2017 NJS Silver Bronze Championships – Region C

hosted by

Berkeley Aquatic Club
Held under the sanction of USA Swimming.

Meet Sanction #

NJS071417LC


It is understood and agreed that USA Swimming shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event.

Dates of Meet:

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Teams Competing in Region C:

ACE, AQRC, BAC, CCC, CAT, MAY, MALT, PAC, RANY, RHSC, RY, SKYY, SSCT, TAC, TWST, WAVE, WEY

Location:

Berkeley Aquatic Center of Excellence

629 Central Avenue

New Providence, NJ 07974

Facility Info:

The pool is Olympic-sized: 25 yards by 50 meters. The pool uses pedestal-style blocks with non-turbulent lane lines and an Omega Timing System. The depth of the pool at the starting end is 2 meters and at the turning end is 5 feet. There is one 3 lane by 25 yard auxiliary pool for warm-up and warm-down. The depth of the auxiliary pool ranges from 2 meters to 4 feet. There is bleacher seating on deck for up to 250 athletes. Additional bleacher seating is available above the pool deck for up to 300 spectators.

Parking is available in the facility lot ONLY. Parking in the lots of any surrounding businesses is strictly prohibited.

Pool Certification Statement:

The competition course has been certified in accordance with 104.2.2C(4).

Host Team Contact:

Tristan Formon

Email: tr1stan@berkeleyaquaticclub.com

Meet Director:

Becky Hammond

Phone: 201-401-3617

Email: bechammond@hotmail.com

Meet Referee:

Christopher Barry

Phone: 908-612-3480

Email: officials@berkeleyaquaticclub.com

Administrative Official:

Becky Hammond

Phone: 201-401-3617

Email: bechammond@hotmail.com

Safety Marshall:

Anitha Kamath

Phone: 973-818-8193

Email: anithapkamath@gmail.com

Entry Coordinator:

Becky Hammond

Phone: 201-401-3617

Email: bacmeetentries@berkeleyaquaticclub.com

Entries Open:

Friday, June 23, 2017

Entry Deadline:

Friday, July 7th, 2017 (Additional Information can be found in the ‘Entry Deadline’ section.)

Swimmers Age:

Swimmer ages for this meet are as of: Friday, July 14th, 2017

Entry Fees:
(non-refundable)

Age Group Individual Events: $6.00

Relay Events: $9.00


NOTE: Amended entries will incur a $5.00 surcharge in addition to the regular entry fee.


The Host Club reserves the right to scratch any or all entries for swimmers/teams that have not submitted the required forms and entry fee(s) by the start of the Meet.

Distance Events: $11.00

Meet Course:

Long Course Meters (LCM)

Meet Format:

This meet will be run in accordance with current USA Swimming Rules.


All Events will be swum as Timed Finals.


All swimmers must have times slower than the current New Jersey Swimming Gold Time Standards in their Age Group and as otherwise specified in this announcement.


Each event will be scored as “Silver” or “Bronze,” corresponding to the entry time unless the event is silver only.


A Silver time is faster than the current NJ Swimming Long Course Bronze time in that event but slower than the corresponding Gold time.

A Bronze time is slower than or equal to the current New Jersey Swimming Long Course Bronze time.


If a swimmer is entered in the meet, and then achieves a Gold time in one or more of their entered events prior to the start of the meet, that swimmer MUST be removed from that event(s). They will be allowed to substitute another eligible event(s) if they have any or the entry fee will be refunded if a swimmer is ineligible to compete in a substitute event. Failure to do so will result in the disqualification of the swimmer (even retroactively), and the swimmer’s club may be penalized and/or fined by NJ Swimming for each such infraction.


Similarly, if a swimmer was initially entered in the Bronze division of an event, and then achieves a Silver time in said event prior to the start of this meet, then that swimmer’s entry needs to be amended so that they do not compete in the Bronze division of that event. Again, failure to do so will result in the penalties stated above.


Bronze “Bottom Cuts”:

  1. There are Bronze events that have no bottom cuts:

a. 10 and under and 11-12:

the 50’s and 100’s of each stroke

b. 13-14 and 15 and over:

the 100’s of each stroke and the 50 Freestyle

  1. All other events are “silver only” and the swimmers must have achieved a silver time to enter.

  2. A 13 and over Bronze level swimmer who does not have times faster than any of the bottom cuts may choose 1 (one) 200 yard event where they do not have a bottom cut in which to participate (giving them 6 events).

