MAINE STATE YMCA SWIM LEAGUE RULES - 2013-2014

 

 

A.         PHILOSOPHY

 

 

It is the philosophy of the Maine State YMCA Swim League that in order to:

- Meet accepted YMCA program objectives,

- Prepare our competitors for further swimming competition, and

- Foster in our participants a healthy outlook on life;

 

The League and its Teams must:

- Create a fair set of rules and enforce them firmly and consistently, and

- Seek out coaches and officials who will use every opportunity to demonstrate that

   fair, firm, and consistent rules are in the end better for everyone.

 

Recommendations:

  • It is recommended that the home team provide a period of fellowship and refreshments for

the swimmers of both teams (by agreement of both coaches) following each YMCA League

Meet.

  • The League recommends that every YMCA team make every effort to support Maine YMCA meets first.
  • Each team may award ribbons to other swimmers as it seems fit.
  • It is recommended that league meetings the group follow Robert’s Rules of order when an impasse occurs or issue is raised at the meeting.
  • Coaches are strongly encouraged to enter estimated times instead of N.T.
  • Host team should re-seed meet after scratches.

 

B.   GENERAL RULES

 

1.         The rules of the USA Swimming Technical rules shall be the Official Rules of this League with the following additions and changes:

 

2.         The water depth at the end of the pool where any swimmer starts from a block or the

deck may be no less than that recommended by the National YMCA Competitive Swimming

and Diving Guidelines (currently - 5 feet). If the water depth is less than recommended, swimmers must start in the water. All events must start at the starting end of the pool.

 

3.         The eligibility of any swimmer to represent a YMCA shall be determined by the National Rules That Govern YMCA Competitive Sports and by the Local YMCA Board of Directors. The Competitive Swimming Coordinator(s), whose decision shall be final, will rule on any case in question. The penalty for allowing an ineligible swimmer to compete for points shall be forfeiture of all points earned by the offending  team in those events at the meet in question.

 

4.         The Official Winter Swimming Season shall be from September 1st to April 30th. The

Summer Swimming Season shall be from May 1st to August 31st.

 

5.         A swimmer's age group for winter competition shall be determined by his or her age

on December 1st of the current season, except when meet information  indicates an alternate date. A Swimmer's age group for summer competition shall be determined by his or her age on the first day of the meet in question.

a.         The 8 and Under Division shall consist of competitors age 6 to 8.

b.         The 9 &10 Division shall consist of competitors age 10 and under.

c.         The 11 & 12 Division shall consist of competitors age 12 and under.

d.         The 13 & 14 Division shall consist of competitors age 14 and under.


GENERAL RULES (cont.)

 

e.    The Senior Division shall consist of competitors who are age 12 or over on the 1st day of the Short Course National Championships. but less than age 22 on the day of competition, who have not represented any scholastic institution beyond grade 12 in competitive swimming, and who have not competed in a YMCA Master's Meet.

f.     Open Division is available to all eligible swimmers.

g.    Hy-Tek Meet Manager files will be provided by the league and will be the official file.

 

The Competitive Swimming Coordinator(s), whose decision shall be final, will rule on any case in question. The penalty for allowing a swimmer to compete in an age group in which he or she is not eligible to compete shall be forfeiture of all points earned by the offending team in those events in the meet in question.

 

6.         The League shall maintain records for 8 and Under, 9 & 10, 11 & 12, 13 & 14, 15 – 18 and Senior Divisions. Records shall be maintained for all events in the League Event List and for any other events in which records are kept by the National YMCA. Records may be established only in YMCA competition, sanctioned or approved in writing by the Cluster Coordinator(s) and only in the event. distance, and stroke actually contested, except that the first swimmer on a relay team may establish a

record as specified in the regular Rules. The Cluster Coordinator(s) will rule on any record or performance in question.

a.         Times from 25 yard pools will be considered official.

b.         A separate set of Short Course Meter Records will be maintained for times obtained in 25 meter pools.

c.         A separate set of Long Course Records will be maintained for times obtained in 50 meter pools.

d.         In order to establish a State Record, electronic or 3 stop watch timing must be used.

 

7. Amendment:

a.         Any amendment, change, addition. or deletion to the General Rules, the  League Meets Rules, or the Championship Meet Rules must be proposed and adopted at the Spring League Meeting, and must be adopted again at the Fall League Meeting in order to become official.

 

b.         Each team in the League shall have one vote. If there is a tie vote, the motion fails.

