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New Haven Qualifier
Nov 14-16, 2008
Hutchinson Natatorium
125 Wintergreen Ave, New Haven, CT 06515
Held under sanctioned of USA Swimming and Connecticut Swimming #S08-19
Meet Director: Tim Quill ( , 203-392-6026)
Meet Referee:
Mike Huffman ( , 860-547-4510)
Entry Chair:
Tim Quill ( , 203392-6026
Safety Chair:
Mike Carlucci
MEET CLASSIFICATION: This meet is open to all USA Swimming athletes and clubs.
MEET FORMAT: The meet will be swum as timed-finals ..
SCRATCH PROCEDURES: Coaches will receive a scratch sheet for each session of the meet in their information packet listing all of their swimmers and events for that session. Coaches must indicate all scratches on these sheets and turn them in to the computer table within one half hour after the beginning of warm ups even if there are no scratches.

FACILITY: Hutchinson Natatorium is an 8 lane, 25 yard pool with a Colorado Timing System. Pool depth ranges from 5ft to 13ft. There is ample deck and spectator seating.
Handicapped accessibility is available at the Moore Field House and the Hutchinson Natatorium. Handicapped parking is located in the main parking lot between the Moore Field House and the Wintergreen Building. Handicapped entrance, with automatic door, is located in the front of the Moore Field House. Please follow walk-way around the front of the main lobby to the entrance. Elevators are located on the ground floor of the Moore Field House immediately to the left of the handicapped entrance. Spectator seating for the Hutchinson Natatorium is available on the 2nd floor. Unisex handicapped bathrooms are located on the 2nd floor of the Moore Field House Main Lobby adjacent to the spectator area. Anyone requiring assistance is encouraged to speak to the building or event supervisor.
Friday Evening Warm-up: 4:00pm Start: 5:00pm
Sat+Sun AM    Warm-up: 6:30am Start: 7:45am
Sat + Sun PM  Warm up 12:00pm Start: 1:00pm
WARM-UPS: CT Swimming Warm-Up Procedures will be in effect. Warm-up and start times for all sessions are subject to change depending on the size of meet
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 enter a maximum of 8 events for the meet, and no more than 4 events per day.
ENTRY TIMES: Submit entry times in: SCY. No Times are discouraged.
DEADLINES: Entry deadline is Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Mail hardcopy and payment to the entry chairperson: Tim Quill 125 Wintergreen Ave New Haven, CT 06515. All entries must be typed or printed legibly, and must use full names and registration numbers from USA Swimming registration. Date for receipt of entry will be determined by email receipt or hard copy).
CONNECTICUT-ONLY DEADLINE for QUALIFIERS: CT deadline is Tuesday November 4, 2008. CT clubs will be entered first. Date for receipt of entry will be determined by email receipt or hard copy).
ELECTRONIC ENTRIES: 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 . Payment is expected by the entry deadline in order for the entry to be considered complete.
ENTRY FEES: Electronic entries: $4.00 for individual events, $5.00 for Friday Night distance events, $6.00 for relays. Manual entries: $5.00 for individual events, $5.00 for distance events, $5.00 for relays. 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 SoNoCo Swim Club and mail to: Tim Quill, 125 Wintergreen Ave. New Haven, CT 06515. Payment must be received by Tuesday, November 4, 2008.
CUT PROTOCOL for Qualifiers: If the session is oversubscribed, 7-unders will be cut first followed by relays and then all 4th events will be cut. If the timeline estimate still exceeds four hours, teams will be cut based on date of receipt. Teams whose entries cannot be accepted will be notified as soon as the meet is full, but no later than Saturday, November 8, 2008. Splash fees for entries that are scratched due to limits will be returned. Be aware the meet may close prior to the entry deadline.
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.
RELAYS: All relay swimmers must be officially entered in the meet.
  1. 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
  2. No shaving is permitted at the competition site.
  3. No glass containers are permitted within the facility.
  4. 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.
  5. No electronic devices with cameras are permitted in the locker rooms.
RULES: Current USA Swimming rules will govern all competition.
TIME TRIALS: Yes. Time trials will be offered at the discretion of the meet referee if time allows. Time trials are $5.00 for individual events and $8.00 for relays.
TIMERS, OFFICIALS OR WORK ASSIGNMENTS: The host team will require timers from teams in proportion to the size of their entries. Team assignments will be posted on the team website 3 days prior to the meet.
DECK ACCESS: Only athletes, coaches, officials, and official meet staff actively participating in the meet are permitted on the pool deck.
SCORING: The meet will not be scored.
AWARDS: Ribbons or Medals will be awarded to the top 6 finishers in each individual event, and top 3 finishers in each relay event.
PARKING: List parking instructions.
DIRECTIONS: The Hutchinson Natatorium is located in the Moore Field House @ 125 Wintergreen Ave. New Haven, CT 06515