Saturday, March 16, 2013
USMS Sanction: 153-S002
Middle Tennessee State University Masters Swim Club
Swim Meet Registration
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Sanctioned by Southeastern Dixie Zone LMSC for United States Masters Swimming, Inc. (“USMS”), Sanction # 153-S002
Location: The Middle Tennessee State University Campus Recreation Center Pool address is 1848 Blue Raider Drive. The Campus Recreation Building is located near the intersection of Rutherford Blvd. and MTSU Blvd. The Campus Recreation Center’s phone number is 615-898-5569. 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 16, 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 (00:00.00), 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.
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.
Entry fee: $25.00 for up to five events. Online entries are preferred. Online entry is paid by credit card to ClubAssistant.com Events. Late entries are $30.00. There are NO deck entries for this meet. Mail-in entry form and information sheet are available from our website: http://bluewaveraiders.blogspot.com
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.
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 fifth 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:
Order of Events:
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet starts at 9:30 AM
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