UPDATED MARCH 20, 2003
TIMELINE FOR MEET AVAILABLE
UPDATED CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS

UPDATED FEBRUARY 22, 2003
.hyv FILE FOR PREPARING ENTRIES NOW AVAILABLE

UPDATED FEBRUARY 5, 2003
CORRECTION FOR SATURDAY 9-10 SESSION


5th Annual
SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2003
MARCH 22-23, 2003
SPONSORED BY MARYLAND SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB

SANCTIONED BY USA SWIMMING
THROUGH POTOMAC VALLEY SWIMMING
Sanction #PVC-03-27



MEET DIRECTOR: Christopher T. Huott
301-252-0694
chrish@erols.com
MEET LOCATION: Fairland Aquatics Center
13820 Old Gunpowder Road
Laurel, Maryland
301-206-2359
SCHEDULE: 9 & 10 Sessions Warm-up:
6:40 - 7:20 AM Events: 7:30 AM (40 Minute Warm-up)
11 & 12 Sessions Warm-up:
10:10 - 11:00 AM Events: 11:10 AM (50 Minute Warm-up)
13 & Over Sessions Warm-up:
2:50 - 3:50 PM Events: 4:00 PM (1 hour Warm-up)

Two courses will be used simultaneously if needed: one for Girls, and one for Boys.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all PVS Swimming registered athletes and other USA Swimming invited clubs. If your club would like an invitation to this meet please contact the Head Meet Director. 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 individual events and one relay per day.

A swimmer may not enter an event that they have entered at the PVS SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS. A swimmer who has aged up since March 6, 2003 may not enter an event they were eligible to enter at PVS SHORT COURSE 14 & UNDER JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS. Any event that a swimmer is too fast to be eligible to swim in this meet, that swimmer is also ineligible to swim the corresponding relay leg (stroke and distance) on a relay team.

WARM-UP: The prescribed Potomac Valley Swimming warm-up procedures and safety policies for Open warm-ups will be followed.
ORDER OF FINISH: The 9 and 10 year olds will be swum (seeded) together to create greater competition and help to shorten the meet length. However, the 9 and 10 year olds will be separated for order of finish, awards, and scoring points. Similarly, the 11 and 12 years olds will be swum together, but separated between 11 and 12 year olds for scoring, award, and order of finish. 13 and Over swimmers will be swum together but separated between 13-14 and 15/Over for order of finish, awards, and scoring.
AWARDS: Individual Awards: Medals will be awarded to first - eighth place finishers.
Relay Awards: Medals will be awarded to first - third place teams.
Team Awards: Teams will be split into three divisions based on team size determined by the clubs registration numbers with PVS. The top three teams in each division will receive trophies for their placement within their division.
SCORING: Individual Events: 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Relay Events: 18 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
Teams will be awarded no more than 2 sets of points for a single event.
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 akotonias@yahoo.com prior to March 16. 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 and $10.00 per relay. 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 Post Office Box address 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 SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS - ****" with the club's initials substituted in place of the asterisks. A copy of the Spring Championships Meet Entry Cover Sheet in MS Word format can be downloaded at, http://www.mssc-inc.com/forms/spcvrsht.doc . NO DECK ENTRIES.

Optional: Before preparing your entries, events and SCY QT's for this meet can be downloaded and then imported into team manager (go to team manager/file/import/meet events). The file is now available zipped "27mm032203.zip" (file loaded on February 22)

DEADLINE: The Meet Director must receive all entries for this meet NO LATER THAN
5:00 P.M., TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2003.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
MARYLAND SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB
SEND ENTRIES TO: Maryland Suburban Swim Club
P.O. Box 570
Beltsville, Maryland 20704
Attn: Christopher T. Huott
POSITIVE CHECK-IN All events 200 yards and greater may require positive check-in. Please check the check-in table upon arrival.
The following events will be checked-in
Event 27-28 -- 13/14 and 15/O 500 Freestyle
Events 37-38 -- 200 Individual Medley
Event 69-70 13/14 and 15/O 200 Freestyle



SATURDAY PROGRAM - MARCH 22, 2003
WARM-UP: 6:40 - 7:20 AM EVENTS: 7:30 AM

GIRLS EVENT # NO FASTER THAN (SCY) 9 -10 EVENTS NO FASTER THAN (SCY) BOYS EVENT #
1 3:06.00 9-10 yr old 200 Yd IM 3:07.00 2
3 39.00 9-10 yr old 50 Yd Backstroke 39.30 4
5 1:34.409-10 yr old 100 Yd Butterfly 1:33.20 6
7 44.50 9-10 yr old 50 Yd Breaststroke 44.50 8
9 1:14.40 9-10 yr old 100 Yd Freestyle 1:12.30 10
11 NT 9-10 yr old 200 Yd Medley Relay NT 12
All events 200 yards or more may require positive check-in.
No events for this session will be checked-in



