2009 Fall Senior Invitational Swim Meet
Sponsored by Maryland Suburban Swim Club (MSSC)
Sanctioned by USA Swimming
through Potomac Valley Swimming

October 24-25, 2009

Sanction # PVI-10-11

MEET DIRECTOR:   Christopher T. Huott
                                    (240) 417-5569 

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


MEET REFEREE:   Mark Alvarez
                                  301-776-8483, Alvarez3M@aol.com


DIRECTIONS:            From I-95 (North of the Capital Beltway) exit Route 212 (Powder Mill Road) East.  Turn left at the first traffic light onto Old Gunpowder Road.   Proceed approximately three (3) miles to pool on the left. 




Warm-up Times

Start Time


Session 1

7:00 – 8:30 AM

8:40 AM


Session 2

3:30 – 4:30 PM

4:40 PM


Session 3

7:00 – 7:50 AM

8:00 AM


Session 4

10:00-10:50 AM

11:00 AM

Warm-up times will be adjusted if warranted by the number of athletes registered in one of the sessions listed above.  Two 8 lane courses will be used for the 1000 if needed.  Swimmers are responsible for providing timer and counter.  10 Free (Events 23 - 24) will be swum slowest to fastest.

ELIGIBILITY:             Open to all invited teams.  If your team is interested in participating in this meet please contact the meet director to request an invitation.  Swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming Inc. and should be training at the senior level.  Swimmers for this meet should be 13&Over unless the 12&Under swimmer has achieved USA Swimming “A” time standards in the 13-14 age group.  In that case the swimmer may participate in the event where they achieved the time standard and if 3 or more times are achieved at the 13-14 age group then that swimmer may swim up to the maximum allowed for the meet.  Age on October 24, 2009 will determine age for the entire meet.  No on-deck registration will be permitted.

RULES:                      The 2009 USA Swimming Code and Rules will apply.  Potomac Valley Safety and warm-up procedures will be in effect. In accordance with Potomac Valley Swimming Policy, only those coaches who, at all times, clearly display current, valid USA Swimming credentials will be permitted to act in a coaching capacity at this meet.

The Meet Director reserves the right to limit entries in any event, if necessary, to prevent too lengthy a session. At the discretion of the meet director individual events 200 yards and shorter may require positive check-in.  Please check with the meet director upon arrival at the meet Saturday morning.

Effective October 1, 2009: In swimming competitions, the competitor must wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces. All swimsuits shall be made from textile materials. 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. For additional information, see the USA Swimming information.


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.   

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.

WARM-UPS:               Saturday AM warm-up is designed to provide a practice session for your athletes prior to the start of the meet.  If you would like to swim an extra half hour please contact the meet director for approval.  Without prior approval your team cannot enter the water until the designated warm-up time. 

MEET FORMAT:        All events will be Timed Finals.  All entry times must have been achieved in USA Swimming sanctioned or approved competition.

Swimmers may enter (3) individual events per session but no more than (5) total for the day on Saturday.  Swimmers may enter the 1650 Free plus 3 events on Sunday.  Swimmers may participate in 2 relays per session.

ENTRY TIMES:         Coaches should not submit made-up times. 

SEEDING:                  All relays, 400 IM’s, 500 Free’s, and 1000 Free’s will be deck seeded and require positive check in.  Upon receipt of entries the meet director may choose to swim the 1650 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 400 IM in two courses.  Positive check in for relay events are at the following times: 8:15 AM Saturday for the 200 and 800 Free Relays, 4:30 PM Saturday for the 400 Medley Relay, 10:45 AM Sunday for the 200 Medley and 400 Free Relays.  Check in for following individual events are:  400 IM will be by 8:30 AM Saturday morning, 500 Free will be by 5:00 PM Saturday evening, 1000 Free will be by 7:30 AM Sunday morning. 

OFFICIALS:                We ask for your teams help in supplying officials for the meet.  Any one in the process of achieving certification through on-deck training is welcome.  Contact gerlach@msscswimming.com . Thank you for your help in advance.

TIMERS:                     Teams will be assigned the number of timers based on their entry count.  If needed, each team will be contacted as to their assigned lanes for timers by October 20.  All teams are responsible for providing timers for their swimmers competing in events 23 & 24 (1000 Free).

RESULTS:                 Results will be posted on the PVS website http://www.pvswim.org

GENERAL:                 Meet Programs: Meet programs will be sold for $10.00 and will include all sessions of the meet.

ENTRIES:                  Deadline for receipt of entries is Tuesday, October 13, 2009.

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, "2009 Fall Senior Invitational - ****" with the club's initials substituted in place of the asterisks. NO DECK ENTRIES. 

Relay teams must be designated A, B, C, etc. if a team enters more than one relay.  Relay times may be made up using composite times of verifiable times achieved in USA Swimming sanction competition.  No falsifsied relay times shall be used.

                                    Send payment to:      MSSC
                                                                        Christopher T. Huott

P. O. Box 160
Laurel, MD 20725

                                   E-Mail Entries To:     entries@msscswimming.com         

FEES:                         Individual Events..........           $5.00
                                    Relay Events................           $10.00

                                    Make Checks payable to: MSSC






WARM-UP:  7:00 - 8:30 AM / EVENTS 8:40 AM

Women Event #


Men Event #

1 %

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

2 %


200 Yard Butterfly



100 Yard Freestyle


7 #

400 Yard Individual Medley

8 #


100 Yard Backstroke


11 %

800 Yard Freestyle Relay

12 %

% - Check-in time for 200 and 800 Free Relays is 8:15 AM
# - Check-in time for 400 Yard IM is 8:30 AM




WARM-UP:  3:30 – 4:30 PM / EVENTS 4:40 PM

Women Event #


Men Event #


200 Yard Individual Medley



200 Yard Breaststroke



100 Yard Butterfly



200 Yard Freestyle


21 %

400 Yard Medley Relay

22 %

% - Check-in time for 400 Yard Medley Relay is 4:30 PM
Important:  Check in time for Sunday's 500 Yd Freestyle is Saturday, 5:00 PM




WARM-UP:  7:00-7:50 AM / EVENTS 8:00 AM

Women Event #


Men Event #

23 %

1000 Yard Freestyle

24 %

% - Check-in time is 7:30 AM




WARM-UP:  10:00-10:50 AM / EVENTS 11:00 AM

Women Event #


Men Event #

25 %

200 Yard Medley Relay

26 %


50 Yard Freestyle



200 Yard Backstroke



100 Yard Breaststroke


33 #

500 Yard Freestyle

34 #

35 %

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

36 %

% - Check-in time for Relays is 10:45 AM
# - Check-in time for 500 Yard Freestyle is 5:00 PM Saturday