Sanctioned By: Gulf Masters Swimming for United States Masters Swimming, Inc., Sanction # 253-S008
Hosted By: Woodlands Masters Swim Team (WMST)
Meet Referee: Claude Humbert
Meet Director: Frank Bergfield – c/o WMST, PO Box 7084, The Woodlands, TX 77387 Phone: (936) 523–0540 E-mail: email@example.com
Location: Conroe Independent School District (CISD) Natatorium (Google Maps Link) 19133 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, TX 77385
Date & Times:
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Warm-Ups – 1:00 PM
Meet Start – 2:00 PM
Event #2 to start not earlier than 2:50 PM
Sunday, November 12, 2023
Warm-Ups – 8:00 AM
Meet Start – 9:00 AM
Event #20 to start not earlier than 10:15 AM
Facilities & Rules: Indoor 8 lane non-turbulent pool. All races conducted on a 25-meter course. The length of the competition course is in compliance with and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1, 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.
Warm up lanes will be available in the adjacent course during the meet each day. Showers and lockers will be available. This meet is conducted on the grounds of a school district campus. The CISD asks that all swimmers, coaches, and spectators comply with the facility regulations.
Parking: Plenty of free parking is available adjacent to the Natatorium
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, World Records, and Top 10 consideration.
Rules & Scoring: Current U. S. Masters Swimming Code of Regulations and Rules of Competition will govern this meet. Scoring for individual and relay events shall be in accordance with Rule 103.19.3.
Eligibility: All participants must be registered with U. S. Masters Swimming and must be 18 years old on or before November 11, 2023. The eligibility of a participant (for seeding purposes) is determined by their age as of December 31, 2023.
Event Time Limit: To qualify for the freestyle distance events, participants must meet the following qualifying times: 1500 meter Freestyle under 45 minutes, 800 meter Freestyle under 25 minutes.
Conduct of Meet: Enter the meet using your best short course meters time or estimate for the event. The Meet Director may, at his discretion, correct, adjust or insert an entry time for any swimmer; he may also elect to run six (6) lanes for the meet to facilitate swimmers’ rest intervals. All events will be timed finals. For all events, including relays, women and men will be seeded together by time only, slowest to fastest. Results will be scored separately by gender. NOTE: Individuals may only enter one (1) of the three 800 relay events (EITHER Women’s, Men’s, or Mixed).
Positive Check-In: Positive check-in is required for all events 400 meters and longer as follows:
Event #1 Mixed 400 meter Freestyle
Check-in by 1:30 PM
Event #18 1500 meter Freestyle
Check-in by Event #11
Event #19 400 meter IM
Check-in by 8:30 AM
Event #33 800 meter Freestyle
Check-in by Event #25
Breaks: There will be a 15 minute officials break after the 200 and 400 meter Mixed Medley Relay events. There will be a 15 minute warm-up break after the 400 free and 400 IM meter 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
Online registration via this ClubAssistant Link. Additional links are available at: www.wmst.net, www.gulfmastersswim.org, or www.usms.org/events.
Deck Entry (for open lanes only) with current USMS Card, Entry Form, & signed Participant Waiver. May be paid at the registration desk via cash, credit card, or check.
Individual Entry Deadlines/Fees:
Full Meet Online entries by Sunday, 11:59 PM, November 5
1-Day only (Saturday or Sunday) Online by 11:59 PM, November 5
Relay ONLY Online participants by 11:59 PM, November 5
Deck entries at the meet by 1:15 PM for Saturday; 8:15 AM for Sunday
Team Relay Entry Deadlines/Fees: Team entries/fees by 1:30 PM for Saturday; 8:30 AM for Sunday — $15 per relay
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, etc.
Relays*: 76-99, 100-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, 240-279, 280-319, 320-359, 360-399 *Note: the aggregate age of the four relay team members shall determine the age group
Awards: For individual and relay events 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded.
Special Awards:(presented after Event #29)
Fastest Man and Fastest Woman of 2023 Awards will be presented based on the fastest time in the 50 meter Freestyle event.
Pentathlon Award for each swimmer completing all of the following events: 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free, and 100 I OR: the 100 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Free, and 400 IM.
T-Shirts: Meet T-shirts will be available for $20 each. They can be pre-ordered (by size) during the online registration (not refundable) process until 5 November – exchanges may be made on deck, pending availability. A limited number of shirts will also be available for sale at the meet.