Cougar Classic Invitational

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    LOCATION
    The University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Houston, TX. Eight lane, 25 yard indoor pool with non-turbulent lane lines and separated diving well and warm up/ swim down areas.

    Meet Referee: Herb Schwab, Herb.Schwab@gmail.com (c) 281-242-1334
    Meet Director: Linda Brenneke, entries4meets@yahoo.com (h) 281- 589-8913
    Sports Information Contact: Michael McGrory, jmmcgrory@uh.edu (c) 713-504-1748 (o) 713- 743- 9407

    Houston Coaches:
    Augie Busch Head Coach, Women's Swimming abusch@central.uh.edu (o) 713- 743-9373 (c) 832-776-0732
    Jaime Lewis Assistant Coach, Women's Swimming swimcoogs@yahoo.com (o) 713- 743-9398 (c) 713 289-9824
    Jane Figueiredo Head Coach, Diving janefig@yahoo.com (o) 713- 743- 9372 (c) 713 859-3868

    Order of Events
    This is a prelim/final meet with additional time trials available at the end of the morning session each day. Women are odd event numbers. Men are even event numbers. Please see diving section for details on diving event schedule.

    Thursday
     1/2200 Free Relay
     3/4500 Freestyle
     5/6200 I.M.
     7/850 Freestyle
     9/10Diving
     11/12400 Medley Relay
    Swimming Prelims start at 10 a.m.
    Diving Prelims start at 11:00 a.m.
    Finals in event order: 6 p.m.

    Friday
     13/14200 Medley Relay
     15/16400 I.M.
     17/18100 Butterfly.
     19/20200 Freestyle
     21/22100 Breaststroke
     23/24100 Backstroke
     25/26Diving
     27/28800 Freestyle Relay
    Swimming Prelims start at 10 a.m.
    Diving Prelims start at 11:00 a.m.
    Finals in event order: 6 p.m.

    Saturday
     29/301,650 Freestyle
     31/32200 Backstroke
     33/34100 Freestyle.
     35/36200 Breaststroke
     37/38200 Butterfly
     39/40Platform Diving
     41/42400 Freestyle relay
     27/28800 Freestyle Relay
    Swimming Prelims start at 10 a.m.
    Diving Prelims start at 11:00 a.m. (one list)
    Finals in event order: 6 p.m.

    Entries
    Entries should be received on or before 6 pm, Monday, November 7th. Please enter the meet on Hy-Tek. Email your entries to Linda Brenneke at (entries4meets@yahoo.com). A confirmation email will be sent back once the entries are received and successfully imported. Team Manager Lite programs may be downloaded at http://www.hy-tekltd.com/downloads.html Click on Lite next to the product name to download and save the file to your desktop. Then open the Lite file from your desktop to install the Lite software. All entries must be submitted as Short Course Yards.

    Entry Fee
    There is a $100 meet entry fee for each team. A women's team pays $100. A men's team pays $100. A combined team pays $200. Diving only teams pay $50. A women's diving team pays $50. A men's diving team pays $50. A combined diving team pays $100.

    Make Checks Payable to:
    UH Women's Swimming & Diving
    Please mail fees to:
    3100 Cullen Blvd. #2015 C
    Houston, TX 77062

    Deck Entries
    Late entries will be accepted each day until 30 minutes before the start of the meet for exhibition swims only. Please see the meet manager at the scorer's table to deck enter.

    Time Trials
    Time trials will be offered at the conclusion of each morning session. Please inform the meet director of your intent to enter a time trial as early as possible. Time trials are separate from the six individual events maximum for the invitational.

    1,650-yard Freestyle
    The 1650 Freestyle will be deck seeded. Enter with 1000 Freestyle times. Positive check-in for the 1650 is Friday by 6pm. The 1650 will be swum alternating women/men, slowest to fastest following the morning preliminaries with the fastest seeded heat of men and women being swum in the finals.

    Relays
    Each team can score two relays per relay event. However, each team can enter and swim an unlimited number of relays. Teams have the option of swimming relays in prelims. Seeding for the finals will be the prelim time of those teams from the prelims OR the entry time of those teams who did not swim prelims. Any athletes disqualified from a prelim relay are not eligible for that event in finals. For scoring purposes every relay in the final heats at night is eligible to win.
    Prelim relays will be deck seeded upon receipt of completed relay cards before the conclusion of the warm-up period of that session. If no relay cards have been turned in to the meet manager at this time, there will be no preliminary heats of relays that day.

