PVS Februay Distance Meet
February 15-16, 2004

Sanctioned by USA Swimming
Through Potomac Valley Swimming

Sanction #PVS-04-22

Hosted for Potomac Valley Swimming By:
Fairland Aquatics Swim Team

Meet Director:  Fairland Aquatics Swim Team
Amy Conner
Meet Location: Fairland Aquatic Center
13820 Old Gunpowder Road
Laurel, Md 20707
Schedule: Session  Warm-up Events 
Sunday 6:30 - 7:00 am 7:10 am
Monday 12:00 noon - 12:30 pm   12:40 pm
Special Meet Format This distance meet is being swum in a NEW FORMAT. The 1000Y Freestyle (Event 1/2) and the 1650Y Freestyle (Event 3/4) will be swum concurrently in two separate courses at Fairland on Sunday. To accomdate those swimmers wishing to compete in both events, only those swimmers entered in Events 1 or 2 (1000Y Freestyle) will be permitted to enter Events 5 or 6 (1650Y Freestyle) being swum on Monday (President's Birthday.) Those swimmers only wishing to swim the 1650 Y Freestyle must enter Events 3/4 and compete on Sunday.
Eligibility:  Meet open to all Potomac Valley Swimming registered athletes age 10 years old and older. 
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.
Qualifying Time:  Any swimmer who has equaled or bettered:
25:00.00 for a 1500M/1650Y event      15:00.00 for a 800M/1000Y event 
Coaches times may be submitted in lieu of Official Times
Warnings:  Any club that enters an unregistered or improperly registered athlete, falsifies an entry in any way, or permits an unregistered coach to represent them, will be fined the sum of $100.00 per occurrence and no further entries will be accepted from that club until the said fine has been paid. 

Entry fees are due with meet entry. Unpaid fees will be reported to the PVS Administrative Office at the conclusion of the meet.

Rules:  The competition will be conducted in accordance with current USA Swimming rules. 
Order of Swims: 

The meet will be seeded and swum according to submitted entry times regardless of age. Heats will be swum fastest to slowest, alternating Women and Men. The slowest heats of either the 1000Y Free or 1650Y Free may be moved to the other course if it will permit both courses to finish at approximately the same time.

Expected swim times, and check in requirements will be posted to the PVS Web Page at www.pvswim.org no later than Wednesday, February 11, 2004.

Warm-up:  The prescribed Potomac Valley Swimming warm-up procedures and safety policies will be followed. The meet director may determine the structure of the warm-up, including times and lane assignments. During the meet there will be continuous warm-up/warm-down water. Persons 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.
Awards  Medals will be awarded to sixth place separately in the following age groups: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 and Over. 

Important:For the purpose of presenting awards, the results of Events 3/5 and 4/6 will first be combined.
Officials:  All certified officials wishing to volunteer to work this meet please contact the FAST Officials Chairman, Karen Leach
kleach1956@yahoo.com prior to Februay 8. Please include your club affiliation, certifications held and sessions you wish to work. Officials volunteering should sign in at the recording table prior to the start of Warm-ups. Certified officials who have not previously advised of their availability may volunteer their services to the Referee at this time.
Timers: Each swimmer must provide their own timer (required) and if desired, a lap counter.
Supervision:  Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their swimmers and for cleaning up their team areas. 
Fees:  All entries are $5.00. 
Admissions/ Programs: There is no admission charge. A complimentarty copy of the Psych sheet will be provided to coaches and working officials.
Meet Entry Procedures:  Each Club is requested to submit one check to cover fees for the entire team. 

A 3 1/2" disk with entries may be submitted, but must be accompanied by a printed report of these entries; or a PVS Master Entry sheet may be submitted. In all cases the name of the Club entry person must be included. Please note your club name (if not a club check) the # of entries, and the meet name or sanction number on your check. Please do not send cash. Meet Directors have been instructed not to accept telephone entries

Do NOT submit a 3" X 5" PVS Official Meet Entry Card for each athlete entered. The Meet Director will provide a lane timing card when the athlete checks in to swim.


Entry Deadline:  Entries must be received by the Meet Director no later than: 
5:00 p.m., Tuesday February 3, 2004

Important: The above date is the deadline for clubs to submit their entries to the Meet Director. Therefore, clubs usually set an earlier deadline to receive entries from their swimmers. Check with your club for this information.

Checks Payable To: 
Potomac Valley Swimming
Mail Entries to:

Manga Dalizu
9109 Bryant Avenue
Laurel, MD 20723

Electronic entries can be sent to: FairlandSwim@aol.com

Sunday, February 15, 2004
Warm-up: 6:30 - 7:00 am First Heat: 7:10 am.
Event #
Event # 
1000 Yard Freestyle 
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Warm-up: 6:30 - 7:00 am First Heat: 7:10 am.
Event # 
Event # 
1650 Yard Freestyle 
Monday, February 16, 2004
Warm-up: 12:00 noon - 12:30 pm First Heat: 12:40 pm.
Event # 
Event # 
1650 Yard Freestyle 
IMPORTANT: The only swimmers who may enter Event 5 are those who entered Event 1 and the only swimmer who may enter Event 6 are those who entered Event 2.
Fairland Aquatic Center
13820 Old Gunpowder Road
Laurel, Md 20707
Each swimmer must provide their own timer (required) and if desired, a lap counter.