AMENDED MAY 1, 2003 TO
START AFTERNOON SESSIONS 30 MINS EARLIER
ESTABLISH POSITIVIE CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS
NO DECK ENTRIES ACCEPTED
PRELIMINARY TIMELINE AVAILABLE


EARLY BIRD LONG COURSE INVITATIONAL
MAY 3-4, 2003
SPONSORED BY MARYLAND SUBURBAN SWIM CLUB
SANCTIONED BY USA SWIMMING
THROUGH POTOMAC VALLEY SWIMMING
Sanction #PVC-03-52
(also sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc. #103-102)

MEET DIRECTOR: Christopher T. Huott - head meet director
240-417-5569
chrish@erols.com
CLUB OFFICIALS CHAIRMAN: Angela Kotonias
akotonias@yahoo.com
MEET LOCATION: Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Road
Landover, MD 20785
SCHEDULE: 12 & Under Sessions      Warm-up: 7:00 - 7:50 AM      Events: 8:00 AM
13 & Over Sessions      Warm-up: 12:30 - 1:30 PM      Events: 1:40 PM
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. 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. 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. Entries limited to 1st 4000 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.
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, by email akotonias@yahoo.com prior to April 27. Please include your club affiliation, certifications held, and sessions you wish to work.

Officials volunteering should sign in at the recording table prior to the start of Warm-ups. Certified officials who have not previously advised of their availability may volunteer their services to the Referee at this time.
SUPERVISION: Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their swimmers and for cleaning up their team areas.
POOL ACCESS: Only properly registered athletes, USA Swimming certified coaches, deck officials and other authorized volunteers (timers, equipment operators, meet hospitality, etc) are permitted on the pool deck. Coaches & deck officials are required to display their currently valid 2003 USA Swimming registration card.
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. Deck entries will be accepted for a fee of $10.00 per entry. No extra heats will be created to accommodate deck entries. Deck entries will close for the morning session at 7:15 AM and for the afternoon session at 1:25 PM.
AWARDS: Ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 8th place.
ENTRIES: Short course entry times will be considered conforming times for this meet. Long course entry times must be designated with a capital letter "L". These non-conforming times will be seeded after short course times.

Athletes 12&Under may only enter Senior events if they have at least one AAA time for their age group. Coaches entering these athletes in Senior events must include proof of the AAA Time with their entry. All athletes may enter open events.

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 house 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 EARLY BIRD LONG COURSE - ****" 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

Optional: Before preparing your entries, events for this meet can be downloaded and then imported into team manager. (download "52mm050303.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"

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, April 22, 2003

to avoid being displaced by clubs outside the LSC.

Important: The above date is the deadline for clubs to submit their entries to the Meet Director. Therefore, clubs usually set an earlier deadline to receive entries from their swimmers. Check with your club for this information.

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 #: 240-417-5569

Check-in times for events have now been announced.


SATURDAY PROGRAM - MAY 3, 2003
WARM-UP: 7:00 - 7:50 AM      EVENTS: 8:00 AM

GIRLS EVENT # 9 - 12 EVENTS BOYS EVENT #
1 10 & under 200 Meter IM 2
3 11 - 12 200 Meter IM 4
5 10 & under 50 Meter Backstroke 6
7 11 - 12 50 Meter Backstroke 8
9 10 & under 100 Meter Butterfly 10
11 11 - 12 100 Meter Butterfly 12
13 10 & under 50 Meter Breaststroke 14
15 11 - 12 50 Meter Breaststroke 16
17 10 & under 100 Meter Freestyle 18
19 11 - 12 100 Meter Freestyle 20


SUNDAY PROGRAM - MAY 4, 2003
WARM-UP: 7:00 - 7:50 AM      EVENTS: 8:00 AM

GIRLS EVENT # 9 - 12 EVENTS BOYS EVENT #
45 10 & under 200 Meter Freestyle 46
47 11 - 12 200 Meter Freestyle 48
49 10 & under 50 Meter Butterfly 50
51 11 - 12 50 Meter Butterfly 52
53 10 & under 100 Meter Breaststroke 54
55 11 - 12 100 Meter Breaststroke 56
57 10 & under 100 Meter Backstroke 58
59 11 - 12 100 Meter Backstroke 60
61 10 & under 50 Meter Freestyle 62
63 11 - 12 50 Meter Freestyle 64


Check-in times for events have now been announced.



SATURDAY PROGRAM - MAY 3, 2003
WARM-UP: 12:30 - 1:30 PM      EVENTS: 1:40 PM

GIRLS EVENT # 13 & Over EVENTS BOYS EVENT #
21 13-14 200 Meter IM 22
23 Senior 200 Meter IM 24
25 13-14 100 Meter Backstroke 26
27 Senior 100 Meter Backstroke 28
29 13-14 200 Meter Butterfly 30
31 Open 200 Meter Butterfly 32
33 13-14 100 Meter Breaststroke 34
35 Senior 100 Meter Breaststroke 36
37 13-14 100 Meter Freestyle 38
39 Senior 100 Meter Freestyle 40
41 13-14 400 Meter Freestyle 42
43 Open 400 Meter Freestyle 44


SUNDAY PROGRAM - MAY 4, 2003
WARM-UP: 12:30 - 1:30 PM      EVENTS: 1:40 PM

GIRLS EVENT # 13 & Over EVENTS BOYS EVENT #
65 13-14 200 Meter Freestyle 66
67 Senior 200 Meter Freestyle 68
69 13-14 100 Meter Butterfly 70
71 Senior 100 Meter Butterfly 72
73 13-14 200 Meter Breaststroke 74
75 Open 200 Meter Breaststroke 76
77 13-14 200 Meter Backstroke 78
79 Open 200 Meter Backstroke 80
81 13-14 50 Meter Freestyle 82
83 Senior 50 Meter Freestyle 84
85 13-14 400 Meter IM 86
87 Open 400 Meter IM 88


Check-in times for events have now been announced.