Hosted by: Patriot Masters - GMUP
George Mason University Aquatic and Fitness Center, Fairfax, Virginia
Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, INC. # 100-01
Welcome to the 2010 Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championship meet.
The swimming facility will be configured as two separate 8-lane competition courses, women in one course and men in the other, with both courses displayed on the scoreboard. The all deep-water lanes, overflow gutters and non-turbulent lane lines should allow for some very fast swimming! A separate 6-lane 25-yard pool will be available for continuous warm-up/cool-down throughout the meet.
ENTRIES: Online entries are preferred. Online entry deadline is 11pm Monday April 12, 2010. The postmark deadline is Friday April 9, 2010. Competitors may enter up to 5 individual events per day, plus relays. The meet is open to all Masters Swimmers holding a valid 2010 USMS
registration card (verified in online registration). A COPY OF THIS CARD MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR MAILED ENTRY! Age is determined by a swimmer’s age on April 25, 2010. 2010 USMS rules and regulations apply.
Click here for Entry Form to mail in entries.
Meet Surcharge (required) $20. Per Event Fee $5.
SEEDING: Events will be seeded slowest to fastest. Women will swim in the shallow end on Saturday and the deep end on Sunday. Men will swim in the deep end on Saturday and the shallow end on Sunday. The 1000 and 1650 free will be seeded fastest to slowest, men and women combined.
RELAYS: Relay Deck Entries will be accepted BEFORE 10am Saturday and Sunday, or Friday night, or they may be mailed in with your meet entry. Relay Entry Forms are available at www.patriotmasters.org.
DISTANCE EVENTS: You must check in Friday night BEFORE 5:30pm for the distance events or you will be scratched. Choose either the 1000 free or the 1650, not both. The fastest heat of 1000 free will start at 6pm in the shallow end. The 1650 free is limited to the first 48 entries received and the fastest heat will start at 6pm in the deep end. Please ask a friend to count for you in the distance freestyle races.
PSYCH SHEETS: Psych sheets and rosters will be available on our website www.patriotmasters.org before the meet.
AWARDS: Medals will be awarded to the first three places in each age group, and to each member of a winning relay. Special Championship awards to the highest scoring team in three divisions: Large, Medium and Small Team. Individual events are scored 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, relays 18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2.
RESULTS: Available on-line at www.patriotmasters.org and www.colonieszone.org. Results will be submitted for Top-Ten recognition. Swimmers who are registered with USA-Swimming and want their times entered into the USA-Swimming SWIMS database should contact the meet director before the meet.
DIRECTIONS: To George Mason University Aquatic and Fitness Center:
· From the West: Take I66 east to Route 123 (exit 60), south on Route 123 for 2.7 miles to
Braddock Rd, left on Braddock, left on Sideburn, park in Lot C.
· From the South: Take I95 north to exit 160, north on Route 123 for 14.5 miles to Braddock Rd,
right on Braddock, left on Sideburn, park in Lot C.
· From the North: Take I95 south to the Capitol Beltway (495), 495 west to Braddock Rd (exit
54), Braddock Rd west 5 miles to Sideburn, right on Sideburn, park in Lot C.
POOL ENTRANCE: The GMU aquatic & fitness center has requested that all swimmers enter thru the side door (closest to Parking Lot C) not the front entrance where you've entered in years past. If you do get dropped off at the front entrance walk down the outside stairs to the side door. Thank you. There will be signs directing you to the correct door.
Candlewood Suites - 703-359-4490 (3 miles from the pool)
Courtyard Fairfax Fair Oaks - 703-273-6161 (3 miles from the pool)
Holiday Inn Express - 703-359-2888 (2 miles from the pool). George Mason University swim meet rate of $79 includes complimentary breakfast.
Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks - 703-352-2525 (4 miles from the pool)
Springhill Suites Fairfax Fair Oaks - 703-691-7880 (3 miles from the pool)
QUESTIONS: Meet Director: Cheryl Ward (703) 425-1609 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
WOMEN / MEN
Event # Event Name
Friday April 23, 2010 (Warm-up at 5 pm – Meet Start at 6 pm)
1 1000 Free
3 1650 Free
Saturday April 24, 2010 (Warm-up at 9 am – Meet Start at 10 am)
5 / 6 100 Free
7 / 8 200 Back
9 400 Mixed Free Relay (use relay form)
11 200 Mixed Medley Relay (use relay form)
13 / 14 50 Breast
15 / 16 200 IM
17 / 18 500 Free
19 / 20 100 Fly
21 / 22 200 Breast
23 / 24 50 Back
25 / 26 800 Free Relay (use relay form)
27 / 28 400 Medley Relay (use relay form)
29 / 30 200 Free Relay (use relay form)
Sunday April 25, 2010 (Warm-up at 9 am – Meet Start at 10 am)
31 / 32 200 Free
33 / 34 100 IM
35 800 Mixed Free Relay (use relay form)
37 400 Mixed Medley Relay (use relay form)
39 200 Mixed Free Relay (use relay form)
41 / 42 50 Fly
43 / 44 100 Breast
45 / 46 400 IM
47 / 48 100 Back
49 / 50 200 Fly
51 / 52 50 Free
53 / 54 400 Free Relay (use relay form)
55 / 56 200 Medley Relay (use relay form)