1st Annual Chris Clarke Invitational

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

USMS Sanction : 166-S005

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Jul 11, 2016
12:00 AM
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
11:59 PM

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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 then 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. Now, with the blessing of his family, we continue to celebrate his life and enthusiasm for our sport by establishing the Chris Clarke Invitational Presented by Runners Forum. We are thrilled you will be competing in this inaugural event and, by doing so, honoring our friend.

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 2016 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern the conduct of this met.

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 five (5) individual events, excluding relays.

REGISTRATION:  Online registration through Club Assistant.  Swimmers may also register in person at any Runners Forum location. Entries completed in a Runners Forum store will receive $10 off the entry fee ($30 total entry fee). All entries MUST be received by 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, September 27. For assistance completing the online registration process, please contact Karen Gernert at 317-340-1001 or kgernert@indyaquaticmasters.com.

AGE GROUPS:  The swimmer's age is determined as of December 31, 2016. Age categories are 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.

ENTRY FEES:  Online entry is a $40 flat fee (maximum of 5 individual events). While relays may be deck entered, there are NO DECK ENTRIES for individual events. Swimmers may also register in person at any Runners Forum location. Entries completed in a Runners Forum store will receive $10 off the entry fee ($30 total entry fee).

EVENT DEADLINES:  Online entries close on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:59 PM EDT.  Relay entries may be deck entered. Relay cards must be turned by 8:30am on October 1.

RELAYS:  Relays may be deck entered. All relay cards must be turned by 8:30am on October 1. Please note: Swimmers may only swim once in each of the following relays: 200 Medley, 400 Free, and 800 Free. For example, a woman may not swim in Event #1 (Mixed 200 Medley Relay) and Event #2 (Women's 200 Medley Relay). She must pick one or the other.

SEEDING:   All heats will be seeded slowest to fastest.  

        8:00am         Warm-Up Starts
        8:30am         Designated Sprint Lanes Open
        8:50am         Warm-Up Ends
        9:00am         Competition Begins

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 pools 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 & AWARDS:   Individual events: 11-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.  Relays shall score double the individual event point value. Each participant will receive a commemorative card suitable for posting individual and relay results.

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

QUESTIONS:   For questions or additional information, please contact Karen Gernert at kgernert@indyaquaticmasters.com.

EVENT WEBSITE:  www.indyaquaticmasters.com

SPONSOR WEBSITE: www.runnersforum.com

MEET DIRECTORS: Mel Goldstein - goldsteinmel@sbcglobal.net  / Dean Hawks -  d23hawks@yahoo.com


Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet starts at 9:00 AM
Meet is estimated to end at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
2 Women 200 M Medley Relay
3 Men 200 M Medley Relay
4 Women 200 M Free
5 Men 200 M Free
6 Women 25 M Free
7 Men 25 M Free
8 Women 50 M Back
9 Men 50 M Back
10 Women 100 M Fly
11 Men 100 M Fly
12 Women 200 M Breast
13 Men 200 M Breast
14 Women 50 M Free
15 Men 50 M Free
16 Women 400 M IM
17 Men 400 M IM
18 Women 25 M Fly
19 Men 25 M Fly
20 Women 200 M Back
21 Men 200 M Back
22 Mixed 400 M Free Relay
23 Women 400 M Free Relay
24 Men 400 M Free Relay
25 Women 50 M Fly
26 Men 50 M Fly
27 Women 100 M Breast
28 Men 100 M Breast
29 Women 25 M Back
30 Men 25 M Back
31 Women 100 M Free
32 Men 100 M Free
33 Women 200 M IM
34 Men 200 M IM
35 Women 100 M Back
36 Men 100 M Back
37 Women 200 M Fly
38 Men 200 M Fly
39 Women 25 M Breast
40 Men 25 M Breast
41 Women 100 M IM
42 Men 100 M IM
43 Women 50 M Breast
44 Men 50 M Breast
45 Mixed 800 M Free Relay
46 Women 800 M Free Relay
47 Men 800 M Free Relay
48 Women 400 M Free
49 Men 400 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 9/27/2016.
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