In light of pool and school closings, the national state of emergency and increasingly rigorous public health precautionary measures surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the GSP-SWMR virtual dual meet is postponed until further notice.
SwimRI Members & Friends!
In lieu of the canceled New England LMSC Short Course
Yards Championship Meet, the Granite
State Penguins have challenged SwimRI
to a virtual dual meet consisting of time trials at our respective pools. We
accept this challenge (assuming our pools remain open)!
GSP-SWMR time trials shall take place Saturday, March 14
through Sunday, March 22. During this nine-day period, we ask our coaches and
group organizers to offer time trials at Masters workouts in any manner they
choose – a dedicated time trials practice, a set or two off the blocks, or a
few timed reps here and there during next week’s practices.
Swimmers may also do timed events on their own (with a timer),
including as few or as many events as they please in accordance with the event
guidelines and limits described below.
This event is informal and unsanctioned. There are no
officials. The times will not count for USMS purposes, but will for our team
points competition and bragging rights. In these respects, have fun and amuse
yourselves via friendly competition and good-natured banter.
SWMR has more USMS-registered swimmers than GSP. However,
I’m told that GSP relishes its David vs Goliath role and plans to go all out to
beat us, to which I say bring it on.
We’re accepting GSP swimmers into our SwimRI Facebook Group, so
let the trash talk begin!
WHAT: SwimRI vs Granite State Penguins Virtual Time Trials
WHERE: At any Masters practice or on your own
in any 25y or 25m pool. Click
to view local practice locations and schedules.
WHEN: From Saturday, March 14, through Sunday,
March 22, 2020
WHO: Anyone who is or becomes a USMS member
affiliated with NEM-SWMR or NEM-GSP by March 22. Click to join USMS or renew
EVENTS: Any scoring events offered at the
canceled NELMSC SCY Championships
Click to view
the complete event list
of 12 individual event per swimmer (no per-day limit)
to 10 events from the Harvard Meet’s March 21-22 event list
the 1000y or 1650y freestyle
of 4 relay events per swimmer (no per-day limit)
FR, 200y MR, 400 FR, 400 MR
swimmer may only compete in the men’s or women’s or mixed relay -- e.g.,
you cannot swim in both the men’s and mixed 200y free relay
mixed relays must consist of two women and two men
should be submitted that day or the next day – e.g., if you swim a timed
100y backstroke time trial on March 15th please submit that
time by the 16th
or coaches may submit multiple entries over multiple days
- All entries must be received by 11:59pm,
Sunday, March 22
members shall submit times promptly to firstname.lastname@example.org
members shall submit times promptly to email@example.com
- Emailed entries must include the following
times submitted without tenths or hundredths of a second will be completed
with .99 or .X9
SCORING: All events will follow the scoring system used
at the NELMSC SCY Championships, up to 16 places per age group. Click here for
RESULTS: Mindy will promptly compile all submitted
times and points by age group in Hy-Tek and provide to Doug for posting on the SwimRI website in PDF form.
results will be updated online every one or two days assuming there are a
sufficient number of entries to warrant regular updates
from both teams are encouraged to monitor the interim results and to try
and outscore each other
STAKES: Bragging rights, and a potential wager
If you feel sick do not attend any practices
anywhere. People at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 should
consult a doctor before attending. Everyone should closely read this public
health information and act accordingly: https://health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019/
In light of the cancellation of the Harvard meet and other large events in New England and across the country, there are legitimate questions surrounding all group gatherings of any size right now. However, the CDC deems
chlorinated pool water safe (although the surrounding facilities are
another matter), swim practices are generally limited to 5 to 30 people at a
time, and many swimmers want to continue exercising as long as practices are
still being offered.
It is in this context that we hope this virtual meet will add a bit of fun to help combat the
current environment’s uncertainty and anxiety.
Good luck everyone. Be safe and go SwimRI!