 

8. Distribution:

a.         It will be the duty of the league Coordinator( s) to make available at, or as soon as possible after the Fall Meeting one copy of these Rules to every YMCA which has a team in the League.

b.         In addition it will be the duty of the league Coordinator( s) to distribute to each

YMCA at, or ASAP following, the Fall Meeting:

1 copy of the League Directory

1 copy of the League Schedule

1 copy of the National YMCA Rules That Govern Competitive Sports

1 copy of the Rules for the YMCA National Championship

1 copy of the National YMCA Competitive Swimming Rules.

1 copy of the Coach of the Year Criteria.

1 copy of the YMCA Citizen criteria.

1 copy of budget and finance report.

 

C.        It will be the duty of the League Coordinator(s) to distribute to each YMCA

ASAP after the Spring Meeting: the Rule Change Proposals for the Fall Meeting,

and the proposed Schedule for the next Winter Season.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL RULES (cont.)

 

 

9. Schedules will be decided at the spring meeting and Bids for closed meets will due by September 1st.

 

C.   LEAGUE MEETS - WINTER SEASON

 

1.         Northern                               Central                                               Southern

           

            Bangor                                                Auburn / Lewiston                               Boothbay

            Down East                              Penobscot Bay                                   Bath

            Mt. Desert                               Kennebec Valley                                 Casco Bay     

            Old Town / Orono                   Waldo County                                     Northern York

            Piscataquis                              Waterville                                            Portland

                                                                                                                        Sanford

 

Dual Meet definition: A dual meet is defined as a scored meet between 2 different Y teams that use a uniform order of events as presented by the league unless both coaches agree.

Closed Meet definition: A closed meet is a Y meet set-up between 2 or more Y teams using a non-dual meet order of events with the list of event files as provided by the league and non-scoring.

Open/Invitational Meet definition” An open/invitational meet is a Y meet with no pre-set criteria for competition and no scoring except for what is in the meet information

 

A Dual Meet & Closed Meet League Schedule shall be submitted by the Cluster Coordinator(s) at the Spring Meeting for a vote of acceptance. If the Schedule is not accepted and if no alternative is agreed upon, the submitted Schedule shall be the official League Schedule for the following year. The Cluster Coordinator(s) will attempt to arrange equal numbers of home and away dual meets and to alternate home and away meets from year to year by order of State Meet finish. Once the League Schedule is published each team must swim all scheduled dual meets unless the team is released by the Cluster Coordinator(s), or the meet is canceled due to weather or extenuating circumstances.

 

2.         Each competitor shall be allowed to compete to score in three events including relay at dual meets. For closed meets swimmers shall be allowed to swim in no more than four events. This rule may be waived if all coaches agree, but if there is no agreement the Referee shall enforce this rule as written.

           

3A.       Dual Meets only: The host coach must contact the visiting coach to discuss relevant information by 5:00 pm on Wednesday before the meet. The visiting coach must send his or her full Meet Entry (also from Hy-Tek Team Manager - with Seed Times) to the host coach by 9:00 PM on the Thursday before the Meet. The host team must e-mail the Meet Manager Back-Up to the visiting coach if requested. Any changes after that time must be submitted in writing at the meet by (on the form provided if there is one) or to the Scorer's Table prior to the beginning of the event or by confirmed e-mail prior to the meet.

3B.       Closed Meets:

a.                 All entries are due Thursday 9 pm prior to the meet to the meet director of the particular meet.

b.                 All cuts will be done in this format:

1.    Sessions are limited to 4 hours (warm ups are not included)

2.    all exhibition swims are cut first

3.    500, 1,000 & 1,650 are not included in the timeline.

4.    Host team will communicate warm up schedule to teams entered in the meet.

 

4.         If Exhibition swims/swimmers are allowed they must be clearly designated by both coaches so that an Exception Report can be viewed 30 minutes before the start of the Meet. The Referee shall rule on any cases in question.

 

4.B       For all disqualifications, results must have the Hy-tek DQ code identifying the DQ or the coach must receive the DQ slip.

 

5.         For Dual Meets: Scoring shall be 6,4,3,2,1 for individual events and 8,4,2 for Relays.

 

6.         Every League meet must have officials as indicated by the Current National YMCA Swimming and Diving Rule Book. If the host team does not have a Certified Official as the Referee, the visiting team will have the right to designate a Referee. The League Coordinator(s) will rule on any case in question, and failure to allow the visiting team to execute its right will cause the host team to forfeit the meet. If the host team is unable to secure a Certified Official, they shall inform the visiting coach in advance.

