League Rules

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MAINE STATE YMCA SWIM

LEAGUE RULES & GUIDELINES –2020-2021

 

 

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 officials & coaches  who will use every opportunity to demonstrate that

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

 

Recommendations:

YMCA teams support Maine YMCA meets first.
Each team may award ribbons to other swimmers as it seems fit.
during league meetings, the group follow Robert’s Rules of order when an impasse occurs or issue is raised at the meeting.
Host team should re-seed meet after scratches.
Distribution:

a.         It will be the duty of the league Commissioner  to make available at, or as soon as possible after the Fall Meeting to every YMCA which has a team in the League and have it posted on the web site.

b

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 Tom Manduca Citizen criteria.

1 copy of budget and finance report.

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

 

 

B.   GENERAL RULES & GUIDELINES
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.

 

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 league commissioner, 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 disqualification from that meet.

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 8 & under.

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.

e.    The Senior Division shall consist of competitors who are age 12 or over on the 1st day of that season’s Short Course National Championships, but less than age 21? on the day of competition, who have not represented any scholastic institution beyond grade 12 in competitive swimming.

f.      Open Division is available to all eligible swimmers.

 

The League Commissioner, 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. 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 by the League Coordinator 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 104.2.1 parts D & E.. The Cluster Coordinator(s) will rule on any record or performance in question.

a.         A separate set of Short Course Yard Records will be maintained for times obtained in 25 yard pools.

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 Meter 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.

e.         Coach of the new record must submit to the records chair all pertinent information on the record in question.

 

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 present at the meeting shall have one vote. If there is a tie vote, the motion fails.

c. In the event of public health crisis, or any other circumstance, which limits or prevents meets from being conducted in accordance ith league rules, the Commissioner, upon majority vote of the league members, shall have the authority to waive, modify or create rules necessary to allow meets or other forms of competition to occur. In the event of a tie vote, the commissioner shall cast the deciding vote.

 

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8. Each swimmer that qualifies for and competes at Winter or Summer Nationals in an individual event will receive a reimbursement of up to $250 per swimmer or a max of $4,000 throughout the league. Payable to the athlete’s team.

 

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C.   LEAGUE MEETS – WINTER SEASON
1.         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. Adjustment in order of events can be made as long as all coaches agree.

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.

Double Dual/Triple Meet: A scored meet between 3 or 4 teams that compete at the same time but are scored as 3 dual meets (1v2, 1v3, 2v3) that use a uniform order of events as presented by the league unless all coaches agree.

 

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 League Commissioner 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.       All Meets: 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 and Team Roster  to the host coach by 9:00 PM on the Thursday before the Meet. Any changes after that time must be submitted to the Scorer’s Table prior to the beginning of the event or by confirmed e-mail prior to the meet.

3B.       Closed Meets:

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

2.    500, 1,000 & 1,650 are not included in the timeline.

All cuts will be done in this format:

3.    all exhibition swims are cut first

4.    Last team in the meet is cut first

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

4          For all disqualifications, results must have the Hy-tek DQ code identifying the DQ.

 

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 Black 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 Commissioner  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 & 9-10 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 11&12, 13-14 and Senior events the USA Swimming rule will apply as written.

 

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

 

11.       The host team shall send a complete set of meet results to the Results Chair (according to his or her instructions), the webmaster and to the visiting team in Meet Manager Back up within 1 business days of the end of the meet. If meet results are not sent, the meet will not count as a meet for the host team, but would count for the visiting team unless there are extenuating circumstances. All times will be valid

 

12A.    The Order of Events for all League Dual Meets will be as listed on pages 5 & 6 of these

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

 

12B.    The Order of Events for all League Closed Meets is determined by the host club. Scoring is not required for closed meets.

 

 

MAINE STATE YMCA SWIM LEAGUE
Dual Meet  – STANDARD ORDER OF EVENTS

 

Format 1                                                                                Format 2

 

1.      8 & Under Girl 100 Free Relay                                  1. 8 & Under Girl 100 Free Relay

2.      8 & Under Boy 100 Free Relay                                  2. 8 & Under Boy 100 Free Relay

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

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

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

6.      11 & 12 Boy 200 Med. Relay                                     6. 11 & 12 Boy 200 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.  8 & Under Girl 25 Free                                               11. 8 & Under Girl 25 Free

12.  8 & Under Boy 25 Free                                              12. 8 & Under Boy 25 Free

13.  11 & 12 Girl 200 Free                                                 13. 8 & Under Girl 100 I.M.

14.  11 & 12 Boy 200 Free                                                14. 8 & Under Boy 100 I.M.

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

16.  13 & 14 Boy 200 Free                                                16. 9 & 10 Year Old Boy 100 I.M.

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

18.  Senior Boys 200 Free                                                 18. 11 & 12 Boy 100 I.M.

19.  8 & Under Girl 25 Fly                                                19. 13 & 14 Girl 200 I.M.

20.  8 & Under Boy 25 Fly                                                20. 13 & 14 Boy 200 I.M.

21.  8 & Under Girl 50 Free                                               21. Senior Girl 200 I.M.

