2017 YMCA Masters National Swimming Championships

YMCA National Swimming and Diving

Thursday, May 4 - Sunday, May 7, 2017

YMCA National Swimming and Diving

Swim Meet Registration


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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2018 YMCA Masters National Swimming Championships

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Thu, Dec 15, 2016
12:00 AM
Thu, Apr 13, 2017
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 April 13, 2017:
 Entries will be online with Club Assistant.  

Eligibility (Membership) Every swimmer must be a member of the YMCA they are representing on April 7 –  and the membership must be valid through May 7, 2017. During the entry process, you will be asked for an electronic signature verifying the above.

Individual event limit is 5 events per day or a total of 12 for 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 20, 2017.
All relay entries are due by 1 PM the day before they are swum - Only swimmers on the roster April 13 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 2017 YMCA Masters meet during specified warm up, warm down and competition hours.

SOCIAL: Our Meet Social for 2017 will be held at the beautiful and #1 ranked beach in the world (2011) - Siesta Beach, FL. 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 6 pm on Saturday, May 6, with sunset approximately around 7:55 pm - don't miss it! The address for Siesta Beach is 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL 34242. Parking is free.

Tickets for the social are $25 – tickets should be ordered as you complete your entry.

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 for the primary time, with a backup and a watch time on each lane.
• There is more than amply 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.


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 April 13. 2017. 
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 May 7, 2017. In addition, the coach will check membership 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.  Individual entry fee $8.50 per event.
There is a $35 registration fee for each individual

A swimmer’s age group is determined by that swimmer’s age on the last day of the meet, May 7, 2017. 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.

USMS numbers are provided to the entry chair by Club Assistant.  Do not worry that you are  not asked to submit your USMS 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 April 13, 2017.

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: 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 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 2017 YMCA Masters meet.
Wednesday:              4 PM to 7 PM
Thursday-Sunday:     7:30 AM - end of session      
Warm-Up/Warm-Down lanes will be specified
The meet starts at 8:30 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 pdf format on the website www.ymcaswimminganddiving.org. Results will also be found on SwimPhone.

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.

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, May 4, 2017 - Session 1 - Thursday
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 4:00 PM
# Sex Event Psych
101 Women 1650 Y Free Psych
102 Men 1650 Y Free Psych
103 Women 1000 Y Free Psych
104 Men 1000 Y Free Psych
Friday, May 5, 2017 - Session 2 - Friday
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 2:00 PM
# Sex Event Psych
201 Women 400 Y IM Psych
202 Men 400 Y IM Psych
203 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
205 Women 50 Y Back Psych
206 Men 50 Y Back Psych
207 Women 200 Y Breast Psych
208 Men 200 Y Breast Psych
209 Women 200 Y Free Psych
210 Men 200 Y Free Psych
211 Women 50 Y Fly Psych
212 Men 50 Y Fly Psych
213 Women 400 Y Free Relay
214 Men 400 Y Free Relay
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Session 3 - Saturday
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 3:00 PM
# Sex Event Psych
302 Men 500 Y Free Psych
303 Women 200 Y Free Relay
304 Men 200 Y Free Relay
305 Women 100 Y Breast Psych
306 Men 100 Y Breast Psych
307 Women 200 Y Fly Psych
308 Men 200 Y Fly Psych
309 Women 200 Y Back Psych
310 Men 200 Y Back Psych
311 Women 50 Y Free Psych
312 Men 50 Y Free Psych
313 Women 100 Y IM Psych
314 Men 100 Y IM Psych
315 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
316 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Session 4 - Sunday
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 2:00 PM
# Sex Event Psych
401 Women 500 Y Free Psych
403 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
405 Women 100 Y Back Psych
406 Men 100 Y Back Psych
407 Women 200 Y IM Psych
408 Men 200 Y IM Psych
409 Women 100 Y Fly Psych
410 Men 100 Y Fly Psych
411 Women 50 Y Breast Psych
412 Men 50 Y Breast Psych
413 Women 100 Y Free Psych
414 Men 100 Y Free Psych

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

Online Registration closed on 4/13/2017.