PVS 2008 Long Course
Senior Championships
July 10-13, 2008

Sanctioned by USA Swimming
Through Potomac Valley Swimming

Sanction #PVS-08-59
(also sanctioned by
Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc. #108-111)

Hosted for Potomac Valley Swimming By:

Curl-Burke Swim Club

Meet Director: Brian Pawlowicz
Meet Location: University of Maryland Campus Recreation Center
University of Maryland College Park Campus
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 226-4400
Schedule: Session Thursday Friday,& Saturday,& Sunday  Sunday
Preliminaries Warm-up  7:00 am - 8:20 am  7:00 am - 8:20 am
Events 8:30 am8:30 am
Finals Warm-up 3:30 - 4:20 pm 5:20 pm - 6:20 pm 5:20 pm - 6:20 pm
Event 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Important Notice: Warm-up and Session Start Times are subject to adjustment once entries for both PVS Senior Long Course and PVS Junior Championships have been received.
Eligibility: Open to Potomac Valley Swimming registered athletes and invited USA Swimming athletes. Clubs interested in participating should request an invitation from the PVS Senior Chairman, Riley Eaton at 301-367-2819 or jreaton@verizon.netContestants must have equaled or bettered the applicable cut-off times listed. Do not enter with a time achieved prior to July 1, 2006.

Entry times for individual and relay events shall have been achieved within two years prior to the meet entry deadline; however, the times need not be the best competitive times of the swimmers but can be any time they have swum equal to or under the event qualifying time.  Swimmers entered in the 800/1000 and 1500/1650 freestyle do not need to enter with their best times, but may enter themselves at their fastest time or at the time standard.

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 and PVS Senior Chairman Riley Eaton at jreaton@verizon.net. The athlete (or the athlete’s coach) is also responsible for notifying the session referee of any disability prior to the competition.

Any club that enters an unregistered or improperly registered athlete, falsifies an entry in any way, or permits an unregistered coach, or a coach with expired or incomplete certifications 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.

All entry times and USA Swimming memberships are subject to verification. Any athlete not achieving a QT, may be asked to prove the entry time to the Meet Director prior to the start of the meet.

Entry fees are due with meet entry. Unpaid fees will be reported to the PVS Administrative Office at the conclusion of the meet.


Current USA Swimming rules shall govern the meet. A contestant may compete in a maximum of seven (7) individual events, and compete in no more than three (3) individual events per day. A club may enter up to three relay teams per relay event, but only two relay teams per club per relay event may score. The 200 M Freestyle and Medley Relays (events 21-22 and 33-34) will not be scored.

All events are trials and finals, except for relays and the 800 M and 1500 M Freestyle, which are timed finals.

No late entries are permitted for this meet.

No on-deck USA-S registrations will be permitted.

Withdrawing From Finals: PVS scratch rules apply for swimmers scratching finals. If a swimmer fails to properly scratch from a final event and does not appear for the final, he/she "will be barred from further competition for the remainder of the meet".
Positive Check In: Positive check-in is required for all individual events 400 Meters and over, and all Relays. These events will be seeded on the deck. Swimmers who do not check-in will be scratched from that event. Athletes who have checked in, have been seeded, and fail to swim the event will be barred from their next scheduled individual event.

If the size of the PVS Senior and/or Junior Championships warrant, positive check-in for individual events 200 Meters or shorter may be announced.

Order of Swims:

There will be three heats swum in finals for all individual events except the 800 and 1500 events, which are timed finals as stated above. Heats will be swum in the following order: "A", "B", and "C" (previously referred to as finals, consolation and bonus).

Short Course times will be seeded after long course entry times.

Heats of distance events (800 and 1500) will be swum fast to slow, alternating women and men. The fastest seeded heat of the women's 800 and men's 1500 will be the first event of the Sunday finals session.

Swimmers in these events are responsible for providing their own timer, except for those in the fastest heat being swum as part of Sunday finals.

