The Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club presents

The Eighth Annual

RMSC Kick-Off Invitational

October 17-19, 2008

Sanctioned by United States Swimming

Through Potomac Valley Swimming

Sanction # PVI-09-06

Meet Directors

Dave Kraft 301-774-9328

Christa Krukiel 301-468-4276


Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center

1201 Jackson Road

Silver Spring, MD 20904


Dates and Times

Friday, October 17, 2008

Warm-up: 4:30-5:10pm Events: 5:20pm

Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, 2008

Men 9-10 / Women 9-10 / 11-12: Warm-up 6:30-7:20 AM; Events 7:30 AM

Men 11-12 / 13-Over: Warm-up: 10:30-11:20 AM Events: 11:30 AM

Women 13-Over: Warm-up 4:00-4:50 PM; Events 5:00 PM

Session start times will likely be adjusted dependent on the number of entries.


Open to invited United States Swimming Athletes of the following clubs: RMSC, FAST, FISH, MACH, Swimmers shall compete at the age attained on the first day of the meet. It may be necessary to limit entries due to time constraints. Please get entries in early.

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.


Current United States Swimming rules shall govern the meet. All events are timed finals. A contestant may enter no more than three individual events per day, and no more then six individual events for the meet. Friday distance events will be swum fastest to slowest.

In addition, the 500 Free and 400 IM will be swum fastest to slowest.

Dive-over starts may be used at this meet at the discretion of the Meet Manager and/or Meet Referee. A determination whether to do so will be made shortly after entries for this meet have been processed.

Distance Events

The meet directors reserve the right to limit the number of entries in distance events, if necessary, based on fastest entry times. 13&Over Boys and Girls 1000 free may be limited to 6 heats each (fastest 48 swimmers after positive check-in). Any additional swimmers may be removed from the event.

13&Over Boys and Girls 500 free may be limited to 8 heats each (fastest 64 swimmers after positive check-in). Any additional swimmers may be removed from the event.

Coaches are asked to enter swimmers in these events with this in mind.


Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their swimmers, both at the meet and in the warm-up/warm-down area. Inappropriate behavior will be cause for suspension from the meet and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center.


Seed times are short course yards. Positive check-in will be required in events 200 yards and longer, and possibly for other events, depending on the number of entries received. Information regarding check-in times and procedures will be available the week prior to the meet in the form of an email to each participating club.


The prescribed Potomac Valley warm-up procedures and safety policies will be followed. Continuous warm-up and warm-down will be available throughout the meet.


Clubs will be responsible to provide their fair share of timers, and will be assigned lanes by the meet manager.

Officials Contact

Certified officials who wish to work at the meet should contact Donna Considine, at , or 410-531-5521 .


There is no admission charge. Heat sheets will be available for $1.00.


Fees for individual events: $4.00


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 the club until the said fine is paid.

Entry Procedures

Computer disk entries require a meet entry report by SWIMMER and a report by EVENT from Team Manager. Also submit a completed “ Entry Cover Sheet .” Send completed entries, including the name and phone number of a club representative, to

Christa Krukiel Montgomery Aquatic Center 5900 Executive Boulevard Rockville, MD 20852-2756 301-468-4276

Email procedures (E-mail entries preferred):

In subject heading, write “RMSC Kick-Off Entry ****” (with club initials in place of ****).

Include the entry file from Team Manager, as well as a report by SWIMMER and a report by EVENT.

Include total number of swimmers and total number of events, along with contact information (name, phone, email) of a club representative.

Email the entry to

Send check, including an “Entry Cover Sheet” to Christa Krukiel, at the address below:

Christa Krukiel Montgomery Aquatic Center 5900 Executive Boulevard Rockville, MD 20852-2756

Make Checks payable to: “MCRD” (Montgomery County Recreation Department).

Each club is requested to remit one check to cover the entry fees for the entire team. Please do not send cash. Entry Fees are due with entries.


Entries are due by 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 7. Late entries and deck entries WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, as this meet will fill to capacity.

Session 1

Friday Program- 17 October 2008

Warm-up: 4:30pm-5:10 pm Events: 5:20pm

Girls Event

Event Description

Boys Event


12 & Under 500 Free



13 & Over 1000 Free


% positive check-in will close by 5:00 PM

Session 2

Saturday Morning Program – 18 October 2008

Warm-up: 6:30-7:20 AM Events: 7:30 AM

Event Description


Girls 11-12 200 Breaststroke

5 %

Girls 9-10 50 Backstroke

6 %

Boys 9-10 50 Backstroke

7 %

Girls 11-12 50 Backstroke

8 %

Girls 9-10 200 IM

9 %

Boys 9-10 200 IM

10 %

Girls 11-12 200 IM

11 %

Girls 9-10 100 Butterfly

12 %

Boys 9-10 100 Butterfly

13 %

Girls 11-12 100 Butterfly

14 %

Girls 9-10 50 Breaststroke

15 #

Boys 9-10 50 Breaststroke

16 #

Girls 11-12 50 Breaststroke

17 #

Girls 9-10 100 Freestyle

18 #

Boys 9-10 100 Freestyle

19 #

Girls 11-12 100 Freestyle

20 #

5 Minute Break

Girls 11-12 200 Backstroke

21 #

% positive check-in will close by 7:00 AM

# positive check-in will close by 8:00 AM

Session 3

Saturday Afternoon Program – 18 October 2008

Warm-up: 10:30-11:20 am Events: 11:30 AM

Event Description


Boys 11-12 200 Breaststroke

22 %

Boys 13 & Over 100 Backstroke

23 %

Boys 11-12 50 Backstroke

24 %

Boys 13 & Over 200 IM

25 %

Boys 11-12 200 IM

26 %

Boys 13 & Over 200 Butterfly

27 %

Boys 11-12 100 Butterfly

28 %

Boys 13 & Over 100 Breaststroke

29 #