The 2020 SSG Swimming Championships have been canceled.
Location and Schedule
Dwight H. Hunter Northeast Pool
1100 NE 14th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Event venue, dates, and location are subject to change.
Entry Fees – TBD
*Entries will be limited to the first 550 swimmers. Teams will not be broken up, but no additional teams will be accepted after the 550 mark is reached.
*All age groups are limited to three (3) individual events per day, nine (9) individual events for the meet, plus relays. Entries that exceed the entry limit(s) will be dropped when they exceed the limit for the meet or day.
*Each team may enter two (2) relays per event and should designate their entries A & B.
*An athlete may compete in a relay in their age group or the Open age group, but only one relay in that relay sequence.
*Meet management reserves the right to eliminate relays to maintain the 4 hour rule.
Entries must be in USA Swimming SDIF format or Hy-tek, CL2 format. A signed hard copy printout is acceptable as proof of entry in place of the enclosed entry forms. Free text email entries will not be accepted. Dish and e-mail entries will not be accepted that are not accompanied by a hard copy entry, including the Master Entry Form. List all attending coached, contact phone numbers and Relay only swimmers in the body of the email. Corrupted unreadable or incorrectly formatted files must be corrected within 24 hours. Errors in entries submitted electronically are the responsibility of the applicant. Electronic mail confirmation will be sent upon receipt of the file. If using the enclosed entry form, the form will serve as proof of entry. The legal name and current USA Swimming registration number for each swimmer must be listed on the entry form. Florida Swimming requires a $50 penalty from teams that do not submit their entries in the Hy-tek format.
Open to all currently registered USA Swimming Inc. swimmers WHO RESIDE IN FLORIDA. On deck USA registration will be allowed and presented to the referee for proof.
Type of Meet
*50 Meter Course, Timed Finals
*Meet management reserves the right to limit the 400 IM and 400 Free events to top 24 of each gender and age group to remain within the Florida swimming 4-hour rule. Coaches will be notified prior to the start of the meet if this limitation is necessary.
*The 1500 Freestyle will be limited to the top 16 swimmers per gender and age group. It will be swam together and scored separately by age group 13-14 & Open. Coaches will be notified prior to the start of the meet if their swimmer is excluded. Swimmers excluded will be allowed to deck enter the events in available open lanes.
*All entries must be legal LC times or conversions from short course for all 400 Freestyle, 400 IM and 1500 races. NT entries will not be accepted, and entry times will be checked on the USA Swimming database.
Conversions will be allowed from Short Course Yards using the approved formulas below:
Let T= difference in number of turns between short and long course
(a) 50, 100, 200, 400 yards to meters Meter time = (yard time x 1.105) + T
(b) 500 or 1000 yards to meters Meter time = (yard time x .8751) + T
(c) 1650 Yard to 1500 meters Meter time = (yard time + 30 seconds)
Meet management reserves the right to use fly-over starts. Coaches will be notified before start of any session where fly-over starts will be used.
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS: 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Relay events: 18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2
SEEDING: 50-Meter-Long Course times will be used.
All 1500 events will be deck seeded and positive check in is required by 10:00AM on Sunday, June 7.
SCRATCHES: No penalty for scratching on the block, except for deck seeded events. Failure to swim once checked in to a positive check in event will result in that swimmer being barred from the next individual event he/she is entered in. Swimmers may not scratch an event to enter another event.
DISTANCE EVENTS: Swimmers must provide their own counter and timer for the 1500.
Sport Rules and Regulations
RULES: Current USA Swimming Inc. Rules govern the meet. Florida Swimming Rules and Regulations 223.10
SANCTIONED BY: Florida Swimming of USA Swimming Inc. Sanction #
In granting this approval it is understood and agreed that USA and Florida Swimming shall be free and held harmless from any liabilities or claims from damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the event.
CONDITION OF SANCTION: The competition course has been certified in accordance with the 104.2.2. The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming. Any swimmer entered in the meet, unaccompanied by a USA Swimming member coach 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. It is the responsibility of the swimmer or the swimmer’s legal guardian to ensure compliance with this requirement.
Changing into or out of swimsuits other than in locker rooms or other designated areas is not appropriate and is prohibited. 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.
