2021 ISCA INTERNATIONAL SENIOR CUP
We have attached the timeline. We will also answer a few questions that have come up in the last 48 hours to clarify questions some of you have.
- Anyone who entered relays on OME and used aggregate times, they only processed in meters. We will allow those Teams to turn in correct yard times for their relays.
- Teams DO NOT have to sign up for warm-up times. Keep in mind, we are limited to only seven swimmers off each end, so no more than 14 swimmers per lane will be allowed. We would like all teams to be respectful of each other and not take more than 40-45 minutes, so everyone has an opportunity to warm-up in the long course pool. If a swimmer is coming without a coach, we will have a certified coach there to cover their time at the pool.
- As mentioned yesterday in the blast, we will be swimming in 3-waves for prelims. There is NO WAY that we can break it out any different than we have. Knowing this, a swimmer may be swimming in more than one wave. Coaches are able to scratch swimmers and through deck seeding, could place them in another event.
- Regarding scratches, on Tuesday, they must be in at the end of the Coaches Meeting, which takes place Tuesday, the 23rd at 12:00 p.m., in the spectator area at the pool. For Wednesday’s events, they must be in by the start of finals on Tuesday evening. For Thursday’s events, they must be in by the start of finals on Wednesday evening. For Friday, they must be in on by the start of Thursday evening. For Saturday, they must be in by the start of finals on Friday evening. You all get the idea, ALL SCRATCHES MUST BE IN BY THE START OF FINALS THE NIGHT BEFORE.
- In regards to the 800 and 1500 events that will be held on Saturday, there was an omission in the meet notice. We will explain it as follows:
- First, the Distance events are combined swims with 16&Under & Senior together. They are awarded separately, but swum combined.
- Second, the fastest heat of the combined 800, and the fastest heat of the combined 1500, will be the first 2-events swum in Saturday evening’s final program.
- Third, once the timeline is set, all scratches are in, and the pool flipped from yards to meters, we will swim the events slowest to fastest, alternating women and men.
- Each wave will have a separate warm-up before the beginning of the wave. Once you see the time lines, you will know when the warm-ups will take place.
We will be breaking the total number of swimmers into 3 waves for preliminary sessions. The way it will be done, is we will have the fastest 7 heats swimming in the 2nd session. We will have heat 8 thru 14 swimming in the 1st session. All heats from 15 on, will be the 3rd session.
We had hoped to make it easier for teams by keeping swimmers with the same session throughout the meet, but there was no way the Meet Officials could figure out an equitable to do it.
We have worked very hard on the spectator situation, and we have come up with what I think is a very good solution. We have contracted with a company from Orlando, FL to bring up a truck and set up a 7×30 ft. LED screen to live-stream the event right at the facility, just outside the fence. We will also have a color commentator for the finals at night. There will be an assigned area in the bleachers for parents/friends to come in and watch their swimmer inside the pool during their event. We ask you to exit the area once your swimmer has completed their event to allow the next group of parents/friends to come in. You are allowed to return to the pool each time they compete. The cost of a spectator pass for the week is $40, or $10/daily pass. Each spectator will be provided a daily heat sheet so they know when their swimmer will be competing and in which heat and lane. They will also receive a final heat sheet each evening.
There are many athletes that have not completed their APT and must BEFORE they come to the event. We have attached the RECON Report, please review and make sure your swimmers are up to date! This is imperative!!!
Peter Lagow will be the meet referee. He also is our FINA referee. If you’d like to officiate, so you can have a front row seat to some fast swimming, please contact Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First, we must abide by Pinellas County COVID0-19 Event Safety Plan.
- Face masks are mandatory for all participants, coaches, officials, and all volunteers.
- Social distancing must be maintained to the greatest extent practical at all times.
- Screening will be required at entrance each day, including warm-up days.
- There will be a designated Ingress/Egress pattern, which must be followed at all times.
- There will be a limitation on the number of total people allowed in the facility for each session.
- There will be sanitation stations set up throughout the meet.
- The plan does not require compliance with the requirement to wear a face covering while attending the event for the following: a.) children under the age of 2 b.) when actively eating or drinking while stationary or seating and maintaining social distancing. c.) While you are swimming. d.) In any manner that would conflict with the Americans Disability Act (ADA).
After all the COVID rules and regulations, we are now unto the fun and fast part of why we are getting together. We are going to have a meet with some of the fastest swimmers in the world competing. A few names you are all familiar with are Caeleb Dressel, Joseph Schooling, Ryan Lochte, and Jack Conger, to name a few.
Because of the waves, we will not be able to swim all of the relays as we had previously hoped. We will be swimming the Senior 200-medley and 200-freestyle relays, men & women, on Tuesday, March 23rd, to go with the 800 & 1500 free, that day. We will also swim at finals the 400 mixed freestyle relay (2 women/2 men) on Wednesday evening. On Thursday evening, we will swim at finals the 400 mixed medley relay.
Warm Ups: We will have extra long-course warm-up times for teams proceeding the start of the event. On Sunday, March 21st, the pool will be open long-course from 4:30-7:00 p.m. On Monday, March 22nd, the pool will be open from 7:00-9:00 a.m. long-course, and again, 6:30-9:00 p.m. On March 23rd, the pool will be long-course, opening at 7:00 a.m. until the start of the meet.
We will have a contact person at the pool to assist with organizing your team for warm-up. We cannot have more than 14 people per lane with 7 off of each end. We would like teams to not take up more than 40-45 minutes in the pool, so more swimmers get an opportunity to swim.
St. Petersburg Host Site:
North Shore Aquatic Complex
901 North Shore Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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