Competition Name
VMST 39th Annual Masters Swim Meet
Meet Date
Sat, 11/2/2019

Location: Bayside Recreation Center, 4500 First Court Road, Virginia Beach.

Facility: Eight lane, 25 meter pool, non-turbulent lane markers. Six lanes will be used for competition; two lanes will be available for continuous warm-up and cool down. The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accourance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1.

Important Notes: Lockers require a quarter (25 cents). No glass containers in the pool area.

Directions: From I-64, take the Northampton Blvd. exit. Go approximately 3.5 miles (route 13 north) to the stoplight at Pleasure House Rd. Turn right on Pleasure House and take a left at the first stoplight onto First Court. The Rec Center is approximately .8 mile on the left. From the oceanfront area, take Shore Drive to First Court Rd. There is a stoplight at the intersection and a water tower nearby. The Rec Center will be on your right (about .8 mile), just past Bayville Park.

Meet Director: Mitch Saks and David Speer

Sanctioned by: LMSC for VIRGINIA for USMS, INC. Sanction #128-S008

Eligibility: The standard Masters age groups will be used (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc). For meets held in metric pools, your age is your age on December 31, 2019. All swimmers must be registered with USMS for 2019 or 2020.

Order of Events: Pool opens at 9:00 am. Warm-up starts at 9:15 am. First heat of the 1500 begins at 9:45 am. There will be another 30 min. warm-up at 11:00 or at the completion of the 1500s. Event 2 will start no earlier than 11:30. Men and Women will swim together. Back-to-back events are not a good idea.

Entries: $6.00 per event for pre-entries. $10.00 surcharge for pool and equipment. Late entries and deck entries will be accepted to fill heats at $7 per event plus the surcharge. Swimmers may enter a total of 5 individual events and 5 relays.

Entry Deadline: In order to be seeded, paper entries must be received by Monday, October 28. The easiest way to enter is on online at (you are already here). Online entries close at midnight on Tuesday, October 29.

Rules: Current USMS rules for Masters Swimming will apply. No one will swim alone in a heat. Swimmers will be seeded according to times; heats will run slowest to fastest; men and women will swim together. Swimmers will be expected to cooperate with the Safety Marshall who will monitor warm-up. No diving during warm-up except in designated lanes.

Awards: Medals for 1st through 3rd places in individual events for each age group. Ribbons for 4th through 6th places.
Ribbons for relays.

Social: Commonwealth Brewing Company(Corduroy Room) 2444 Pleasure House Rd, VA Beach, within 2 mile of the pool. Food will be provided. ($10 fee). Carpooling from the pool is recommended.

Hotel Information: Check hotel rates online. Most of the oceanfront hotels have very good rates in November.

Relays! To provide an opportunity for swimmers to compete in SCM relays, we have scheduled relays – events 5,6,10,14 and 22. Relay entry forms will be available at Check-In.

For questions about entries, email Mitch Saks at, or call him at (757) 343-8793.

There will be one heat of each relay. Women, Men, and Mixed Relays will be in the same heat. No charge for relays.

Bayside Recreation Center
4500 First Court Road
City, State, ZIP
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Course Description
25 Meters / Indoor
Date Entry Due
Tue, 10/29/2019
Deck Entries