|Individual Registration||Wed, Jan 23, 2019 12:00 AM||Sun, Mar 24, 2019 11:59 PM|
|Relay-Only Individual Registration||Wed, Jan 23, 2019 11:59 PM||Sun, Mar 24, 2019 11:59 PM|
COMSA invites you to the 2019 COMSA Masters Short Course Swimming Championships. The pool is 25 yards by 50 meters, and will be set up with bulkheads creating 10 short course yards competition lanes and separate warm-up/cool down areas. A Colorado Electronic Timing System with backup timing and scoreboard readout will be used. Bleacher seating is available, with additional on-deck seating available. We recommend bringing your own chairs if you plan to sit on deck.
Eligibility: This is a USMS sanctioned meet. Swimmers must be at least 18 years of age on the day they swim. A valid 2019 United States Masters Swimming (USMS) membership is required to compete, and must be furnished with the entry. Online USMS registration is linked on the COMSA website (comsa.org). Contact the COMSA Vice Chair at email@example.com with questions.
Rules: All current USMS Rules apply, including a NO FALSE START RULE and whistle alerts announcing the start of each race. Pull buoys, kickboards, fins, hand paddles, and snorkels are not allowed in the competition or warm-up pools.
Except in the actual competition, swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious and controlled manner. No diving or backstroke starts are allowed except in designated sprint lanes. One or two lanes will be designated as one-way sprint lanes during the pre-meet warm-up sessions in the competition pool only.
Any swimmer who acts in an unsporting or unsafe manner within the swimming venue may be considered for appropriate action or penalty by the referee (rule 102.13.3)
Entries and Fees:
$15 surcharge per swimmer, including relay-only swimmers
$4 per individual event (max of 6 events per day), excluding relays
Fees must accompany registration, and must be paid in U.S. Dollars by credit card, check or money order.
All entries will be online and must be completed by March 24th, 2019 at midnight. Online entries receive email confirmation. No entry verification will be made via telephone.
Event Seeding: All events will be seeded SLOW to FAST. “No Time” entries will not be accepted. All events are timed finals, one swimmer per lane. Men and Women may be combined in events of 200 yards or longer at the discretion of the meet director. Deck seeding is strictly at the discretion of the meet director. Any swimmer who fails to appear at the starting platform ready to swim in time for the initial start of the assigned heat will be disqualified and cannot score points in that event.
Positive Check-in for Distance Events: Check-in is required for the distance events. Participants in the 1650 Free, 1000 Free, 500 Free, and 400 IM, MUST positively check-in for those events using SWIMPHONE ONLINE CHECK IN: https://www.SwimPhone.com/meets/meet_menu.cfm?smid=11205. Deadlines for positive check-in are:
Saturday & Sunday:
Lane assignments may be changed at any time, at the meet director’s discretion.
Meet T-Shirts and Participation Awards
A table will be set up near the pool doors for meet participants to pick up their meet participation award. Participants who ordered a meet t--shirt during registration may also pick up their shirts at this table. A schedule for pick-up times will be posted near the pool door. The table will tentatively be available on Friday from
Age Groups and Relays:
Age for the meet is determined as of the last day of the meet, March 31, 2019. Swimmers must be a minimum age of 18 on the day that they are swimming.
Individual Events: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,…100+
Relay Events: 18+, 25+, 35+, 45+, etc. 10-year increments as high as necessary determined by age of youngest relay member. Relay entry sheets will be available on deck, and will be accepted each day according to deadlines announced at the meet. All relay members must be USMS members and be individually registered for the meet ($15 fee for relay-only swimmers).
Swimmers may enter up to 6 individual events per day; 14 maximum for the meet, plus relays. If more than 6 events are entered on any day, the meet host reserves the right to eliminate any of the additional events over 6. Points are awarded for the top 10 places in each age group as follows:
Points awarded for individual events: 11-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Points awarded for 4 x 50 (200) relay events: 22-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2
Team scores are determined by total point counts, Men and Women combined. Swimmers' points go to the team specified during registration. Swimmers will not be allowed to change teams after registration has closed. The top six teams will receive an award. All swimmers on a relay must be registered for the meet under the same team for relay points to count towards team awards. The 4x100 and 4x200 relays do not count toward team points.
Participation Awards and Meet T-Shirts:
Each swimmer receives a participation award. To guarantee that you receive a meet T-Shirt (available for purchase); you must pre-order and indicate your size on the entry form. A limited number of extra T-shirts may be available for sale at the meet.
A table will be set up near the pool doors for meet participants to pick up their meet participation award and meet t-shirts (if ordered). An official schedule for pick-up times will be posted near the pool door. The table will tentatively be available during each designated warm-up session.
Heat Sheets and Results:
Heat sheets will be posted online and in several locations around the pool deck. Results will be available on the COMSA website at www.comsa.org and on Meet Mobile.
Brute Squad Award:
The elite group of aquatic wonders who complete the 200 Fly, 400 IM, and 1650 Free will be presented a T-shirt after the events are concluded.
Sprint Squad Award:
The elite group of speedsters who manage to complete the 50 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, and 100 IM will be presented a T-shirt after the events are concluded.
The Jack Buchannan Service Award:
This award is presented during the opening ceremony on Saturday to the male and female swimmers who have made major contributions to Masters Swimming. Nomination forms are available at www.comsa.org.
The Lou Parker Coaches Award:
This award is presented during the opening ceremony on Saturday to the outstanding COMSA Coach of the Year. Recipients must be current USMS members. Nomination forms are available at www.comsa.org.
The top 10 swimmers in each individual event will receive a ribbon. No awards for relays. An individual high-point award will be given to the highest scoring male and female swimmer in each age group.
All entry confirmations are via email from Club Assistant. Psych sheets will be posted at www.comsa.org 2-3 days before the first day of the meet. Contact the meet facilitator (firstname.lastname@example.org) with corrections to errors found on the psych sheet.
Pool Warm-up Times:
Friday warm-ups are 11:30-12:30, with continuous warm-up and warm-downs in the non-competition pool.
Saturday and Sunday warm-ups are 7:30-8:30am and for 30 min following the morning distance events, with continuous warm-up and warm-downs in the non-competition pool.
Annual COMSA Meeting:
A meeting of the Colorado Masters Swimming Association will be held during a designated break on Saturday morning. An agenda will be available on the COMSA website. This meeting typically lasts about 10 minutes, and may include voting for officers or other LMSC business.
*Longer Relays: The 4x100 and the 4x200 relays are swum Women, Men and Mixed together. A swimmer may swim only one relay in each event. These relays do not count toward team points.
**The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with the current rule book, 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.
|7||Men||200 Y||Free Relay|
|8||Women||200 Y||Free Relay|
|15||Mixed||200 Y||Free Relay|
|25||Men||400 Y||Medley Relay|
|26||Women||400 Y||Medley Relay|
|27||Mixed||400 Y||Medley Relay|
|31||Men||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|32||Women||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|33||Mixed||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|41||Men||800 Y||Free Relay|
|42||Women||800 Y||Free Relay|
|43||Mixed||800 Y||Free Relay|
|49||Men||400 Y||Free Relay|
|50||Women||400 Y||Free Relay|
|51||Mixed||400 Y||Free Relay|
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