View Full Version : How do I submit a relay leadoff leg for an official time?

December 19th, 2013, 05:30 PM
I swam a PB in the first leg of a relay. This meet was 11 days ago, is it too late to achieve this accomplished time? If not, what can I do?


BTW, (different topic), the event ranking database has an error in it where splits from the next shorter distance have been entered for a particular meet (i.e., 58 seconds is the #1 time for a 200 free).

December 20th, 2013, 04:04 AM
I think it's too late:

103.18 Official Time

103.18.1 An official time shall be achieved in a USMS-sanctioned competition or a

USMS-recognized event in accordance with all applicable rules (articles

202.1.1F[1] and 202.2.1E). It may be achieved in:

A A timed heat.

B An initial distance within a longer event or relay, provided the swimmer:

(1) Notifies the meet referee in writing of the intent to record an initial

split time prior to the conclusion of the meet,

(2) Makes the written request prior to the swim for relay leadoff splits and

for initial backstroke distances in individual backstroke events,

(3) Completes the initial distance with a legal finish and

(4) Completes the event without being disqualified.


December 20th, 2013, 12:01 PM
Thanks Swimosaur, that's what I thought.