Sanction: Sanctioned by San Diego-Imperial Local Masters Swimming Committee (SI LMSC) for United States Masters Swimming, Inc. (USMS). Sanction #448-S005.
Date/Time: Sunday, November 4, 2018. 8:00 am Warm-Up; 9:00 am Start Location: Alga Norte Aquatic Center - 6565 Alicante Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Pool: Outdoor, 25 meter course with 8 lanes (6 competition, 2 buffer) + warm-up/warm-down lanes, 8’ wide & 7’ to 12' deep. The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with USMS Rule Book articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1, and as a bulkhead course, is subject to length verification. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and Records will be contingent on length verification.
Entry & Deadlines: $30 Individual Entry & $10 Relay-Only Entry closes at 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Late or Deck Entries will NOT be accepted. Web entry only (no paper entry). There will be NO refunds.
Program & Results: Psych Sheets and Estimated Timeline will be e-mailed the evening before racing. Results will be validated and posted on www.SIMasterSwim.org. USMS member times will be uploaded to www.USMS.org.
Eligibility: All persons holding a 2018 (or 2019) United States Masters Swimming (USMS) membership card or a foreign FINA member equivalent may participate provided that a legible Masters card copy & completed entry form are submitted & the liability release is signed. USMS membership links: www.USMS.org/reg/register.php?LMSCID=44 (online) and www.SIMasterSwim.org/member.html (form).
Rules: USMS rules govern the meet. Officials are certified. Failure to act in a sportsmanlike or safe manner or to cooperate with the officials can result in disqualification from the meet. A rule book will be available.
Warm-Up & Warm-Down: NO DIVING is permitted into the pool during the pre-meet warm-up except into a designated “one-way” dive-only lane where forward and backstroke starts can be practiced. Enter all other lanes feet first in a safe manner. During the meet, diving is NEVER permitted into the warm-up & warm-down lanes, and forward and backstroke starts are NEVER permitted in warm-up and warm-down lanes.
Events: Swimmers may enter up to 6 individual events and all relays. Swimmers may enter only once per relay event. Provide accurate short course meter times or estimates; do not omit an entry time or enter “no time".
Age Groups: Swimmer competition age is age as of 12/31/2018 (end of year). Individual event age groups are 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, … in five year increments. Relay event age groups are 72-99, 100-119, 120-159, 160-199, … in forty year increments, determined by cumulative age of all four swimmers.
Relays: Relays are free in memory of Steven Plackemeier and due by the end of Event #12. Relay-only swimmers must enter online by the deadline and pay the $10 relay-only entry fee. All 4 swimmers on each relay must belong to the same USMS-member club. Relays must be composed of 4 women, 4 men, or 2 women & 2 men (mixed). Unattached members (UC) are ineligible to swim relays. For each relay type, swimmers may be on either Gender or Mixed, not both, as Mens/Womens/Mixed relays swim together.
Seeding & Check-In: Events are seeded by entry times, slow to fast, regardless of age or gender. Check-in is required for the 1500 & 800 meter Freestyles. Check-in closes at 8:30 am for the 1500 and at 9:00 am for the 800. Notify the meet director if you check in and later decide not to swim. All other events are pre-seeded.
Timing: Electronic Timing - Colorado Timing System 5.0, electronic scoreboard, and two timers per lane. All clubs and participants are required to assist with backup stopwatch/button timing during the meet.
Directions: From I-5 S (LA): East on Poinsettia Ln; Left on Cassia Rd; Right on El Camino Real; Left on Poinsettia Ln; Left on Alicante Rd. From I-5 N (SD): East on La Costa Ave; Left on El Camino Real; Right on Poinsettia Ln; Left on Alicante Rd. From I-15: Take 78 West; Left on San Marcos Blvd; Continue on Palomar Airport Rd; Left on Melrose Dr; Right on Poinsettia Ln; Right on Alicante Rd.
Parking: Free Parking at the Alga Norte Aquatic Center/Community park on the north side of Alicante Rd.
SI Meeting: An SI LMSC meeting will take place during or following the meet.