Recreational Sports

IM Swim Meet

Faster in water than you are on ground? Then Michigan Intramurals has the perfect opportunity for you. At the historic Canham Natatorium, Intramural athletes will have a chance to compete individually or with relay teams to win T-Shirt Gold.

Season Info

Rules

Winter Meet

  • Day(s) of Play: Thursday, March 19
  • Time(s) of Play: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Online Registration: March 13 - 17
  • Entry Fee: FREE!
  • Location: Canham Natatorium

Rules

 

RULES CONTEXT

a) The Official Rules of the National Federation of State High School Athletic Association apply to Intramural meets.  These rules are a summation of the high school rules with additional IM information. Copies of the Official rules may be checked out at the Equipment Room of the Intramural Sports Building.

 

MEET ORGRANIZATION

a) The meet is conducted in the Canham Natatorium, directly west of the Intramural Building.

b) Managers are advised to arrive 45 minutes prior to the first event.

c) Team schedules and heat sheets will be available from the deck clerk, and will be posted on bulletin boards 30 minutes prior to the start of the meet.

d) Competitors should listen for calls for their events, and should report to the deck when asked to do so. Any person who is not ready to compete when called to do so will be disqualified.

e) The order of events is as follows:

i) 200 Medley Relay

ii) 100 Individual Medley Relay

iii) 50 Freestyle

iv) 50 Backstroke

v) 50 Breaststroke

vi) 200 Freestyle

vii) 50 Butterfly

viii) 200 Freestyle Relay

ix) T-Shirt Relay (optional, no meet points)

f) Please refer to the sections on Swimming Events for the details of each event.

 

TEAM PERSONNEL

a) Four individuals constitute a team; therefore, a minimum of four people must be listed on the roster.

b) Rosters must include the swimmers name, student ID number or user pass number, and the event(s) in which they will compete. 

c) Completed rosters are due no later than the manager's meeting for the meet.  Rosters may not be submitted at the meet, and no changes may be made to the roster once it is submitted.

d) Individuals may participate in a maximum of three (3) swimming events and may dive.

e) Teams may enter a maximum of one (1) team in each relay, two (2) swimmers in each individual event, and one person in the diving competition.

 

TIMING AND JUDGING

a) Timing

i) Timing is done by the Canham Natatorium automated timing system.  Swimmers are reminded to touch the touch pads firmly and in the center of the pad.  Failure to do so may prevent the pad from sensing the finish.

(1) Swimmers in relays are required to exit the pool within five (5) seconds of completing their leg of the relay.  If the swimmer does not exit in time, and this causes the touch pad to record a false touch, the relay team will be disqualified.

(2) Hand operated back up time will be kept on all lanes.

b) Judging

i) There will be a stroke judge for all swimming events.  Any swimmer who employs an illegal or improper stroke may be disqualified.

c) False Starts

i)  A false start occurs when a swimmer leaves the starting blocks prior to the starting signal. When a swimmer commits a false start, that swimmer is automatically disqualified from that event.  If the starting signal HAS NOT been given, any other swimmers who enter the water from a forward start, or leave the starting blocks from a backward start, are guilty of a false start and may be disqualified.  If the starting signal HAS been given, swimmers who enter the water or push away from the blocks will not be charged with a false start unless they delay in returning to the starting position.  In all cases, a false start decision is left to the judgment of the starter.

 

SCORING

a) Swimming

i) Individual Events

(1) The top six times for individuals from ALL heats in a particular event earn meet points as follows:

(a) First: 7 points

     Second: 5 points

     Third: 4 points

     Fourth: 3 points

     Fifth: 2 points

     Sixth: 1 point

ii) Relays

(1) The top six times for teams from ALL heats in a particular relay earn meet points as follows:

(a) First: 14 points

     Second: 10 points

     Third: 8 points

     Fourth: 6 points

     Fifth: 4 points

     Sixth: 2 points

iii) Point system/team champion

(1) In order to earn all year divisional points in swimming, a team must enter a minimum of four (4) individuals, who need to participate in ALL of the events for which they are entered -OR- have a positive meet point total at the end of the event.

