RULES: 2017 USMS Rules and Southeastern LMSC Safety guidelines and warm-up procedures will govern. Safety guidelines specify feet-first entry during warm-ups, except for designated sprint lanes. All events will be timed finals.
Nashville Aquatic Club Masters
Tracy Caulkins Competition Pool at Centennial Sportsplex
222 25th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 321-3510
Directions to the Sportsplex can be found on www.swimnac.com.
FACILITY: The competitive pool at the Sportsplex is 25 meters long with 8 lanes, and the pool depth is a minimum of 7 feet. The pool is equipped with Colorado Timing. Warm-up/warm- down lanes will be available throughout the meet in an adjacent 25-yard pool. 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.
ELIGIBILITY: All swimmers must be registered with United States Masters Swimming. We encourage swimmers to use the online entry system, which streamlines checking USMS registrations, putting your entries into the meet database, and entry payments. If you are not yet registered with USMS, you will be able to do so as the first step of your meet entry process. Swimmers using the online entry system get a 10% discount on entry fees ($45 instead of $50).
Swimmers using a paper entry form need to attach a copy of their USMS card to their entry forms or will be asked to show a 2017 USMS registration card upon check-in at the meet. If not yet registered, swimmers can register online with USMS after the entry due date or at the meet, but swimmers must be USMS registered before entering the pool or swimming any events at the meet. Swimmers using paper entries must also print out and sign the USMS waiver of liability found at the end of this meet information.
MEET DATE/START TIME:
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Open Warm- Ups: 3:00pm Meet Start: 4:00pm
SEEDING: All events will be seeded slowest to fastest with mixed gender. A swimmer with no seed time may indicate “No Time” or “NT” in the time slot and will be seeded as the slowest time in that event. In order to be seeded in the 800 Free, swimmers will need to positively check in with the Clerk of Course 30 minutes prior to the start of the meet. There will only be 24 spots available for the 800. The 400 Freestyle will be limited to 32 spots. First come first serve for both races. We will have a waitlist of swimmers not making the top 24 or 32 spots on the 800/400 races. Results will be tabulated by gender and age group, as defined by USMS guidelines.
AWARDS: Sprinting Turkey Awards
DISABLED SWIMMERS: An information sheet for disabled swimmers is available to prepare the facility and meet officials. Please contact the Meet Director.
ENTRIES & FEES: A swimmer may enter up to five (5) individual events electronically for a $45 flat fee. All paper entries will require a $50 flat fee. Late entries, as well as deck entries, will be accepted with an additional $15 fee. Swimmers interested in doing one race may be enter for $30 flat fee ($35 if paper entry). Age for entries is determined by the swimmer’s age on December 31, 2017. Paper entries should be submitted on the attached form. Swimmers can mail a hard copy to the address below. Checks should be made payable to Nashville Aquatic Club.
MEET DIRECTOR: Ashley Whitney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 615-975-4887
ENTRY CHAIR: Doug Wharam, email@example.com, 615-321-3510
Nashville Aquatic Club, P.O. Box 128318, Nashville, TN 37212
DEADLINE: All individual entries and fees must be received by 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, November, 15, 2017. Any entries arriving after that date will be considered late and require an additional $15 fee. Relay entries should be submitted to the head table by the start of the session (4:00pm). There is no extra charge for relay entries.
FACILITY RULES: The Centennial Sportsplex staff respectfully asks that no outside coolers, food, or drinks be brought into the building. Only swimmers, coaches, and meet personnel will be allowed on the pool deck at any time. Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms, or locker rooms. Changing into or out of swimsuits other than in locker rooms or other designated areas is prohibited.
SPECIAL NOTES: All men’s, women’s, and mixed events will be swum together. The Meet Director reserves the right to limit the number of entries in any event in order to run the meet within the time allocated. The Meet Director reserves the right to insert additional breaks to provide sufficient rest for the swimmers between events. The HYTEK event file, psych sheet, results, and other meet information will be posted on the NAC website (www.swimnac.com) as they become available.
REFRESHMENTS: The Nashville Aquatic Club Masters Swim Team will provide drinks and snacks throughout the meet at no charge for swimmers participating in the meet.
SATURDAY EVENING SOCIAL: Pizza and Beer after the meet!
NAC TEAM SPONSORS: There are several local businesses that support NAC and the sport of competitive swimming. These businesses not only contribute to the initiatives of team, but they also strive to better serve our out of town participants and spectators. Often times our NAC Team Sponsors offer special deals and offers the weekends of our swim meets and are ready and able to accommodate large groups, catering orders, and other special requests. Teams are encouraged to check out the listed hotels and restaurants posted on the NAC Team Sponsors page of the website www.swimnac.com when making plans to attend a NAC swim meet.
*Positive check in required for all events on Saturday (400 Free) before 3:30pm. Swimmers participating in the 800 Free need to positively check in by 4:00pm. **Relay cards need to be submitted to the head table by the start of the session (4:00pm).