O*H*I*O MASTERS 2023 PENTATHLON (SCY) SWIM MEET AKRON GENERAL HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER - NORTH 4300 Allen Road, Stow, Ohio 44224 Sunday, November 5, 2023 USMS SANCTION: # 183-S003
DATE Sunday, November 5, 2023 - Warm-ups will start at 9:00 a.m.Deck entries will only be accepted for open lanes. This is a pre-seeded meet. Meet Starts at 10:00 a.m.
POOL The Akron General natatorium is a premier facility built in 2007. The pool has six lanes (25 yards) with anti-turbulent lane lines along with a spa and leisure pool. It is used by the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Swim Team along with the O*H*I*O Masters Akron General workout group. Five of the six lanes will be used for the meet with the sixth lane 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 accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1. The primary timing system will be a Colorado 5 automatic timing system with touchpad finishes. Times may be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top 10 times.
LOCATIONThe Akron General natatorium is part of a state of the art, 96,400 square-feet fitness and health center.
Directions from Route 8 South: Traveling on Route 8 South, exit at E Steels Corners Road. Take a left and go over the bridge. Turn left on Allen Road. The Health & Wellness Center is at 4300 Allen Road.
Directions Traveling on Route 8 North: Exit at E Steels Corners Road. Take a right and turn left on Allen Road. The Health & Wellness Center is at 4300 Allen Road.
Directions from 77 South/North: Traveling on 77, merge onto Route 8 North. Exit at E Steels Corners Road. Take a right and turn left on Allen Road. The Health & Wellness Center is at 4300 Allen Road.
ELIGIBILITYU.S. Masters Swimming 2023 rules will govern conduct of the meet. Because of insurance requirements, all swimmers must be registered with U.S. Masters Swimming. The USMS Release of Liability must be signed electronically during online meet entry. NOTE: Mail in entries will not be accepted for this meet. Swimmers may swim only 5 individual events. Only swimmers entered in the meet can participate in relays. There is a “relay only” entry fee option, which is $10 and can be deck entered the day of the meet.
DEADLINES Registration must be completed online on ClubAssistant.com. Online entries will close at 11:59 p.m.on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Deck entries must be in hand at the Admin Desk by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the meet. See additional information on deck entry restrictions in the “Deck Entries” section below.
ENTRY Early Entry Fee is $30.00 and ends at 11:59PM on October 22, 2023 FEES Regular Entry Fee is $35.00 and begins at 12:00AM on October 23, 2023 All Deck Entries (see below for deck entry restrictions) are $40.00 “Relay only” entries can be done online or deck entry. Fee is only $10.00
USMS Members age 80 and older may enter the meet online for free. A discount code will be emailed to previous meet participants who are age 80 or older. If you are age 80 or older and need the code to register online, you may contact the Meet Director by e-mail at “email@example.com”. You will not be charged for the meet when you enter this code at checkout online. Sharing the code is prohibited. Online entries are paid by credit card to ClubAssistant.com and your credit card will show a charge by "OHIOMASTERS.com" for this swim meet. Online registrationmust be used to enter this Meet.
DECK All of the meet events will be pre-seeded before the meet to ensure timely functioning of the meet and so ENTRIES that swimmers can verify heat and lane assignments when they arrive at the pool. Deck entries will only be available for an event which has an empty lane as seeded when you arrive at the pool. Deck entries will be entered as no time entries and must be in hand no later than 9:30 a.m. at the Admin Desk for the meet. Swimmers, please scratch any events you do not intend to swim during check-in so that deck entrants may use open lanes.
AGE Age of the competitor on November 5, 2023 will determine age group. Age groups are: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34,..., 80-84, 85-89, etc. For relays, age group is determined by the age of the youngest swimmer: 18+, 25+, 35+, 45+, etc. The relays can be swum with teams of 4 women, 4 men, or mixed (exactly 2 men and 2 women). Each relay team must be composed of members of the same USMS club. Unattached members may not enter relays.
AWARDS To be eligible for the pentathlon award, a swimmer must compete in all 5 of the “mini” pentathlon, all 5 of the “maxi” pentathlon or all 5 of the “Freestyle” pentathlon events. There will be a pentathlon award given for each age and gender group based on a total time in the 5 events. Individual event awards: First-place medal or ribbon, and second thru seventh place ribbons are available. Relays: first, second, and third-place ribbons. For those who have too many medals and ribbons, we offer alternative awards – coupons – for first, second and third place in individual events and first place in relays. Results will be posted on www.ohiomasters.com usually within a day or two and on “usms.org” as well as Swim Phone shortly after the meet.
SEEDING Heats will be formed by submitted times, regardless of age/sex, and progress from fast to slow to No Time.
ORDER OF This meet is designed to be a Pentathlon Meet with 3 options of Events for a swimmer to choose from: EVENTS Option 1 is the “Mini-Pentathlon”, 50’s of each stroke and a 100 yard IM Option 2 is the “Maxi-Pentathlon”, 100’s of each stroke and a 200 yard IM Option 3 is the “Freestyle Pentathlon”, swim all 5 of the freestyle events scheduled for the day.
Swimmers who desire to swim 5 events of their own choosing and not participate in the pentathlon competition are welcome to enter this meet as well. Simply enter the events you wish to swim with an upper limit of 5. Please realize however, that the order of events for this meet was drafted to accommodate the pentathlon competitors. Also, please note the scheduled breaks in the meet.
All relays will be entered by relay card submission to the Admin Desk by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the meet. Relays will be men’s (M), women’s (W) or mixed with exactly 2 men and 2 women (X) and will be swum together in a single heat indicated in the list of events below
Order of Events All Individual Events are Mixed Men and Women
200 Individual Medley
100 Individual Medley
25 Freestyle (a 15 minute break follows this event)
100 Backstroke (a 15 minute break follows this event)
100 Freestyle (a 10 minute break will follow this event)
200 Medley Relay (M, W, and X)
400 Medley Relay (M, W, and X)
SOCIAL No post-meet social is scheduled. However, Lake Erie LMSC will hold its Annual Meeting for all members who wish to attend immediately following the Pentathlon, with the meeting expected to begin around 2:00 pm. The meeting will include a breakfast/lunch at Garretts Mill Diner, 4226 Hudson Drive, Stow. LMSC Members will receive more specific information.