Meet Format · The meet will be swum as timed-finals. Each session will be pre-seeded by computer. Heat sheets will be posted around the pool deck. Coaches will be able to pick up heat sheets from the meet director when they are available. Heats will be seeded lanes 1-6. Lane 7 will act as a buffer lane. Lane 8 may be used for warm-up and cool down during the meet. All timeline information is subject to change based on total entries received. A coaches/team update will be sent out on Wednesday, July 12th. Teams are responsible for providing two timers, and counter, for EACH their 500 swimmers.
Site · The Edge Pool is an 8-lane, 25-yard pool. The pool is located inside the Eastwood EDGE Sports & Fitness facility at 75 Eastwood Drive, South Burlington. Directions may be found later in this document.
Course · Short course yards (25 yards)
Weather Protocol · If weather or facility conditions make it impossible to follow the original timeline of events, the Meet Director and Meet Referee have a right to make changes to the meet sessions. The Meet Director will notify the teams of the changes with as much notice as possible. Cancellation of the meet, or session, is a decision of the Meet Director, Meet Referee and the Meet Committee.
Eligibility · All swimmers competing in the distance meet must have a current, signed medical release form on file with their team. The eligibility of a participant for a particular age group shall be a determined by his/her age on the first day of the meet. Events are limited by age. Age-up athletes are only allowed for swimmers who are 10-years old, and age up to 11 after the distance meet, but prior to their respective League championship/district meet.
Events and Sessions: See attached list.
Entry Information · Entries will be accepted on and after Monday July 3, 2017. Entries received before July 3, 2017 will be considered received on July 3, 2017. Entries must be received no later than Monday 12:00PM, July 10th, 2017. Mail completed signed entry cover page and waiver to the entry chairperson · Caleb Hall-Potvin, 115 Wellness Drive, Williston, VT 05495. You may also hand-deliver the signed entry cover page and waiver to the meet director at the meet, PRIOR to your team's warm-up. Your team will not be allowed to warm-up/compete without a signed entry cover page and waiver.
Electronic Entries · Electronic entries only (such as from Hy-Tek Team Manager or other team management software) Electronic entries (that are in CL2 or SD3/SDIF format) must be emailed as an attachment to the entry chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please check that your team name, address, and contact information are listed correctly in this file. It is preferable that signed copies and the entry cover page are received by Thursday, July 13th.
Entry Limits · Athletes may enter and swim in a maximum of 3 events per day for timed final events. Events are limited by age. Only swimmers who are 10, and age up to 11 after the Distance Meet, and prior to their respective league championship/district meet, are able to age up. They may still only compete in 3 total events for the meet.
Entry Fees · There are no fees for entries for the 2017 Go The Distance Meet.
Warm-ups · Session 1: 500 Free, OPEN Warm Up Lanes 1-8 3:00-3:25PM. Sprint lanes (3, 4, 5, 6) 3:20-3:25PM. Session 2: 10&U, Team Assigned Warm Up Lanes 1-8 4:00-4:20PM. Session 3 11&O, Team Assigned Warm-Up Lanes, 1-8, 5:00-5:20PM, 5:20-5:40PM.
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.
No shaving is permitted at the competition site.
No glass containers are permitted within the facility.
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.
No camera cell phones are permitted in the locker rooms and no cameras are allowed on deck.
Rules · 2017 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.
Deck Access · Only athletes, coaches, officials, and official meet staff are permitted on the pool deck.
Photography · NO PHOTO ZONE: Use of audio or visual recording devices is not permitted behind the starting blocks of the pool deck by anyone on deck, and extends to the backstroke flags on the start end of the pool.
Scoring · The meet will not be scored.
Food · A concession stand will be in operation for the duration of the meet in the gymnasium adjacent to the pool.
Miscellaneous · EDGE Swim Club assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen property. Pets of any kind and smoking are not permitted within the facility.
Parking · Parking is available at the EDGE and just past the EDGE, tot he right, at the SB Kids & Fitness EDGE. Street parking is not allowed on Eastwood Dr. Parking is not allowed at the apartment complexes across from Eastwood EDGE. Overflow parking is permissible at the Shaw's supermarket.
Directions · From the north: Take 89 south; merge onto I-189 S via EXIT 13 toward US-7/Shelburne/Middlebury. Take US – 7 N exit. Keep RIGHT at the fork to go on Ethan Allen Hwy/Shelburne Rd/US-7. Take the 1st RIGHT onto Farrell St. If you reach Bacon St. you've gone too far. Turn LEFT onto Eastwood Dr. 75 Eastwood Dr. is on the LEFT. If you reach Joy Dr. you've gone too far.
From the south: Take 89 north; merge onto I-189 S via EXIT 13 toward US-7/Shelburne/Burlington. Take US-7 N exit. Keep right at the fork to go on Ethan Allen Hwy/Shelburne Rd/US-7. Take the 1st RIGHT onto Farrell St. Turn LEFT onto Eastwood Dr. 75 EASTWOOD DR. is on the LEFT.