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Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Middle Tennessee State University
Sanctioned by Southeastern Dixie Zone LMSC for United States Masters Swimming, Inc. (“USMS”)
Sanction # 151-006
Location: The Middle Tennessee State University Campus Recreation Center Pool address is 1848 Blue Raider Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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The Campus Recreation Building
is located near the intersection of Rutherford Blvd. and MTSU Blvd. The Campus Recreation Center’s phone number is 615-898-2104
. 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. MTSU is a smoke-free Campus. No smoking is permitted on the MTSU Campus.
Pool: 10 lanes, 25 yards, non-turbulent dividers. A Daktronics Timing System with 8 lanes, (3-10) will be used for competition. Lanes 10 & 12 shall be reserved throughout the meet for continuous warm-up and cool-down. Starting blocks are located in lanes with a depth of 5 ft. to a depth of 13 ft. Swimmers not trained to dive into shallow water are requested to swim in a lane with a 9 ft. depth. Please check the appropriate blank when you register.
Schedule & Seeding:
Event 1, the 500 freestyle will begin Saturday, October 22nd, at 9:30 AM C.S.T. Warm-up begins at 8:00 AM C.S.T.
Event 2 will begin no earlier than 10:30 AM C.S.T.
The meet will probably conclude around 3:00 PM C.S.T.
Each event will be seeded, men and women together, in timed finals with the slowest heats first. Swimmers with no seed time may indicate by writing “NO Time” (or “NT”), in the (Time) blank. These entries 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.
Register online for this swim meet and your USMS membership will be verified instantly online. If you are not a member of USMS for 2011, the online meet registration will help guide you to become a member during your online session. If you register for this meet be paper, you must accompany the meet entry form with a copy of your 2011 USMS card, or else produce it to the clerk of course prior to the meet. You can register and/or obtain a copy of your card instantly on-line at the USMS website, www.usms.org/reg/
. If we cannot verify your membership prior to the meet, 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 9:30 AM C.S.T. 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 October 22, 2011, determines his/her age for the meet.
NOTE: Swimmers 18-24 years old competing in a USMS meet may jeopardize their NCAA 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 AM C.S.T. 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. Online entries must be completed by midnight C.S.T. on October 16th, 2011. Paper entries must be received (NOT postmarked) by postal mail by October 14th, 2011. Late paper entries, received or emailed after October 14th, 2011, are $30.00. There are NO deck entries for this meet. Online registration entry fees are paid by credit card. You will see a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Event Billing" on your credit card statement for this meet. Paper entries should be paid by check (payable to “MTSU Masters Swim Club).
Where to Contact us:
Pam Footit, 2918 Runnymeade Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37127, Telephone (615) 898-2255, firstname.lastname@example.org
. Information sheet is also available from our website: www.mtsu.edu/~mtms
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:
Several short whistles — Stand ready at edge of pool
One long whistle — Enter water, feet first
Second long whistle — Return to starting blocks and be ready for start
Several short whistles — Stand ready behind the blocks
One long whistle — Step up on the starting block
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: If Middle Tennessee State University is closed due to inclement weather, the meet will be rescheduled.
Order of Events:
Warm-up 8:00 AM C.S.T.
Event 1 Starts 9:30 AM C.S.T.
1. 500 yd. Freestyle (see meet info)
Warm-up 10:00 AM C.S.T.
Event 2 Starts 10:30 AM C.S.T.
2. 200 yd Medley Relay, Deck Entered
3. 50 yd. Butterfly
4. 200 yd. Backstroke
5. 100 yd. Breaststroke
6. 50 yd. Freestyle
7. 100 yd. Backstroke
8. 100 yd. Butterfly
30 minute BREAK
9. 200 yd. Individual Medley
10. 100 yd. Freestyle
11. 200 yd. Breaststroke
12. 50 yd. Backstroke
13. 200 yd. Butterfly
14. 50 yd. Breaststroke
15. 200 yd. Freestyle
16. 100 yd. Individual Medley
17. 200 yd. Freestyle Relay, Deck Entered
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
Warm-ups start at 10:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:30 AM
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Online Registration closed on 10/16/2011.