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WALNUT CREEK MASTERS
2017 Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championship
October 13, 14 and 15, 2017
Sanctioned by Pacific Masters Swimming, Inc. for USMS, Inc.
Sanction # 387-S017
Location: Clarke Swim Center, Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek, CA
Directions: From I-680 North, take Ygnacio Valley Road Exit. Turn right onto Ygnacio Valley Rd. and drive east about 2 miles to San Carlos Dr.. Enter the left turn lane and turn left onto North San Carlos Dr.. Go one block to Heather Drive turn left. The Clarke Swim Center is on your right. From I-680 South, take the North Main exit going south. Continue south on N. Main Street to Ygnacio Valley Road. Turn left onto Ygnacio Valley Road and continue east on Ygnacio Valley Road to San Carlos Drive, as above.
Facility: All deep 6-Lane 25 Meter course for competition with separate 6-25 yard lanes provided for warm-up and warm-down throughout the meet; electronic timing, bleachers and lawn seating, and snack bar. The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1.
Check-In: This is a partially pre-seeded meet. Swimmers are considered checked in for all individual events with a distance of 100m and less. Swimmers must check in for ALL Friday events, the 800m Free, 200m Fly, and 200m IM on Saturday, and the 200m Free, 200m Breast, 200m Back and 400m Free on Sunday. The 400m IM (Friday events 1,2) must be checked in by 8:30 AM. All other events over 100m must be checked in 45 minutes prior to the estimated start of the event.
Age Groups: Individual events: 18-24, 25-29, etc. Relay events based on sum of the four swimmers’ ages, 72-99, 100-119, 120-159, 160-199, etc. Age is determined by your age on December 31, 2017.
Online Meet Entry: (Deadline: Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 11:59 PM) You will receive immediate confirmation of acceptance via email. Relay only swimmers must enter online (no charge) and bring a copy of their entry confirmation to the meet.
Mailed or Hand-Delivered Entries: : (Deadline: must be postmarked by Friday, September 29, 2017, and/or received no later than Monday, October 2, 2017)
Entries must be on a Consolidated Entry Form (available at: http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/entrycard.pdf). If you would like proof of entry, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope or post card. Mail your check made out to Walnut Creek Masters, consolidated entry form, and 2017 USMS registration copy to:
Mailed Hand-Delivered (see directions above)
Walnut Creek Masters Clarke Swim Center
c/o Gordon Bell Attn: Kerry O’Brien
511 La Vista Road Heather Farm Park
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Walnut Creek, CA
Rules: 2017 USMS Rules govern this meet. You must be 2017 USMS registered. Maximum of 5 individual events per day, 7 events for the three-day meet, excluding Relays. Enter short course meter times for seeding purposes. SC yard times to SC meters times conversion tables can be found at: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/conversions.asp
All events will be seeded from the FASTEST heats to the SLOWEST heats.
Women and men will swim together for the 1500m Free (events 7,8) and the 800m Free (events 31,32). Deck check-in for the 1500m Free on Friday will close at 10:00 AM.
The 1500m Free events will not start any earlier than 10:30 AM.
There will be a brief five minute break after event 2 to prepare for the 800m Relays.
Online Check-In for Friday’s 400m IM (events 1,2) and the 1500m Free (events 7,8) will be available at www.SwimPhone.com. Online check-in will close at 6:00 AM on Friday, October 13. There will be no online check-ins for any of the Saturday or Sunday events. Saturday and Sunday events must be deck check-ins.
Mailed Entry Fees: $18 for one event, $38 for 2-4 events, $43 for 5-7 events Online Entry Fees: $18 for one event, $38 for 2-4 events, $43 for 5-7 events
(all online processing fees are included)
Relay Entry Fees: Relays: Deck entered. Fees for RELAYS are $8.00 per Relay. Entries must show correct first and last names and correct age for each swimmer. Swimmers may swim in either the gender or mixed relay of a particular type, but not both. Saturday relay entries are due on Friday at meet end (any club not swimming on Friday may email entries to meet director). Sunday relay entries are due on Saturday at meet end.
Awards: Ribbons will be given 1st through 8th in all individual events. Top 20 will score points as follows:
21-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 for individual events and double for relays. High-Point winners in each age group receive awards as do the top three teams in each PacMasters team size division.
Snack Bar: Available all three days. Program: Available for $5.00