99th Annual Senior Seattle Open


Thursday, July 12 - Saturday, July 14, 2018

USMS Sanction : 368-S007


Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Individual Registration Thu, May 10, 2018
12:00 AM
Sun, Jul 1, 2018
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Thu, May 10, 2018
12:00 AM
Sun, Jul 1, 2018
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Mon, Jul 2, 2018
09:00 AM
Wed, Jul 4, 2018
11:59 PM
Relay Online Registration closed at 11:59 PM on Wed, Jul 4, 2018.

Dual Sanctioned by PNS for USA Swimming #1807-SP04 and PNA for USMS #368-S007 

LOCATION:  Colman Pool -     Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, Washington     206 684 7494

PARKING:   Parking:  Cascade encourages all attendees to carpool.  Parking is extremely tight.  Please be aware that the South Lincoln Park lot is a 4-hour lot.  Do not disobey signs if parking on Fauntleroy or on residential streets; SPD tickets and tows.  Handicapped persons may arrange special access to the pool through the Meet Director.

FACILITY:  Outdoor, 50 meter, 8-lane competitive pool.Starting end 12.5 feet deep; turning end 3.5 feet deep
  • 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  Times will not be eligible for Masters World Records, FINA Top Ten, USMS Records (105.3.5), nor USMS Top Ten (105.2.4)
  • No warm-up pool available.  10 minute warm-up/warm-down breaks between events are planned throughout the meet. 
  • At the discretion of the Meet Referee, the number and length of warm-up sessions may be increased as needed.
  • 400 spectator seats on deck.  Ample additional space in adjacent park.
  • Colorado timing system; scoreboard w/8-lane readout
TIMES:  Meet Warm-up:  10AM  Competition Starts:  11AM

MEET DIRECTOR:  Rene Folk  rjdv27@comcast.net   206-781-8497   
MEET REFEREE:  David Guffey  dguffey10@comcast.net

CONCESSIONS:  Available all day--pancake breakfast, Yakisoba lunch

Green boxed items are called out because they are of interest to USMS swimmers as this meet will follow USA Swimming rules for competiton.
  • Current PNS and USA Swimming rules govern throughout the meet, including warm-ups.
  • In addition, USMS swimmers are subject to USMS articles 102.1 (eligibility), 102.2 (age determining date), 102.3 (age groups), 102.5 (events), 102.6 (event limit), 102.7 (entries), 102.9 (relays), 102.11 (change of program and postponement), and 102.14 (protests).   USMS members ages will be corrected, post meet, to comply with 102.2.2
  • Relays:  Coaches are asked to give completed relay slips to Clerk of Course by the announced deadline.   Swimmers must take the lane copy with them to give to the Head Lane Timer in their lane to verify the order of swimmers participating.  The meet host reserves the right to delete relay events due to projected timeline constraints, in which case relay entry fees will be refunded to participating teams.
  • All individual events 200m and longer will be deck-seeded, requiring a positive check-in with the Clerk of Course in order to swim.    Swimmers not checking in will be scratched without penalty.
  • Events 400M or shorter will be seeded and swum slowest to fastest in event number order.
  • Events 800M or longer will be seeded and swum fastest to slowest, alternating men and women Swimmers must provide own timers and counter, if desired; lanes with no timer go unprotected.


