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The 2014 MTSU Blue Wave Raiders SCY Invitational

Saturday, March 8, 2014

USMS Sanction : 154-S001

Middle Tennessee State University Masters Swim Club

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The MTSU Blue Wave Raiders SCY Invitational
Saturday, March 08, 2014 at Middle Tennessee State University

Sanctioned by Southeastern Dixie Zone LMSC for United States Masters Swimming, Inc. (“USMS”), Sanction #154-S001

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. 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 107.2.1. Daktronics timing system. 8 lanes will be used for competition. Lanes 9 & 10 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 start in shallow water will be required to sign a waiver.

Schedule & Seeding: Event 1, the 500 freestyle will begin Saturday, March 8, 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., with the exception of the 1650 Free. Each event will be seeded, men and women together, in timed finals with the slowest heats first. Swimmers’ with entries “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.

500 Freestyle: The 500 freestyle will be limited to five heats. Lanes in the 500 free will be assigned to the first 40 entries received. After the first 40, 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.

1650 Free Saturday Afternoon: This year, we will offer a 1650 free event Saturday afternoon to the first 32 entrants. Positive check-in required in person at the registration desk by 1:00 p.m. We will seed the event at 1:30 p.m. If there are swimmers who have not checked in by that time, other swimmers on “stand by” will be given their place. If you provide an email address, we will confirm your entry in this event. If you do not have an email address and want confirmation of entry, please send a stamped and self-addressed envelope.

SEEDING: The 1650 free will be seeded fast to slow without regard to age or gender. All other events will be seeded slow to fast and without regard to age or gender. Results will be tabulated by gender and age group as defined by USMS.

Warm-up for the 1650 will begin at 3 p.m. The first heat of 1650 will start at 3:45 p.m.

Eligibility & USMS cards: Each entrant may swim in a maximum of five (5) individual events. You may also swim as many 25’s as desired, and two relays, in addition to the five individual events. All participants must be registered in 2014 with United States Masters Swimming, Inc., before the meet starts at 9:30 a.m. Register online for this meet where your 2014 USMS membership will be instantly verified. No need to mail us a copy of your USMS card if you register online for this meet. If you are entering this meet by paper, you must supply a copy of your 2014 USMS card with your meet entry and you must bring your card with you on meet day.

Age: The age reported on your entry form must reflect your actual age as registered with USMS. A swimmer’s age on March 08, 2014, 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.

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: $35.00 for up to five events. Online meet entry is preferred. Online entry is paid by credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Events." Late entries are $40.00. There are NO deck entries for this meet.

Deadlines: Online entries close at midnight central time on March 06, 2014. Paper/mailed entries must be received (NOT postmarked) by March 1, 2014. 

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 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.

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:

Event in Yards
1. 500 Freestyle 
2. 200 Medley Relay
3. 50 Butterfly 
4. 200 Backstroke 
5. 50 Freestyle
6. 100 Breaststroke
7. 100 Backstroke
8. 100 Butterfly 
9. 25 yd. Backstroke
10. 25 yd. Breaststroke 
11. 25 yd. Butterfly
12. 25 yd Freestyle
13. 200 yd. Individual Medley
14. 100 yd. Freestyle
15. 200 yd. Breaststroke
16. 50 yd. Backstroke
17. 200 yd. Butterfly
18. 50 yd. Breaststroke
19. 200 yd. Freestyle
20. 100 yd. Individual Medley
21. 200 yd. Freestyle Relay
22. 1650 yd. Freestyle

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Session 1 - 500 Free
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 500 Y Free

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Session 2 - Events 2-21
Meet Session starts at 10:30 AM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
3 Mixed 50 Y Fly
4 Mixed 200 Y Back
5 Mixed 50 Y Free
6 Mixed 100 Y Breast
7 Mixed 100 Y Back
8 Mixed 100 Y Fly
9 Mixed 25 Y Back
10 Mixed 25 Y Breast
11 Mixed 25 Y Fly
12 Mixed 25 Y Free
13 Mixed 200 Y IM
14 Mixed 100 Y Free
15 Mixed 200 Y Breast
16 Mixed 50 Y Back
17 Mixed 200 Y Fly
18 Mixed 50 Y Breast
19 Mixed 200 Y Free
20 Mixed 100 Y IM
21 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Session 3 - 1650 Free
Warm-ups start at 3:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 3:45 PM
# Sex Event
22 Mixed 1650 Y Free

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Online Registration closed on 3/6/2014.