  3. A 13 and over Bronze level swimmer can not pick the 400 IM, 400 free, 800 free or 1500 free as their 6th event!


Swimmers in relays may not have gold in the length/stroke that they swim in the relay. In the case of 13 and over 200 meter medley relays, swimmers may not have gold in the corresponding 100 butterfly, breast or back of the 50 they are swimming or in the 50 freestyle if they are swimming the freestyle leg.


The meet will be deck seeded with coaches checking in/scratching all swimmers.


With the potential exception of 50’s, swimmers will report directly to their lane without marshalling.

Entry Limits:

Swimmers may swim total of (8) individual events during the course of the Meet and no more than three (3) individual events and two (2) relays per day.

Checks Payable To:

Blue Streak Aquatic

Email Entry Files To:

BACMeetEntries@BerkeleyAquaticClub.com

Mail Checks/Reports

Berkeley Aquatic Club – NJS 12/U Silver Bronze Champs – Region C

629 Central Avenue

New Providence, NJ 07974










2017 NJS Silver Bronze Championships – Region C

Order of Events



Session 1: Friday, July 14th, 2017

(400 Free, 400 IM and Relays)


Event #

Event

Slower Than

Equal/Faster Than

1

Women 15 & Over 200 Freestyle Relay

**Gold


2

Men 15 & Over 200 Freestyle Relay

**Gold


3

Girls 13-14 200 Freestyle Relay

**Gold


4

Boys 13-14 200 Freestyle Relay

**Gold


5

Girls 11-12 200 Freestyle Relay

**Gold


6

Boys 11-12 200 Freestyle Relay

**Gold


7

Girls 10 & Under 200 Freestyle Relay

**Gold


8

Boys 10 & Under 200 Freestyle Relay

**Gold


9

Women 15 & Over 400 Freestyle

4:46.99

5:17.99

10

Men 15 & Over 400 Freestyle

4:25.99

4:59.89

11

Girls 13-14 400 Freestyle

4:58.09

5:28.99

12

Boys 13-14 400 Freestyle

4:45.19

5:27.39

13

Girls 11-12 400 Freestyle

5:22.19

6:00.09

14

Boys 11-12 400 Freestyle

5:18.29

6:00.09

15

Girls 10 & Under 400 Freestyle

6:18.99

6:55.79

16

Boys 10 & Under 400 Freestyle

6:23.99

6:55.79

17

Women 15 & Over 200 Medley Relay

**Gold


18

Men 15 & Over 200 Medley Relay

**Gold


19

Girls 13-14 200 Medley Relay

**Gold


20

Boys 13-14 200 Medley Relay

**Gold


21

Girls 11-12 200 Medley Relay

**Gold


22

Boys 11-12 200 Medley Relay

**Gold


23

Girls 10 & Under 200 Medley Relay

**Gold


24

Boys 10 & Under 200 Medley Relay

**Gold


25

Women 15 & Over 400 IM

5:24.39

6:11.59

26

Men 15 & Over 400 IM

5:03.69

5:54.09

27

Girls 13-14 400 IM

5:44.29

6:23.49

28

Boys 13-14 400 IM

5:26.99

6:17.49

29

Girls 11-12 400 IM

6:14.39

6:59.79

30

Boys 11-12 400 IM

6:19.19

6:59.79

* In order to swim in a Medley Relay designated as a Silver/Bronze event, no swimmer on that Relay may have a previous Gold time in the 100 meter stroke (Back, Breast or Fly) that the swimmer will swim in that Relay.

Order of Events (Continued)


Session 2: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

(10 and Under)


Event #

Event

Slower Than

Equal/Faster Than

31

Girls 200 Freestyle

2:53.59

3:23.79

32

Boys 200 Freestyle

2:54.29

3:23.79

33

Girls 100 Backstroke

1:29.79


34

Boys 100 Backstroke

1:29.99


35

Girls 50 Freestyle

35.19


36

Boys 50 Freestyle

35.29


37

Girls 50 Breaststroke

48.39


38

Boys 50 Breaststroke

49.59


39

Girls 100 Butterfly

1:38.49


40

Boys 100 Butterfly

1:40.29




Session 3: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

(11/12)


