Competition

Competition Name
USMS 2019 South Central Zone Long Course Championships
Meet Dates
Fri, 7/19/2019 - Sun, 7/21/2019 Calendar
Description

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE MEET INFORMATION IN PDF FORMAT

Mixed 400 Free and 400 Medley Relays have been added to the line up. Go to Meet Central for all info. 

SWIM MEET HOTELS  Host hotels are the Calvary Court, The George and Homewood Suites

Lane Timer Volunteer Sign Up - Timers get free food and t-shirts

Online Meet Apparel Store NOTE: All apparel is pre-ordered to be picked up at the meet. Very limited quantities of single style/single color shirts will be available for purchase at the swim meet. Order as many times as you want.


Hosted by
Texas A&M Swimming & Diving Team
Sanctioned by Gulf Master Swim Committee for USMS, Inc. Sanction Number is 259-S001

Location: Texas A&M University Student Recreation Center Natatorium Olsen Boulevard, College Station, TX 77840

Facility: Indoor 50 meter course, eight lanes, depth 7-9 feet. Separate diving well, 8 lanes, 25 meters. Lane lines are non-turbulent
Daktronics 2000 timing system, color scoreboard. Hy Tek Meet Manager software. Club Assistant online entries.
Directions and facility information can be found here: http://recsports.tamu.edu/

Texas A&M Natatorium has been the host of:
  • 2013 & 2018 SEC Championships
  • 2016 Speedo Winter Junior Championships West
  • 2010 USA AT&T Diving Nationals
  • 2009 Women’s & Men’s NCAA Championships 2005, 2007, 2010 Big 12 Championships
  • 2004 Women’s NCAA Championships 2001 Men’s NCAA Championships
Pool Length: The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.

Head Ref: Herb Schwab, herb.schwab@gmail.com
Meet Director: Nicole Christensen, ncr@creativewaters.net, 281-352-8434

Warm Up and Start Times:
Fri Warm Ups 3 PM Meet Start 4 PM **Note new Friday Start Times**
Sat Warm Ups 9 AM Meet Starts 10 AM
Sun Warm Ups 9 AM Meet Starts 10 AM

Rules: Current USMS Long Course Rules will govern the conduct of the meet

Parking: Mon – Fri before 5 PM park in the West Campus Garage across from the Rec Center ($2/hour before 5pm – $0.50/hour after 5pm. Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday & after 5pm on Friday, except where designated. See attached sheet. The pay-by-number spaces in front of the Rec Center are never free. 

Times achieved at the meet will be submitted to USMS and eligible for Top Ten and USMS and FINA National and World records.

Eligibility: Open to all currently registered USMS swimmers. Swimmers not currently registered with USMS will be given an opportunity to register with USMS while doing their online entry.
One event registration for $30 is available for this meet. Any swimmer who signs up using a one event registration with USMS will not be eligible for Top 10, Records of any kind or High Point awards.

Age: Athlete age at the meet is determined by their age on December 31, 2019. Swimmers must be 18 by July 19, 2019.

Age Groups:
Individual: 18-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75-79, etc.
Relays: 76-99,100-119,120-159,160-199,200-239,240-279,280-319,320-359,360-399 
Note: the aggregate age of the four relay team members shall determine the age group.

Relay Entries: Relays may be deck entered for a fee of $20 each or enter early for fee of $10 each. Relays entered in advance DO NOT need to have swimmer’s names put in. All relays, early and deck entered, will need to turn in relay cards at the meet to put the swimmer names in the proper order. Teams may use relay only swimmers. Relay only swimmers must be entered into the meet by the individual online entry deadline of noon on July 16 th and there will be a fee of $10 per relay only swimmer with no refunds given for no shows.

Entry Confirmation: By email. For paper entries, you must contact Nicole at ncr@creativewaters.net for an entry form. 

