2023 Pacific Masters Swimming Kerry O'Brien Short Course Meters Championships

Walnut Creek Masters

Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8, 2023

USMS Sanction : 383-S015

Walnut Creek Masters

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Individual Registration Thu, Aug 24, 2023
09:00 AM
Thu, Sep 28, 2023
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Thu, Sep 28, 2023
06:00 AM
Sun, Oct 1, 2023
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Mon, Oct 2, 2023
06:00 AM
Sat, Oct 7, 2023
11:59 PM
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2023 Pacific Masters Swimming Kerry O'Brien Short Course Meters Championships
Hosted by Walnut Creek Masters
October 6 - 8, 2023

Individual Entry Deadline has been EXTENDED
through 11:59pm on Thurs, Sept 28, 2023
due to intermittent server issues on Sept 27.
Please check the meet roster to see if you already successfully entered.
If you have any trouble entering the meet by midnight Sept 28,
please email Support@ClubAssistant.com.


Start times:
Friday, October 6: Warm-ups 7:30 AM, meet starts at 8:30 AM
Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8: Warm-ups 7:00 AM, meet starts at 8:00 AM

Check-in: 1500M Free, 800M Free, 400M Free, 400M IM and all 200M events

Deck Entries: Only for relay entries

Sanctioned by the Pacific Masters for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 383-S015

LOCATION: Clarke Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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 Dr 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 St to Ygnacio Valley Rd. Turn left onto Ygnacio Valley Rd and continue east on Ygnacio Valley Rd to San Carlos Dr, as above.

FACILITY: All deep six (6) lane 25 meter course for competition with separate six (6) 25 yard lanes provided for warm-up and warm-down throughout the meet; 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. The primary timing system will be automatic timing (Colorado Timing System). Times may be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top 10 consideration. Pacific Masters requirements for records and Top 10 consideration are the same as those for USMS.

TIMING CHAIRS DURING MEET: Participating teams will be assigned timing chairs according to the number of their swimmers entered in the meet. Teams shall be advised of their timing responsibilities approximately 1 week before the meet starts.

PARKING: Available at the swim center (please do not park on the basketball court), on the street, and extra parking in front of Heather Farm Field 1, located at 502 N San Carlos Drive. Please secure vehicles and contents. 

Friday, October 6:  Warmups at 7:30 AM; Meet starts at 8:30 AM
Saturday, October 7 and Sunday October 8:  Warmups at 7:00 AM; Meet starts at 8:00 AM

RULES & ELIGIBILITY:  Current USMS rules will govern the meet. All participants must be age 18 or older as of the last day of the meet and be currently registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming. Foreign swimmers must provide proof of current membership in their country’s Masters Swimming governing body.

ENTRY LIMITS:  Maximum of 6 events per day, 7 events for three-day meet, excluding relays.  This meet is short course (SC) meters. To convert SC yard times to SC meters times, conversion tables can be found at swiminfo.com. The 1500M Free Mixed is capped at 60 swimmers (10 heats of 6) and the 800M Free Mixed is capped at 72 swimmers (12 heats of 6) in order to meet facility hours.  No wait list generated for the 1500M Free Mixed and the 800M Free Mixed after the capped number of swimmers is reached.

ONLINE ENTRIES: Individual entries close Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 11:59 PM. 

  • You will receive an immediate entry confirmation via email. No paper entries accepted - online entries only. 
  • Relay only entries close Sunday, October 1, 2023, 11:59 PM – relay only swimmers may enter after the individual online entries close.
  • Relay team entries close Saturday, October 7, 2023, 11:59 PM – relay team entries may be entered after relay only online entries close.

Note:  No late or individual deck entries will be accepted. Relays may be deck entered. No refunds will be made. Incomplete entries cannot be processed and will be returned. The Meet Director is forbidden to accept late or incomplete entries.

ENTRY FEES: $22 for one event, $48 for 2-4 events, and $55 for 5-7 events.  No charge for individual relay-only swimmers to enter; see Relay Entry Fees for team relay fees. 

DECK ENTRIES: Only for relays.  

CHECK-IN: This is a pre-seeded meet. Swimmers are considered checked-in for all individual events with a distance of 100M and less.

  • Online check-in available at SwimPhone.com for the 1500M Free, 400M IM, 800M Free, and 400M Free. 
  • Online check-in opens at 6PM the day before the event and closes at 6AM the day of the event.
  • Check-in is also available at the meet.  
  • IN PERSON CHECK-IN REQUIRED for all 200M events.
  • Events 1-2, 400M IM, (Friday, October 6) will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the meet.
  • Event 7, 1500M Free Mixed (Friday, October 6), Event 31, 800M Free Mixed (Saturday, October 7), and Event 55, 400M Free Mixed (Sunday, October 8) will close no more than 45 minutes before the expected start time for each event.

