THE 72nd HUSKY INVITATIONAL

 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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2020 Meet Info:

 
2020 HUSKY INVITE:  Unfortunately, we have decided we will need to cancel this year’s meet.  Ron, BD, and I very much wanted to put this together for you and your swimmers, however, the protocols that would be required by the facility and King County would make it an extremely difficult environment to host a meet.  We considered some alternative options, but with the health and safety of swimmers, officials, and KCAC staff at play, we decided to cancel and plan for next year.
 
2020 CONTEST & 2021 MEET FEE GIVEAWAY:  In lieu of this year’s meet, we want to provide each of our normal participating clubs three limited edition Husky Invite mesh equipment bags.  In order to receive these bags, you just need to send an email to Brandon Drawz and Ryan Stratton with your name, club, and shipping address.
 
The caveat is that we want to see a fun and exciting way for you to decide which of your swimmers will be the recipients of your bags.  In a short 30-60 second video, share with us how you awarded these to your swimmers.  We’ll decide who has been the most creative and the most fun, and the winning club will be granted a waiver of 2021 Husky Invite meet fees (up to $2,000).
 
Post your video to your team’s Instragram account and tag us @huskyinvite .  The winning submission will be announced on December 15th, so get your bag requests in ASAP and video submissions posted soon!  
 
 

2019 Meet Info:

SUNDAY FINALS EVENTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):  Heats for finals are listed below. If you believe there is an error, please let us know.  The 1500 starts at 2:00.  Finals warm-up at 4:00.  Meet starts tonight at 5:00.  We have one swim-off that will lead off the events and there will not be any award breaks.

SUNDAY PRELIMS & 1500: Click below for Sunday prelim and 1500 heat sheets.  Prelims start 30 minutes earlier tomorrow at 8:30.  the 1500 will start at 2:00.  Finals warm-ups will be at 4:00 and finals will start at 5:00.

SATURDAY FINALS: The following is subject to change.  Warm-ups at 5:00.  Meet starts at 6:00.

SATURDAY PRELIMS & RELAYS: Click HERE for Saturday Prelims, including relays, heat sheets.  These are subject to change. We’ll post the 800 free as soon as possible this morning.

800 FREE HEAT SHEET (UPDATED): Click HERE for Saturday’s 800 Free Heat Sheet.  Heat 1 will start at 3:00.

FRIDAY FINALS:  The following info is subject to change.  Swim-offs will occur just prior to finals, with the 50 Free being run first, followed by the 200 IM. The heat sheet will be modified and reposted once the time trials have been completed.  For coaches, we will provide updated heat sheets at the Clerk of Course.  After swim-offs, we will repost entire heat sheet.

FRIDAY FINALS TIMELINE:  Click HERE for tonight’s timeline.

DRAFT PSYCH SHEET (12/2/19): Click HERE to view the final draft of the Psych Sheet.

DISTANCE EVENTS:  Based on the current estimate timeline, we intend to allow all entrants to swim the 800.  However, per the meet invitation, we currently anticipate limiting the 1500 to the top 24 men and 24 women, respectively.  The Psych Sheet (above) includes all pre-scratch entrants.

ESTIMATED FINALS TIMELINES:  Click HERE for the estimated Finals timeline.  Please note that this is an estimate based on SCY times and we anticipate that finals may run longer than depicted.

ESTIMATED TIMELINE (11/27/19): Click HERE to view the estimated timeline for preliminary and distance event sessions.

TIMING ASSIGNMENTS:  Teams will be asked to help cover timing shifts.  Assignments are available HERE.  This is just a guideline–if you are unable to cover a shift, please let us know.  And if you are available to cover additional shifts, be prepared as we will definitely need your help!

THURSDAY WARM-UP:  We have reserved the pool for Thursday meet warm-up from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.  If your team prefers a different time, you will need to arrange with KCAC at your cost.

FORMAT: This year’s meet will be run as SCY during prelims and LCM during finals.  This should present a great opportunity for some early Trials cuts and we look forward to seeing some fast swims.

MEET INVITATION (Updated 10/22/19):  CLICK HERE for the official meet announcement.

TIME STANDARDS:  CLICK HERE to download a copy of the time standards.  Standards are only applicable to USA Swimming Teams.  NCAA (or equivalent) programs are not subject to the qualifying standards.

MEET ENTRY FILES:  There are two entry files.  Please use the correct version based on your status as a club or collegiate team.

  • Club Teams: CLICK HERE for Entry File with Standards
  • Collegiate Teams:  CLICK HERE for Entry File without Standards

MEET DIRECTORS: Brandon Drawz (Email Brandon) | Ryan Stratton (Email Ryan)

MEET REFEREE: Ron Van Pool | Email Ron

LOCATION: Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, 650 SW Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA.  Directions:  North or South on I-5 take exit 142B, west on 348th (becomes Campus Way after crossing 1st Ave. S.)  Pool is on the right side approximately 1-¼ miles from I-5.

FACILITY: World Class Aquatic Facility.  Site of the 1990 Goodwill Games and 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000 and 2006 Spring National Championships, and the 2006 Men’s NCAA Championships.  Indoor 50 meter, 9 feet deep, 8-lane competitive pool is divided by bulkheads into two 25-yard courses.  Prelims may be conducted using two courses, with format determined at the coaches meeting on Friday morning.  Finals will be conducted on one course only.  Diving pool will be available for continual warm-up.  2500 spectator seats.

ELIGIBILITY: All swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming, a FINA member covered under USA Swimming’s “open border” policy, or a member of an NCAA (or respective collegiate governing body) collegiate team .

MEET INFORMATION: Each swimmer may enter up to a maximum of six (6) individual events for the meet, with a maximum of three (3) per day.  Relays do not count towards the total. Entries exceeding this limit will be scratched without notification.  There are no Bonus events.  No deck entries will be permitted for either individual or relay events.  There will be no switching or substitutions of events for athletes entered in the meet.