Event #

Event

Slower Than

Equal/Faster Than

41

Girls 200 Freestyle

2:28.39

2:48.69

42

Boys 200 Freestyle

2:28.19

2:48.69

43

Girls 100 Backstroke

1:18.19


44

Boys 100 Backstroke

1:18.19


45

Girls 200 Breaststroke

3:16.19

3:44.39

46

Boys 200 Breaststroke

3:19.59

3:44.39

47

Girls 50 Freestyle

30.99


48

Boys 50 Freestyle

30.79


49

Girls 50 Breaststroke

41.29


50

Boys 50 Breaststroke

42.39


51

Girls 100 Butterfly

1:18.49


52

Boys 100 Butterfly

1:18.79


53

Girls 200 Backstroke

2:49.39

3:20.79

54

Boys 200 Backstroke

2:49.59

3:20.79


Order of Events (Continued)


Session 4: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

(13/14)


Event #

Event

Slower Than

Equal/Faster Than

55

Girls 100 Backstroke

1:13.59


56

Boys 100 Backstroke

1:10.39


57

Girls 200 Breaststroke

3:04.39

3:23.69

58

Boys 200 Breaststroke

2:53.99

3:19.29

59

Girls 100 Butterfly

1:12.79


60

Boys 100 Butterfly

1:08.99


61

Girls 50 Freestyle

29.69


62

Boys 50 Freestyle

27.99


63

Girls 200 Individual Medley

2:39.79

2:57.39

64

Boys 200 Individual Medley

2:30.39

2:54.69

65

Girls 800 Freestyle

10:32.69

11:08.79

66

Boys 800 Freestyle

10:06.29

10:48.79



Session 5: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

(15 and Over)


Event #

Event

Slower Than

Equal/Faster Than

67

Women 100 Backstroke

1:10.39


68

Men 100 Backstroke

1:04.69


69

Women 200 Breaststroke

2:57.79

3:15.69

70

Men 200 Breaststroke

2:41.89

3:04.49

71

Women 100 Butterfly

1:08.39


72

Men 100 Butterfly

1:01.99


73

Women 50 Freestyle

28.59


74

Men 50 Freestyle

25.89


75

Women 200 Individual Medley

2:31.89

2:50.09

76

Men 200 Individual Medley

2:18.79

2:38.99

77

Women 1500 Freestyle

19:22.19

20:45.09

78

Men 1500 Freestyle

18:23.89

19:36.69

Order of Events (Continued)


Session 6: Sunday, July 16th, 2017

(10 and Under)


Event #

Event

Slower Than

Equal/Faster Than

79

Girls 200 Individual Medley

3:17.89

3:47.29

80

Boys 200 Individual Medley

3:16.29

3:47.29

81

Girls 100 Freestyle

1:18.79


82

Boys 100 Freestyle

1:18.99


83

Girls 50 Butterfly

40.49


84

Boys 50 Butterfly

41.09


85

Girls 50 Backstroke

41.89


86

Boys 50 Backstroke

42.09


87

Girls 100 Breaststroke

1:44.49


88

Boys 100 Breaststroke

1:46.89




Session 7: Sunday, July 16th, 2017

(11/12)


Event #

Event

Slower Than

Equal/Faster Than

89

Girls 200 Individual Medley

2:49.59

3:15.19

90

Boys 200 Individual Medley

2:49.39

3:15.19

91

Girls 100 Freestyle

1:08.39


92

Boys 100 Freestyle

1:08.09


93

Girls 50 Butterfly

33.99


94

Boys 50 Butterfly

34.39


95

Girls 50 Backstroke

36.29


96

Boys 50 Backstroke

36.69


97

Girls 200 Butterfly

3:11.69

3:22.49

98

Boys 200 Butterfly

3:12.69

3:22.49

99

Girls 100 Breaststroke

1:30.29


100

Boys 100 Breaststroke

1:30.79


Order of Events (Continued)


Session 8: Sunday, July 16th, 2017

(13/14)


Event #

Event

Slower Than

Equal/Faster Than

101

Girls 200 Freestyle

2:20.39

2:35.09

102

Boys 200 Freestyle

2:13.59

2:32.99

103

Girls 200 Backstroke

2:38.09

2:59.39

104

Boys 200 Backstroke

2:32.49

2:55.29

105

Girls 100 Breaststroke

1:25.79


106

Boys 100 Breaststroke

1:19.79


107

Girls 200 Butterfly

2:47.79

3:04.89

108

Boys 200 Butterfly

2:39.99

3:01.09

109

Girls 100 Freestyle

1:03.89


110

Boys 100 Freestyle

1:00.89


111

Girls 1500 Freestyle

19:56.79

20:57.89

112

Boys 1500 Freestyle

19:37.39

20:26.29



Session 9: Sunday, July 16th, 2017

(15 and Over)


