Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15, 2012
USMS Sanction: 102-03
Swim Meet Registration
|Swimmer Registration||Wed, February 1, 2012 12:01 AM ET||Wed, April 11, 2012 08:00 PM ET|
Hosted by: George Mason University Swimming & Diving
George Mason University Aquatic and Fitness Center, Fairfax, Virginia
Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, INC. # 102-03
Welcome to the 2012 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 Tuesday April 10. Paper entries must be postmarked by Friday March 30. Competitors may enter up to 5 individual events per day, plus relays. $20 meet surcharge + $5 per event. The meet is open to all Masters Swimmers holding a valid 2012 USMS registration card. A COPY OF THIS CARD MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR MAILED ENTRY! Age is determined by a swimmer’s age on April 15, 2012. 2012 USMS rules and regulations apply.
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 10:00 AM 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/ColoniesZone2012.htm
DISTANCE EVENTS: You must check in Friday night BEFORE 5:30 PM for the 1000/1650 or you will be scratched. Choose either the 1000 free or the 1650, not both. The 1000 is limited to the first 80 entries received and will be swum in the shallow end. The 1650 is limited to the first 48 entries received and will be swum 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 meet website www.patriotmasters.org/ColoniesZone2012.htm 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/ColoniesZone2012.htm 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.
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.
-If parking Lot C is full you can park in Lot A as well. The circus is in town but as long as you arrive before their performances (Friday 7:30pm and Saturday 11:30am) you should have no problems finding parking in Lot C or A.
POOL ENTRANCE: The GMU Aquatic & Fitness Center has requested that all swimmers enter thru the side door (closest to Parking Lot C). This door will open at 4:30pm on Friday and 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday. If you get dropped off at the front entrance, walk down the outside stairs to the side door. Also the pool has a "No deck chair" policy.
WIRELESS ACCESS: We will have wireless access at the pool during the meet.
Mason Inn - 703-865-5705 (on campus)
Courtyard Fairfax Fair Oaks - 703-273-6161 (3 miles from the pool)
Holiday Inn Express - 703-359-2888 (2 miles from the pool)
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
Friday April 13, 2012 (Warm-up at 5:00 PM – Meet Start at 6:00 PM)
1 1000 Free (80 person limit)
3 1650 Free (48 person limit)
Saturday April 14, 2012 (Warm-up at 9:00 AM – Meet Start at 10:00 AM)
5/6 100 Free
7/8 200 Fly
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 Back
21/22 200 Breast
23/24 50 Fly
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 15, 2012 (Warm-up at 9:00 AM – Meet Start at 10:00 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 Back
43/44 100 Breast
45/46 400 IM
47/48 50 Free
49/50 200 Back
51/52 100 Fly
53/54 400 Free Relay (use relay form)
55/56 200 Medley Relay (use relay form)
Friday, April 13, 2012 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 5:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - Session 2
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
Sunday, April 15, 2012 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
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