2019 Rinconada Masters Spring Short Course Meet

Palo Alto Masters

Saturday, March 16, 2019

USMS Sanction : 389-S008

Palo Alto Masters

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Feb 18, 2019
01:00 PM
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
11:59 PM

Sanctioned by Pacific Masters Swimming Inc. for USMS Inc.  

Location: Rinconada Pool. Embarcadero and Newell Road. Palo Alto.

HWY 101 exit Embarcadero west to Newell. Park on Embarcadero Rd. or turn right on Newell. From 280, exit Page Mill east. Page Mill becomes Oregon Expwy east of El Camino Real. Turn north (left) on Middlefield, east (right) on Embarcadero to Newell.

Facility: 14 lane x 25 yd pool (8 competition, 5 warm-up /down, 1 buffer). The primary timing system will be semiautomatic timing with two buttons and times can be submitted for USMS Top 10.  Times cannot be submitted for USMS records. Note: Timing system is push button only with no pads. 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. Snack Bar available.

Time: Warm-up 7:30am - 8:45 am. Meet starts at 9:00 am.

Check In: Swimmers in events #1-2 must check in before 8:30 am. All others must check in at least 30 minutes before the estimated start of their event. 

Entries: Swimmers may swim up to 5 individual events. Note: All swimmers must be registered (number on file) with USMS to enter this meet.

Option 1 – Online Entry (No Refunds) – Due by 11:59 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Enter online on Club Assistant to receive immediate confirmation of acceptance via email. The “billing information” email must be brought to the meet as proof of entry.  Online entry requires payment by credit card using our secure site. The cost to enter this meet is a surcharge of $10.00 per swimmer and $6.00 per individual event entered. Please note that the online processing fee of $1.50 plus 5% is included in these fees. Your credit card will be charged by “ClubAssistant.com Event Billing” for this meet. Online Meet Entry is in no way required of swimmers.

Option 2 – Mail In Entry (No Refunds) Due by Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (or postmarked by March 8, 2019).  You must use the consolidated entry form on the Pacific Master Swimming website or request an entry form from Shawn Sasse (see below). The cost to enter this meet is a surcharge of $10.00 per swimmer and $6.00 per individual event. Mail entry and check payable to Rinconada Masters along with a copy of your 2019 USMS registration card to:

Rinconada Masters
c/o Carol Macpherson
3806 Magnolia
Palo Alto, CA  94306

Option  3 – Deck Entry (No Refunds) – Note: No deck entries for the 1000 Free. The cost to deck enter this meet is a surcharge of  $12.00 per swimmer and $6.00 per event. Bring a copy of your 2019 USMS registration.

Awards: Ribbons 1st through 6th in each age group. 

Meet Directors:  Carol Macpherson (tel. 650.799.9847)/Jim Shaw (tel. 650.464.4147)

Referee: Peter Guadagni

Events: Odd numbered events are Women; even are Men. Heats are seeded slowest to fastest.

Events 1 and 2  1000 yd Free
   Note: Event #3 will not start before 11 a.m.
Events 3 and 4  200 yd Breast 
Events 5 and 6  50  yd Free Novice *
Events 7 and 8  50  yd Free                                                
Events 9 and 10  100 yd Fly                                                   
Events 11 and 12  100 yd Back 
Events 13 and 14  200 yd Free                                              
Events 15 and 16  50  yd Back Novice *
Events 17 and 18  200 yd IM
Events 19 and 20  100 yd Breast
Events 21 and 22  50  yd Fly
Events 23 and 24  400 yd IM
Events 25 and 26  100 yd Free  
Special-event  1650 yd Fly ** (Borboleta)

* Novices are those with no prior competitive masters experience.

** 1650 yd Fly: Special-Event records for the Borboleta are kept. Entry is free. Email entry to RinconadaMastersSwimMeet@gmail.com, or, deck enter. There will be only one heat of 14 lanes, filled in order of registration. Bring your own counter and timer. Watches will be provided. Event must be completed within 45 minutes.

Special thanks to Menlo Masters for their support.

Session 1 - 1000 Free
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Women 1000 Y Free
2 Men 1000 Y Free
Session 2 - Events 3-26
Warm-ups start at 10:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 11:00 AM
# Sex Event
3 Women 200 Y Breast
4 Men 200 Y Breast
5 Women Novice 50 Y Free
6 Men Novice 50 Y Free
7 Women 50 Y Free
8 Men 50 Y Free
9 Women 100 Y Fly
10 Men 100 Y Fly
11 Women 100 Y Back
12 Men 100 Y Back
13 Women 200 Y Free
14 Men 200 Y Free
15 Women Novice 50 Y Back
16 Men Novice 50 Y Back
17 Women 200 Y IM
18 Men 200 Y IM
19 Women 100 Y Breast
20 Men 100 Y Breast
21 Women 50 Y Fly
22 Men 50 Y Fly
23 Women 400 Y IM
24 Men 400 Y IM
25 Women 100 Y Free
26 Men 100 Y Free

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

Online Registration closed on 3/13/2019.
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