 

7.         In all League meets there must be electronic timing, or three watches on the first and second place swimmers and at least one watch on each of the other lanes. If either team requests three watches on every lane and can furnish watches and timers, the Referee shall allow the request and will set up the timing accordingly.

 

8.         When touch pads are used – for all 8 & under & 10 & under events available touchpad times will be used unless the back-up button time is faster by .3 seconds or more, in which case the button time will be used. For all 12 & under, 14 & under and Senior events the USA Swimming rule will apply as written.

 

9.         Awards for open meets will be stated in the Meet Announcement.  

 

10.       In all dual & closed meets the host team will award YMCA ribbons to all swimmers who score/place. The host team should distribute ribbons to the visiting team within 2 weeks after the end of the meet unless extenuating circumstances arise.  League Ribbon colors are as follows: 1st=Blue, 2nd=Red, 3rd=Yellow, 4th=White, 5th=Pink, 6th=Green, 7th=Purple, and 8th=Orange.

 

11.       The host team shall send a complete and correct set of meet results (including all splits if electronic timing is used) to the Results Chair (according to his or her instructions) and to the visiting team in Meet Manager Back up within 7 days of the end of the meet. If meet results are not sent, the meet will not count for the host team, but would count for the visiting team unless there are extenuating circumstances.

 

12A.    The Order of Events for all League Dual Meets will be as listed on page 5 of these

Rules and will include all listed events. Scoring will be done on the 88 event format indicated on page 7.

 

12B.    The Order of Events for all League Closed Meets is listed on page 6. Scoring is not required for closed meets.

 

 


 

 

 

MAINE STATE YMCA SWIM LEAGUE

Dual Meet  - STANDARD ORDER OF EVENTS

 

Format for Dual Meet 1 & 3                                                Format for Dual Meet 2 & 4

 

1.      6-8 year old Girl 100 Free Relay                                1. 6-8 year old Girl 100 Med. Relay

2.      6-8 year old Boy 100 Free Relay                                2. 6-8 year old Boy 100 Med. Relay

3.      10 & under Girl 200 Med. Relay                                3. 10 & under Girl 100 Med. Relay

4.      10 & under Boy 200 Med. Relay                               4. 10 & under Boy 100 Med. Relay

5.      11 & 12 Girl 200 Med. Relay                                     5. 11 & 12 Girl 100 Med. Relay

6.      11 & 12 Boy 200 Med. Relay                                     6. 11 & 12 Boy 100 Med. Relay

7.      14 & under Girl 200 Med. Relay                                7. 14 & under Girl 200 Med. Relay

8.      14 & under Boy 200 Med. Relay                               8. 14 & under Boy 200 Med. Relay

9.      Senior Girl 200 Med. Relay                                        9. Senior Girl 200 Med. Relay

10.  Senior Boy 200 Med. Relay                                       10. Senior Boy 200 Med. Relay

11.  6-8 year old Girl 25 Free                                             11. 6-8 Year old Girl 25 Free             

12.  6-8 Year Old Boy 25 Free                                          12. 6-8 Year Old Boy 25 Free

13.  11 & 12 Girl 200 Free                                                 13. 6-8 Year old Girl 100 I.M.

14.  11 & 12 Boy 200 Free                                                            14. 6-8 Year old Boy 100 I.M.

15.  13 & 14 Girl 200 Free                                                 15. 9 & 10 Year Old Girl 100 I.M.

16.  Senior Girls 200 Free                                                  16. 9 & 10 Year Old Boy 100 I.M.

17.  Senior Boys 200 Free                                                  17. 11 & 12 Girl 100 I.M.

18.  6-8 year old Girl 25 Fly                                              18. 13 & 14 Girl 200 I.M.

19.  6-8 year old Boy 25 Fly                                              19. 13 & 14 Boy 200 I.M.     

20.  6-8 year old Girl 50 Free                                             20. Senior Girl 200 I.M.

21.  6-8 year old Boy 50 Free                                            21. Senior Boy 200 I.M.

