Sixth Annual Growler Invitational

Palmetto Masters Meets

Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25, 2019

USMS Sanction : 559-S003

Palmetto Masters Meets

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Jun 17, 2019
12:00 PM
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 150 entrants.
Currently there are 124 entrants.

Sanction   This meet is sanctioned by the South Carolina LMSC for USMS, Inc. Sanction #559-S003.

Host Club   Palmetto Masters

Location    LTP Swimming and Tennis Club, 1513 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Facility    The facility is an outdoor facility with an eight lane, 25 yard pool. Two lanes will be designated as warm up/ warm down lanes and six lanes will be used for competition except for the 1000 and 500 freestyle and 400 IM events. For these three events, warm up will be before the event and all eight lanes will be used for competition. 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 106.2.1.

Meet Director    Cathy Hallman-Kenner

Eligibility    This meet is open to all swimmers with a current USMS registration. A one-day membership to USMS may be purchased for non-members of USMS - this $20 "One-Event Membership" is available in online meet entry.  Your age group eligibility will be determined by your age on the last day of the meet.

Entries and Fees    Individual entries for the meet are by online entry only. No deck entries will be accepted for individual events. Substitutions may be made at the discretion of the Meet Director. Individuals may enter no more than a total of eight (8) individual events, not to exceed four (4) individual events per day. Due to time constraints, the 1000 freestyle is limited to the first thirty-two (32) entries received and the 500 freestyle and the 400 IM events are limited to the first forty (40) entries received. Relay entries will be deck entries on the day of the event.  The deadline for online meet entry is midnight Sunday, August 18, 2019. There is a $50 entry fee for each swimmer.  Online entries are paid by credit card to Events.Late entries submitted after the online entry deadline, including deck entries, will incur an additional $10 fee and the total fee ($60 for late entry) must be paid in cash. Note: Late entries will be accepted based on lane space availability only, and one-event membership entry will not be available after the online entry closing date. The meet is limited to one hundred and fifty (150) entrants. No refunds for inclement weather. 

T-Shirts    Women's Tank Tops and Unisex t-shirts with Growler Logo will be available at the meet in a limited quantity for $15.00 (tank tops) and $12 (t-shirts). These shirts are light blue and are moisture-management performance fabric. 

Seeding    All events will combine men and women and will be seeded based upon the entry time submitted. The 1000 and 500 freestyle events and 400 IM will be seeded fastest to slowest with NT (no time) entries swimming in the final heats. All other events will be seeded slowest to fastest with NT entries swimming in the first heats.

Psych Sheets    A psych sheet for all events will be available on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Check In    Check in will be required for the 1000 and 500 freestyle and 400 IM events at least thirty (30) minutes prior to their scheduled start. Swimmers who do not check in will be scratched. There is no required check in for any other events.

Heat Sheets    Heat sheets for the 1000 and 500 freestyle and 400 IM events will be available at least ten (10) minutes prior to the scheduled start of these events. Heat sheets for all other events will be available online no later than Friday, August 23, 2019. A limited quantity of heat sheets will be available at check in Friday night and Saturday morning. It is strongly suggested that each swimmer print and bring a copy of the heat sheets.

Meet Conduct    Current USMS rules will be used. Scoring will be to eight (8) places. In water starts will be allowed for all events.

Warm-up Procedures  Pull-buoys, kick boards, fins, and hand paddles are not allowed in the competition pool or warm-up pool. Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious and controlled manner. Diving shall be permitted only in designated lanes and at designated times.

Meet Times

  • On Friday, warm up for the 1000 freestyle event will start at 4:30 pm. The first heat will start at 5:30 pm. After completion of the last heat of the 1000 free, there will be a twenty (20) minute warmdown/warmup period prior to the 800 Freestyle Relays.
  • On Saturday, the pool will open at 8:00 am for warm up. The first event will start at 9:00 am.
  • On Sunday, warm up for the 500 freestyle event will start at 8:00 am. The first heat will start at 9:00 am.
  • There will be at least a thirty (30) minute warm up period between the completion of the 500 freestyle and the start of the 400 Free Relay event.
  • The 400 Free Relay will not start before 10:00 am.
Awards    Individual event ribbons will be given for 1st thru 8th place in each age group (men and women) for each individual and relay event. High point awards will be given for each age group (men and women). High point awards require entry in at least four (4) individual events. Team awards for the top three teams.

Timers  Individuals who are available to help time please contact Mike Malik, email:  Letters of service hours can be provided for those who desire verification.

Hotel info  We are working on a hotel block. If we are able to secure one then we will post it as soon as we have the information.

Photographs    We plan to have a professional photographer on deck taking pictures. These pictures will be on sale during the meet. 

Weather  If there is inclement weather: the meet referee and meet director will make final decisions about postponing or canceling events. No refunds for inclement weather. 

Friday, August 23, 2019 - Session 1 - 1000 free and 800 free relay
Warm-ups start at 4:30 PM
Meet Session starts at 5:30 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1000 Y Free
2 Women 800 Y Free Relay
3 Men 800 Y Free Relay
4 Mixed 800 Y Free Relay
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - Session 2 - Events 5-15
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
5 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
6 Mixed 100 Y IM
7 Mixed 200 Y Fly
8 Mixed 50 Y Free
9 Mixed 100 Y Back
10 Women 400 Y Medley Relay
11 Men 400 Y Medley Relay
12 Mixed 200 Y Free
13 Mixed 50 Y Fly
14 Mixed 100 Y Breast
15 Mixed 400 Y IM
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - Session 3 - 500 Free
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
16 Mixed 500 Y Free
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - Session 4 - 2nd Warmup, followed by Events 17-25
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
17 Women 400 Y Free Relay
18 Men 400 Y Free Relay
19 Mixed 200 Y IM
20 Mixed 50 Y Back
21 Mixed 100 Y Free
22 Mixed 50 Y Breast
23 Mixed 100 Y Fly
24 Mixed 200 Y Back
25 Mixed 200 Y Breast

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

Online Registration closed on 8/18/2019.
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