Bay State Games Swimming Finals
July 12-14, 2002
Blodgett Pool, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Meet and Tryouts Information

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DIVISIONS Male and Female divisions. All ages are as of June 7, 2002.
JuniorAthletes Age 10 to 13*
ScholasticAthletes Age 14 to 16
OpenAthletes Age 17 and older
* Ten-year-olds are not eligible to swim the 800 free.
ELIGIBILITY All athletes must meet one of the requirements listed on page 4 of the 2002 Bay State Games entry booklet
FORMAT Athletes must attend a regional qualifier. Events at the regional qualifier meets will be timed finals. The top 4 finishers at each regional qualifier, in each division and event, advance to the Finals at Harvard University, July 12-14, 2002. At the finals at Harvard, competition will be preliminaries and finals, with the top eight in morning preliminaries in each event advancing to evening finals. The 400 IM, 400 Freestyle and 800 Freestyle at the Finals at Harvard will be timed finals.
COURSE All qualifying races will be in short course yards (25-yard course). Finals will be in long course meters (50-meter course). Seeding for the finals will be based on times achieved at the qualifiers. Event Codes listed below are in meters. The 400 freestyle will be a 500 freestyle at the qualifiers. The 800 freestyle will be a 1000 freestyle at the qualifiers.
RULES Athletes may enter a maximum of 4 events. No membership in any organization is required. U.S. Swimming Rules will apply to the qualifiers and finals. U.S. Swimming certified officials will be used at all meets.
ENTRY FEE Tryout fee: $15.00
Finalist fee: $20.00 (for those who qualify)
EVENT CODES Open to all divisions. Listed below are all events offered. Athletes will sugn in for specific events on the day of their qualifier. Athletes may enter a maximum of four events.

50 Free
100 Free
200 Free
400 Free (500 free at qualifier)
800 Free (1000 free at qualifier)
100 Back
200 Back
100 Fly
200 Fly
100 Breast
200 Breast
200 IM
400 IM
Note: 10 year-olds may not swim the 800/1000 Freestyle event.

Regional Qualifying/Tryout Meets
What town code am I?
Town Code 1
Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, 2002
Kennedy Elementary School, Somerville, MA
Meet Director: Richard Cheney (617-625-6600 x6676)
Kennedy Elementary School is at 5 Cherry St. off Elm St., outside of Davis Square in Somerville.
Map of the area.
Town Code 2
Friday-Saturday, June 14-15, 2002
Gordon College, Wenham, MA
Meet Director: Lesa Dane (978-768-7812)
The Gordon College pool is in the Bennett Athletic and Recreation Center.
Gordon College maps and directions
Town Codes 3 & 4
Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, 2002
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
Meet Director: Bay State Games (781-932-6555)
The Bridgewater State College pool is in the John J. Kelly Gymnasium building.
Directions to campus.
Bridgewater State Campus map.
Town Codes 5 & 6
Friday-Saturday, June 14-15, 2002
Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA
Meet Director: Paul Parenteau (508-793-3430)
Hart Pool is located in the Hart Athletic Center.
Holy Cross maps and directions

Regional Qualifying/Tryout Meets Order of Events
Friday (June 7 or June 14)
4:15 - 5:45pm Registration
4:30 - 6:00pm Warmup
6:00pm 500 Freestyle (400 Freestyle at Finals)
200 IM
100 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
100 Freestyle
Saturday (June 8 or June 15)
9:15 - 10:15am Registration
9:30 - 10:30am Warmup
10:30am 1000 Freestyle (800 Freestyle at Finals)
200 Backstroke
400 IM
50 Freestyle
100 Butterfly
200 Freestyle
100 Backstroke
200 Breaststroke

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