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2017 Colonies Zone SCY Championship

Friday, April 7 - Sunday, April 9, 2017

USMS Sanction: 107-S002

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It is now 1:44 PM ET on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
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Swimmer Registration Sat, February 25, 2017 08:00 AM ET Fri, March 31, 2017 11:59 PM ET
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Hosted by: George Mason University Swimming & Diving
George Mason University Aquatic and Fitness Center, Fairfax, Virginia

Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, INC. #107-S002

Welcome to the 2017 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.

Online entries will close Friday, March 31. Competitors may enter up to 5 individual events per day, plus relays.  The meet is open to all Masters Swimmers holding a valid 2017 USMS registration card.  Your membership to USMS will be verified in online meet entry. Age is determined by a swimmer’s age on April 9, 2017. 2017 USMS rules and regulations apply.

Meet surcharge (required) $25. Individual event fee $5 each.

Saturday and Sunday 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. Friday night events will be seeded fastest to slowest, men and women combined.  

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/Colonies.April.2017.Relay.pdf.

You must check in Friday BEFORE 3:30pm 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 112 entries received and will be swum in the deep end. The 1650 is limited to the first 72 entries received and will be swum in the shallow end. Please ask a friend to count for you in the distance freestyle races. Swimmers entering the 1000 free and 1650 free must enter using a provable time. It can be done in practice and signed off by a coach or come from the USMS meet results database.

Psych sheets and rosters will be available on our meet website www.patriotmasters.org/ColoniesZone2017.htm before the meet.
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.

Available on-line at www.patriotmasters.org/ColoniesZone2017.htm and www.colonieszone.org. 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. 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. In the deep end, the length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1.

If you are using Google Maps, Nottoway River Ln, Fairfax VA will get you to the correct parking lot.

  • From the West: Take I-66 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 I-95 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 I-95 south to the Capitol Beltway (495), 495 west to Braddock Rd (exit 54), Braddock Rd west 6 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). This door will open at 2:30pm 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.


  • Courtyard Fairfax Fair Oaks - 703-273-6161 (3 miles from the pool). A special meet rate of $99 is available for King and Queen/Queen rooms until March 17 and includes a hot breakfast buffet. Call 703-273-6161and ask for the George Mason University room block.
  • Holiday Inn Express - 703-359-2888 (2 miles from the pool)
  • Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks - 703-352-2525 (4 miles from the pool). A special meet rate of $99 is available for King rooms until March 10. Call 703-352-2525 and ask for the "Colonies Zone Championship group rate".
  • Springhill Suites Fairfax Fair Oaks - 703-691-7880 (3 miles from the pool).

Meet Director:  Cheryl Ward   (571) 214-5394   e-mail cherylaward@yahoo.com

Friday, April 7, 2017 - Session 1 - Events 1-3
Warm-ups start at 3:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 4:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1000 Y Free
3 Mixed 1650 Y Free

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Session 2 - Events 5-30
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
5 Women 100 Y Free
6 Men 100 Y Free
7 Women 200 Y Fly
8 Men 200 Y Fly
9 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
11 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
13 Women 50 Y Breast
14 Men 50 Y Breast
15 Women 200 Y IM
16 Men 200 Y IM
17 Women 500 Y Free
18 Men 500 Y Free
19 Women 100 Y Back
20 Men 100 Y Back
21 Women 200 Y Breast
22 Men 200 Y Breast
23 Women 50 Y Fly
24 Men 50 Y Fly
25 Women 800 Y Free Relay
26 Men 800 Y Free Relay
27 Women 400 Y Medley Relay
28 Men 400 Y Medley Relay
29 Women 200 Y Free Relay
30 Men 200 Y Free Relay

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - Session 3 - Events 31-56
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
31 Women 200 Y Free
32 Men 200 Y Free
33 Women 100 Y IM
34 Men 100 Y IM
35 Mixed 800 Y Free Relay
37 Mixed 400 Y Medley Relay
39 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
41 Women 50 Y Back
42 Men 50 Y Back
43 Women 100 Y Breast
44 Men 100 Y Breast
45 Women 400 Y IM
46 Men 400 Y IM
47 Women 50 Y Free
48 Men 50 Y Free
49 Women 200 Y Back
50 Men 200 Y Back
51 Women 100 Y Fly
52 Men 100 Y Fly
53 Women 400 Y Free Relay
54 Men 400 Y Free Relay
55 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
56 Men 200 Y Medley Relay

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