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2008 New Canaan YMCA Caimans

IM Tough Pentathlon

October 18, 2008

564 South Ave, New Canaan YMCA, New Canaan, CT


Held under sanctioned of USA Swimming and Connecticut Swimming #S08-01

Meet Director:  Jason Paige

Meet Referee:  Barry Silver , 203-655-6620

Entry Chair:  Kristin Faig

Safety Chair:  Alicia Guerrette

Officials Contact:  Barry Silver

WEBSITE:  http://www.ncyac.org


MEET CLASSIFICATION:  This meet is open to all USA Swimming athletes and clubs

MEET FORMAT:  The meet will be swum as timed-finals


Coaches will receive a scratch sheet for each session of the meet in their information packets listing all of their swimmers and events for each session. Coaches must indicate all scratches on these sheets and turn them in to the computer table within one half hour after the start of warm-up.


Access to the spectator area is by stairway only. The pool deck is at ground floor level. Please contact the meet director if athletes, coaches or spectators require special assistance. There is available handicapped parking.


ORDER of EVENTS:  See Attached List

SESSION TIMES:  10/U boys and girls, 13/O girls: 7:00am warm-up, 8:15am start. 11/12 boys and girls, 13/O boys: 12:30 pm warm-up, 1:45 pm start.

WARM-UPS:  CT Swimming Warm-Up Procedures will be in effect

ELIGIBILITY:  All athletes must be current athlete members of USA Swimming. Age on the first day of the meet shall determine the swimmer’s age and age group for the meet. Any swimmer who is entered and is unregistered, will be scratched from the meet until registration is completed. All coaches must present a valid USA Swimming coach card to the Meet Director prior to the commencement of any sanctioned swim meet, and must have this card with them while on deck.

ADAPTED SWIMMING:  Any current athlete members of USA Swimming with a disability as defined by USA Swimming Rules and Regulations may enter this meet. If modifications to USA Swimming rules are necessary then the coach or athlete must notify the meet referee of any disability prior to competition.

ENTRY LIMITATIONS:  Swimmers may compete in five events per session

ENTRY TIMES:  Submit entry times in SCY. No Times are discouraged

DEADLINES:    Entry deadline is October 10th, 2008. Mail hardcopy and payment to the entry chairperson: Kristin Faig, 564 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840. All entries must be typed or printed legibly, and must use full names and registration numbers from USA Swimming registration. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware the meet may close prior to the entry deadline. Teams whose entries cannot be accepted will be notified as soon as the meet is full, but no later than October 13th, 2008. The meet manager reserves the right to deny any or all changes to the entry after it is received. Any entry received after the entry deadline will be returned, unless the meet is undersubscribed.


Electronic entries (such as from Hy-Tek Team Manager or other team management software) that are in CL2 or SD3/SDIF format may be emailed as an attachment to the entry chair at . Please check that your team name, address, and contact information are listed correctly in this file. A check or proof of a check request must be submitted by the entry deadline for your entry to be officially accepted.

 ENTRY FEES:  Electronic entries: $4.00 for individual events. Manual entries: $7.00 for individual events. No refunds will be given for entries that are accepted, or for entries that are rejected due to improper entry.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS   Please make checks payable to NCYAC and mail to: Kristin Faig 564 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840. Payment must be received by 10/10/08.

CUT PROTOCOL for INVITATIONALS:  Meet will be run in two sessions, sessions 1 and 2 will both run on Saturday. In the event that the meet is undersubscribed and the total time for both sessions is under three hours the sessions may be combined at the discretion of the meet manager with approval from Program Operations. In case of oversubscription the cut protocol will be as follows: First, the swimmers 5th event will be cut (be sure to indicate each swimmers 5th event on the hard copy of the entry). If the 5th event is not indicated then the last event (for swimmers entered in five events) will be considered the 5th event and will be cut. The final cut will be whole team entries based on the order in which they were received. IN THE EVENT THAT TEAMS MUST BE CUT FROM THE MEET, THE MEET MANAGER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REINSTATE THE 5TH EVENT IF THE TIME LINE ALLOWS AFTER A FULL TEAM REMOVAL. Clubs will be notified of cuts no later than Monday before the meet.

RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES:  The meet referee reserves the right to make any adjustments to the provisions of the meet announcement deemed necessary to ensure the fair and efficient running of the meet, with prior approval from Program Operations. Clubs will be notified of cuts no later than Monday before the meet.


