Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic 16

RSJ Event Specialists Meets

Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13, 2024

USMS Sanction : 144-S008

RSJ Event Specialists Meets

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Individual Registration Thu, May 9, 2024
08:00 AM
Mon, Oct 7, 2024
05:00 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Thu, May 9, 2024
08:00 AM
Mon, Oct 7, 2024
05:00 PM
Relay Team Registration Wed, Oct 9, 2024
09:00 AM
Sun, Oct 13, 2024
02:00 PM

Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic 16
October 11-13, 2024

SANCTIONED BY:  The Florida LMSC for USMS, Inc.

HOSTED BY:  RSJ Event Specialists, LLC

TYPE OF MEET:  25-meter timed finals

Session 1, Friday, October 11
---Warm-up 2:00 pm,  Meet Start 3:00 pm

Session 2, Saturday, October 12
---Warm-up 8:00 am, Meet Start 9:00 am                                                                                                           
Session 3, Sunday, October 13
---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, 2024.

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 individual entries must be received by MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, at 5:00pm.  

DISTANCE EVENTS (800 & 1500 Free): 
  • The 800 Free and 1500 Free events are limited to the first 40 entries. 
  • In each event, once 40 entries are received, an additional FOUR online entrants will be allowed to enter the event on a waitlist in the online entry process. 
  • The waitlisted swimmers will be added to the event if there are scratches. 
  • Entrants in the 800 or 1500 Free MUST NOTIFY THE EVENT DIRECTOR as soon as they know they will be scratching the event, to allow a waitlisted swimmer to take their place.  
  • $30.00 Facility Charge plus $8.00 per event, payable during online entry
  • Relay-only swimmers pay the $30.00 Facility Charge
  • Relays are $10.00 per relay, paid ahead of time online
  • Relays are $15.00 per relay, deck-entered at the meet
Relays ($10 each online, $15 each deck-entered) may be submitted either online (preferred) or by deck entry. See below. RELAY ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL.  

ONLINE RELAY ENTRY (preferred):  Relays may be submitted here, online, beginning Wednesday, October 9 at 9:00am until Sunday, October 13 at 10:30am.  Entry for each relay closes per the schedule below.  

Team Relay Entry Procedure (for Relay Captains):  
  1. ONLY one person from each club should act as the Relay Captain and enter all of the team's relays.  Anyone who is a USMS-registered member of that club may serve as the Relay Captain.  
  2. A credit card must be submitted when entering and updating relays online.  The card will NOT BE CHARGED until the week following the conclusion of the meet.  The card on file will only be charged for the number of relays entered and seeded in the heat sheet, regardless of number of updates made.  
  3. After online relay entry opens,  click the button above to register your relays.  You'll first go through the USMS member verification page and then be asked for your address, email, etc.
  4. Once you get through the biographical pages, you'll see a list of relays.  Click on a relay event to enter your swimmers into that event.
  5. You'll be presented with a form that allows you to select your swimmers to fill the four relay spots.  You don't have to designate a relay as "A," "B," etc.  The software will automatically do that for you.
  6. Enter an estimated seed time for the relay (guessing is fine).
  7. Select the four swimmers for that relay, IN THE ORDER THEY WILL SWIM.
  8. Continue for each relay event and relay team.  You'll get to a page that allows you to review the relays before you submit.
  9. You'll then see a final page where you can click a final Submit button.  You will be asked for a valid credit card, however it will NOT BE CHARGED until the week following the meet.
  10. CHANGES to relays, adding new ones, or scratches will be allowed at the meet by the same deadlines as for Deck Entries.  Swimmers may change the names (or swim order) on the relay cards before they swim the event.
RELAY DECK ENTRY (discouraged):  Relay Entry Forms are available here or at the venue.  Relay fees ($15.00 per relay for deck entries) must be paid at the time of submission of deck entries.  Relays will be seeded after the deck entry deadlines.  ALL relay entries (online or deck) are due per the schedule below.
Relays Firm Relay
Entry Deadline
Fri (M-W 800 FR, Mix 400 Med) 3:30pm  Fri, Oct 11
Sat (M-W 400 Med, Mix 200 FR,
M-W 200 Med, Mix 800 FR
9:00am  Sat, Oct 12
Sun (Mix 400 FR) 9:30am  Sun, Oct 13
Sun (Mix 200 Med, M-W 200 FR,
M-W 400 FR
10:30am  Sun, Oct 13