Event #

Event

Slower Than

Equal/Faster Than

113

Women 200 Freestyle

2:14.49

2:29.19

114

Men 200 Freestyle

2:02.89

2:18.39

115

Women 200 Backstroke

2:30.99

2:50.09

116

Men 200 Backstroke

2:21.59

2:41.99

117

Women 100 Breaststroke

1:21.99


118

Men 100 Breaststroke

1:12.69


119

Women 200 Butterfly

2:35.99

2:59.09

120

Men 200 Butterfly

2:23.59

2:44.49

121

Women 100 Freestyle

1:01.99


122

Men 100 Freestyle

56.19


123

Women 800 Freestyle

9:51.79

10:58.99

124

Men 800 Freestyle

9:26.79

10:22.29













Meet Schedule and Session Times
(TENTATIVE)



Friday

Warm-Up

Start

Session 1

400 Free, 400 IM, Relays

3:10 PM

4:00 PM

Saturday

Warm-Up

Start

Session 2

10/Under

7:00 AM

7:45 AM

Session 3

11-12

10:15 AM

11:00 AM

Session 4

13-14

1:30 PM

2:15 PM

Session 5

15/Over

5:00 PM

5:45 PM

Sunday


Warm-Up

Start

Session 6

10/Under

7:00 AM

7:45 AM

Session 7

11-12

10:15 AM

11:00 AM

Session 8

13-14

1:30 PM

2:15 PM

Session 9

15/Over

5:00 PM

5:45 PM

Warm-Up & Start times may change once entries are received and final schedules will posted after the amendment submission date.


The building will open at 3:00 PM on Friday and at 6:45 AM on both Saturday and Sunday.



Scoring:

This Meet will not be scored.

Awards:

Medals will be awarded to 1st through 3rd place and ribbons 4th through 8th place in each individual event.

Medals will be awarded to 1st through 3rd place in each relay event.

Swimmers 20 years and older will not receive awards

Starts:

Fly-over’ or ‘Over-the-top’ starts will NOT be used.

Admissions and

Programs:

Admission will be $10.00 per Session.


Heat Sheets (and Results) will be available for free on both Meet Mobile and Live Results.

Concessions:

Water is available for sale.

Vendor:

The Berkeley Aquatic Speedo Swim Shop will be open during the meet.

Locker Rooms:

Parents are NOT permitted in the athlete locker rooms at any time.

Entry Information:

The qualifying period for this Meet is April 1, 2016 through the entry deadline(s) for the Meet.


All entries must be Hy-Tek program entries as an attached file to an e-mail and must be accompanied by a PDF of proof of time by athlete.


Email entry files to bacmeetentries@berkeleyaquaticclub.com and make “2017 Long Course Silver-Bronze Championship” the subject line.


The meet entry coordinator will respond to e-mail entries promptly as specified in the deadlines below. If you do not receive an e-mail response within the stated time frames, assume that your email has not been received. It then becomes the e-mailer’s responsibility to make sure that the host club's meet entry coordinator receives the e-mail. If you do not receive an e-mail response, you must contact the entry coordinator by email or phone.


Team entries will be considered accepted when the host club accepts the entries (via email confirmation).


Waiver releases and fees must be received in the Control Room no later than the first session of the Meet in which a team competes.


Deck entries will not be accepted. No phone or faxed entries will be accepted. Since this is a Championship Meet, all entries which meet the time standards and are received by the stated deadlines, will be accepted. You will not be closed out of the Meet because of oversubscription.


An Entry Summary with a signed NJ Swimming waiver and a check follow each entry. They may be brought to the first session of the meet in which the team is competing but must be received by that time or the host team reserves the right to scratch teams which have not complied. The can also be mailed:



Mail to:

Berkeley Aquatic Club – 2017 Long Course Silver-Bronze

629 Central Avenue

New Providence, NJ 07974


Make checks payable to: “Blue Streak Aquatic”

Distance Events:

All of the 800 and 1500 Freestyles are timed final events.


The 800’s and 1500’s will be swum fastest to slowest, alternating heats of girls and boys.

(Swimmers in the 800 & 1500 must provide their own counters and one timer.)


If necessary to save time, the slowest heats of the Girls and Boys 800 and 1500 events may be combined, and the genders may NOT necessarily be separated by a lane.