22.  9 & 10 Girl 50 Free                                                     22. 6-8 year old Girl 25 Fly

23.  9 & 10 Boy 50 Free                                                    23. 6-8 year old Boy 25 Fly

24.  11 & 12 Girl 50 Free                                                   24. 9 & 10 Girl 50 Free

25.  11 & 12 Boy 50 Free                                                  25. 9 & 10 Boy 50 Free

26.  13 & 14 Girl 50 Free                                                   26. 11 & 12 Girl 50 Free

27.  13 & 14 Boy 50 Free                                                  27. 11 & 12 Boy 50 Free

28.  Senior Girl 50 Free                                                      28. 13 & 14 Girl 50 Free

29.  Senior Boy 50 Free                                                     29. 13 & 14 Boy 50 Free

30.  6-8 year old Girl 25 Back                                           30. Senior Girl 50 Free

31.  6-8 year old Boy 25 Back                                           31. Senior Boy 50 Free

32.  9 & 10 Girl 50 Fly                                                       32. 6-8 year old Girl 25 Back

33.  9 & 10 Boy 50 Fly                                                      33. 6-8 year old Boy 25 Back

34.  11 & 12 Girl 50 Fly                                                     34. 9 & 10 Girl 50 Fly

35.  11 & 12 Boy 50 Fly                                                    35. 9 & 10 Boy 50 Fly

36.  13 & 14 Girl 100 Fly                                                   36. 11 & 12 Girl 50 Fly

37.  13 & 14 Boy 100 Fly                                                  37. 11 & 12 Boy 50 Fly

38.  Senior Girl 100 Fly                                                     38. 13 & 14 Girl 100 Fly

39.  Senior Boy 100 Fly                                                     39. 13 & 14 Boy 100 Fly

40.  6-8 year old Girl 25 Breast                                         40. Senior Girl 100 Fly

41.  6-8 year old Boy 25 Breast                                         41. Senior Boy 100 Fly

42.  9 & 10 Girl 100 Free                                                   42. 6-8 year old Girl 25 Breast

43.  9 & 10 Boy 100 Free                                                  43. 6-8 year old Boy 25 Breast

 

 

 

 

 

MAINE STATE YMCA SWIM LEAGUE

Dual Meet  - STANDARD ORDER OF EVENTS (Cont.)

 

 

Format for Dual Meet 1 & 3                                                Format for Dual Meet 2 & 4

 

44.  11 & 12 Girl 100 Free                                                 44. 11 & 12 Girl 100 Free

45.  11 & 12 Boy 100 Free                                                            45. 11 & 12 Boy 100 Free

46.  13 & 14 Girl 100 Free                                                 46. 13 & 14 Girl 100 Free

47.  13 & 14 Boy 100 Free                                                            47. 13 & 14 Boy 100 Free

48.  Senior Girl 100 Free                                                    48. Senior Girl 100 Free

49.  Senior Boy 100 Free                                                   49. Senior Boy 100 Free

50.  6-8 year old Girl 100 Med. Relay                               50. 6-8 year old Girl 100 Med. Relay

51.  6-8 year old Boy 100 Med. Relay                              51. 6-8 year old Boy 100 Med. Relay

52.  9 & 10 Girl 50 Back                                                    52. 9 & 10 Girl 50 Back

53.  9 & 10 Boy 50 Back                                                   53. 9 & 10 Boy 50 back

54.  11 & 12 Girl 50 Back                                                  54. 11 & 12 Girl 50 Back

55.  11 & 12 Boy 50 Back                                                 55. 11 & 12 Boy 50 back

56.  13 & 14 Girl 100 Back                                                56. 13 & 14 Girl 100 Back

57.  13 & 14 Boy 100 Back                                               57. 13 & 14 Boy 100 Back

58.  Senior Girl 100 Back                                                  58. Senior Girl 100 Back

59.  Senior Boy 100 Back                                                  59. Senior Boy 100 Back

60.  9 & 10 Girl 50 Breast                                                  60. 9 & 10 Girl 50 Breast

61.  9 & 10 Boy 50 Breast                                                 61. 9 & 10 Boy 50 Breast

62.  11 & 12 Girl 50 Breast                                                62. 11 & 12 Girl 50 Breast

63.  11 & 12 Boy 50 Breast                                               63. 11 & 12 Boy 50 Breast

64.  13 & 14 Girl 100 Breast                                              64. 13 & 14 Girl 100 Breast

65.  13 & 14 Boy 100 Breast                                             65. 13 & 14 Boy 100 Breast

