The Beach Ball Invitational - February 21, 2015

Orange County Sportsplex
101 Meadowlands Dr
Hillsborough, NC 27278


Heat Sheet:
Beach Ball Meet Heat Sheet

- Entries are due by midnight on February 7th, 2014.
- Coaches will choose the events for each swimmer entered, but the swimmers may list preferences on the entry form.

Facility Rules:
-  All facility rules are to be obeyed at all times. 
-  NO FOOD OR DRINK ON DECK OR ON THE BALCONY with the exception of water.   
        We have children with very serious allergies, so it is very important that food and drink NOT be on the deck.  
        Please exit to the lobby to eat or drink.  Thank you!


- Each event will be seeded in heats from slowest to fastest.  
- In order to facilitate better competition for individual events, events will be divided by age group but not by gender, and seeded according to time. 
- Heat sheets in limited quantity will be available for a fee before the meet begins, but parents are encouraged to print their own before arriving.


- Scoring will be according to age group (8&un, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18) and by gender. 
- One timer for each team will time each lane for each race and the average between the two times will be considered the final time.   
- The scoring will be done according to the final times.   

1st place will be worth 5 points
2nd place will be worth 3 points
3rd place will be worth 1 point. 
In the case of a tie, two of the same place (i.e. two 1sts) will be awarded and points distributed accordingly.

Results and final scores will be completed after the meet and reported to the teams within one week.


Date and Time:
February 21st, 2015
Check In:  begins at 11:00am
Warm ups:  12:00pm
Meet Begins:  1:00pm
Estimated finish time:  5:00pm or sooner
All non-volunteer parents will need to exit the deck by 12:00pm.


- $20 per swimmer. Why more than the last meet? 
     We are renting a larger facility and more sophisticated timing equipment because this will be a bigger meet.
- BDA: This is separate from a practice.  For example, if you have reserved 5 practices during the month, the swim meet does not count as one of your practices.
- Other teams: give payment to your coach and the coach will pay BDA.


- will be swum by the following age groups: 8&un, 9-10, 11-12, 13-18 (13-14 and 15-18 will be swam together but scored separately)
- will be swum combined, boys and girls
- will be scored by age group and gender, based on finishing time

8 & under individual events:
25 Freestyle, 25 Breastroke, 25 Backstroke, 25 Butterfly, 100 IM, 200 Free
- each 8&under swimmer may choose up to 4 events (not including relays)

9-10, 11-12, 13-18 events:
100 Freestyle (13-18 only) or 50 Free (9-12), 50 Breastroke, 50 Backstroke, 50 Butterfly, 100 IM, 200 Free (9-12), 500 Free (13-18)
- each 9-18 swimmer may choose up to 4 events (not including relays)

Bonus for 9-10s:
25 Butterfly


Event Order:
13 and up 200 Medley Relay
12 and under 100 Medley relay

8 & un 25 freestyle
9-10 50 Freestyle 
11-12 50 Freestyle
13-18 100 Freestyle

8 & un 25 Br
9-10 50 Br
11-12 50 Br
13-14 50 Br
15-18 50 Br

100 IM Open (all ages)

8 & un 25 Ba
9-10 50 Ba
11-12 50 Ba
13-14 50 Ba
15-18 50 Ba

12 and under 200 Freestyle*
13 and up 500 Freestyle*

10 & un Beach Ball Relay
11 & up Beach Ball Relay

8 & un 25 Fly
9-10 25 Fly
11-12 50 Fly
13-14 50 Fly
15-18 50 Fly

10 & un 100 Free Relay
11& up 200 Free relay

*Participants in these events will receive a special prize!   

Blue Dolphins will provide heat winners and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in all age groups and by gender.  8&un will also receive participation prizes.

Meet results will be posted within a week after the meet.