Heat Limited Events:

There will be no Heat Limited Events.

Entry Deadline(s):

Summary of the Entry Deadlines:


Friday, July 7th by 11:59 PM:


All entries, except amendments must be received.

These entries must include Proof of Times in a PDF by athlete. Any custom times must be supported by an easy to decipher report with the athlete and time in question highlighted.


Relay-Only’ swimmers must be submitted at this time unless they are submitted through an amendment entry.


Monday, July 10th by 11:59 PM:


Entry Coordinator will respond, via e-mail, that entries have been received and accepted. If you do not receive an e-mail, you must contact the Entry Coordinator by 11:59 PM on July 11th. If your original e-mail did not go through and you can send the original e-mail proving that you sent it by the deadline, the Entry Coordinator will accept entries at this point.


Monday, July 10th by 11:59 PM:


All known Amendments must be submitted in a separate electronic using a TM file called “2017 Amendment Entries for Region C Long Course SB”.


The “2017 Amendment Entries for Region C Long Course SB” MUST include proof of times for only the entries in this file in a PDF by athlete.


PLEASE NOTE: These Amendment Entries will incur a $5 per entry surcharge on top of the regular entry fee.


Tuesday, July 11th by 7 PM:


Entry Coordinator will send, to each team, a copy of all entries submitted thus far, along with Team Rosters. This is each team’s FINAL CHANCE to check the entries and to make certain that all swimmers are entered (including ‘Relay-Only’ swimmers). Please ask swimmers to proof their own entries.


Tuesday, July 11th


After a report of your combined entries has been sent to you by the Entry Coordinator:


All further Amendments must be submitted by sending the Entry Coordinator a Hy-Tek file. This file should ONLY contain any additional Amendment entries.


Proof of Times in a PDF by athlete of JUST THESE Amendment Entries is required at this time along with any proof of custom times.


Please Note: It is expected that entries, at this time, will be minimal and will consist ONLY of true mistakes by the Coach or the Entry Coordinator.


Wednesday, July 12th by 9 AM:


ABSOLUTE deadline for accepting the last amendments.


Entry Coordinator will respond that amendments (ONLY) have been received and accepted. IF your e-mail did not go through and you can send the original e-mail proving that you sent it by the deadline, the Entry Coordinator will accept it. You must contact the Entry Coordinator by noon on Wednesday. Mistakes on participating team’s part such as sending the incorrect file will not be corrected by the Entry Coordinator after 9 AM. No changes will be made on deck.


Wednesday, July 12th by 9 PM:


Psych sheets will be posted on the Berkeley website. ONLY errors found on the posted Psych Sheets that were caused by the entry coordinator after the combined entry files were sent will be corrected (example: entry coordinator mistyped entries from your email or inadvertently deleted an entry that was showing on the entries sent to you) Mistakes by participating teams will no longer be corrected. You must have proofed the entries sent to you and have found the mistakes at that time (examples of mistakes that will not be corrected: you forgot a swimmer, you sent the wrong files, you listed the wrong time, you didn’t proof the entries sent to you, you missed the deadline etc.) Therefore, if a swimmer or relay is not listed on the psych sheets, the swimmer or relay will not swim.


NOTE: It is not necessary to overnight or express mail checks that are sent in support of an e-mailed entry. Please note that if the participating team does not receive a response from the entry coordinator by any of the above deadlines, it is the responsibility of the participating team to contact the entry coordinator by phone.

Relay Naming

When adding relays during the amendment process, you must make sure that each relay you have submitted throughout the process has a unique name. For example, if you originally submitted two relays in Event 41, they will be your A and B relays. If you now submit an additional Event 41 with your amendment entries, your Team Manager will call it the “A” relay. You must rename it to the “C” relay or this “new” relay will simply overwrite the previous “A” relay. If you only want to update the times of your “A” relay with amendments (which will cost $9 plus an additional $5), then call your relay “A” and the times will be updated without adding a relay.

Swimmer Eligibility:

Swimmers must be USA Swimming registered members of NJ Swimming in order to compete in this meet. All swimmers must be listed in the team’s official entry file in order to participate in the meet including relay-only swimmers. Any transfer swimmer(s) must swim unattached for 120 consecutive days from their last open competition. Please enter these transfer swimmers as a separate team named: XXXUN where XXX are the first three letters of your team abbreviation. Entries for swimmers without valid current USA Swimming registrations will not be entered in the meet. NJ Swimming performs a registration check a few days after the official entry deadline and ineligible swimmers will be notified at that time.


