2018 Chris Clarke Fall Invitational

INDY Aquatic Masters Meets

Sunday, September 30, 2018

USMS Sanction : 168-S009

INDY Aquatic Masters Meets

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Wed, Aug 15, 2018
12:00 AM
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
11:59 PM


On June 22, 2014, the swimming community mourned the loss of a great friend and competitor, Chris Clarke. Chris was participating in the 1st Annual Indy Open Water Challenge when he was pulled from the water. Words simply could not express the depth and magnitude of grief felt by his Indy Aquatic Masters teammates and his friends in the greater swimming community. Anyone who knew Chris felt his enthusiasm for life and his passion for swimming. We celebrate his life and enthusiasm for our sport through the Chris Clarke Fall Invitational presented by Runners Forum.

MEET DIRECTORS: Mel Goldstein and Dean Hawks

LOCATION:  IUPUI Natatorium, 901 West New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Parking is available in the adjacent garage.

FACILITY:  The iconic IU Natatorium is located on the campus of IUPUI and has been a fixture in the community since 1982. The IU Natatorium has hosted hundreds of state, regional, national, and international events, including 13 Olympic Trials. Having just undergone an extensive renovation, the IU Natatorium is poised to be at the forefront of high-level competitive swimming for years to come. 

POOL: The pool will be set up as one 25-meter course for competition and a 25-yard warm-up pool.  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.

RULES:  Current 2018 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern the conduct of this meet.

ELIGIBILITY:  The meet is open to anyone 18 and older. All entrants must be registered with U.S. Masters Swimming or a member of a FINA-recognized National governing body. Each swimmer is eligible to swim a maximum of six (6) individual events and two relays.

AGE GROUPS: Swimmer's age is determined as of December 31, 2018. Age categories are 18-24, 25-29, etc.

REGISTRATION: Online registrations only through Club Assistant at: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1526&smid=10868  No paper entries will be accepted. All individual entries MUST be entered online by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 21. All relay entries MUST be entered online by 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, September 25.

INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES:  Entry fees are a $45 flat fee (maximum of 6 individual events and 2 relays). There are NO DECK ENTRIES for individual events. Meet entry fees are nonrefundable.

ENTRY FEE DISCOUNT: Shop at the Runners Forum (7 locations) between August 15th and September 14th to receive a $10 discount off your individual entry fee. Scan/email your store receipt dated between August 15th and September 14th and email to info@indyaquaticmasters.com by September 14th to receive a discount code to use during checkout. You must receive the discount code and use during meet entry registration online. No refunds will be issued after meet registration has been completed.

RELAY ENTRIES:  Relays are $10 per relay and fees are due at the time of registration.  Relay entries and fees (including team designation and age group) must be entered online by Tuesday, September 25 at 11:59 PM EDT.  Swimmers may only swim once in each of the following relays: 200 Medley, 200 Free, and 400 Medley. For example, a woman may not swim in Event #5 (Women’s 400 Medley Relay) and Event #7 (Mixed 400 Medley Relay).  Relay age groups are determined by the adding together each swimmer’s age (72-99, 100-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, 240-279, 280-319, 320-359, 360-399, etc.). Each of the four members of any relay team must be registered with the same Masters club.

Once individual entries are closed, a list of team eligible swimmers will be sent to the designated team representative by Sunday, September 23. At meet check-in, relay cards will be distributed to the team representative. Relay swimmers may be updated onsite and changes must be turned in to the head table up to 30 minutes prior to the event. However, while swimmers may be updated, the age group may not be changed. Relay entry fees are nonrefundable.

EVENT DEADLINES: Online individual entries close on Friday, September 21, at 11:59 PM EDT. Relay entries close on Tuesday, September 25 at 11:59 PM EDT. Relay changes must be turned in at least 30 minutes prior to the event.

ONLINE ENTRIES:https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1526&smid=10868

EVENT SEEDING:  All heats will be seeded slowest to fastest.

DISTANCE EVENTS:  All distance events (400 free, 1500 Free, & 400 IM) MUST list entry times. The 1500 Free (Event #13) will be limited to the first 16 entries received from men and women combined. If the maximum 16 entries is reached before September 20th, another 8 spots will open to swim the 1500 at the end of meet (Event #47). The 1500 and 400 IM will be swum as mixed gender events, but scored by gender and age group.

POSITIVE CHECK-IN:  The 400 Free, 1500 Free and the 400 IM require positive check-in (in person) before 7:30 am on Sunday, September 30th. Failure to check-in before the deadline will result in being scratched from that event.  

T-SHIRTS:  Swimmers may pre-order & purchase a commemorative t-shirt for $19.99 during online entry. T-shirts need to be ordered online by Monday, September 17th. A limited supply of t-shirts will be available for sale at the meet for $25.

Mens S-3X (crew neck)
Womens XS-2X (v-neck)

MASSAGE THERAPY: A massage therapist will be available on deck from 7:00 am through the conclusion of the meet. Massage fees are $1 per minute with a maximum of 30 minutes. Sign-up sheets will be located at the massage table. Payment can be made in the form of cash or check directly to the massage therapist.

WARM-UP PROCEDURES: Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious and controlled manner. No diving or backstroke starts will be allowed, except in designated sprint lanes. One or two lanes shall be designated as one-way sprint lanes during the pre-meet warm-up sessions in the competition pool only. Any swimmer who acts in an unsporting or unsafe manner within the swimming venue may be considered for appropriate action or penalty by the referee (Rule 102.15.3). Pull-buoys, kick boards, fins, and hand paddles are not allowed in competition or warm-up pools.

SCORING: Individual events: 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.  Relays score double the individual event point value.

RESULTS:  Will be posted on both the Indy Aquatic Masters website and the GRIN website.

            7:00am            Warm-Up Starts
            7:30am            Designated Sprint Lanes Open
            7:50am            Warm-Up Ends
            8:00am            Competition Begins
            ** Please note that the meet will continue at the conclusion of the distance events. There will be no additional warm-up period as the warm-up pool will be open throughout the distance races.

QUESTIONS:  For questions or additional information, please contact Michelle Harter at info@indyaquaticmasters.com.

** Please note that Event #13 Mixed 1500 free is limited to the first 16 entries of men and women combined. If the event reaches the maximum 16 entries before September 20th, another 8 spots will be open for a third heat of the 1500 to be swum at the end of the meet (Event #47).

Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Women 400 M Free
2 Men 400 M Free
3 Women 200 M IM
4 Men 200 M IM
5 Women 400 M Medley Relay
6 Men 400 M Medley Relay
7 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay
9 Women 50 M Free
10 Men 50 M Free
11 Women 100 M Fly
12 Men 100 M Fly
13 Mixed 1500 M Free
15 Women 200 M Breast
16 Men 200 M Breast
17 Women 50 M Back
18 Men 50 M Back
19 Women 200 M Fly
20 Men 200 M Fly
21 Women 50 M Breast
22 Men 50 M Breast
23 Mixed 400 M IM
25 Women 200 M Free Relay
26 Men 200 M Free Relay
27 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
29 Women 100 M IM
30 Men 100 M IM
31 Women 200 M Free
32 Men 200 M Free
33 Women 50 M Fly
34 Men 50 M Fly
35 Women 100 M Back
36 Men 100 M Back
37 Women 100 M Breast
38 Men 100 M Breast
39 Women 100 M Free
40 Men 100 M Free
41 Women 200 M Back
42 Men 200 M Back
43 Women 200 M Medley Relay
44 Men 200 M Medley Relay
45 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
47 Mixed 1500 M Free

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "Indy Aquatic Masters Inc.."

Online Registration closed on 9/21/2018.
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