Southeastern Colorado Aquatics League
CHAMPIONSHIP SWIM MEET
July 18-20, 2014
Hosted by the Pueblo County Swim Team and Pueblo West Swim Team
Altitude: 4685 ft.
SANCTION:
Held under the sanction of USA Swimming
#2014-078F.
LOCATION:
Pueblo County High School Natatorium
1050 35th Lane
Pueblo, CO 81006
FACILITIES:
25 Yard, 6 lane indoor pool with non-turbulent lane ropes.
Pool has not be certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4).
Depth at the start end is 4.5 ft. and 13.5 ft. at the turn end.
Seating available for spectators and a full concession stand will be
available.
TIMING:
Colorado Timing System 6 with touch pads, back up buttons, and
electronic scoreboard will be used.
Swimmers will need to provide their own counter and timers for the
distance events on Friday.
VOLUNTEERS:
Teams entering need to provide timers, place judges, and officials.
Team assignments will be listed in the program or will be
announced.
OFFICIALS:
Each team is to provide an official for each session in which they
have a swimmer participating. If an official is not present, the
team will be assessed a $25.00 fee to be paid at the end of the
meet.
SCHEDULE:
WARM-UPS
Friday afternoon
3:00 PM
Saturday morning
7:00 AM
Saturday afternoon 12:00 PM
Sunday morning
7:00 AM*
Sunday afternoon 12:00 PM*
MEET STARTS
4:00 PM
8:00 AM
1:00 PM
8:00 AM*
1:00 PM*
*If the timeline shows that the sessions will be short on
Sunday, the Meet Referee and coaches may change the warmup and start times for Sunday at the Coach’s meeting on
Saturday. Coaches are responsible for notifying the members
of their team of any changes.)
RULES:
1. USA Swimming Technical Rules and Codes of Regulation, the
Southeastern Colorado Aquatics League (SECAL) by-laws and Council
Meeting minutes will be the authorities for the conduct of the meet.
2. The Meet Referee will have complete control and final authority on all
procedures regarding the conduct of the meet, including breaks and
postponements.
3. Any protest at the meet shall go to the Meet Referee in writing as
prescribed by the USA Rule Book. If the protest cannot be settled, it shall
go to the Executive Board in writing within 48 hours with all pertinent
information included. The Board must render a decision within 30 days.
4. This is a TIMED FINAL meet with entries being pre-seeded.
5. .The 500 yards and 1650 yards events will be seeded according
to time – fastest to slowest. Heats in these events will consist of
swimmers of all ages and the heats will be alternated – girls then
boys.
6. Swimmers participating in Friday events must provide their
own timers, and their own lap counters when necessary.
7. All participants will have hit a LEAGUE QUALIFYING TIME since
July 31, 2013 to enter individual events and relays. (If a swimmer on the
relay did not make a League qualifying time in an individual event, then
the coach needs to provide proof that the swimmer participated in three
meets with their team during the season of April 1, 2014 to the first day of
the League Meet.)
8. Age as of May 15, 2014 will determine the swimmers age.
9. Warm-up procedures will follow in accordance with the CSI safety
procedures.
10. The USA Swimming whistle start procedure will be used (USA
Swimming Rule Book – Section 101.1.2). The USA Swimming NO
RECALL method for false starts will be used (Section 101.1.3B).
11. Any swimmer entered in the meet must be certified by a USA
Swimming member-coach as being proficient in performing a racing start
or must start each race from within the water. When unaccompanied by a
member-coach, it is the responsibility of the swimmer or the swimmer’s
legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.
12. All relays MUST BE DECLARED 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE
SESSION BEGINS. (Names of relay swimmers must be included in the
meet entries.)
13. Teams ARE RESPONSIBLE for the conduct of their team members,
coaches, and boosters. TEAMS need to clean-up their team areas.
14. NO SMOKING OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WILL BE
ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA OR ANY AREA FREQUENTED
BY THE SWIMMERS.
15. Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not
permitted in changing areas, rest rooms, or locker rooms.
16. Except where venue facilities require otherwise, changing into or out of
swimsuits other than in locker rooms or other designated areas is not
appropriate and is prohibited.
17. Photography from behind the blocks is not prohibited. If you have a
team photographer, they must check in with the meet referee before the
beginning of the meet.
18. At a sanctioned competitive event, USA Swimming athlete members
must be under the supervision of a USA Swimming member coach during
warm-up, competition, and warm-down. The meet Director or Meet
Referee may assist the swimmer in making arrangements for such
supervision, but it is the swimmer’s responsibility to make such
arrangements prior to the start of the meet.
ELIGIBILITY:
1. This is a CLOSED AGE GROUP MEET, open only to teams in good
standing with SECAL and with their SECAL dues paid by June 1, 2014.
Competitors must hold a current 2014 USA card, year round or seasonal,
and must be prepared to show the card upon request. On-deck registration
will not be permitted.
2. An UNATTACHED swimmer residing in the confines of the League
and on the membership roster of a member club/team may enter this meet,
thus accumulating awards according to USA Rules, but not points for the
team on whose roster the swimmers name is listed. An UNATTACHED
swimmer must hold a current USA card.