Athletes who do not check-in will not be seeded and will not be allowed to compete in that event.

SEEDING:  All events will be seeded FASTEST to SLOWEST. Enter short course meter times for seeding purposes. Because this is a Championship meet, NT (No Time) entries are not allowed. Women and men will swim together for the 1500M Free Mixed (event 7), 800M Free Mixed (event 31), and 400M Free Mixed (event 55).

RELAYS: Swimmers may swim in either the gender or mixed relay of a particular type, but not both. Cards must show correct first and last names and correct age for each swimmer. Relay swimmers not participating in individual events must enter online (no charge). Teams are encouraged to enter relays online and teams may pay relay fees online as well. Online relay entry instructions will be sent to the coaches in a separate email. Coaches may contact the meet director for additional assistance if necessary.  

RELAY ENTRY FEES: $10 for each relay. Relay entry fee is discounted to $8 if entered online.

SCORING: Individual events: 21-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 and double for relays for each age group. *NOTE* Only two relay teams per club may score per age group of a relay.

AWARDS: Ribbons will be presented first through eighth place. High point awards for each gender and age group. Team awards will be given for the top three teams in large, medium and small divisions.

PSYCH SHEET: Emailed to all participants prior to start of meet.

HOSPITALITY: Snack bar available.

Residence Inn Walnut Creek, 2050 N California Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Marriott Walnut Creek, 2355 N Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

MEET DIRECTORS: Gordon Bell, gordon.ed.bell@gmail.com, 925-285-7024
                                  Jon Boone


EVENTS: Women’s events are numbered (Odd) and Men’s events are numbered (Even). The 1500, 800 and 400 free events will be combined women and men (mixed).

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
1 Women 400 M IM Psych 6 Heats Results
2 Men 400 M IM Psych 6 Heats Results
3 Women 800 M Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
5 Mixed 800 M Free Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
6 Men 800 M Free Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
7 Mixed 1500 M Free Psych 8 Heats Results
Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Session 2
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
9 Women 100 M Back Psych 12 Heats Results
10 Men 100 M Back Psych 11 Heats Results
11 Women 200 M Fly Psych 5 Heats Results
12 Men 200 M Fly Psych 3 Heats Results
13 Women 50 M Breast Psych 15 Heats Results
14 Men 50 M Breast Psych 18 Heats Results
15 Women 200 M Medley Relay Psych 4 Heats Results
17 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay Psych 4 Heats Results
18 Men 200 M Medley Relay Psych 4 Heats Results
19 Women 200 M IM Psych 11 Heats Results
20 Men 200 M IM Psych 9 Heats Results
21 Women 100 M Free Psych 20 Heats Results
22 Men 100 M Free Psych 22 Heats Results
23 Women 50 M Fly Psych 15 Heats Results
24 Men 50 M Fly Psych 19 Heats Results
25 Women 100 M Breast Psych 11 Heats Results
26 Men 100 M Breast Psych 14 Heats Results
27 Women 400 M Free Relay Psych 3 Heats Results
29 Mixed 400 M Free Relay Psych 3 Heats Results
30 Men 400 M Free Relay Psych 4 Heats Results
31 Mixed 800 M Free Psych 0
Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
33 Women 200 M Free Psych 9 Heats Results
34 Men 200 M Free Psych 11 Heats Results
35 Women 50 M Back Psych 12 Heats Results
36 Men 50 M Back Psych 11 Heats Results
37 Women 200 M Breast Psych 7 Heats Results
38 Men 200 M Breast Psych 6 Heats Results
39 Women 200 M Free Relay Psych 3 Heats Results
41 Mixed 200 M Free Relay Psych 5 Heats Results
42 Men 200 M Free Relay Psych 3 Heats Results
43 Women 100 M Fly Psych 7 Heats Results
44 Men 100 M Fly Psych 7 Heats Results
45 Women 50 M Free Psych 16 Heats Results
46 Men 50 M Free Psych 19 Heats Results
47 Women 100 M IM Psych 15 Heats Results
48 Men 100 M IM Psych 14 Heats Results
49 Women 200 M Back Psych 7 Heats Results
50 Men 200 M Back Psych 5 Heats Results
51 Women 400 M Medley Relay 0
53 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay Psych 0
54 Men 400 M Medley Relay 0
55 Mixed 400 M Free Psych 14 Heats Results

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Online Registration closed on 9/28/2023.
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