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Subject Article: How to Combine Events
 How to Combine Events
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Posted: October-31-2019 at 9:35am | IP Logged
Author: Tom Warrick
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Penn Del How to Combine Events 2019-2020

Combining Events

  • 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.

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