COMSA and the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center (VMAC) invite you to the 2013 COMSA Masters Short Course Swimming Championships. The pool is 25 yards by 50 meters, and will be set up with 10 short course yards competition lanes. A Colorado Electronic Timing System with backup timing and scoreboard readout will be used. Bleacher seating is available for up to 850 people, with additional on-deck seating available. We recommend bringing your own chairs if you plan to make use of on-deck seating.
This is a USMS sanctioned meet. Swimmers must be at least 18 years of age on the day they swim. A valid 2013 United States Masters Swimming (USMS) membership is required to compete, and must be furnished with the entry. Online USMS registration is available at http://www.comsa.org/joining/join-online.html. Contact the COMSA registrar at mailto:email@example.com with questions.
All 2013 USMS Rules apply, including a NO FALSE START RULE, and whistle alerts announcing the start of each race. No paddles, kick boards or pull buoys are allowed during warm-ups.
Entries and Fees
$12 surcharge per swimmer $4 per individual event (max of 5 events per day)
$25 late fee (if received after entry deadline)
No charge for relays
Fees must accompany registration form, and must be paid in U.S. Dollars by credit card, check or money order.
Preferred method for receiving entries is online. Online entries are paid by credit card to ClubAssistant.com Events. Online entries are due by Monday, April 1st at midnight.
Paper Entry Forms & Fees are DUE IN HAND Monday, March 25, 2013, at 5 p.m.
If paying with check, make check payable to: COMSA
Late paper entries will be accepted after the entry deadline until Monday, April 1st at Noon, and must include a $25 late fee. LATE ENTRIES THAT DO NOT INCLUDE THE LATE FEE WILL BE REJECTED. Late entries being charged to a credit card will have the late fee automatically applied. Late entrants will be eligible for individual placing and points earned, but are not guaranteed a participation award.
No entry verification will be made via telephone.
All events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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.
Meet Check-in and Positive Check-in
All athletes must check-in upon arrival on their first day of competition. At check-in, athletes receive their T-Shirt and participation award. Each athlete need only check-in to the meet once, on their first day of competition.
ADDITIONALLY, participants in the 1650 Free, 1000 Free, 500 Free, and 400 IM must positively check-in for those events, separately from the meet check-in process. There will be clearly marked, separate areas for meet check-in and positive check-in. Deadlines for positive check-in are as follows:
1650 Free Positive Check-In closes at 12:30 p.m.
1000 Free Positive Check-In closes at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
Positive Check-In for the 400 IM and 500 Free closes at 8:00 a.m.
Lane assignments may be changed at any time, at the meet director’s discretion.
Age Groups and Relays
Age for the meet is determined as of April 5th, 2013. 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 cards 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 ($12 fee for relay-only swimmers).
Swimmers may enter up to 5 individual events per day; 12 maximum for the meet, plus relays. If more than 5 events are entered on any day, the meet host reserves the right to eliminate any of the additional events over 5. Individual Events: 11-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Relay Events: 22-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2
Team Awards: Scored by total point counts, Men and Women combined. A swimmers points go to the team specified during their State registration. Swimmers will not be allowed to change teams after registration has closed. Top six point-scores will be awarded. In order for relay points to count towards team awards, all swimmers on a relay must be registered for the meet under the same team.
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 at the meet. Late entrants are not guaranteed a participation award and may not receive a T-Shirt.
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 http://www.comsa.org.
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 during a break before the 800 Free Relay on Sunday.
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 during a break before the final Relay on Sunday.
The Jack Buchannan Award
This award is presented during the opening ceremony on Saturday to the male and female swimmer who has made major contributions to Masters Swimming. Nomination forms are available at http://www.comsa.org
The Lou Parker 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 http://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 swimmer, male and female, in each age group.
Psych sheets will be posted at http://www.comsa.org 2-3 days before the first day of the meet. Contact the meet host with corrections to errors found on the psych sheet. Entry confirmation can be provided by mail if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with the entry. We cannot verify entries by phone or e-mail, nor can we guarantee notification if your entry is rejected. COMSA is not responsible for entries we do not receive. Entries may be rejected for failure to complete the entry form, failure to provide proof of current USMS membership, failure to include fees and late receipt.
Friday, April 5, 2013 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 12:00 PM - Meet Session starts at 1:00 PM
# Gender Event
1 Mixed 1650 Y Free
2 Mixed 1000 Y Free
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - Session 2
Meet Session starts at 8:45 AM
# Gender Event
3 Women 400 Y IM
4 Men 400 Y IM
5 Women 200 Y Free Relay
6 Men 200 Y Free Relay
7 Women 100 Y Breast
8 Men 100 Y Breast
9 Women 50 Y Free
10 Men 50 Y Free
11 Women 200 Y Back
12 Men 200 Y Back
13 Women 100 Y Fly
14 Men 100 Y Fly
15 Women 400 Y Free Relay
16 Men 400 Y Free Relay
17 Women 50 Y Back
18 Men 50 Y Back
19 Women 100 Y IM
20 Men 100 Y IM
21 Women 200 Y Free
22 Men 200 Y Free
23 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - Session 5
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM - Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
# Gender Event
25 Women 500 Y Free
26 Men 500 Y Free
27 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
28 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
29 Women 100 Y Back
30 Men 100 Y Back
31 Women 200 Y Breast
32 Men 200 Y Breast
33 Women 50 Y Fly
34 Men 50 Y Fly
35 Women 800 Y Free Relay
36 Men 800 Y Free Relay
37 Women 200 Y IM
38 Men 200 Y IM
39 Women 100 Y Free
40 Men 100 Y Free
41 Women 200 Y Fly
42 Men 200 Y Fly
43 Women 50 Y Breast
44 Men 50 Y Breast
45 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay