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2021 MCSL Coaches Invitational Long Course Meet

2021 COVID-19 Meet Supplement

The 2021 MCSL Coaches Invitational Long Course Meet will be run under enhanced health and safety measures. All meet participants should review the Meet Supplement for this event to familiarize themselves with the COVID-19 risks and related protocols that will be utilized during the meet. 

Date, Location & Schedule

The MCSL Coaches Invitational Long Course Meet will be held at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center on Tuesday, July 13th. The meet will begin at 6:00 pm and the facility will be opened at 4:30 pm. The warm-up schedule is listed below:

Age Group

Start & End Times

Sprint Lanes

8 & Under

5:00 thru 5:10

2 & 7

9–10 & 11–12

5:10 thru 5:30

2 & 7

13-14, 15–18 & 19

5:30 thru 5:50

2 & 7

There will be a 20-minute break, after the backstroke events have been concluded, to allow for a warm-up period for swimmers in the breaststroke and butterfly events.

Swimmers may only warm-up in the Competition Pool during the designated warm-up periods. There will be NO other pools at the Center available for warm-up.

Map/Meet Layout for parking, athlete seating and coaches areas, spectator areas, T-Shirt pick-up, Bag Tag pick-up, Awards pick-up and Officials/Volunteer sign-in.

Practice Starts

Starting blocks will be used at this meet. For swimmers who are not familiar with starting off a starting block, the Swim Center will open the pool for “practice starts only” from 8:30 am to 9:00 am on the morning of the meet. Swimmers must be accompanied by and supervised by a coach, and should enter the facility through the main outdoor entrance.

Scratch Deadline and Procedure

If a swimmer, based on previous time rankings, expects they will be seeded in the meet and they either (1) do not plan on participating in the meet or (2) do not want to swim a particular event, they should scratch from the events they do not want to swim. Scratches for this meet will not be accepted after July 5th and must be submitted utilizing the MCSL Online Scratch process. 

USA Swimming Sanctioned Meet 

This meet is sanctioned by Potomac Valley Swimming and USA Swimming and officiated by Certified USA Swimming Officials and will be judged using USA Swimming Rules (not MCSL Stroke & Turn Rules). Times swum by swimmers that are members of USA Swimming are considered official USA Swimming times.

Swimmer Check-in Procedures

There will be a Clerk of Course/Heat Staging Area utilized at this meet. All swimmers, including alternates, should report to the Clerk of Course no later than three events prior to the time their event is scheduled to be swum. For example, if the swimmers for event 11 are either on the blocks or in the water, swimmers for events 12, 13 and 14 should have already reported to the Clerk of Course. A complete schedule of when swimmers should report to the Clerk of Course for each event is provided in the Clerk of Course Reporting Schedule. Once swimmers for an event have been released from the Clerk of Course and moved to the Starting Area, alternates should check-in with the Deck Referee or Chief Judge. Only the Deck Referee will place alternates in an event. If there are empty lanes they will be placed in a lane. If there are empty lanes and no alternates present at the start of the event the lanes will not be filled.

Restriction on Use of Technical Swimsuits for 12 & Under Events

This meet is a USA Swimming Approved meet and is conducted under USA Swimming Rules, including rule 102.8.1.f which states that no technical suits shall be worn by any 12 and under USA Swimming athlete member. Thus all swimmers in 12 and under events must be in compliance with this rule and may not swim in a technical suit.

A technical suit is defined by USA Swimming as having: (1) any bonded or taped seams regardless of its fabric or silhouette; or (2) woven fabric extending past the hips.

For more information on what comprises a technical suit and on restricted or approved suits for 12 and under swimmers, please refer to information from USA Swimming found here.

Use of Towels for Starts

Towels are permitted to be used for both forward and backstroke starts.

Officials

Only USA Swimming Certified officials are eligible to work this meet. If you are interested in working the meet please indicate your interest by contacting Jim Garner at rules@mcsl.org

Timers and Other Volunteers - Sign Up Here

For all parents and coaches able to serve as Head Timer, Assistant Head Timer, Lane Timer or Marshal during the meet, please sign up using the following link - MCSL SignUp Genius.

