SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
12 - 15 MARCH 1998
HOSTED BY SOLOTAR SWIM TEAM

SANCTIONED BY UNITED STATES SWIMMING THROUGH POTOMAC VALLEY SWIMMING

Sanction #PV-22-98

MEET DIRECTOR: NANCY WININGS (703) 318-6764
MEET LOCATION: OAK MARR RECREATION CENTER
3134 JERMANTOWN ROAD
OAKTON, VA 22124
(703) 281-6501
WAKEFIELD PARK (THURSDAY ONLY)
8100 BRADDOCK ROAD
ANNANDALE, VA 22150
(703) 321-7080
SCHEDULE: WAKEFIELD PARK MELISSA BELOTE POOL
THURSDAY EVENTS WARM-UP: 4:00 4:50 PM EVENTS: 5:00 PM

OAK MARR RECREATION CENTER
PRELIMINARIES: WARM-UP: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM  EVENTS: 9:00 AM
FINALS: WARM-UP: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM EVENTS: 6:00 PM
ADMISSION:

THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE. PROGRAMS FOR EACH SESSION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $5.00. AND WILL INCLUDE A FINALS PROGRAM FOR EACH EVENING SESSION AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. PVS MEMBERS WHO PRESENT THEIR CURRENT FAMILY MEMBERSHIP CARD ARE ENTITLED TO PURCHASE ONE PROGRAM FOR $2.50.

WARM-UP:

THE PRESCRIBED POTOMAC VALLEY SWIMMING WARM-UP PROCEDURES AND SAFETY POLICIES WILL BE FOLLOWED. THE MEET MANAGER 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. OFFICIALS 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.

ELIGIBILITY: OPEN TO POTOMAC VALLEY REGISTERED ATHLETES AND INVITED UNITED STATES SWIMMING ATHLETES. CONTESTANTS MUST HAVE EQUALED OR BETTERED THE APPLICABLE CUT-OFF TIMES LISTED. ENTRY TIMES AND USS MEMBERSHIPS ARE SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION.
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.
RULES:

CURRENT UNITED STATES SWIMMING RULES SHALL GOVERN THE MEET. ALL EVENTS ARE TRIALS AND FINALS, EXCEPT FOR RELAYS AND THE 1000 AND 1650 FREESTYLE, WHICH ARE TIMED FINALS.

POSITIVE CHECK-IN IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS 400 YARDS AND OVER. 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.

HEATS OF DISTANCE EVENTS (1000 AND 1650 ) WILL BE SWUM FAST TO SLOW, ALTERNATING WOMEN AND MEN. THE FASTEST SEEDED HEAT OF THE WOMEN'S 1000 AND MEN'S 1650 WILL BE THE FIRST EVENT OF THE SUNDAY FINALS SESSION.

CHECK-IN DEADLINES
EVENT DAY DEADLINE
#1 W 1650 FREE THURSDAY 45 MIN BEFORE START
#2 M1000 FREE THURSDAY 45 MIN BEFORE START
#9,10 400 IM FRIDAY 9:45 AM
#11,12 800 FREE RELAY FRIDAY 9:45 AM
#19,20 500 FREE SATURDAY 9:00 AM
#21,22 200 FREE RELAY SATURDAY 9:00 AM
#23,24 400 MEDLEY RELAY SATURDAY 6:00 PM
#35 W 1000 FREE SATURDAY 6:00 PM
#36 M 1650 FREE SATURDAY 6:00 PM
#33,34 200 MEDLEY RELAY SUNDAY 9:00 AM
#37,38 400 FREE RELAY SUNDAY 6:00 PM
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS: A CONTESTANT MAY ENTER A MAXIMUM OF SIX (6) INDIVIDUAL EVENTS, BUT NO MORE THAN THREE (3) INDIVIDUAL EVENTS PER DAY.
RELAY EVENTS: THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF RELAY TEAMS A CLUB MAY ENTER; HOWEVER, ALL ENTRIES MUST MEET THE LISTED QUALIFYING TIME. ONLY TWO RELAY TEAMS FROM A CLUB CAN SCORE. THE 200 YARD RELAYS WILL NOT BE SCORED.
HEATS: THERE WILL BE THREE HEATS SWUM IN FINALS FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL EVENTS EXCEPT THE 1000 AND 1650 EVENTS, WHICH ARE TIMED FINALS AS STATED ABOVE. HEATS WILL BE SWUM FINALS, CONSOLATION AND BONUS.
WITHDRAWING FROM FINALS: IF AN ATHLETE FAILS TO PROPERLY SCRATCH FROM AN EVENT AND DOES NOT APPEAR FOR THE FINAL, THEY "SHALL BE BARRED FROM FURTHER COMPETITION FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MEET."
SCORING: EVENTS: 20 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
RELAYS: 40 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 18 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
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 $5.00 /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.

