GA Short Course Senior Chamionships FOR NON-SWIMATLANTA SWIMMERS


GA Tech campus recreational center
750 Ferst Dr NW
30318 Atlanta, GA
DECEMBER 11-13, 2009
SANCTION BY:                     Georgia Swimming, Inc., Sanction #GA09-114
                                                Time Trials Sanction #GA09-115TT
HOST CLUB:                         Swim Atlanta – Chris Davis
                                                    Lanier Aquatics
MEET MANAGER:                 Megan Fifield –
MEET REFEREES:                 Edward Saltzman          
Bruce Adams
FACILITY:                            Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. The pool is located on the GA Tech campus on Ferst Drive. This facility seats 1,900 and contains both a competition pool and diving well. The competition pool is 50 meter by 10 lanes, with two movable bulkheads so that courses can be set up for 25 yards or 25 meters. This facility is USA-certified and certification is on file with USA Swimming.
ELIGIBILITY:                       Open to all swimmers registered with Georgia Swimming who have achieved the required time standard for each event entered since December 11th, 2008. Swimmers who have achieved the 1000 Free qualifying standard may enter the 1650 Free.
RULES:                                  Current USA Swimming rules will govern the conduct of
this meet, unless otherwise noted herein. Swimmers are responsible for swimming in the correct heat and correct lane. 
FORMAT:                              All individual events will be conducted on a Preliminary
and Final basis with the exception of the 1650 Freestyle, which will be conducted as timed final events. All relay events will be Timed Finals. 
1650 free entrantswill have an AM/PM option to be declared with the Clerk of Course at time of check-in. The fastest women’s and men’s heat of those swimmers checked in as “PM” will be swum in the Sunday Finals session in numerical order. The remaining 1650 free heats will be conducted in the Sunday Prelims and will beswum fastest to slowest alternating women then men and will be the last event in Sunday’s Prelims.
                                                Championship, Consolation and two Bonus Heats (four heats in
                                                    all) will be swum in all prelim/final events except for the 400 IM and 500  
                                                    Free where only a Championship and Consolation final heat will be
                                                    conducted. Ten lanes will be used for all final heats.
                                                    The Championship Heat for each event will precede the
                                                     Consolation Heat which will precede the Bonus Heats during the  
                                                     Finals order of events.
                                                     Note: Those swimmers named as First and Second Alternate in each
                                                     prelim/final event must stand by the Starter at the beginning of the event
                                                     for which they are named as Alternate if they wish to swim if called.
FORMAT (Cont.):                   Relays: All 200 Free Relays and 200 Medley Relays will be swum in the Prelims on Friday (entry limit – two entries per team). All 800 Free Relays will be swum at the end of Finals on Friday and each team will be limited to one entry each for women and men.
                                                   The fastest two heats of Women and Men of the 400 Medley Relay (entry limit – two per team) will be swum in the Finals on Saturday after the 500 Free with all other heats being swum before the 500 Free during the Saturday Prelims.
                                                    All heats of the 400 Free Relay (entry limit – two per team) will be swum during the Prelims on Sunday.
                                                    In order to maintain a reasonable timeline and to regulate the continuity of the meet the Meet Manager, in consultation with the Meet Management Committee (Meet Manager, Senior Committee Chairs, Meet Referees), reserves the right to make the final decisions on the following: Dive over starts; rest breaks; use of two pools for all or part of the prelims; scheduling of time trial swims; other issues that affect the management, versus the conduct, of the meet.
SEEDING:                              All events will be pre-seeded with the exception of the 500 Free, 400 IM, 1650 Free, and all relays. These events will require a positive check-in.
SCHEDULE:              Friday, Dec. 11th, Preliminaries:
                                                    Warm-up:          7:00 AM
                                                     Start:                 8:30 AM
                                        Saturday & Sunday, Dec 12th-13th,  Preliminaries:
                                                Warm-up:        8:00 AM
                                                Start:                9:30 AM
                                       Friday, Saturday & Sunday  Finals:
                                                Warm-up:        4:30 PM
                                                Start:               5:30 PM
CHECK-IN:                                         In order to be seeded into the deck-seeded events, swimmers and                                                       relay teams must check in with the Clerk of Course. Clerk of                                                                        Course will close at the following times:
  Friday – 7:45 AM for the 200 Free Relays
                8:00 AM for the 400 IM, 200 Med. Relays and late entries
                10:00 AM for time trials held after prelims. See meet 
                    referee with requests for time trials after finals.               
                             5:30 PM for the 800 Free Relays
 Saturday – 9:00 AM for the 500 Free, 400 Medley Relays and
                                                                  late entries.
                  10:30 AM for time trials held after prelims. See meet
                          referee with requests for time trials after finals.