HOSTED BY: Makos Aquatics Club of Gainesville. USA Swimming, the LSC, the Gainesville Sports Commission, the facility, and the Makos Aquatics Club of Gainesville shall accept no responsibility for liability or injuries sustained by any individual, athlete, coach, official, meet volunteer, or spectator while traveling to and from or while participating in this event. Damage to the facility, when proved, will cause the offending participant, if unattached, or the offending swimmer’s club, if attached, to be held accountable for repairs. All participants and guests must adhere to the facility rules and coaches must supervise their swimmers at all times. Glass containers are not permitted in the facility. Children must be supervised at all times.
POOL SPECS: Outdoor pool. Certified 8 lanes, 50 Meters, Non-turbulent lane lines. The water depth is at least 7 feet at the starting end and at least 3 feet 8 inches at the turn end. Diving well will be used for warm up and cool down for competitors only. The warm up area will be monitored and is to be used strictly by competitors in the current session. Feet first entry is to be used only. Swimmers will be asked to exit if they are playing or being disruptive.
TIMING EQUIPMENT: Daktronics Timing system, non-slip touch pads, back up buttons and eight lane display board.for events 100 meters and above. Two additional hand times per lane will also be used. 50 meter events will be timed with 1 watch time and two buttons.
**Officials wishing to volunteer at any session, please contact: Ale Maruniak firstname.lastname@example.org
DISABILITIES: Swimmers with disabilities are welcome to enter this meet. The athlete (or the athlete’s coach) is responsible for notifying the Referee prior to the competition of any disability of athlete.
COACHES MEETING: TBD
OFFICIALS BRIEFINGS: Officials briefings will be held one hour prior to the start of each session in the hospitality room.
MEET COMMITTEE: A meet committee to be composed of the Meet Director, home team coach, and three visiting coaches will make decisions regarding the meet schedule in the event of inclement weather or at other times as requested by the Meet Director. In case of weather delays, the meet committee will have the power to cancel the meet or events or postpone it to a future date or time with the best interest of the swimmers and traveling teams in mind.
COACH SUPERVISION: Each swimmer participating in a Florida Swimming Sanctioned meet must be supervised during warm-up and competition by a currently registered USA Swimming Coach. An athlete not escorted by a Coach member must check in with the Meet Referee upon arrival at the meet. Such athletes must find a substitute Coach who will supervise them during warm-up and competition and must submit the enclosed Alternate Coach form (signed by the accepting coach) to the Meet Referee prior to beginning any warm-up or competition.
IDENTIFICATION: Coaches and Officials shall wear their USA Swimming Registration card in a conspicuous location at all times while on deck during the meet or show proof of current 2019 USA-S coach membership in Deck Pass.
TEAM REPRESENTATIVE: Prior to the start of the meet, the name of one person other than the coach who will check with the Meet Referee about any matter pertaining to the meet may be given to the Meet Referee. The coach(es) and that person only will be recognized.
CAMERA ZONES: Per Florida Swimming Rule 223.12, Meet Management shall designate and inform the public of “Camera Zones: at each swim meet where both still photography and video photography of a race or competitor in a race may be taken. Acceptable “Camera Zones” may include, but are not limited to the side courses of a pool, team gathering areas, concession area, turn-end of competition course when not in use as a “start end” etc. Meet Management shall also designate “Non-Camera Zones” Under NO circumstances will Camera Zones include the area immediately behind the starting blocks at either end of the race course(s) while they are in use for “race start purposes” during competition and warm-ups, locker rooms, restrooms, or any other dressing area. Any individual failing to abide by this rule could be subject to the Florida Swimming Code of Conduct violation as defined in Rule 239.2.
SPECTATORS: No spectators will be allowed behind the starting block area during the entire duration of the meet. Spectators are also asked to observe designated coach and official only areas.
Individual events: Medals (1st-3rd) Ribbons (4th-8th)
Relay events: Medals (1st-3rd)
High Point: Plaque or Trophy (1st & 2nd) per age group and gender (8&U, 10&U, 11-12, 13-14 and Open)
Team Awards: Plaque or Trophy (1st & 2nd)
Random Mystery Heat Winners: Small token
***NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED….Please pick up awards at the end of the meet***
Hotel information is forthcoming.
FSF Staff Contact
(850) 577-7211 or email@example.com
304-360-3478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(850) 577-7201 or email@example.com