2024 South Central Zone Spring Championship

Woodlands Masters Swim Team

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 2024

USMS Sanction : 254-S001

Woodlands Masters Swim Team

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Individual Registration Mon, Jan 1, 2024
12:00 AM
Mon, Apr 22, 2024
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Mon, Jan 1, 2024
12:00 AM
Mon, Apr 22, 2024
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Tue, Apr 23, 2024
08:00 AM
Fri, Apr 26, 2024
10:00 AM
Relay Team Online Registration closed at 10:00 AM on Fri, Apr 26, 2024.


Facility:                        Conroe Independent School District Natatorium
19133 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, TX 77385  -  Googlemaps LinkTwo 8 lane pools (7’ deep) will be used on Friday.  One pool will be used on Saturday/Sunday.  Warm-up lanes will be available in the adjacent course and/or diving pool area each day.
  • Timing system type : A Daktronics Omnisport 2000 automatic timing and scoring system with touch pads as the primary timing system will be used during the competition.
  • Link to facility
  • This meet is conducted on the grounds of the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) campus.  All participants, coaches, officials, and spectators must comply with the facility regulations and USMS COVID-19 guidelines.  Showers and lockers will be available. 
Pool Length:              All races conducted on a 25-yard course.  The length of the competition course is in compliance 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.

Head Ref:                    Claude Humbert, claude_humbert@sbcglobal.net

Meet Director:          Frank Bergfield, fbergfield@hotmail.com, 3614 Smooth Brome Ln, Spring, TX 77386,
                                      (936) 523-0540

Dates:                           April 26, 27, 28  –  2024

Warm-up and            Ÿ    Friday, April 26, 2024          Warm-ups – 5:00 PM       Meet Starts – 6:00 PM
Start Times:               
Ÿ    Saturday, April 27, 2024     Warm-ups – 8:00 AM      Meet Starts – 9:00 AM
Ÿ   Sunday, April 28, 2024         Warm-ups – 8:00 AM      Meet Starts – 9:00 AM

Rules:                           2024 USMS Short Course Rules will govern the conduct of the meet.
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.

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

Sanction:                    Sanctioned by GULF LMSC for USMS, Inc. Sanction Number is 254-S001.   Times 
achieved at the meet will be submitted                                  to USMS and eligible for USMS Records and Top 10 consideration but not for FINA World Records.

Eligibility:                   Open to all currently registered USMS swimmers.  Swimmers not currently registered with USMS will be given an                                               opportunity to register with USMS while doing their online entry.                                                                                                                                     All USMS and FINA registered swimmers are welcome!

Age:                              Competitors must be 18 years of age on or before April 28, 2024.

Age Groups                
Ÿ   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.
                                     Ÿ   Relays: 18+, 25+, 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+, 75+, 85+, 95+. 
Note: The age of the youngest relay team member shall determine the relay age group.

Relay Entries:           Team Relay entries may be done online or at the venue.  Relay entry forms will be provided to meet participants                                                and available at the venue.  Each of the four members of any relay team must be registered with the same
                                    Masters club.  Unattached swimmers may not swim on relay teams.

                                     ONLINE TEAM entries open 8:00 AM, Tuesday April 23 – Close 10:00 AM Friday, April 26

                                     RELAY ENTRIES for Friday, April 26 are due by ...... 6:00 PM
                                     RELAY ENTRIES for Saturday, April 27 are due by .. 9:00 AM
                                     RELAY ENTRIES for Sunday, April 28 are due by .... 9:00 AM
  • $15 Fee per relay entered online, or deck entry payable with the submitted entries (cash, check or credit card).
                                     Relays will be seeded and scored separately by gender.  Depending on the number of entries and
                                     entrants' events, the Meet Director reserves the right to combine men’s, women’s and mixed heats
                                     with a separating lane. 

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

                                      IMPORTANT: Swimmers are asked to voluntarily notify the Meet Director by email fbergfield@hotmail.com
                                      of their intent to scratch any events by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, April 24.  Final seeding of the pre-seeded
                                      events will occur after the scratch deadline has passed.

                                      No fines or penalties will be assessed for swimmers who no-show/scratch at the meet.  No refunds will be issued.

Entry Fee /                  
Individual Events Registration – ONLINE ONLY.
Ÿ     $60 fee – Early Online Deadline .................................. Sunday April 14th by 11:59 PM.
Ÿ     $70 fee – After April 14 with Regular deadline on .....  Monday April 22nd by 11:59 PM.
Relay-Only entrants MAY ONLY REGISTER ONLINE. 
                                       Ÿ     $25 fee for “Relay-Only” Individual Registration is due by 11:59 April 22 .

                                      NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 11:59 PM April 22 (Monday). 
                                      NO INDIVIDUAL DECK/DAY or MAIL ENTRIES ALLOWED.