Bonus Event: Any athlete, who is entered into at least one individual event, may also enter one bonus event. If entered in 2 or more individual events, they may enter 2 bonus events. Athletes entering bonus events may compete in no more than the maximum events per session or meet.
Time Trials: Time trials will be held following the completion of the finals session each evening. An athlete must compete in an individual event in the meet in order to participate in the time trials. Athletes are permitted one time trial per time trial session provided that this participation does not cause them to exceed the three events per day limitation. Time trial fee is $10.00 /attempt. The order of time trial events will be those events contested that day followed by those events remaining to be contested, followed by those events already contested.
Warm-up: The prescribed Potomac Valley Swimming warm-up procedures and safety policies will be followed. The Meet Director may determine the structure of the warm-up, including times and lane assignments. During the meet there will be continuous warm-up/warm-down lanes. Persons will be assigned to monitor these areas. If at any time conditions become unsafe, the area will be closed for the remainder of the session.
Scoring: Individual Events: 20,17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Relay Events: 40, 34, 32, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

Each participating club is requested to provide at least one table worker or official (referee, starter or stroke and turn judge) per session if entering 25 or more splashes.

Certified officials wishing to volunteer to work this meet should contact the Meet Referee, Jim Van Erden at 703-239-2963 or e-mail jim.vanerden@cox.net no later than Tuesday, July 1.  Officials who would like to be assigned to leadership positions (Deck Referee, Starter, or Chief Judge) should note that in their request.  We intend to apply to have this meet designated as a “qualifying meet” under the new national officials’ certification program. Any official interested in being evaluated should contact the meet referee for more information and an application to be evaluated. Details of the certification program can be found on the USA swimming website at http://www.usaswimming.org/USASWeb/DesktopDefault.aspx?Tabld=98&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

Assignments will be made by the PVS Officials Committee and posted to the PVS website when made. Certified officials who have not previously volunteered should contact the referee upon arrival to make their services available. A comprehensive officials' briefing will precede each session during warm-up.

Timers: Participating clubs are required to provide timers in proportion to their entries. The meet director will determine the number of timers per club and lane assignments. The host club(s) are required to provide one timer per lane.
Supervision: Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their swimmers and for cleaning up their team areas.
Credentials: Parents not working the meet as a deck official, volunteer lane timer, or other meet position are not permitted on deck. Only athletes, USA Swimming certified coaches, and deck officials are permitted on the pool deck. Coaches and deck officials are required to display their current USA Swimming card.
Admission/Programs: There is no admission charge.
Programs for all sessions will be available for $10.00. Programs will include coupons for finals programs for each evening session at no additional charge.
Fees: Fees for individual events are $5.00; relay events are $10.00.
Meet Entry Procedures:

General Instructions:

  • Entries should be submitted using Hy-Tek Team Manager via e-mail.  Events for this meet can be downloaded at 59mm071008.  Include in the e-mail subject heading "2008 PVS LC Senior Championships - ****" with the club's initials substituted in place of the asterisks.  Also include training site if your club submits multiple entries and number of timers being committed.
  • Two Team Manager meet entry reports (saved in Word) must also be sent:  (1) by swimmer and (2) Proof of Time.
  • In body of e-mail give total number of splashes (men, women, total entry) and contact information (name, phone, cell phone and e-mail address)
  • 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 by other than e-mail to confirm receipt.
  • Each club is requested to remit one check via USPS to cover the entry fees for the entire team. Please put the club name on the entry check (if not a club check) and note the number of entries. Please do not send cash. Meet directors have been instructed not to accept telephone or fax entries.
    • Entries not submitted on the required forms, not complete, not legible or not in the required electronic format, will not be accepted and will be returned. The Meet Director will not be held responsible if there is no time to properly resubmit the entry.
    • Individual or unattached entries will only be accepted by manual entry sent to the address listed below.
  • All Relay-only swimmers must be listed on the meet entry in order to participate in the meet.
  • Please designate Bonus events as such in Team Manager
Deadline: Meet Director must receive all entries for this meet no later than
5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2008.

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:
Potomac Valley Swimming
Send entries to: Brian Pawlowicz
813 Melody Court
Leesburg, VA  20175

Check-In Deadlines

Event # Event Deadline
1 W 1500 Freestyle Thursday 3:45 pm
2 M 800 Freestyle Thursday 3:45 pm
3, 4 200 FreeFriday 7:30 am
9, 10 400 Individual Medley Friday 8:00 am 
11, 12 800 Freestyle Relay Friday 9:30 am 
13, 14200 BreastSaturday 7:30 am
19, 20 400 Freestyle Saturday 8:00 am
21, 22 200 Freestyle Relay Saturday 9:00 am
23, 24 400 Medley Relay Saturday 6:30 pm
25, 26200 BackSunday, 7:30 am
29, 30, 31, 32200 Fly / 200 Individual MedleySunday, 8:00 am
35 W 800 Freestyle Saturday 6:30 pm
36 M 1500 Freestyle Saturday 6:30 pm
33, 34 200 Medley Relay Sunday 8:30 am 
37, 38 400 Freestyle Relay Sunday 6:30 pm

Thursday, July 10, 20087
Warm-up: 3:30 - 4:20 pm Events: 4:30 pm
Event #
Qualifying Time Event Qualifying Time Men's
Event #
1 & 18:30.99 18:59.99 1500 M Freestyle    
   800 M Freestyle 10:35.69 9:27.39 2 &
& Events are timed finals.
Heats will be swum fastest to slowest alternating women and men.

Friday, July 11, 2008
Preliminaries Warm-up: 7:00 - 8:20 am Events: 8:30 am
Finals Warm-up: 5:20 - 6:20 pm Events: 6:30 pm
Event #
Qualifying Time Event Qualifying Time Men's
Event #
3 2:01.79 2:17.89 200 M Freestyle 1:52.69 2:07.59 4
5 1:12.89 1:22.59 100 M Breaststroke 1:07.39 1:16.29 6
7 1:02.79 1:11.09 100 M Butterfly 56.49 1:03.99 8
9 4:51.99 5:30.59 400 M Individual Medley 4:33.19 5:09.29 10
10 Minute Break Prelims only
11 $ 8:26.49 9:33.49 800 M Freestyle Relay 7:49.39 8:51.49 12 $

Break will be 10 minutes and the competition pool will not be open for Warm-ups
$ Events are timed finals. Heats will be swum slowest to fastest alternating women and men in the preliminary sessions. Fastest heat will be swum as the last event in finals session.

Saturday, July 12, 2008
Preliminaries Warm-up: 7:00 - 8:20 am Events: 8:30 am
Finals Warm-up: 5:20 - 6:20 pm Events: 6:30 pm
Event #
Qualifying Time Event Qualifying Time Men's
Event #
13 2:36.69 2:57.39 200 M Breaststroke 2:27.39 2:46.89 14
15 26.39 29.89 50 M Freestyle 23.69 26.79 16
17 1:04.19 1:12.69 100 M Backstroke 59.19 1:06.99 18
19 5:23.39 4:48.59 400 M Freestyle 5:04.19 4:31.49 20
10 Minute Break - Prelims only
21 @ 1:47.89 2:04.89 200 M Freestyle Relay 1:37.89 1:53.19 22 @
23 % 4:27.09 5:02.39 400 M Medley Relay 4:04.49 4:36.79 24 %

Break will be 10 minutes and the competition pool will not be open for Warm-ups
@ Events are timed finals and will be swum only during preliminaries.
% Events are timed finals and will be swum slowest to fastest during finals.

Sunday, July 13, 2008
Preliminaries Warm-up: 7:00 - 8:20 am Events:  8:30 am
Finals Warm-up: 5:20 - 6:20 pm Events: 6:30 pm
Event #
Qualifying Time Event Qualifying Time Men's
Event #
25 2:17.49 2:35.69 200 M Backstroke 2:06.89 2:23.69 26
27 56.99 1:04.49 100 M Freestyle 51.89 58.79 28
29 2:17.19 2:35.29 200 M Butterfly 2:06.89 2:23.69 30
31 2:17.99 2:36.29 200 M Individual Medley 2:07.29 2:24.09 32
10 Minute Break - Prelims only
33 @ 2:14.19 2:34.89 200 M Medley Relay 2:01.89 2:13.99 34 @
35 & 11:09.99 9:57.99 800 M Freestyle    
    1500 M Freestyle 17:48.19 18:16.09 36 &
37 % 3:56.89 4:28.19 400 M Freestyle Relay 3:35.99 4:04.59 38 %

Break will be 10 minutes and the competition pool will not be open for Warm-ups
@ Events are timed finals and will be swum only during preliminaries.
& Events are timed finals. Heats will be swum fastest to slowest alternating women and men in the preliminary sessions. Fastest heat of each event will be swum as the first event in the finals session.
% Events are timed finals and will be swum slowest to fastest during finals.