66.  Senior Girl 100 Breast                                                66. Senior Girl 100 Breast

67.  Senior Boy 100 Breast                                                67. Senior Boy 100 Breast

68.  9 & 10 Girl 200 Free Relay                                         68. 9 & 10 Girl 200 Free Relay

69.  9 & 10 Boy 200 Free Relay                                        69. 9 & 10 Boy 200 Free Relay

70.  11 & 12 Girl 200 Free Relay                                       70. 11 & 12 Girl 200 Free Relay

71.  11 7 12 Boy 200 Free Relay                                       71. 11 & 12 Boy 200 Free Relay

72.  13 & 14 Girl 200 Free Relay                                       72. 13 & 14 Girl 200 Free Relay

73.  13 & 14 Boy 200 Free Relay                                      73. 13 & 14 Boy 200 Free Relay

74.  Senior Girl 200 Free Relay                                         74. Senior Girl 200 Free Relay

75.  Senior Boy 200 Free Relay                                         75. Senior Boy 200 Free Relay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAINE STATE YMCA SWIM LEAGUE

Closed Meet  - STANDARD ORDER OF EVENTS – Split Session

 

Closed Meet Format 1                                                          Closed Meet Format 2

 

30 minute Warm up                                                   30 minute Warm up

8 & Under 100 FR                                                       8 & under 100 MR

12 & under 200 FR                                                      12 & under 200 MR

12 & under 100 IM                                                       12 & under 100 Br

8 & Under 25 Free                                                       8 & under 25 Br

12 & under 50 Bk                                                         12 & under 50 Fly

8 & under 25 Br                                                            8 & under 25 Bk

12 & under 100 Free                                                   12 & under 50 Free

8 & under 25 Fly                                                          12 & under 100 Fly

12 & under 50 Br                                                                   8 & under 25 Fly

8 & under 25 Back                                                       12 & under 50 Back

12 & under 50 Fly                                                        8 & under 25 Free

12 & under 50 Free                                                     12 & under 50 Br

                                                                                       12 & under 100 Back

45 Minute Warm up                                                   45 Minute Warm up

11 & 12 200 FR                                                            11 & 12 200 MR

Open 200 FR                                                               Open 200 MR

11 & 12 100 Back                                                        11 & 12100 Fly

Open 200 IM                                                                Open 200 Free

Open 50 Back                                                              Open 50 Back

Open 100 Fly                                                               Open 100 Br

Open 50 Free                                                               Open 50Free

Open 200 Br                                                                Open 200 Fly

11 & 12 100 IM                                                             11 & 12 200 IM

Open 50 Fly                                                                

11 & 12 100 Br                                                             Open 50 Br

Open 200 Back                                                            11 & 12 100 Fr

Open 50 Br                                                                             Open 50 Fly

Open 100 Free                                                            Open 100 Back

Open 400 MR                                                              Open 400 IM

Up to 15 minute break                                               Open 400 FR

Open 500 Free                                                             Up to15 minute break

                                                                                       Open 1000/1650 Free                 

                                                                                     

 

                                                                                      

 


MAINE STATE YMCA SWIM LEAGUE

Closed Meet  - STANDARD ORDER OF EVENTS – One Session

 

Format 1

1. 8 and under 100 Free Relay

2. 10 & under 200 Free Relay

3. 12 & under 200 Free Relay

4. Open 200 Free Relay

5. 8 & under 25 Backstroke

6. 12 & under 100 Backstroke

7. Open 200 I.M.

8. 8 & under 25 Breaststroke

9. Open 50 Backstroke

10. 12 & under 200 Free

11. 8 & under 25 Fly

12. Open 100 Free

13. Senior 200 Breaststroke

14. 12 & under 100 I.M.

15. 8 & under 25 Free

16. Open 50 Fly

17. 12 & under 100 Breaststroke

18. Senior 200 Backstroke

19. Open 50 Breaststroke

20. Open 50 Free

21. Open 400 Medley Relay

Up to   15 minute break

22. Open 500 Free

* Teams must provide own timers

 

Format 2

1. 8 and under 100 Medley Relay

2. 10 & under 200 Medley Relay

3. 12 & under 200 Medley Relay

4. Open 200 Medley Relay

5. 8 & under 25 Backstroke

6. 12 & under 100 Fly

7. Open 200 Free

8. 8 & under 25 Breaststroke

9. Open 50 Backstroke

10. Open 100 Breaststroke

12 8 & under 25 Free

13. Senior 200 Fly

14. Open 50 Free

15. 12 & under 200 I.M.

