2009 All-Freestyle Swim Meet

October 4, 2009

Sponsored by Maryland Suburban Swim Club


Sanctioned by USA Swimming

Through Potomac Valley Swimming

Sanction # PVC-10-02



MEET DIRECTOR:             Christopher T. Huott


MEET LOCATION:              Fairland Aquatics Center
13820 Old Gunpowder Road
Laurel, Maryland 20707



MEET REFEREE:               Marc Alverez




SCHEDULE:                        Girls Session:  Warm-up 7:00 - 7:50 AM /  Events: 8:00 AM

                                                Boys Session:  Warm-up 12:00 - 12:50 PM / Events 1:00 PM

                                                The Meet Director reserves the right to combine the Boys Session with the Girls Session if the entry totals are small. 


ELIGIBILITY:                        Open to all USA Swimming registered athletes and teams.  All swimmers must be USA Swimming registered athletes. Athletes shall compete at the age attained on the first day of the meet. An athlete may only compete in his or her own age division.


RULES:                                 Current USA Swimming rules shall govern the meet. All events are timed finals. A contestant may enter no more than four individual events.  Seed times are short course yards only.


Effective October 1, 2009: In swimming competitions, the competitor must wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces. For men, the swimsuit shall not extend above the navel nor below the knee, and for women, shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor extend below the knee. All swimsuits shall be made from textile materials and may not contain zippers or other fastening devices. For additional information including the use of modesty wear under swimsuits, see the USA Swimming website, http://www.usaswimming.org/usasweb/DesktopDefault.aspx



INCLUSION POLICY:        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.


WARM-UP:                           The prescribed Potomac Valley Swimming warm-up procedures and safety policies for Open warm-ups will be followed.


TIMERS:                               Participating Clubs are required to provide timers in proportion to their entries. The Deck Meet Director will determine the number of timers per club and lane assignments. The Host Club is required to provide one timer per lane.


OFFICIALS:                          All certified officials wishing to volunteer to work this meet please contact Lynne Gerlach at gerlach@msscswimming.com prior to Thursday, October 1st. Please include your club affiliation, certifications held, and sessions you wish to work. Officials assigned to this meet should sign in at the recording table at the start of the Warm-up. Certified officials, who have not been contacted, should volunteer their services to the Referee.


NOTICE:                               Since this swim meet is a public event, members of the press may be present at the meet. Press photographers may be taking pictures and may publish them in the newspaper or in the case of the Washington Post, on their swimming web site www.reachforthewall.com. No names or ages will be provided to the press without written permission of the parent.


SUPERVISION:                   Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their swimmers and for cleaning up their team areas.


ADMISSION:                        There is no admission charge. Programs for each session will be available for $2.00 per session. Working officials and coaches receive a free program.


FEES:                                    Fees for individual events are $5.00. Neither cash nor telephone entries will be accepted.


ENTRIES:                             Club entries will be accepted by email. Submission of entries by email must include the following files: the Hy-Tek Commlink II file, The Team Manager Meet Entry Report files (one by SWIMMER and one by EVENT) and an "Entry Cover Sheet." The name and phone number of the Club representative submitting the email must be included. INDIVIDUAL OR UNATTACHED ENTRIES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY delivery to the Post Office Box address below and will not be accepted by e-mail, unless those swimmers are training with a club and that club is submitting their entries in the required above Hy-Tek format. Clubs submitting by email may submit entries to entries@msscswimming.com, in the subject heading type, "MSSC All Freestyle Meet - ****" with the club's initials substituted in place of the asterisks. Evidence of current USA-S registration will be required for deck entries. This can be done by presenting a copy fo yoru USA-S athlete registration card.

Optional: Before preparing your entries, events for this meet can be downloaded and imported into Team Manager.  The meet events file can be found at 10-02-events.zip 

Meet Directors are requested to acknowledge receipt by return e-mail within 24 hours. Clubs submitting entries that do NOT receive an acknowledgement should contact the Meet Director by other than e-mail to confirm receipt.


WARNING:                           Any club that enters an unregistered athlete, falsifies an entry in any way, or permits unregistered coaches 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.


DEADLINE:                          The Meet Director must receive all entries for this meet NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM,



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.





SEND ENTRIES TO:          Maryland Suburban Swim Club
P.O. Box 160
Laurel, Maryland 20707
Attn: Christopher T. Huott


POSITIVE CHECK-IN:       All 500 yard events may require positive check-in. Please check the check-in table upon arrival.





Sunday October 4, 2009

Girls Session:  Warm-up 7:00 – 7:50 am     Events 8:00 am
Boys Session:  Warm-up 12:00 - 12:50 am  Events 1:00 pm

Women Event #


Men Event #


6 & Under 25 Yd Freestyle



7-8 25 Yd Freestyle



9-10 Yd 50 Freestyle



11-12 50 Yd Freestyle



13 & Over 50 Yd Freestyle



8 & Under 50 Yd Freestyle



9-10 100 Yd Freestyle



11-12 100 Yd Freestyle



13 & Over 100 Yd Freestyle



8 & Under 100 Yd Freestyle



11-12 200 Yd Freestyle



13 & Over 200 Yd Freestyle



10 & Under 200 Yd Freestyle


14 %

13 & Over 500 Yd Freestyle

29 %

15 %

12 & Under 500 Yd Freestyle

30 %

% - Check in time may be required.  Please check check-in table upon arrival.