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2018 USMS South Central Zone LC Championships

Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8, 2018

USMS Sanction : 258-S004

Gulf Masters Swimming

Swim Meet Registration

Registration Schedule

It is now 9:46 PM CT on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
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Individual Registration Fri, December 1, 2017 12:00 AM CT Tue, July 3, 2018 12:00 PM CT
Relay-Only Individual Registration Fri, December 1, 2017 12:00 AM CT Tue, July 3, 2018 12:00 PM CT
Relay Team Registration Tue, July 3, 2018 04:00 PM CT Fri, July 6, 2018 04:00 PM CT
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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.
Entry Details
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

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE PDF MEET INFORMATION TO VIEW & DOWNLOAD

Some New Features and Important Highlights!
  • 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
Facility:
  • 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/
  • Texas A&M Natatorium has been the host of:
    • 2013 & 2018 SEC Championships
    • 2016 Speedo Winter Junior Championships West
    • 2010 USA AT&T Diving Nationals
    • 2009 Women’s & Men’s NCAA Championships 2005, 2007, 2010 Big 12 Championships
    • 2004 Women’s NCAA Championships 2001 Men’s NCAA Championships
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.

Head Ref:
Herb Schwab, herb.schwab@gmail.com

Meet Director:
Nicole Christensen Rembach, ncr@creativewaters.net, 281-352-8434

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

Parking:
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

Sanction:
Sanctioned by Gulf Master Swim Committee for USMS, Inc. Sanction Number is . Times achieved at the meet will be submitted to USMS.

Eligibility:
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.

Age:
Athlete age at the meet is determined by their age on December 31, 2018.

Age Groups:
  • 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.
Relay Entries:
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.

Entry Confirmation:
By email. For paper entries, you must contact Nicole at ncr@creativewaters.net 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 ncr@creativewaters.net 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.



Seeding:
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

Scoring:
Individual and Relays through 8th place.
Individual:           9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1            Relays: 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

Awards:
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.

Facebook:
There is a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/USMSSouthCentralLCZonesatTexasAandM  that you can check for meet & social updates at all times

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:
Results will be on Meet Mobile throughout the meet and on www.GulfMastersSwimming.org and www.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.

Social:
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.

Hospitality:
We will have hospitality for officials, certified coaches (coaches please bring credentials) and volunteers

Accommodations:
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:

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 

Questions?: Contact Nicole at ncr@creativewaters.net

Friday, July 6, 2018 - Session 1 - Friday Distance Events
Warm-ups start at 4:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 5:00 PM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 8:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 400 M IM
2 Mixed 1500 M Free

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - Session 2 - Saturday
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 3:00 PM
# Sex Event
3 Women 400 M Free
4 Men 400 M Free
5 Women 200 M Back
6 Men 200 M Back
7 Women 50 M Fly
8 Men 50 M Fly
9 Women 100 M Breast
10 Men 100 M Breast
11 Women 100 M Free
12 Men 100 M Free
13 Women 200 M Fly
14 Men 200 M Fly
15 Women 50 M Back
16 Men 50 M Back
17 Women 200 M IM
18 Men 200 M IM
19 Women 400 M Medley Relay
20 Men 400 M Medley Relay
21 Women 200 M Free Relay
22 Men 200 M Free Relay
23 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - Session 3 - Sunday
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 3:00 PM
# Sex Event
24 Women 100 M Fly
25 Men 100 M Fly
26 Women 50 M Breast
27 Men 50 M Breast
28 Women 200 M Free
29 Men 200 M Free
30 Women 100 M Back
31 Men 100 M Back
32 Women 200 M Breast
33 Men 200 M Breast
34 Women 50 M Free
35 Men 50 M Free
36 Women 400 M Free Relay
37 Men 400 M Free Relay
38 Women 200 M Medley Relay
39 Men 200 M Medley Relay
40 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
41 Mixed 800 M Free

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