                                 12:30 PM for the 1650 Free
 Sunday - 9:00 AM for the 400 Free Relays and late entries.
                            10:30 AM for time trials held after prelims. See meet referee
                                      with requests for time trials after finals.                                    
ENTRY LIMIT:                     Swimmers will be limited to competing in three (3) individual events per day plus relays. Time trial events are included in the three individual event per day limit. Each team will be limited to two (2) relay team entries per event, except for the 800 Free Relays which will be limited to one entry per team per event. 
ENTRIES:                              Please submit entries using Hy-Tek team manager. Entries must include the USA Swimming Club Code and each swimmer’s USA Swimming number, first and last name, age, and seeding time for each event entered. Swimmers entered in the meet that are only competing as members of a relay, must be entered with all other participants for the purpose of verifying USA Swimming registration. A printed copy of your entries must be sent, along with fees, to:
                                                    Megan Fifield – Meet Manager
                                                    Senior State Championships
                                                    5059 Post Road
                                                    Cumming, GA 30040
                                                    Entry Deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 2nd.
                                                   Please sign signature waiver for all overnight deliveries. 
                                                    Email Team Manager entry files to:
                                                    Jim Young at
PROOF OF TIMES:              Swimmers who enter this state championship meet must have achieved a time equal to or faster than the qualifying time for each event entered since December 11th, 2008. Final results will be reviewed by the Senior Chairman to determine swimmers' eligibility at this meet. If a swimmer fails to achieve the qualifying standard at the meet and cannot prove that he/she achieved the qualifying standard prior to the entry deadline for the meet, then Georgia Swimming, Inc. will invoke a fine of $50.00 against the team of said swimmer, or against the swimmer if unattached, for each non-qualifying swim. Failure to pay in the manner prescribed by Georgia Swimming, Inc. will result in the barring of said team or swimmer from participating in the next state championship meet.
ENTRY FEES:                                    Individual event: four dollars ($4.00) each
                                                            $15 per swimmer facility surcharge
                                                            All Relays: six dollars ($6.00) each
                                                            Time trials: six dollars ($6.00) each
                   Make checks payable to: Amateur Swimming Foundation, Inc.
           Entries will not be accepted unless accompanied by fees.
ENTRY DEADLINE:                         All entries (including fees, hard copy, TM file and liability waver) must    
                                                    be  received on or before Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. We cannot accept    
                                                    fax entries or phone entries. 
LATE ENTRIES:                   On site late entries will be permitted only if open lanes are available and will be seeded with NT. No additional heats will be created in pre-seeded events. Late entry fees will be doubled for individual ($8.00) and relay events ($12.00.) Coaches’ late entering swimmers on site must have proof ofUSA registration for each late enteringswimmer, or, complete a USA registration form and pay the $61 USA registration fee plus a $25 Georgia Swimming, Inc., late registration fee before late entries will be accepted. These fees will be refunded upon verification of registration. Late entries will be accepted up until 30 minutes prior to the start of the affected session.
AWARDS:                              For this meet, teams will be assigned to one of three divisions based 
                                                    upon the number of registered swimmers on each team as of January 1,
                                                    2009. The division will be:
                                                    Division I – 201+ Swimmers
                                                    Division II – 81 – 200 Swimmers
                                                    Division III – 1 – 80 Swimmers                                                      
                                                    The three highest scoring combined teams in each division will receive
                                                   awards. These awards will be announced following the conclusion of the
                                                    last finals session of the meet.
There will be no awards for individual or relay events.                                              
OUTSTANDING                    A special award will be presented to the "Outstanding                    SWIMMER AWARD                        Female Swimmer" and "Outstanding Male Swimmer".                                                                                      These awards will be presented to the swimmer who scores                                                                  the most individual points.
SCORING:                             Scoring will be firstthrough 20th places. Hytek Software will score the meet. No points will be awarded to swimmers not achieving the State Qualifying time in either the prelims or finals.
                                                Individual Events:       24-21-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13
                                                Relay Events:               48-42-40-38-36-34-32-30-28-26
COACHES:                            Coaches must wear their coaches' registration card at all times on the deck.
MEETING:                             12/11/09, 7:00 AM Friday, others as needed.
OFFICIALS:                          Swim Atlanta welcomes visiting officials and would appreciate help in officiating this meet. Any certified official or apprentice registered with USAS is encouraged to contact the Meet Referee prior to the meet or contact the Meet Referee 90 minutes prior to the session you wish to work. As a reminder, starter apprenticeships are not allowed at the State Championship Meet. Referee apprentices may work at that position at the meet referee’s discretion. All officials must wear current USA Swimming registration card while on deck and present current Georgia Officials certification card at check-in. Officials without proper credentials will not be allowed on deck. If you wish to work in a specific position, or have additional questions for the officials, please contact theMeet Referee prior to the meet.