Age Groups Offered:


10 and under, 11-12, 13-14 and 15 and over. Swimmers 20 years old and older will be designated “exhibition.”


Individual and Relay Limits:


Swimmers may compete in a maximum of three (3) individual events per day and two (2) relays on Friday. Swimmers may not compete in more than six (6) individual events during the meet. Swimmers entered in more than three (3) individual events in a timed final session who fail to scratch down to this number before the check-in/scratch deadline established for the session will only be eligible to swim in the first three (3) events in chronological, not event, order, for which the swimmer was entered in that session.



Qualification Period:


All qualifying times must have been achieved since April 1, 2016.


Swimmers may not compete in a given event at both LC JOs and the LC Silver/Bronze Championship meets unless they achieved the LC JO qualifying time in that event at the LC Silver/Bronze meet, or at another Sanctioned or Approved meet attended in between the LC Silver/Bronze meet and JOs.


Age at Meet:


Age group is determined by the swimmer’s age on the first day of the meet (July 14th, 2017).


Entry Times/

Proof of Times:

All times must be slower than the NJ Swimming Long Course “Gold” standard for each Age Group.


Times may be converted from Short Course times using the Hy-Tek Team Manager conversion protocol:


In team manager, got to set-up, then conversions. Make sure that:


The Yards to SC Meters is set to 1.11


Freestyle Turns = 0.8

Backstroke Turns = 0.6

Breaststroke Turns = 1

Butterfly Turns = 0.7

Individual Medley Turns = 0.8

Freestyle: (500 y to 400 m and 1000 y to 800 m) = .875; (1650 y to 1500 m) = 1.006

DO NOT SET THE STRAIGHT CONVERSION FACTOR TO ANY PERCENT FACTOR!


NOTE: Proof of Times is required for all entries. It must be provided for the entries being submitted at that time. The Proof of Time for custom times must be clear with the appropriate swimmer and time circled, highlighted or otherwise indicated. Please do not submit multiple page results for the Entry Coordinator to sift through.

Host Club

Responsibilities:

The host club will provide 50% of the volunteers throughout the course of the meet with the exception of the Distance events.


Throughout the duration of the Meet, the host club will maintain a Hospitality Suite which shall be reserved for all coaches, officials and multi-session volunteers.


The host club will have stopwatches available for volunteers helping to time.


The host club will e-mail all club entries back to the participating clubs.


The host club will create a Warm-Up Schedule that will be fair and equitable to all teams. This Warm-Up Schedule will be e-mailed to all participating clubs and posted on the team website no later than 72 hours before the meet.


The host club will create Timing Assignments that are fair and equitable with as many teams participating as possible. These timing assignments will be e-mailed to all participating clubs and posted on the team website no later than 72 hours before the meet.

Participating Club

Responsibilities:

Participating clubs must help with timing assignments. Visiting team timers must be capable of operating a stopwatch and either a button or be able to record times on a clipboard.


Participating clubs should help with officiating whenever possible. (Please notify the Meet Referee in advance if possible.)


Swimmers in the 800 and 1500 Freestyle Events must provide a single timer and our counter if desired. (Distance Events may be run with electronic timing and a single watch.)


Participating club parents/guests must stay in areas designated for spectators ONLY. This applies to both the pool deck area as well as the facility at large. Exceptions to this are those spectators/guests who are timing or working as officials who will be permitted on the pool deck.


Seating for both swimmers, coaches and spectators is open an available on a first-come, first served basis. The saving of seats by spectators, swimmers or teams is strictly prohibited. Event staff and facility personnel reserve the right to manage seating in accordance with these guidelines.


No pets (other than those operating in a service capacity) are allowed on the deck, in the stands or in any part of the facility at any time.

Officials:

Swimming officials from participating teams should contact Christopher Barry at officials@berkeleyaquaticclub.com, with the Sessions in which they are able to volunteer.


Current USA Swimming and NJ Swimming Certification are required for all officials. The Meet Referee may check cards.


All Officials must wear the standard white shirt and blue pants or shorts uniform.


Officials will be required to work the entire session and will receive free admission. (Officials not working a given Session will be required to pay admission for that Session.)

Coaches Eligibility:

All coaches ‘on the deck’ must be registered with USA Swimming and be current coach members of USA Swimming.