22.  8 & Under Boy 50 Free                                              22. Senior Boy 200 I.M.

23.  9 & 10 Girl 50 Free                                                     23. 8 & Under Girl 25 Fly

24.  9 & 10 Boy 50 Free                                                    24. 8 & Under Boy 25 Fly

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

26.  11 & 12 Boy 50 Free                                                  26. 9 & 10 Boy 50 Free

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

28.  13 & 14 Boy 50 Free                                                  28. 11 & 12 Boy 50 Free

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

30.  Senior Boy 50 Free                                                     30. 13 & 14 Boy 50 Free

31.  8 & Under old Girl 25 Back                                       31. Senior Girl 50 Free

32.  8 & Under Boy 25 Back                                             32. Senior Boy 50 Free

33.  9 & 10 Girl 50 Fly                                                      33. 8 & Under Girl 25 Back

34.  9 & 10 Boy 50 Fly                                                      34. 8 & Under Boy 25 Back

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

36.  11 & 12 Boy 50 Fly                                                    36. 9 & 10 Boy 50 Fly

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

38.  13 & 14 Boy 100 Fly                                                  38. 11 & 12 Boy 50 Fly

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

40.  Senior Boy 100 Fly                                                     40. 13 & 14 Boy 100 Fly

41.  8 & Under Girl 25 Breast                                           41. Senior Girl 100 Fly

42.  8 & Under Boy 25 Breast                                           42. Senior Boy 100 Fly

43.  9 & 10 Girl 100 Free                                                   43. 8 & Under Girl 25 Breast

44.  9 & 10 Boy 100 Free                                                  44. 8 & Under Boy 25 Breast

 

 

 

MAINE STATE YMCA SWIM LEAGUE
Dual Meet  – STANDARD ORDER OF EVENTS (Cont.)

 

 

Format 1                                                                                Format 2

 

45.  11 & 12 Girl 100 Free                                                 45. 11 & 12 Girl 100 Free

46.  11 & 12 Boy 100 Free                                                46. 11 & 12 Boy 100 Free

47.  13 & 14 Girl 100 Free                                                 47. 13 & 14 Girl 100 Free

48.  13 & 14 Boy 100 Free                                                48. 13 & 14 Boy 100 Free

49.  Senior Girl 100 Free                                                   49. Senior Girl 100 Free

50.  Senior Boy 100 Free                                                   50. Senior Boy 100 Free

51.  8 & Under Girl 100 Med. Relay                                 51. 8 & Under Girl 100 Med. Relay

52.  8 & Under Boy 100 Med. Relay                                 52. 8 & Under Boy 100 Med. Relay

53.  9 & 10 Girl 50 Back                                                   53. 9 & 10 Girl 50 Back

54.  9 & 10 Boy 50 Back                                                   54. 9 & 10 Boy 50 back

55.  11 & 12 Girl 50 Back                                                 55. 11 & 12 Girl 50 Back

56.  11 & 12 Boy 50 Back                                                 56. 11 & 12 Boy 50 back

57.  13 & 14 Girl 100 Back                                               57. 13 & 14 Girl 100 Back

58.  13 & 14 Boy 100 Back                                               58. 13 & 14 Boy 100 Back

59.  Senior Girl 100 Back                                                  59. Senior Girl 100 Back

60.  Senior Boy 100 Back                                                  60. Senior Boy 100 Back

61.  9 & 10 Girl 50 Breast                                                 61. 9 & 10 Girl 50 Breast

62.  9 & 10 Boy 50 Breast                                                 62. 9 & 10 Boy 50 Breast

63.  11 & 12 Girl 50 Breast                                               63. 11 & 12 Girl 50 Breast

64.  11 & 12 Boy 50 Breast                                               64. 11 & 12 Boy 50 Breast

65.  13 & 14 Girl 100 Breast                                             65. 13 & 14 Girl 100 Breast

66.  13 & 14 Boy 100 Breast                                             66. 13 & 14 Boy 100 Breast

67.  Senior Girl 100 Breast                                                67. Senior Girl 100 Breast

68.  Senior Boy 100 Breast                                                68. Senior Boy 100 Breast

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

70.  9 & 10 Boy 200 Free Relay                                        70. 9 & 10 Boy 200 Free Relay

71.  11 & 12 Girl 200 Free Relay                                      71. 11 & 12 Girl 200 Free Relay

72.  11 & 12 Boy 200 Free Relay                                      72. 11 & 12 Boy 200 Free Relay

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

74.  13 & 14 Boy 200 Free Relay                                      74. 13 & 14 Boy 200 Free Relay

75.  Senior Girl 200 Free Relay                                         75. Senior Girl 200 Free Relay

76.  Senior Boy 200 Free Relay                                         76. Senior Boy 200 Free Relay

77.  Senior Girl 500 Free                                                   77. Senior Girl 500 Free

78.  Senior Boy 500 Free                                                   78. Senior boy 500 Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2017

Event # For Girls                                 Event                                       Event # For Boys

 

64        SESSION 5 -SUN      8 & U 100 Yard Medley Relay                                    65  SESSION 5 – SUN

66                                            8 & U50Yard Freestyle                                               67

