Meet Location: Drew Pool, 2101 Walker Solomon Way, Columbia, SC 29204, 803-545-3200
Host: Columbia Masters and City of Columbia Parks & Recreation
Sanction: Sanctioned by South Carolina LMSC for USMS, Inc. #558-S004 Meet Director: Barry Clark
Facility: Charles R. Drew Wellness Center is an indoor climate controlled facility with an eight lane 25 meter pool that is bottom striped and wall targeted with non-turbulent lane lines. Competition will be conducted in six 25-meter lanes. Two 25-meter lanes will be available for warm-up/warm-down during the meet. Bleacher seating is available for spectators along with ample deck space for swimmers.
Rules: The meet will be conducted according to 2018 U.S.M.S. rules and this meet information.
Eligibility: This meet is open to all USMS registered swimmers. When registering online for this meet, your USMS membership will be verified instantly online. USMS One Event registrations are available for non USMS registered participants. Age determined as of the last day of 2018.
Fees: $40.00 per swimmer for data processing, electronic timing, and heat sheet, maximum of 10 individual events and relays. Deck entries will be accepted for available lanes only at $5.00 per event plus the $15.00 swimmer surcharge. Online meet entries are paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Your credit card statement will reflect a charge by "ClubAssistant.com Events".
Entries: Online entries ONLY at Club Assistant must be completed by midnight eastern time on November 3, 2018. Link: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1581&smid=10847 A psych sheet will be posted at www.sportstiming.com on or before Monday, November 5th. Corrections will be accepted until 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 7th. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR ERRORS WITH YOUR ENTRY. THE MEET WILL NOT BE RE-SEEDED AFTER November 7th. Maximum of 5 individual events per day, 10 individual events total.
Time of the Meet: Warm-up Friday at 5:00 pm, 1500 Free starts at 6:00 pm. Warm-up Saturday at 8:00 am, Meet starts at 9:00 am. Warm-up Sunday at 8:00 am, Meet starts at 9:00 am.
Awards: High point award for each age group (minimum of at least 5 events to qualify). Team awards to top 3 teams in and out of state. Scoring to 8 places.
Seeding: Heats will be seeded from slowest to fastest using submitted meter times. Ages and sexes will be combined for competition but separated for awards. No time (NT) entries will be seeded in the early heats. All events 400 meters and longer will be deck seeded fastest to slowest. Check-in for all events 400 and longer will close 30 minutes before the start of the event/meet. Swimmers not checked in will be scratched. The 1500 Free may be limited to the first 30 swimmers received. Others may be placed on a waiting list.