Gopher Masters Mania 2022

Minnesota Masters Swimming

Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10, 2022

USMS Sanction : 302-S002

Minnesota Masters

Swim Meet Registration


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Swimmer Registration Sun, May 1, 2022
12:01 AM
Fri, Jul 1, 2022
11:59 PM

Gopher Swimming
“2022 Gopher Masters Mania”
Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at U of M

Friday - Sunday, July 8th - 10th 2022
1910 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Registration:                Online Only in Advance
Meet Sanction:             302-S002
Meet Director:              Jeff Kostoff
Entry Changes:             Jeff Kostoff
Entry Information:        Must be a USMS registered member 

Register Online at: 

Individual Registrations Close at 11:59pm CDT on Friday, July 1, 2022

Entry fees - your fee for this meet depends on the number of days you compete in individual events

Number of days swimming individual events
1 2 3
Early bird – enter by 11:59 p.m. CDT June 3 $35 $45 $55
Standard fee – June 4 through July 1 $45 $60 $70
Financial assistance may be available for registration or entry fees through the Minnesota Masters Foundation. More information is available here:

Relay Entries via FORM must be submitted by 11:59pm CDT on Monday, July 4, 2022
Session Number Date Warm-up start Competition Start Positive check in by
1 Friday July 8 4:00 5:30 5:00
2 Saturday July 9 7:30 9:00 8:30
3 Saturday July 9 3:00 4:30 4:00
4 Sunday July 10 7:30 9:00 8:30

Registration:  Participants may enter a maximum of 6 individual events each day.  Entry fees will be refundable if the meet is canceled. Registrants may instead donate refunds to the Adult Learn to Swim Program.  Fees are paid by credit card to “MINNESOTA MASTERS.”  Entries enabled via Club Assistant online only. Those needing to drop from the Meet should e-mail Jeff Kostoff (  by 5:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, July 6.

Course:  8 lane, 50 Meter pool, using 8 lanes for competition.  Space in the adjacent diving well will be available throughout the meet for warm-up and cool down.  The length of the competition pool, which features a bulkhead, will be measured for compliance with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1.

Positive Check-in:  Positive check-in by 30 minutes prior to the session start will be mandatory for the 800 free on Friday, the 400 Free and 400 IM on Saturday,  and the 1500 free on Sunday. Swimmers who do not confirm their entry at the meet director’s table will be scratched from those events.

Results:  Results may be posted at the meet venue at the discretion of the Meet Director and unofficial real-time results will upload to Meet Mobile. Final results will be available at by July 13th. Times swum by non-Minnesota LMSC members are not eligible for Minnesota LMSC records.  All swimmers must be full-year USMS members.

Seeding:  Event seeding and lane assignments will be developed prior to the meet and e-mailed to all registrants.  Some changes in heats or lanes may occur the day of the meet.  All individual events 400 meters and shorter and all relays will be seeded slow to fast.  All individual events longer than 400 meters will be seeded fast to slow.

**Note: Special heat order for 800 and 1500:  The heats for the 800 and 1500 will be interspersed between the 50-meter events in the same session.  The first heat of the distance event will be after the first 50-meter event (all heats).  The second heat of the distance event will be after the second 50-meter event (all heats), etc.  If there are more than 4 heats of the 800, all will be completed before the start of the 200 IM.

Special note for 50 meter events: There will be three opportunities to swim each of the 50-meter events.  Swimmers who swim more than one will, by default, have the second and third swims designated as a “time trial” which will be official, but no points will be allocated to the individual or team. 

Relays:  Those organizing relays may sign-up their teams by completing the online entry form by  11:59 p.m. CDT on July 4, 2022.  There is no need for swimmers to indicate relay availability when registering.  All swimmers on each relay must be registered with the same Workout Group if they are registered with one.  Individuals not registered with a Workout Group may swim relays of people from the same Club.


Friday, July 8, 2022 - Session 1 - Friday Evening
Warm-ups start at 4:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 5:30 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 800 M Free Relay
2 Mixed 50 M Fly
3 Mixed (**Interspersed with 50s) 800 M Free
4 Mixed 50 M Back
5 Mixed 50 M Breast
6 Mixed 50 M Free
7 Mixed 200 M IM
8 Women 800 M Free Relay
9 Men 800 M Free Relay
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - Session 2 - Saturday Morning
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
10 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
11 Mixed 400 M Free
12 Mixed 200 M Back
13 Women 400 M Free Relay
14 Men 400 M Free Relay
15 Mixed 50 M Free
16 Mixed 100 M Breast
17 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
18 Mixed 200 M Fly
19 Mixed 100 M Free
20 Mixed 50 M Back
21 Women 400 M Medley Relay
22 Men 400 M Medley Relay
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - Session 3 - Saturday Afternoon
Warm-ups start at 10:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 11:00 AM
# Sex Event
23 Mixed 400 M Free Relay
24 Mixed 400 M IM
25 Mixed 100 M Back
26 Women 200 M Medley Relay
27 Men 200 M Medley Relay
28 Mixed 50 M Fly
29 Mixed 200 M Free
30 Women 200 M Free Relay
31 Men 200 M Free Relay
32 Mixed 200 M Breast
33 Mixed 100 M Fly
34 Mixed 50 M Breast
35 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - Session 4 - Sunday Morning
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
36 Mixed 50 M Breast
37 Mixed (**Interspersed with 50s) 1500 M Free
38 Mixed 50 M Free
39 Mixed 50 M Fly
40 Mixed 50 M Back

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "MINNESOTA MASTERS."

Online Registration closed on 7/1/2022.
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