Big Tex Invitational
at UT Dallas in Richardson, Texas
October 2 – 3, 2009
Host: UT Dallas Swimming Club
About ASA U: The American Swimming Association University League (ASA U.) is an
association of student-run swim clubs from colleges and universities across
the United States that enjoy the sport of swimming in a friendly, competitive
Approval: This meet is held under approval of American Swimming Association. In
granting this approval it is understood and agreed that American Swimming
Association shall be free and held harmless from any liabilities or claims for
damages arising by reason of injuries to anyone during the conduct of the
Location: UT Dallas Activity Center Natatorium
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75080
**The University of Texas at Dallas is currently undergoing an extreme
campus makeover. Major campus construction projects are already
underway. An up-to-date map of the campus will be emailed to all
participating teams at the end of September.
Parking: Parking will be available behind the Activity Center. Visitors will need to
obtain a one-day parking pass at the Visitor Center on University Parkway.
We advise teams to arrive on campus at least 45 minutes before warm-up as
parking may be difficult to find. Alternate parking will be available
throughout the campus. Please refer to the up-to-date campus map for
Facility: The UT Dallas Activity Center Natatorium is a six-lane, 25-yard indoor pool.
The pool depth ranges from 4 feet to 9 feet.
Swimmer/Team Only ASA U. Swimmers/Teams in good standing are eligible to enter. If
Eligibility: you are not yet a 2009 – 2010 ASA U. registered team, please complete your
registration online at the “University” section on:
Rules: Rules will be in accordance with ASA published rules. Complete rules can be
found at www.americanswimmingassociation.com and will be available at the
Deck Area: Everyone is permitted on the deck; however, it is recommended that all
spectators remain on the bleachers and away from the blocks. Deck is
wheelchair accessible. There is no admission fee for spectators.
Timing: Automatic timing with manual backup and two stopwatches per lane. The
host will provide all timers, but volunteers are welcome.
Format: All events will be swum as timed finals.
Warm-up/Start: Warm-up: 5:30pm, Start: 6:30pm
Entry Limit: Individuals may enter a maximum of four events. There is no limit for relays.
Due to the small size of our natatorium, we will accept the first 150
swimmers who enter.
Please make a single check for your club’s entries payable to:
UTD Swimming Club
You may bring your check on the day of the meet or mail in advance to:
c/o UTD Recreational Sports
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Entry Deadlines: Entries must be received by Friday, September 25, 2009. Entries may be
emailed to email@example.com by Hy-Tek Meet Manager or
Late Entries: Late entries will not be accepted will not be accepted after Wednesday,
September 30, 2009, and will require a late entry fee of $10/swimmer.
Coach’s Meeting: There will be a coach’s meeting fifteen minutes before the start of warm-up.
Scoring: Scoring will be based on results from the timed finals:
Individual Events: 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Relay Events: 18-14-12
Awards: A trophy will be given to the overall winning team.
Food: Athletes and coaches are allowed to bring refreshments and coolers, but NO
GLASS is allowed on the pool deck. Water and Gatorade will be provided by
the host team.
Social Event: If there is adequate interest, a meet social will be held following the meet.
Please include your interest in this event when submitting your entries.
Lodging: We will have hotel rooms blocked for this event. Detailed information will
be emailed as soon as possible.
Events: Events will run in the order of women, then men.
200 Medley Relay
200 Freestyle Relay
200 T-shirt Relay
State Fair of Texas Fair Park, Dallas
The State Fair of Texas is an annual 24-day showcase held in Dallas at the Fair Park, dating back
from 1886. It is the largest state fair in the US with over 3 million people visiting each year. Popular
centerpieces of the fair include Big Tex, the mascot of the fair; the Texas Star Farris wheel, largest in
the continent; the Red River Shootout involving the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners
playing in the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park; a full blown auto show carrying the latest hot wheels, and
the never-ending love of fat and fried foods consisting but not limited to corny dogs, turkey legs,
deep-fried Oreo cookies, deep-fried Twinkies, fried Coke, fried ice cream, and chicken fried bacon.
Other attractions include performing country artists, creative arts, fall garden, exhibits, livestock, and
Directions: To save time and money, we will be taking the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
rail service Green Line that is scheduled to open in September 2009 – just in time for
the State Fair of Texas. If you choose to drive from UT Dallas-Richardson-Plano:
Take US-75 (North Central expressway) south toward Downtown Dallas. Take exit
284A to I-30 East (toward Texarkana), then take exit 48B and follow directions to
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009
*Sunday, October 4, 2009
*It is impossible to enjoy every foot of the State Fair of Texas in just one day. Your
club is more than welcome to be at the fair for a second day. We recommend all
participating clubs to join us on Saturday so we can be together as a group, have fun,
and get to know each other better.
Hours: 10am – 10pm
Ticket Prices: Admission rates for the 2009 State Fair of Texas will be announced in the coming
months. UT Dallas Swimming Club has access to tickets for $11.50/person/day. We
will do our best to get your club the best prices, whether it is through student
discount tickets, advance discount tickets, or group tickets.
To save time and money, we will be taking the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit).
We will be ordering a group day pass for all participating swimmers. Each pass is
good all day for unlimited rides on DART bus and rail system for service indicated
by pass type. Passes are $3.00/person/day.
If your club plans on going to the fair on Saturday and Sunday, please
indicate it on your reply with your swim events, as well as take note for extra
ticket and DART pass/parking costs.
Parking: For clubs or individuals who plan on driving, self parking is available on official State
Fair lots. Valet parking is also available at two locations. Parking fees will be
announced in coming months.