2007 Women's Ivy League Swimming & Diving Championships|
February 15 - 17, 2007
DeNunzio Pool, Princeton University, Princeton NJ
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Meet Personnel and Planning Committee
|Director of Athletics||Gary Waltersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Meet Director (before meet)||Phil Spinielloemail@example.com|
|Meet Director (during meet)||Jamie Holderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Meet Operations||Rick Osterbergemail@example.com|
|Diving Meet Operations||Ted Ernst||609-921-9480||
|Ivy Championship Director||Chuck Yrigoyenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Media Relations||Jerry Priceemail@example.com|
|Facility Operations||Greg Paczkowskifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Meet Referee||Jay Stores|
|Meet Officials||Sarah Ferguson, Pat McKinley, Jim O'Neil, Paul Walsh|
|Swimming Head Coach||Susan Teeteremail@example.com|
|Swimming Assistant Coach||Phil Spiniellofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Diving Coach||Greg Gunnemail@example.com|
Peter Brown (Brown), John Holohan (Cornell),
Wednesday, February 14, 2007:
|3:30pm|| Diving Coaches Meeting - DeNunzio Pool deck
Note: Coaches selected for 3M finals diving panel must stay through Saturday evening.
General Coaches Meeting – DeNunzio Pool Conference Room
Entries are due by 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2007. 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. 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.
Entries submitted must be best performances attained between September 1, 2006 and February 6, 2007.
Coaches must submit entries using an electronic Microsoft Excel spreadsheet entry form that will be distributed to all coaches. The electronic spreadsheet entry 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.
Coaches may alternately submit entries using Hy-Tek Team Manager. A Team Manager events file will be distributed to all coaches. If you submit a Hy-Tek Team Manager entry, you must also submit a copy of your Team Manager entry report (preferably in Adobe PDF format). This report, and your Team Manager entry file, must be sent as an email attachment from the athletic director (or an appropriate substitute) to email@example.com. 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”.)
Please remember to include local hotel and cellular telephone contact information in the appropriate spaces on the entry form.
After the unofficial psych sheet is posted, teams will have 24 hours to challenge entries and correct any clerical errors with no penalty. After 24 hours, a $50 fine will be levied to correct any error.
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.
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, 400-yard freestyle relay, and 800-yard freestyle relay, which shall be timed final events. The 400-yard freestyle relay and 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, 400 freestyle relay and 800 freestyle relay, will march-out from the “ready area” immediately before competing.
Rules Governing the Championship
The 2006-2007 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 Peter Brown (Brown), John Holohan (Cornell), Stephanie Morawski (Harvard), Mike Schnur (Pennsylvania), Jay Stores (Referee), Chuck Yrigoyen (Ivy League), and Ted Ernst (diving meet director). 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
DeNunzio Pool features an eight-lane competitive course, which double Kiefer lanes lines and a Colorado timing system with full alphanumeric scoreboard display. The racing course has a depth of 12 feet at the starting end and 10 feet at the turning 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, 7.5-meter and 10-meter platforms, and has a water depth of 17 feet.
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, and must be signed by both the team coach and the Meet Director, the Meet Referee, or the Director of Meet Operations. 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. Diving sheets must be submitted by the appropriate scratch deadlines. The scratch deadlines are as follows:
Wednesday, February 14, 4:00pm for all Thursday events (at the beginning of the Coach’s Meeting)
Thursday, February 15, 6:00pm for all Friday events
Friday, February 16, 6:00pm for all Saturday events
Time trials will be offered after the preliminaries session each morning. Time trials will take place after heats of the 1000 freestyle on Friday morning. Only swimmers participating in the Championship may swim time trials.
Awards will be presented to the first eight places in individual and relay events. Please see the order of events for the sequencing for awards presentation. Athletes are expected to be in the awards ready area, dressed in official team warmups, for the awards presentation. We will not hold up the awards if athletes are not present. 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. A team award will be presented to the Ivy League Dual Meet Champion at the beginning of the Thursday evening finals session.
