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. The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accourance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1.
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: Mitch Saks and Cindy Hamilton
Sanctioned by: LMSC for VIRGINIA for USMS, INC. Sanction #127-S005
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, 2017. 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 (on Nov 1 or later) or be prepared to register with LMSC for Virginia on the day of the meet.
Tips for new swimmers: Forms are available at www.vaswim.org and will also be available at the pool for new swimmers. If you are not currently a member of USMS, enter the meet, but wait until November 1 to join USMS. All new registrations after November 1 will be valid through December 2018.
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 "Online Meet Entry for Swimmers who are not member of the above organization" to proceed with your online meet entry. Then, make sure to join USMS or renew USMS membership after November 1 and 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 of the 1500 begins at 9:45 am. There will be another 30 min. warm-up at 11:00 or at the completion of the 1500s. Event 2 will start no earlier than 11:30. 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 plus the surcharge. Swimmers may enter a total of 5 individual events and 5 relays.
Entry Deadline: In order to be seeded, paper entries must be received by Monday, October 30. The easiest way to enter is on online at ClubAssistant.com (you are already here). Online entries close at midnight on Wednesday, November 1.
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 individual events for each age group. Ribbons for 4th through 6th places.
Ribbons for relays.
Social: Back by popular demand... Due to success of last year's social, we'll be returning to Commonwealth Brewing Company. Food to be provided. We have requested a larger room and help with parking. Carpooling from the pool will definitely help. More details in the September newsletter and at the pool at check-in.
Hotel Information: Check hotel rates online. Most of the oceanfront hotels have very good rates in November.
Relays! To provide an opportunity for swimmers to compete in SCM relays, we have scheduled relays – events 5,6,10,14 and 22. Relay entry forms will be available at Check-In.
For questions about entries, email Betsy at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Betsy at 757-615-1661. No calls after 9:30 pm, please! For other questions, contact Mitch Saks at (757) 343-8793 or Mitchell.Saks@wellsfargo.com.
There will be one heat of each relay. Women, Men, and Mixed Relays will be in the same heat. No charge for relays.