Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone Eastern Sectional Senior Championships

Date & time: 
March 4, 2010 (All day) - March 7, 2010 (All day)
Tracy Caulkins Pool, Centennial Sportsplex
222 25th Avenue North
Nashville, TN, 37203
Results
Swim meet results file: 

Speedo Champions Series
Southern Zone Eastern Sectional
Senior Championships
March 4-7, 2010

SANCTION:    Held under the sanction of USA Swimming issued by Southeastern Swimming, Inc.

Sanction #:  10XCEL03-04    Time Trials Sanction #:  10XCEL03-04TT

HOST:            Excel Aquatics, Inc.
            www.excelaquatics.org

FACILITY:    Tracy Caulkins Pool, Centennial Sportsplex,
222 25th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

The competition pool is 50 meters with 8 nine-foot wide lanes.  Pool depth is a minimum of 7 feet.  There is a separate teaching pool, with 6 lanes, 25-yards in length, which can be used for continuous warm-up and warm-down.  The facility features a Colorado timing system and scoreboard.  There is ample bleacher seating for 1,500 competitors and spectators.

SCHEDULE:        Thursday, March 4:            Timed Finals        5:30 p.m.
            Friday - Sunday, March 5-7:        Preliminaries        9:30 a.m.
            Friday & Saturday, March 5-6:        Finals            6:00 p.m.
            Sunday, March 7:            Finals            5:30 p.m.

WARM-UP TIMES:    Wednesday, March 3            6:00-8:00 PM                            Thursday, March 4            7:00 - 11:00 AM & 3:30 - 5:20 PM
Friday & Saturday, March 5 & 6        6:30 -     9:20 AM & 3:30 - 5:50 PM
Sunday, March 7            6:30 -     9:20 AM & 3:00 - 5:20 PM

    During competition all other lanes will be open for continuous warm-up and warm-down.  There will be a 15-minute break prior to the relays.

RULES:    The current USA Swimming Rules will govern the conduct of the meet unless noted otherwise herein.  Athlete registration will be confirmed using the SWIMS registration database.  A swimmer not previously entered wishing to late enter the meet via deck entry must present proof of USA Swimming membership.

TIME            All swimmers must have met the Spring Sectional time standard in either short
STANDARDS:    course or long course in EACH event entered.  Swimmers entering with a short course qualifying time shall ENTER WITH AND BE SEEDED WITH the long course qualifying time standard.  Times for all events must have been achieved by the due date of the entry. Times are only good from the 2008 summer sectional meet and forward.  Any times achieved prior to that cannot count toward qualifying or for proofs. (See ‘Proof of Time’ below.)

    Swimmers from outside the LSC boundaries of the Eastern Section must have achieved the current USA Swimming U.S. Open time standard in each event entered.

PROOF OF TIME:    Swimmers or relays who do not equal or better the applicable Southern Zone
Eastern Sectional time standards in any event at the championship meet must be able to prove that they have previously achieved the qualifying time.  Swimmers unable to provide proof-of-time will be assessed a $25 fine for each event they cannot prove.  The deadline to prove times and seek US National Reimbursement funds is May 1st.  After May 1st, fines are doubled to $50 per occurrence regardless of provability.  The only acceptable proof-of-time will be official meet results or times form the SWIMS database, from a USA Swimming sanctioned or approved competition.  In the event a swimmer does not pay this fine, neither the swimmer nor the swimmer’s team will be eligible to enter future Southern Zone Eastern Section Championships until such time as the fine is paid.  Come prepared to pay outstanding fines before your team can participate in the meet.  Fines will be deposited with no further need of proofs from those previous meets.  All fines collected go to the Southern Zone Eastern Section Travel Fund. 

FORMAT:    All individual events except the 1000 and 1650 Free will are conducted on a Prelim and Finals basis.  Eight swimmers each will qualify for a Championship, Consolation and Bonus heat in each event in the finals.  The 1650 free is conducted as a timed final event on Sunday afternoon, except for the top 8 seeded men and women, who will swim during the finals session Sunday evening.  ALL Sunday evening finals will be conducted on a positive check-in basis.  Any swimmer making the Bonus, Consolation or Championship heat on Sunday, March 7, will have 30 minutes to positive check-in after the preliminary results are announced or the swimmer will be scratched from the Finals.  Relays on Friday will be swum in prelims except for the fastest two heats.  On Sunday, relays may opt to swim during the AM or PM session.    All morning relay heats will begin 10 minutes following the conclusion of the last individual event of the day

