CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2002
DECEMBER 7-8, 2002
SPONSORED BY MARYLAND SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB

Sanctioned by the United States Swimming
through Potomac Valley Swimming
Sanction # PVC-03-13

MEET DIRECTOR: Christopher T. Huott - meet director
301-252-0694
MEET LOCATION: Fairland Aquatics Center
13820 Old Gunpowder Road
Laurel, Maryland
301-206-2359
MEET GOAL: To serve athletes in USA swimming in their progress to the next level in their swimming development. This "No Faster Than" Championship meet rewards swimmers for their hard work in attaining their personal goals of becoming higher quality athletes.
IMPORTANT NOTATIONS: This meet is not a qualifying meet for Joe Jacoby Holiday Invitational but is a Championship meet for athletes slower than the Joe Jacoby Holiday Invitational time standards. The Christmas Championships 2002 will not exceed 5000 entries. In the event the meet is oversubscribed, entries will be returned to teams that submitted their entries last.
SCHEDULE: 12 & Under Sessions Warm-up: 7:00 - 7:50 AM Events: 8:00 AM
13 & Over Sessions Warm-up: 12:30 - 1:20 PM Events: 1:30 PM

Two courses will be used simultaneously if needed: one for Girls, and one for Boys.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all USA Swimming registered athletes. Teams outside the LSC should contact the head meet director for a formal invitation to compete in this meet. Upon receiving an invitation all entries from that club will be accepted. Athletes shall compete at the age attained on the first day of the meet. An athlete may only compete in his or her own age division.
RULES: Current USA Swimming rules shall govern the meet. All events are timed finals. A contestant may enter no more than three events per day or six events during the meet. SEED TIMES ARE SHORT COURSE YARDS ONLY
WARM-UP: The prescribed Potomac Valley Swimming warm-up procedures and safety policies for Open warm-ups will be followed.
AWARDS: Individual Awards: Medals will be awarded to first - eighth place finishers.
SPECIAL AWARDS: Any swimmer achieving their first "A" time ever will receive a special prize for their first time achieving this milestone. To be eligible for this award coaches must identify those athletes that achieve this distinction by the conclusion of the meet.
TIMERS: Participating Clubs are required to provide timers in proportion to their entries. The Deck Meet Director will determine the number of timers per club and lane assignments. The Host Club is required to provide one timer per lane.
OFFICIALS:

All certified officials wishing to volunteer to work this meet please contact the MSSC Officials Chairman, Angela Kotonias, at 301-890-7591 or email akotonias@yahoo.com prior to December 1. Please include your club affiliation, certifications held, and sessions you wish to work.

Officials assigned to this meet should sign in at the recording table at the start of the Warm-up. Certified officials who have not been contacted, should volunteer their services to the Referee.

SUPERVISION: Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their swimmers and for cleaning up their team areas.
ADMISSION: There is no admission charge. Programs for each session will be available for $2.00 each. Working officials and coaches receive a free program.
FEES: Fees for individual events are $5.00. Remit one check to cover the entry fees for the entire team. Do not send cash. Telephone entries will not be accepted.
ENTRIES: Club entries will be accepted by email. Submission of entries by email must include the following files: the Hy-Tek Commlink II file, The Team Manager Meet Entry Report files (one by SWIMMER and one by EVENT) and an "Entry Cover Sheet." The name and phone number of the Club representative submitting the email must be included. INDIVIDUAL OR UNATTACHED ENTRIES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY delivery to the addresses shown below and will not be accepted by e-mail, unless those swimmers are training with a club and that club is submitting their entries in the required above Hy-Tek format. Clubs submitting by email may submit entries to chrish@erols.com, in the subject heading type, "CHRISTMAS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2002 - ****" with the club's initials substituted in place of the asterisks. A copy of the Christmas Championships 2002 Meet Entry Cover Sheet in MS Word format format can be downloaded at http://www.mssc-inc.com/forms/christcvr.doc.

Optional: Before preparing your entries, events for this meet can be downloaded and then imported into team manager. (download "13mm120702.zip", unzip it and then go to team manager/file/import/meet events). To download as a file, you may need in Netscape to right click on the mouse and select "Save Link as" and with Microsoft Explorer right click on the mouse and select "Save Target As"

Manual entries must be submitted on the PVS master entry sheet. Also complete a Christmas Championships 2002 Meet Entry Cover Sheet which can be downloaded at http://www.mssc-inc.com/forms/christcvr.doc. Signature and phone number of a club official must be included with entry for validation of entries. There will be a $1.00 surcharge per athlete for manual entries of 10 or more.

