2019 South Central Zone Championship Meet - Short Course Yards

Woodlands Masters Swim Team

Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31, 2019

USMS Sanction : 259-S003

Woodlands Masters Swim Team

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Tue, Jan 1, 2019
12:00 AM
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
11:59 PM

Sanctioned By: Sanctioned By: Gulf Masters Swimming for United States Masters Swimming, Inc.
Hosted By: Woodlands Masters Swim Team

Meet Referee: Claude Humbert

Meet Directors: Frank Bergfield - c/o WMST, PO Box 7084, The Woodlands, TX 77387
Phone: (936) 523-0540  E-mail: fbergfield@hotmail.com

Location: The Conroe Independent School District (CISD) Natatorium (Googlemaps link)
19133 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, Texas 77385

Date & Times: Friday, March 29, 2019……Warm-ups – 5:00 PM……Meet Starts – 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2019……Warm-ups – 8:00 AM……Meet Starts – 9:00 AM
Sunday, March 31, 2019…..…Warm-ups – 8:00 AM……Meet Starts – 9:00 AM

Facilities:  Indoor 8 lane non-turbulant pool. All races conducted on a 25-yard course. Warm up lanes will be available in the adjacent course during the meet each day. Showers and lockers will be available. The length of the competition course is in compliance with and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.

Timing: A Daktronics Omnisport 2000 automatic timing and scoring system with touch pads as the primary timing system will be used during the competition. Secondary timing system will be manual electronic with 1 button and 1 digital watch per lane. Hy-Tek;s Meet Manager software will be used to manage and score the meet.

Rules: Current United States Masters Swimming technical rules and code of regulations will govern this meet.

Eligibility: All participants must be registered with United States Masters Swimming. Competitors must be 18 years of age on or before March 29, 2019.

Event Time Limit: To qualify for the freestyle and IM distance events, participants must meet the following qualifying times: 1650 yard freestyle under 60 minutes, 1000 yard freetyle under 40 minutes, 500 yard freestyle under 20 minutes, 400 IM under 20 minutes. 

Conduct of Meet: Enter the meet using your best short course yard time for the event. The Meet Director may at his discretion, correct, adjust or insert an entry time for any swimmer. All events will be timed finals and seeded slowest to fastest. All individual events, 200 yards and shorter, will be seeded by gender and by time. For all other events, including relays, women and men will be seeded together by time only. 

Positive check-in is required for all 400 yard and longer events as follows:

Event #1/2 (Men/Women 1650 yard freestyle) .............................Check-in by 5:30 PM, Friday
Event #3/4 (Men/Women 500 yard freestyle) ...............................Check-in by 8:30 AM, Saturday
Event #27/28 (Men/Women 400 yard Individual Medley) ...........Check-in by 8:30 AM, Sunday
Event #49/50 (Men/Women 1000 yard freestyle) ........................Check-in by the end of Event #37

There will be a 30-minute warm-up break after the 500 Free and 400 IM events. There will be a 15-minute officials break after the 100 Breast and after the 100 Back events.

Hospitality: Available for Officials, Timers, and Meet Volunteers. 

Limit of Events: Each entrant may swim a maximum of 5 individual Events and 3 relay events per day.

Registration/Entry Fees:
On-time entry (online entry received by midnight March 18) - $55
Late entry fee (online entry received after March 18 and by midnight March 26- $65


RELAY entrants must be registered in the meet and team members must be properly registered with the same Masters club. Entry forms will be provided to meet participants and available at the venue.

RELAY ENTRIES for Saturday, March 30 are due by the end of event #6
RELAY ENTRIES for Sunday, March 31 are due by the end of event #32

Fees per relay are payable on the day of the event - $15


Age Groups: Individual:18-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75-79, etc.
Relays: 18+, 25+, 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+, 75, etc.

Awards: Medals will be awarded for 1st through 3rd in each individual event and relays. Combined Team awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place shall also be made in additon to Top Men Team and Top Women Team awards.

T-Shirts: Meet t-shirt will be available for purchase at the cost of $15. Swimmers may preorder shirts during the online entry process. A limited number of shirts will also be available for sale at the meet.

Results: Results will be posted on the Woodlands Masters Swim Team website at www.wmst.net and the Gulf Masters Swimming website at www.gulfmastersswimming.org, and at www.usms.org

Parking: Plenty of free parking is available adjacent to the Natatorium

Lodging: Courtyard Marriott/Shenandoah, 19255 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, TX 77385 – (936) 273-6600
Reservation LINK              
Reservation booked by March 15, 2019 will receive a Group Discount for the “2019 Zone Championship.”

Lodging is also available at other nearby hotels.

Social: There will be a Social planned on Saturday evening at a local food and drink establishment. More information will be posted as we get closer to the event.  

Facility Rules: This meet is conducted on the grounds of a school district campus. The CISD asks that all swimmers, spectators, and coaches comply with the facility regulations.

Questions should be directed to Frank Bergfield, Meet Director, fbergfield@hotmail.com

Meet Course: 25 Yards

Friday, March 29, 2019 - Session 1 - 1650 Free
Warm-ups start at 5:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 6:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Men 1650 Y Free
2 Women 1650 Y Free
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Session 2 - Events 3-25
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
3 Men 500 Y Free
4 Women 500 Y Free
5 Men 100 Y Free
6 Women 100 Y Free
7 Men 200 Y Fly
8 Women 200 Y Fly
9 Men 50 Y Back
10 Women 50 Y Back
11 Men 100 Y Breast
12 Women 100 Y Breast
13 Men 200 Y Back
14 Women 200 Y Back
15 Men 50 Y Fly
16 Women 50 Y Fly
17 Men 200 Y IM
18 Women 200 Y IM
19 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
20 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
21 Men 400 Y Medley Relay
22 Women 400 Y Medley Relay
23 Men 200 Y Free Relay
24 Women 200 Y Free Relay
25 Mixed 800 Y Free Relay
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - Session 3 - Events 27-50
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
27 Men 400 Y IM
28 Women 400 Y IM
29 Men 50 Y Breast
30 Women 50 Y Breast
31 Men 200 Y Free
32 Women 200 Y Free
33 Men 100 Y IM
34 Women 100 Y IM
35 Men 100 Y Back
36 Women 100 Y Back
37 Men 50 Y Free
38 Women 50 Y Free
39 Men 200 Y Breast
40 Women 200 Y Breast
41 Men 100 Y Fly
42 Women 100 Y Fly
43 Mixed 400 Y Medley Relay
44 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
45 Men 400 Y Free Relay
46 Women 400 Y Free Relay
47 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
48 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
49 Men 1000 Y Free
50 Women 1000 Y Free

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "WOODLANDS MASTERS SWIM."

Online Registration closed on 3/26/2019.
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