CANCELLED: 2020 Palo Alto/Menlo Masters Spring Short Course Meet

Palo Alto Masters

Saturday, March 14, 2020

USMS Sanction : 380-S009

Palo Alto Masters

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Swimmer Registration Thu, Feb 6, 2020
11:00 AM
Sun, Mar 8, 2020
11:59 PM


We regretfully need to cancel the swim meet scheduled for March 14.  The City of Palo Alto is following the social distancing guidelines set forth to inhibit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Large gatherings where 6 feet between individuals cannot be ensured are cancelled. Refunds to participants will be processed within 5 days.
We look forward to hosting the meet in 2021 and wish good health and well being to all.

Palo Alto/Menlo Masters Spring Meet

2020 Spring Short Course Meet presented by Palo Alto and Menlo Masters
Saturday March 14, 2020

Start Time: Warm-up 7:30-8:45am, Meet Start 9:00am
Check-In:  Required for all events
Deck Entries:  None

Sanctioned by the Pacific Masters for USMS, Inc. Sanction #380-S009

LOCATION: Rinconada Pool, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

DIRECTIONS: HWY 101 exit Embarcadero west to Newell. Park on Embarcadero Road or turn right on Newell and park by tennis courts or in neighborhoods.  From 280 exit Page Mill east. Page Mill becomes Oregon Expwy east if El Camino Real. Turn north (left) on Middlefield, east (right) on Embarcadero to Newell.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: Parking is available along the backside of the pool by The Magic Forest and tennis courts and on the neighborhood streets.

FACILITY: 14 lane x 25 yard pool (8 competition, 5 warm-up/down, 1 buffer). The primary timing system will be semi-automatic timing with 2 buttons and times can be submitted for USMS top 10.  Times cannot be submitted for USMS records. Pacific Masters requirements for records and Top 10 consideration are the same as those for USMS.  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 106.2.1. 

TIME: Saturday, March 14, 2020:  Warm-up 7:30-8:45am, Meet Start 9:00am (Event #3 not before 11:00am)

RULES & ELIGIBILITY: Current USMS rules will govern the meet. All participants must be age 18 or older as of the last day of the meet and be currently registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming.  Foreign swimmers must provide proof of current membership in their country’s Masters Swimming governing body.

ENTRY LIMITS: Swimmers are limited to five events (not including 1650 Fly). The 1000 Free is limited to 5 total heats.

ONLINE ENTRIES (No Refunds) - Due by 11:59 pm, Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Enter at 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 the meet is a surcharge of $20.00 per swimmer and $5.00 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 “Club Event Billing” for this meet. 

CHECK-IN: Swimmers in combined/male-female event #1-2/1000 Free must check in before 8:30am. Check in begins at 7:30am. Check-in for all other events opens at 7:30am and will close 60 minutes before the estimated start of the first heat of the event, but no earlier than 10:30am.  Swimmers who do not check in will not be allowed to swim. 

SEEDING: Deck seeded fast to slow.  1000 Free heats will be run as combined male/female.  

AWARDS: Ribbons 1st through 4th in each age group.

HOSPITALITY: Snack Bar available.

MEET DIRECTORS: Steve Hurko ( and Tim Sheeper (

REFEREE: Mike Abegg

EVENTS: Odd numbered events are Women; even are Men. 

Events 1 and 2 1000 yd Free (male/female combined heats)
      Note: Event #3 will not start before 11:00am
Events 3 and 4            200 yd Breast
Events 5 and 6            50 yd Free
Events 7 and 8            100 yd Fly
Events 9 and 10          50 yd Back
Events 11 and 12        200 yd Free
Events 13 and 14        100 yd Breast
Events 15 and 16        50 yd Fly
Events 17 and 18        200 yd IM
Events 19 and 20        100 yd Back
Events 21 and 22        50 yd Breast
Events 23 and 24        400 yd IM
Events 25 and 26        100 yd Free
Special Event              1650 yd Fly***

** 1650 yd Fly: Special Event. Entry is free. Email entry to 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.

Session 1 - 1000 Free
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed Men/Women combined heats 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 50 Y Free
6 Men 50 Y Free
7 Women 100 Y Fly
8 Men 100 Y Fly
9 Women 50 Y Back
10 Men 50 Y Back
11 Women 200 Y Free
12 Men 200 Y Free
13 Women 100 Y Breast
14 Men 100 Y Breast
15 Women 50 Y Fly
16 Men 50 Y Fly
17 Women 200 Y IM
18 Men 200 Y IM
19 Women 100 Y Back
20 Men 100 Y Back
21 Women 50 Y Breast
22 Men 50 Y Breast
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 " Events."

Online Registration closed on 3/8/2020.
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