2013 Long Course Colonies Zone Championship

Colonies Zone

Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23, 2013

USMS Sanction : 123-S003

Colonies Zone LCM Championships

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Sat, Feb 16, 2013
08:00 AM
Sun, Jun 16, 2013
11:59 PM

Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership
Collegiate School Aquatics Center
5050 Ridgedale Parkway
Richmond, VA 23234

Sponsored by: Virginia Masters Swim Team

Sanctioned by: LMSC for VA for USMS, Inc.

Sanction #: 123-S003

Meet Directors: Chris and Heather Stevenson (chrislstevenson@usms.org)


  • 50m, 8 lane competition pool with movable bulkheads and a large scoreboard. This pool is one of the fastest in the country and was used in the 2008 Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • 25 yard, 6 lane pool available for warm-up once the competition starts.
  • All times will be eligible for consideration for USMS Top 10 and national records. The pool has been measured and certified with USMS, and bulkhead placement will be confirmed before the meet and after each session.
  • Seating in the competition pool area for 700 spectators; there is a lobby with swim shop and concessions.

Eligibility: The Standard Masters age groups will be used (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc). For meets held in metric pools, your age is your age on December 31, 2013. All swimmers must be registered with USMS. You may register online at www.usms.org/reg/.

Entries: $6 per individual event, $10 per relay team, $30 surcharge for pool and equipment. You may enter up to five individual events per day. Online entry is strongly encouraged! Online entry fees are charged to your credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) by "ClubAssistant.com Events."

Entry Deadline: The deadline for online entries is June 13. Paper entries must be received by June 10 and must be accompanied by a copy of your USMS membership card. Late entries will not be accepted. Entries in the 1500 meter freestyle will be limited to the first 80 entries. "NT" (no time) entries are not allowed for the 1500. Entries for Saturday relays will be due at 2pm on Saturday; entries for Sunday relays will be due by the end of the meet on Saturday. Relay entry forms will be available at the meet.

Rules: Current USMS rules for Masters Swimming will apply. No one will swim alone in a heat. Swimmers will be seeded according to entry time and heats will run slowest to fastest. Men and women will swim in separate heats except as noted. Positive check-in is required for the 1500 free, the 400 free, and the 400 IM: you must check in by 7:45 am on Saturday (for the 1500) or 8:45 am on Sunday (for the 400s) in order to swim these events. These distance events will be deck-seeded, and men and women will be seeded together slowest to fastest. Relays will also be deck-seeded. The pool has been measured and all official times will be eligible for Top 10 consideration. For participants in the 1500 free, the 800 free split will be automatically submitted for Top 10 consideration.

Warm-Up: The competition pool will be available for two one-hour warm-ups on Saturday: 7:00 am for the 1500 Free and at 12:00 pm or when the AM session ends (whichever is later) for the other events. Warm-up in the competition pool will begin at 8:00 am on Sunday. Swimmers will be expected to cooperate with the Safety Marshal, who will monitor warm-up. There will be no diving during warm-up except in designated lanes. The 25-yd pool will be available for warm-up during the competition.

Awards: Medals for 1st through 3rd places in each event for each age group. Team championship trophies will be provided to the top-scoring club in Large, Medium, and Small team categories.

Social: There will be a catered social immediately following the meet on the first day. Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the meet, so purchase tickets during online registration ($10 apiece) to reserve a spot.

Other items available for purchase at the meet: championship t-shirts, swim shop merchandise, massages.

Hotel Information (discounts available)

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Richmond/Chester
12400 Redwater Creek Road
Chester, VA 23831
Ph 804-778-7500
Call to make reservations and mention VMST block (held until 6/7/13)

Use link and follow directions to access a reserved block for USMS swimmers at either:
Comfort Inn Midlothian Turnpike
Hyatt Place Arboretum

Warm-up at 7:00 am, Meet starts at 8:00 am

1-2       1500 m Free (limited to 80 entries)

Additional warm-up at 12:00 pm or after the end of the 1500 m free, whichever is later. Event 3 starts after one hour of warm-up.

3-4       100 m Back
5-6       200 m Breast
7-8       50 m Free
9-10     200 m Fly
11-12   200 m IM
13-14   50 m Back
15-16   200 m Free
17-18   400 m Free Relay (use relay form at meet)
19        400 m Free Relay (Mixed) (use relay form at meet)
21-22   200 m Medley Relay (use relay form at meet)
23        200 m Medley Relay (Mixed) (use relay form at meet)

SUNDAY June 23 
Warm-up at 8:00 am, Meet starts at 9:00 am

25-26   800 m Free Relay (use relay form at meet)
27        800 m Free Relay (Mixed) (use relay form at meet)
29-30   400 m Medley Relay (use relay form at meet)
31        400 m Medley Relay (Mixed) (use relay form at meet)
33-34   200 m Free Relay (use relay form at meet)
35        200 m Free Relay (Mixed) (use relay form at meet)
37-38   400 m Free
39-40   100 m Fly
41-42   50 m Breast
43-44   200 m Back
45-46   100 m Free
47-48   50 m Fly
49-50   100 m Breast
51-52   400 m IM

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Session 1 - 1500 m Free
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Women 1500 M Free
2 Men 1500 M Free
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Session 2 - Saturday Afternoon
Warm-ups start at 12:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event
3 Women 100 M Back
4 Men 100 M Back
5 Women 200 M Breast
6 Men 200 M Breast
7 Women 50 M Free
8 Men 50 M Free
9 Women 200 M Fly
10 Men 200 M Fly
11 Women 200 M IM
12 Men 200 M IM
13 Women 50 M Back
14 Men 50 M Back
15 Women 200 M Free
16 Men 200 M Free
17 Women 400 M Free Relay
18 Men 400 M Free Relay
19 Mixed 400 M Free Relay
21 Women 200 M Medley Relay
22 Men 200 M Medley Relay
23 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
Sunday, June 23, 2013 - Session 3 - Sunday
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
# Sex Event
25 Women 800 M Free Relay
26 Men 800 M Free Relay
27 Mixed 800 M Free Relay
29 Women 400 M Medley Relay
30 Men 400 M Medley Relay
31 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay
33 Women 200 M Free Relay
34 Men 200 M Free Relay
35 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
37 Women 400 M Free
38 Men 400 M Free
39 Women 100 M Fly
40 Men 100 M Fly
41 Women 50 M Breast
42 Men 50 M Breast
43 Women 200 M Back
44 Men 200 M Back
45 Women 100 M Free
46 Men 100 M Free
47 Women 50 M Fly
48 Men 50 M Fly
49 Women 100 M Breast
50 Men 100 M Breast
51 Women 400 M IM
52 Men 400 M IM

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."

Online Registration closed on 6/16/2013.
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