2019 YMCA Masters National Swimming Championships

YMCA National Swimming and Diving

Thursday, April 11 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

YMCA National Swimming and Diving

Swim Meet Registration

USMS

Registration Schedule

It is now 1:10 AM ET Time on Sunday, December 16, 2018.
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Swimmer Registration Wed, Dec 12, 2018
12:00 AM
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
11:59 PM


YMCA MASTERS NATIONAL MEET
April 11-14, 2019

Approved and hosted by the YMCA Swimming and Diving Operations Council.
 Recognized by Florida LMSC for United States Masters Swimming, Inc.

MEET FACILITY
Conducted at the Rosen Aquatic Center, Orlando, FL
8422 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

A 16-lane championship course.
Separate warm-up/warm down lanes available throughout the meet.
Colorado Timing System will be used as the primary time, with a backup and a watch time on each lane.
There is more than ample stadium seating for those who wish to use it.

RULES
Current “Rules That Govern YMCA Competitive Sports” will apply.
Current USMS technical rules will apply unless otherwise noted in this meet information.
Note the eligibility stated below overrides eligibility rule in Rules that Govern YMCA Competitive Sports.

DISABILITY
Swimmers with hearing or sight concerns should confer with the starter/referee prior to their events in order that assistance may be provided. Swimmers with physical disabilities may assume a starting position prior to other participants in a heat.

ELIGIBILITY

YMCA - Every athlete MUST be a current member of the YMCA that they are representing, and that membership must be effective March 15, 2019, through April 14, 2019.
A swimmer must be an amateur athlete in the competitive season in swimming and be age 18 or older on the last day of the meet.
All swimmers are strongly encouraged to have a physical examination/medical evaluation prior to competing in the meet.
USMS - You do not have to be a USMS member, but the entry program will ask for your number if you have one.

CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE

Check the website for correct wording.

The athlete must inform the YMCA that they need the Certificate of Insurance.


WAIVER SIGNATURE
YMCA TEAMS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE REQUIREMENT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SWIM AT THE MEET.

Each team, consisting of one or more individuals, must submit a “Certificate of Liability Insurance” from their YMCA in the minimum amount of $1,000,000/$2,000,000. The certificate must name the YMCA of the USA as the Certificate Holder (see sample).
The “Certificate of Liability Insurance” must be sent directly to the YMCA of the USA as soon as possible, but no later than April 9, 2019.  Send it to:

YMCA of the USA
Attn: Robin Lee
101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606


Liability Release:

You will be asked for an electronic signature twice in the entry process.
One signature is the liability release that was always on the paper entry form


MEMBERSHIP SIGNATURE
You will also be asked for an electronic signature verifying that your membership is current and will be current through April 14, 2019.
Membership statement:


INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES
A swimmer may enter no more than five (5) individual events per day, and no more than twelve (12) individual events for the entire meet.
Individual Event Entry Fee - $8.50

A swimmer’s age group is determined by that swimmer’s age on the last day of the meet, April 14, 2019. Age groups to be contested are as follows: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, and 100+.

There are no qualifying time standards for this meet. A swimmer should enter his/her best achieved time for each event entered. An entry time of “NO TIME” will NOT be accepted.

A swimmer interested in USMS records must submit a current USMS membership number.  The entry program will ask for that information.


RELAY ENTRIES
All members of a relay must be from the same YMCA in order to compete. Women’s relays must consist of four women.  Men’s relays must consist of four men.  Mixed relays may be made up of two women and two men or three women and one man.  Mixed relays going for a USMS record must be two women and two men. All relay competitors must be on the roster March 15, 2019.  Relays going for a USMS record must be registered on the same USMS team.
                                                           
Relay Event Entry Fee $20.00

Teams wishing to enter relays prior to the meet may submit them by emailing claudia.multer@gmail.com.

