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2018 YMCA Masters National Swimming Championships

Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22, 2018

YMCA National Swimming and Diving

Swim Meet Registration

Registration Schedule

It is now 9:11 AM ET on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
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Individual Registration Mon, October 30, 2017 12:00 AM ET Tue, March 20, 2018 11:59 PM ET
Relay Team Registration Sun, April 1, 2018 12:01 AM ET Thu, April 19, 2018 02:01 PM ET
Club Entry Rosters

Approved and hosted by the YMCA National Swimming and Diving Advisory Committee.

Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex

501 Seabreeze

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Recognized by Gold Coast LMSC for United States Masters Swimming, Inc.

Entries due March 20, 2018:
 Entries will be online with Club Assistant.  

YMCA - Every athlete MUST be a current member of the YMCA that they are representing and that membership must be effective March 20, 2018, through April 22, 2018.
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. 

Individual event limit is 5 events per day or a total of 12 for the meet.

ALL POOLS: Open only to participants in the 2018 YMCA Masters meet during specified warm up, warm down and competition hours.

SOCIAL: Our Meet Social for 2018 will be held at the pool on Saturday.
The Social will start at 6 pm on Saturday, April 21.
Tickets for the social are $25 – tickets should be ordered as you complete your entry.

MEET FACILITY:  Conducted at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.  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 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. 2018. 
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 membership is current and will be current through April 22, 2018. 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

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 20, 2018.

Relays may be processed online on Club Assistant by a coach or relay captain here at this same online meet entry page where swimmers registered as individuals. The coach or relay captain must be a member of the same YMCA as the team for which s/he is building relays. Online relay team entry will open on April 1, 2018, and will close for each relay event at 1:00 pm Eastern time on the day before each relay swims. Relays processed online on Club Assistant must be paid by credit card. Changes to relay member names and relay age groups may be processed online up to the entry deadline and may be processed in person at the meet prior to the deadline.

Relay Event Entry Fee $20.00.  Entries will be done online through club assistant.  

Coaches click here to view Club Rosters on ClubAssistant.

A swimmer’s age group is determined by that swimmer’s age on the last day of the meet, April 22, 2018. 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.

REGISTRATION: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER AT THE POOL 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 2018 YMCA Masters meet.
Wednesday:              4 PM to 7 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 be given for 1st through 8th place in both individual and relays.
Championship Patches will be limited to one per person for first place winners.

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 on Sunday.  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.  
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 for individual events 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 for individual events 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: Parking is limited.

RESULTS: Final results will be posted in pdf format on the website ymca.ymcaswimminganddiving.org. Results will also be found on SwimPhone.

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 and Diving Nationals to secure the group rate. You will need a credit card to hold your reservation.

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Beach, 440 Seabreeze Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Group Rate: Intracoastal Queen/King: $179; Ocean King $185; Ocean Queen $189
Reservation Link: Book your group rate for 2018 Masters & Diving Nationals 
Reservation Phone Number: 888-321-2211—Specify Courtyard Ft. Lauderdale Beach and 2018 Masters & Diving
Reservation Deadline: Monday, April 2

Group Rate: The group rate is valid from Monday, April 16 until Sunday, April 22. As a courtesy, if you’d like to extend your stay in Ft. Lauderdale, the hotel will honor the group rate up to three days before Monday, April 16 and three days after Sunday, April 22, based on availability.

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 19, 2018 - Session 1 - Thursday
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 4:00 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 20, 2018 - Session 2 - Friday
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
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 21, 2018 - Session 3 - Saturday
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 3:00 PM
# Sex Event
301 Women 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 22, 2018 - Session 4 - Sunday
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
402 Men 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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