Distance events are the 400 IM, 500 Free, and 1650 Free. The 1000 split (based on the timing system record of the touch at the 1000) of each 1650 will be uploaded to the USMS results database. No split request for the 1000 will be necessary. For fun, there will also be a 100 Mixed Free Relay at this meet. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the meet!!
Sponsored By: Virginia Masters Swim Team Sanctioned By: LMSC for Va. for USMS, Inc.
Location: NOVA of Virginia Aquatic Center
12207 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23233
This is a 10-lane, 25-yard indoor pool with a fully electronic timing system. The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1.
Eligibility: The standard Masters age groups will be used. All swimmers must be registered with US Masters Swimming and must include a copy of their USMS card with paper entries or register online. One event (day of) USMS registrations will be permitted. Virginia registration will also be available at the meet.
Entries: $6.00 per individual event plus a $8.00 surcharge to help defray the administrative costs of the meet. Deck entries will be accepted up until 45 minutes prior to meet starting time at a cost of $8.00 per deck entry. A swimmer may enter a maximum of 6 events per day, plus relays.
Relays: Relays will be deck-entered and deck-seeded at no cost. Entries for all relays are due no later than the start of Event 17 (the Women's 500 Free).
Entry Deadline: On-line entries are strongly encouraged. The deadline for on-line entries is Saturday January 25, 2020. To be seeded, paper entries must be received by Tuesday January 22, 2018. Entries received after the applicable dates will be considered deck entries and additional fees will apply.
Rules: Current USMS rules for Masters swimming will apply. No one will swim alone in a heat. Sexes and age groups will be combined where necessary. "NT" will be seeded arbitrarily. The 100 Mixed Free Relay is a non-conforming event and times for this event are not eligible for USMS records or Top Ten.
Warm-up/Warm-down Procedures: Swimmers must enter the pool feet-first in a cautious manner. Diving shall be permitted only from the blocks in the designated sprint lanes during warm-up. There will be continuous warm-up/warm-down lanes available during the entirety of the meet; ABSOLUTELY NO DIVING WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE WARM-UP LANES ONCE THE MEET HAS BEGUN. Instructions given by the designated Safety Marshall shall be obeyed at all times.
Awards and Results: Ribbons will be given for first, second, and third place in each individual event. No ribbons for relays. Results will be posted at www.vaswim.org and will be uploaded to the USMS results database.
Special awards will be given to the male and female overall winners in two award categories: Best Sprinters (lowest cumulative time in all four 50s); and Best Distance Swimmers (lowest cumulative time in the 400 IM, 500 Free, and 1650 Free).