The 2017 Los Angeles Invitational will serve 1,030 swimmers from around the country and Canada starting on Thursday, July 13, at 4:00pm with Olympic Distance event prelims and sprint relays. All Thursday events require positive check-in. Check in for 200 Free relays and 800/1500 will close at 2:30. Check in for 200 Medley relays will close at 6.
There will be a fourth final in individual events for fastest eight 18 and younger athletes not qualifying in top 24 (except distance). Check carefully before leaving for possible second swims for your 18 and younger athletes.
Friday through Sunday prelims will start at 8:30 AM and finals will start 5:00pm. Scratch deadline for Friday A flight is 7:30 AMScratch deadline for Friday B flight is 9:30 AM. Please take care of as many Friday scratches as possible Thursday evening. Saturday scratch deadline is 5:30 Friday, and Sunday scratch deadline is 5:30 Saturday.
Friday and Saturday Prelims WILL BE FLIGHTED - A Flight will be 7 heats per event, 5 for 400 Free and IM and will swim slow to fast. Pool will be available for warm up by 6:20. Teams are requested to have A flight only swimmers warm up 7:20-8:20
There will be a 30 minute break between A and B flight. B flight will swim fast to slow with 400 IM/Free alternating women/men’s heats.
Sunday Prelims will be SINGLE SESSION and swum fast to slow heats. Sunday warm-up will be split session: first warm-up 6:20-7:20am and second warm-up 7:20-8:20am (see attached warm up assignments).
Time Trials: Due to meet size, time trials will not be offered Friday or Saturday. Sunday AFTER finals, time trials will be offered for athletes within .5/50 of a national cut (Futures, Open, Juniors)
See attached .pdf files for Psych sheet (flighted - B flight events are numbered 107 up), Prelim timelines, Final timelines, Sunday warm up assignments and Administrative reminders for the meet.