The 2011 MTSU Blue Wave Raiders SCY Invitational

MTSU Masters Swim Club

Saturday, March 19, 2011

USMS Sanction : 151-001

Middle Tennessee State University Masters Swim Club

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Jan 31, 2011
12:00 AM
Wed, Mar 9, 2011
09:59 PM

Sanctioned by Southeastern Dixie Zone LMSC for United States Masters Swimming, Inc. (“USMS”)
Sanction # 151-001

Location:  Middle Tennessee State University Campus Recreation Center Pool, near the intersection of Rutherford Blvd. and MTSU Blvd.  The Campus Recreation Center’s phone number is 615-898-5569.  On weekends, university parking restrictions are not enforced. Visitors may park in any available space, except handicapped.  There is a large lot adjacent to the MTSU Campus Recreation Center accessible from Rutherford Blvd. and MTSU Blvd., next to the softball fields.

Pool:  10 lanes, 25 yards, non-turbulent dividers. Pool depth is 5-13 ft.   Daktronics timing system.  8 lanes, (3-10) will be used for competition.  Lanes 1 & 2 shall be reserved throughout the meet for continuous warm-up and cool-down.  No smoking is permitted in the pool or elsewhere in the MTSU Campus Recreation Center.  Some starting blocks are located in lanes with the depth of 5 ft.  Swimmers not trained to enter shallow water will be required to sign a waiver.

Schedule & Seeding:  
Event 1, the 500 freestyle will begin Saturday, March 19, at 9:30 a.m., C.S.T.  Warm-up begins at 8:00 a.m. 
Event 2 will begin no earlier than 10:30 a.m. C.S.T. 
The meet will probably conclude around 3:00 p.m.
Each event will be seeded, men and women together, in timed finals with the slowest heats first.  Swimmers’ entries with no seed time indicated, or stating “NO Time” (or “NT”), will be seeded in slower heats.  The five heats of the 500 free will be pre-seeded as soon as the heats are filled.  

Eligibility & USMS cards: Each entrant may swim in a maximum of five (5) individual events and two relays.

You can register and/or obtain a copy of your card instantly online at the USMS website,  If we cannot, prior to the meet, verify your membership, the clerk of course will require you to submit a duplicate USMS form and fee.  This form and fee will be returned to you after the meet if it proves to be unneeded.  USMS registration forms will be available at the meet.  All participants must be registered with United States Masters Swimming, Inc., before the meet starts at 9:30am.  Each swimmer is responsible for his/her USMS card and will be required to display it upon request by officials.  The name and membership number on your meet entry form and relay cards should match the name and number listed on your USMS card.

Age:  The age reported on your entry form must reflect your actual age as registered with  USMS.  A swimmer’s age on March 19, 2011, determines his/her age for the meet.

NOTE:  Swimmers 18-24 years old competing in U.S.M.S meet may jeopardize their  N.C.A.A. eligibility.

500 Freestyle:  The 500 freestyle will be limited to five heats.  Lanes in the 500 free will be assigned to the first 30 entries received.  After the first 30, entrants in the 500 will be assigned to a waiting list in the order in which their entries are received.  The waiting list will be used on the morning of the meet to fill empty lanes due to scratches and no-shows.  If you are entering the 500 free, we encourage you to indicate an optional sixth event on the entry form in case you are shut out of the 500 free.  If you do, please flag which event  is your optional one.

Relays:  Relay teams may be Men, Women, or Mixed, but teams of all types will be seeded together in the same heats and then scored separately.  Therefore, no swimmer may  swim both a mixed-and a same-sex team in the same event.  All relays will be deck  entered.  Official relay cards may be obtained at the meet from the Clerk of Course. For seeding, cards for the 200 Medley relay should be turned into the computer desk by 9:30 a.m.  Cards for the 200 Free relay should be turned in before the conclusion of event #13.

Entry fee:  $25.00 for up to five events.  Late entries are $30.00.  There are NO deck entries for this meet.  Entries must be completed online by midnight central time on March 9, 2011 or received by postal mail by March 9, 2011. 
Where to Contact us:  Pam Footit,  Telephone (615) 898-2255, Information sheet is also available from our website:

Warm-up & Warm-Down:  SWIMMERS MUST ENTER THE POOL FEET FIRST IN A CAUTIOUS MANNER.  Forward or backstroke starts will be permitted only from the blocks in designated one-way sprint lanes.  A swimmer may be removed from the meet by the referee if this rule (103.7) is broken.  Swimmers in non-sprint lanes will swim in a continuous circle swim, going up the right-hand side of the lane and back down the left-hand side.  No hand paddles will be permitted in the warm-up or warm-down lanes. Two lanes will be reserved throughout the meet for continuous warm-up and warm-down.  In these lanes, there will be no standing on the bottom of the pool or leaning on the lane rope, while the meet is in progress.

Awards:  A trophy will be awarded for the highest combined (men plus women) score. The Team trophy will be awarded to the highest-scoring club.  Event ribbons will be awarded for individual swimmers and relays in first through sixth places. Points are awarded 7-5-4-3-2-1 for individual events and 14-10-8-6-4-2 for relays.

Whistle Starts:  This meet will employ whistle starts, as required by USMS rules.  The referee will blow whistle signals that you will be expected to know.  They are as follows:

Signal                               Backstrokers                                All Others
Several short whistles     Stand ready at edge of pool            Stand ready behind the blocks
One long whistle              Enter water, feet first                       Step up on the starting block
Second long whistle        Return to starting blocks
                                            and be ready for start

After the whistle signals, the starter will take over with vocal commands.

Lodging:  There are numerous hotels, motels, and restaurants along Interstate I-24 at exit 78. Nearly all familiar chains are represented there.  For additional information or   Recommendations, contact the meet director(s).

Inclement Weather:  If Middle Tennessee State University is closed due to inclement weather, the meet will be rescheduled.

Order of Events:

1. 500 Freestyle (see meet info)
2. 200 Medley Relay    
3. 50 Butterfly    
4. 200 Backstroke    
5. 100 Breaststroke    
6. 50 Freestyle    
7. 100 Backstroke    
8. 100 Butterfly
9. 200 I.M.
10.  100 Freestyle
11.  200 Breaststroke
12.  50 Backstroke
13.  200 Butterfly 
14.  50 Breaststroke
15.  200 Freestyle
16.  100 I.M.   
17.  200 Freestyle Relay 

Session 1 - Event 1: 500 Free
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
1 Mixed 500 Y Free Psych 3 Heats Results
Session 2 - Events 2-17
Warm-ups start at 10:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:30 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
2 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay 1 Heats Results
3 Mixed 50 Y Fly Psych 6 Heats Results
4 Mixed 200 Y Back Psych 1 Heats Results
5 Mixed 100 Y Breast Psych 3 Heats Results
6 Mixed 50 Y Free Psych 6 Heats Results
7 Mixed 100 Y Back Psych 2 Heats Results
8 Mixed 100 Y Fly Psych 1 Heats Results
9 Mixed 200 Y IM Psych 2 Heats Results
10 Mixed 100 Y Free Psych 5 Heats Results
11 Mixed 200 Y Breast Psych 2 Heats Results
12 Mixed 50 Y Back Psych 3 Heats Results
13 Mixed 200 Y Fly Psych 1 Heats Results
14 Mixed 50 Y Breast Psych 4 Heats Results
15 Mixed 200 Y Free Psych 3 Heats Results
16 Mixed 100 Y IM Psych 6 Heats Results
17 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay 1 Heats Results

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

Online Registration closed on 3/9/2011.
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