 PM Events 6:00 PM
Women Event Men
3 1:57.79 2:10.79 2:12.69 200 Freestyle 1:46.39 1:58.09 2:00.09 4
5 1:08.89 1:16.49 1:17.69 100 Breaststroke 1:02.19 1:09.09 1:10.39 6
7 1:00.09 1:06.79 1:07.49 100 Butterfly :54.09 1:00.09 1:00.89 8
9 4:38.99 5:09.69 5:12.99 400 Individual Medley 4:15.09 4:43.19 4:46.69 10
11 8:05.39 8:58.89 9:06.69 800 Freestyle Relay 7:18.39 8:06.59 8:14.79 12
Scratch deadline for all Friday events is 6:30 PM Thursday, March 14

Saturday, March 16
Prelim Warm-up 6:30 AM Events 9:00 AM
Finals Warm-up 4:30 PM Events 6:00
Women Event Men
13 2:30.49 2:47.09 2:49.39 200 Breaststroke 2:15.39 2:30.29 2:32.79 14
15 :25.29 :28.09 :28.59 50 Freestyle :22.49 :24.99 :25.59 16
17 1:01.09 1:07.89 1:08.39 100 Backstroke :55.09 1:01.19 1:01.79 18
19 5:12.49 4:32.59 4:36.19 500 Freestyle 4:47.29 4:10.09 4:13.89 20
21 4:12.29 4:40.29 4:43.79 400 Medley Relay 3:46.99 4:12.19 4:16.09 22
Scratch deadline for all Friday events is 6:30 PM Thursday, March 15

Sunday, March 17
Prelim Warm-up 6:30 AM Events 9:00 AM
Finals Warm-up 4:30 PM Events 6:00
Women Event Men
23 2:11.89 2:26.49 2:27.39 200 Backstroke 1:59.39 2:12.59 2:13.59 24
25 :54.79 1:00.89 1:01.89 100 Freestyle :48.99 :54.39 :55.49 26
27 2:13.49 2:28.19 2:29.49 200 Butterfly 2:01.49 2:14.89 2:16.29 28
29 2:11.99 2:26.59 2:28.29 200 Individual Medley 1:59.79 2:12.99 2:14.89 30
31 3:45.79 4:10.89 4:14.99 400 Freestyle Relay 3:21.89 3:44.09 3:48.69 32
33 # 10:48.79 9:26.29 9:33.29 1000 Freestyle
1650 Freestyle 16:50.49 16:46.79 17:00.39 34 #
# - Positive Check-in required by 6:30 PM on Saturday, March 16
Scratch deadline for all other Sunday events is 6:30 PM Saturday, March 16