    Maximum Number of Events
    Each person can score a maximum of 6 individual events for the meet and an unlimited number of relays.

    Exhibition Swims
    In addition to the 6 scoring events, exhibition swims are allowed in prelims only. Exhibitions swims should be designated with an asterisk next to the entry time on your HY-TEK entries/entry forms.

    Scratches
    Any swimmer who wishes to scratch an entered prelim or a finals swim should as a courtesy to the officials and other swimmers inform the meet referee in a timely manner that they will not compete in that particular event with no penalty.

    Diving
    Springboard events will allow ½ hour warm up between events. Finals will be conducted during evening event schedule. Morning scores DO NOT carry over to evening finals.

    Thursday
    Men's 1M: Preliminaries at 11 a.m.; six optional dives cut to eight for finals
    Finals at 5 pm
    Women's 3M: Preliminaries at approximately 11 a.m.; six optional dives cut to eight for
    Finals during evening session.

    Friday
    Women's 1M: Preliminaries at 11 a.m.; six optional dives cut to eight for finals
    Finals at 5 pm
    Men's 3M: Preliminaries at approximately 2 pm; six optional dives cut to eight for finals
    Finals during evening session.

    Saturday
    Platform: Men's and Women's Combined event beginning at 11 a.m.
    Men-six optional; Women-five optional
    ONE LIST

    Pool Times
    (Competition pool and Dive Well)
    Wednesday, November 16: 4 pm - 9 pm
    Thursday, November 17: 7 am - 9 pm
    Friday, November 18: 7 am - 9 pm
    Saturday, November 19: 7 am - 9 pm

    Prelims/Finals/Scoring
    All female individual events will be pre-seeded and have 4 championship seeded heats (Exception: 1650). All male individual events will be pre-seeded and have 4 championship seeded heats (Exception: 1650).
    Scoring for individual events will be:
    Championship: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11
    Consolation: 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
    Relays will count double, scoring to 16 places

    Observation/Time Reporting
    This meet is being observed by USA Swimming Officials. Please make sure that your submitted rosters have the correct USAS-ID or the times will not be recognized for USAS purposes. (This does not necessarily apply to NCAA submissions)

    Parking
    All teams, fans, spectators, and officials should park in the parking garages located north or west of The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. You will only need to pay to park on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturday you may park in the lot directly across the street from the CRWC.

    Team Buses - Monday through Friday the team buses can drop off and pick up on University Drive but they must then go to the Energy Research Park (5000 Gulf Freeway) to park. The driver can ride the UH shuttle back to the CRWC. The ERP shuttle runs until 11PM Monday-Thursday and 9PM on Friday. A dedicated bus in on duty until 8PM and after that the Campus Loop bus will take people to ERP on request until 11PM. Buses may also park in lot 20A on Saturday. Buses that do not utilize the Energy Research Park location during the specified hours risk being blocked in by private vehicles.

    Team Vans - Team vans can park in Lot 8A and/or Energy Research Park.

    Officials - The meet officials can park in lots 4A, 20A, or 20C.

    Spectators - Monday through Thursday spectators may park in the East Garage or Welcome Center Garage. On Friday and Saturday only, spectator parking will be available in parking lots 20A and 20C. On Friday only, spectators using Lots 20A and 20C on Friday will need to drive to the Visitor Information Booth on University Drive to purchase a visitors permit.

    Pool Deck Restriction
    The pool deck is closed to all persons except athletes, coaches, marshals, officials, meet personnel, timers and ancillary team staff.

    Massage Therapy
    There will be space on deck for massage therapists. Please inform the Meet Director when sending in your entry if you are planning on bringing a masseuse.

    Meet Results
    Live meet results will be posted on UHCougars.com. Full results from the Invite and Time Trials will be sent to the NCAA times database and head coaches within 48 hours of the conclusion of the meet.

    Please email Michael McGrory (jmmcgrory@uh.edu) for any requests of the results.

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