Coaches will be required to show coaching card with all current requirements met. Alternatively, a coach may show his/her certification on Deck Pass.


Coaches must show coaching card before picking up any meet information or scratch sheets.


Coaches must have coaching card visible or Deck Pass available at all times while on deck and when entering hospitality area.

Meet Format Waiver:

The host club has the right to change the format of the meet with the approval of the sanctioning chairman and either the age group or senior chairman. These changes would be made for a more efficient swim meet for the swimmers and the host club. Reasons for these changes include:


  • To allow more swimmers the opportunity to swim.

  • To conform to facility capacity limits or for facility safety concerns.

  • To condense the meet into smaller time frame.


Some of the changes that can be made: 1) add a session, 2) heat limit distance events and, 3) condense sessions.

Warm-Up

Procedures:

The sanctioning, and/or age group, and/or senior chairman must approve all new warm-up schedules.


New Jersey Swimming Warm-up and Safety Guidelines:

Warm-ups will be run under New Jersey Swimming Warm-up and Safety Guidelines

(https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=eznjslsc&_stabid_=69121).


There will be one 40 minute warm up period before each session. Each session will begin 5 minutes after the conclusion of the warm-up period. For the first 30 minutes, teams will be assigned lanes for general warm-ups. After 30 minutes, Lanes 1 and 10 will become Pace lanes and lanes 2 and 9 will become Sprint lanes. At the discretion of the Meet Referee, lanes 3 and 8 may also become Sprint lanes. The remaining lanes will be general warm-up available to all teams without Sprint or Pace.


All swimmers are entitled to a fair and comparable warm-up. All teams MUST get the same opportunities for general warm-up lanes, sprint lanes, and pace lanes.


Entry/Exit Into/Out of Pool:

All swimmers must enter the pool from the starting end of the pool.

All swimmers must enter feet first.

Swimmers must exit the pool at the start/turn ends, not on the side of the pool.


New Jersey Swimming officials will monitor warm-ups.

Uniformed and designated meet marshals will also monitor warm-ups.

All general warm-up lanes will swim in a counterclockwise direction.

When all teams are assigned their own warm-up lanes, (without any team sharing a lane with another team) teams can run their own warm-ups without Sprints or Pace.


Auxiliary Pool

Use of the Auxiliary Pool will be limited to periods of active competition and will not be available during the general warm-up periods.


PLEASE NOTE: Swimmers are prohibited from using and ‘gear’ or ‘equipment’ or swimming aids during any warm-up or warm-down without formal approval from the Meet Referee in either the competition pool or the warm-up/warm-down pool.


Check-In:

All check-in sheets must be turned into the control room 30 minutes before the start of the session. Swimmers who are present and swimming will have lines through their names. Swimmers who are being scratched will have their names circled with 'SCR' next to the circle. Swimmers scratching a single event will have a line through their name and the event number circled with 'SCR' next to the circle. Please use a simple line, not a scribble, so that the name can still be read. Failure to follow this procedure may result in the swimmer(s) being scratched from the session.


No-Show Policy:

No penalty will be incurred for an unscratched swimmer who fails to report to the starting blocks for his/her scheduled event. However, the event will be counted toward the swimmer’s maximum allowable swims for the day/Meet. The swimmer may be allowed to swim the event in a later heat or a subsequent event if the swimmer is at the starting end of the pool, ready to swim, and an open lane is available. However, the host club will not schedule an additional heat to accommodate the swimmer.


Relays:

Relay cards will be provided to each team.


The relay cards with correct names are due at the start of warm-up session on Friday afternoon.


The host club is responsible for verifying the correct names behind the blocks before the relays are swum. Changes can be made with the head or lane timer. NO CHANGES will be made after that time.


Please note that in accordance with NJS Championship swimming policy, swimmers are not allowed to swim in a higher age group for relays; they must swim on a relay of the appropriate age group.


Relays may contain swimmers who are not swimming individual events. However, those swimmers must be current USA registered swimmers and must be entered in the Team Manager file with the rest of the swimmers, just swimming no events.


Exhibition relays are not allowed.


Internet Website Posting and

Results:

The meet announcement, Hy-Tek Event List (.HYV file), and final meet results will be posted on New Jersey Swimming website www.njswim.org.


