USMS 2021 South Central Zone SCY Championships - Gulf Region

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Saturday, May 15 - Sunday, May 16, 2021

USMS Sanction : 251-S001

Gulf Masters Swimming

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Swimmer Registration Thu, Mar 25, 2021
02:20 PM
Wed, May 5, 2021
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 150 entrants.
Currently there are 71 entrants.

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Head Ref:
Herb Schwab,

Meet Director: Nicole Christensen,, 281-352-8434
Dates: Saturday May 15 and Sunday May 16, 2021


  • WW Emmons Natatorium at 10404 Tiger Trail, Houston TX 77043
  • Indoor 25 yard 8 – lane course. Separate diving well for warm up/cool down. Lane lines are non-turbulent
  • Daktronics 2000 timing system, color scoreboard. Hy Tek Meet Manager software. Club Assistant online entries.
Directions can be found here: Directions

Pool Length: The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.

Official Times: Times from this competition will be eligible for USMS records and Top 10 consideration, but not for world records

Timing System: The primary timing system will be automatic timing with a backup timing system using semiautomatic timing consisting of one button and a tertiary system of one watch.

Warm Ups:
        • Sat      Warm Ups 9 AM            Meet Starts 10 AM
        • Sun     Warm Ups 9 AM            Meet Starts 10 AM
Warm ups will be conducted in accordance with the current USMS policies and procedures. Feet first entry only. No equipment may be used in the warm up pool.

Rules: Current USMS Rules will govern the conduct of the meet

Swim Wear: Swim suits may be in one or two pieces. Swim wear must comply with FINA specifications. NOTE: no ties, zippers or any other fastener system with the exception of a waist tie.

Parking: Extensive surface lot next to Natatorium

Sanction: Sanctioned by Gulf Master Swim Committee for USMS, Inc. Sanction Number is 251-S001.

Eligibility: Open to all currently USMS registered Gulf swimmers. Gulf swimmers not currently registered with USMS will be given an opportunity to do so during registration. USMS registered swimmers outside of the Gulf should contact Nicole Christensen, Meet Director, at to see if they are eligible to enter the swim meet.

Age: Athlete age at the meet is determined by their age on May 16, 2021. Swimmers must be at least 18 years of age.

Age Groups: 18-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75-79, etc.

Number of Events Allowed: Maximum of 6 individual events per day

Swimmer Cap: The swimmer cap per session is 150. Once the swimmer cap is reached for that session, entries will be closed for the day. Entries will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
IMPORTANT: Swimmers are asked to voluntarily notify the Meet Director by email at of their intent to scratch any events by 5 PM on the Thursday before the meet May 13th. Psych sheet will be emailed and posted no later than Thursday AM. Final seeding of all pre-seeded events will occur after the early scratch deadline has passed.

There are no penalties for swimmers who no show/scratch at the meet. No refunds given for no shows.  

Entry Deadline: Wednesday May 5th at 11:59 PM. Entries will be online only at

**The South Central Zone SCY Championships is being held in multiple pools on two consecutive weekends. No swimmer is allowed to enter more than one of the competitions. Any swimmer found to be entered in more than one meet will have to drop one of their registrations. No refund will be given**

Seeding: Events 200 yards and shorter will be swim slowest to fastest. Events 400 yards and longer will be swum fastest to slowest. Ages and gender will be combined for seeding but separated for scoring. All events EXCEPT 400 IM, 500, 1000 & 1650 Free will be pre-seeded.

Distance Event Check In: Swimmers must check in by the following days/times for these events or they will be scratched from the event.
500 Free              45 minutes before the start of the meet on Saturday
1000 Free           By the beginning of the 50 Back on Saturday
400 IM                 45 minutes before the start of the meet on Sunday
1650 Free           By the beginning of the 50 Free on Sunday

Lap Counters: Swimmers in the 500, 1000 & 1650 Free must supply their own lap counter

Scoring: Individual through 8th place. Points: 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1           

Awards: No Awards


Psych & Heat Sheets: Psych and Heat Sheets will be available online before the meet at . They will also be emailed directly to each registered swimmer. Heat Sheets will also be posted in multiple places on the walls around the venue.

Results: This is a Multi-Pool Champs meet. Results from this meet will be merged with the results from the other locations hosting the Champs meet in our Zone. All meets will occur between May 8 – 16,2 2021. Merged Results will be posted on the South Central Zone website at and on the Facebook page. Results will be on Meet Mobile throughout the meet and on the Gulf Masters Swimming web site and after the results are processed will be posted at after the meet. Hard copy results will be posted continuously throughout the meet. Records will be submitted with proper paperwork and electronic files ASAP after the meet to all appropriate parties.

Concessions: Concessions will not be available. Swimmers may bring their own food supplies.

