2023 YMCA Masters National Swimming Championships

YMCA National Swimming and Diving

Thursday, April 20 - Sunday, April 23, 2023

YMCA National Swimming and Diving

Swim Meet Registration

USMS

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Fri, Jan 13, 2023
05:00 PM
Fri, Apr 7, 2023
11:59 PM


Approved and hosted by the YMCA Swimming and Diving Advisory Committee.
Recognized by the Florida Gold Coast LMSC for United States Masters Swimming, Inc.

Meet Facility:    

  • Conducted at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, 501 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. The Aquatic Center features:
  • A 20-lane competition course, separated into two 10-lane courses.
  • Separate warm-up/cool down lanes available throughout the meet.
  • Omega Timing System will be used as the primary time, with a backup button and a watch time on each lane. 
  • Ample stadium seating for those who wish to use it.     
Meet Committee:
Meet Director - Terri Shannon
Assistant Meet Director - Mike Leonard
Meet Referee/Head of Officials – Tom Janszen
Registration & Awards – Karen Janszen
Facility Director – Laura Voet
Y-USA Technical Advisor – Jim Ryan
Y-USA Manager of Competitive Events – Meredith Griffin

Rules: 
  • Current “Rules That Govern YMCA Competitive Sports” will apply, with the exception of the eligibility statement below. 
  • Current USMS technical rules will apply unless otherwise noted in this meet information.
Disability: 
Swimmers with hearing or sight concerns are welcome and 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:     
  • Every athlete MUST be a current member in good standing of the YMCA that they are representing, and that membership must be effective as of March 20, 2023 and continue through at least April 23, 2023. You will be asked to verify your membership and provide your membership number during your online entry.
  • A swimmer must 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 meet entry program will ask for your number if you have one. 
Certificate of Liability Insurance: 
  • Each YMCA, with at least one athlete entered in the meet, must have a “Certificate of Liability Insurance” on file with the YMCA of the USA. 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 7, 2023.  
  • The certificate must be emailed to finance@ymca.net.
  • Swimmers from YMCAs that do not meet with the Certification of Liability Insurance requirement will not be allowed to swim at the meet. 
YMCA Identification:
  • When entering, start typing the name of your YMCA. A list of YMCAs matching what you typed will appear. Click on the correct YMCA in that list.
  • *IMPORTANT* - Please know the current and correct name of your YMCA. Check with your YMCA before entering if you are unsure of the correct name. Be aware if you are representing a branch or a metropolitan association (for example, the Lowe’s Branch YMCA or the YMCA of Greater Charlotte).
Entry Fees: 
  • Registration fee $50 per swimmer.
  • Individual entries are $10 per event.
  • Relay entries are $24 per event. 
Registration and individual entry fees are paid at the time of entry in Club Assistant.  See information below for payment of relay team fees.

Individual Entries:
Individual Event Entry Fee is $10 per event.

A swimmer may enter no more that five (5) individual events per day, and no more than twelve (12) individual entries for the entire meet. 

A swimmer’s age group is determined by that swimmer’s age on the last day of the meet, April 23, 2023. 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 having their times submitted to USMS for Top 10 and record consideration must submit a current USMS membership number. 

The MEET ENTRY DEADLINE is April 7, 2023.  No changes or additions to individual events will be accepted after this date.
 
IMPORTANT:
YMCA of the USA Event Attestation (Participant Liability Waivers):

ALL participants must electronically sign our liability waivers.  This is a SEPARATE, additional step from entering the meet.  Go to the below link to complete this step.  (You may do it before you enter the meet, if you like.)
https://yusa.formstack.com/forms/2023_ymca_of_the_usa_competitive_event_attestation

Relay Entries:  
  • Relay Event Entry Fee is $24
  • All relay fees are paid at the meet, no later than the day prior to the relay event.
  • Electronic payment will be required.  Credit card will be available.
  • No cash or checks accepted at the meet.
  • 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.  
  • All relay competitors must be on the meet roster on April 7, 2023.
  • Relays going for a USMS record must be registered on the same USMS team.
  • Mixed relays going for a USMS record must be two women and two men.
  • Relay entries may be submitted until the day prior to the relay event.
  • Coaches will be able to see their team roster on Club Assistant.
  • Teams wishing to enter relays prior to the meet may submit them by emailing Terri Shannon at meetentries@miamioh.edu.
  • Early relay entry deadline is April 7, 2023.
Meet Check-In: 
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST CHECK IN BEFORE THEY CAN SWIM IN THE MEET. Heat sheets and tickets for the social will be distributed at Meet Check-In.  Coaches may also pick up their relay cards at Meet Check-In.