Number of Events Allowed: 6 individual events per day & 3 relay events per day. TIME LIMIT CUT OFFS- 50:00 FOR THE
1500 FREE; 25:00 FOR THE 800 FREE, 16:00 FOR THE 400 IM, 12:00 FOR THE 400 FREE, 8:00 FOR THE 200 BACK, BREAST
& FLY


IMPORTANT: Swimmers are asked to voluntarily notify the Meet Director by email at ncr@creativewaters.net of their intent to scratch any events by 5 PM on the Wed July 17th before the meet. Psych sheet will be posted no later than Wed AM. Final seeding of all pre-seeded events will occur after early scratch deadline passed. 

No fines or penalties will be handing out for swimmers who no show/scratch at the meet. No refunds given for no shows.

Entry Fee Deadlines:

Early, Regular, Late and Extra-Late fees depending on date entered. Fees will rise after each deadline passes.
  • $50 fee - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Enter by Friday May 17th at the beginning of the LC season
  • $55 fee - Online and Paper Entries Deadline Friday June 28th 11:59 PM
  • $60 fee - Online Deadline Friday July 5th 11:59 PM. Final Paper Entry Deadline.
  • $70 fee - ONLINE ONLY - Deadline NOON on Tuesday July 16th . ALL INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES CLOSE.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JULY 16th . NO INDIVIDUAL DECK/DAY OF ENTRIES ALLOWED.

Distance Event Check In Days & Times:

400 IM: 3:15 PM Fri July 19th
1500 Free: 4:00 PM Fri July 19th
400 Free Women’s: 9:15 AM Sat Jul 20th
400 Free Men’s: 10:00 AM Sat July 20th
800 Free: Noon Sun July 21st

Relay only swimmers will be allowed with a fee of $10. The deadline for Relay only swimmers to enter is July 16th.
Relays may enter in advance with a reduced fee of $10. Swimmers on pre-entered relays can be filled in at the meet.

Seeding: Slowest to Fastest. Ages combined. Genders combined for 400 IM, 800 Free & 1500 Free. All events EXCEPT the Relays, 400 IM, 400, 800 & 1500 Free will be pre-seeded.

Scoring:

Individual and Relays through 8th place.
Individual: 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1   Relays: 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

Awards:
Individual events: Medals places 1st – 3rd
Relays: Medals places 1st – 3rd
Top three teams in Combined Scoring will receive trophies

Individual High Point per age group/gender will receive an award
Trophy to team with most points per swimmer

Awards will not be mailed and must be picked up at the meet.

Facebook: There is a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/USMSSouthCentralLCZonesatTexasAandM that you can check for meet & social updates at all times.

Psych & Heat Sheets: Psych will be available online before the meet. Heat sheets will be available online before/during the meet and available for free pick up at the meet at the Clerk of Course area. Heat Sheets will also be posted on the walls around the venue.

Results: Results will be on Meet Mobile throughout the meet and on the Gulf Masters Swimming web site and www.USMS.org after the meet. Hard copy results will be posted continuously throughout the meet. Records will be submitted with proper paperwork and electronic files ASAP after the meet to all appropriate parties. The meet will be observed for USA Swimming times. Swimmers registered with USA Swimming must supply their USA Swimming credentials to the Meet Director and notify the Referee and Meet Director prior to the meet that they want their times in the SWIMS database.

Social: There will be an official Social planned on Saturday at a local food and drink establishment. More information will be posted as we get closer to the event.

Hospitality: We will have hospitality for officials, certified coaches (coaches please bring credentials) and volunteers 

Concessions: Concessions will be available at the Student Rec Center café during its normal operating hours. It may not be open the entire time of the meet, particularly early Sunday morning. Swimmers may bring their own food supplies.

Swim Meet Apparel: A variety of style and color options are offered for pre-order. You can order at any time and add to it if needed.

A LIMITED amount in select style and color options will be available for purchase at the meet. To make sure you are able to get the item that you want, please pre-order

Swim Gear Vendor: There will be no swim gear vendor at the meet. Please make sure to bring all supplies you might need.

Questions?: Contact Nicole at ncr@creativewaters.net
Pool
Texas A&M Student Recreation Center
Street
Olsen Boulevard
City, State, ZIP
College Station, TX 77843
Map URL
map
Course Description
50 Meters / Indoor
Information
Date Entry Due
Tue, 7/16/2019
Deck Entries
No
Results


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