                                                                Uniform for preliminary event sessions is white collared shirt, navy blue slacks or shorts (or skirts for women), and white tennis/deck shoes. Assigned officials shall wear navy blue collared shirts and long white pants (or skirts for women) at finals and as directed by the meet referee. All others shall wear the prelim session uniform except that long pants (or Skirts for women) shall be worn.
                                                                Classroom training for those people taking the home study CD course will be provided for. Please check with the meet referee for details. Note: this will be an N2/N3 qualifying meet.
                                                The Referees for this meet are:
                                                Edward Saltzman -
 SCRATCH RULE:               The Georgia Scratch Rule (adopted 1996, amended.09/23/06) will be in effect. Copy enclosed. Note: “D” final heats will be subject to the scratch rule and penalties.
WARM-UP:                            The Georgia Swimming, Inc., approved warm-up guidelines will be followed for this meet. Warm-up guidelines will be posted at the pool and each team will be required to furnish one USA Swimming certified Coach to monitor their warm-up period.
LIABILITY RELEASE:         USA Swimming, Inc., Georgia Swimming, Inc., GA Tech, Swim Atlanta and Lanier Aquatics shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injury to anyone during the conduct of the meet. THE ATTACHED LIABILITY FORM MUST ACCOMPANY EACH TEAM’S ENTRY
SAFETY MARSHALL:          The Safety Marshall for this meet will be: Chris Davis and/or his
                                                     certified designee.
CONCESSIONS:                    Basic concessions will be provided during the meet.
TIME TRIALS:                      Time Trials will be offered to those swimmers making an attempt to achieve sectional or above qualifying times. Swimmers must be entered in the meet in at least one individual event. Swimmers will be limited to no more than three time trials for the meet, and each time trial will count against the three individual event limit per day for the day it is swum. Time trial events may be combined.
                                                                Swimmers intending to time trial after prelims must register with the Clerk of Course no later than 10:30 AM each day. Swimmers wishing to time trial after any finals session should see the referee before the end of the affected finals session. All fees must be paid when the intention is filed. Cost is six dollars ($6.00).
                                                                Time Trials will be scheduled and conducted following the prelims each day and /or other convenient times as determined by the meet committee and shall be swum in the order listed under the meet program as follows:
                                                 Friday                                     Saturday                      Sunday
                                                  Friday events                         Saturday events           Sunday events               
                                                     Saturday events             Sunday events                Friday events
                                                     Sunday events               Friday events                  Saturday events
MEET INFORMATION:       For more information, to review psyche sheets, check results
                                                     Visit: or .
                                                     Meet Administrator: Jim Young
                                                                                P.O. Box 1513
                                                                                Gainesville, GA 30503

GIRLS                                                                                      BOYS
FRIDAY, December 11th Prelim warm-up @ 7:00 AM Start @ 8:30 AM
Finals warm-up @ 4:30 PM,  Start @ 5:30 PM
     1                                             Senior 200 Free Relay                                                        2
                                                    (All heats in Prelims)
     3                                         Senior 100 Breast                                                                  4
     5                                        Senior 200 Free                                                          6
     7                                         Senior 100 Fly                                                                                    8
     9                                         Senior 200 Medley Relay                                           10                                                         
                                                    (All heats in Prelims)
     11                                       Senior   400 IM                                                                           12
     13                                           Senior 800 Free Relay                                                        14
                                                    (All heats in finals) 
SATURDAY, December 12th Prelim warm-up @ 8:00 AM Start @ 9:30 AM
Finals warm-up @ 4:30 PM,  Start @ 5:30 PM
      15                                      Senior 200 Fly                                                            16
      17                                      Senior 50 Free                                                                        18   
      19                                      Senior 200 Breast                                                      20
      21                                      Senior 100 Back                                                         22
23                                       Senior   400 Medley Relay *                                                  24
(*Fastest two heats in Finals after 500 Free, all other heats in Prelims before the 500 Free.)
25                                      Senior 500 Free                                                          26       
SUNDAY, December 13th Prelim warm-up @ 8:00 AM Start @  9:30 AM
Finals warm-up @ 4:30 PM Start @ 5:30 PM
      27                                      Senior 200 Back                                                           28
29                        *Senior Women 1650 Free*   (AM/PM Option)                                                    
                                  Senior Men  100 Free                                                            30
31                                  Senior Women 100 Free
                                          *Senior Men 1650 Free* (AM/PM Option)                                    32  
        33                                              Senior  200 IM                                                                                     34
        35                                                 Senior 400 Free Relay                                                              36
                                                                (All heats of 400 Free Relay in prelims)
*1650 Free will be swum last during prelims and Fastest heats (of those swimmers checked in as “PM”) in numerical order during finals.
