Saluki Merry Swim Invitational December 9-10, 2023 Carbondale, IL
USA Swim Meet
- Entry Deadline - November 29 @ noon.
Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium in the Student Recreation Center 300 East Grand Avenue on the SIU campus, Carbondale, Illinois
Parking: Please see the attached map for parking information.
The Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium, an indoor 50 meter by 25-yard pool with non- turbulent lane markers and fully automatic timing system. The competition will be held in 8 lanes and additional lanes will be available for continuous warm-up/warm-down throughout the meet. Overhead seating for 500 spectators is available as well as generous on-deck areas for
swimmers and coaches.
The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4).
The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming. The pool depth at the start end of the pool is 5 feet and the pool depth at the turn end of the pool is 5 feet.
No swimmer will be permitted to compete unless the swimmer is a member as provided in Article 302. No on deck Ozark Swimming athlete registration will be permitted.
Swimmers entered in the meet who do not hold current membership will be dropped from the meet and entry fees will NOT be refunded. If a swimmer swims and is not registered, a $100 fine per athlete will be imposed on the
swimmer’s club, made payable to Ozark Swimming.
All swimmers must be a member of Ozark Swimming for this LSC championship.
When unaccompanied by a member coach, it is the responsibility of the swimmer or the swimmer’s legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.
All technical and administrative rules of USA Swimming will apply.
Age on December 10, 2022 will determine age for the entire meet.
Athletes with a disability are welcomed and shall 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.
FORMAT AND SEEDING
Current USA Swimming rules apply.
Athletes will be seeded according to submitted times (converted to SCY if needed).
All relays are mixed and must consist of 2 boys and 2 girls. All relay swimmers must be entered in the meet.
All events are competed as timed finals. Events will be pre-seeded and swum slowest to fastest.
Events will be swum as 8 & under, 10 & under, 11-12, and 13 and over.
200’s of backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly will be swum as 11 & over. events will be scored as 11-12, 1314, and 15 & over. 13 and over events will be scored as 13-14 and 15 and over, except for relays.
10 & under events will be scored as 8 & under and 9-10, except for relays.
Athletes are limited to 4 individual events and 1 relay event per session and 10 total events in the meet.
Please do not enter your swimmer in consecutive events of the same stroke.
The total number of entries will be limited to assure a reasonable timeline and compliance with USA Swimming guidelines for session length.
No team entries will be split. The athlete count will be limited to 200.
No deck entries will be accepted.
We reserve the right to limit entries in the 500 free to the top 16. Swimmers in the 500 must provide a timer and a counter.
Individual Events - $5.00
Relay Events - $10.00
Swimmer Surcharge - $8.00
Ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 8th place in 12 and under events.
Events will be scored 1st - 16th, but there will be no awards for 9th - 16th place.
High-Point awards will be presented to the athlete with the highest point total for male and female in each age group as follows: 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15 & over.
Relay points will not count.
We will also be having mystery heats where the winner of each mystery heat will receive a special prize.
In accordance with the recommendations of USA Swimming and Ozark LSC, Saluki Swim Club will operate this meet under the guidance of a meet Safety Marshal.
Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, restrooms, or locker rooms.
The current USA Swimming Rules and Regulations will apply.
Any swimmer entered in the meet must be certified by a USA-S member coach as being proficient in performing a racing start or must start each race from within the water without the use of the backstroke ledge.
When unaccompanied by a member-coach, it is the responsibility of the swimmer or the swimmer’s legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.
Use of audio or visual recording devices, including cell phones, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms. In addition, photography behind the blocks is not permitted.
Changing Policy: Deck changes are prohibited.
Changing into or out of swimsuits other than in the locker rooms or other designated areas is not appropriate and is prohibited by Ozark Swimming.
Shea Natatorium provides male and female locker rooms with private changing booths as well as a private family changing room. Changing into or out of swimsuits is prohibited in any area except these locations.
Athletes violating this policy will be ejected from the remainder of the meet.
Deck access is restricted to USA Swimming athletes, coaches, officials and meet volunteers. All non-athlete members must have proof of registration or a credential while on deck and present them upon meet management request. USA Swimming app is acceptable proof of USA Swimming membership.
Coaches who have valid USA Swimming credentials but who are unable to provide them upon request will be issued temporary credentials by the meet director
Coaches with expired or non-current credentials will be required to leave the deck area.
Operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the venue (pools, athlete/coach areas, spectator areas and open-ceiling locker rooms) any time athletes, coaches, officials and/or spectators are present.
All applicable adults participating in or associated with this meet acknowledge that they are subject to the provisions of the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (“MAAPP)” and that they understand that compliance with the MAAPP policy is a condition of participation in the conduct of this competition.
A quality control system has been implemented to ensure that individuals who are ineligible for participation are unable to participate in this competition. This includes, without limitation, individuals listed on the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Disciplinary Database, USA Swimming’s List of Individuals Permanently Suspended or Ineligible for Membership, USA Swimming’s List of Individuals Suspended or Ineligible-Specific Date, and all adult members (defined by the SafeSport Code for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement as 18 years and over) of USA Swimming who have not completed athlete protection education as required by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
Officials will be needed for all positions and all sessions for this meet.
Teams should submit the names and session availability of certified officials, as well as the names and session availability of trainees to Saluki Swim Club Officials Coordinator: Shawn Rees, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Uniforms for officials will be white shirt and khaki shorts, slacks, or skirt.
Concession will be available, subject to change without notice.
Please refer to SIU Student Recreation Center Rules and Policies