4th Annual Thanksgiving Classic (SCY) at The College of New Jersey

NJ Masters Meets

Saturday, November 8 - Sunday, November 9, 2014

USMS Sanction : 074-S006

NJ Masters Meets

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This event is over.  Here is the next event in this series:

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - Eastern Express Spring Classic Masters Meet

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Oct 6, 2014
09:00 AM
Tue, Nov 4, 2014
11:59 PM

This meet was cancelled and rescheduled to
TBD Feb/March dates, 2015

Click here to go to Online Entry for the 2015 meet.
Read below for explanation of transfers and refunds.

EEX's 4th Thanksgiving Classic has been postponed until the Spring of 2015.  While we are disappointed that the event did not run as planned, we are excited to host our first SCY Meet at a time of year when these yard times can be of more use to the Masters Swimming Community.

Dates for rescheduled Spring Meet:
We are working with TCNJ and local masters meet planners to determine an ideal weekend for our rescheduled event
We are looking at dates in February and March.
We will have a final decision on dates as soon as possible, and should have the weekend locked in by early December.

Entries / Entry Fees:
ClubAssistant programmers will be completing a clean database move of all entries and accounting to the new 2015 meet.
This means that all of your entry fees and event selections will be transferred to this new meet database, so consider yourselves our first 50 pre-registered athletes for our 2015 competition!

--When we announce the Spring Meet Dates, those who know they cannot attend may request refunds from ClubAssistant, but we strongly encourage you to consider staying signed up, both as a personal goal / commitment to winter training and competition, and as a show of support as we try to make our first SCY Meet in 2015 our most popular yet!
--If you do not wish to wait for the announcement of new dates and would like a refund immediately, please
contact me directly by email and I will have ClubAssistant process your request.

Thank you, everyone, for all of your support and patience through this process.  Stay warm and stay in the water this Winter, and be ready for a fast and fun event at TCNJ in 2015!

-Mike Randazzo
Eastern Express

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Eastern Express is extremely “thankful” to have The College of New Jersey as our full-time training facility, and as a way of “giving” back to the swimming community, we would like to invite all Masters Swimmers to join us for our Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Classic.

Meet Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 8-9, 2014.

Meet Sanction: Sanctioned by New Jersey Masters for USMS Inc. Sanction #: 074-S006

Meet Director: Michael Randazzo. Michael.Randazzo87@gmail.com (908) 448-8476

Meet Referee: TBD Bach Leguang (hopeful)

Location: The College of New Jersey, Packer Hall Aquatic Center. 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ, 08268.

Parking: Ample parking will be available in on-campus garages and lots on both days of the competition. All parking areas are located on TCNJ’s closed-campus within a 5-minute walk of the natatorium.

About the Venue: The TCNJ Aquatic Center boasts a beautiful eight-lane, 25-yard competition course, complete with starting blocks, new non-turbulent competition lane-lines, and overflow gutters. The pool depth is 6.5ft (starting end) and 4.5ft (turn end) In addition, there will be four 22-yard warm-down lanes available in the diving well throughout the meet for athlete warm-up and cool-down. An electronic timing system, along with two backup timers per lane, will be used to record results.

USMS Disclaimer: 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.
Eligibility: This meet is open to all currently (2014 or 2015) USMS-registered athletes age 18 and older. A swimmer’s age for this meet will be determined by his/her age as of November 8, 2014. A copy of your current USMS registration card must accompany swimmers’ entry forms to corroborate membership. This will be done automatically for those entering the meet online.

USMS: The 2014 USMS Swimming Rules and USMS Handbook will apply to and govern this competition. If you have lost or misplaced your USMS card, go to www.usms.org/reg for an e-mailed copy of your card. Need to register with USMS to participate? Go to: www.usms.org/reg/ to signup in ten minutes or less!

Entry Limits: Swimmers may enter a maximum of five (5) individual events per day and two (2) relay events per day. Note that events 400 Yards and longer will be contested in separate sessions with their own additional warm-up periods.

Entry Times: All entry times should be submitted in Short Course Yards. ‘NT’ or ‘No Time’ entries will NOT be permitted. Swimmers should provide actual OR estimated entry times for all events; no official “proof of time” will be required. Unsure of your Short Course Yard Times? Use this handy time conversion utility at: www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/conversions.asp

Individual Event Entry Deadline:

  • All Online Entries due by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, 11/04/2014. (PREFERRED)
  • All mailed-in entries must be postmarked by Friday, 10/31/2014.
  • No faxed or deck entries will be accepted for individual events.