Also, we are always looking for individuals interested in performing the National Anthem. If you are interested or know someone that might be interested, please reach out to Marty Cohen at competition@mcsl.org.

Meet T-Shirts

Meet T–Shirts will be available for purchase for this event and may be ordered in advance of the meet through Capital Sport & Swim. Use this order form. T-Shirts may be ordered for all swimmers that are listed on the Long Course seeding (including alternates) posted on the web. T-Shirts may be picked-up, by a team Representative or coach, at the Capital Sport & Swim tent during the meet.  

Bag Tags

Swimmers will be provided Bag Tags for this event. Each team's bag tags may be picked up, by a team Representative or coach, behind the Officials table.

Meet Programs

Meet programs will be uploaded to the MCSL website in advance of the meet and will be available to be downloaded or printed. Meet programs will not be available on site.

Team Tents

Tents may be placed on the grassy areas behind the Officials tent. No tents will be permitted in the grassy area between the Competition and the upper Recreation pools.  

Parking

Entrance to the Centers parking lot is only through the easternmost (indoor pool) driveway and the exit is through the westernmost (outdoor pool) driveway.

A fee of $2.00 is charged for parking in the Center’s lot. You may drop someone off without paying the fee but you cannot park in the lot and must exit after dropping off. If you choose to park in the Centers lot only park in defined spaces. Do not make your own parking space. 

If you do not park in the Centers lot you may park on Martins Lane, the Rock Terrace School parking lot (do not park on their fields or grass) or in the Board of Education parking lot off of Mannakee Street. 

Do not park on the baseball field across the street from the Center or on side streets as this will likely result in you receiving a City of Rockville parking ticket.

Please assist the staff in making the parking operation a smooth one.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will be available for this meet from 4:30pm through 9:30pm. The shuttle parking location will be at Montgomery College, Rockville lot 10 which is the lot adjacent to Mannakee Street closest to the Swim and Fitness Center. Meet attendees should look for the "Shuttle Stop". Important Note: If you utilize the shuttle service Masks are required to be worn while you are on the bus. Disposable masks will be available on the shuttle for riders who do not have their own.

Advertising

Advertising in the meet program and the selling of products on site is limited to MCSL Gold Sponsors. 

The MCSL All Star Relay Meet Will Not Be Run This Season. See You in 2022!

2021 MCSL Individual 
All Star Meet

2021 COVID-19 Meet Supplement

The 2021 MCSL Individual All Star Meet will be run under enhanced health and safety measures. All meet participants should review the Meet Supplement for this event to familiarize themselves with the COVID-19 risks and related protocols that will be utilized during the meet. 

Date, Location & Schedule 

The meet will be held at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center on Saturday, July 31st. Warm-ups will begin at 7:00 am and the first Event will start at 8:00 am. The facility will open at 6:30 am. If the meet is postponed or suspended due to inclement weather the meet will resume on August 1st at the same time. 

The entire pool will be available for general warm-up but only lanes 2, 3, 6 and 7 of the Competition area will be available for Starts and Sprints. The warm-up schedule is as follows: 

Time                  Age Groups

7:00 thru 7:20 - 12 & Under

7:20 thru 7:40 - 13 & Over

7:40 thru 7:50  - All Ages - Late Warm-up

Lanes 2, 3, 6 and 7 will be used for Starts and Sprints throughout the Warm-up session. All other lanes will be available for General Warm-up. All swimmers must enter the pool at the Start End only.

With the exception of the Start and & Sprint lanes, all swimmers must enter the pool feet first. 

Continuous warm-up will be available throughout the meet at the far end of the pool (non-Competition area) but no Starts will be allowed during continuous warm-up.  Feet first entry only!

There will be NO other pools at the Center available for warm-up.

Map/Meet Layout for parking, team areas, spectator areas, Bag Tag pick-up, Awards pick-up, Officials/Volunteer sign-in and Clerk of Course/Heat Staging area.

Scratch Deadline and Procedure 

If a swimmer, based on previous time rankings, expects they will be seeded in the meet and they either (1) do not plan on participating in the meet or (2) do not want to swim a particular event, they should scratch from the events they do not want to swim. Scratches for this meet will not be accepted after 6:00 pm on Monday, July 26th and must be submitted utilizing the MCSL Online Scratch process. 

Swimmer Check-in Procedures 

There will be a Clerk of Course/Heat Staging Area utilized at this meet. All swimmers, including alternates, should report to the Clerk of Course no later than two events prior to the time their event is scheduled to be swum. For example, if the swimmers for the first heat of event 11 are either on the blocks or in the water, swimmers for both heats of events 12 and 13 should have already reported to the Clerk of Course. A complete schedule of when swimmers should report to the Clerk of Course for each event is provided in the Clerk of Course Reporting Schedule. Once swimmers for the first heat of an event have been released from the Clerk of Course and moved to the Starting Area, alternates should check-in with the Deck Referee or Chief Judge. Only the Deck Referee will place alternates in an event. If there are empty lanes they will be placed in a lane. If there are empty lanes and no alternates present at the start of the event the lanes will not be filled.

Use of Towels for Starts

Towels are permitted to be used for both forward and backstroke starts.

Officials, Timers and Other Volunteers 

The Competiton Committee will be selecting Certified Officials to work this meet. If you are interested working as a Referee, Starter, Chief Judge or Stroke & Turn Judge please contact Marty Cohen at competition@mcsl.org with your preferred assignment and team affiliation.

Timers and Other Volunteers - Sign Up Here

For all parents and coaches able to serve as Head Timer, Assistant Head Timer, Lane Timer or Marshal during the meet, please sign up using the following link - MCSL SignUp Genius.

Also, we are always looking for individuals interested in performing the National Anthem. If you are interested or know someone that might be interested, please reach out to Marty Cohen at competition@mcsl.org.

 Preliminary and Final Seeding’s

Preliminary Individual All Star Seeding’s will be posted in advance of the meet with Final Seeding’s posted by the Thursday before the Meet. If you identify errors or have questions regarding a swimmers seeding you should reach out to Bob Hincke at automation@mcsl.org. 

Meet T-Shirts

Meet T–Shirts for this event may be ordered in advance of the meet through Capital Sport & Swim. Use this order form. T-Shirts may be ordered for all swimmers that are listed on the Individual All Star seeding (including alternates) posted on the web. T-Shirts may be picked-up, by a team Representative or coach, at the Capital Sport & Swim tent during the meet.  

Bag Tags

Swimmers will be provided Bag Tags for this event. Each team's bag tags may be picked up, by a team Representative or coach, behind the Officials table.

Meet Programs

Meet programs will be available on the MCSL website in advance of the meet. Meet programs will not be available on site.

Team Tents 

Team tents may be placed on the grassy areas behind the starting end of the Competition Pool. No tents will be permitted in the grassy area between the Competition Pool and the upper Recreation pools. If you choose to leave your tent over night after All Star Relays you do so at your own risk.

Parking 

Entrance to the Center's parking lot is only through the easternmost (indoor pool) driveway and the exit is through the westernmost (outdoor pool) driveway.

A fee of $2.00 is charged for parking in the Center’s lot. You may drop someone off without paying the fee but you cannot park in the lot and must exit after dropping off. If you choose to park in the Center's lot only park in defined spaces. Do not make your own parking space. 

If you do not park in the Center's lot you may park on Martins Lane, the Rock Terrace School parking lot (do not park on their fields or grass) or in the Board of Education parking lot off of Mannakee Street. 

Do not park on the baseball field across the street from the Center or on side streets as this will likely result in you receiving a City of Rockville parking ticket. 

Please assist the staff in making the parking operation a smooth one. 

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will be available for this meet from 6:00am until after the meet ends. The shuttle parking location will be at Montgomery College, Rockville lot 10 which is the lot adjacent to Mannakee Street closest to the Swim and Fitness Center. Meet attendees should look for the "Shuttle Stop". Important Note: If you utilize the shuttle service Masks are required to be worn while you are on the bus. Disposable masks will be available on the shuttle for riders who do not have their own.

Advertising

Advertising in the meet program and the selling of products on site is limited to MCSL Gold Sponsors.


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