2024 Quicksilver Masters Fast and Free Long Course Meet

Quicksilver Swimming

Saturday, July 20, 2024

USMS Sanction : 384-S014

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Swimmer Registration Fri, Jun 14, 2024
05:00 AM
Sun, Jul 14, 2024
11:59 PM

Quicksilver Masters Fast and Free
Pacific Masters Swimming Long Course Meet
Saturday, July 20th, 2024

Start time:  9:00 AM warmup; 10:00 AM meet start
Check-in: 400 Free, 200 Free, and 200 IM
No same-day entries

Sanctioned by the Pacific Masters for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 384-S014
LOCATION: Gunderson High School Pool, 622 Gaundabert Lane, San Jose, CA 95136.

DIRECTIONS: Take SR 85 to the Santa Teresa Blvd exit. Head south on Santa Teresa and turn right onto Thornwood.  Turn right on Winfield Blvd, then right on Chynoweth Ave.  The campus entrance is past the highway underpass, on the right.  The pool is located at the back of the campus.
PARKING:  All on-campus parking is free. There is a small solar panel lot next to the pool, between the football field and tennis courts. There is a large parking lot in front of the school, with designated ADA parking and sidewalk access to the pool.

FACILITY: This long course meters competition will be held in an outdoor 50 meter x 25 yard pool with up to 9 lanes available for competition. A separate 6 lanes will be available for warm-up/cool down in the deep well throughout the competition. 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. The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Times can be submitted for World records, USMS records, and USMS Top 10 consideration. Pacific Masters requirements for records and Top 10 consideration are the same as those for USMS. 
TIME:  There will be 1 (one) session on Saturday, July 20, 2024. Doors open at 8:30 AM. Warm-ups will open at 9:00 AM and will close at 9:55 AM. Start time is 10:00 AM.

ELIGIBILITY:  Participants must be age 18 or older as of the last day of the meet and be currently registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming. To register with USMS and obtain a USMS ID, visit: https://www.usms.org/join-usms/join-or-renew. Foreign swimmers must provide proof of current membership in their country’s Masters Swimming governing body. 

  • Current USMS rules will govern the meet. 
  • Athletes in the 400 Free must provide their own timers.
  • Teams with 10 or more participants will be asked to fill a timer slot for the duration of the meet, beginning with Event #2, 50 Breast. Lane Timer assignments will be emailed to teams and participants in advance.  
ENTRY LIMITS: Athletes may compete in up to 6 events. Registration for the 400 Free will close when registration for the 400 Free reaches 81 entrants. Registrations for the meet will close on July 14, 2024 at 11:59pm or when the meet timeline has reached 5 (five) hours, whichever comes first. 

MAILED ENTRIES: Shall not be accepted. Contact the Meet Director, Megan Waters, at megan@swimqss.org if you need assistance registering online.
DECK ENTRIES: Shall not be accepted. 
CHECK-IN: Athletes must check-in for the 400 Free, 200 Free and 200 IM. All other events shall be pre-seeded. Check-in for the 400 Free will close at 8:30am. Check-in for the 200 Free and 200 IM will close no less than 45 minutes prior to the estimated time of the start of the event. 
SEEDING: All events shall be combined gender, swum fastest to slowest. All events shall be seeded by time. 
SCRATCHES:  No penalty for scratches or a no-show to an event.
AWARDS:  Only athletes who compete in all four freestyle events are eligible for an award. There are no other awards. The athlete in each age group, for each gender, with the lowest cumulative time from the four freestyle events shall be presented with an award. Awards will not be mailed; athletes must be present to pick up their award. 

PSYCH SHEET:  A psych sheet will be available online and a pre-seeded heat sheet for the 50-meter and 100-meter events will be printed and posted on-site.

HOSPITALITY: Athletes are encouraged to bring their own snacks and/or meals. Snacks will be provided for Volunteers. Lunch will be provided for Coaches and Officials.
MEET DIRECTOR:  Megan Waters    Email: megan@swimqss.org    Office hours 10:00am - 5:00pm.
MEET REFEREE:    David Benjamin   Email:  david.benjamin.dstlane@gmail.com     

  • Smoking and the use of other tobacco products is prohibited on the pool deck, in the locker rooms, in spectator seating, on standing areas and in all areas used by Athletes, during the meet and during warm-up periods.
  • Sale and use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all areas of the meet venue.
  • No glass containers are allowed in the meet venue.
  • No propane heater is permitted except for snack bar/meet operations.
  • All shelters must be properly secured (e.g. buckets and bungees).
  • Deck Changes are prohibited. Restrooms are open.
  • Destructive devices, to include but not limited to, explosive devices and equipment, firearms (open or concealed), blades, knives, mace, stun guns and blunt objects are strictly prohibited in the swimming facility and its surrounding areas. If observed, the Meet Referee or his/her designee may ask that these devices be stored safely away from the public or removed from the facility. Noncompliance may result in the reporting to law enforcement authorities and ejection from the facility. Law enforcement officers (LEO) are exempt per applicable laws.
  • Operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the venue (pools, Athlete/Coach areas, Spectator areas and open ceiling locker rooms) any time Athletes, Coaches, Officials and/or Spectators are present.
  • Animals with the exclusion of service animals are NOT permitted on the pool deck at any time.

Meet Course: 50 Meters

Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 400 M Free
2 Mixed 50 M Breast
3 Mixed 100 M Back
4 Mixed 100 M Fly
5 Mixed 200 M Free
6 Mixed 100 M Breast
7 Mixed 50 M Back
8 Mixed 50 M Fly
9 Mixed 100 M Free
10 Mixed 200 M IM
11 Mixed 50 M Free

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