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 that Club until the said fine has been paid.
DEADLINE: The Meet Director must receive all entries for this meet
NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M., TUESDAY, November 26, 2002.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
MARYLAND SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB
SEND ENTRIES TO: Maryland Suburban Swim Club
P O Box 570
Beltsville, MD 20704
Christopher T. Huott         PHONE #: 301-252-0694

Fed-Ex and Other non-US Mail deliveries to:
11910 Callow Terrace
Laurel, Maryland 20708


SATURDAY PROGRAM - DECEMBER 7, 2002
WARM-UP: 7:00 - 7:50 AM EVENTS: 8:00 AM
GIRLS
EVENT #
NO FASTER
THAN (SCY)
9 -12 EVENTS NO FASTER
THAN (SCY)
BOYS
EVENT #
1 2:46.00 9-10 yr old 200 Yd Freestyle 2:43.00 2
3 2:18.30 11-12 yr old 200 Yd Freestyle 2:18.80 4
5 38.00 9-10 yr old 50 Yd Butterfly 38.60 6
7 32.50 11-12 yr old 50 Yd Butterfly 32.60 8
9 1:35.50 9-10 yr old 100 Yd Breaststroke 1:36.40 10
11 1:22.80 11-12 yr old 100 Yd Breaststroke 1:22.40 12
13 1:26.60 9-10 yr old 100 Yd Backstroke 1:27.00 14
15 1:13.50 11-12 yr old 100 Yd Backstroke 1:13.60 16
17 33.00 9-10 yr old 50 Yd Freestyle 33.00 18
19 28.80 11-12 yr old 50 Yd Freestyle 29.00 20
21 1:22.80 9-10 yr old 100 Yd IM 1:24.00 22
23 1:12.60 11-12 yr old 100 Yd IM 1:12.40 24
Events 200 yards or shorter may require positive check-in.
Events 400 yards or more will require positive check-in.


SUNDAY PROGRAM - DECEMBER 8, 2002
WARM-UP: 7:00 - 7:50 AM EVENTS: 8:00 AM

GIRLS
EVENT #
NO FASTER
THAN (SCY)
9 -12 EVENTS NO FASTER
THAN (SCY)
BOYS
EVENT #
49 3:05.00 9-10 yr old 200 Yd IM 3:05.90 50
51 2:36.20 11-12 yr old 200 Yd IM 2:37.60 52
53 39.00 9-10 yr old 50 Yd Backstroke 38.80 54
55 34.00 11-12 yr old 50 Yd Backstroke 34.00 56
57 1:35.00 9-10 yr old 100 Yd Butterfly 1:36.00 58
59 1:15.00 11-12 yr old 100 Yd Butterfly 1:15.00 60
61 43.40 9-10 yr old 50 Yd Breaststroke 43.40 62
63 37.80 11-12 yr old 50 Yd Breaststroke 38.00 64
65 1:14.60 9-10 yr old 100 Yd Freestyle 1:14.00 66
67 1:03.60 11-12 yr old 100 Yd Freestyle 1:03.60 68
69 6:09.30$ 11-12 yr old 500 Yd Freestyle 6:06.00$ 70
$ Do not enter with a seed time slower than 8:00.00
Events 200 yards or shorter may require positive check-in.
Events 400 yards or more will require positive check-in.




SATURDAY PROGRAM - DECEMBER 7, 2002
WARM-UP: 12:30 - 1:20 PM EVENTS: 1:30 PM

GIRLS
EVENT #
NO FASTER
THAN (SCY)
13 & Over
EVENTS
NO FASTER
THAN (SCY)
BOYS
EVENT #
25 2:06.50 13-14 200 Yd Freestyle 2:02.00 26
27 1:59.80 15&O 200 Yd Freestyle 1:49.60 28
29 1:07.00 13-14 100 Yd Butterfly 1:05.00 30
31 1:03.00 15&O 100 Yd Butterfly 57.50 32
33 2:44.90 13-14 200 Yd Breaststroke 2:39.30 34
35 2:37.80 15&O 200 Yd Breaststroke 2:24.00 36
37 2:25.00 13-14 200 Yd Backstroke 2:22.10 38
39 2:16.00 15&O 200 Yd Backstroke 2:05.60 40
41 27.20 13-14 50 Yd Freestyle 25.90 42
43 25.80 15&O 50 Yd Freestyle 23.30 44
45 5:00.00 13-14 400 Yd IM 5:00.80 46
47 4:46.0015&O 400 Yd IM 4:25.10 48
Events 200 yards or shorter may require positive check-in.
Events 400 yards or more will require positive check-in.


SUNDAY PROGRAM - DECEMBER 8, 2002
WARM-UP: 12:30 - 1:20 PM EVENTS: 1:30 PM

GIRLS
EVENT #
NO FASTER
THAN (SCY)
13 & Over
EVENTS
NO FASTER
THAN (SCY)
BOYS
EVENT #
71 2:23.80 13-14 200 Yd IM 2:17.70 72
732:15.80 15&O 200 Yd IM 2:05.00 74
75 1:07.20 13-14 100 Yd Backstroke 1:05.00 76
77 1:03.40 15&O 100 Yd Backstroke 57.80 78
79 2:28.60 13-14 200 Yd Butterfly 2:25.00 80
81 2:22.80 15&O 200 Yd Butterfly 2:11.00 82
83 1:16.60 13-14 100 Yd Breaststroke 1:12.50 84
85 1:12.40 15&O 100 Yd Breaststroke 1:06.00 86
87 58.60 13-14 100 Yd Freestyle 56.30 88
89 55.70 15&O 100 Yd Freestyle 50.80 90
91 5:38.00$ 13-14 500 Yd Freestyle 5:27.00$ 92
93 5:21.00$ 15&O 500 Yd Freestyle 4:58.00$ 94
$ Do not enter with a seed time slower than 8:00.00
Events 200 yards or shorter may require positive check-in.
Events 400 yards or more will require positive check-in.