Check in for the 1650 Free will be Saturday at 12:30 PM. Swimmers must declare their AM/PM preference at that time.
DECEMBER 11-13, 2009
TEAM NAME __________________________________ TEAMCODE____________
HEAD COACH__________________________________________________________
TOTAL INDIVIDUAL EVENTS       ____________________X $ 4.00 =____________
TOTAL RELAY EVENTS          ________________________X$6.00 =_____________
NUMBER OF SWIMMERS       ________________________ X $15 = _____________   
TOTAL FEES SUBMITTED                                                                     ____________
                                           SENIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
                                           5059 Post Road
                                                Cumming, GA 30040
                                           EMAIL TEAM MANAGER FILES TO:
          I, the undersigned coach or team representative, verify that all of the swimmers and coaches listed on the enclosed entry are registered with USA Swimming.  
           I acknowledge that I am familiar with the safety rules of USA Swimming and Georgia Swimming regarding warm-up procedures and that I shall be responsible for the compliance of my swimmers with those rules during this meet. 
          Swim Atlanta., Georgia Swimming, Inc., Lanier Aquatics, Inc., and United State Swimming, Inc., its agents, employees, and coaches shall be free from any liability or claim for damages rising by reason of illness or injury to anyone during the conduct of this meet
Adopted by the HOD   September 23, 2006
The Scratch Rule used in all meets in Georgia where the meet format has preliminary heats, consolation finals, and finals is the same "Scratch Rule" as that found in the current USA Swimming Rules and Regulations. Certain LSC additions listed below apply to all timed final meets as well
“D. Scratching from finals:
      1. Any swimmer qualifying for a C, B, or A (bonus and consolation final or) final race in an individual event who fails to compete in said final shall be barred from further competition for the remainder of the meet, except as noted in paragraph E. A declared false start under or deliberate delay of meet under is not permitted and will be regarded as a failure to compete.
      2. In the event of withdrawal or barring of a swimmer from competition the Referee shall fill the C, B, or A (bonus and consolation final or) final, when possible, with the next qualified swimmer(s). First and second alternates shall be announced along with the final qualifiers. These alternates shall not be penalized if unavailable to compete in the finals.
      3. Where C and B (bonus and consolation) finals have not been swum and a barring or withdrawal is known to the Referee, the Referee shall re-seed the C, B, or A (bonus final, consolation final or) final, if necessary, to insert the alternate(s) in the appropriate lane(s), filling all lanes in the final.
      4. If the C or B (bonus and consolation) final has already been contested, the companion final shall be swum without reseeding for the empty lane(s).
E. Exceptions for failure to compete – No penalty shall apply for failure to withdraw or compete in an individual event if:
    1. The Referee is notified in the event of illness or injury and accepts the proof thereof.
    2. A swimmer qualifying for a C, B or A (bonus or consolation final or) final race based upon the results of the preliminaries notifies the Referee within thirty (30) minutes after announcement of the qualifiers for that race that they may not intend to compete and further declares their final intentions within thirty (30) minutes following their last individual preliminary event.
    3. It is determined by the Referee that failure to compete is caused by circumstances beyond the control of the swimmer.”
1.   Swimmers that qualify for any additional heats beyond the above mentioned “C, B and A” final races will also be  subject to the above rules concerning scratching from finals.
2. In deck seeded events, a swimmer who has checked in, been seeded and fails to            compete in said event, shall be barred from his or her next individual event, except as noted in section E above. This rule also applies in timed finals meets where the meet management has placed limits on the number of heats to be contested or the number of individual entries to be accepted for deck-seeded events. Unless so stated in the Meet Information
3. There is no scratch rule governing relays and there is no penalty regarding relay scratches.
4. Qualifiers for all finals heats and first and second alternates are those as identified on the original results of the preliminary heats
5. The meet official designated to receive initial intentions not to compete and final intentions shall be announced at the beginning of each session. It is suggested that this official be the Clerk of Course.
6. On the final day of LSC Championship competition, any swimmer who has checked in for finals and fails to show will be assessed a $50 fine. This fine must be paid before the next LSC Championship meet in which the swimmer intends to compete or the swimmer will be barred from competition.
7. “Positive check-in” , (for deck seeding),  designating a swimmer’s intent to swim a race, shall be denoted by the swimmer’s or coach’s initials next to the swimmer’s name on the official entry sheet posted at the Clerk of Course.
Adopted by the HOD   September 23, 2006
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