3. Swimmers must have participated in at least one session in a SECAL
hosted meet (minimum of 2 events in that session with the exception of a
Friday session where 1 event will count as a session) to participate in one
session in the League Championship Meet. If they have participated in 2
sessions in a SECAL hosted meet then they can participate in 2 sessions at
the League Championship Meet if the qualifying time requirement is met.
4. Swimmers that are 19 years of age or older as of May 15, 2014 may
participate in a relay, but the relay will not receive points.
ENTRIES:
Teams will not be limited as to the number of competitors in individual
events. Each team may enter no more than TWO (2) TEAMS per relay
event. Each INDIVIDUAL may swim no more than FIVE (5) events and
ONE (1) relay per day. Coaches should enter swimmers with their fastest
qualifying time in the course that that time was achieved.
ENTRY FEES:
Entry fees are $3.00 per Individual Event and $5.00 per Relay. There is a
$5.00 per swimmer surcharge. Please make checks to “Southeastern
Colorado Aquatics League”. Fees should be submitted with entries and
will be paid in full prior to the start of the meet.
ENTRY
PROCEDURES:
ENTRY
DEADLINE:
SCRATCHES:
ALL TIMES must be submitted in the course that the fastest qualifying
time was achieved.
Entries should be submitted using HyTek “Team Manager”. Manual
entries will be charged a fee of $25.
This is a qualifying meet so NO TIMES and LATE ENTRIES will not
be accepted.
Entries are to be received on Monday, July 14, 2014 by 9:00 PM. Please
E-mail all entries to: [email protected]
Scratches will be made prior to the start of each session. Swimmers not
reporting behind the blocks when called, will be scratches.
PROOF of TIME:
If a swimmer DOES NOT meet the qualifying time, his/her coach will
have 30 minutes from the time the results are posted to present the proof
of time to the desk. Official Meet Results from the current swim season
are required as proof of time. If unable to prove the time, a fee of $20.00
will be assessed, five points deducted from the team score, and the
swimmer removed from the subsequent events and meet until the fine is
paid.
AGE GROUPS:
Individual Events:
Relay Events:
SCORING:
Points will be awarded for:
Individual Events (TOP 12): 16,13,12,11,10,9,7,5,4,3,2,1
Relay Events (TOP 12): 32,26,24,22,20,18,14,10,8,6,4,2
(6 & Under events do not count towards team points. – SECAL
Minutes 9/29/13)
AWARDS:
Awards will be:
Individual Events:
6 & Under, 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18
8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under,
14 & Under, OPEN
Medals for 1-6, Ribbons for 7-12
Certificate for new Event Record Holders
Relay events:
Medals for 1-3, Ribbons for 4-12
TOP TEAM
Three Divisions – Banners
(Divisions are determined by the number of entries.)
HIGH POINT
The top three high point swimmers in each
age group(except 6 & Under) will receive a
medal.
PROGRAMS/
RESULTS:
HONORS
AWARDED:
ELECTIONS:
MEET
MANAGEMENT:
TENTS:
Programs and results will be provided to the coaches of each team entered
in the meet. Programs will be on sale for $ 5.00 at the concession stand.
(See attached information about the honors awarded.)
Scottie Aschermann Volunteer of the Year Award
Coach of the Year
Swimmer of the Year (2 awards)
Swimmer Representatives (2) to SECAL
Coach Representatives to SECAL (One year round and one seasonal)
Meet Director – Josh Cortese
Meet Referee – Sharon McMahan
Safety Chair – Mike Trujillo
Administrative Official – Sherry Williams
Due to construction Team Tents cannot be set up. There will NOT be any
overnight camping allowed.
HONOR AWARDS
SCOTTIE ASCHERMANN VOLUNTEER AWARD
Each team may nominate one person that has volunteered their time to promote swimming from
their team or another team that is a member of SECAL. Nominations must be sent to the
SECAL President (Donna Siefkas) when the meet entries are due. The SECAL Executive Board
will vote on the nominees.
SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
Each team may nominate one boy and one girl for the Swimmer of the Year Award. The
nomination should include a list of accomplishments made by the swimmer during this past year.
Necessary Qualities for Swimmer of the Year (approved 5/7/2000)
 Good Sportsmanship
 Supportive of other teammates
 Good Practice Ethic
 Puts all effort into swimming
 Respect for coaches
Nominations must be sent to the SECAL President (Donna Siefkas @
[email protected]) before the close of meet entries. Coaches and officials will vote on
the nominees.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Nominations for Coach of the Year must be submitted to the SECAL President (Donna Siefkas
@ [email protected]) when meet entries are due. The coaches will vote on the
nominees.
ELECTIONS
COACH REPRESENTATIVES to the SECAL Executive Board as ex-officio members for the
subsequent year will be elected at a Coach’s meeting on Sunday. The Year Round coaches will
elect one representative and the Seasonal coaches will elect one representative.
ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVES – Two swimmers will be elected to serve as ex-officio
members to the SECAL Executive Board for the subsequent year. They will be expected to
attend all Executive Board and Council Meetings (February, May, League Meet and September).
1. Each team may nominate one swimmer. The nomination must be given to the SECAL
Secretary or the SECAL President by noon on Saturday.
2. Election will be held on Sunday. Any swimmer listed on the master sheet for the
League Championship Meet shall have one vote.
3. Current Athlete Representatives will count the votes unless they are nominated.
(Current Board Members will assist the Athlete Representatives.)
SECAL MEETING
There will be a SECAL Meeting between the Sunday morning and afternoon sessions of the
meet for SECAL Representatives and Coaches. Purpose of the meeting is to do an evaluation of
the meet, suggest items of business for the September meeting, and establish a date for the
September meeting.
Girls
Age
Friday - Session 1
Event
Boys
1
3
5
7
9
15-18
13-14
11-12
15-18
13-14
500
500
500
1650
1650
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
2
4
6
8
10
Girls
Age
Saturday AM - Session 2
Event
Boys
11
13
8 & Under
9-10
11-12
6 & Under
8 & Under
9-10
11-12
8 & Under
9-10
11-12
6 & Under
8 & Under
9-10
11-12
8 & Under
9-10
11-12
8 & Under
50
100
100
25
25
50
50
100
200
200
25
25
50
50
100
100
100
100
Fly
Fly
Fly
Breast
Breast
Breast
Breast
Free
Free
Free
Back
Back
Back
Back
IM
IM
IM
Medley Relay
12
14
16
17
19
23
25
29
31
35
37
41
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
43
10 & Under
12 & Under
200
200
Medley Relay
Medley Relay
44
46
Girls
Age
Saturday PM - Session 3
Event
Boys
47
49
51
53
55
57
59
61
63
65
67
69
71
73
75
77
79
81
11-12
13-14
15-18
11-12
13-14
15-18
11-12
13-14
15-18
11-12
13-14
15-18
11-12
13-14
15-18
12 & Under
14 & Under
Open
100
200
200
50
100
100
200
200
200
50
100
100
100
200
200
400
200
400
Fly
Fly
Fly
Breast
Breast
Breast
Free
Free
Free
Back
Back
Back
IM
IM
IM
Medley Relay
Medley Relay
Medley Relay
50
52
56
58
62
64
68
70
74
76
78
70
82
Girls
Age
6 & Under
8 & Under
9-10
11-12
8 & Under
9-10
11-12
8 & Under
9-10
11-12
6 & Under
8 & Under
9-10
11-12
8 & Under
9-10
11-12
9-10
11-12
8 & Under
10 & Under
12 & Under
Sunday AM - Session 4
25
25
50
50
50
100
100
50
100
100
25
25
50
50
50
100
100
200
200
100
200
200
Girls
Age
Sunday PM - Session 5
Event
123
125
127
129
131
133
135
137
139
141
143
145
147
149
151
153
155
157
159
161
163
11-12
13-14
15-18
11-12
13-14
15-18
11-12
13-14
15-18
11-12
13-14
15-18
11-12
13-14
15-18
11-12
13-14
15-18
12 & Under
14 & Under
Open
50
100
100
100
100
100
100
200
200
50
50
50
100
200
200
200
400
400
200
400
400
Fly
Fly
Fly
Free
Free
Free
Breast
Breast
Breast
Free
Free
Free
Back
Back
Back
IM
IM
IM
Free Relay
Free Relay
Free Relay
83
85
89
91
95
97
101
103
107
109
113
117
119
Event
Boys
Fly
Fly
84
Fly
86
Fly
88
Free
90
Free
92
Free
94
Breast
96
Breast
98
Breast
100
Free
Free
102
Free
104
Free
106
Back
108
Back
110
Back
112
IM
114
IM
116
Free Relay 118
Free Relay 120
Free Relay 122
Boys
126
128
132
134
138
140
144
146
150
152
156
158
162
164
SECAL AWARDS
Nomination Form
Nominations are due when SECAL Championship Meet entries are due. Send to the
SECAL President – Donna Siefkas [email protected] or 32470 Rd 10, Las Animas
CO 81054
Criteria for each award –
Swimmer of the Year - Each team may nominate one boy and one girl for the Swimmer
of the
Year Award. The nomination should include a list of accomplishments made by the
swimmer during this past year. Necessary Qualities for Swimmer of the Year are:
 Good Sportsmanship
 Supportive of other teammates
 Good Practice Ethic
 Puts all effort into swimming
 Respect for coaches
Coach of the Year – A coach that is respected by the members of League and his/her
team,
knowledgeable about swimming, and exemplifies a positive image of the sport.
Volunteer of the Year – A volunteer that has made a significant contribution to SECAL
because
of their knowledge, skills, and willingness to promote swimming.
We are nominating _____________________________________________ of the
_______________________________________ Swim Team for (circle or highlight the
award )
Female Swimmer of the Year
Male Swimmer of the Year
Coach of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Write a summary of why the nominee should receive the award.
________________________________________________________________________
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____________________________________(An additional page may be attached)