(2) The team champion in a division is decided by totaling meet points earned by a particular team from all events. Should a team fail to compete in an individual event which they have entered, they will have three (3) points deducted from their total.  In the case of failing to compete in a relay the penalty is 12 points.  After all points are totaled and appropriate deductions are made, the team scoring the most points will win the meet.

 

SWIMMING EVENTS

a) 200 Medley Relay

i) Each member of the relay team swims two (2) 25 yard lengths of the pool.

ii) The first swimmer will swim the backstroke.  (See Backstroke)

iii) The second swimmer will swim the breast stroke.  (See Breaststroke)

iv) The third swimmer will swim the butterfly stroke.  (See Butterfly)

v) The fourth and final swimmer will swim Freestyle.  (See Freestyle)

vi) Swimmers must exit the pool within five (5) seconds of completing their leg of the relay.

vii) Any swimmer starting a leg prior to the completion of the previous leg will cause the team to be disqualified from the relay.

b) 100 Individual Medley

i) The individual swimmer swims four (4) 25 yard lengths of the pool.

ii) The first length, the swimmer will swim the butterfly stroke.  (See Butterfly)

iii) The second length, the swimmer will swim the backstroke.  (See Backstroke)

iv) The third length, the swimmer will swim the breaststroke.  (See Breaststroke)

v) The fourth length, the swimmer will swim Freestyle (See Freestyle)

c) 50 Freestyle

i) The individual swimmer swims two (2) 25 yard lengths of the pool.

ii) The swimmer may use any stroke type, and any kick type.

d) 50 Backstroke

i) The individual swimmer swims two (2) 25 yard lengths of the pool.

ii) The swimmer must remain on the back to the degree that the shoulders do not turn over beyond the vertical plane, except during a turn.

iii) Any stroke type or kick type may be used.

e) 50 Breaststroke

i) The individual swimmer swims two (2) 25 yard lengths of the pool.

ii) The body of the swimmer must remain on the breast with both shoulders in the horizontal plane, except when executing a turn.

iii) At the start or on a turn the swimmer is allowed one pull and one kick while under water.

iv) The stroke requires both arms to be pushed forward from the breast.  The butterfly recovery is not allowed.

v) The kick is done with feet drawn up and knees bent.  The feet must be turned outward during the thrust component of the kick.

vi) Each turn requires a two handed touch of the wall.  After this, any type of turn is permitted.  The legal body position must be regained prior to the first pull or kick.

f) 200 Freestyle

i) The individual swimmer swims eight (8) 25 yard lengths of the pool.

ii) The swimmer may use any stroke type, and any kick type.

g) 50 Butterfly

i) The individual swimmer swims two (2) 25 yard lengths of the pool.

ii) The body of the swimmer must remain on the breast with both shoulders in the horizontal plane, except when executing a turn.

iii) The stroke requires both arms to pull under the water and recover under the water.

iv) The kick requires both legs and feet to simultaneously up and down in a vertical plane.

v) Each turn requires a two handed touch of the wall.  After this, any type of turn is permitted.  However, the legal body position must be regained prior to the first pull or kick.

h) 200 Freestyle Relay

i) Each member of the relay team swims two (2) 25 yard lengths of the pool.

ii) The swimmers may use any stroke type, and any kick type.

iii) Any swimmer starting a leg prior to the completion of the previous leg will cause the team to be disqualified from the relay.

i) T-Shirt Relay

i) These events are run for fun, and will be explained to the participants before the event

j) Addendum

 

*NOTE FOR ALL SWIMMING EVENTS: A PROPER FINISH IN ALL EVENTS REQUIRES A TWO HANDED TOUCH OF THE WALL.

 

CO-REC MODIFICATIONS

a) Relay teams consist of 2 men and 2 women.

b) Co-Rec teams need to have equal participation from males and females.