DATE & TIME: Session 1, Friday, October 14 ---Warm-up 2 pm, Meet Start 3 pm
Session 2, Saturday, October 15 ---Warm-up 8 am, Meet Start 9 am
Session 3, Sunday, October 16 ---Lucky's Lake Swim 7 am (optional separate event, not part of swim meet; see information below) ---Pool Warm-up 9:30 am, Meet Start 10:30 am
LOCATION: Rosen Aquatic Center, 8422 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819
FACILITY: Eight-lane, 25-meter SCM competition pool. Warmup and warm-down available (in 25-yard course).
POOL LENGTH CERTIFICATION: The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1.
TIMING SYSTEM: Colorado timing system with scoreboard. The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Times can be submitted for world records, USMS records, and USMS Top 10 consideration.
ELIGIBILITY: Current USMS rules will govern the meet. All meet participants must be age 18 or older and be currently-registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming. Foreign swimmers must provide proof of current membership in their country’s Masters Swimming governing body. Sunday morning Lake Swim is open to anyone age 18 and over.
COMPETITION AGE: Competition age is determined by the athlete’s age on December 31, 2022.
SEEDING: Times will be seeded Short Course Meters. No conversions by meet management. Please enter times for SCM. ALL EVENTS WILL BE SWUM SLOWEST TO FASTEST.
AUTOMATIC SPLIT RECORDING: Automatic split recording (USMS Rule 103.18.2 A& B) will be performed by the officials for relay leadoff splits, provided the split time is available from the automatic (primary) timing system. Other splits may be requested in writing by the swimmer per USMS rules noted on the USMS split notification form. Split times will be taken from the automatic (primary) timing system where available and will only be taken from backup (stopwatch) times if the swimmer made arrangements for watch split times to be recorded. Split request forms must be submitted to the Meet Referee by the end of the meet, except for backstroke split requests which must be submitted PRIOR TO the swim.
SCRATCHES: No penalty for scratching on the block.
ENTRY LIMITS: Five (5) individual events per day, plus relays. No limit to the number of relays entered; indicate as “A”, “B”, “C”, etc. Swimmers over-entered will be removed from their last event on each day over-entered. The 800 Free will be limited to the first 40 entrants.
ONLINE ENTRIES: Online entries are accepted with credit card payment (Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX). Please note that your credit card will be charged by “RSJ EVENT SPECIALISTS” for this meet registration.
ENTRY DEADLINE: All entries must be received by MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, at 5:00pm. Please note that the 800 Free event is limited to the first 40 entries! Alternates will be placed after scratches!
ENTRY FEES: • $25.00 Facility Charge plus $7.00 per event, payable during online entry • Relays are $10.00 per relay, paid at the meet
RELAY ENTRIES: All relays will be deck-entered on relay entry forms available at the meet (or here). RELAY ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL. Final relay entry deadlines are as follows (relays may be submitted the days before they are swum, too):
Relays will be seeded after the deck entry deadline. Relay fees ($10.00 per relay) must be paid with submission of relay entries.
CHECK-IN: Swimmers are considered checked-in for all individual events (200 meters or shorter). Swimmers in distance events (400 meters or longer) will be seeded at the time the meet closes or the entry limit is reached. A wait list will be established after the entry limit is reached on a first come first served basis. To be added to the wait list, email Scott Bay email@example.com with your name, event, entry time and club. IF YOU ARE SCRATCHING A DISTANCE EVENT, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP. Empty lanes will also be filled with wait listed swimmers the day of each event where possible.
800 FREE and 400 FREE EVENTS: Please provide your own counter for these events.
SUNDAY MORNING 1500 METER SWIM: The 1500-meter swim will be held at Lucky’s Lake Swim. This is a SEPARATE registration and NOT USMS-SANCTIONED. It is open to anyone. For your convenience, if you are entering the Rowdy meet, you may pay for the Lucky Swim during your meet registration (be sure to check the box for the optional $35 merchandise item). For those not entering the Rowdy meet, click here or go to http://www.rsjevents.com to sign up for the Lucky Swim.
SCORING: • Individual: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 • Relays are double points
AWARDS: • Individual and Relay events: 1st through 3rd place: Medals; 4th through 8th place: Ribbons • Age-Group High Point Awards
Head Referee: Bob Turner
Chief Stroke & Turn: Mica Lill
Head Marshall: TBD
Admin Official (Computer): Scott Rabalais
Meet Director: Jillian Wilkins/Scott Bay
RULES: Current USMS Swimming Rules and Regulations will govern the meet.
INFORMATION: Official Website: www.rowdygainesclassic.com Scott Bay: Scott@rsjeventspecialists.com Jillian Wilkins: firstname.lastname@example.org 407-415-9720