The 8th (not annual) Terrapin Cup & Colonies Zone LC Championship

Terrapin Masters

Friday, July 10 - Sunday, July 12, 2015

USMS Sanction : 105-S005

UMAC Masters

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Individual Registration Sun, May 31, 2015
12:01 AM
Fri, Jul 3, 2015
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Sun, May 31, 2015
12:01 AM
Mon, Jul 6, 2015
11:59 AM
Relay Online Registration closed at 11:59 AM on Mon, Jul 6, 2015.

2015 Colonies Zone Long Course Championships
Hosted at the University of Maryland by UMAC-Terrapin Masters

Come swim in the pool that hosted the 2014 Marriott USMS Summer National Championships and prepare yourselves for the 2015 Nationals in Ohio. Swimmers of all abilities are encouraged to attend.

Event Site 
Eppley Recreation Center
1115 Eppley Recreation Center
College Park, MD 20742


Participants must be registered Masters Swimmers and at least 18 years of age as of July 10, 2015. Swimmers turning 18 after the meet entry deadline and by July 10, 2015, must enter the meet by the meet entry deadline and register for USMS at the venue on July 10. If a swimmer wishes to affiliate with a Masters club, the club and swimmer must both be registered with the same Local Masters Swimming Committee (LMSC). If there are questions about affiliation, the swimmer will be entered with the affiliation “UC.” International entries must include a copy of the swimmer’s Masters Swimming registration card and fees in U.S. dollars.


Age for the meet is determined as of Dec. 31, 2015, except for 18-year-olds, who must be 18 by July 10, 2015. Age groups for individual events: 18–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39 … (five year increments as high as necessary). Relay events: 72–99, 100–119, 120–159, 160– 199, 200–239, 240–279, 280–319, 320–359, 360–399 … (40-year increments as high as necessary). The aggregate age of the four relay team members determines the age group.

Ribbons will be awarded to swimmers for places 1st through 3rd. Sticker cards will be provided for all swimmers.

Entry Fees

Fees are $4 per individual event or $10 per relay plus a $30 meet entry fee per swimmer. Fees must accompany the entry form/file and must be paid in U.S. dollars by check or money order. Do not mail cash. The entry (emailed) is not complete until the check has cleared the bank. If there are questions about an entrant’s check, full cash payment in U.S. dollars will be required before the entrant is allowed to swim. No refunds will be given for events not swum. The surcharge also applies to relay swimmers not entered in an individual event. Relay-only swimmers must submit emailed file/online entry with payment by the entry deadline. All fees should be payable to “University of Maryland.”

Entry Details

Club and individual entries will be accepted by email. Submission of entries by email must include the following files: the Hy-Tek Commlink II file, The Team Manager Meet Entry Report files (one by SWIMMER and one by EVENT).  The name and phone number of the Club representative submitting the email must be included. Clubs and individuals submitting by email may submit entries to, in the subject heading type, "UMAC – Terrapin Masters Terrapin Cup - ****" with the club's initials substituted in place of the asterisks. NO DECK ENTRIES. 

Paper entries are due no later than 5p, Monday, June 19 2015 (paper)
Online entries are due no later than 5p, Wednesday, July 1 2015 (online)
Relay only entries are due no later than 11:59p, Monday, July 6 2015 (relay only)

All events 400 meters or longer will require positive check in. Positive check in closes for events 400 meters or above at the conclusion of warm ups each day. Heat sheets will be posted at the start and turn ends of the competition pool once positive check-in closes.
Swimmers will be seeded slowest to fastest, regardless of age or gender. The 1500 free will be swum women and men combined, seeded by time.

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.

Paper Entries

Mail to:
Carrie Tupper
c/o UMAC Terrapin Masters Terrapin Cup
1115 Eppley Recreation Center,
College Park, MD 20742.


400m and 800m relays will be offered. Relay entry fees are $10.

Friday, July 10, 2015 - Session 1 - Friday Distance
Warm-ups start at 4:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 6:00 PM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 8:30 PM
# Sex Event
1 Women 1500 M Free
2 Men 1500 M Free
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - Session 2 - Saturday
Warm-ups start at 6:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 4:30 PM
# Sex Event
10 Women 400 M Medley Relay
11 Men 400 M Medley Relay
12 Women 200 M Free
13 Men 200 M Free
14 Women 100 M Back
15 Men 100 M Back
16 Women 100 M Breast
17 Men 100 M Breast
18 Women 200 M Fly
19 Men 200 M Fly
20 Women 50 M Free
21 Men 50 M Free
22 Women 400 M IM
23 Men 400 M IM
24 Women 50 M Breast
25 Men 50 M Breast
26 Women 400 M Free Relay
27 Men 400 M Free Relay
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - Session 3 - Sunday
Warm-ups start at 6:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 3:30 PM
# Sex Event
30 Women 800 M Free Relay
31 Men 800 M Free Relay
32 Mixed 800 M Free Relay
34 Women 50 M Fly
35 Men 50 M Fly
36 Women 200 M Back
37 Men 200 M Back
38 Women 100 M Free
39 Men 100 M Free
40 Women 200 M Breast
41 Men 200 M Breast
42 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay
44 Mixed 400 M Free Relay
46 Women 50 M Back
47 Men 50 M Back
48 Women 400 M Free
49 Men 400 M Free
50 Women 100 M Fly
51 Men 100 M Fly
52 Women 200 M IM
53 Men 200 M IM

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

Online Registration closed on 7/3/2015.
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