Don Henshaw


Attached please find the Psych Sheet and Estimated Prelims and Finals timeline for the Southern Zone South Sectional Feb 8-11 in Orlando.

As you will see, this is a very large meet. All prelims sessions will use chase starts (women from one end, men from the other). In addition, the 400 free on Friday will be A-B flighted as will all events in Saturday's prelims.

Because the meet reached its entry cap during the regular qualifying period, we will not be accepting new qualifiers or late entries.

Most of the override times have been cleared at this point, however there are a dozen or so remaining. We will require proof-of times for those entries. Proof of times are official results from sanctioned or observed meets, or meets sanctioned by another World Aquatics member federation that can be added to the SWIMS database. Please send time proofs to Vanessa Brewer if you are a Florida Swimming Club, and to me if you are a Florida Gold Coast Club. Entry times that are not proven by the scratch deadline for the event in question will be scratched.

There are 10 athletes who must complete APT to be in good standing with USA Swimming. If I am unable to confirm (in SWIMS) that they have become in good standing with USA Swimming by 8:00 PM Wednesday, they will be scratched from their events. Please note: It can take a while for SWIMS to update APT status, so if you want your athletes to swim, please make sure they complete their APT well before that deadline. 

Positive check-in is required for Thursday's 800 freestyle. The deadline is 8:00 PM. Please text your check-ins to 954-613-6672. You may text scratches to the same number.

Looking forward to a great meet,

SZSS Entry Chair

Teams -
On behalf of the Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center, we are excited to welcome you to Orlando next week! Please find a few important notes from the facility side:
Athlete Waiver -
Please find the attached athlete waiver and bring these with you for ALL athletes when you check in.
Wednesday Warm Up -
The facility will have 8 SCY lanes available on Wednesday from 9:00am-1:00pm and again from 4:30-8:30pm. All lanes will be first come first serve so please work with each other so that everyone can get the space they need.
Meet Warm Up -
The facility will open every morning at 6:30am with Prelims warm up starting at 7:00am. Finals warm up will start at 3:30pm each day, and the Sunday timed finals warm up start time remains TBD.
Equipment -
Training equipment will ONLY be allowed in the diving well and NOT in the competition pool.
800m & 1500m Sessions -
Please have your athletes prepared to provide their own counter and timer for the 800m and 1500m Freestyles.
Entry Fees -
Please plan to pay your entry fees when you check in. If you have any questions on how much you owe, or have other entry fee related questions, please reply to me via this email.
Coaches Technical Meeting -
Reminder that there will be a Zoom meeting at 7:00pm on Wednesday, with the link to follow next week.
Meet Information Website -
All things meet related can be found at the link below, and will be updated throughout the event:
Parking -
Overflow parking if needed is available across the street for FREE at the ICON Park parking garage.
Outside Chairs -
We are currently in the middle of a renovation project and currently have no bleachers in the upper spectator area... therefore, we will be allowing spectators to bring in outside chairs for this event. 
Volunteers NEEDED -
The RAFC is once again offering a  $10 Amazon gift card and  waiving the spectator fee for every session that someone volunteers as a lane timer. This offer will be first come first serve and the Sign Up Genius link for all sessions is below:
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
Meet Information Website -
All things meet related can be found at the link below, and will be updated throughout the event: