2010-11-20: NE 25-Meter Champ: IMPORTANT pre-meet info


PRE-MEET ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

2010 New England LMSC Short Course Meters Championship, 
New England Masters Workout Group Challenge and Colonies Zones Championship;
December 10-12, 2010 at Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center


Meet Information:
http://www.greatbaymasters.org/10scmchamp.php


1) PLEASE CHECK YOUR ENTRIES FOR ACCURACY ON THE MEET WEB PAGE
2) Safety Notes
3) Please stay off pool deck until immediately before warm-up starts
4) 800 Free Notes
5) BU Waiver Signature
6) Positive Check-In (very important, please read)
7) Dive Over Starting
8) Warm-up:  Suggested pacing for warm-up lanes
9) Parking Information
10) Physiotivity Massage 
11) No Friday Concessions




1) PLEASE CHECK YOUR ENTRIES FOR ACCURACY ON THE MEET WEB PAGE
We need to clear up any errors / problems before the meet.  Please check your
meet entry information here (especially if you did a paper entry): 
http://www.greatbaymasters.org/10scmchamp.php

Email meet@greatbaymasters.org if you find any errors.  Thank you.  

2) Safety Notes
Warm-up Safety Notes:  Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious and
controlled manner. During pre-competition warm-up no diving or backstroke starts
will be allowed except in designated sprint lanes in the competition pool.  No
diving or backstroke starts are allowed at any time in the 25-yard width wise
warm-up / warm-down lanes.  


3) Please stay off pool deck until immediately before warm-up starts
PLEASE STAY OFF THE POOL DECK UNTIL IMMEDIATELY BEFORE A WARM-UP SESSION BEGINS.
 OTHER PROGRAMS WILL BE USING THE POOL UNTIL JUST BEFORE MEET WARM-UPS.  


4) 800 Free Notes 
Please note that the 800 free is swum fast to slow, alternating heats of women
and men.  Check-in for the 800 free closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday 12/10.  The
Boston University varsity swim team will be providing one backup timer per lane
for the 800.  We would appreciate volunteers to act as the second backup timers.  


5) BU Waiver Signature
Everyone is required to sign a Boston University waiver on their way in to the
pool area.  


6) Positive Check-In 
Please remember:  THIS IS A POSITIVE CHECK-IN MEET.  

All Events Require Positive Check-In: All events will be deck seeded from entry
form times. Swimmers must confirm their entries by 4:30 p.m. on December 10, and
9:30 a.m. on December 11 and 12. Swimmers who do not check in by those deadlines
will be scratched from all their events for that day. If you arrive late,
check-in immediately and you will be re-entered in events that have not yet been
seeded and posted. Events will be seeded and posted approximately 1/2 to 3/4
hour before the event starts. Swimmers must check-in personally.


7) Diver Over Starting
Dive Over Starting - All Events Except Backstroke: Swimmers completing a heat
will finish at the wall, and stay in the water until the next heat is called to
the blocks. Swimmers will stay in the water until the next heat 'Dives Over' the
top of them. Immediately after the next heat has started, the swimmers from the
previous heat will exit the pool. If you need to use the ladder to exit the
pool, notify the starter before your race.


8) Warm-up:  Suggested pacing for warm-up lanes  

Everyone gets a better warm-up if the people in a warm-up lane are in the same
pace range.  Here is a suggested pace for each warm-up lane during the open
warm-up session in the 10-lane course before each session: 

LANES      PACE per 50 yard free
5 & 6      under 40 seconds
4 & 7      40 to 45 seconds
3 & 8      45 to 50 seconds
2 & 9      50 to 60 seconds
1 & 10     over 60 seconds 


9) Parking
Friday - $1/hour, $8 maximum, Agganis Arena (Lot A)
Saturday - $1/hour, $8 maximum, Agganis Arena (Lot A) 
Sunday - $1/hour, $8 maximum, Agganis Arena (Lot A)
Agganis Arena parking is behind the FitRec Center.



10) Physiotivity Massage
Tom Church, LMT, from Physiotivity will be onsite to provide massages 
at his usual rate of $12/10 minutes.  He is also offering a discount 
to all registrants at his Brookline office.  Anyone who registers 
by November 17th will recieve a 20% discount on any massage at his 
office between Nov 17 and Dec 23.  (781) 775-4606, 
www.Physiotivity.com, tom_church@mac.com


11) No Friday Concessions
Please note that there WILL NOT be concessions on Friday during 
the 800.  There will however be concessions on both saturday and 
sunday during the meet.