Meet Check-In will be conducted at Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center during the following times: 
  • Wednesday, April 19 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
  • Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23 - 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM (or until the conclusion of competition). 
NOTE:  Swimmers may not add or change individual events after the Meet Entry Deadline on April 7, 2023.

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.

Competition:
  • Competition is in two courses, each with 10 lanes and 25 yards long. 
  • Odd numbered heats will compete in the ODD pool (closest to the dive tower).
  • Even numbered heats will compete in the EVEN pool (closest to the 50M pool) 
Scoring and Awards: 
Medals will be awarded to 1st – 3rd places in individual and relay events.
Ribbons will be awarded for 4th – 8th places in individual and relay events.

There will be a Championship Patch for First Place winners. 
LIMIT: One patch per person per meet.

Awards will close 20 minutes after 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. Awards that have not been picked up will NOT be mailed.  

Team Awards:
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 YMCA Swimming and Diving website under Reference. Records for each event will be updated automatically. Lead-off splits of relays will be automatic.  

Splits:
Initial splits will be recognized if you stop at the starter’s podium on your course and fill in the information on the spreadsheet before you swim.

Parking: 
There is very limited parking at the aquatic center.
There are nearby parking lots and garages. The closest are:
  • Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park – 700 Seabreeze Blvd.
  • Las Olas Garage – 200 E. Las Olas Circle.
The City of Ft. Lauderdale accepts credit cards and Pay by Phone at its parking facilities. Use the following links:
Ft. Lauderdale Parking Locator
Pay by Phone

Results: 
Final results will be posted in printable format on the website www.ymcaswimminganddiving.org under National YMCA Meets.  Results will also be found on SwimPhone and Meet Mobile.

Social:  
  • The Meet Social will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. 
  • $30.00 per person (Food, non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment included). 
  • Guests are welcome. Cash Bar will be available. 
Housing:
There are many hotels in the area and many are within walking distance.
Hotel information will be posted on the website


 
In the Order of Events below, please note:
--The 1650 Free, 1000 Free, 400 IM, and 500 Free will be seeded by time, slowest to fastest.
--All other events will be seeded by age group and then by time, slowest to fastest.

Thursday, April 20, 2023 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
101 Women 1650 Y Free
102 Men 1650 Y Free
103 Women 1000 Y Free
104 Men 1000 Y Free
Friday, April 21, 2023 - Session 2
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
201 Women 400 Y IM
202 Men 400 Y IM
203 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
205 Women 100 Y Back
206 Men 100 Y Back
207 Women 50 Y Fly
208 Men 50 Y Fly
209 Women 200 Y Free
210 Men 200 Y Free
211 Women 100 Y Breast
212 Men 100 Y Breast
213 Women 200 Y Free Relay
214 Men 200 Y Free Relay
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
301 Women 500 Y Free
302 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
303 Women 200 Y Fly
304 Men 200 Y Fly
305 Women 50 Y Back
306 Men 50 Y Back
307 Women 100 Y Free
308 Men 100 Y Free
309 Women 200 Y Breast
310 Men 200 Y Breast
311 Women 100 Y IM
312 Men 100 Y IM
313 Women 400 Y Free Relay
314 Men 400 Y Free Relay
Sunday, April 23, 2023 - Session 4
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
402 Men 500 Y Free
403 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
404 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
405 Women 200 Y IM
406 Men 200 Y IM
407 Women 50 Y Breast
408 Men 50 Y Breast
409 Women 100 Y Fly
410 Men 100 Y Fly
411 Women 50 Y Free
412 Men 50 Y Free
413 Women 200 Y Back
414 Men 200 Y Back

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "YMCA OF THE USA SWIM."

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