Penn Del How to Combine Events 2019-2020
- Import entries from both teams
- Ensure all heats/lanes have been assigned (#4 in refresher list above)
- Review each event to see how many heats are created; if only one heat and there are open lanes, see if the respective boy/girl event can be combined.
- If so, move swimmers to lanes so that when the two events are combined by the starter, there will be swimmers from both events combined.
- Example: Event 1 has entries in lanes 2, 3 and 4; event 2 has entries in lanes 2, 4 and 5 in this scenario, you can combine the two events. For Event 1, move swimmers to lanes 1, 2 and 3 and go to Event 2 and move them to 4, 5, and 6.
- Often with relays, you can combine multiple events.
- Ensure you are NOT combining events of different distances.
- You CAN combine genders.
- You CAN NOT combine strokes.
- You CAN combine ages provided the distances and strokes are the same.
- After all combining is finished, print one copy of the meet program.
- Visually review all combined events to ensure that there are no overlaps of lane assignments.
- Once all is complete, circle the event numbers that are being combined, draw a line to connect them and write the letter C with a circle around it. This tells everyone which events are combined.
- During the meet, you can combine if scratches allow; if you do combine, notify coaches, starter and referee.
Edited by administrator on October-31-2019 at 9:35am