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Question: Dual Sanctioned Meets

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Question:

A team wishes to have a dual sanctioned meet. For the longer events they want to run as combined. For all other events they want to run either as parallel or interwoven. Is this permissible?

Answer:

It appears that meet host would like to run some events where the swimmers are separated by events/heats and other events where swimmers swim together in the same heats.

That is perfectly fine as long as the meet information clearly states the entry procedures for each set of events. Also, swimmers may only swim for USA Swimming or USMS in the meet, not both. So, swimmers with registration in both organizations must select only one organization to represent for the entire meet.

For additional information, all of the guidelines for running dual-sanctioned meets can be found in Appendix B of the USMS Rule Book:

https://www.usms.org/rules/appb.pdf

Charles Cockrell
USMS Rules Committee Chair

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