  • Diving will be prohibited during warm-ups except in specifically announced one-way sprint lanes. There will be no diving in the warm-up and warm-down areas at any time
  • No shaving is permitted at the competition site.
  • No glass containers are permitted within the facility.
  • Swimmers must be under the supervision of a coach. If a swimmer arrives at the meet without a coach, the swimmer should notify the referee before he/she warms up. The referee will assign the swimmer to a registered coach for warm-ups.
  • No electronic devices with cameras are permitted in the locker rooms.

 RULES:  Current USA Swimming rules will govern all competition



 SCORING:  The meet will be scored. Points will be awarded for the top 12 places in the individual events using USA swimming scoring protocol for a six lane pool. (16 -13-12-11-10-9 for places 1-6 and 7-5-4-3-2-1 for places 7-12).


AWARDS:  Top three overall swimmers in each age group will receive a trophy. Points will be awarded for the top twelve places and then totaled. In case of ties, places will be based on IM times. Swimmers must swim all five events to be eligible for a trophy. In the case of time constraints in which the swimmers fifth event is cut, the awards will be determined on overall points scored based on all of the events that the swimmer participated in, regardless of the number of events they participated in. Awards will be available for pick up at the conclusion of each session. Teams that fail to pick up their awards will be required to pay shipping charges to have the awards mailed to them.





A full complement of officials is important to the success of any meet. Please email the Meet Referee with a list of officials from your team who would be available to work one or more sessions.



There will be NO PARKING AT THE YMCA, South Ave , Putnam or Surray Road’s. Cars parked in these areas will be ticketed by the New Canaan Police Department. Parking will be either at the Saxe Middle School or High School. The meet manager will notify the entered teams prior to the meet.


DIRECTIONS:   From North or South: Take the Merrit Parkway to exit 37, make a left off the exit ramp and head north on South Ave (Rte 124). Follow this road for about ¾ of a mile. The YMCA is on the right. Swimmers may be dropped off at the YMCA; however there is NO parking available. Upon making a right out of the YMCA parking lot the Saxe Middle School lot is the next drive on the right hand side. To get to the High School, after making a right out or the YMCA parking lot make a left at the first traffic light onto Farm Ave. The high school is on the left hand side.



IM Tough Pentathalon - 10/18/2008

Session Report

Session: 1 Saturday AM

Day of Meet: 1 Starts at 08:15 AM
Heat Interval: 15 Seconds / Back +15 Seconds

Round Event

Finals 1 Girls 10 & Under 50 Butterfly

Finals 2 Boys 10 & Under 50 Butterfly

Finals 3 Girls 13 & Over 100 Butterfly

Finals 4 Girls 10 & Under 50 Backstroke

Finals 5 Boys 10 & Under 50 Backstroke

Finals 6 Girls 13 & Over 100 Backstroke

Finals 7 Girls 10 & Under 50 Breaststroke

Finals 8 Boys 10 & Under 50 Breaststroke

Finals 9 Girls 13 & Over 100 Breaststroke

Finals 10 Girls 10 & Under 50 Freestyle

Finals 11 Boys 10 & Under 50 Freestyle

Finals 12 Girls 13 & Over 100 Freestyle

Finals 13 Girls 10 & Under 100 IM

Finals 14 Boys 10 & Under 100 IM

Finals 15 Girls 13 & Over 200 IM


Session: 2 SaturdayPM

Day of Meet: 1 Starts at 01:45
PM Heat Interval: 15 Seconds / Back +15 Seconds

Round Event

Finals 16 Girls 11-12 50 Butterfly

Finals 17 Boys 11-12 50 Butterfly

Finals 18 Boys 13 & Over 100 Butterfly

Finals 19 Girls 11-12 50 Backstroke

Finals 20 Boys 11-12 50 Backstroke

Finals 21 Boys 13 & Over 100 Backstroke

Finals 22 Girls 11-12 50 Breaststroke

Finals 23 Boys 11-12 50 Breaststroke

Finals 24 Boys 13 & Over 100 Breaststroke

Finals 25 Girls 11-12 50 Freestyle

Finals 26 Boys 11-12 50 Freestyle

Finals 27 Boys 13 & Over 100 Freestyle

Finals 28 Girls 11-12 100 IM

Finals 29 Boys 11-12 100 IM

Finals 30 Boys 13 & Over 200 IM