Graham Johnston Invitational

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Gulf Masters Swimming

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Swimmer Registration Wed, Aug 28, 2019
12:00 AM
Sat, Jun 27, 2020
12:00 PM

Timed finals long course meet in 10 lane 50 meter outdoor pool with Spectrum Xcellerator Starting Platforms with adjustable track start wedges. Touch pads both ends. Colorado 6 timing system. Maximum of 8 lanes will be used for competition with at least one 50 meter lane open for continuous warm up and cool down. Number of lanes will be determined once entries have closed. Meet must be over no later than 1 PM. 

Graham Johnston Invitational
Long Course Masters Meet

Hosted by Dads Club Swim Team

Sunday June 28, 2020
A Long Course Timed Finals Meet
DATE: Sunday June 28, 2020. Warm up begins at 8:00 am. The Meet will begin at 9:00 am. The meet must be over by 1:00 PM to allow the Dads Club facilities to open for the members. Swimmers are asked to notify the meet director prior to the heats being seeded if they plan on not swimming any events they have entered.

FACILITIES: RENOVATED 50 meter outdoor pool with Spectrum starting platforms with adjustable track start wedges. Maximum of eight lanes of the ten lane pool will be used for competition. One or more, depending on entries, of the 50 meter lanes will be reserved for continuous warm up and cool down. Basic shower and locker facilities are available. Swimmers should consider bringing pop ups for shade. There will be no concessions but swimmers are welcome to bring their own drinks and food in coolers.

POOL LENGTH: 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 107.2.1.

TIMING SYSTEM: The primary timing system will be automatic timing (Colorado 6 Timing System). Times can be submitted for world records, USMS records and USMS Top 10 consideration.

LOCATION: Dads Club Swim Team 1006 Voss Road, Houston, TX 77055. Swim team web site is Map link to the pool - DADS CLUB MAP

PARKING: Parking is limited at the Dads Club. ALL SWIMMERS are asked to try and carpool to the meet if possible. There is no overflow parking and people who park in the neighborhood will most likely be ticketed and towed.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-10 and exit the Bingle/Voss exit. Facility is just west of Bingle on the North side of I-10. Turn on Voss just past the sound barrier wall. Entrance is immediately on your right.

SANCTION: Sanctioned by Gulf Master Swim Committee for USMS, Inc. Times achieved at the meet will be submitted to USMS and will be eligible for Top Ten and USMS and FINA National and World records..

RULES: Current USMS Long Course Rules will govern the conduct of the meet.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all currently registered USMS swimmers, ages 18 and over as of December 31, 2020 (Note: a competitor who is 18 years old must be 18 as of June 28, 2020). Swimmers not currently registered with USMS will be given an opportunity to register with USMS while doing their online entry.

ENTRIES: All entries will be done online. A maximum of 5 individual events may be entered. Enter with long course meter times or convert your yard times to long course meters. Swimmers may enter with NT (no time).


A Psych sheet will be sent out asap after entries close at noon on Saturday and swimmers are asked to notify the meet director prior to seeding the meet if they know in advance that they will not be swimming any of the events that they entered. We are trying to avoid empty lanes as the meet must be over and swimmers out of the pool by 1 PM.

FEES: Meet entry fee is $40. Online entry deadline is NOON Saturday June 27, 2020. Online entries will be charged to your credit card by “ Events”. There will be no paper entries or deck (day of) entries.

SEEDING:  All events EXCEPT THE 400 & 1500 FREE will be pre-seeded. The 400 & 1500 Free will require positive check in and will be deck seeded. ALL events will have women and men seeded together, swimming slowest to fastest.

MEET PROGRAMS: This is a Green meet. No meet programs will be printed to be handed out. The Meet Program (heat sheet) will be emailed out on Saturday before the meet. The heat and lane assignments will be posted on the fences near the pool but swimmers are asked to print and bring their own copies if needed.

RESULTS: Results will be posted during the meet on MeetMobile. Hard copies will also be posted at the meet. Final results will be posted on the Gulf Masters Web Site and USMS.

AWARDS: Personal satisfaction for a job well done.

MEET REFEREE: Sharyl McCauley

QUESTIONS: Meet Director Nicole Christensen or 281-352-8434

SOCIAL: PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND – we would love to see everyone. We will meet after the meet at a close by establishment. A Masters meet would not be complete without a get together afterwards! Information will be emailed closer to the meet.

POSITIVE CHECK IN: The 400 & 1500 Free will require positive check in. Deadline to check in for the 400 Free is 8:30 AM. Swimmers who do not check in for the 400 Free by 8:30 AM will be scratched from the event and will not be allowed to swim. The 1500 Free requires positive check in before event 8 (the Mixed 100 Fly). Swimmers who do not check in for the 1500 Free by this time will be scratched from the event and will not be allowed to swim.


*Swimmers may enter up to 5 events. All times will be assumed to be Long Course Meter times. Please convert yard times to meters. Swimmers may enter with no time or NT.
* Swimmers MUST provide their own counter for the 1500 Free.
* Swimmers who want their 800 split time from the 1500 free must fill out a Split Request Verification form PRIOR to the event being swum.

Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet starts at 9:00 AM
Meet is estimated to end at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 400 M Free
2 Mixed 200 M Breast
3 Mixed 100 M Back
4 Mixed 50 M Fly
5 Mixed 200 M IM
6 Mixed 50 M Free
7 Mixed 200 M Back
8 Mixed 100 M Fly
9 Mixed 50 M Breast
10 Mixed 100 M Free
11 Mixed 200 M Fly
12 Mixed 50 M Back
13 Mixed 100 M Breast
14 Mixed 200 M Free
15 Mixed 400 M IM
16 Mixed 1500 M Free

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

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