16. 8 & under 25 Fly

17. Open 50 Breaststroke

18. 12 & under 100 Free

19. Senior 400 I.M.

20. Open 50 Fly

21. Open 100 Back

22. *Open 400 Free Relay

Up to   15 minute break

23. *Open 1000/1650 Free

* Teams must provide own timers

 

MAINE STATE YMCA SWIM LEAGUE

88 EVENT LIST FOR RESULTS AND SCORING FOR REGULAR LEAGUE MEETS

 

Event No                                                        Event                                      Event No

For Girls                                                                                                                     For Boys

1                                               8 & U 100 yard Medley Relay                       2

3                                              9 & 10 200 yard Medley Relay                       4

5                                              11 & 12 200 yard Medley Relay                     6

7                                              13 & 14 200 yard Medley Relay                     8

9                                              Senior 200 yard Medley Relay                       10

11                                            11 & 12 200 yard Freestyle                            12

13                                            13 & 14 200 yard Freestyle                            14

15                                            Senior 200 yard Freestyle                              16

17                                             8 & U 100 yard Ind. Medley                           18

19                                            9 & 10  100 yard Ind. Medley                         20

21                                            11 & 12 100 yard Ind. Medley                                    22

23                                            13 & 14 200 yard Ind. Medley                                    24

25                                            Senior 200 yard Ind. Medley                          26

27                                             8 & U 25 yard Freestyle                                 28

29                                            9 & 10  50 yard Freestyle                               30

31                                            11 & 12 50 yard Freestyle                              32

33                                            13 & 14 50 yard Freestyle                              34

35                                            Senior 50 yard Freestyle                                36

37                                             8 & U 25 yard Butterfly                                  38

39                                            9 & 10  50 yard Butterfly                                 40

41                                            11 & 12 50 yard Butterfly                                42

43                                            13 & 14 100 yard Butterfly                              44

45                                            Senior 100 yard Butterfly                                46

47                                             8 & U 50 yard Freestyle                                 48

49                                            9 & 10  100 yard Freestyle                             50

51                                            11 & 12 100 yard Freestyle                            52

53                                            13 & 14 100 yard Freestyle                            54

55                                            Senior 100 yard Freestyle                              56

57                                            Senior 500 yard Freestyle                              58

59                                             8 & U 25 yard Backstroke                             60

61                                            9 & 10  50 yard Backstroke                            62

63                                            11 & 12 50 yard Backstroke                           64

65                                            13 & 14 100 yard Backstroke                         66

67                                            Senior 100 yard Backstroke                           68

69                                             8 & U 25 yard Breaststroke                           70

71                                            9 & 10  50 yard Breaststroke                          72

73                                            11 & 12 50 yard Breaststroke                         74

75                                            13 & 14 100 yard Breaststroke                       76

77                                            Senior 100 yard Breaststroke                         78

79                                             8 & U 100 yard Freestyle Relay                    80

81                                            9 & 10  200 yard Freestyle Relay                   82

83                                            11 & 12 200 yard Freestyle Relay                  84

85                                            13 & 14 200 yard Freestyle Relay                  86

87                                            Senior 200 yard Freestyle Relay                    88

 

 

 


 

MAINE STATE YMCA SWIM LEAGUE

STATE MEET - ORDER OF EVENTS 2014

Event # For Girls                                 Event                                       Event # For Boys

 

64        SESSION 5 -SUN      8 & U 100 Yard Medley Relay                                    72  SESSION 6 - SUN

65                                            8 & U 100 Yard Individual Medley                              73

66                                            8 & U 25 Yard Freestyle                                             74

67                                            8 & U 25 Yard Butterfly                                              75

68                                            8 & U 50 Yard Freestyle                                             76

69                                            8 & U 25 Yard Backstroke                                          77

70                                            8 & U 25 Yard Breaststroke                                        78

71                                            8 & U 100 Yard Freestyle Relay                                 79

SESSION 2 - Sat                                                                                                       SESSION 3 Saturday

20                                            9 & 10 200 Yard Medley Relay                                  29

21                                            9 & 10 100 Yard Individual Medley                             31

22                                            9 & 10 50 Yard Freestyle                                            33

23                                            9 & 10 50 Yard Butterfly                                             35

24                                            9 & 10 100 Yard Freestyle                                          37

25                                            9 & 10 50 Yard Backstroke                                        39

