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North Shore Swim Club
Team Specialty Meet
MIT Competition Pool at the Zesiger Center
120 Vasser Street, Cambridge MA 02139
January 3-4, 2009
New England Sanction # NE-09-01, NE-09-01TT
Results (PDF)
Hy-Tek Cl2 Result File for Team Manager
Meet Director: Dan Warner , 978-283-4456)
Meet Referee: Kirsten Newland
Entry Chairperson: Dan Warner , 978-283-4456)
DATES AND LOCATION: January 3-4, 2009 at the MIT Zesiger Center, 120 Vasser Street, Cambridge, Ma.
MEET FORMAT: The meet will be swum as timed-finals. Each session will be seeded by computer based on
positive check-in at the beginning of each session. Coaches will receive a positive check-in sheet before each
session, which must be returned no later than 30 minutes before the beginning of the session. Heat sheets will
be posted around the pool deck. Coaches will be able to pick up heat sheets for each event at the computer table
after the events have been seeded. We reserve the right to run “chase starts” for all events as determined by the
meet director.
SITE: The MIT Competition Pool at the Zesiger Center is an 8-lane, 50 meter pool with seven-foot-wide lanes
and non-turbulent lane lines. Fully-automatic Colorado Time System touchpads and electronic display.
Spectator seating for 450. The pool is located inside the MIT Zesiger Center, 120 Vasser Street, Cambridge,
MA 02139.
COURSE: Long course meters (50 meters).
EVENTS and SESSIONS: See attached list.
SESSIONS: Saturday & Sunday morning warm ups – 7:30 AM, Meet start – 8:30 AM
Saturday & Sunday afternoon warm ups – 4:00 PM, Meet Start – 5:00 PM
ELIGIBILITY: All contestants must be 2009 USA Swimming registered athletes. All swimmers must be
registered before the entry is submitted. Teams that enter unregistered swimmers will be subject to a fine of
$100 per unregistered swimmer. New England teams entering the meet are encouraged to check their entries
with the online registration check tool on the New England Swimming web site. Please contact the New
England Swimming Office for registration information. Disabled swimmer forms are available from the New
England Swimming Office. New England Swimming Office: 20 Cleveland Road, Needham MA 02492, 781-
449-0270, office@neswim.com.
ENTRY INFORMATION: Entries will be accepted on and after November 21, 2008. Entries received before
November 21, 2008 will be considered November 21, 2008. Entries must be received no later than December
12, 2008. Make checks payable to “North Shore Swim Club”. Mail completed forms (including signed entry
cover page and waiver) and payment to the entry chairperson: Dan Warner, 19 Fenley Road Gloucester Ma.
01930. All entries must be typed or printed legibly, and must use full names and registration numbers from
USA Swimming registration. All entries must include a completed and signed entry cover sheet and waiver.
No deck entries will be accepted. No refunds will be given for entries that are accepted, or for entries that are
rejected due to improper entry.
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
chairperson at . Please check that your team name, address, and contact information are listed
correctly in this file. For email entries, payment and hardcopy of the entry (including signed entry cover page
and waiver) must be received within four (4) days of receipt of the email entry. If payment is received within
four (4) days of the email entry, the email receipt date will be considered the date of entry. If payment is
received more than four (4) days after the email entry, the payment receipt date will be considered the date of
ENTRY LIMITS: Athletes may enter and swim in a maximum of 5 events per day.
ENTRY TIME UPATES: Entry times may be updated through Tuesday December 30, 2008 by 6:00pm. No
new entries will be accepted after the December 12, 2008 entry deadline. Entry time updates should be sent via
email to the entry chairperson at . Entry time updates must be sent as Hy-Tek format CL2 files
with updated times. (New entries will be automatically excluded.)
ENTRY FEES: Electronic entries: $4.00 for individual events. Non-electronic entries: $4.50 for individual
SWIMMER PARTICIPATION FEE: $10.00 per swimmer.
ENTRY TIMES: All entries must be specified in long-course meter (50-meter pool) times. Yard times must
be converted to meter times.
ENTRY CUTS: Entry cuts, if necessary, will be made by the date of receipt. Teams will be notified that they
have been accepted or cut from the meet within seven days of receipt of entry. If the meet becomes
oversubscribed, a random selection of those entries received on the date the meet becomes oversubscribed will
be conducted in accordance with New England Swimming guidelines. Teams that are cut from the meet will
have their entry fee returned within four days of being cut. Events will be cut to conform to the NE policy of 4
hour sessions if necessary.
PROGRAMS: $4.00 per session for a seeded heat sheet.
ADMISSION: $1.00 per session.
WARMUPS: Will be posted on the website as well as notification to all entered teams by e-mail after all
entries are received.
1. Diving will be prohibited during warm-ups except in specifically announced one-way sprint lanes.
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 Camera cell phones are permitted in the locker rooms.
RULES: 2009 USA Swimming rules will govern all competition. Decisions by the meet referee will be final
unless a written protest is lodged within 30 minutes of the heat swum.
TIME TRIALS: Time trials will be offered at the discretion of the meet referee if time allows. Time trials are
$5.00 for individual events and $20.00 for relays.
DECK ACCESS: Only athletes, coaches, officials, and official meet staff are permitted on the pool deck. All
non-athletes on the pool deck must display their USA Swimming registration card at all times. Individuals
without their USA Swimming registration card will be removed from the pool deck, and will be subject to a fine
by New England Swimming.
SCORING: The meet will not be scored.
AWARDS: There will be no awards offered at this meet.
MISCELLANEOUS: North Shore Swim Club and MIT assume no responsibility for lost or stolen property.
No glass containers are permitted within the facility.
DIRECTIONS: From the North (I-95 or I-93)
If you are heading south on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are
heading south on I-95, take the I-93 South exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-
90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.
From the South (I-95 or I-93)
If you are heading north on I-93, follow I-93 (the Southeast Expressway) into Boston then follow the I-93
instructions below. If you are heading north on I-95, take the I-93 North exit then follow the instructions from I-
93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.
From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike)
Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River
Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and
follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. The main entrance to MIT will be on your left. If you cross
the river again, you have gone too far.
From Route I-93
From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles,
to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called
the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will
be looking at MIT - the Great Dome and academic facilities are on the right, the dormitories and athletic
facilities are on the left.
PARKING: Parking in Cambridge and Boston is generally not an enjoyable experience. Whenever possible,
park your car at the hotel at which you are staying, and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If
you must drive to the campus, there are both on- and off-street parking available, but most public parking is not
very close to the center of the MIT campus (unless you arrive early in the morning or late in the evening).
There is metered parking on Massachusetts Avenue. There are a number of lots at which you may park for a fee.
These include a lot at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street, "Park and Lock" on Third Street,
"Kinney Systems" at 4 Cambridge Center (entrances on Ames Street and Broadway), and "Kinney Systems" at
Ten Cambridge Center (entrances from Broadway and Binney Street).
LODGING: The following hotels and motels are in the area: TBA