OFFICIALS: THIS MEET HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AND APPROVED FOR USS NATIONAL CERTIFICATION OF OFFICIALS. OFFICIALS ASSIGNED TO THIS MEET SIGN IN AT THE RECORDING TABLE AT THE START OF EACH WARM-UP SESSION. CERTIFIED OFFICIALS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED SHOULD VOLUNTEER THEIR SERVICES TO THE REFEREE. THOSE OFFICIALS WORKING A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) COMPLETE SESSIONS WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR NATIONAL CERTIFICATION. 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 FAMILIES AND FOR CLEANING UP THEIR TEAM AREAS.

*** PARENTS NOT WORKING THE MEET AS A DECK OFFICIAL, VOLUNTEER LANE TIMER, OR OTHER MEET POSITION ARE NOT PERMITTED ON DECK. ONLY ATHLETES, USS CERTIFIED COACHES, AND DECK OFFICIALS ARE PERMITTED ON THE POOL DECK.

COACHES AND DECK OFFICIALS ARE REQUIRED TO DISPLAY THEIR CURRENT USS CARD.

FEES: FEES FOR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS ARE $4.00; RELAY EVENTS ARE $8.00. EACH CLUB IS REQUESTED TO REMIT ONE CHECK TO COVER THE ENTRY FEES FOR THE ENTIRE TEAM. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH. MEET DIRECTORS HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED NOT TO ACCEPT TELEPHONE ENTRIES.
ENTRIES:

COMPUTER DISK ENTRIES (HY-TEK) REQUIRE A MEET ENTRY REPORT BY SWIMMER AND A MEET ENTRY REPORT BY EVENT FROM TEAM MANAGER. ENTRIES MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ON THE PVS MASTER ENTRY SHEET. ALSO SUBMIT A COMPLETED "ENTRY COVER SHEET". SIGNATURE AND PHONE NUMBER OF A CLUB OFFICIAL MUST BE INCLUDED WITH ENTRY FOR VALIDATION OF ENTRIES.

ALL RELAYS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON PVS MASTER ENTRY SHEET.

ALSO SUBMIT A PVS ENTRY CARD FOR EACH RELAY TEAM AND FOR EACH 1000 AND 1650 ENTRY. ALL 1000 AND 1650 ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE VERIFICATION (DATE & MEET) OF TIME ON ENTRY CARD. ENTRIES WITHOUT VERIFICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

NO LATE ENTRIES ARE PERMITTED FOR THIS MEET.

ENTRY TIMES: LONG COURSE ENTRY TIMES MUST BE DESIGNATED WITH A CAPITAL LETTER "L". THESE NON-CONFORMING TIMES WILL BE SEEDED AFTER SHORT COURSE ENTRY TIMES. ENTRIES NOT SUBMITTED ON THE REQUIRED FORMS, ARE NOT COMPLETE OR ARE NOT LEGIBLE, 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.
DEADLINE: THE MEET DIRECTOR MUST RECEIVE ALL ENTRIES FOR THIS MEET NO LATER THAN:
5:00 P.M., TUESDAY, 03 MARCH 1998.
CHECKS: MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: POTOMAC VALLEY SWIMMING
SEND ENTRIES TO: NANCY WININGS
1604 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD
RESTON, VA 22094
(703) 318-6764


