2023 Albatross Open (SCM)

Albatross Open

Saturday, March 18, 2023

USMS Sanction : 103-S001

Montgomery Ancient Mariners

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Individual Registration Wed, Jan 18, 2023
12:00 AM
Sun, Mar 12, 2023
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Mon, Mar 13, 2023
12:00 AM
Wed, Mar 15, 2023
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Mon, Mar 13, 2023
12:00 AM
Wed, Mar 15, 2023
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 240 entrants.
Currently there are 217 entrants.

Relay Team Online Registration closed at 11:59 PM on Wed, Mar 15, 2023.

                                                                Eunice Kennedy Shriver & Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center
                                                                       5900 Executive Blvd., North Bethesda, MD

                                                                    WARM-UPS: 12:00-12:45 P.M. MEET: 1:00-7:00 P.M.

                                                                       Hosted by the Montgomery Ancient Mariners

Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc. USMS Sanction: 
Saturday, March 18, 2023 -- will be the Montgomery Ancient Mariners’ Albatross Open. ANCM will host the meet in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver & Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center. 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 is required to follow state and local laws. 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 11:59 p.m. on March 12 (Online entries for relays and relay-only swimmers will be accepted from 12 a.m. on March 13 until 11:59 p.m. on March 15.). 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 M Freestyle to three heats. Please remember that your age is as of 12/31/2023 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 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: $6 per event plus a $11 meet surcharge. Relays are $10. Deck entries are $8 per event plus $11 surcharge.

AWARDS AND RESULTS: Awards for first through third place in each age group must be picked up at the meet; 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. 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 complies and is on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1.  However, as a bulkhead course, the pool is subject to length confirmation on the day of the meet. 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 $18 and soft cotton long-sleeve shirts for $23 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 and T-shirts on the day of the meet.

A special meet rate of $135 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 2023 Albatross Open" special rate, or just click on the Marriott logo or 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 Chairman: John McCaffrey 703-887-3173 (johnemccaff@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 Psych
Heats Heat
1 Mixed 100 M Fly Psych 4 Heats Results
2 Mixed 100 M Free Psych 11 Heats Results
3 Mixed 200 M Breast Psych 4 Heats Results
4 Women 50 M Back Psych 4 Heats Results
5 Men 50 M Back Psych 3 Heats Results
6 Mixed 200 M IM Psych 4 Heats Results
7 Women 50 M Breast Psych 4 Heats Results
8 Men 50 M Breast Psych 4 Heats Results
9 Mixed 200 M Free Psych 6 Heats Results
10 Mixed 100 M Back Psych 5 Heats Results
11 Mixed 200 M Fly Psych 2 Heats Results
Session 2 - Events 12-28 after 10 Min Break
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
12 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
13 Women 400 M Medley Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
14 Men 400 M Medley Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
15 Mixed 200 M Free Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
16 Women 200 M Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
17 Men 200 M Free Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
18 Mixed 100 M IM Psych 8 Heats Results
19 Mixed 200 M Back Psych 3 Heats Results
20 Women 50 M Fly Psych 3 Heats Results
21 Men 50 M Fly Psych 4 Heats Results
22 Mixed 100 M Breast Psych 5 Heats Results
23 Women 50 M Free Psych 5 Heats Results
24 Men 50 M Free Psych 7 Heats Results
25 Mixed 400 M Free Psych 3 Heats Results
26 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
27 Women 200 M Medley Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
28 Men 200 M Medley Relay Psych 1 Heats Results

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

Online Registration closed on 3/12/2023.
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