2003 Women's Ivy League Swimming & Diving Championships|
February 27 - March 1, 2003
DeNunzio Pool, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Wednesday, February 26, 2003:
|4:00pm||General Coaches Meeting - DeNunzio Pool conference room|
|4:30pm||Diving Coaches Meeting - DeNunzio Pool conference room|
Entries are due by 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2003. (Note that Monday, February 17, 2003 is President's Day.) All possible entries must be listed on the entry form and best times must be submitted. Each team is permitted eighteen (18) competitors as described in the following: an entrant who swims will be counted as one; an entrant who dives will be counted as one-third; an entrant who swims and dives will be counted as one. A competitor is permitted to compete in a maximum of seven events, of which no more than three may be individual events. Coaches may enter competitors in more than three individual events, and may enter more than 18 competitors, as long as they "scratch down" to the appropriate numbers by the scratch deadlines. Please see the entry form for the entries mailing address.
Please be sure to specify entry times for your relays in the appropriate area on the entry form, even if the entry time is "NT" (no time). Relays without an entry time may not swim in the meet.
There will be a $50 fine for coaching clerical errors (mistakes on the entry form that are discovered after the entry deadline). There will be a $100 fine and letter of reprimand for scratch errors, as long as all coaches agree to allow the correction.
The Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships is a three-day individual and team championship, with trials and final competition except in the 1000-yard freestyle, 1650-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relay, which shall be timed final events. The 800-yard freestyle will be swum in the finals only. The 1000-yard freestyle and 1650-yard freestyle will be swum slowest-to-fastest with the last heat swum during the evening finals. All but the fastest heat of the 1000-yard freestyle will swim at the end of the Friday morning preliminaries. All but the fastest heat of the 1650-yard freestyle will swim starting approximately 4:00pm on Saturday afternoon. The exact schedule will be posted following the scratch deadline.
In all trials/finals swimming events, the evening finals will consist of a non-scoring bonus final, consolation final and championship final. Eight lanes will be used for all competitions, and 16 places will be scored. The bonus final will be filled by positive check-in by the conclusion of the morning preliminaries. Competitors in the Championship Finals (including relays), as well as the fastest heats of the 1000 freestyle, 1650 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay, will march-out from the "ready area" immediately before competing.
Automatic Judging and Timing
Colorado Time Systems electronic judging and timing will be used throughout the meet. Please note that NCAA regulations require that three watch times be used for NCAA Championship qualifying times in the event of an electronic timing system failure. There will always be at least one meet-provided backup timer for each lane. If you have a swimmer or relay whom you believe will qualify for the NCAA Championships, please be prepared to provide two additional backup timers for that swim in case of an electronic timing system malfunction.
Rules Governing the Championship
The 2002-2003 NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules shall be used for all competition, except as amended in this document or by the Meet Committee. The decision of the Meet Referee shall be final.
Facilities and Equipment
DeNunzio Pool features an eight-lane competitive course with Kiefer lane lines and a Colorado Timing System with full individual lane scoreboard display. The racing course has a depth of 12 feet at the starting end and 10 feet at the running end. There are adjoining warmup lanes within the pool. The diving well features two 1-meter boards, two 3-meter boards, and 1-meter, 3-meter, 5-meter and 10-meter platforms, and has a water depth of 17 feet.
Awards will be presented to the first eight places in individual and relay events. Awards for each event will be presented after the consolation final of the second following event. Please see the order of events for complete details. Team awards will be presented in the form of silver bowls to the first- and second-place teams. Bowls will also be presented to the Swimmer of the Meet and the Diver of the Meet.
The scratch box will at the timing table of DeNunzio Pool. Scratches will only be accepted from coaches or the team's official representative. A receipt form will be used for scratch verification. All entries not scratched by the scratch deadline will become official entries. The scratch deadlines are as follows:
Time trials will be discussed at the General Coaches Meeting.
Diving FormatOne-Meter Diving:
Team Locker Room and Seating
Teams will be assigned a locker room prior to arriving. Please follow signs to the appropriate locker room. Team seating on the pool deck will be determined at the coaches meeting. Princeton University is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Valuables should not be kept in the locker rooms. Locks and towels are not available, and personal locks cannot be left on lockers overnight. Glass bottles are not permitted anywhere within DeNunzio Pool.
The training room is located in Caldwell Field Couse, connected to DeNunzio Pool. Ice will be available on the pool deck during the meet and a trainer will be on call. Trainers should only be used in emergency situations. It is suggested that you bring your own supply of aspirin, bandages and other important items.
Bagels, snacks, coffee and juice will be available for coaches, meet personnel and officials in the morning in the DeNunzio Pool conference room. Assorted snacks and juices will be provided in the afternoon. Accessing the hospitality area will require the appropriate credentials.
The DeNunzio Pool concession stand will be operating throughout the meet. It is located on the mezzanine level behind the spectator bleachers.
Sports Information and Media Relations
The official web site for this meet is: http://www.swimindex.com/meets/2003/ivies/ The web site will feature a real-time pool scoreboard feed, real-time webcam, as well as psych sheets, heat sheets, results, splits and scores as soon as they are available after each session.
Questions regarding sports information should be directed to Jerry Price, Princeton Sports Information, at 609-258-3569 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All busses, vans and cars should park in Lot 21 adjacent to DeNunzio Pool.
Coaches, participants, managers, trainers, sports information staff, administrative staff, officials and meet personnel should follow signs to the proper facility entrance. Proper credentials, which will be distributed upon arrival, must be displayed in order to gain access. Spectators and all others must enter DeNunzio Pool through the main entrance.
Spectator Admission Prices:
|All Session (on sale Thursday only, includes program and heat sheets):|
|Children (under 12):||$2|
|Students (with valid ID):||$2|
|Session heat sheets:||$1|
Official team banners should be given to the meet staff on Wednesday. Meet staff will hang official team banners from the rafter area of the pool. Meet staff reserves discretion in the placement of banners based on size so as not to interfere with deck activities.