    All relays and individual events 400 yards or longer will be deck seeded.  Swimmers must check in for these events at the Clerk of Course by 8:45 AM on the day of the event.  Participants in the 1000 Free must check in by 4:45 PM on Thursday evening.  The 1000 Free will be swum with the fastest three heats of women slowest to fastest, then the fastest three heats of men slowest to fastest, then alternating women then men fastest to slowest, following the positive check-in.  The seeding for the preliminary heats of the 400 IM and the 500 Free will be swum in the following order: the four fastest women’s heats then the four fastest men’s heats swum slowest to fastest (the fastest three will be circle seeded), then the remainder of the heats will be swum fastest to slowest, alternating women and men.  The fastest heat of the 1650 Freestyle for women and men will be swum Sunday night with the finals.  The remaining heats will be swum starting 10 minutes after completing the morning session, fastest to slowest alternating women and men.  In the finals, the 1650 Frees will be swum in the order on the event sheet.  Swimmers entered in the 1000 and 1650 Freestyles will be expected to provide a person to count laps and a person to time.  Men and women will swim in separate pools for these two events.   All events 200 yards or shorter will be pre-seeded.  It is not necessary to check in for these events, although scratches will be appreciated

SCRATCH RULE:    Any swimmer not planning to swim at night in the finals must scratch with the Admin Referee.  The penalty for failure to show in a final or consolation final is disqualification from the remainder of the meet (USA Swimming Rule 206.5.9).  The penalty for missing a deck-seeded event will result in being barred from the swimmer’s next individual event.  There is no penalty for not swimming in the non-deck seeded preliminary events.

TIME TRIALS:    Time trials to meet national qualifying times may be held upon reasonable request at the discretion of the Meet Referee. Such swims must fall within the 3 events per day limit and will be held, if time allows, after the prelims and finals. Entry fees for the time trial swims will be $10.00 per individual event and $10.00 per relay. Swimmers/relays must sign up for time trials at the Clerk of Course table by 10:30 AM.  Time Trials will be swum in the order of events listed in the meet program (with the exception of the 50 freestyle) as follows:

First Day:  that day’s events, followed by the remaining events in the meet.
Second, Third and Fourth Days:  that day’s events, followed by the remaining events in the meet.
NOTE:  The 50 Freestyle is the first event on the day it is contested (Thursday), and the last event on all other days.
       
ENTRY LIMIT:    Swimmers may swim three (3) individual events per day, excluding relays.  A swimmer may enter any number of events, but may only swim three individual events per day.  Swimmers participating on relay teams only must be listed on the entry forms.  Each team is limited to a maximum of two relays in each relay event.

ENTRY FEES:    $5.75 per individual event
    Surcharges:
$15.00 per swimmer Southern Zone Eastern Section
    $3.00 per swimmer Southeastern Swimming LSC member
$5.00 SwimAtlanta Surcharge       
                                      
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

    Swimmers competing in the finals or consolation finals must achieve the Southern Zone Eastern Sectional time standard to score team or individual points.  No team points will be scored for the bonus heat.

READY ROOM:    The top eight qualifiers for finals should report to the ready room to be marched to the blocks prior to their event.

AWARDS:    Plaques will be awarded to the top 6 combined teams.  The top combined team will also receive a banner.  Medals will be awarded to the top 8 individual finishers.  Immediately following the race, the top three places will be announced and given out at a designated place.  Male and female high point and runner-up swimmers will receive awards. 

LIABILITY    USA Swimming, Southeastern Swimming, Metropolitan Nashville Parks &
RELEASE:    Recreation, and Excel Aquatics shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injury to anyone during the conduct of the meet.

SAFETY:    The Southeastern Swimming Meet Safety Guidelines and Warm-up Procedures will be in effect for this meet.  Coaches are advised to closely supervise their swimmers at all times.  No running or horseplay is permitted.  Glass containers or bottles are not permitted in the Centennial Sportsplex.

HOSPITALITY &    There will be a hospitality room for all coaches, officials and volunteers.
CONCESSIONS:    Refreshments will be available at the Centennial Sportsplex concession stand.

    The Centennial Sportsplex asks that no outside food or drink be brought into the building.  No food or drink, with the exception of water bottles, may be brought into the pool area.  No coolers may be brought into the building.

ATTACHMENTS:    Order of Events
    Entry Summary Sheet
    Waiver, Acknowledgement and Liability Release
Warm-up Guidelines
    Application for Membership
    Hotel Information
    Directions to the Centennial Sportsplex (a map may be found on the Excel Aquatics web page at www.excelaquatic.org)

Speedo Champions Series
Eastern Sectional Senior Championships

Note:  All morning relays will begin 10 minutes following the conclusion of the last individual event of the day.

Order of Events

 
WOMEN    YARDS (METERS)    EVENT    YARDS (METERS)    MEN     

Thursday, March 4, 2010        Timed Finals:  5:30 p.m.
 
1    10:49.19 (9:39.19)           1000 FREE    10:17.09 (9:07.89)    2      
3    8:17.79 (9:23.19)    800 FREE RELAY    7:35.49 (8:36.79)    4     

Friday, March 5, 2010                    Prelims:  9:30 a.m.        Finals:  6:00 p.m.
 