26                                            9 & 10 50 Yard Breaststroke                                      41

27                                            9 & 10 200 Yard Freestyle Relay                               43

SESSION 7 -SUN

80                                            11 & 12 200 Yard Medley Relay                                28

81                                            11 & 12 200 Yard Freestyle                                        30

82                                            11 & 12 100 Yard Individual Medley                           32

83                                            11 & 12 50 Yard Freestyle                                          34

84                                            11 & 12 50 Yard Butterfly                                           36

85                                            11 & 12 100 Yard Freestyle                                        38

86                                            11 & 12 50 Yard Backstroke                                      40

87                                            11 & 12 50 Yard Breaststroke                                    42

88                                            11 & 12 200 Yard Freestyle Relay                             44

 


SESSION 4 – Sat.                                                                                                      SESSION 1 Friday

            45                                Senior 200 Yard Medley Relay                                  1

            46                                13 & 14  200 Yard Medley Relay                               2

47                                Senior 200 Yard Freestyle                                          3

            48                                13 & 14 200 Yard Freestyle                                        4

            49                                Senior 200 Yard Individual Medley                             5

            50                                13 & 14 200 Yard Individual Medley                           6

            51                                Senior 50 Yard Freestyle                                            7

            52                                13 & 14 50 Yard Freestyle                                          8

            53                                Senior 100 Yard Butterfly                                           9

            54                                13 & 14 100 Yard Butterfly                                         10

            55                                Senior 100 Yard Freestyle                                          11

            56                                13 & 14 100 Yard Freestyle                                        12

            57                                Senior 500 Yard Freestyle                                          13

            58                                13 & 14 100 Yard Backstroke                                    14

            59                                Senior 100 Yard Backstroke                                      15

            60                                13 & 14 100 Yard Breaststroke                                  16

            61                                Senior 100 Yard Breaststroke                                    17

            62                                13 & 14 200 Yard Freestyle Relay                             18

63                                Senior 200 Yard Freestyle Relay                               19


D.   CHAMPIONSHIP - WINTER SEASON

 

1.         The eligibility of a team to compete in the Championship Meet will be determined by applicable State and National YMCA regulations. The League Coordinator(s} will rule on any cases in question. That ruling will be final.

 

2.         Every swimmer must swim in at least three League Meets, contested on separate dates, in the current winter season in order to be eligible to swim in the current (Winter) Championship Meet. In order to qualify as a League Meet, a meet must be on the League Schedule issued by the League Coordinator (s}, or must be a make-up of one on the League Schedule, or must be approved by the Coordinator (s) by December 31. The League Coordinator(s) will rule on any cases In question. Only if a coach notifies the League Coordinators within 48 hours after the last sanctioned League Meet of the season and only in extenuating circumstances, may the League Coordinator(s) waive this rule. The Coordinator(s} decision will be final. The Coordinators will notify all coaches of all waivers before State Meet Entries are due.

 

3.         All other problems (except eligibility questions noted above) relating to the entry process or the conduct of the meet will be decided by the Championship Meet Committee. Their decision will be final. The Championship Meet Committee in any season will consist of the Meet Director(s}, the Referee(s}, and the Official Starter(s) for the Championships and a Coach and an Alternate Coach who will be elected at the January Meeting. The Alternate

Coach will serve if the primary Coach's team is involved. It should be noted that not all members of the Meet Committee might be present during anyone day of the Competition, and that therefore a majority vote of those in attendance will be adequate to resolve any problem arising during the competition.

 

4.  Any change, addition, or deletion to the Championship Meet Procedures and Instructions must be proposed and adopted at the Fall League Meeting in order to become official. In addition, however, the Championship Meet Committee may issue further detailed instructions, if necessary regarding the use of the State Meet Facility.

 

 

5.         Team Entries must be created from a Hy- Tek Windows Team Manager and must be sent as a Hy- Tek Entry File by e-mail or diskette to the Seeding Chair, as follows: (Specific date timeline is established at January meeting).

a.         By February 1st - each Team must designate an Entry Contact Person who has e-mail.

b.         By Noon on Thursday, 9 days before the State Meet - each Team's Entry File must have been received by the Seeding Chair by e-mail or diskette. If the Seeding Chair is missing an entry at the deadline, he/she will attempt to contact the Team. If he/she is not successful, the Cluster Coordinator will contact the YMCA. A $100.00 fine will be assessed on late entries.

