The 8th Annual Steve Barden Memorial Masters Swim Meet

Asheville Masters Meets

Saturday, September 14, 2013

USMS Sanction : #133-S006, #133-W002

Asheville Masters Meets

Swim Meet Registration


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Saturday, September 6, 2014 - The 9th Annual Steve Barden Memorial Masters Swim Meet

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Jun 24, 2013
12:00 AM
Wed, Sep 11, 2013
11:59 PM

Sponsored by: Asheville Masters Swimming, Inc.

Sanctioned by: LMSC for NC, for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 133-S006, #133-W002

Saturday Morning POOL Session @ Asheville School
Warm-Up: 8:00-8:50 AM
Competition Begins: 9:00 AM

Saturday Afternoon OPEN WATER events @ Biltmore Lake (6 minutes from pool)
Check-in & warm ups begin: 2:00 PM
Competition Begins: 3:00 PM*

*One mile (1650-yards) and One-half mile (800-yards) will start together at 3:00 PM, the 200 yard swim will begin after completion of mile/half mile.

Facility Addresses:
Asheville School: 360 Asheville School Rd., Asheville, NC, 28806
Take I-40 West of Asheville to exit 44. Turn left (north) onto Smokey Park Hwy, also 19/23. Proceed 1 mile north past hotels and shopping centers. Follow Asheville School signs to entrance drive on right. Pool is in fitness center past academic buildings.

Biltmore Lake: 80 Lake Drive, Biltmore Lake, NC 28715
Take I-40 West of Asheville to exit 44. Turn right(south) onto Smokey Park Hwy, also 19/23. Proceed 1 ½ miles south and turn left on Sand Hill Road. Turn Right into Biltmore Lake Subdivision. The lake is straight ahead on the right. No parking is available at the lakefront, all swimmers must park past the lake on-street.

Meet Directors: Kitty and Joe Schmidt

Meet Referee: Joe Schmidt (USA Swimming Certified Referee)

Facility: Asheville School competition pool, 360 Asheville School Rd, Asheville, NC, is a 25-yard x 6 lanes with non-turbulent lane lines and electronic timing. Five lanes will be used for competition and the sixth lane will be for continuous warm-up/warm-down. Water depth ranges from 4 feet at the shallow end to 12 feet at the deep end. Women’s and men’s locker rooms are available.

Entry Deadline: We strongly encourage entering this meet ONLINE. All hand written entries must be received by September 9, 2013. Entries received after date will not be seeded and will be considered a late/deck entry. Online entries close at 11:59 PM, September 11, 2013.

Rules: Swimmers must be registered with U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS). Please attach photocopy of current 2013 registration card to entry. The 2013 USMS rules shall prevail. Relay swimmers must swim at least one individual event to be eligible.

Max entries: Five (5) individual Pool events and two (2) Open Water events max. Swimmers in Open Water must choose the One mile OR One-half mile, but NOT both. Swimmers may also swim the 200-yard Open Water event.

Fees: Base Meet Entry Fee of $10.00 PLUS the following:

  • Open water race $10 flat fee.
  • Pool Entries $15 flat fee.
  • If entering both an open water race and any pool event, $30 flat fee ($5 savings!).
  • Fees must accompany entries and are non-refundable.
  • Relay fees are payable on deck with the Meet Director.
  • Late and deck entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Meet Director upon payment of the applicable fee.  
  • Online entries are paid by credit card to " Events".

Awards: Awards will be given for 1st-3rd place in each age group in each event. Team awards will be given to the 1st-3rd place teams.

Scoring: Scoring will be 7-5-4-3-2-1 for individual events and 14-10-8-6-4-2 for relays.

Donations: Please donate to the "Asheville YMCA swimming lesson scholarship fund," a program providing the wonderful life-skill of learning to swim, for those in need! Donations may be made on the "Fees" page during online meet registration. Or click here to donate (this link is for donations made outside of meet registration). Thanks for your contribution!

A-Loft Asheville Downtown
51 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Ramada-Asheville @ River Ridge
800 Fairview Rd., Asheville, N.C. 28803
828-298-9141 (9 miles, 15 min. from swim sites)

Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Asheville
31 Woodfin St, Asheville
Phone: (828) 252-8211
This hotel is in downtown Asheville right next to The Thomas Wolfe House and across the street from the YMCA.

Grove Park Inn
290 Macon St, Asheville
Phone: (828) 252-2711
This is a 4 Star Hotel in Asheville

Crowne Plaza Resort
1 Resort Dr. Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: (828) 254-3211

Four Points by Sheraton, Downtown Asheville
22 Woodfin St.
Phone (828) 253-1851
located next to I-240 and YMCA

Hotel Indigo, Downtown Asheville
151 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801
828-239-0239 or 800-951-4667

Schedule of Events (W/M)
Saturday, September 15

Max of FIVE (5) individual pool events

1 200 Mixed Medley Relay
3/4 400 Individual Medley
5/6 100 Freestyle
7/8 50 Breaststroke
9/10 100 Butterfly
11/12 200 Backstroke
13/14 50 Freestyle
15/16 200 Breaststroke
17/18 100 Individual Medley
19/20 50 Butterfly
21/22 100 Backstroke
23/24 200 Freestyle
25/26 100 Breaststroke
27/28 200 Butterfly
29/30 50 Backstroke
31/32 200 Individual Medley
33 200 Mixed Freestyle Relay

Max of TWO (2) open water events. May swim either One mile (1650-yards) OR One-half mile (800-yards), and also the 200-yard OPEN WATER)

35/36 *One Mile (1650-yards) OPEN WATER
37/38 *One-half Mile (800-yards) OPEN WATER
39/40 200-yard OPEN WATER

Picnic & BBQ (Post OPEN WATER) tickets available for $10 per person

Vintage Meet T-Shirts are available in S, M, L, XL for $5 online (any remaining $5 at meet)

Session 1 - Morning POOL
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
3 Women 400 Y IM
4 Men 400 Y IM
5 Women 100 Y Free
6 Men 100 Y Free
7 Women 50 Y Breast
8 Men 50 Y Breast
9 Women 100 Y Fly
10 Men 100 Y Fly
11 Women 200 Y Back
12 Men 200 Y Back
13 Women 50 Y Free
14 Men 50 Y Free
15 Women 200 Y Breast
16 Men 200 Y Breast
17 Women 100 Y IM
18 Men 100 Y IM
19 Women 50 Y Fly
20 Men 50 Y Fly
21 Women 100 Y Back
22 Men 100 Y Back
23 Women 200 Y Free
24 Men 200 Y Free
25 Women 100 Y Breast
26 Men 100 Y Breast
27 Women 200 Y Fly
28 Men 200 Y Fly
29 Women 50 Y Back
30 Men 50 Y Back
31 Women 200 Y IM
32 Men 200 Y IM
33 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
Session 2 - Afternoon OPEN WATER
Warm-ups start at 2:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 3:00 PM
# Sex Event
35 Women (1 Mi OPEN WATER Lake Swim) 1650 Y Free
36 Men (1 Mi OPEN WATER Lake Swim) 1650 Y Free
37 Women (Half Mi OPEN WATER Lake Swim) 800 Y Free
38 Men (Half Mi OPEN WATER Lake Swim) 800 Y Free
39 Women (OPEN WATER Lake Swim) 200 Y Free
40 Men (OPEN WATER Lake Swim) 200 Y Free

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

Online Registration closed on 9/11/2013.
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