  • All swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming, USMS or other foreign registered Masters swimmer
  • The individual event qualifying time standards are waived for all swimmers age 15&O.   Those swimmers may enter any event as "NT" (no time).
  • All entry times must be LCM (long course meters).  USMS swimmers may enter estimated LCM times if necessary.  NT is allowed.
  • Open competition.Open to all 2017 USMS registered swimmers 18 and above as of 07/12/2018.  Age groups for USMS LCM Top 10 based on the swimmer’s age as of 12/31/2018.  18-24, 25-29… and up in 5-yr increments
  • Each swimmer may enter up to four (4) individual events per day plus relays.  Entries exceeding this limit will be scratched without notification, and entry fees for entry count limitation scratches will not be refunded.
  • Deck entries for individual events will be allowed in open lanes only at the discretion of the Meet Referee.  Deck entry individual swims are not eligible for any awards or team points.  Deck entry fees must be paid prior to the swim
  • USMS swimmers must already be entered in meet in order to deck enter.
  • All USMS registration numbers will be verified with the USMS database.USMS swimmers must enter with their Club (i.e. PSM) or Unattached.  No workout groups accepted
  • Individual entry deadline:  Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:59pm
  • Deck entered swimmers who are not already in the meet are required to show proof of appropriate athlete registration and, if USA Swimming, complete a PNS Deck Entry Registration at the Clerk of Course in order to enter.
  • Relay team entry deadline:  Wednesday, July 4, 2018 11:59pm (Relay entries open July 2, 2018 9am)
  • Surcharge:      $15.00
  • Deck Entry Surcharge:  $30.00 (swimmer not previously in meet)
  • Individual Event:  $6.00
  • Relays:  $12.00
  • No refunds or credits will be given for events entered but not swum; no event swapping.
  • All fees must accompany entries.


  • Individual events:  9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 for men’s and women’s high point.
  • Relay events:  no awards or scoring.
  • No team scores or awards.
  • Circle swim counter-clockwise only.
  • Last half hour of each warm-up period:
  • Lanes 1 & 8 – pace lanes, no diving
  • Lanes 2 & 7 – sprint lanes, dive starts, return in lanes 3 & 6
  • Lanes 4 & 5 – general warm-up, no divingAdditional sprint lanes may be made available upon request to the Meet Referee.
  • Pool closed promptly five (5) minutes prior to the start of competition.
  • Warm-up may be increased at the discretion of the Meet Referee to accommodate the number of swimmers entered.
  • No diving from the blocks or sides of pool except for designated sprint lanes during designated times in main pool.
  • Jumping into the pool is not allowed.
  • Backstroke swimmers enter the water feet first in rotation; no diving over persons in the water.
  • 200 meter relay starts from the shallow end of the pool will be in the water.  Pool depth does not allow for dive starts.
  • Deck Marshals will be assigned to supervise the warm-up.  Deck Marshals with the approval of the meet referee have the authority to remove any swimmer, coach, or club who does not follow the safety rules during warm-ups or the meet.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Session 1 - Thursday
Warm-ups start at 10:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 11:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Women 200 M Free Relay
2 Men 200 M Free Relay
3 Women 200 M Breast
4 Men 200 M Breast
5 Women 200 M Free
6 Men 200 M Free
7 Women 100 M Fly
8 Men 100 M Fly
9 Women 200 M IM
10 Men 200 M IM
11 Women 800 M Free Relay
12 Men 800 M Free Relay
13 Women 800 M Free
14 Men 800 M Free
Friday, July 13, 2018 - Session 2 - Friday
Warm-ups start at 10:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 11:00 AM
# Sex Event
15 Women 200 M Medley Relay
16 Men 200 M Medley Relay
17 Women 400 M IM
18 Men 400 M IM
19 Women 50 M Free
20 Men 50 M Free
21 Women 100 M Breast
22 Men 100 M Breast
23 Women 100 M Back
24 Men 100 M Back
25 Women 400 M Free Relay
26 Men 400 M Free Relay
27 Women 400 M Free
28 Men 400 M Free
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - Session 3 - Saturday
Warm-ups start at 10:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 11:00 AM
# Sex Event
29 Women 400 M Medley Relay
30 Men 400 M Medley Relay
31 Women 200 M Back
32 Men 200 M Back
33 Women 100 M Free
34 Men 100 M Free
35 Women 200 M Fly
36 Men 200 M Fly
37 Women 1500 M Free
38 Men 1500 M Free

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Online Registration closed on 7/1/2018.
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