Sponsored by St. Louis Area Masters
Sanctioned by Ozark LMSC for USMS, Inc., Sanction #221-001
Welcome to the 2011 Ozark Short Course Yards Championship meet. The St. Louis Area Masters will host this event at Marquette High School. The pool is 25 yards with 8 lanes equipped with non-turbulent lane lines and electronic timing equipment. Six lanes will be used for competition; one lane will be available for warm-up and cool-down.
Location: Marquette High School, 2351 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-7122
Time: Saturday afternoon, April 2nd, warm-up 1 pm, meet starts 2 pm, and Sunday morning, April 3rd, warm-up begins at 8 am, meet begins at 9 am. Deck entries for Saturday close at 1:30 pm, for Sunday at 8:30 am. To expedite deck entry check-in, please have your completed, signed paper entry form and completed check ready. No deck entries are permitted for the 500, 1000 and 1650. These events will be pre-seeded.
Social and Ozark/SLAM Membership Meetings: A brief Membership meeting for the Ozark LMSC will be held during a break on Saturday and a SLAM Membership meeting will be held during a break on Sunday. If a social is organized, directions will be available at the meet.
Eligibility: Persons eighteen (18) years of age and older and all levels of swimming ability are welcome. Age is determined by swimmer’s age on April 3, 2011. Participants must be 2011 USMS members. You may apply for USMS membership at the meet if you so desire, but we prefer you apply for USMS membership online, prior to the meet at the www.usms.org/reg/ website. We are in the Ozark LMSC. One Event USMS registration (OEVT) of $17 is also available at the meet, but OEVT membership is good only for this meet and does not qualify you to swim relays or represent a club. OEVT members’ times are not recognized for records or Top Ten.
Conduct: The 2011 USMS rules will govern the conduct of the meet. All events will be timed finals. Participants will be limited to ten (10) individual events for the meet, no more than five (5) on any one day, in addition to relays. Events will be seeded slowest to fastest; genders may be seeded together at the discretion of the meet referee.
Relays: Relay entries will be accepted BEFORE 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and BEFORE 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. All relays will be deck seeded.
Fees: Online entry is the preferred method. No email entries will be accepted. The online meet entry fee is $25 for one day participants, $40 for two days. Deadline for Online entries is midnight CST March 28th. Mailed entry fees are $30 for one day or $50 for two days and must be USPS postmarked no later than March 26th. Deck entry fees are $35 for one day and $55 for two days, deadline 1:30 pm Saturday, 8:30 am Sunday. Swimmers participating only on relays must submit a signed entry form and pay the appropriate entry fee as above. Deck entries should bring signed checks and completed signed entry forms with name also printed. No cash please. Bring proof of 2011 USMS membership or be prepared to pay for USMS registration at the meet.
Entry Deadline: To be seeded in proper heats, entries must be received by March 28, 2011. Call Mary Pohlmann at 618-549-5077 if you do not receive email confirmation of your entry by March 30th. Entries received after March 28, 2011 will only be accepted on a first come, first-served, space available basis.