The following will be posted on the Berkeley Aquatic Club Website www.berkeleyaquaticclub.com


Before the meet, we will post:


Meet Announcement

Downloadable Hy-Tek Events List (.HYV file)

Psych Sheets

Meet Schedule

Warm-Up Schedule and Team Warm-Up Assignments


During the meet, the following will be available:


All attempts will be made to post results on Meet Mobile and Live Results throughout the Meet.


After the meet, we will post (www.berkeleyaquaticclub.com):


Downloadable Results (.CL2 file), and

Printable Results (.PDF file)


Results will also be available on the New Jersey Swimming Website (www.njswim.org) soon after the conclusion of the Meet.


Meet Requirement Statement:

In order to be eligible for the New Jersey Swimming Zone Championship Team or for NJ Swimming Athlete Travel Grants for sectional and national level meets, NJ Swimming policy stipulates certain participation requirements. As a NJ Swimming sanctioned meet, this meet counts towards those participation requirements.

State Championship Restriction:

Swimmers may not compete in a given event at both a Silver/Bronze Championship Meet and the Long Course Junior Olympics Meet unless they achieved the Long Course Junior Olympic qualifying time in that event at the Silver Bronze Championship Meet, or at another Sanctioned or Approved Meet attended in between the Silver/Bronze Meet and the Long Course Junior Olympic Meet.


USA-S Racing Start

Certification Statement:

Any swimmer entered in the meet must be certified by a USA Swimming member-coach as being proficient in performing a racing start or must start each race from within the water. 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.

Audio/Visual Recording

Statement:

Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms. In addition, volunteers and spectators cannot use any of the above on deck.

USA-S Deck Change Policy Statement:

Deck Changes are prohibited.


USA-S Drone Policy Statement:

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.

Directions:

Address:

629 Central Avenue

New Providence, NJ 07974


Directions:


From 78 East

Take Exit 44 toward New Providence/County Highway 527. At the end of the exit ramp turn left onto County Road 527/Glenside Avenue. After ½ mile, turn Left onto Glenside Road. Glenside Road will become South Street/County Highway 647. Turn Left onto Central Avenue. Berkeley Aquatic will be 0.3 miles after this turn on the right-hand side of the road.


From 78 West


Take Exit 43 and merge onto Diamond Hill Road/County Highway 655. In a little less than a mile, turn right onto Mountain Avenue/County Highway 622. Again, in a little less than a mile, turn left onto South Street/County Highway 647. In 0.8 miles, turn left onto Central Avenue. Berkeley Aquatic will be 0.3 miles after this turn on the right-hand side of the road.


From Interstate 287


Take Exit 21 A (Route 78 East/New York City). Follow ‘From 78 West’ directions above.











2017 NJS Silver Bronze Champs

Region C

Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th, 2017



Waiver

In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I/we hereby, for myself/ourselves, my/our heirs, administrators and assigns, waive and release any and all claims against USA Swimming, NJ Swimming, Berkeley Aquatic Club, Blue Streak Aquatic and their staffs for any injuries and/or expenses incurred by me/us at the swim meet, or while on the road to and from the meet. I/we are USA Swimming registered athletes and am/are eligible to compete in all the events I/we have entered.

Meet Verification

I hereby certify that all entered swimmers and coaches listed on the waiver form, for the 2017 BAC Silver Bronze Champs (Region C), are registered members of USA Swimming. All USA Swimming numbers are correctly listed and unless otherwise noted, are not required to swim unattached (UN) due to the 120 day transfer. Also I acknowledge that deck access is limited to coaches and/or officials working the meet and displaying their credentials.

Club Name/Club Code

Signature of Coach and/or Parent/Guardian

Telephone ________________________ E-Mail Address

Name(s) of Coach(es):

Entry Fee Summary: ________________ number of Timed Final Events x $6 = $ __________

________________ number of Distance Events x $11 = $ __________

________________ number of Relay Events x $9 = $ __________
Total = $ __________

Make checks payable to: Blue Streak Aquatic

Article 302.4 of the USA Swimming Rules and Regulations

False Registration: An LSC may impose a fine of up to $100 per event against a member coach or a member club’s representative signing a document which indicates a swimmer is registered with USA Swimming for a meet when that swimmer is not properly registered or eligible to compete for that club. This will be enforced by the LSC and the LSC will be entitled to the fines imposed.


List all Unattached Swimmers:


Unattached Swimmer ______________________________, Unattached Swimmer


Unattached Swimmer ______________________________, Unattached Swimmer


Unattached Swimmer ______________________________, Unattached Swimmer


Unattached Swimmer ______________________________, Unattached Swimmer