Speedo Eastern States Senior Circuit Meet
Sponsored by Maryland Suburban Swim Club (MSSC)

Sanctioned by USA Swimming
through Potomac Valley Swimming

October 23-24, 2004
Sanction #PVI-05-05

MEET DIRECTOR: Christopher T. Huott    240-417-5569
MEET LOCATION: Prince Georges Sports and Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Road
Landover, MD 20785
DIRECTIONS: From Capitol Beltway, exit 202 West. Turn left at first light, Brightseat Road. Take first right on Sheriff Road. Complex is on the left.
FACILITY: 50 meter x 25 yard indoor pool. Eight (8) 25 yard lanes will be used for competition. Eight lanes will be available for continuous warm-up/warm-down. Daktronics Timing System with 10 lane scoreboard and Kiefer Wave Eater racing lane lines. The meet director reserves the right to use nine (9) or ten (10) lanes for competition during any session or individual event.
Day Warm-up Times Start Time
Saturday Session 1 6:45 - 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
Session 2 3:30 - 5:00 PM 5:15 PM
Sunday Session 3 6:30 - 7:30 AM 7:30 AM
Session 4 9:45 - 11:00 AM 11:15 AM
WARM-UPS: During Saturday morning warm-up, the first hour and 40 minutes will be general warm-up. The last 20 minutes will be specific warm up with lanes assigned for pace, sprint and general warm-up. During Saturday evening warm-up, 1 hour and 10 minutes will be general warm-up and 20 minutes assigned as specific warm-up. During Sunday (session 4) warm-up, the first 45 minutes will be general warm up. The last 30 minutes will be specific warm up with lanes available for pace and sprint. Two 8 lane courses will be used for the 1650. Swimmers are responsible for providing timer and counter. 1650 Free (Events 25 - 26) will be swum slowest to fastest.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all swimmers registered with USA Swimming Inc. who are part of the circuit. There are no qualifying times but all teams agree to bring swimmers who are training at a senior level and are preparing for successful qualification or participation in Sectionals and/or Nationals. Please see published Circuit Guidelines for more information. Age on October 23. 2004 will determine age for the entire meet. To be eligible to enter this meet, a swimmer must be registered with USA Swimming, Inc. no later than the entry deadline shown below. No on-deck registration will be permitted.
Inclusion Policy for Swimmers with a Disability: PVS and host clubs along with their Meet Directors are committed to the Inclusion Policy as adopted by the BOD. Athletes with a disability are welcomed and are asked to provide advance notice of desired accommodations to the Meet Director. The athlete (or the athlete’s coach) is also responsible for notifying the session referee of any disability prior to the competition.
Virginia LSC Maryland LSCPotomac Valley LSC
Coast Guard Blue Dolphins (CGBD) Columbia Aquatic Assoc. (CAA) Arlington Aquatic Club (AAC)
Hargrave Military Academy (HA) Monocacy Aquatic Club (MAC) Fort Belvior Swim Team (FBST)
Poseidon Swimming (PDSN) AquaHoya Swimming (HOYA)
Quantico Devil Dolphins (QDD) Maryland Suburban Swim Club (MSSC)
South Eastern Va. Aquatic (SEVA) Occoquan Swimming (OCCS)
Tide Swim Team (TIDE)
MEET FORMAT: All events will be Timed Finals.

Deadline for receipt of entries is Tuesday, October 19, 2004

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.

Meet Directors are requested to acknowledge receipt by return e-mail within 24 hours. Clubs submitting entries that do NOT receive an acknowledgement should contact the Meet Director immediately by other than e-mail to confirm receipt.

Entries must be submitted in short course yard times on 3.5" computer disks using Commlink II on HYTEK Meet Manager computer software. Entries sent by e-mail are preferred. If entries mailed, the following must be included. 1) a computer disk with a team manager file containing your teams entries, 2) a printout showing what is on the disk, 3) a completed summary sheet, 4) a check payable to MSSC to for the full amount of the entry fees due. If entries are e-mailed, the following must be mailed (postmarked) by Tuesday, October 19, 2004. 1) a completed summary sheet 2) a check for the full amount of the entry fees due. Any team not sending entry summary sheet and payment by the date listed above, may not be allowed to compete.

