2002 Men's EISL Swimming & Diving Championships|
February 28 - March 2, 2002
Blodgett Pool, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Wednesday, February 27, 2002:
|7:00pm||Diving Coaches Meeting - Murr Center Lounge (3rd floor, adjacent to Blodgett Pool)|
|7:30pm|| General Coaches Meeting - Murr Center Lounge
Sandwiches, drinks and chips will be available.
Entries are due by 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2002. 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.
The entry fee is $7 for individual events and $12 for relay events. Please make checks payable to "Harvard University" and include with your entry.
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, 400-yard medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay and 800-yard freestyle relay, which shall be timed final events. The 400-yard medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay and 800-yard freestyle 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 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 (including relays), as well as the fastest heats of the 1000 freestyle, 1650 freestyle, 400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay and 800 freestyle relay, will march-out from the "ready area" immediately before competing.
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 2001-2002 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
Blodgett Pool features an eight-lane competitive course, which will be used with double Competitor lane lines and a Colorado Timing System with full individual lane 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. Team awards will be presented in the form of silver bowls to the first- and second-place teams. Bowls will also be presented to the Swimmer of the Meet and the Diver of the Meet.
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. The scratch deadlines are as follows:
Time trials will be discussed at the General Coaches Meeting.
Diving FormatOne-Meter Diving:
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/2002/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 Lisa McEvoy, Assistant Director of Sports Media Relations, at 617-495-2206 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel and Restaurant Information
A list of local hotels and restaurants has been included in this registration packet for your convenience.
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.
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 Steve Staples (617-495-9810, email@example.com) for discounted group admission information.
Spectator Admission Prices:
|All Session (on sale Thursday only, includes program and heat sheets):|
|Children (under 12):||$2|
|Harvard students (with valid ID):||free|
|Visiting students (with valid ID):||$2|
|Session heat sheets:||$1|
The hanging of banners and signs will be allowed in the pool area under the following restrictions: