USC 2017-2018 Short Course Meet Schedule

Team Unify Instructions How to register for meets.docx

P/F Denotes a prelims/finals meet

USC Meet Schedule FallWinter17-18.doc

Training Competition Guide Fall 2017.pdf

 

Date

Meet

Location

Qual 

Times

P/F

Beg

Int

Adv

SR Entry deadline
Oct 7-8 CCS Age Group and Open C.T. Branin Canton OH only for 200 and more No X X X X  
Oct 14 Peg Neal Pentahlon Lakewood HS  Legal time each stroke No X X X    
Oct 15 Mile Meet Firestone HS, Akron NA No   X X X  
Nov 4-5 Kelly Kinney Memorial Splash Out Cancer Strongsville, OH NA No X X X X  
Nov 12 Fall Breakout Solon HS Slower than NAG B No X X      
Nov 17-19 Mark Braun Fall Classic SPIRE, Geneva

13+ NAG B

12U NAG BB

Sat only   X X X  
Dec 1-3 Shaker Shark Invitational Cleveland State NAG B Yes X X X    
Dec 17 Candy Cane Classic Sandusky NA No X X X    
Jan 6-7 New Year's Stretch Rocky River HS Slower than B No X X      
Jan 13-14 Jim Scullion Showdown Lakewood HS NAG B Yes   X X    
Jan 28 Turn up the Heat Cleveland State     X X X    
Feb 11 Last Chance  SPIRE, Geneva     X X X    
Feb 18 LESI 8 and Under Champs SPIRE, Geneva     X        
Feb 25 LESI Regional Age Group Champs Solon HS Slower than A   X X X    
Mar 2-4 LESI Senior Champs Univ of Akron   Yes X X X    
Mar 9-11 LESI Age Group Champs Cleveland State

11+ NAG A

10 U NAG BB

Yes X X X    
Mar 13-17 NCSA Spring Junior Nationals Orlando FL NCSA Yes       X  
Mar 29-Apr 1 Central Zone Section 3 Champs Univ of Akron CZ3 Sectionals Yes       X  

Please familiarize yourself with our policy on Meet Entry Fees and Fines, and additionally with the Lake Erie Scratch Rule, which most meets will have in effect..

Your swimmer may be entered into a relay if we have enough swimmers at the meet. We won't know until race day so please ask your coach if you are in a relay before you leave the meet. Thanks.

Host Team Abbreviations:

USC – University Swim Club
CCS – Canton City Schools
LRST – Lakewood Rec Swim Team
SWIM – SWIM Strongsville
STRS – Solon Stars
LESD – Lake Erie Silver Dolphins
SHSH – Shaker Sharks
VSC – Vacationland Swim Club
LSSC – Lake Shore Swim Club
HEAT – Hudson Explorers Aquatic Team
MRST – Medina Rec Swim Team
PS – Penguin Swimming
FAST – Firestone Akron Swim Team
LESI – Lake Erie Swimming, Inc.

GLSS - Great Lakes Sailfish


Other Abbreviations:
NAG – National Age Group
13 & O – 13 & Over
12 & U – 12 & Under
8 & U – 8 & Under
HS – High School
P/F – Prelim & Finals Format


Age Groups:
8 & Under
9-10 year olds
11-12 year olds
13-14 year olds
15-16 year oldsx`
17-18 year olds
Open = all ages


Time Standards (for each age group):
AAAA (fastest)
AAA
AA
A
BB
B

 

Additional Information:

·      Course – Competition pools may be short course (25 yards or 25 meters), or long course (50 meters).  The international standard and Olympic format is 50 meters and world records are accomplished in 25 and 50 meter pools.  USA Swimming maintains records for 25 yard, 25 meter and 50 meter pools.

·      Age Group refers to the different age groups participants compete in and is based on how old they are on the first day of the meet. Traditionally recognized age groups are 10 and under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. Certain local meets feature 8 and under, single age groups (i.e. swim your own age), or open events that are open to all ages.

·      Timed finals format means that placing and scoring is based on each swimmer’s time and ranked accordingly.  Athletes swim each event only once and their place is determined based on how their time ranks for their entire age group for that event.  Final results for each event are generally posted at the meet for parents to review.

·      Prelim / Finals format has 2 sessions.  First is the preliminary session.  The top athletes in each event qualify to compete again in the finals session later that same day.  ALWAYS check with your coaches before leaving a P/F meet to find out if you are on a relay or swimming in finals or not..

Please familiarize yourself with our policy on Meet Entry Fees and Fines, and additionally with the Lake Erie Scratch Rule, which most meets will have in effect..

Your swimmer may be entered into a relay if we have enough swimmers at the meet. We won't know until race day so please ask your coach if you are in a relay before you leave the meet. Thanks.

Meet Entry Fees and Fines

  • Each meet has event fees and meet surcharges listed in the meet description and in the online entry forms. Additionally, there is a $4 USC surcharge for each meet entered.
  • Meet entry fees are non-refundable, even if the swimmer(s) are unable to attend the meet.
  • The family of each swimmer is responsible for paying LESI meet fines incurred. Examples of fines include: scratching at a Championship Meet or swimming slower than the time standard required to enter an event.  Families will be notified of any fines owed and instructed on how to pay those fines.