2022 South Central Zone Championship - Short Course Yards

Woodlands Masters Swim Team

Friday, April 1 - Sunday, April 3, 2022

USMS Sanction : 252-S001

Woodlands Masters Swim Team

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Swimmer Registration Fri, Jan 28, 2022
12:00 AM
Mon, Mar 28, 2022
11:59 PM

Sanctioned By:            Gulf Masters Swimming for United States Masters Swimming, Inc., Sanction # 252-S001

Hosted By:                  Woodlands Masters Swim Team

Meet Referee:             Claude Humbert

Meet Director:           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, April 1, 2022            —  Warm-ups - 5:00 PM;       Meet Starts - 6:00 PM
                                      Saturday, April 2, 2022        —  Warm-ups - 8:00 AM;      Meet Starts - 9:00 AM
                                       Sunday, April 3, 2022          —  Warm-ups - 8:00 AM;      Meet Starts - 9:00 AM

Facilities:                    Indoor 8 lane non-turbulent 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 compettion 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 that will be done before and after each session.  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 semi-automatic with a minimum of 1 button and 1 digital watch per lane.  Hy-Tek’s Meet Manager software will be used to manage and score the meet.  Times from this competition will be eligible for USMS records and Top 10 consideration, but not for world records.

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

Eligibility:                  All participants must be registered with United States Masters Swimming.  Competitors must be 18 years of age on or before April 3, 2022.  

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 freestyle 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 eventThe Meet Director may, at his discretion, correct, adjust or insert an entry time for any swimmer.  All events will be timed finals and be 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.  The 400 yard and longer events will be seeded after positive check-in.  Heat sheets for individual events (PSYCH sheets only for events 400 yards and longer) will be provided to all participants on Thursday, March 31 via ClubAssistant.

                                    Positive check-in is required for all 400 yard and longer events as follows:
                                        Event #1/2        (Men/Women 400 yard Individual Medley)................. Check-in by 5:30 PM, Friday

                                        Event #3/4        (Men/Women 1650 yard freestyle)............................ Check-in by 5:30 PM, Friday
                                        Event #5/6        (Men/Women 500 yard freestyle).............................. Check-in by 8:30 AM, Saturday
                                        Event #29/30    (Men/Women 1000 yard freestyle)............................ Check-in by 8:30 AM, Sunday

                                            There will be a 30-minute warm-up break after the 500 Free and 1000 Free events.  There will be a 15-minute officials break after the 100 Free and after the 200 Free     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/              INDIVIDUAL EVENTS – ONLINE ONLY at this ClubAssistant link.  Additional links are
Entry Fees                  available at www.wmst.net, www.gulfmastersswim.org, or www.usms.org.  Deck and
                                      mail entries will not be accepted.  Online entries will be confirmed by email from ClubAssistant.
                                     Entry received by midnight March 21 ......................................................................... — $60
                                     Entry received after March 21 and by midnight March 28 ......................................... — $70

                                                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, April 2 are due by the ........... end of event #10
                                            RELAY ENTRIES for Sunday, April 3 are due by the ............. end of event #36

                                                       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+, 85+, 95+  

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 addition to Top Men Team and Top Women Team awards.

T-Shirts:                      Meet T-shirts will be available for purchase ($15 each).  They can be preordered (by size) during 
                                       the online entry process by midnight on March 23.  A limited number of shirts will also be
                                    available for sale at the meet.  See the design below.

Results:                       Results will be posted on the Woodlands Masters Swim Team website, the Gulf Masters Swim website, and at the USMS website.  In additon, results will be available on MeetMobile and SwimPhone.

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

Lodging:                 Lodging is available at many nearby hotels.  The closest is the Courtyard Marriott/Shenandoah, 19255 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, TX 77385 – (936) 273-6600. X 77385

Facility & COVID      This meet is conducted on the grounds of the Conroe Independent School District (CISD)
Rules:                          campus.  All participants, coaches, officials, and spectators must comply with the facility regulations and USMS COVID-19 Guidelines (see below).

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

COVID-19 Summary of Guidelines    

U.S. Masters Swimming is committed to providing a safe environment for this event.  USMS follows CDC guidelines and reserves the right to alter COVID-19 protocols based on current local facility, state, and national guidelines.  Any updates will be posted and emailed to registered swimmers prior to the event.

  • Do not attend if you’re experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.  If you experience symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 during or shortly after the conclusion of the event, please contact the Meet Director.
  • USMS encourages members to be vaccinated for COVID-19 (including the booster dose), but we understand it is a personal decision based on individual factors.  USMS is not requiring COVID-19 vaccination for participation in club activities or sanctioned events.
  • USMS recommends a max of six swimmers per lane during warm-up, and swimmers are discouraged from hanging on the walls during warm-up. Please be flexible with your warm-up routine to avoid overcrowding and be considerate of your fellow swimmers.  
  • There are ample seating areas to spread out.  Please don’t congregate in crowded areas (behind the blocks, in the warmup pool, to cheer from the side of the pool, etc.). 

Per CDC guidance (updated July 28, 2021), at indoor facilities in areas with substantial or high COVID-19 transmission levels, it is recommended that both vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times except while swimming.  Swimmers should remove their mask just before entering the water and put their mask on as soon as they exit the water.  Please bring extra masks and Ziploc bags to keep your masks dry. It’s also recommended you write your name on your mask(s).

Friday, April 1, 2022 - Session 1 - Friday Evening - 400IM & 1650 Free
Warm-ups start at 5:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 6:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Men 400 Y IM
2 Women 400 Y IM
3 Men 1650 Y Free
4 Women 1650 Y Free
Saturday, April 2, 2022 - Session 2 - Saturday - Events 5 - 29
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
5 Men 500 Y Free
6 Women 500 Y Free
7 Men 50 Y Back
8 Women 50 Y Back
9 Men 100 Y Breast
10 Women 100 Y Breast
11 Men 200 Y Fly
12 Women 200 Y Fly
13 Men 100 Y Free
14 Women 100 Y Free
15 Men 200 Y Back
16 Women 200 Y Back
17 Men 50 Y Fly
18 Women 50 Y Fly
19 Men 200 Y IM
20 Women 200 Y IM
21 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
22 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
23 Men 400 Y Medley Relay
24 Women 400 Y Medley Relay
25 Men 200 Y Free Relay
26 Women 200 Y Free Relay
27 Men 800 Y Free Relay
28 Women 800 Y Free Relay
29 Mixed 800 Y Free Relay
Sunday, April 3, 2022 - Session 3 - Sunday - Events 31 - 52
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
31 Men 1000 Y Free
32 Women 1000 Y Free
33 Men 50 Y Free
34 Women 50 Y Free
35 Men 100 Y Fly
36 Women 100 Y Fly
37 Men 50 Y Breast
38 Women 50 Y Breast
39 Men 200 Y Free
40 Women 200 Y Free
41 Men 100 Y Back
42 Women 100 Y Back
43 Men 100 Y IM
44 Women 100 Y IM
45 Men 200 Y Breast
46 Women 200 Y Breast
47 Mixed 400 Y Medley Relay
48 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
49 Men 400 Y Free Relay
50 Women 400 Y Free Relay
51 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
52 Women 200 Y Medley Relay

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

Online Registration closed on 3/28/2022.
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