CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE MEET INFORMATION IN PDF.CLICK HERE TO ORDER MEET APPAREL. 2018 South Central Long Course Zone Championship open to all USMS registered swimmers at the Texas A&M University Natatorium, home of 2013 and 2018 SEC Championships, 2009 NCAA Championships and the 2005, 2007 & 2010 Big 12 Championships. Indoor eight lane 50 meter pool with dedicated warm up/cool down in the diving well. Daktronics timing and scoreboard. Starting block and back stroke wedges. Timed Finals - Scored. Team, Individual and Age Group High Points. Host Hotel.
Welcome to the South Central Zone Long Course Championships
Hosted by Texas A&M University Swimming & Diving Team
in the World Class Texas A&M Natatorium
Some New Features and Important Highlights! 4/28/18 - The 800 Free Relay WILL BE ADDED on to the end of the Friday night session. Swimmers can either enter a single gender relay OR a mixed relay, but not both!
Meet Apparel will be available for Pre-Order at https://swimming-diving.itemorder.com/sale. Several styles – V-Necks, T-shirts, Tank Tops, Hoodies & Tek Shirts - and colors available. The Order Web Site is. Feel free to share the link and come back to order additional items. Limited Quantities, Styles & Colors will be available for purchase at the meet.
Caps and googles will be available for purchase BUT no other gear. Please plan accordingly.
NEW Awards have been added to the existing line up! There will now be Individual High Point awards per age group/gender AND a new Team Award for the team with the most points per swimmer.
We have a block of rooms with a special rate of $129 for both Double and King rooms at the Calvary Court and The George – two great NEW Boutique Hotels in the Century Square development, a retail, dining & entertainment complex, across the street from campus. Room quantities are limited so please make sure to reserve early.
For Cavalry Court:
Call toll free 844.313.7337 or through the Hotel’s website http://www.cavalrycourt.com. When calling, identify yourself as with US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet to obtain the US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet group rate. When booking online US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet guest must utilize the group block code UMSZCSM618 to obtain the US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet group rate.
For The George:
Call toll free 844.599.3871 or through the Hotel’s website http://www.thegeorgetexas.com. When calling, identify yourself as with US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet to obtain the US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet group rate. When booking online US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet guest must utilize the group block code UMSZCSM847 to obtain the US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet group rate.
As a reminder, the cut-off date for guests to make reservations is June 15th, 2018.
NEW Early Bird Pricing – enter by May 15th for only $50! – Save $20 over late entry fee pricing
For those of you wanting to turn this into an extended 4th of July, I have gotten information from the Messina Hof Winery who has tours, events and the Villa, a wonderful Bed & Breakfast getaway
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.
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.
Friday July 6th through Sunday July 8th 2018 Warm Up and Start Times:
Fri 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.
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 Number is . 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, 2018.
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.
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 swimmer’s 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 email@example.com for an entry form.
Number of Events Allowed:
6 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
IMPORTANT: Swimmers are asked to voluntarily notify the Meet Director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org of their intent to scratch any events by 5 PM on the Wed July 4th 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 handing out for swimmers who no show/scratch at the meet. No refunds given for no shows.
Entry Fee Deadlines:
Early, Regular, Late and Extra-Late fees depending on date entered. Fees will rise after each deadline passes.
$50 fee - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Enter by Friday May 15th at the beginning of the LC season
$55 fee - Online and Paper Entries Deadline Friday June 15th 11:59 PM
$60 fee - Online Deadline NOON Friday June 22nd. Final Paper Entry Deadline.
$70 fee - ONLINE ONLY - Deadline NOON on Tuesday July 3rd. ALL INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES CLOSE.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JULY 3rd. NO INDIVIDUAL DECK/DAY OF ENTRIES ALLOWED.
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.
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 Days & Times:
400 IM: 4:15 PM Fri July 6th
1500 Free: 5:00 PM Fri July 6th
400 Free Women’s: 9:15 AM Sat Jul 7th
400 Free Men’s: 10:00 AM Sat July 7th
800 Free: Noon Sun July 8th
Individual events: Medals places 1st – 3rd
Relays: Medals places 1st – 3rd
Top three teams in Combined Scoring will receive trophies NEW!! Individual High Point per age group/gender will receive an award NEW!! Trophy to team with most points per swimmer
Awards will not be mailed and must be picked up at the meet.
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.
Results will be on Meet Mobile throughout the meet and on www.GulfMastersSwimming.org and www.USMS.orgafter 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 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 have a block of rooms with a special rate of $129 for both Double and King rooms at the Calvary Court and The George. Room quantities are limited so please make sure to reserve early.
For Cavalry Court:
Call toll free 844.313.7337 or through the Hotel’s website http://www.cavalrycourt.com . When calling, identify yourself as with US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet to obtain the Meet group rate. When booking online US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet guest must utilize the group block code UMSZCSM618 to obtain the US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet group rate.
For The George:
Call toll free 844.599.3871 or through the Hotel’s website http://www.thegeorgetexas.com . When calling, identify yourself as with US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet to obtain the Swim Meet group rate. When booking online US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet guest must utilize the group block code UMSZCSM847 to obtain the US Masters Swimming Zones Championship Swim Meet group rate. See Attached Hotel information sheet
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.
Swim Meet Apparel:
A variety of style and color options are offered for pre-order. Go to https://swimming-diving.itemorder.com/sale to place your order and your apparel will be available for pick up at the meet. You can order at any time and add to it if needed.
A LIMITED amount in select style and color options will be available for purchase at the meet. To make sure you are able to get the item that you want, please pre-order
Swim Gear Vendor:
A limited quantity of caps and googles ONLY will be available for purchase. PLEASE make sure to bring the suits and gear you need for the meet