Sanctioned by Southern Pacific Masters Swimming for USMS, Inc.
Facility: Brenda Villa Aquatic Center at 5600 Harbor St, Commerce, CA 90040. 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.
Fees: Flat fee of $52.00 if entered online or postmarked by Wednesday, November 14th. Entry fee includes a meet souvenir. Add a $15.00 late fee for all entries postmarked (or entered online) after Wednesday, November 14th. All entries must be received by midnight on Saturday, November 24th. No individual deck entries are allowed. There will be NO refunds. Online entries are paid by credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Events".
Rules/Entries: United States Masters Swimming rules will govern. Current SPMS meet procedures will be enforced and take precedence over any errors or omissionson this form.The meet referee will be in charge of the meet. Any questions regarding the conduct of the meet should be directed to that person. All events are timed finals. Swimmers are limited to entering a total of 6 individual events for the entire meet and no more than 5 individual events per day. If the meet is deemed too large, all athletes’ sixth events will be dropped. On the entry form, please indicate your sixth event with an asterisk. Age on December 31st, 2018 determines age group for the meet.
Relay team entries are $15.00 per relay. Online relay team entry charges your credit card upon submit of the relays. If you scratch a relay at the relay desk by the deadline of 10am on date of swim, that relay fee will be refunded to your credit card (upon request).
Online relay team entry for coaches will be available here at this online entry page beginning 11/27/2018 at 2pm. Online relay team entry will also be available at the relay desk at the pool every day of the meet.
A USMS-registered swimmer who wishes to only swim relay events must enter the meet before the start of event #1, by paying the $10.00 relay-only entry fee and must sign a consolidated entry card.
There is no limit on relays, but swimmers may swim only one relay (men, women, or mixed) per event.
You may not change age groups once posted.
Seeding: All events will be seeded and swum slowest to fastest. Men and women will be seeded together for the 800 and 1500 m Freestyle and also the 400 m Individual Medley, based on entry time. Men and women will swim separately for all other individual events. Scoring will be by gender and age group. The 1500 m Freestyle may be limited to the first 80 entries at the discretion of the meet manager. Swimmers may enter both the 800 and 1500 m Freestyle.
Timing: Electronic timing will be used and two timers per lane will be provided.
Check-in: Positive check-in is required for all events. Swimmers may check in at www.swimphone.com or in-person at the meet.
Check-in is available for the 1500 m Freestyle and will close at 7:30 a.m. on Friday.
Check-in for events 2 to 7 will close at 12:00 noon on Friday
Check-in for the 400m Freestyle will close at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Check-in for the 800m Freestyle will close at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Check-in will close one hour prior to the anticipated start of an event on Saturday and Sunday.
Awards: Individual: Medals for places 1 to 3 and ribbons for places 4 to 6 for each age group and gender. Relays: Medals for 1st place, ribbons for 2nd and 3rd places. There will be special awards for high point male and female swimmer in each age group, based on points from individual events. Awards to the top five teams, based on combined scoring for men and women, individual events plus relays.
Entries: Register online on Club Assistant (you are here now) or at http://scmc.lbgrunions.org, click on “Register.” Or mail an SPMS entry card, copy of 2018 USMS card, and check (payable to: Long Beach Grunions) to: LB Grunions, c/o Bart Parnes, 645 Terrylynn Place, Long Beach, CA 90807. Receipt of entry will not be verified by phone. Send a SASE or stamped postcard for return receipt.