2016 YMCA Masters National Swimming Championships

YMCA National Swimming and Diving

Thursday, April 14 - Sunday, April 17, 2016

YMCA National Swimming and Diving

Swim Meet Registration

USMS

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 2017 YMCA Masters National Swimming Championships


Registration Schedule

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Individual Registration Tue, Dec 15, 2015
12:00 AM
Mon, Mar 21, 2016
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Tue, Dec 15, 2015
12:00 AM
Mon, Mar 21, 2016
11:59 PM


We are happy to return to Sarasota, Florida!
We hope you will be joining us!


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

Entries due March 18, 2016: 
Entries will be online with Club Assistant.  

EligibilityMembership

  • Every swimmer must be a member of the YMCA they are representing on March 18 – the day entries are due and the membership must be valid through April 17, 2016.
  • During the entry process you will be asked for an electronic signature verifying that you are a member of the YMCA on March 18, 2016 and thru April 17, 2016.
  • 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.

Relays: You may enter relays prior to the meet or at the meet. Send relay entries prior to the meet to Claudia Multer (claudiam@fioptics.com).  Must be received by April 8 2016.
All relay entries are due by 1 PM the day before they are swum.  Only swimmers on the roster March 18 are eligible for relays. The relay cards will be available the next morning. Pick them up and take them to the blocks.  Names can be changed on the card.  The cards will be picked up at the blocks after the event and changes will be made in the computer.


All pools: open only to participants in the 2016 YMCA Masters meet during specified warmup, warm down and competition hours.

SOCIAL: Our Meet Social for 2016 will be held Saturday, April 16th at the beautiful and #1 ranked beach in the world (2011) — Siesta Beach. Guests will enjoy food, drink and socializing in the newly renovated picnic area then relax and view the fabulous sunsets Siesta is known for.  The Social will start at 6pm Saturday, April 16th with Sunset scheduled for 7:55pm — don’t miss it!
The address for Siesta Beach is 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL 34242. Parking is free.
Tickets $21 – please order during online meet entry OR purchase at this shopping cart.

MEET FACILITY:  Conducted at the Sarasota YMCA– Selby Aquatic Center.  The facility consists of:
• 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 covered stadium seating for those who wish to use it.

RULES:  Current “Rules That Govern YMCA Competitive Sports” will prevail.
Current USMS technical rules will prevail unless otherwise noted in this meet information.

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.

EVERY YMCA MUST HAVE CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE: YMCA TEAMS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH THIS REQUIREMENT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SWIM AT THE MEET.

 The athlete must inform the YMCA that they need the Certificate of Insurance.
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 March 18, 2016.  Send it to:
YMCA of the USA
Attn: Robin Lee
101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

WAIVER SIGNATURE
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 memberships is current and will be current through April 17, 2016. In additioin the coach will chekkc membersip with the membership person at your YMCA.

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.

A swimmer’s age group is determined by that swimmer’s age on the last day of the meet, April 17, 2015. 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. 

RELAY ENTRIES: 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 18, 2016.

Relay Event Entry Fee $20.00

Teams wishing to enter prior to the meet may submit them by emailing claudiam@fioptics.com.

Coaches click here to view Club Rosters on ClubAssistant.

REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER/CHECK-IN BEFORE THEY CAN SWIM IN THE MEET. Heat sheets and tickets for the social will be distributed at registration/check-in. Coaches may also pick up their relay cards at registration/check-in.
Registration/Check-In will be conducted at Sarasota Complex from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Wednesday, and registration will continue on 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 2016 YMCA Masters meet.
Wednesday:              4 PM to 7 PM
Thursday-Sunday:     6:30 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: Medals will be awarded for 1st through 8th place in both individual and relay events. 

AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED: PICK UP AWARDS PROMPTLY.  Medals that have not been picked up will not be mailed.  We do not promise to remain at the pool more than 30 minutes after the meet.  The medals will be packed up and we can no longer access them.

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.   (No large and small team divisions)

RECORDS: YMCA records are posted on the Y National 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 lead off splits will be automatic.  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: There is ample parking at the facility.  All parking is free.

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

HOUSING: Check the website for housing information.  The Stay With Us program does benefit the swimming program.  This past year some of the funds helped fund swimmers who could not afford to attend nationals (Age group).  Learn to Swim programs have received help from the funds raised by Stay with Us.  We hope you will consider using our hotels.

EVENTS:
These events will be seeded by time, slowest to fastest.

1650 Free, 1000 Free, 400 IM, 500 Free

All other events will be seeded by age group and then by time, slowest to fastest.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 6:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Sheets
Heats Heat
Sheets
101 Women 1650 Y Free Psych 7 Heats
102 Men 1650 Y Free Psych 7 Heats
103 Women 1000 Y Free Psych 9 Heats
104 Men 1000 Y Free Psych 9 Heats
Friday, April 15, 2016 - Session 2
Warm-ups start at 6:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Sheets
Heats Heat
Sheets
201 Women 400 Y IM Psych 6 Heats
202 Men 400 Y IM Psych 6 Heats
203 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay Psych 0
205 Women 50 Y Back Psych 14 Heats
206 Men 50 Y Back Psych 13 Heats
207 Women 200 Y Breast Psych 7 Heats
208 Men 200 Y Breast Psych 10 Heats
209 Women 200 Y Free Psych 15 Heats
210 Men 200 Y Free Psych 16 Heats
211 Women 50 Y Fly Psych 13 Heats
212 Men 50 Y Fly Psych 14 Heats
213 Women 400 Y Free Relay Psych 0
214 Men 400 Y Free Relay Psych 0
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 6:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Sheets
Heats Heat
Sheets
301 Women 500 Y Free Psych 13 Heats
303 Women 200 Y Free Relay Psych 0
304 Men 200 Y Free Relay Psych 0
305 Women 100 Y Breast Psych 11 Heats
306 Men 100 Y Breast Psych 14 Heats
307 Women 200 Y Fly Psych 4 Heats
308 Men 200 Y Fly Psych 5 Heats
309 Women 200 Y Back Psych 10 Heats
310 Men 200 Y Back Psych 11 Heats
311 Women 50 Y Free Psych 19 Heats
312 Men 50 Y Free Psych 21 Heats
313 Women 100 Y IM Psych 16 Heats
314 Men 100 Y IM Psych 17 Heats
315 Women 200 Y Medley Relay Psych 0
316 Men 200 Y Medley Relay Psych 0
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - Session 4
Warm-ups start at 6:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event Psych
Sheets
Heats Heat
Sheets
402 Men 500 Y Free Psych 11 Heats
403 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay Psych 0
405 Women 100 Y Back Psych 10 Heats
406 Men 100 Y Back Psych 10 Heats
407 Women 200 Y IM Psych 13 Heats
408 Men 200 Y IM Psych 11 Heats
409 Women 100 Y Fly Psych 8 Heats
410 Men 100 Y Fly Psych 8 Heats
411 Women 50 Y Breast Psych 12 Heats
412 Men 50 Y Breast Psych 14 Heats
413 Women 100 Y Free Psych 17 Heats
414 Men 100 Y Free Psych 21 Heats

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