This meet is hosted by Black Hills Gold Swimming, held under sanction of South Dakota Swimming and USA Swimming Inc. The current USA Swimming and SD Swimming rules will govern the conduct of the meet. This will be a combined meet. Events will be swum as timed finals. All swimmers, coaches, clubs and officials must be currently registered with USA Swimming. The age of the swimmer on November 17, 2012 determines the age of the swimmer for the entire meet. Swimmers may swim a maximum of 5 individual events for the meet, but no more than 5 per day. There is a $27.00 flat entry fee per individual enters the swimmer in all five events which includes the $3.00 SD Head Tax per swimmer and facility fee. All entries and entry fees must be received no later than Friday, November 9, 2012. On Deck USA Swimming registration will be permitted with appropriate documentation. Swimmers must show verification of their membership to the Meet Referee or be deck registered. A $10.00 deck registration fee will be charged in addition to the current registration fee. Fines may be imposed if a swimmer participates and is not registered. Deck entries will be allowed if space is available and at the discretion of the Meet Referee. The swimmer completing all five events in his or her age group in the least amount of time shall place first, the swimmer completing all five events in the second fastest time shall place second, etc. In view of the fact that we must have times for all five events for each swimmer to determine final awards, if a swimmer disqualifies in an event, he/she will be given the time achieved for that event plus 10 of that time in determining the total time for all events. Age groups to be scored are as follows: 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12. For purposes of scoring, seniors will be broken down into age groups, 14 and under, 15-18, and 19 and over with no points awarded for 19 and over. Awards will be given to individual swimmers in each age group. Trophies will be given for 1st through 5th place. First place will go to the swimmer completing all 5 events in the least time, second place to the swimmer completing all 5 in the second least time, etc. Awards will not be given for individual events. There will not be team awards.