Coaches will be able to see their team roster on Club Assistant


REGISTRATION

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER BEFORE THEY CAN SWIM IN THE MEET. Heat sheets and tickets for the social will be distributed at registration. Coaches may also pick up their relay cards at registration.
Registration will be conducted at Rosen Aquatic Complex from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Wednesday, and registration will continue Thursday through Sunday from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM (or until the conclusion of competition).


WARM-UP TIMES

All pools – competition and warm-up warm-down areas are reserved for participants in the 2019 YMCA Masters meet.
Wednesday –            4:00 PM to 7:00 PM    
Thursday-Sunday:     7:00 AM-end of session      
Warm-Up/Warm-Down lanes will be specified
The meet starts at 8:00 AM each day


SCRATCHES
Any swimmer failing to report to the proper lane in the correct heat of an event shall be scratched from that event and shall not be permitted to swim that event at another time.


SCORING & AWARDS

AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED



TEAM AWARDS
Medals will be awarded for 1st through 3rd and ribbons for 4th thru 8th place in both individual and relay events.

THERE WILL BE A CHAMPIONSHIP PATCH FOR FIRST PLACE WINNERS. 
LIMIT: One patch per person.

PICK UP AWARDS PROMPTLY.  Medals that have not been picked up will not be mailed. 

Important: Awards will close 20 minutes after the conclusion of the last event. Do not leave the site and come back to pick up awards.  The medals will be packed up and we can no longer access them.

Team awards will be given to the first place men’s team, first place women’s team, and first through fifth place combined teams.  



RECORDS
YMCA records are posted on the website. Records for each event will be updated automatically. Lead-off splits of relays will be automatic.  Initial splits will be recognized if you stop at the starter’s podium on your course and fill in the information on the spreadsheet.


SPLITS
Relay splits are not automatic.  (They will need to be requested.)  Initial splits can be requested by seeing the referee on each pool.
They will keep a list on the clipboard which will be turned in to the scoring room.


PARKING
Ample free parking at the facility.
RESULTS

Final results will be posted in a printable format on the website www.ymcaswimminganddiving.org.

Results will also be found on SwimPhone and Meet Mobile.



HOUSING
Please use the reservation link below or contact the hotel directly to make your hotel reservations. Mention that you are with the YMCA Masters  Nationals to secure the group rate. You will need a credit card to hold your reservation.

 Reservation Link: https://pse.tournamenthotels.com/pse/Event/2331
 Reservation Deadline: Monday, March 8, 2019


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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Session 1 - Thursday
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 2:00 PM
# Sex Event
101 Women 1650 Y Free
102 Men 1650 Y Free
103 Women 1000 Y Free
104 Men 1000 Y Free
Friday, April 12, 2019 - Session 2 - Friday
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 1:30 PM
# Sex Event
201 Women 400 Y IM
202 Men 400 Y IM
203 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
205 Women 50 Y Breast
206 Men 50 Y Breast
207 Women 100 Y Fly
208 Men 100 Y Fly
209 Women 200 Y Back
210 Men 200 Y Back
211 Women 200 Y Free
212 Men 200 Y Free
213 Women 400 Y Free Relay
214 Men 400 Y Free Relay
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Session 3 - Saturday
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 2:00 PM
# Sex Event
302 Men 500 Y Free
303 Women 200 Y Free Relay
304 Men 200 Y Free Relay
305 Women 50 Y Back
306 Men 50 Y Back
307 Women 200 Y Fly
308 Men 200 Y Fly
309 Women 100 Y IM
310 Men 100 Y IM
311 Women 200 Y Breast
312 Men 200 Y Breast
313 Women 100 Y Free
314 Men 100 Y Free
315 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
316 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Session 4 - Sunday
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event
401 Women 500 Y Free
403 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
405 Women 100 Y Breast
406 Men 100 Y Breast
407 Women 50 Y Fly
408 Men 50 Y Fly
409 Women 100 Y Back
410 Men 100 Y Back
411 Women 50 Y Free
412 Men 50 Y Free
413 Women 200 Y IM
414 Men 200 Y IM

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