2014 Albatross Open (SCM)

Albatross Open

Saturday, March 15, 2014

USMS Sanction : 104-S004

Montgomery Ancient Mariners

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Individual Registration Sat, Jan 18, 2014
12:00 AM
Fri, Mar 7, 2014
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Sat, Jan 18, 2014
12:00 AM
Fri, Mar 7, 2014
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Wed, Jan 22, 2014
08:00 AM
Fri, Mar 14, 2014
05:00 PM
Relay Online Registration closed at 5:00 PM on Fri, Mar 14, 2014.

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Eunice Kennedy Shriver & Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center (formerly the MAC)
5900 Executive Blvd., North Bethesda, MD
WARM-UPS: 2:00-2:45 P.M. MEET: 3:00-7:45 P.M.
Hosted by the Montgomery Ancient Mariners
Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc. 104-S004

Sanctioned by Potomac Valley Swimming for USA Swimming PVO-14-221 (observer status) 

On Saturday afternoon, March 15, 2014, it will be the Tyme of the Ancyent Mariners’ Albatross Open. We 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 been set at this meet!

ENTRIES: Entries are limited to the first 200 individuals. If we reach 200 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 on Friday, March 7, 2014. 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 2:15 on the day of the meet. Due to time constraints, swimmers are limited to four events exclusive of relays. We are limiting the 400 Freestyle to three heats (24 entries). Please remember that your age is as of 12/31/2014 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 www.usms.org/reg/

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.

RELAYS: New this year we have changed the placement of some of the relays. We will again be offering an unofficial 2x50 mixed sex relay. We will offer a special award at the meet social to the Fastest Couple on the Water. There will only be one heat - entries for this will be on a first come basis and are due by 4pm. The deadline for the 400 Free and 200 Medley relays also will be 4pm and the deadline for the 400 Medley and 200 Free relays will be 6pm.

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 places; 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 will be presented at the post-meet party, including a high point award to the top club to score the most points. Results will only be mailed out by request. Results will be posted on www.ancientmariners.org .

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 warmdown. 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 for USMS Top 10 and records will be subject to verification of bulkhead placement.

POST-MEET PARTY: A fully catered dinner including dessert and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be held near the pool at a cost of only $20. A limited number of tickets will be available at the meet for $22.

LODGING: A special meet rate of $89 per night (plus taxes) is available at the Marriott directly across the street from the pool. This is an outstanding rate for the Washington, D.C., area. You may call 800-266-9432 and ask for the "US Masters Swimming 2014 Albatross Open" special rate, or click on this link 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.

Warm-ups start at 2:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 3:00 PM

1) Mixed 100 Butterfly
2) Mixed 100 Freestyle
3) Mixed 200 Breaststroke
4) Women 50 Backstroke
5) Men 50 Backstroke
6) Mixed 200 IM
7) Women 50 Breaststroke
8) Men 50 Breaststroke
9) Mixed 200 Freestyle
10) Mixed 100 Backstroke
11) Mixed 200 Butterfly
** 10 Minute Break **
12) Mixed 2x50 Couples Relay (unsanctioned)
13-15) Mixed/Women/Men 400 Freestyle Relay
16-18) Mixed/Women/Men 200 Medley Relay

19) Mixed 100 IM
20) Mixed 200 Backstroke
21) Women 50 Butterfly
22) Men 50 Butterfly
23) Mixed 100 Breaststroke
24) Women 50 Freestyle
25) Men 50 Freestyle
26) Mixed 400 Freestyle (limited to first 24 entries)

28-30) Mixed/Women/Men 400 Medley Relay
31-33) Mixed/Women/Men 200 Freestyle Relay

* There is no event 27 - event 27 will be the 400 IM next year

Meet Director: Cathy Gainor 410-303-7402 (cathygainor@yahoo.com)
Entries Chair: Dave Harmon 301-972-1417 (davidcharmon77@gmail.com)
No calls after 9pm please.

Warm-ups start at 2:00 PM
Meet starts at 3:00 PM
Meet is estimated to end at 8:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed (max 32 entries) 100 M Fly
2 Mixed (max 88 entries) 100 M Free
3 Mixed (max 24 entries) 200 M Breast
4 Women (max 24 entries) 50 M Back
5 Men (max 40 entries) 50 M Back
6 Mixed (max 32 entries) 200 M IM
7 Women (max 16 entries) 50 M Breast
8 Men (max 40 entries) 50 M Breast
9 Mixed (max 56 entries) 200 M Free
10 Mixed (max 32 entries) 100 M Back
11 Mixed (max 16 entries) 200 M Fly
12 Mixed "Couples" 100 M Free Relay
13 Mixed 400 M Free Relay
14 Women 400 M Free Relay
15 Men 400 M Free Relay
16 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
17 Women 200 M Medley Relay
18 Men 200 M Medley Relay
19 Mixed (max 64 entries) 100 M IM
20 Mixed (max 24 entries) 200 M Back
21 Women (max 24 entries) 50 M Fly
22 Men (max 32 entries) 50 M Fly
23 Mixed (max 40 entries) 100 M Breast
24 Women (max 32 entries) 50 M Free
25 Men (max 48 entries) 50 M Free
26 Mixed (max 24 entries) 400 M Free
28 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay
29 Women 400 M Medley Relay
30 Men 400 M Medley Relay
31 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
32 Women 200 M Free Relay
33 Men 200 M Free Relay

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Online Registration closed on 3/7/2014.
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