Optional: Before preparing your entries, events for this meet can be downloaded and then imported into team manager. (download "05mm102304.zip", (now posted) 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"

Swimmers may enter (3) individual events per session but no more than (5) total for the day on Saturday. Swimmers may enter the 1650 Free plus 3 events on Sunday. Swimmers may participate in 2 relays per session. Relay teams must be designated A, B, C, etc. if a team enters more than one relay. All entry times must have been achieved in USS sanctioned or approved competition.
Send Entries To: MSSC
Christopher T. Huott
P.O. 570
Beltsville, MD 20704
E-Mail Entries To: entries@msscswimming.com
MEET DIRECTOR: The Meet Director reserves the right to limit entries in any event, if necessary, to prevent too lengthy a session, and to combine events in which there are insufficient entries.
FEES: Individual Events.......... $5.00
Relay Events................ $10.00

Make Checks payable to: MSSC
RULES: The 2004 USA Swimming Code and Rules will apply. Potomac Valley Safety and warm-up procedures will be in effect. In accordance with Potomac Valley Swimming Policy, only those coaches who, at all times, clearly display current, valid USA Swimming credentials will be permitted to act in a coaching capacity at this meet.
ENTRY TIMES:Coaches should not submit made up times.
AWARDS: None given at meet. Swimmers will be receiving a circuit participation award from Speedo at the January meet. Thank you to our Senior Circuit sponsors and please support Speedo with your business when ever possible.
SCORING: Scoring will be on a sixteen-place basis. Individual events will be awarded
20, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Relay events will receive double these point values.

All events at the distance of 200 and below will be preseeded. All relays, 400 IM's, 500 Free's, and 1650 Free's will be deck seeded and requires a positive check in. Upon receipt of entries the meet director may choose to swim the 1650 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 400 IM in two courses.

Positive check in for relay events are at the following times: 8:15 AM Saturday for the 200 and 800 Free Relays, 4:45 PM Saturday for the 400 Medley Relay, 10:45 AM for the 200 Medley and 400 Free Relays. Check in for following individual events are: 400 IM will be by 8:30 AM Saturday morning, 500 Free will be by 5:00 PM Saturday evening, 1650 Free will be by 7:30 AM Sunday morning.

OFFICIALS: Referee: Dave Macedonia
We ask for your teams help in supplying officials for the meet. Any one in the process of achieving certification through on-deck training is welcome. Contact Angela Kotonias, MSSC Officials Chairman. 301-890-7591 akotonias@yahoo.com Thank you for your help in advance.
TIMERS: Teams from Maryland and Potomac Valley WILL be assigned to provide timers for lanes. If needed, each team will be contacted as to their assigned lanes by October 21. All teams are responsible for providing timers for their swimmers competing in events 25 & 26 (1650 Free)
RESULTS: All results will be posted on the pool deck and in the hallway behind the upstairs bleacher seating. Results will also be posted on the PVS website http://www.pvswim.org/

Swimmer/Spectator Conduct: Each club is responsible for supervising the conduct of its swimmers/spectators. Any swimmer/spectator who violates Sports Complex rules, posted at the pool and in the meet program, will be disqualified from the meet and escorted from the facility. The Sports Complex prohibits food of any kind in the pool area. Consumption of food is allowed in the lobby area and the spectator balcony. Permissible beverages, sports drinks and water, must be in closed plastic containers.

Deck Access: Coaches, officials and volunteer staff only will be permitted on the deck during warm-ups and competition. Spectators must remain in the balcony seating area or in the lobby. THE ADVENTURE POOL WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE DURING THIS MEET EXCEPT FOR ACCESS TO AND FROM THE LOCKER ROOMS.

Meet Programs: Meet programs will be sold for $5.00
Snack Bar: The Sports Complex will operate a snack bar during the meet.
Link to Cover Sheet


WARM-UP: 6:45 - 8:30 AM EVENTS: 8:45 AM
1 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 2
3 200 Yard Butterfly 4
5 100 Yard Freestyle 6
7 400 Yard IM 8
9 100 Yard Backstroke 10
11 800 Yard Freestyle Relay 12
WARM-UP: 3:30 - 5:00 PM EVENTS: 5:15 PM
13 200 Yard IM 14
15 200 Yard Breaststroke 16
17 100 Yard Butterfly 18
19 200 Yard Freestyle 20
21 400 Yard Medley Relay 22
WARM-UP: 6:45 - 7:30 AM EVENTS: 7:30 AM
23 1650 Yard Freestyle 24
WARM-UP: 9:45 - 11:00 AM EVENTS: 11:15 AM
25 200 Yard Medley Relay 26
27 50 Yard Freestyle 28
29 200 Yard Backstroke 30
31 100 Yard Breaststroke 32
33 500 Yard Freestyle 34
35 400 Yard Freestyle Relay 36