2003 WINTER LONG COURSE INVITATIONAL MEET
FEBRUARY 15 - 16, 2003
SPONSORED BY MARYLAND SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB
SANCTIONED BY USA SWIMMING
THROUGH POTOMAC VALLEY SWIMMING
Sanction #PVC-03-23
(also sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc. #103-101)


MEET DIRECTOR: Christopher T. Huott
301-252-0694
MEET LOCATION: Fairland Aquatics Center
13820 Old Gunpowder Road
Laurel, Maryland
301- 206-2359
SCHEDULE: 12 & Under Sessions     Warm-up: 7:00 - 7:50 AM      Events: 8:00 AM
13 & Over Sessions      Warm-up: 1:00 - 2:00 PM      Events: 2:10 PM
ELIGIBILITY: Open to invited clubs only. If your club would like an invitation to this meet and has not been invited please contact the Meet Director. This meet has no qualifying times. 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. Team outside PVS may request as invitation from the Head Meet Director. Entries limited to 1st 3000 received. First priority will go to PVS athletes.
RULES:

Current USA Swimming rules shall govern the meet. All events are timed finals. A contestant may enter no more than three individual events per day.

12&Under athletes must have at least a AA time within their own age group for that event in order to enter an Open event.

THE 400 FREESTYLE AND 400 IM MAY NEED TO BE LIMITED TO 5 HEATS PER GENDER. IF SO, ONLY THE FASTEST 40 SWIMMERS WILL SWIM. ALL OTHERS SWIMMERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO SWIM WILL HAVE THEIR FEES RETURNED TO THEIR CLUB.

WARM-UP: The prescribed Potomac Valley Swimming warm-up procedures and safety policies for Open warm-ups will be followed.
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 February 8. 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. Since this meet will seed all events at the meet psych sheets will be available at no charge.
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. No deck entries will be accepted.
AWARDS: $500 will be divided among those clubs whose swimmers make a Conoco Phillips National Qualifying Time with a maximum award of $100.00 per swimmer. All monies will be sent out within two weeks of the last day of the meet. Checks will be sent to the club representative designated on the meet entry cover sheet and the check will be made payable to the club.
ENTRIES:

Long course entry times will be considered conforming times for this meet. Swimmers who enter with non-conforming short course times will be seeded after all conforming times. Such entries should be designated with the capital letter "Y"

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 one of 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, "2003 WINTER LONG COURSE INVITATIONAL - ****" with the club's initials substituted in place of the asterisks. A copy of the Early Bird Long Course Meet Entry Cover Sheet in MS Word format can be downloaded at, http://www.mssc-inc.com/forms/wintlcin.doc .

Optional: Before preparing your entries, events for this meet can be downloaded and then imported into team manager. (download "23mm021503.zip" ( Januarfy 16, 2003), 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 submit a completed "entry cover sheet". 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 PVS entries for this meet NO LATER THAN
5:00 P.M., TUESDAY, February 4, 2003.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
MARYLAND SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB
SEND ENTRIES TO: Maryland Suburban Swim Club
Attn: Christopher T. Huott
P.O.. Box 570
Beltsville, MD 20704
chrish@erols.com (preferred)
PHONE #: 301-252-0694

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


Positive Check in Schedule Events Closing Times
12 & Under Sessions 1-4 and 23-267:30 AM
5-10 and 27-34 8:30 AM
13 & Over Sessions 11-14 and 33-361:40 PM
15-22 and 37-44 2:40 PM


SATURDAY PROGRAM - FEBRUARY 15, 2003
WARM-UP: 7:00 - 7:50 AM      EVENTS: 8:00 AM

GIRLS EVENT # 9 - 12 EVENTS BOYS EVENT #
1 12 & under 200 Meter IM 2
3 12 & under 50 Meter Backstroke 4
5 12 & under 100 Meter Butterfly 6
7 12 & under 50 Meter Breaststroke 8
9 12 & under 100 Meter Freestyle 10




SUNDAY PROGRAM - FEBRUARY 16, 2003
WARM-UP: 7:00 - 7:50 AM      EVENTS: 8:00 AM

GIRLS EVENT # 9 - 12 EVENTS BOYS EVENT #
23 12 & under 200 Meter Freestyle 24
25 12 & under 50 Meter Butterfly 26
27 12 & under 100 Meter Breaststroke 28
29 12 & under 100 Meter Backstroke 30
31 12 & under 50 Meter Freestyle 32


SATURDAY PROGRAM - FEBRUARY 15, 2003
WARM-UP: 1:00 - 2:00 PM      EVENTS: 2:10 PM

GIRLS EVENT # 13 & Over EVENTS BOYS EVENT #
11 13&O 200 Meter IM 12
13 13&O 100 Meter Backstroke 14
15 Open 200 Meter Butterfly 16
17 13&O 100 Meter Breaststroke 18
19 13&O 100 Meter Freestyle 20
21 Open 400 Meter Freestyle 22


SUNDAY PROGRAM - FEBRUARY 16, 2003
WARM-UP: 1:00 - 2:00 PM      EVENTS: 2:10 PM

GIRLS EVENT # 13 & Over EVENTS BOYS EVENT #
33 Open 200 Meter Freestyle 34
35 13&O 100 Meter Butterfly 36
37 Open 200 Meter Breaststroke 38
39 Open 200 Meter Backstroke 40
41 13&O 50 Meter Freestyle 42
43 Open 400 Meter IM 44