800 FREE, 400 FREE, AND 1500 FREE EVENTS:  Please provide your own counter for these events.

  • Individual:  20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
  • Relays are double points
  • Individual and Relay events:  1st through 3rd place: Medals; 4th through 8th place: Ribbons
  • Age-Group High Point Awards
  • Teams:  1st through 3rd place, both Regional and Local club categories
Head Referee:  
John Fox
Chief Stroke & Turn: 
Kyle Kliewer
Starter:  TBD Head Marshall:  TBD
Admin Official (Computer):
Scott Rabalais & Mica Lill
Meet Director:  
Jillian Wilkins

Official Website:
Scott Bay:
Jillian Wilkins:  407-415-9720

HOTELS:  Please see official meet website,, for updated hotel information.

Friday, October 11, 2024 - Session 1 - Friday
Warm-ups start at 2:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 3:00 PM
# Sex Event
101 Mixed 800 M Free
103 Mixed (After 30-minute break) 400 M IM
105 Women 25 M Breast
106 Men 25 M Breast
107 Women (3:30pm deadline) 800 M Free Relay
108 Men (3:30pm deadline) 800 M Free Relay
109 Women 25 M Fly
110 Men 25 M Fly
111 Mixed (3:30pm deadline) 400 M Medley Relay
Saturday, October 12, 2024 - Session 2 - Saturday AM
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
201 Mixed 400 M Free
203 Women (9:00am deadline) 400 M Medley Relay
204 Men (9:00am deadline) 400 M Medley Relay
205 Women 100 M IM
206 Men 100 M IM
207 Women 200 M Fly
208 Men 200 M Fly
209 Women 25 M Free
210 Men 25 M Free
211 Women 100 M Breast
212 Men 100 M Breast
213 Women 50 M Back
214 Men 50 M Back
215 Mixed (9:00am deadline) 200 M Free Relay
217 Women 200 M Free
218 Men 200 M Free
219 Women (9:00am deadline) 200 M Medley Relay
220 Men (9:00am deadline) 200 M Medley Relay
221 Women 100 M Back
222 Men 100 M Back
223 Women 50 M Breast
224 Men 50 M Breast
225 Women 50 M Free
226 Men 50 M Free
227 Mixed (9:00am deadline) 800 M Free Relay
Sunday, October 13, 2024 - Session 3 - Sunday 1500 Free
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
300 Mixed 1500 M Free
Sunday, October 13, 2024 - Session 4 - After 1500 Free
Warm-ups start at 9:45 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:30 AM
# Sex Event
301 Mixed (9:30am deadline) 400 M Free Relay
303 Women 50 M Fly
304 Men 50 M Fly
305 Women 200 M Back
306 Men 200 M Back
307 Mixed (10:30am deadline) 200 M Medley Relay
309 Women 200 M Breast
310 Men 200 M Breast
311 Women 25 M Back
312 Men 25 M Back
313 Women 100 M Free
314 Men 100 M Free
315 Women 200 M IM
316 Men 200 M IM
317 Women (10:30am deadline) 200 M Free Relay
318 Men (10:30am deadline) 200 M Free Relay
319 Women 100 M Fly
320 Men 100 M Fly
321 Women (10:30am deadline) 400 M Free Relay
322 Men (10:30am deadline) 400 M Free Relay

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "RSJEVENTS.COM."

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