Relay Entry: Relays may be deck-entered at the meet. Entry forms will be available before and during warm-up, and will be due 30 minutes prior to the start of the session. Relays wishing to enter in advance may do so by having one “spokesperson” e-mail the Meet Director and provide Team Name, Event(s), and Entry Time. It is NOT necessary to declare the age of your relay or names of its members in advance – just having the basics in the system will go a long way toward saving time and confusion on race day!

Entry Fees:

  • $30 per day flat rate Entry Fee (covers up to five (5) individual events per day)
  • $10 per Relay Team per Event
  • Online Entries: Credit Card Payment to “ClubAssistant.com Events“

Online Entry (PREFERRED): EEX strongly encourages and prefers that you utilize our Online Event Registration to ensure that your entries and USMS Membership are quickly and accurately processed.
Online Entries open at 9:00 AM EST Monday, October 6, 2014, and close at 11:59 PM EST Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  USMS Registration Info will be verified automatically, no need to send copy of USMS Card. You will need a credit card on hand to satisfy the meet fees upon completion of your entry form.

Warm-up: Warm-up will be conducted in accordance with the current USMS Policies and Procedures. Feet-first entry only during general warm-up. Designated sprint lanes will be available beginning 30 minutes prior to clearing the pool.

Check-In: No check-in will be required for swimmers competing in events 200-Yards and shorter. Positive check-in will be required for swimmers competing in events 400-Yards and longer. Check-in will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the event, and swimmers who fail to confirm their participation in these events will be scratched automatically. Check-in sheets will be available on-deck before and during warm-up each day.

Seeding: Swimmers will be seeded in heats according to entry time, not by age. All Events 200 Yards and shorter will be pre-seeded before the meet, and will be contested slowest to fastest. All events 400 Yards and longer will be deck-seeded following positive check-in, and will be contested fastest to slowest.

Distance Events: The 500, 1000, 1650 Freestyle and 400 IM will be gender-mixed events (combined heats of Women & Men based on entry times). Eastern Express will provide all swimmers participating in the 1000 and 1650 Yard Freestyle with their own lap-counter and backup timer.

Psych Sheets: Psych Sheets will be posted at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meet online at www.expressswimming.com

Results: While all events will be seeded and contested as “Open Events,” results will be recorded and published in accordance with USMS Age Group designations. All times achieved at this Meet will be imported into the USMS SWIMS Database and will be eligible to set NJ LMSC and/or USMS Age Group Records. Results will be posted on the NJ LMSC and Host Club’s (EEX’s) website within 48 hours of the competition’s conclusion.

Hospitality: Eastern Express will be providing complimentary snacks (granola / power bars, fruit, veggies, etc) and drinks (water / Gatorade), for all participating athletes. There will be a table setup right on-deck, so please don’t hesitate to stop by and fuel up before or after a race!

Awards: Ribbons will be written and awarded upon request.

Food Drive: Eastern Express will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. Please consider making a contribution to help those in need during the Holiday Season.

T-Shirts: Back by popular demand, we will again be offering Meet T-Shirts for $15.


Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Session 1 - Event 1: 1650 Free
Warm-ups start at 12:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 12:35 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1650 Y Free
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Session 2 - Events 2-17
Warm-ups start at 1:45 PM
Meet Session starts at 2:45 PM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
3 Women 200 Y IM
4 Men 200 Y IM
5 Women 50 Y Breast
6 Men 50 Y Breast
7 Women 100 Y Back
8 Men 100 Y Back
9 Women 200 Y Fly
10 Men 200 Y Fly
11 Women 100 Y Free
12 Men 100 Y Free
13 Women 200 Y Breast
14 Men 200 Y Breast
15 Women 50 Y Fly
16 Men 50 Y Fly
17 Mixed 400 Y Medley Relay
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Session 3 - 500 Free Est start 5pm
Meet Session starts at 5:00 PM
# Sex Event
18 Mixed 500 Y Free
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Session 4 - Event 19: 400 IM
Warm-ups start at 7:15 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
19 Mixed 400 Y IM
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Session 5 - Events 20-35
Warm-ups start at 8:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
# Sex Event
20 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
21 Women 100 Y IM
22 Men 100 Y IM
23 Women 200 Y Back
24 Men 200 Y Back
25 Women 100 Y Breast
26 Men 100 Y Breast
27 Women 50 Y Free
28 Men 50 Y Free
29 Women 100 Y Fly
30 Men 100 Y Fly
31 Women 200 Y Free
32 Men 200 Y Free
33 Women 50 Y Back
34 Men 50 Y Back
35 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Session 6 - 1000 Free Est start 11:30am
Meet Session starts at 11:30 AM
# Sex Event
36 Mixed 1000 Y Free

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

Online Registration closed on 11/4/2014.
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