Winter Games Sports Lineup Swimming

Swimming Postal Meet



Event Date:
 

January 1 -  March 10, 2017

Location:

Virtual
 
Time Frame:

12:00 AM EST on 1/1/17 to 11:59 PM EST 3/10/17
 
Fees: 

Individual event - $10.00
Relay event - $15.00
Small/Large Team event - $20.00 

Events:

1 Hour Individual Race
1 Hour Relay Race (3 or 4 members) 

1 Hour Small Team Race (Teams of 5 to 9 members)
1 Hour Large Team Race (Teams of 10 or more members)

Divisions:

1 Hour Individual Race - Open to all ages. Men and women compete separately in their respective age groups. Age groups include 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17, 18-24, 25-29 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+

1 Hour Relay Race - 
3 male relay, 3 female relay or 4 mixed relay (2 male and 2 female)  Ages: 8 & Under, 11 & Under, 13 & Under, 15 & Under, 17 & Under 

1 Hour Team Race (Small Team) - 8 & Under, 11 & Under, 13 & Under, 15 & Under, 17 & Under

1 Hour Team Race (Large Team) - 8 & Under, 11 & Under, 13 & Under, 15 & Under, 17 & Under


Register:


Format:


Individuals will have 1 hour to swim as far as possible. Meijer State Games of Michigan medals will be given in each category based on total distance swam in the allowed time.

Relay Teams will consist of three  divisions: 3 male, 3 female or 4 mixed (2 male and 2 female). Each relay member MUST be registered for the individual event in order to compete as a relay. The relay will be scored on the cumulative yardage of each member from the individual swims. The top relay teams in each division will be award Meijer State Games of Michigan medals based off of the cumulative distance each member swam in 1 hour. 

Teams will consist of two divisions: small teams (5-9 members) and large teams (10 or more members).
Each team member MUST be registered for the individual event in order to compete as a team. The team score will be based on the average yardage swam from the individual event. The first place team in both the small and large team division will be awarded a Meijer State Games of Michigan High Point Champion banner.


How to Participate:

Step 1: Register for the individual event by following the registration button provided above. See below for additional information on how to register for relay/ team events.

Step 2: Print out the Meijer State Games of Michigan Postal Swim split sheet and record evey 500 meter/yards. Click here to download.

Step 3: Mail in your split sheet to the Meijer State Games of Michigan at 171 Monroe Ave NW STE 545 Grand Rapids MI 49503. Please address the envelope Attn: Postal Swim Meet

Relays & Small Teams: Register by following the button provided above. Each relay member must be registered in the individual event. Relay & Teams will be asked for each relay/team members name. The distance used for each individual in the relay will be the distance reported from the individual event.  
  
Large Teams: Click here for team roster download document, each team member must be registered in the individual event. Please complete team roster document and email your team roster to Cody Jacobs at
cjacobs@stategamesofmichigan.com or mail to Meijer State Games of Michigan. The distance used for each individual will be the distance reported from the individual event. 

Rules:


Competitors can register as many times as they would like, the fastest verified result will be used for their official entry.
Each swimmer must have a verifier to count laps and record cumulative splits every 500 yards or 500 meters. The event may be timed with either a stopwatch or an electronic timing device. One person may serve as a counter for a maximum of two swimmers per heat.

The event will follow USMS Rules, including USMS Rule 102.12.1 regarding swimwear.
  • Drafting, flotation, and propulsive devices, including but not limited to pull buoys, fins, paddles, snorkels, and wet suits, are not permitted.
  • No more than two swimmers may share a lane. If a lane is shared, each swimmer must stay on his or her side of the lane during the entire event (that is, no circle swimming).
  • An adult acting as a starter, head timer, or referee shall be present at all times during the swim.
  • Each swimmer must have a verifier to count laps and record cumulative splits every 500 yards or 500 meters. The event may be timed with either a stopwatch or an electronic timing device. One person may serve as a counter for a maximum of two swimmers per heat.