Dates & Times: Saturday, November 5: Warm-up 11:30 am; meet starts 12:30 pm Sunday, November 6: 1500 Free warm-up 7:00 am; 1500 Free starts 7:30 am Second Sunday session: Warm-up 10:30 am; meet starts 11:30 am
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 with a bulkhead placed at the 25-meter mark. 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 keep the pool temperature at optimum levels for competition.
Pool Length Certification: The length of the 25-meter competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1, 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.
Timing System: The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Times can be submitted for world records, 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 November 5, 2022 and registered with US Masters Swimming for the 2022 or 2023 membership year. Members of foreign (non-USMS) swimming federations may participate but must provide proof of membership in their country's swimming federation. Meet age is your age on December 31, 2022.
Entries: Swimmers may enter five (5) individual events each day PLUS relays. Meet entry fee is $45 for one day or $60 for both days. Online entries only. No deck entries. Credit cards will be charged by "SARASOTA SHARKS INC."
Fees: One day entry: $45.00 Two day entry: $60.00 Team relay fees: FREE!
Deadlines: Individual entry: Online meet entries must be completed by Monday, October 31, 2022, at 11:59pm. Relay Team entry: Opens Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 10:00am. Closes Friday, November 4, at 4:00pm. SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW IN SEPARATE SECTION.
Seeding: Entries for all events (EXCEPT the 1500 Free) will be seeded slowest to fastest. The 1500 Freestyle will be swum FASTEST TO SLOWEST. All events will be seeded mixed-gender. The 1500 Freestyle is limited to the first 40 entrants.
Split Times: An electronic split at the 800-meter mark will be recorded and submitted for each swimmer completing the 1500 Freestyle. Relay leadoff split times will also be automatically recorded and submitted for each leadoff swimmer. Swimmers must submit a split request form (available here or at the meet) for any other split times.
Heat Sheet & Results: Psych sheets will be posted after November 1 on SwimPhone. Heat sheets will be posted at the meet and will be available on this page the day before the meet. If you want a printed heat sheet, please print your own and bring it with you to the meet. Results will be posted at the meet and online at http://southeastzone.org/ within 14 days of the completion of the meet, and submitted for USMS Top 10 consideration at the end of the season.
Scoring: There will be no team scoring, and no individual ribbons or medals.
Breaks in the meet will be taken at the discretion of the meet referee.
Concessions: NONE. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN NUTRITION AND WATER BOTTLES.
Animals: The Selby Aquatic Center does not allow animals except for trained service animals. Please contact the meet director prior to the meet for more information.
National and World Records: If you think you might set a national or world record at the meet, you are responsible for (a) notifying the meet referee in advance that you might set a record and (b) ensuring that there are at least two timers with stopwatches in your lane. It is OK to recruit fellow swimmers or friends to serve as your extra timers.
RELAY ENTRY PROCEDURE
Relays: As always, relays are FREE. This year we are moving to ONLINE relay team entry. Only team members registered for the meet may participate. Mixed relays consist of two women and two men. Men's and Women's relay events may be combined. NOTE that there will be no break before the Mixed relays so it is not advised for a swimmer to enter both a single-gender plus a Mixed relay in the same group.
Team Relay Entry Procedure (for Relay Captains): One person from each club should act as the Relay Captain and enter all of the team's relays. Anyone who is a USMS-registered member of that club may serve as the Relay Captain.
Click the "Club Entry Rosters" link above to view the list of your swimmers entered in the meet. You can use this data to assemble your relays.
On November 1, after Team Relay Entry has opened, click the button above to register your relays. You'll first go through the USMS member verification page and then be asked for your address, email, etc.
Once you get through the biographical pages, you'll see a list of relays. Click on a relay event to enter your swimmers into that event.
You'll be presented with a form that allows you to select your swimmers to fill the four relay spots.
You don't have to designate a relay as "A," "B," etc. The software will automatically do that for you.
Enter an estimated seed time for the relay (guessing is fine; we just need a ballpark seed time).
Select the four swimmers for that relay, IN THE ORDER THEY WILL SWIM.
Continue on for each relay event and relay team.
You'll get to a page that allows you to review the relays before you submit.
You'll then see a final page where you can click a final Submit button. There is no charge for relays so you will not be asked for a credit card.
CHANGES to relays will be allowed at the meet. Swimmers may change the names (or swim order) on the relay cards before they swim the event. Go ahead and assemble and submit as many relays as you wish; it's better to submit them and then scratch at the meet than to not have entered them at all.
Volunteers are needed at the meet! Companions, spouses, and kids may work as volunteers. Contact Rick Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up as a volunteer.