Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic 15 October 13-15, 2023
SANCTIONED BY: The Florida LMSC for USMS, Inc.
HOSTED BY: RSJ Event Specialists, LLC
TYPE OF MEET: 25-meter timed finals
DATE & TIME: Session 1, Friday, October 13 ---Warm-up 2:00 pm, Meet Start 3:00 pm
Session 2, Saturday, October 14 ---Warm-up 8:00 am, Meet Start 9:00 am
Session 3, Sunday, October 15 ---Warm-up 7:00 am, 1500 Free Start 8:00 am ---Warm-up 9:45 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 AND RULES: 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.
COMPETITION AGE: Competition age is determined by the athlete’s age on December 31, 2023.
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 and 1500 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 “RSJEVENTS.COM” for this meet registration.
ENTRY DEADLINE: All entries must be received by MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, at 5:00pm. Please note that the 800 Free and 1500 Free events are limited to the first 40 entries! Alternates will be placed after scratches!
$30.00 Facility Charge plus $8.00 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, 400 FREE, AND 1500 FREE EVENTS: Please provide your own counter for these events.