USMS Sanction : 168-S004
|Swimmer Registration||Wed, Jan 31, 2018 12:00 AM||Sat, Mar 17, 2018 11:59 PM|
LOCATION: North Central High School Natatorium, 1801 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Google Maps: North Central High School. When you arrive at the school, please enter through Door #24 West.
HOTELS & DINING: There are a number of hotels and restaurants located near the facility.
FACILITY: The North Central High School Natatorium is an Olympic-sized facility featuring a 10-lane, 50-meter competition pool with a moveable bulkhead to allow for separate competition and warm-up / warm-down pools. The facility also includes spacious locker rooms, offices, a large classroom, and a concession stand – all designed to handle the needs of a large event.
POOL: 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.
RULES: Current 2018 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern the conduct of this meet.
ELIGIBILITY: The meet is open to anyone 18 and older. All entrants must be registered with U.S. Masters Swimming or a member of a FINA-recognized National governing body. Each swimmer is eligible to swim a maximum of six (6) individual events per day, excluding relays.
AGE GROUPS: The swimmer's age is determined as of March 25, 2018. Age categories are 18-24, 25-29, etc.
REGISTRATION: All entries MUST be received by 11:59 P.M. EDT on Saturday, March 17. Relay entries must be received by Wednesday, March 21, at 11:59 P.M. EDT. Online registration through Club Assistant. For assistance completing the online registration process, please contact Karen Gernert at 317-340-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENTRY FEES: GRIN members will pay just a $10 meet fee plus $4 per event. Non-GRIN members will pay just a $20 meet fee plus $4 per event. Swimmers may compete in up to 6 individual events per day.
RELAYS: Swimmers may only swim once in the 800 Free and 400 Free Relays. For example, a woman may not swim in Event #27 (Women's 800 Free Relay) and Event #29 (Mixed 800 Free Relay).
RELAY FEES: Relay entries must be submitted to Karen Gernert (email@example.com) by Wednesday, March 21, at 11:59 P.M. EDT. Relay entries may be team designations only. If relay swimmers are known at the time of entry, names would be greatly appreciated. Relay swimmers / swimmer order may be changed on deck. All relay changes must be received by the head table at least 30 minutes prior to the event. All relays (GRIN and non-GRIN teams) are $12 per relay and the fees are paid on deck prior to the event.
EVENT DEADLINE: Entries close on Saturday, March 17, at 11:59 P.M. EDT. Relay entries must be received by Wednesday, March 21, at 11:59 P.M. EDT.
EVENT SEEDING: All heats will be seeded slowest to fastest. If there are enough entries, the 1000 & 1650 freestyles will be swum in both pools. All distance events (500, 1000, 1650 Free, & 400 IM) MUST have entry times. The 1650 (Sat.) and 1000 (Sun.) require positive check-in (in person) before 7:45am on the day of the event and by 12:00 noon for the 400 IM (Sat.) and 500 (Sun.). Failure to check-in before the deadline will result in being scratched from that event. The long distance events and 400 IM will be swum as mixed gender events, but scored by gender and age group.
WARM-UP PROCEDURES: Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious and controlled manner. No diving or backstroke starts will be allowed, except in designated sprint lanes. One or two lanes shall be designated as one-way sprint lanes during the pre-meet warm-up sessions in the competition pools only. Any swimmer who acts in an unsporting or unsafe manner within the swimming venue may be considered for appropriate action or penalty by the referee (Rule 102.15.3). Pull-buoys, kick boards, fins, and hand paddles are not allowed in competition or warm-up pools.
SCORING & AWARDS: Points will be awarded as follows: individual events: 11-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1; relays shall score double the individual event point value. There will be individual awards given to 1st-8th place finishes and relay awards for 1st-3rd place finishes. Trophies will be awarded to the large and small team champions.
RESULTS: Will be posted free on www.GRINswim.org and Swimphone.com, and will be available for downloading.
MEET SOCIAL: There will be a meet social on Saturday following the competition. The social will take place at the District Tap (3720 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46240) beginning at 3:00p. An appetizer buffet will be provided by GRIN. Please note on your registration if you and your family are planning to attend the social. Remember, family members are welcome too!
COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS: Commemorative t-shirts are available for order during the registration process for $20. All online orders must be received by March 10. There will be a limited number of t-shirts available at the meet.
FILMING AT MEET: One of our GRIN programs, South Bend Riley Masters, is making a documentary following several of their swimmers as they return to the water - some 30+ years after swimming for their high school team. Please be aware that filming will be taking place during the meet as the he film crew documents their races.
** Please note that all times are EasternTime.
8:00am Warm-Up Starts
8:30am Designated Sprint Lanes Open
8:50am Warm-Up Ends
9:00am Competition Begins
ORDER OF EVENTS:
|3||Women||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|4||Men||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|23||Mixed||200 Y||Free Relay|
|27||Women||800 Y||Free Relay|
|28||Men||800 Y||Free Relay|
|29||Mixed||800 Y||Free Relay|
|33||Women||200 Y||Free Relay|
|34||Men||200 Y||Free Relay|
|47||Women||400 Y||Free Relay|
|48||Men||400 Y||Free Relay|
|49||Mixed||400 Y||Free Relay|
|57||Mixed||200 Y||Medley Relay|
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