2004 Men's EISL Swimming & Diving Championships|
March 4 - 6, 2004
DeNunzio Pool, Princeton University, Princeton NJ
Wednesday, March 3, 2004:
Diving Coaches Meeting – DeNunzio Pool Conference Room
General Coaches Meeting –Forbes Coffee Shop
Entries are due by 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 24, 2004. 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.
Coaches may submit entries using either the enclosed paper entry form, or by using an electronic Microsoft Excel spreadsheet entry form that will be distributed to all coaches. If the paper entry form is used, both the coach and athletic director (or an appropriate substitute) must sign the form. If the electronic spreadsheet entry form is used, this form must be sent as an email attachment from the athletic director (or an appropriate substitute) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email received from the athletic director will serve in lieu of a signature, and attest that the athletes on the entry are bona fide and eligible.
It is important that all aspects of the entry form be completed as indicated, including the official first name, middle initial, last name, date of birth, and year in school, for each athlete. These values will be used for the purposes of NCAA POP forms as well as USA Swimming NTV submissions. In particular, for athletes that are registered with USA Swimming, please make sure the name on the entry form matches the name used for USA Swimming registration. The “preferred name” field is to be used for appropriate nicknames, which will be printed on heat sheets and results, and will be the name used for announcing purposes. (I.e., “Mike” instead of “Michael”.)
The EISL 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 the relay events. 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 bonus final, consolation final and championship final. Eight lanes will be used for all competitions, and 24 places will be scored. There will be no scratches permitted for the evening finals. Competitors in the Championship Finals, as well as the fastest heats of the 1000 freestyle, 1650 freestyle and all relay events, will march-out from the “ready area” immediately before competing.
The 400-yard medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay and 800-yard freestyle relay will swim as timed final events during the evening finals only. Teams will be seeded such that the five fastest-seeded teams will swim in the second heat, and the remaining five teams will swim in the first heat. All teams will be eligible to score in any position from either heat.
The 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay will swim as timed final events during the evening finals, with heats during the morning preliminaries used to determine seeding for the evening finals. During the morning preliminaries, teams will be circle-seeded across two heats. For the evening finals, teams will be seeded such that the five fastest-seeded teams from the morning preliminaries will swim in the second heat, and the remaining five teams will swim in the first heat. All teams will be eligible to score in any position from either heat. Any team that is disqualified for any reason during the morning preliminaries will be assigned the last-place qualifying position for the evening finals, and will swim during the evening finals and be eligible to score.
All relays will be scored based on 24-place scoring, with points doubled from individual events. For all relay events during the evening finals, the second heat (top five teams) will march out from the ready area. For all relay events, the top eight scoring teams will participate in the awards presentation.
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 2003-2004 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 double Kiefer lane lines and a Colorado Timing System with 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-, second- and third-place teams. Bowls will also be presented to the Swimmer of the Meet and the Diver of the Meet.
The scratch box will be at the control table in 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. Diving sheets must be submitted by the appropriate scratch deadlines. The scratch deadlines are as follows:
Time trials will be discussed at the General Coaches Meeting.
Trials: One-meter trials will begin at 1:30pm on Thursday, March 4. Each diver will perform six optional dives, including one from each of five groups, in any order, without limit on degree of difficulty. Scores on all dives performed by each diver in the trials will be used to determine placing at the conclusion of trials. The top eight divers will continue into the finals. Divers in 9 th through 24 th place will be determined at the end of the trials, and these contestants will have no further opportunity to advance in place.
Finals: One-meter finals will take place during the championship finals session on Thursday evening, March 4. The eight finalists will start with a score of zero. The finals will consist of six optional dives, including one from each of five groups, in any order, without limit on degree of difficulty. Scores on all dives performed by each diver in the finals will be used to determine first through eighth place.
Trials: Three-meter trials will begin at 1:30pm on Friday, March 5. Each diver will perform six optional dives, including one from each of five groups, in any order, without limit on degree of difficulty, followed by five voluntary dives, including one from each of five groups, in any order, with a total degree of difficulty not to exceed 9.5. Scores on all dives performed by each diver in the trials will be used to determine placing at the conclusion of trials. The top eight divers will continue into the finals. Divers in 9 th through 24 th place will be determined at the end of the trials, and these contestants will have no further opportunity to advance in place.
Finals: Three-meter finals will take place during the championship finals session on Saturday evening, March 6. The eight finalists will start with their voluntary (dives with limit) score from the trials. The finals will consist of six optional dives, including one from each of five groups, in any order, without limit on degree of difficulty. Scores on all dives performed by each diver in the finals plus the voluntary (dives with limit) score from the trials will be used to determine first through eighth place.
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. Seating will be determined at the General Coach's Meeting, based on the 2003 EISL Championship order of finish.
The Caldwell Fieldhouse Athletic Training Room will be open from 9:00am to 9:00pm during each day of competition. The Athletic Training room is located on the first floor of Caldwell Fieldhouse and can be accessed from DeNunzio Pool through the tunnel on the pool deck level near the conference room. Ice for injury and water will be available on the pool deck. For injury evaluation or treatment, please send your athletes over to the Athletic Training Room. For emergencies, have the meet director, Damion Dennis, call the athletic trainer who is working in the Caldwell Athletic Training Room. Ice, Heat, and Hydrotherapy treatments are available. Due to Princeton University Athletic Medicine policy, ultrasound and electric stimulation will not be available to visiting athletes.
If you have any questions about medical treatment at Princeton , please contact George O'Neil, Assistant Head Athletic Trainer, at 609-258-3527, or via email at email@example.com.
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/2004/eisl/
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 Craig Sachson, Princeton Sports Information, at 609-258-3680 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 one
meet program and one heat sheet per session):
|Single Session:||Adult:||$4 prelims, $6 finals|
|Children (under 12):||$1 prelims, $3 finals|
|Princeton Students (with valid ID)||free|
|Visiting Students (with valid ID):||$1 prelims, $3 finals|
|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.