Sarasota Sharks 2022 Relay and Sprint Meet

Sarasota Sharks Masters

Sunday, April 3, 2022

USMS Sanction : 142-S005

Sarasota Sharks Masters

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Individual Registration Wed, Mar 2, 2022
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Sun, Mar 27, 2022
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Mon, Mar 28, 2022
02:00 PM
Thu, Mar 31, 2022
05:00 PM
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2022 Sarasota Sharks Relay and Sprint Meet

Sunday, April 3, 2022
PRELIMINARY Results (please review and report all discrepancies to Anna Lea Matysek as soon as possible)

HEAT SHEET (all events, individual and relay)

TIMELINE (estimated; note this is a 5-page document. We will have a 15-minute break between each group of relays)

Sanctioned by the Florida LMSC for USMS, Inc.

WELCOME to the first-ever Sarasota Sharks Relay and Sprint Meet!  The primary focus of this meet is RELAYS.  We are offering ALL relays in the 25-yard course (the 200s, 400s, and 800)!  For those swimmers who don't have enough teammates to fill a relay team, we are also offering six sprint events (all four 50s plus the 100 IM and 100 Free).  So there is something for everyone at this meet!



Each team (USMS club) that attends will need someone to serve as their "Relay Captain." (Sharks swimmers, Rick Walker will serve as your Relay Captain.)
  1. The swimmers self-enter the meet, check boxes for the relays they're willing to swim, and pay the entry fee.
  2. After individual swimmer entries close, the meet directors will compile a roster of athletes and the swimmers' stroke preferences for each team and post it on this page.
  3. The Relay Captains will review their rosters and assemble the relays for their teams.
  4. The Relay Captains will go through the Club Assistant entry process to submit all of their relays online.  There is no charge for submitting the relays.  (The Relay Captain will need to be a USMS member of that club to proceed through the USMS verification step and to view that club's entrants.)
  5. The heat sheets are generated and posted on this page prior to the meet.
  6. The swimmers show up, and HAVE FUN!
  1. If a swimmer wants to participate, but either doesn't have teammates for relays or doesn't want to swim relays, they may enter and swim the individual sprint events instead.  We are offering the four 50s plus the 100 IM and 100 Free.

QUESTION:  I want to enter relays but I don't know whether anyone else from my club is coming. 
ANSWER:  Before you enter the meet, you'll need to find three other swimmers from your club who are willing to commit to attending the meet, and assembling and organizing your relays.  If you can't find others from your USMS club who want to participate, you can enter and swim the individual events instead (the four 50s plus the 100 Free and IM). 

QUESTION:  What if some of my swimmers don't show up the day of the meet?  Can we substitute other swimmers?
ANSWER:  Yes!  We will allow substitutions.  Note that if the age of the substitute swimmer is younger than the current age group for that relay, the relay's age group will be changed to the lower age group.

QUESTION:  What if I'm the only swimmer from my USMS club?  Can I participate?
ANSWER:  Not in the relays, but you can participate in any of the five individual sprint events that will be offered (the 50s of each stroke plus the 100 IM and 100 Free).

QUESTION:  May I swim in both relays AND individual events?
ANSWER:  Yes!  You're welcome to do both.  You may enter up to SIX individual events, PLUS check boxes for as many relays as you want to swim!   To enter an individual event, you'll enter your seed time into the appropriate box during the online entry process.  To indicate your availability for a relay, you'll check that relay box.

QUESTION:  What are the relay age groups? 
ANSWER:  The age groups are determined by the age of the youngest swimmer on the relay and are 18+, 25+, 35+, 45+, and so on in 10-year increments.  So, for example, a relay that consists of swimmers ages 26, 37, 49, and 68 would compete in the 25+ age group.

QUESTION:  I still don't understand how this works.
ANSWER:  Contact Rick Walker or Anna Lea Matysek (emails below).


