President’s Day Splash Bash
February 15, 2010
Sponsored by the Potomac Marlins

Sanctioned by USA Swimming
Through Potomac Valley Swimming

Sanction # PVI-10-38

Meet Director:

Bill Marlin
3212 Allness Lane
Herndon, VA  20171

Meet Referee:

Dick Griffith:

(703) 620-8880

Meet Location:

Cub Run Rec. Center

4630 Stonecroft Blvd.
Chantilly, VA 20151

25 Yards - 8 Lanes

Directions: Take VA Beltway exit 49 to I-66 West, then travel 11 miles to exit 53B (Sully Rd., Rt. 28N). Take a left turn on Westfields Blvd. to right turn on Stonecroft Blvd. Follow for 1.7 miles to entrance on the left (next to Westfields High School.)


Open to all INVITED Potomac Valley Swimmers Registered as USA Swimming Athletes ages 9 & Over who are Registered USA Swimming Athletes. All athletes shall compete at the age attained on the first day of the meet.

All 14 & Under Swimmers MUST HAVE a minimum of 3 JO Qualifying times to enter this meet.

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.



Current USA Swimming rules shall govern the meet. Coaches must display current 2010 USA Card.

All events are timed finals. All events will be swum slowest to fastest. A contestant can enter no more than three (3) individual events day.

Warm-up and Meet Schedule:

Warm-up: 6:00 a.m. – 7:20 a.m.

Meet at: 7:30 a.m.


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.

Public Admission and Program Fee:

There is no public admission charge. Programs for each session will be available for $2.00


There are no awards for this meet.


All certified officials wishing to volunteer to work this meet please contact the Potomac Marlins Officials Chairman, Brian Baker,  prior to January 30, 2010. 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

Entry Fees:

Fees for individual events are $ 5.00
Each club is requested to remit one check, payable to Potomac Marlins, to cover the entry fees for the entire team. Please do not send cash. Meet Directors have been instructed not to accept telephone entries. No late entries will be accepted.



General Instructions:

  • Entries must be submitted via e-mail.

Follow the instructions under the appropriate heading below. The immediately following rules apply regardless of method chosen.

    • Each club is requested to remit one check to cover the entry fees for the entire team. Please put the club name on the entry check (if not a club check) and note the number of entries. Please do not send cash. Meet directors have been instructed not to accept telephone or fax entries.
    • Entries not submitted on the required forms, not complete, not legible or not in the required electronic format, will not be accepted and will be returned. The Meet Director will not be held responsible if there is no time to properly resubmit the entry.

o        Optional: Before preparing your entries, events for this meet can be downloaded and then imported into team manager. (download 09-11-events  unzip it and then go to team manager/file/import/meet events). To download as a file, you may need in Netscape to right click on the mouse and select "Save Link as" and with Microsoft Explorer right click on the mouse and select "Save Target As"  

E-mail Entries:

  • Club E-mail entries will be accepted provided the transmission time is prior to entry deadline.
  • Attach one report by event (save as Word for Windows in Team Manager) Please include team name with WORD reports.
  • Attach commlink file
  • In body of e-mail give total number of splashes (men, women, total entry) and contact information (name, phone, e-mail address)
  • Remember to also send entry fee check via USPS
  • Clubs submitting by email should submit entries to Bill Marlin  in the subject heading type, "2010 Splash Bash - ****" with the club's initials substituted in place of the asterisks.
  • 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.

Supervision & Seating:

Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their swimmers and families. Please clean your team area after each session, thank you. Only swimmers, coaches, and officials will be permitted on the pool deck. NO personal chairs will be allowed on deck for swimmers.


The Meet sponsor asks each participating club to provide one timer for each session. The sponsoring club will provide timers for the meet.


The Meet Director must receive all entries and check for this meet no later than 5:00 pm. Tuesday, February 2, 2010.

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:

Bill Marlin

3212 Allness Lane

Herndon, VA  20171



Entry fees are due with each club's meet entry. Unpaid fees will be reported to the PVS Administrative Office at the conclusion of the meet. No further entries will be accepted from clubs for future meets until all entry fees are paid in full by the club to the meet director.


Girls Events


Boys Events


Senior 200 IM



14 & U 100 Butterfly



Senior 200 Backstroke



14 & U 100 Breaststroke



Senior 200 Free



14 & U 100 Backstroke



Senior 200 Breast



14 & U 100 Freestyle



Senior 200 Butterfly



12 & U 100 IM


14 & Under Swimmers MUST have minimum of 3 JO qualifying time to enter this meet.

All events are Positive Check-in

Positive check-in closes at 7:00 a.m.