2004 Women's Harvard-Yale-Princeton Double-Dual Meet
January 31 - February 1, 2004
DeNunzio Pool, Princeton University, Princeton NJ

Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 31, 2004
3:30pm Warmups begin for 1000 swimmers
4:30pm All but fastest heat of 1000 free (slow to fast)
5:00pm Warmups begin
5:50pm Pool cleared, begin introductions and national anthem
6:00pm Session #1 starts
  1. 200 medley relay
  2. 1-meter diving begins
    Swimming breaks for first three rounds of diving
    Rounds 4 through 6 continue concurrently with swimming
  3. 1000 free (fastest heat only)
  4. 200 freestyle
  5. 100 backstroke
  6. 100 breaststroke
  7. 200 butterfly
  8. 50 freestyle
    10-minute break
  9. 400 IM
Sunday, February 1, 2004
12:00pm Pool open for warmup
12:50pm Clear pool, national anthem
1:00pm Session #2 starts
  1. 100 freestyle
  2. 200 backstroke
  3. 200 breaststroke
  4. 500 freestyle
  5. 100 butterfly
  6. 3-meter diving (30 minute break in swimming)
    Depending on the number of divers in the meet, 3M diving
    may start during the 100 fly or 500 free so that there is
    approximately 30 minutes between the 100 fly and 200 IM
  7. 200 IM
  8. 400 free relay
Swimming Competition Format
  • Lane assignments: Princeton 3-6, Harvard 2-5, Yale 4-7
  • For each individual swimming event, the final two heats will be deck-entered at the beginning of the event, in assigned double-dual lanes.
  • For each individual swimming event, prior heats will be swum using pre-entered competitors entered on the meet entry form (to be provided). Competitors will be seeded across 8 lanes by time in standard (non-circle seeded) fashion, with the fastest heat swimming last (just prior to the two deck-entered heats).
  • For the 1000 freestyle, the fastest heat will be swum during the regular session. This will be the second of the two deck-entered heats. The other heats, consisting of the pre-seeded, and the first of the two deck-entered heats, will swim starting at approximately 4:30pm on Saturday. (This time may be adjusted based on entries.) Note that since the 1000 freestyle is a single event, entries for both deck-entered heats must be submitted at the beginning of the event.
  • Swimmers in the 1000 free may continue for a 1650 free time (which will be listed as an exhibition event in the results). It is requested that swimmers and coaches notify meet staff as early as possible about this, such that timeline adjustments can be made. However, in all cases, swimmers must notify the meet staff no later than the beginning of their heat.
  • For the relay events, competition will consist of two deck-entered heats in assigned double-dual lanes. (Four relays per team.)
  • Swimmers who do not appear in their assigned lanes for the pre-seeded heats will be automatically scratched from that heat. (Thus, they may be entered into one of the two deck-seeded heats.) Pre-seeded heats will not be re-seeded in the event of empty lanes.
  • Swimmers who do not appear in their assigned lanes for the deck-entered heats will be disqualified, and the event will count towards the competitor's event limit for the meet.
  • In all events, all competitors and/or relays are eligible to score. Scoring will be standard NCAA dual meet scoring (9-4-3-2-1, 11-4-2), with no team scoring more than three individuals or two relays per event. The meet will be scored in standard double-dual mode (three team scores: H-Y, H-P, Y-P).
  • Competitors may compete in a maximum of 4 events, no more than 3 of which may be individual events. Competitors may compete in any number of events as exhibition, which will not count towards this limit. Exhibition swimmers must be declared to the meet referee before the beginning of the event, at the same time that entries are submitted for the deck-seeded heats.
  • It is expected that coaches will enter their swimmers in the appropriate heat based on expected performance. It is expected that the second of the two deck-entered heats be the fastest heat of competition.
  • All athletes will be assigned a numerical ID number, which will be distributed to coaches at the beginning of the meet, and posted on deck. All deck entries must include correct athlete ID numbers. Entries without ID numbers will be returned to the coach to be completed before the event begins.

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