USMS 2017 South Central Zone LC Championships
Hosted by Texas A&M Athletics
July 21 – 23, 2017
A Long Course Timed Finals Meet
• Texas A&M University Student Recreation Center Natatorium Olsen Boulevard, College Station, TX 77840
• Indoor 50 meter course, eight lanes, depth 7-9 feet. Separate diving well, 8 lanes, 25 meters. Lane lines are non-turbulent
• Daktronics timing system, color scoreboard. Hy Tek Meet Manager software. Club Assistant online entries.
• Directions and facility information can be found here:http://recsports.tamu.edu/
• Natatorium host of:
o 2013 SEC Championships
o 2010 USA AT&T Diving Nationals
o 2009 Women’s & Men’s NCAA Championships 2005, 2007, 2010 Big 12 Championships
o 2004 Women’s NCAA Championships 2001 Men’s NCAA Championships
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.
Herb Schwab, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Christensen Rembach, email@example.com, 281-352-8434
Friday July 21st through Sunday July 23rd 2017
Warm Up and Start Times:
• Friday Warm Ups 4 PM Meet Start 5 PM
• Sat Warm Ups 9 AM Meet Starts 10 AM
• Sun Warm Ups 9 AM Meet Starts 10 AM
Current USMS Long Course Rules will govern the conduct of the meet.
To be verified. Updates will be posted on facebook page.
Mon – Fri before 5 PM park in the West Campus Garage across from the Rec Center ($2/hour before 5pm – $0.50/hour after 5pm). Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday after 5pm on Friday, except where designated. See attached sheet. The pay-by-number spaces in front of the Rec Center are never free
Sanctioned by Gulf Master Swim Committee for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 257-S006. Times achieved at the meet will be submitted to USMS.
Open to all currently registered USMS swimmers. Swimmers not currently registered with USMS will be given an opportunity to register with USMS while doing their online entry.
Athlete age at the meet is determined by their age on December 31, 2017.
• Individual: 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.
• Relays: 76-99,100-119,120-159,160-199,200-239,240-279,280-319,320-359,360-399
• Note: the aggregate age of the four relay team members shall determine the age group.
Relays may be deck entered for a fee of $20 each or enter early for fee of $10 each. Relays entered in advance DO NOT need to have swimmers names put in. All relays, early and deck entered, will need to turn in relay cards at meet to put swimmer names in the proper order. Teams may use relay only swimmers. Relay only swimmers must be entered into the meet by the online deadline and there will be a fee of $10 per relay only swimmer with no refunds given for no shows.
By email. For paper entries, you must contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form.
Number of Events Allowed:
5 individual events per day & 3 relay events per day. TIME LIMIT CUT OFFS- 50:00 FOR THE 1500 FREE; 25:00 FOR THE 800 FREE, 16:00 FOR THE 400 IM, 12:00 FOR THE 400 FREE, 8:00 FOR THE 200 BACK, BREAST & FLY and 6:00 FOR THE 200 FREE.
IMPORTANT: Swimmers are asked to voluntarily notify the Meet Director by email at email@example.com of their intent to scratch any events by 5 PM on the Wed July 19th before the meet. Psych sheet will be posted Wed AM. Final seeding of all pre-seeded events will occur after early scratch deadline passed.
No fines or penalties will be handed out for swimmers who no show/scratch at the meet
Early, Mid and Late fees depending on date entered.
• $55 fee for online and paper if entered no later than June 30th
• $60 entry fee for online and paper if entered no later than NOON on July 7th
• $70 fee for online ONLY if entered by NOON July 18th.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JULY 18TH. NO INDIVIDUAL DECK/DAY OF ENTRIES ALLOWED. PAPER ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN JULY 7TH.
Relay only swimmers will be allowed with a fee of $10. Relays may enter in advance with a reduced fee of $10.
Swimmers on pre entered relays can be filled in at the meet.
No refunds given for no shows.
Entry Due Date:
June 30, 2017
Early entry $55 deadline
July 7, 2017
$60 online entry deadline by Noon CST & Final paper entry deadline
July 18, 2017
$70 Late online entries by Noon
July 19, 2017
Psych Sheets Posted AM
Early scratch notifications Due PM
July 20, 2017
Heat Sheets Posted – final seeding – after all early scratches entered
July 21, 2017
Zones PM Session 4 PM WU; 5 PM Meet
July 22, 2017
Zones 9 AM WU; 10 AM Meet; PM Social
July 23, 2017
Zones 9 AM WU; 10 AM Meet
USMS Nationals two weeks after meet Aug 2 6, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Club in Minneapolis
Slowest to Fastest. Ages combined. Genders combined for 400 IM, 800 Free & 1500 Free. All events EXCEPT the Relays, 400 IM, 400, 800 & 1500 Free will be pre-seeded..
Distance Event Check In:
Check in times for the Distance Events are as follows:
400 IM: 4:15 PM Fri July 21st
1500 Free: 5:00 PM Fri July 21st
400 Free Womens: 9:15 AM Sat July 22nd
400 Free Mens: 10:00 AM Sat July 22nd
800 Free: Noon Sun July 23rd
Standard scoring 1st through 8th individual and relay with combined team awards.
Medals Individual events 1st – 3rd
Relays medals 1st – 3rd
Awards will not be mailed and must be picked up at the meet.
Top three teams in combined scoring will receive trophies.
There is a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/USMSSouthCentralLCZonesatTexasAandM/ that you can check for meet & social updates at all times.
Results will be on Meet Mobile throughout the meet and on Gulf Masters Swimming and USMS.org 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. The meet will be observed for USA Swimming times. Swimmers registered with USA Swimming must supply their USA Swimming credentials to the Meet Director.
There will be an official Social planned on Saturday evening at a local food and drink establishment. More information will be posted as we get closer to the event.
We will have hospitality for officials, certified coaches (coaches please bring credentials) and volunteers
We will negotiate special rates with local hotels and make this information available on all sites.
Concessions will be available at the Student Rec Center café during its normal operating hours. It may not be open the entire time of the meet, particularly early Sunday morning. Swimmers may bring their own food supplies.
A t-shirt vendor will be at the meet selling swim meet apparel.
Swim Gear Vendor:
Extremely limitedswim gear - most likely caps & goggles - will be available to purchase at the meet. NO OTHER GEAR IS AVAILABLE. MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR SUPPLIES WITH YOU.
Psych & Heat Sheets:
Psych will be available online before the meet. Heat sheets will be available online before/during the meet and available for free pick up at the meet at the Clerk of Course area. Heat Sheets will also be posted on the walls around the venue.
Parking Information & Map
When doing your entries, please be aware of the minimum time limits in the events below. If you do not have an official time in one of the events but know you are at least as fast as the time limit, enter with the best realistic time that you have from either a split or practice time. Try to be accurate as possible to help with seeding.
TIME LIMIT CUT OFFS- 50:00 FOR THE 1500 FREE; 25:00 FOR THE 800 FREE, 16:00 FOR THE 400 IM, 12:00 FOR THE 400 FREE, 8:00 FOR THE 200 BACK, BREAST & FLY and 6:00 FOR THE 200 FREE.
* Swimmers who do not make the minimum time standard in an event they are competing in will not be eligible for points or awards
* The Referee will have the authority to discontinue a heat that is continuing beyond the minimum qualifying time.