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.
All busses, vans and cars should park in Lot 21 adjacent to DeNunzio Pool.
DeNunzio Pool will be open to meet participants all day on Wednesday, and Thursday-Saturday from 6:30am until the end of championship finals.
For both One-Meter and Three-Meter diving, there will be 7 judges for preliminaries and 5 judges for the consolation final and championship final. Any school with an athlete participating in the 3M preliminary must have their diving coach available to serve as a judge for the 3M preliminary round (Friday afternoon), 3M consolation round (Friday evening) and 3M championship round (Saturday evening). The judging panels for the consolation and championship rounds will be determined after the completion of the preliminary round.
Preliminary: The one-meter preliminary will begin at 1:30pm on Thursday, February 15. Each contestant 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 contestant will be used to determine ranking at the conclusion of the preliminary round. Contestants finishing 1st through 8th will continue into the final round. Contestants finishing 9th through 16th will continue into the consolation final, but may not advance in finish higher than 9th place. Contestants finishing 17th through 24th have no further opportunity to advance in place.
Consolation Final: Following the one-meter preliminary on Thursday, February 15, after the eight consolation finalists have been identified, there will be a 15-minute break in the competition. Immediately following the break, the consolation final shall begin. Each contestant will start with a score of zero. The consolation final 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 consolation finals will be used to determine 9th through 16th place.
Final: The one-meter final will take place during the championship final session on Thursday evening, February 15. The eight finalists will start with a score of zero. The final 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 contestant in the final will be used to determine 1st through 8th place.
Preliminary: The three-meter preliminary will begin at 1:30pm on Friday, February 16. Each contestant 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 contestant will be used to determine ranking at the conclusion of the preliminary round. Contestants finishing 1st through 8th will continue into the final round. Contestants finishing 9th through 16th will continue into the consolation final, but may not advance in finish higher than 9th place. Contestants finishing 17th through 24th have no further opportunity to advance in place.
Consolation Final: The three-meter consolation final will take place during the championship final session on Friday evening, February 16. The three-meter consolation final will start during the bonus final of the 100 backstroke and continue concurrently with the 100 backstroke and the 20-minute break in swimming until the competition has been completed. Each contestant will start with a score of zero. The consolation final 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 consolation finals will be used to determine 9th through 16th place.
Final: The three-meter final will take place during the championship final session on Saturday evening, February 17. The eight finalists will start with a score of zero. The final 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 contestant in the final will be used to determine 1st through 8th place.
Bagels, snacks, coffee and juice will be available for coaches, meet personnel and officials in the morning in the DeNunzio Pool conference room. Accessing the hospitality area will require the appropriate credentials.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports Information and Media Relations
The official web site for this meet is: http://www.meetresults.com/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 the Ivy League Associate Director (Chuck Yrigoyen, 609-258-2181, email@example.com) or the Princeton Sports Information Office (Jerry Price, 609‑258‑3569, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Coaches, participants, managers, trainers, sports information staff, administrative staff, officials and meet personnel should follow signs to the proper facility entrance. All athletes and coaches must enter the facility through Caldwell Field House. Spectators and all others must enter DeNunzio Pool through the main entrance.
As has been the case for many years, a section of seats is reserved near the finish line for the host school's team, parents, special guests and awards presenters. Running the championship on a regular basis is an undertaking for the host school, and this policy is a small reward for that effort. We appreciate your conveying this to your parents and fans prior to the event. We are fortunate to have an outstanding spectator facility in DeNunzio Pool, and there are many excellent vantage points from the stands.
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.
The senior recognition will take place at the beginning of the Saturday evening finals. Seniors will be asked to gather in the awards ready area at 5:50pm in their official team sweats. All seniors on a team’s roster at the time of the championship will be recognized, and those who are in attendance will be invited to participate in the senior recognition.