Meet Director 
Rick Walker,
Entry Coordinator
Anna Lea Matysek,

Date & Time:  Sunday, April 3, Warm-up 8:00am; meet starts 9:00am

Facility:  The beautiful Sarasota Selby Aquatic Center, 8501 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, Fla., 34238. Pool is an outdoor, 50-meter x 25-yard Myrtha pool. Daktronics timing will be provided for competition. A 25-yard warm up pool will be available at all times. The pool is generally regarded as one of the top facilities in Florida. Pool chillers and heaters keep the pool temperature at optimum levels (79 to 82 deg. F) for competition year-round. 

Pool Length Certification:  The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1.

Timing System:  The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Times can be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top 10 consideration.

Eligibility & Rules:  Current USMS rules will govern. All athletes must be 18 years of age or older as of April 3, 2022 and registered with US Masters Swimming for the 2022 membership year.  Meet age is your age on April 3, 2022.

Entries:  Swimmers may select as many relays as they like, plus up to six (6) individual events. Meet entry fee is $30.00 per person.   Online entries only. No deck entries. Credit cards will be charged by "Sarasota Sharks, Inc."

Entry Process: 
  • February 16 - March 27:  Swimmers must enter the meet by Sunday, March 27, 11:59pm.
  • March 28:  Relay TEAM entry opens.  ONE person from each club serves as the "Relay Captain" and enters all of the club's relays ONLINE, in one entry.  (There is no additional charge for this step.)
  • March 31:  Relay TEAM entry closes at 11:59pm.
  • April 1-2:  Meet will be seeded and heat sheets will be posted on this page.

Seeding: Entries for all events will be seeded slowest to fastest. All individual events will be seeded mixed-gender.  Depending on the number of entries, some Women's and Men's relays may be combined into the same heat.

Split Times:  Relay leadoff split times will be recorded and submitted to USMS for each leadoff swimmer.  No split request forms will be necessary.

Heat Sheet & Results: Heat sheets will be posted at the meet. Results will be posted at the meet and online at within 14 days of the completion of the meet, and submitted for USMS Top 10 consideration at the end of the season.

Breaks in the meet will be taken at the discretion of the meet referee. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN NUTRITION AND WATER BOTTLES.



FOR RELAY CAPTAINS ONLY:  Below are some screenshots that show how relays are entered into the software.  You can either enter a seed time for a relay, or all zeroes for "no time."  In the first image, you will see the list of available athletes for the relay.

FOR RELAY CAPTAINS ONLY:  The image below shows how the captain enters the relay.  Leave the numbering set at "Auto."  Enter a seed time (or all zeroes) and then select the four athletes, IN THE ORDER THEY WILL SWIM IN THE RELAY.  When finished, click the "Update Relays" button at the bottom and then move on to the next relay.


COVID-19 ALERT:  Please DO NOT attend the event if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.  

Session 1
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
1 Men 400 Y Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
2 Women 400 Y Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
3 Mixed 50 Y Back Psych 6 Heats Results
4 Men 800 Y Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
5 Women 800 Y Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
Session 2 - After break
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
6 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
7 Mixed 50 Y Breast Psych 5 Heats Results
8 Mixed 400 Y Medley Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
9 Mixed 50 Y Free Psych 9 Heats Results
10 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
Session 3 - After break
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
11 Men 200 Y Free Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
12 Women 200 Y Free Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
13 Mixed 100 Y IM Psych 7 Heats Results
14 Mixed 800 Y Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
Session 4 - After break
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
15 Men 200 Y Medley Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
16 Women 200 Y Medley Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
17 Mixed 50 Y Fly Psych 5 Heats Results
18 Men 400 Y Medley Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
19 Women 400 Y Medley Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
Session 5 - After break
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
20 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
21 Mixed 100 Y Free Psych 7 Heats Results

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "SARASOTA SHARKS, INC.."

Online Registration closed on 3/27/2022.