Short Course Meters Challenge

Minnesota Masters Swimming

Sunday, December 10, 2023

USMS Sanction : 3003-S009

Minnesota Masters

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Nov 13, 2023
12:01 AM
Sat, Dec 9, 2023
12:01 PM

“Short Course Meters Challenge”
Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at U of M

Sunday, December 10th 2023
1910 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Registration:                Online Only in Advance
Meet Sanction:             303-S009
Meet Director:             Gerry Vandam
Entry Changes:            Gerry Vandam
Entry Information:      Must be a USMS registered member 

Individual Registrations Close at 12:01pm CST on Saturday, December 9, 2023

Entry fees - 
Early Registration:  13 Nov to 11:59 pm 4 Dec $30.00
Regular Rate:          5 Dec to 12:01pm 9 Dec $40.00
Financial assistance may be available for registration or entry fees through the Minnesota Masters Foundation

Relay Entries via email must be submitted by noon, 8 Dec.  2023.

Schedule:  Warm-up will start at 9:30am and end at 10:15am for the start of the 1500.  After the completion of the 1500 the main pool will open for a 10 minute warm-up.  The meet will end at 4:15pm. 

Registration:  Participants may enter a maximum of 5 individual events.  Entry fees will be refundable if the meet is canceled. Registrants may instead donate refunds to the Adult Learn to Swim Program or the Minnesota Masters Foundation.  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  by  11:59am 10  Dec. 2022.

Course:  8 lane, 25 Meter pool, using 8 lanes for competition.  Space in the adjacent pool 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 30 minutes prior to the session start for the 1500 free,  by event #2 for the 400 free and event #11 for the 400 IM. Swimmers who do not confirm their entry at the meet director’s table will be scratched from those events.

1500/800 Free:     1500 will be limited to 16 swimmers, a standby signup list will be available at the Meet Director table at 10:00am for the swimmers hoping for an open lane.  (Maximum number of individual events is 5) Swimmers swimming the 1500 free will have the 800 free split automatically recorded.

Results:  Heat Sheets and results will be posted at the meet venue and unofficial real-time results will be uploaded to Meet Mobile. Final results will be available at by 15 Dec. 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 assigned prior to the meet and posted at the pool, psych sheets will be available online during the entry period.  Some changes in heats or lanes may occur on 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.  

Relays:  All relays must be submitted no later than 30 minutes prior to the respective relay to the Meet Director.   All relay teams must either e-mail their information to by noon on 8 Dec or complete a relay entry card complete with first name and last name, age and gender of each swimmer on the day of the meet (30 minutes prior to the relay estimated start).  Each card or e-mail must include the club/workout group name.  For the relay to be official, none may be "unattached".  All relay members must be registered with the same club but may be from different workout groups.  The distance and type of relay must be circled or otherwise indicated.  Women's, Men's and Mixed relay heats may be combined depending on the number of entries. 

USMS Split Request: Official split requests for individual events and relays must be submitted using the USMS Split Notification Form.  Per USMS rules, for backstroke events, and relays you must notify the meet referee/director if you need to record an initial split time before swimming that event, and for individual events other than backstroke you must notify the referee/director before the meet ends.

​​​​​​Record Breaking Swims:  Any Masters swimmer who believes they may break a USMS National or World record should notify the meet referee/director before that event.     

Locker Rooms:  Men's and Women's locker rooms are available for use during the meet.

Warm-ups start at 9:30 AM
Meet starts at 10:15 AM
Meet is estimated to end at 4:15 PM
# Sex Event Psych
1 Mixed 1500 M Free Psych
2 Men 400 M Medley Relay Psych
3 Women 400 M Medley Relay
4 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay Psych
5 Mixed 100 M Back Psych
6 Mixed 50 M Free Psych
7 Mixed 200 M Fly Psych
8 Men 200 M Free Relay Psych
9 Women 200 M Free Relay Psych
10 Mixed 200 M Free Relay Psych
11 Mixed 100 M Breast Psych
12 Mixed 400 M Free Psych
13 Mixed 200 M Back Psych
14 Mixed 100 M Fly Psych
15 Men 400 M Free Relay Psych
16 Women 400 M Free Relay Psych
17 Mixed 400 M Free Relay Psych
18 Mixed 100 M IM Psych
19 Mixed 50 M Breast Psych
20 Mixed 50 M Back Psych
21 Mixed 400 M IM Psych
22 Men 200 M Medley Relay Psych
23 Women 200 M Medley Relay Psych
24 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
25 Mixed 200 M Breast Psych
26 Mixed 100 M Free Psych
27 Mixed 50 M Fly Psych
28 Mixed 200 M Free Psych
29 Mixed 200 M IM Psych
30 Men 800 M Free Relay Psych
31 Women 800 M Free Relay Psych
32 Mixed 800 M Free Relay

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

Online Registration closed on 12/9/2023.
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