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The Thirteenth Annual
Swim For Hunger Invitational
December 19th, 20th, 21st, 2008
Hosted by: Central Connecticut Aquatic Team
Freeman Athletic Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
 
Held under sanctioned of USA Swimming and Connecticut Swimming #S08-71
The primary goal for the Swim For Hunger Invitational Meet is to involve U.S.A. swimmers in the collection of food and hygiene items to help those in need. These donations will be collected as part of the entry fee. They will then be distributed to the various food banks in Hartford and Middlesex Counties. Following the holidays, shelters supplies are very low, so please join us to swim, share, have fun, and show how U.S.A. swimmers care!
Suggested Food and Hygiene Items:
Canned foods such as tuna, soups, vegetables, fruit, and meats are preferred. Cereal, rice, Pasta, peanut butter, and other basic staples, which are useful as well. There are special needs for hygiene items, such as hand soap, shampoo, diapers, razors, toothpaste, and especially infant formula.
We ask that you do not include glass containers. Any, and all non-perishable food and hygiene items are very much welcomed.
Meet Director: Bob Schnitman ( , 860-918-4752)
Meet Referee:
Mike L. Huffman, (
, 860-257-3053)
Entry Chair:
Stephanie Jordan, (
, 203-237-8497)
Safety Chair:
Jim Buys
POOL EMERGENCY NUMBER: Pool Deck-806-685-2915,Facility Monitor: 806-685-2886
Meet Director: Date/day of events only: 860-918-4752
MEET CLASSIFICATION: This meet is open to all USA Swimming athletes and clubs.
MEET FORMAT: The meet will be swum as timed-finals. The 500yd Free and the 400yd IM will be swum fastest to slowest, alternating girls and boys. Please note that there are qualifying times for the 12/U 500yd Freestyle and the 13/O 400yd IM.
SCRATCH PROCEDURES: Coaches will receive a scratch sheet for session of the meet in the coach’s package. Coaches must return all scratch sheets 15 minutes after the start of warm-ups.
FACILITY: One 9-lane, 25-yard course with electronic timing. Additional lanes will be available for warm-up and cool down.
DISABLED ACCESS: Handicapped Parking is available behind the athletic center. An elevator, located to the right as you enter the Freeman Athletic Center main lobby. The elevator will provide access to the swim deck. If special assistance is required by athletes, coaches or spectators, please contact the meet director.
COURSE: SCY.
SESSION TIMES: Session I, 13/O’s: Warm-up 5:00pm, Start 6:15
Session II, 10/U, 11/12: Warm-up 7:30am, Start 8:45am
Session III, 13/O’s, Warm-up: 1:00pm, Start 2:15
Session IV, 10/U, 11/12, Warm-up 7:30am, Start 8:30am
WARM-UPS: CT Swimming Warm-Up Procedures will be in effect. If the time line allows, and with the approval of the meet referee, a break/warm-up will be allowed prior to the 400yd IM and 500yd Free events..
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.
EVENT INFORMATION: The primary goal for the Swim For Hunger Invitational Meet is to involve U.S.A. swimmers in the collection of food and hygiene items to help those in need.
ENTRY LIMITATIONS: Entries are to be submitted in best yard times. Swimmers can enter and compete in 4 events per session, and no more than 5 events per day..
ENTRY TIMES: Submit entry times in: SCY. 12/U 500yd Free Cut time:7:15, 13/O 400yd IM cut time: 5:45. No Times are discouraged.
DEADLINES: Entry deadline is December 12, 2008. Mail hardcopy and payment to the entry chairperson: Stephanie Jordan, 187 Williams Street, Meriden, CT 06450. All entries must be typed or printed legibly, and must use full names and registration numbers from USA Swimming registration. Upon receipt of electronic entries, the date and time posted on an email will act as receipt.
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: . Please check that your team name, address, and contact information are listed correctly in this file.Formal entry is determined by the date of receipt of hard copy of the entry and entry fee. If using Express mail, remember to sign the waiver so package will be left. Clubs will cut first based on date and time received.
ENTRY FEES: Electronic entries: $5.50 for individual events, Manual entries: $6.50 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 Central Connecticut Aquatic Team and mail to: Mail hardcopy and payment to the entry chairperson:
Stephanie Jordan
187 Williams Street
Meriden, CT 06450
203-237-8497
Payment must be received by 12/17/08.
CUT PROTOCOL: All entries are first come first serve basis. The Central Connecticut Aquatic Team reserves the right to limit the number of heats in the 500yd Free, and the 400yd I.M., so to adhere to the 4-hour rule. If heats need to be limited, cuts will be made based on entry times. All teams will be notified no later than December 15, 2008 of any cuts. 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.
RELAYS: There will be no relays in this meet.
SAFETY:
  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: No
TIMERS, OFFICIALS OR WORK ASSIGNMENTS: Teams will be required to provide timers and workers based on size of entry. Teams must provide their own timers and counters for 500yd FREE and 400yd I.M. events. If your team has an official who would be able to assist with the meet, please submit their name with the entry.
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 will be awarded to the top three finishers in each individual event. Coaches are responsible for picking up their team awards in the official’s office.
CONCESSIONS: Wesleyan University will operate the concessions.
HOSPITALITY FOR COACHES AND OFFICIALS: Yes. Please visit our CCAT Hospitality area.
PARKING: Please park in the tennis court lots on Vine Street or the lot directly across from the firehouse and athletic center. Any illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.
DIRECTIONS: From South: From I-91 or the Merritt Parkway, follow signs to 66 East (Initially I-691) and proceed to Middletown. At light (by graveyard) turn right on to Vine Street. At next light, turn right and pool is on left.
From North: Take I-91 south to exit 22S (Rt.9 South) to Exit 15 (Washington St.) At the 5th light make a left on to Vine St. At light, turn right, pool is on left.
LODGING:
Wesley Inn & Suites - www.wesleyinnsuites.com
988 Washington St, Middletown - (860) 346-9251
Inn at Middletown - www.innatmiddletown.com
70 Main St, Middletown - (860) 854-630