Sanction: Sanctioned by San Diego-Imperial Local Masters Swimming Committee (SI LMSC) for United States Masters Swimming, Inc. (USMS). Sanction #447-S005.
Date/Time: Sunday, November 5, 2017. 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: $25 Individual Entry & $10 Relay-Only Entry closes at 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
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 2017 (or 2018) 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 12/31/2017 (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 the start of the 1500 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.