2004 Women's Ivy League Swimming & Diving Championships|
February 26 - 28, 2004
Blodgett Pool, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Wednesday, February 25, 2004:
|3:30pm||Diving Coaches Meeting – Blodgett Pool deck|
General Coaches Meeting – Murr Center Hall of History
Entries are due by 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 18, 2004. Note that Monday, February 16, 2004 is the President's Day holiday.) 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. Divers who will not compete must also be scratched by the appropriate scratch deadline.
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., “Deb” instead of “Deborah”.)
Automatic Judging and Timing
Daktronics 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.
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 relay 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 scoring bonus final, consolation final and championship final. Eight lanes will be used for all competition, and 24 places will be scored. No scratches will be permitted for the top 24 qualifiers from 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.
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.
The Meet Committee will consist of Diana Caskey (Columbia), Joann Brislin (Dartmouth), Susan Teeter (Princeton), Frank Keefe (Yale), Priscilla Davis (Meet Referee), Barbara Chester (Ivy Liason) and a Diving Representative in the case of diving issues. In the case of an appeal, an appeals committee will consist of the head coaches from each of the eight schools. The appealing coach will not have a vote.
Facilities and Equipment
Blodgett Pool features an eight-lane competitive course, which will be used with Kiefer Advantage II lane lines and a Daktronics Timing System with full alphanumeric scoreboard display. The racing course has a depth of 7 feet. There is a six-lane warmup course at the far end of the pool. The diving well features two 1-meter boards, two 3-meter boards, and 1-meter, 3-meter, 5-meter and 7.5-meter platforms, and has a water depth of 15 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. The winning team will receive the Frank Keefe Trophy. Additionally, 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.
Time trials will be discussed at the General Coaches Meeting.
The scratch box will be in the control office of Blodgett 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. Coaches will be given a composite scratch form to list all scratches for a particular day. Additional scratches may be made, by the scratch deadline, using individual scratch cards. The scratch deadlines are as follows:
Preliminaries: One-meter preliminaries will begin at 1:30pm on Thursday, February 26. 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 preliminaries will be used to determine placing at the conclusion of preliminaries. 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 preliminaries, 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, February 26. 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.
Preliminaries: Three-meter preliminaries will begin at 1:30pm on Friday, February 27. 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 preliminaries will be used to determine placing at the conclusion of preliminaries. 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 preliminaries, 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, February 28. The eight finalists will start with their voluntary (dives with limit) score from the preliminaries. 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 preliminaries will be used to determine first through eighth place.
Team Locker Room and Seating
There will be two locker rooms available for use during the meet. Teams will be assigned a locker room prior to arriving. Team seating on the pool deck will be determined at the coaches meeting. Harvard 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 Blodgett Pool.
Harvard medical staff will be available to treat all injuries that occur during the event. Any school traveling without a certified athletic trainer or team physician must provide the appropriate documentation from their team physician or certified athletic trainer prior to receiving any treatments (i.e., ultrasounds, electrical stimulation, hot packs, whirlpools). All documentation can be faxed to the Harvard University Athletic Training Room at 617-495-8591. An ice machine will be available on the pool deck throughout the competition.
Bagels, snacks, coffee and juice will be available for coaches, meet personnel and officials in the morning in the Hall of History, adjacent to the Blodgett Pool front entrance lobby. Assorted snacks and juices will be provided in the afternoon. Accessing the hospitality area will require the appropriate credentials.
The Blodgett Pool concession stand will be operating throughout the meet. It is located on the second level behind the spectator bleachers.
Sports Information and Media Relations
The official web site for this meet is: http://www.swimindex.com/meets/2004/ivies/
The web site will feature a real-time pool scoreboard feed, real-time webcam, as well as psych sheets, heat sheets, instant results, splits and scores as soon as they are available after each event.
Questions regarding sports information should be directed to Chuck Sullivan, Director of Athletic Communications, at 617-495-2206 or via email at email@example.com.
Please see the enclosed map for parking information. Team buses and vans should enter the Soldier's Field Athletic Complex via North Harvard Street through Gate 6, which is located at the closed end of the football stadium. Team vans must display meet parking permits at all times while parked. Please send your parking pass requests in along with the completed entry forms. Spectators will not be allowed to park within the Soldier's Field Athletic Complex. All spectators will be directed to the Harvard Business School parking lot located on Gordon Drive, across North Harvard Street from the football stadium. Parking at the Harvard Business School parking lot is $5.
Coaches, participants, managers, trainers, sports information staff, administrative staff, officials and meet personnel will be admitted through the Blodgett Pool lobby main entrance on the ground level. Proper credentials, which will be distributed upon arrival, must be displayed in order to gain access. Spectators and all others must enter Blodgett Pool through the second floor mezzanine level. Groups should contact Kristi O'Connor (617-496-9404, firstname.lastname@example.org) for discounted group admission information.
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|
|Harvard Students (with valid ID)||free|
|Visiting Students (with valid ID):||$1 prelims, $3 finals|
|Session heat sheets:||$1|
The hanging of banners and signs will be allowed in the pool area under the following restrictions: