DATES: Friday, July 13th through Sunday, July 15th, 2012
LOCATION: Alumni Hall University at Buffalo, Amherst Campus
Buffalo, New York
FACILITIES: Eight lane pool with Paddock continuous flow through
lane lines and a
separate warm-up, cool down area.
FORMAT: The events will be competed in championship meet format.
The top 24
preliminary qualifiers will come back for bonus finals,
consolation finals and
championship finals; with the following exceptions.
The top 8 preliminary qualifiers from the 50 meter freestyle will
compete in the
evening’s championship final session in a
‘Shoot-Out’ format. In the shootout,
the top eight qualifiers swim four one-on-one heats, with the
meeting in two semi-final heats, then the winners of those
competing in the ‘Shoot-Out’ final.
The 800 and 1500 meter freestyle events and all relays will be
competed on a
timed final basis, swimming fastest to slowest, alternating
fastest heat in each event will compete in the evening
A ‘ready room’ and athlete’s parade with
introductions will be used in finals.