Seeding:                      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.  All events except relays and positive check-in events will be pre-seed
                                       NOTE: Positive Check-in is required for the following distance events:

                                              Event #1/2               (Women/Men 400 yard IM).................... Check-in by 5:30 PM, Friday
                                              Event #3/4              (Women/Men 1650 yard freestyle).......... Check-in by 5:30 PM, Friday
                                              Event #9/10            (Men/Women 500 yard freestyle)........... Check-in by 8:30 AM, Saturday
                                              Event #31/32           (Men/Women 1000 yard freestyle)......... Check-in by 8:30 AM, Sunday

Scoring:                       Individual and Relays through 8th place.  Points for finish placing shall be:
                                                  Individual:   9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1             Relays: 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

Awards:                       Individual events:             Medals places 1st – 3rd
                                         Relays:                                  Medals places 1st – 3rd

                                         Combined Team awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place shall be made.

                                         First Place Awards shall be made to the Top Men’s and Top Women’s Team.

Social Media:            Meet Website  
                                      Facebook https://www.facebook.com/woodlandsmastersswimteam?mibextid=b06tZ0
                                     Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wmst_woodlandsmastersswimteam/ sites.

Psych &
Heat Sheets:
Psych sheets for the 400 yard and longer events, along with Heat Sheets for pre-seeded events will be provided via E-mail to participants on Thursday, April 25 and will be available online.  A limited number of copies will be available at the meet check-in vestibule.  Final seeding of the 400 yard and longer events will occur after positive check-in.  Relay events will be seeded after entries are submitted.  Heat sheets will also be available on Meet Mobile and shall be posted on the walls around the venue

Results:                        Results will be on Meet Mobile throughout the meet and, after the meet, on
                                        Woodlands Masters Swim Team website, the Gulf Masters Swim websiteand www.USMS.org.  Hard copy results
                                        will be posted continuously throughout the meet.  Records will be submitted with proper paperwork and
                                        electronic files ASAP after the meet to all appropriate parties.

Social:                          To be determined

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

Concessions:             Light concessions are planned for Saturday and Sunday.
Swim Meet Apparel: Meet T-shirts will be available for purchase ($20 each) -
See the design shown here.

They can be preordered (by size) during the online entry process until 11:59 PM on Sunday April 14.  A limited number of shirts will also be available for sale at the meet.

Swim Gear Vendor:

The Keifer Aquatics vendor will be present on Saturday and Sunday.

Questions?:                Direct any questions to the Meet Director, Frank Bergfield, fbergfield@hotmail.com   (936) 523-0540

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.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
April 14
Early entry deadline  +  last chance to pre-order T-Shirts
11:59 PM
$60 Fee
Regular entries commence
$70 Fee
16 17 18 19 20
21 22
11:59 PM
Individual Regular entry deadline  
$70 Fee

Relay-Only swimmer deadline
$25 Fee
8:00 AM
Online TEAM RELAY entries open.
$15 Fee per Relay entry
11:59 PM Deadline for any scratches
(no refunds)

Psych Sheets / pre-seeded Heat Sheets sent out and posted.
10:00 AM Online Team Relay entries close.
5:00 PM

by 5:30 PM

DECK Relay Entries
due 6:00 PM

Meet Starts 6:00 PM
8:00 AM

due 8:30 AM

DECK Relay Entries
due 9:00 AM

Meet Starts
9:00 AM
8:00 AM

due 8:30 AM

DECK Relay Entries
due 9:00 AM

Meet Starts
9:00 AM
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Friday, April 26, 2024 - 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
5 Men 800 Y Free Relay
6 Women 800 Y Free Relay
7 Mixed 800 Y Free Relay
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - Session 2 - Saturday - Events 5 - 29
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
9 Men 500 Y Free
10 Women 500 Y Free
11 Men 200 Y IM
12 Women 200 Y IM
13 Men 100 Y Free
14 Women 100 Y Free
15 Men 50 Y Back
16 Women 50 Y Back
17 Men 200 Y Fly
18 Women 200 Y Fly
19 Men 100 Y Breast
20 Women 100 Y Breast
21 Men 50 Y Fly
22 Women 50 Y Fly
23 Men 200 Y Back
24 Women 200 Y Back
25 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
26 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
27 Men 400 Y Medley Relay
28 Women 400 Y Medley Relay
29 Men 200 Y Free Relay
30 Women 200 Y Free Relay
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 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 200 Y Breast
34 Women 200 Y Breast
35 Men 50 Y Free
36 Women 50 Y Free
37 Men 100 Y Back
38 Women 100 Y Back
39 Men 100 Y IM
40 Women 100 Y IM
41 Men 200 Y Free
42 Women 200 Y Free
43 Men 100 Y Fly
44 Women 100 Y Fly
45 Men 50 Y Breast
46 Women 50 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 4/22/2024.
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