Friday, July 25, 2008

Cary Rapids Swim Meet


Produced & Directed By: Fit & Able Productions, Inc.

Saturday August 16

At the Triangle Aquatics Center

Novice, experienced novices, year round, summer league, masters....

ALL swimmers welcome.

On Saturday August 16, 2008 while the Olympic swimming events are taking place in Beijing you can become a champion at the Triangle Aquatics Center in Cary. Swimmers of all ages and skill levels can compete by age group from 5 to 95 years old. Younger more experienced swimmer can age up. PLUS family relays will bring the meet to a close allowing siblings, parents and grand-parents to team up for the FASTEST Family award.

MEET: Cary Rapids Swim Meet - Open to the public!

Date: Saturday August 16

Location: Triangle Aquatics Center next to the Cary Towne Center

275 Convention Dr. Cary, NC 27511 919-459-4045

Time: 9:00 AM Warm-up 10:00 AM Start - see schedule of events posted on August 10.

Fee: $5 per event per person for Individual Events, $2.50 per person (leg) for relays

for registrations prior to August 10, 2008

Information: And entry forms please contact OR .

** The Triangle Aquatics Center event viewing area is equipped with many large screen TVs

so you will not be missing the swim competition taking place on the other side of the world at the Olympics.

General Meet Information

a) The meet will be held under USA Swimming Rules.

b) The competition is an open meet for all swimmers, all ages & level.

c) Entries should be sent by using the entry form attached. The entry fee is $5 per individual event, $2.50 per person (or leg) for relay team entries submitted before August 10, 2008. Add $1 per person per event for entries post marked August 10 and later. Relay teams need to submit their forms together. Athletes on several teams should complete separate forms. Checks should be made payable to Fit & Able Productions, Inc. If you have any difficulty please contact Alisa Wright Colopy. Closing Date August 15 at 5 PM.

d) The program will cover the following age groups 6 years and under, 7/8 yrs, 9/10 yrs, 11/12 yrs, 13/14 yrs, 15 - 17yrs, 18/19 yrs, 20 – 29 yrs, 30 -39 yrs, 40 – 49 yrs, 50 – 59 yrs, 60 – 69 yrs, 70 and up. Age division is determined by age on August 16, 2008.

Age Group

Event Description for 25 yard pool

6 and under

25 yards or one length each of freestyle and backstroke

7 to 10 Years

1 length of the pool each of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, 100 IM

11 and Up

2 lengths of the pool each of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, 200 IM

Special Events & Relays

Vary in length – see registration details

e) The pool is 25 yards long with 18 lanes and anti-wave lane ropes. Warm-up lanes will be available.

f) Starts: Buzzer Start off blocks

g) The competition will operate without cards. Competitors must sign in on the sheets provided which will be in the entrance area of the pool. Sheets will be removed 30 minutes before the advertised start time of the session.

h) Results will be posted on the wall in the viewing area. A full list of results will be available on the TAC website after the competition on August 18.

i) Relay teams - Should have 4 different swimmers and they can swim in any order. A reserve name may be listed.

Relay team members must compete separate registration forms and submit them together with the teams entry fee.

j) Awards: Ribbons will be given to the top three finishers in each event and for the “Fastest Family” in the Family Free Relay

k) Entries to events may have to be restricted but will be accepted on a first come first served basis to encourage early entry. Any

rejected entries and entry fees will be refunded in full.

l.) Please do not bring food into the Triangle Aquatics Center. Concessions are available to swimmers and spectators.

m.) Parking is available at the Triangle Aquatics Center and the Cary Towne Center. Please park in designated areas only. Vehicles

illegally parked will be towed at the owners expense by the Cary Police.

n.) Volunteers: If you are not swimming but would like to have an important role in the meet please volunteer (see contact above)

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