5    1:58.69 (2:14.89)    200 FREE    1:48.79 (2:03.89)    6      
7    1:10.39 (1:19.89)    100 BREAST    1:02.49 (1:11.89)    8      
9    1:00.99 (1:08.79)    100 FLY    54.59 (1:01.59)    10      
11    4:46.69 (5:21.59)    400 IM    4:20.29 (4:58.09)    12      
13    3:50.29 (4:19.79)    400 FREE RELAY    3:26.29 (3:55.29)    14     

Saturday, March 6, 2010        Prelims:  9:30 a.m.        Finals:  6:00 p.m.
 
15    2:14.99 (2:29.69)    200 FLY    2:01.79 (2:17.19)    16      
17    25.59 (28.69)    50 FREE    22.49 (26.09)    18      
19    2:32.09 (2:52.29)    200 BREAST    2:16.09 (2:36.59)    20      
21    1:02.09 (1:11.49)    100 BACK    55.49 (1:04.29)    22      
23    5:17.69 (4:42.59)    500 FREE    4:53.89 (4:23.99)    24     

Sunday, March 7, 2010            Prelims:  9:30 a.m.        Finals:  5:30 p.m.
 
25    55:09 (1:02.49)    100 FREE    49.39 (57.19)    26      
27    18:17.49 (18:28.69)    1650 FREE              
29    2:13.99 (2:32.59)    200 BACK    2:00.79 (2:19.49)    28      
        1650 FREE    17:08.49 (17:30.19)    30      
31    2:13.59 (2:32.79)    200 IM    2:01.49 (2:19.99)    32      
33    4:15.79 (4:50.29)    400 MEDLEY RELAY    3:51.29 (4:23.89)    34     

The 1000 and 1650 freestyles are timed final events.  The seeding procedures for these events are outlined in the meet information.

Relays on Friday will be swum in prelims except for the fastest two heats.  On Sunday, an AM or PM option will be provided.  Relays must be checked in by 9:30 AM

NOTE:  All individual events 400 yards or longer will be deck-seeded.  Swimmers must check-in for these events at the Clerk of Course by 8:45 AM on the day the event is scheduled to be swum.  The check-in time for the 1000 freestyle is 4:45 PM Thursday.

Qualifying times must have been achieved in sanctioned or approved meets from the 2008 Summer Sectional Meet forward.  Any times achieved prior to that cannot count towards qualifying or for proof.

Speedo Champions Series
Southern Zone Eastern Sectional
Senior Championships
March 6-9, 2008

DIRECTIONS TO CENTENNIAL SPORTSPLEX
(COPIED FROM THE SPORTSPLEX WEBSITE)
Coming from the South - Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin, Columbia; Huntsville, Al
 
1.    65 North to 440 West      
2.    Exit West End Ave (to the right towards downtown)      
3.    Left on 25th Ave North      
4.    Sportsplex is 2 blocks on your right adjacent to Centennial Park      

Coming from North - Madison, Gallatin, Hendersonville; Bowling Green, Ky
 
1.    65 South to 40 West to 40 East (follow signs to Nashville)      
2.    Exit Charlotte Ave (turn right on to Charlotte)      
3.    Left on 23rd Ave North      
4.    Right on Patterson Street      
5.    Left on 25th Ave. The Sportsplex is on your immediate left.     

Coming From West - Bellevue, Kingston Springs, Dixon
 
1.    40 East to 440 East      
2.    Exit Murphy Rd turn Left      
3.    Left on to West End Ave      
4.    Left on 25th Ave North      
5.    Sportsplex is 2 blocks on your right adjacent to Centennial Park     

Coming From East - Donelson, Hermitage, Lebanon and the Nashville Airport
 
1.    40 West to 440 West      
2.    Exit West End Ave (to the right towards downtown)      
3.    Left on 25th Ave North      
4.    Sportsplex is 2 blocks on your right adjacent to Centennial Park     

Coming From South East - Lavergne, Smyrna, Murfreesboro, Mont Eagle
 
1.    24 West to 440 West      
2.    Exit West End Ave (to the right towards downtown)      
3.    Left on 25th Ave North      
4.    Sportsplex is 2 blocks on your right adjacent to Centennial Park     

Coming From North West - Joelton, Springfield, Clarksville
 
1.    24 East to 65 South       
2.    40 West to 40 East (follow signs to Nashville)      
3.    Exit Charlotte Ave (turn right onto Charlotte)      
4.    Left on 23rd Ave North      
5.    Right on Patterson Street      
6.    Left on 25th Ave. The Sportsplex is on your immediate left.     
 
Centennial Sportsplex · 222 25th Avenue North·
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 862-8480·-fax (615) 880-2265
sportsplex@nashville.gov

Speedo Champions Series
Southern Zone Eastern Sectional
Senior Championships
March 6-9, 2008

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