2022 Albatross Open (SCM)

Albatross Open

Saturday, April 2, 2022

USMS Sanction : 102-S002

Montgomery Ancient Mariners

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Individual Registration Tue, Feb 1, 2022
12:00 AM
Mon, Mar 28, 2022
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Tue, Mar 29, 2022
11:59 PM
Thu, Mar 31, 2022
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Tue, Mar 29, 2022
11:59 PM
Thu, Mar 31, 2022
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 215 entrants.
Currently there are 212 entrants.

Relay Team Online Registration closed at 11:59 PM on Thu, Mar 31, 2022.

                              Eunice Kennedy Shriver & Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (formerly the MAC)
                                                              5900 Executive Blvd., North Bethesda, MD

                                                    WARM-UPS: 12:00-12:45 P.M. MEET: 1:00-6:30 P.M.

                                                              Hosted by the Montgomery Ancient Mariners
                                 Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc. USMS Sanction: 102-S002
Saturday, April 2, 2022 -- will be the Montgomery Ancient Mariners’ Albatross Open. ANCM will host the meet in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver & Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (formerly the MAC). The pool will be configured as a 25-meter course. The water depth varies from 7-18 ft deep making it a very fast pool. Dozens of USMS National and World Records have all been set at this meet!

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS/MASKS:  Everyone inside the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center must wear a mask fully covering mouth and nose unless they are on the starting block, in the pool swimming. Everyone should stay at least 3-6 feet apart depending on current mandates. Each team should designate a marshal to assist its members in following these rules. If you do not follow these rules the meet director and/or officials may ask you to leave the premises. This facility is owned by Montgomery County, Maryland. Policies and updates can be found at the pool and county website: 

ENTRIES: Entries are limited to the first 215 individuals. If we reach 215 swimmers prior to the entry deadline, the online entry system will shut down. Deck entries will be accepted as space permits (only to fill empty lanes – no heats will be added). Online entries will be accepted until midnight, March 28, 2022 (relay-only swimmers may enter online through March 31, 2022). Entries after the deadline must be submitted as a deck entry at the meet and will be charged the deck entry fee. Deck entries are due by 12:15 pm on the day of the meet. Due to time constraints, swimmers are limited to four events exclusive of relays. We are limiting the 400 Individual Medley to three heats. Please remember that your age is as of 12/31/2022 for this meet per USMS rules.

RULES: Current USMS rules apply. All swimmers must be registered with USMS. Deck entrants must bring their USMS card. If you are not registered for USMS you may register online at

SEEDING: Once again we will seed all of the 50s men & women separately (slow to fast within gender). All other events will be seeded slow to fast, men & women combined. Please enter with a seed time in SHORT COURSE METERS even if it is an estimate. "No time" and deck entries will be seeded at the discretion of the meet director.


FEES: $5 per event plus a $10 meet surcharge. Relays are $8. Deck entries are $7 per event plus $10 surcharge.

AWARDS AND RESULTS: Awards for first through third place in each age group; special awards for USMS National or World Records (one per relay) and the man and woman recording the fastest time (regardless of age) in the 50 freestyle. Some special awards (1st-3rd place excluded) will be mailed post-meet. Results will be mailed out only by request. Results will be posted on 
www.pvmasters.org and unofficial results will be posted at the meet.

WORLD AND NATIONAL RECORDS:  Every year world and national records are broken at this meet. To facilitate the timing, approval and processing of those records, we ask that you notify us in advance that you will be making an attempt.  Please send the Entries Chair or the Meet Director an e-mail (addresses are at the bottom of this announcement) indicating in which event(s) you will be vying for a new record.

FINA COMPETITORS: International entries are subject to verification and may require additional documentation. Please submit a copy of your Masters Registration card/letter from your governing body to the meet director Kara Permisohn (kpermisohn@minkoff.com). Verification is required at the time of online entry. If you do not present verification, you will not be permitted to swim in the competition.

FACILITY: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver & Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (KSAC) is an indoor 50-meter, 8-lane pool with non-turbulent lane lines. Please note this facility was formerly named the Montgomery Aquatic Center. The pool will be configured in a 25-meter course* with full electronic timing. An area will be available for continuous warm down. Concessions are not sold on the premises so please plan accordingly.

*  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.

T-SHIRTS: We are selling soft cotton short-sleeve T-shirts for $15 and soft cotton long-sleeve shirts for $20 before the meet. A limited supply also will be sold at the meet for an additional cost. We will post the T-shirt design on the Albatross Open webpage,
ancientmariners.org/albatross.htm, when it is ready.

PAYMENT: Payment by credit card is required for online entry.  Cash and checks are acceptable payment methods for deck entries, T-shirts and social on the day of the meet. Your credit card will be charged by “Montgomery Ancient Mariners” for this swim meet.

LODGING:  A special meet rate of $129 per night (plus taxes) at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Rd, Bethesda, MD). This is an outstanding rate for the Washington DC metro area. Ask for the "US Masters Swimming 2022 Albatross Open" special rate, or click  HERE to make your reservation directly. 

From I-495 (Capital Beltway): Take Old Georgetown Road (Rt 187) exit North. Go approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Nicholson Lane. Turn left at next traffic light onto Executive Blvd. Take first left into the parking lot for the KSAC.
From DC: Take Wisconsin Avenue north through Bethesda. The road turns into Rockville Pike (Rt 355). Take a left on Marinelli Road (Metro stop on the corner) and continue straight into the KSAC parking lot.
From the Metro: The KSAC is one long block west from the White Flint Metro stop.

PARKING: Limited parking is available at the KSAC. Nearby street parking is available on Executive Blvd and Woodglen Drive.

Meet Director: Kara Permisohn, 301-252-3845 (kpermisohn@minkoff.com) 
Entries Chairmen: John McCaffrey 703-887-3173 (johnemccaff@gmail.com) and David Harmon 301-972-1417 (davidcharmon77@gmail.com)
No calls after 9 p.m. please.


Session 1 - Events 1-11
Warm-ups start at 12:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 100 M Fly
2 Mixed 100 M Free
3 Mixed 200 M Breast
4 Women 50 M Back
5 Men 50 M Back
6 Mixed 200 M IM
7 Women 50 M Breast
8 Men 50 M Breast
9 Mixed 200 M Free
10 Mixed 100 M Back
11 Mixed 200 M Fly
Session 2 - Events 12-28 after 10 Min Break
# Sex Event
12 Mixed 400 M Free Relay
13 Women 400 M Free Relay
14 Men 400 M Free Relay
15 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
16 Women 200 M Medley Relay
17 Men 200 M Medley Relay
18 Mixed 100 M IM
19 Mixed 200 M Back
20 Women 50 M Fly
21 Men 50 M Fly
22 Mixed 100 M Breast
23 Women 50 M Free
24 Men 50 M Free
25 Mixed 400 M IM
26 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
27 Women 200 M Free Relay
28 Men 200 M Free Relay

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ANCIENTMARINERS."

Online Registration closed on 3/28/2022.
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