 

c.         By 6:00 PM on Thursday, 9 days before the Meet - the Seeding Chair will e-mail to each Team's Entry Contact Person an HTML file of that Team's entries as entered into the State Meet Windows Meet Manager.

d.         By Noon on Friday, 8 days before the Meet - all additions and corrections to the HTML file must be received by the Seeding Chair by e-mail. These corrections and additions must be sent by e-mail message to the Seeding Chair, unless he or she directs the coach to send a full corrected entry file. No changes, additions, or corrections to the Team Entry will be allowed after this time.

e.         By 6:00 PM on Friday, 8 days before the Meet - the Seeding Chair will e-mail each Team Entry Contact an HTML file of the complete Psych Sheet for the Meet.

f.          By Noon on Monday, 5 days before the Meet - the Seeding Chair must have received by e-mail any corrections for typographical errors made by the Seeding Chair. He or she must also have received all protests regarding any swimmer's eligibility by this time. No other changes or corrections will be accepted at this time, and no eligibility protests will be accepted after this time.

g.         By 6:00 PM on Monday, 5 days before the Meet - the Seeding Chair will post  the Revised Psych Sheet on the League’s Web Site.

 

6.         8 days before the Meet - a check for the full amount of the Entry Fees due (as voted at the January Meeting) or payment arrangements made with league coordinator, must accompanied by the Team Data and Authorization Form must be received by the League Coordinators.

 

 


 

CHAMPIONSHIP - WINTER SEASON (cont.)

 

7.         Each team may enter an unlimited number of swimmers in individual events. Each swimmer may enter a maximum of three events. A team may enter swimmers as exhibition competitors in Exhibition National YMCA Qualifying Events provided: The team coach makes a request to the Meet Director, the event is swum only once, the event is not a regularly contested event and the time is close to qualifying for that age group in this Championship, relays that consist of swimmers of different ages may enter a relay for a time trial and the team coach arranges for sufficient timers.

 

8.         Swimmers who are left off Entries may be added at the meet director’s discretion, only as Non-scoring Exhibition Competitors, only in empty lanes in existing heats, and at a cost of $15 per swimmer per event.

 

9.         The Meet Directors will have the authority to ban from the rest of the Meet any swimmer who vandalizes any part of the host facility or who disobeys rules and regulations regarding its use.

 

10.       Place judging for the Championship Meet shall be by Modified Ballot unless an automatic timing and judging system is used. All 8 and Under Events will use three buttons instead of touch pads as the primary finish. For all 10 & Under and 12 & Under Events available touch pad times will be used unless the back-up button time is faster by 0.3 seconds or more, in which case the button time will be used. For all 14 & Under and Senior Events the USA Swimming rule will apply as written.

 

11.       There will be no penalty for missing an event except disqualification from that event NS will indicate a no show instead of a disqualification. Missing an event will count as an entered event but there will be no further penalty for the meet.  For all disqualifications, results must have the Hy-tek DQ code identifying the DQ or the coach must receive the DQ slip.

 

12.       All Events will be run as timed finals.

 

13.       Each team may enter unlimited relay teams in each relay event, but only the highest placing relay team may score. If a relay team places but does not score, it will receive the awards for that place.. The team coach shall designate the four swimmers assigned to swim on each relay team by listing their names on the meet Entry file. As many times as needed, a coach may scratch an individual event for any swimmer needed to fill out a relay, provided that one or more of the swimmers scheduled for that relay is scratch from the meet.

 

14.       Scoring shall be for sixteen places as in the regular rules. Relays have a value of four times an individual event.

 

15.       Appropriate awards will be awarded to the top eight finalists in each event. Ribbons will be awarded to ninth through sixteenth places. Heat Winner ribbons will be awarded to all Heat Winners. Each participant will receive a State Meet Participant Award.

 

16.       Team awards will be presented to the winning Girls' Team, Boys' Team, and Combined Team in each of the following Age Groups: 8 and Under, 10 and Under, 12 and Under, 14 and Under, Senior, and Over-All. In addition an award will be presented to the Runner-Up and Combined Over-All Team.

 

17.       For each age group the order of events will be as listed in the State Meet Order of Events on page 7 of these Rules.

 

18.       Awards will be presented at the State Meet to the YMCA Citizen for a Boy and Girl participant and to the YMCA Coach of The Year.

 

19. The recipient of the Outstanding Boy & Girl will receive a $500.00 scholarship payable after successfully completing their first semester.