Order of Events:
2021 South Central Zone SCY Multi-Pool Champs
Order of Events
Saturday Sunday
500 Free 400 IM
200 Back 100 Back
50 Fly 50 Breast
200 IM 200 Free
100 Free 100 IM
50 Back 50 Free
200 Fly 200 Breast
100 Breast 100 Fly
1000 Free 1650 Free
  • Age groups and genders in all events will be combined for seeding but separated for scoring
  • All events 200 yards and shorter will be pre-seeded
  • Distance events (400 IM, 500 Free, 1000 Free and 1650 Free) require positive check in. They will be seeded after check in is closed.
  • Swimmers must supply their own lap counters for the 500, 1000 and 1650 Free
Covid-19 Safety Plan – USMS 2021 South Central Zone SCY Champs – Gulf Region - Please Read

Registration: Registration is online only.  The only check-in required will be for the distance events – 400 IM and the 500, 1000, 1650 Free. All events 200 yards long and shorter will be pre-seeded. Positive check-in for the distance events will be offered both through SwimPhone online and hard copies at a check-table at the pool.

Check-in, Screening and Face Coverings: A table will be set up at the entrance where swimmers must turn in their Attendee Screening Form. The form will be emailed in advance of the meet to all entered swimmers for them to print out and fill prior to arriving. A temperature check will be taken. Masks will be handed out to any person (participant, volunteer or staff) who does not have one along with Ziploc bags for them to keep their masks in when they are in the water. 

THERE WILL BE NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED. If a person who is not registered in the meet wants to attend, they must sign up for a volunteer slot by contacting Nicole at

Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times by swimmers, volunteers and staff except when a swimmers is in the water. Swimmers may bring a permanent marker to write their name on the Ziploc bag.

A chair will be behind each block during competition for swimmers to place their mask, in the Ziploc bag, and towel on during their race.

Social Distancing: Swimmers will be asked to practice social distancing with anyone who did not arrive with them in the same car or within their family group. Swimmers will be allowed to bring deck chairs to help with spacing out. There are permanent bleachers and additional portable bleachers will be set up by the diving well for swimmers use. There is also a large grassy lawn that swimmers can set up on if the weather is good. Swimmers are encouraged to bring pop-ups and outdoor seating to take advantage of the space if the weather allows. 

Warm Ups: All available lanes will be made available for normal warm up giving a total of 8 lanes in the competition pool and 6 lanes in the diving well. Swimmers will not be allowed to congregate on the walls or on the deck. A minimum of two safety marshals will be on deck to ensure swimmers keep moving and exit the pool immediately upon completion of their warm up. When the competition pool is open during warm-ups for dives, one-way swimming, swimmers will keep space between in line and wait until the swimmer in the pool is half way down the pool before initiating their start.

Race Procedures: Swimmers in the next heat will wait off in the set up ready area until the current heat in the water finishes their race and exits the pool. Upon completion of their race, swimmers will wait to exit the pool until the timers have taken their time and sat down back in their chair positioned back from the starting blocks. Swimmers exiting the pool will exit towards the side of the pool away from the ready area. They will then go to cool down in the diving well where they will spread out.
Once the swimmers in the previous heat have exited the starting block area, the next heat will walk out to go directly to their blocks. They will take off their masks behind the blocks and put them in the Ziploc bag and put them, along with any other belongings, on the chair behind their block.

Facility: The venue has no concessions. Swimmers may bring the food and drink they need with them. Bathrooms will be available as well as locker rooms but swimmers will be asked to limit numbers in the bathrooms and locker rooms at all times and to minimize their time inside.

Additional information: No awards. No hand outs. Heat and lane assignments for pre-seeded races will be emailed out prior to the meet along with psych sheets for distance events and any other information. Swimmer will be asked to print everything they need at home and bring it with them. Heat and Lane assignments will be posted at several places around the pool.  Results will be posted online in Meet Mobile and SwimPhone and hard copies posted in multiple clearly marked locations around the pool to limit crowding.

Post meet notification protocol: All swimmers, volunteers, officials and staff are asked to notify the Meet Director, Nicole Christensen, at immediately if they test positive for Covid-19 within seven days after the meet. Nicole will then notify all participants as well as the facility staff.


Saturday, May 15, 2021 - Session 1 - Saturday
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
101 Mixed 500 Y Free Psych 3 Heats Results
102 Mixed 200 Y Back Psych 2 Heats Results
103 Mixed 50 Y Fly Psych 5 Heats Results
104 Mixed 200 Y IM Psych 3 Heats Results
105 Mixed 100 Y Free Psych 6 Heats Results
106 Mixed 50 Y Back Psych 4 Heats Results
107 Mixed 200 Y Fly Psych 1 Heats Results
108 Mixed 100 Y Breast Psych 3 Heats Results
109 Mixed 1000 Y Free Psych 2 Heats Results
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - Session 2 - Sunday
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
210 Mixed 400 Y IM Psych 2 Heats Results
211 Mixed 100 Y Back Psych 2 Heats Results
212 Mixed 50 Y Breast Psych 4 Heats Results
213 Mixed 200 Y Free Psych 4 Heats Results
214 Mixed 100 Y IM Psych 5 Heats Results
215 Mixed 50 Y Free Psych 6 Heats Results
216 Mixed 200 Y Breast Psych 2 Heats Results
217 Mixed 100 Y Fly Psych 4 Heats Results
218 Mixed 1650 Y Free Psych 2 Heats Results

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

Online Registration closed on 5/5/2021.
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