SUNDAY PROGRAM - MARCH 23, 2003
WARM-UP: 6:40 - 7:20 AM EVENTS: 7:30 AM

GIRLS EVENT # NO FASTER THAN (SCY) 9 -10 EVENTS NO FASTER THAN (SCY) BOYS EVENT #
41 2:47.00 9-10 yr old 200 Yd Freestyle 2:44.00 42
43 39.10 9-10 yr old 50 Yd Butterfly 38.90 44
45 1:36.00 9-10 yr old 100 Yd Breaststroke 1:38.00 46
47 1:26.40 9-10 yr old 100 Yd Backstroke 1:25.00 48
49 33.40 9-10 yr old 50 Yd Freestyle 32.90 50
51 1:25.20 9-10 yr old 100 Yd IM 1:25.00 52
53NT 9-10 yr old 200 Yd Freestyle Relay NT 54
All events 200 yards or more may require positive check-in.
No events for this session will be checked-in



SUNDAY SATURDAY PROGRAM - MARCH 23 22, 2003
WARM-UP: 10:10 - 11:00 AM EVENTS: 11:10 AM

GIRLS EVENT # NO FASTER THAN (SCY) 11-12 EVENTS NO FASTER THAN (SCY) BOYS EVENT #
13* 6:08.00 11-12 yr old 500 Yd Freestyle 6:08.30 14*
15 34.10 11-12 yr old 50 Yd Backstroke 34.60 16
17 1:14.30 11-12 yr old 100 Yd Butterfly 1:16.00 18
19 38.00 11-12 yr old 50 Yd Breaststroke 38.90 20
21 1:02.90 11-12 yr old 100 Yd Freestyle 1:03.40 22
23 2:37.50 11-12 yr old 200 Yd IM 2:40.00 24
25 NT 11-12 yr old 200 Yd Medley Relay NT 26
All events 200 yards or more may require positive check-in.
No events for this session will be checked-in






SUNDAY PROGRAM - MARCH 23, 2003
WARM-UP: 10:10 - 11:00 AM EVENTS: 11:10 AM

GIRLS EVENT # NO FASTER THAN (SCY) 11-12 EVENTS NO FASTER THAN (SCY) BOYS EVENT #
55 2:17.00 11-12 yr old 200 Yd Freestyle 2:19.70 56
57 33.00 11-12 yr old 50 Yd Butterfly 33.30 58
59 1:21.80 11-12 yr old 100 Yd Breaststroke 1:23.60 60
61 1:12.00 11-12 yr old 100 Yd Backstroke 1:13.70 62
63 28.90 11-12 yr old 50 Yd Freestyle 29.50 64
65 1:13.00 11-12 yr old 100 Yd IM 1:13.70 66
67 NT 11 - 12 200 Yd Freestyle Relay NT 68
All events 200 yards or more may require positive check-in.
No events for this session will be checked-in






SATURDAY PROGRAM - MARCH 22, 2003
WARM-UP: 2:50 - 3:50 PM EVENTS: 4:00 PM

GIRLS EVENT # NO FASTER THAN (SCY) 13&Over EVENTS NO FASTER THAN (SCY) BOYS EVENT #
27 5:38.00 13-14 500 Yd Freestyle 5:33.20 28
5:38.80 15&O 500 Yd Freestyle 5:23.00
29 1:06.80 13-14 100 Yd Backstroke 1:06.30 30
1:08.00 15&O 100 Yd Backstroke 1:03.60
31 2:37.10 13-14 200 Yd Butterfly 2:28.30 32
2:40.00 15&O 200 Yd Butterfly 2:34.60
33 1:16.60 13-14 100 Yd Breaststroke 1:15.00 34
1:17.60 15&O 100 Yd Breaststroke 1:11.00
35 58.30 13-14 100 Yd Freestyle 56.40 36
58.50 15&O 100 Yd Freestyle 53.00
37 2:26.00 13-14 200 Yd IM 2:22.20 38
2:24.00 15&O 200 Yd IM 2:15.00
39 NT 13&O 400 Medley Relay NT 40
All events 200 yards or more may require positive check-in.
Events 27-28 and 37-38 from this session will be checked-in






SUNDAY PROGRAM - MARCH 23, 2003
WARM-UP: 2:50 - 3:50 AM EVENTS: 4:00 PM

GIRLS EVENT # NO FASTER THAN (SCY) 13&Over EVENTS NO FASTER THAN (SCY) BOYS EVENT #
69 2:06.40 13-14 200 Yd Freestyle 2:03.40 70
2:08.00 15&O 200 Yd Freestyle 2:00.10
71 1:07.00 13-14 100 Yd Butterfly 1:05.70 72
1:09.30 15&O 100 Yd Butterfly 1:03.60
73 2:46.50 13-14 200 Yd Breaststroke 2:41.80 74
2:48.00 15&O 200 Yd Breaststroke 2:36.00
75 2:24.50 13-14 200 Yd Backstroke 2:25.30 76
2:26.00 15&O 200 Yd Backstroke 2:19.00
77 27.10 13-14 50 Yd Freestyle 26.20 78
27.20 15&O 50 Yd Freestyle 24.80
79 5:09.40 13-14 400 Yd IM 5:12.00 80
5:10.00 15&O 400 Yd IM 4:59.00
81 NT 13&O 400 Yd Freestyle Relay NT 82
All events 200 yards or more may require positive check-in.

Events 69-70 from this session will be checked-in