Location: Bayside Recreation Center, 4500 First Court Road, Virginia Beach.
Facility: Eight lane, 25 meter pool, non-turbulent lane markers. Six lanes will be used for competition; two lanes will be available for continuous warm-up and cool down. Pool has been measured and certified for USMS records and Top Ten.
Important Notes: Lockers require a quarter (25 cents). No glass containers in the pool area.
Directions: From I-64, take the Northampton Blvd. exit. Go approximately 3.5 miles (route 13 north) to the stoplight at Pleasure House Rd. Turn right on Pleasure House and take a left at the first stoplight onto First Court. The Rec Center is approximately .8 mile on the left. From the oceanfront area, take Shore Drive to First Court Rd. There is a stoplight at the intersection and a water tower nearby. The Rec Center will be on your right (about .8 mile), just past Bayville Park.
Meet Director: Betsy Durrant
Sanctioned by: LMSC for VIRGINIA for USMS, INC. Sanction #123-S006.
Eligibility: The standard Masters age groups will be used (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc). For meets held in metric pools, your age is your age on December 31, 2013. All swimmers must be registered with USMS. If you are currently registered, include a copy of your registration card with your entry. If you are not currently registered, you may include your registration form and a separate check (to LMSC for VA) with your entry, register online at www.usms.org or be prepared to register with LMSC for Virginia on the day of the meet. Forms are available at www.vaswim.org and will also be available at the pool for new swimmers. All new registrations after November 1 will be valid through December 2014.
Entering this Meet Online Without a USMS Membership
If you want to enter this meet online prior to joining/renewing USMS membership, YES, you may do this. Click on "Swimmer Registration" above, then click on "Non-USMS Registration" to proceed with your online meet entry. Then, make sure to join USMS or renew USMS membership prior to the start of the swim meet.
ORDER OF EVENTS: Pool opens at 9:00 am. Warm-up starts at 9:15 am. First heat begins at 10:00 am. Men and Women will swim together. Back-to-back events are not a good idea.
Entries: $6.00 per event for pre-entries. $10.00 surcharge for pool and equipment. Late entries and deck entries will be accepted to fill heats at $7 per event. Swimmers may enter a total of 5 individual events and 4 relays.
Entry Deadline: In order to be seeded, paper entries must be received by Monday, October 28. The easiest way to enter is on online on ClubAssistant.com. On the left side of the home page is a list of meets by dates. Online entries close at midnight on Wednesday, October 30.
Rules: Current USMS rules for Masters Swimming will apply. No one will swim alone in a heat. Swimmers will be seeded according to times; heats will run slowest to fastest; men and women will swim together. Swimmers will be expected to cooperate with the Safety Marshall who will monitor warm-up. No diving during warm-up except in designated lanes.
Awards: Medals for 1st through 3rd places in each event for each age group. Ribbons for 4th through 6th places.
Social: There will be a social immediately following the meet. Directions will be provided at check-in.
Hotel Information: Check hotel rates online. Most of the oceanfront hotels have very good rates in November.
Relays! In an effort to provide an opportunity for swimmers to compete in SCM relays, we have scheduled relays – events 2,3,16,21,23. There will be only one heat of each event. You must choose whether you are going to do a Women’s, Men’s, or Mixed Relay – they will be swum at the same time. Relay entry forms will be available at Check-In.
For questions, email Betsy at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Betsy at 757-615-1661. No calls after 9:30 pm, please!
Warm-ups start at 9:15 AM
Meet starts at 10:00 AM
# Gender Event
1 Mixed 800 M Free
2 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay*
3 Mixed 400 M Free Relay*
4 Mixed 50 M Breast
5 Mixed 200 M IM
6 Mixed 200 M Back
7 Mixed 50 M Free
8 Mixed 100 M Fly
9 Mixed 100 M Breast
10 Mixed 400 M IM
11 Mixed 200 M Free
12 Mixed 50 M Fly
13 Mixed 200 M Breast
14 Mixed 100 M Back
15 Mixed 400 M Free
16 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay*
17 Mixed 200 M Fly
18 Mixed 100 M IM
19 Mixed 50 M Back
20 Mixed 100 M Free
21 Mixed 200 M Free Relay*
22 Mixed 1500 M Free
23 Mixed 800 M Free Relay*
*There will be one heat of each relay. Women, Men, and Mixed Relays will be in the same heat. No charge for relays.