SCHEDULE

WAKEFIELD PARK (THURSDAY ONLY) WARM-UP: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM EVENTS: 5:00 PM
OAK MARR PRELIMINARIES: WARM-UP: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM EVENTS: 9:00 AM
FINALS: WARM-UP: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM EVENTS: 6:00 PM

ORDER OF EVENTS

WAKEFIELD PARK THURSDAY: 12 MARCH 1998

WOMEN
EVENT #
QUALIFYING TIME   QUALIFYING TIME MEN
EVENT #
SCY LCM EVENT SCY LCM
1 $ 18:55.99 19:39.29 1650 YD FREESTYLE 
  1000 YD FREESTYLE 10:12.99 9:17.49 $ 2
$ TIMED FINALS. SEE MEET ANNOUNCEMENT.


OAK MARR FRIDAY: 13 MARCH 1998

WOMEN
EVENT #
QUALIFYING TIME   QUALIFYING TIME MEN
EVENT #
SCY LCM EVENT SCY LCM
3 2:00.99 2:17.99 200 YD FREESTYLE 1:49.99 2:05.99 4
5 1:12.99 1:24.19 100 YD BREASTSTROKE 1:04.79 1:15.59 6
7 1:03.29 1:12.99 100 YD BUTTERFLY 56.991:06.19 8
9 4:49.99 5:32.09 400 YD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 4:26.09 5:04.19 10
11 & 8:28.19 9:39.89 800 YD FREESTYLE RELAY 7:41.89 8:49.19 & 12
& EVENTS ARE TIMED FINALS. HEATS WILL BE SWUM FASTEST TO SLOWEST ALTERNATING WOMEN AND MEN IN THE PRELIMINARY SESSION. FASTEST HEAT, TIMES SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION, WILL BE SWUM AS THE LAST EVENT IN THE FINALS SESSION.


OAK MARR SATURDAY: 14 MARCH 1998

WOMEN
EVENT #
QUALIFYING TIME   QUALIFYING TIME MEN
EVENT #
SCY LCM EVENT SCY LCM
13 2:36.99 3:00.99 200 YD BREASTSTROKE 2:22.79 2:45.99 14
15 25.69 29.69 50 YD FREESTYLE 23.29 26.99 16
17 1:03.99 1:13.79 100 YD BACKSTROKE 58.59 1:07.29 18
19 5:23.99 4:50.99 500 YD FREESTYLE 4:58.99 4:30.99 20
21 @ 1:47.89 2:04.89 200 YD FREESTYLE RELAY 1:37.89 1:53.19@ 22
23 % 5:09.89 4:28.89 400 YD MEDLEY RELAY 4:02.89 4:26.89 % 24
@ EVENTS ARE TIMED FINALS AND WILL BE SWUM ONLY DURING PRELIMINARIES.
% EVENTS ARE TIMES FINALS AND WILL BE SWUM FASTEST TO SLOWEST DURING FINALS.


OAK MARR SUNDAY: 15 MARCH 1998

WOMEN
EVENT #
QUALIFYING TIME   QUALIFYING TIME MEN
EVENT #
SCY LCM EVENT SCY LCM
25 2:16.99 2:35.99200 YD BACKSTROKE 2:06.79 2:25.49 26
27 55.99 1:03.99 100 YD FREESTYLE 50.19 57.99 28
29 2:20.99 2:39.09 200 YD BUTTERFLY 2:09.79 2:26.29 30
31 2:16.29 2:36.59 200 YD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 2:04.49 2:23.49 32
33 @ 2:14.19 2:34.89 200 YD MEDLEY RELAY 2:01.89 2:13.19 @ 34
35 $ 10:54.99 9:57.59 1000 YD FREESTYLE 
  1650 YD FREESTYLE 17:55.99 18:34.29 $ 36
37 % 3:55.19 4:28.89 400 YD FREESTYLE RELAY 3:30.89 4:03.89 % 38
@ EVENTS ARE TIMED FINALS AND WILL BE SWUM ONLY DURING PRELIMINARIES.
% EVENTS ARE TIMES FINALS AND WILL BE SWUM FASTEST TO SLOWEST DURING FINALS.
$ TIMED FINALS. SEE MEET ANNOUNCEMENT.