68                                            8 & U 25 Yard Backstroke                                          69

70                                            8 & U 25 Yard Breaststroke                                        71

72                                            8 & U 25 Yard Butterfly                                              73

74                                            8 & U 25 Yard Freestyle                                             75

76                                            8 & U 100 Yard Individual Medley                              77

78                                            8 & U 100 Yard Freestyle Relay                                 79
SESSION 3 – Sat                                                                                                        SESSION 2 Saturday

37                                            9 & 10 200 Yard Medley Relay                                  21

38                                            9 & 10 100 Yard Individual Medley                            23

39                                            9 & 10 50 Yard Freestyle                                            25

40                                            9 & 10 50 Yard Butterfly                                             27

41                                            9 & 10 100 Yard Freestyle                                          29

42                                            9 & 10 50 Yard Backstroke                                        31

43                                            9 & 10 50 Yard Breaststroke                                      33

44                                            9 & 10 200 Yard Freestyle Relay                               35

SESSION 6 -SUN
80                                            11 & 12 200 Yard Medley Relay                                20

81                                            11 & 12 200 Yard Freestyle                                        22

82                                            11 & 12 100 Yard Individual Medley                          24

83                                            11 & 12 50 Yard Freestyle                                          26

84                                            11 & 12 50 Yard Butterfly                                           28

85                                            11 & 12 100 Yard Freestyle                                        30

86                                            11 & 12 50 Yard Backstroke                                      32

87                                            11 & 12 50 Yard Breaststroke                                    34

88                                            11 & 12 200 Yard Freestyle Relay                             36

 

SESSION 1 – Fri.                                                                                                       SESSION 4 Saturday

1                                  Senior 200 Yard Medley Relay                                  45

2                                  13 & 14  200 Yard Medley Relay                               46

3                                  Senior 200 Yard Freestyle                                          47

4                                  13 & 14 200 Yard Freestyle                                        48

5                                  Senior 200 Yard Individual Medley                            49

6                                  13 & 14 200 Yard Individual Medley                          50

7                                  Senior 50 Yard Freestyle                                            51

8                                  13 & 14 50 Yard Freestyle                                          52

9                                  Senior 100 Yard Butterfly                                           53

10                                13 & 14 100 Yard Butterfly                                         54

11                                Senior 100 Yard Freestyle                                          55

12                                13 & 14 100 Yard Freestyle                                        56

13                                Senior 500 Yard Freestyle                                          57

14                                13 & 14 100 Yard Backstroke                                    58

15                                Senior 100 Yard Backstroke                                      59

16                                13 & 14 100 Yard Breaststroke                                  60

17                                Senior 100 Yard Breaststroke                                    61

18                                13 & 14 200 Yard Freestyle Relay                             62

19                                Senior 200 Yard Freestyle Relay                               63

D.   CHAMPIONSHIP – WINTER SEASON
1.         The eligibility of a team/swimmer  to compete in the Championship Meet will be determined by applicable State and National YMCA regulations. The League Commissioner  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 Commissioner, or must be a make-up of one on the League Schedule, or must be approved by the Commissioner by December 31 of current season. The League Commissioner will rule on any cases In question. Only if a coach notifies the League Commissioner within 48 hours after the last sanctioned League Meet of the season and only in extenuating circumstances, may the League Commissioner waive this rule. The Commissioner decision will be final. The Commissioner will notify all coaches of all waivers before State Meet Entries are due. Time trials swum at a regularly schedule meets does not count towards the 3 meet rule.

 

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.  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 capatable meet Entry File by e-mail to the Seeding Chair & League Commissioner, as follows: (Specific date timeline is established in January).

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

b.         By Noon on Thursday, 8 days before the State Meet – each Team’s initial Entry File must have been received by the Seeding Chair & League Coordinator by e-mail. 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.

 

H. 8 days before the Meet – The Team Data, List of Officials and Authorization Form must be received by the League Coordinator.

I. A check for the full amount of the Entry Fees due by day of meet (as voted at the January Meeting) or payment arrangements must be made with league coordinator.

 

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 and the time is close to qualifying for that age group in this Championship, For a time trial, the team coach arranges for sufficient timers. The time trial will be held as follows: Boy time trial at the beginning of the 13 & over girls session, a girls time trial at the beginning of 13 & over boys session. .

 

8.         Swimmers who are left off Entries or from a compliment of 3 events may be added at the meet director’s discretion, only as Non-scoring Exhibition Competitors for that event, only in empty lanes in existing heats, and at a cost of $25 per swimmer per event. Any swimmer affected by a relay scratch will be allowed to compete in empty lanes in existing heats for no cost. These swims are non-scoring.

 

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 9 & 10, and 11 & 12 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 13 & 14 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.

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 scratched from the meet.

 

14.       Individiual scoring shall be for sixteen places. 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, 9 & 10, 11&12, 13&14, 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  these Rules.

 

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

 

19. The recipient of the Thomas “Tom” Manduca YMCA Citizen Boy & Girl will receive a $500.00 award payable to the recipients’ choice of charity.