- SPOTS IN THE 800m FREE ARE LIMITED, SO REGISTER EARLY!
- EVENT CHECK-IN ON DECK & ONLINE OPENS @ NOON ON PRIOR DAY; CLOSES FRIDAY @ 4:10 PM, SATURDAY & SUNDAY @ 9:30 AM FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL EVENTS.
- ENTRIES FOR THE DAY'S FIRST RELAY ARE DUE BY 9:30 AM. ALL OTHERS ARE DUE BY 2 PM.
- PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATIONS OF ADDITIONAL RESTROOMS ON THE POOL DIAGRAMS BELOW.
- SCROLL TO THE END OF THE PAGE FOR AN ESTIMATED TIMELINE.
Friday: Warm-up 4pm, Start 4:30pm
Saturday: Warm-up 9am, Start 10am
Sunday: Warm-up 9am, Start 10am
MEET ENTRY FEE: The cost of registration is $30 plus $6 per event.
DISTANCE EVENT ENTRY CAP: The 800m event may be capped by the Meet Director. This is to help ensure a timely conclusion of the session on Friday, December 9. All online and mailed entries received on the day when the cap is reached will be accepted. Mailed entries received after the day that the cap is reached will be refunded for the entered distance event.
POOL: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Sports and Recreation Center, host of the Bay State Conference Championships, New England Senior Championships, MIAA Boys North & Central/South Championships, America East Conference Championships, Northeast-10 Conference Championships, and the NEWMAC Championships.
Ten-lane SCM competition course with five additional lanes of warm-up/warm-down.Electronic timing and LED scoreboard.Vast deck space for 500 swimmers.Spectator seating for over 400 persons.Free parking in the adjacent green rooftop garage.
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.
POOL ENTRY/EXIT: Due to the limited space on the bulkhead, all swimmers are asked to not go on the bulkhead until 2 heats prior to their swims.
At the end of their races, swimmers are kindly asked to exit the pool at the sides instead of via the bulkhead.
DIRECTIONS: GPS address- 151 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609.
From the East:- Take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 11A (I-495). Proceed north to exit 25B (I-290), then west into Worcester. Take Exit 18 (Lincoln Sq., Rte. 9), turn right at end of ramp, then an immediate right before next traffic light. At next light, proceed straight through, bearing to the right on Salisbury St. Turn left at the first entrance after the hill. Proceed straight towards the parking garage on the right.
From the North:- Take I-495 south to I-290. Follow directions from east.
From the South and West:- Take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 10 (Auburn). Proceed east on I-290 into Worcester. Take Exit 17 (Lincoln Sq., Rte. 9), turn left at end of ramp, follow Rte. 9 west through Lincoln Sq., straight onto Highland St., then right at light onto Park Ave. Proceed through first light, then turn right at the first entrance. Take first right, then proceed to the entrance of the parking garage.
Parking garage with rooftop field and Sports and Recreation Center (31 on map)- http://www.wpi.edu/Images/CMS/University-About/WPI_2-D_Map_2014__web.pdf
ELIGIBILITY: 2016 or 2017 registered United States Masters Swimming (USMS) swimmers 18 years or older as of December 31, 2016. Also, 2016 or 2017 registered masters swimmers from other countries.
RULES: 2016 USMS rules apply. We will use dive-over starting. If you want more time to exit the pool please notify the meet referee in advance.
ENTRIES: Maximum of five (5) individual events per day, per swimmer. There is no limit on the number of relays a swimmer may enter. You must include a seed time for each entered event. Entry times of “NT” will not be accepted. Mail your entry form, copy of your 2016 or 2017 USMS card (required), and check (payable to Worcester Area Masters Swim Club) to: NELMSC SCM Champs, 14 North Parkway, Worcester, MA 01605.
Entries with problems will be listed on the meet web site. Please check the meet web site frequently to make sure there were no problems with your entry.
No refunds will be issued for entry fees for any reason. Swimmers may not change workout group affiliation after completing their first relay or individual event.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Regular entry deadline is Monday, November 28. Paper entries must be received by November 28 in order to be considered meeting the entry deadline. The Meet Director reserves the right to close entries early in the interest of ending a day’s session on time. Enter early to guarantee your spot!
HEAT SEEDING: All events are timed finals. Heats seeded by sex from slowest to fastest, except for the 800m, which is seeded in heats from fastest to slowest, alternating between women and men. The Meet Director or Meet Referee shall have the right to change seed times that are obviously incorrect based on previous performances. Entries without seed times will not be accepted.
AWARDS: Certificate for mounting an adhesive label record of your performance in each individual event.
Awards will be given to the top three Large (31+ swimmers), Medium (10-30), and Small (4-9) teams. Team size is based on swimmers entered in the meet. They will also be given to the overall highpoint male and female swimmer, and the Colonies Zone champion team.
ALL EVENTS REQUIRE POSITIVE CHECK-IN: All events will be deck seeded from entry form times. All individual events will close for check-in and will be seeded prior to the start of each session. Check-in for all of the day’s individual events will close at 4:10 pm on Friday and 9:30 am on Saturday and Sunday. Check-in for all individual events will open at noon on the prior day. Swimmers may check-in online using SwimPhone.
Relay entries for the day's first relay are due by 9:30 am. Relay entries for the day's remaining relays are due by 2:00 pm.
SWIMPHONE AND MEET MOBILE: This is a SwimPhone and Meet Mobile active meet. Online event check-in will open on SwimPhone at noon on the prior day. Results will be available on SwimPhone at the end of each day. Heat sheets and results will be posted on Meet Mobile as they become available. Results posted on Meet Mobile are not official and may contain errors.
ORDER OF EVENTS:-
200m IM, 200m Free Relay, M 400m Free, 50m Fly, 15 MINUTE BREAK, 200m Back, 50m Free, 100m Breast, 100m Fly, 100m IM, 400m Medley Relay, 800m Free Relay (unscored)
W 400m Free, 200m Medley Relay, 100m Free, 200m Breast, 15 MINUTE BREAK, 50m Back, 400m IM, 200m Free, 100m Back, 50m Breast, 200m Fly, 400m Free Relay, 4x100m I.M. Relay (unscored)
WARM-UP/WARM-DOWN: The entire pool will be available for warm-up at 9:00-9:50 am, while the meet will begin at 10 am. Lanes 2,3,8, and 9 will be open for one-way sprints at 9:30 am. The 5-lane warm-up/warm-down area will be available during the entire session. All lanes will be available for warm-down 30 minutes after the last heat of the session.
RELAYS: Relay swimmers must be entered in at least one individual event. Relays will be deck entered at the meet and must be submitted by the deadline announced at the meet—approximately 90 minutes before the event. Swimmers will be allowed one relay for each relay event; swimmers may not be on a single-sex and mixed-sex relay of the same event. Due to USMS rules, all swimmers on a relay must be affiliated with the same USMS team.
SCORING: The first sixteen places in each individual age group event will score in the following sequence: 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
The top sixteen relays in each age group event will score double points.
TEAM BANNERS: You are encouraged to bring your team’s banner. We will have blue tape or Command hooks to post banners. Please do not use duct tape or any other adhesive that will leave residue on the walls.
HOTELS: Please see the meet website for information about hotels in the area.
MEET WEB SITE: The official meet web site is at: scmchamps.blogspot.com. The website will provide current meet information, psych sheets, timelines and a list of entry problems with deadlines for resolution. Please check the website frequently to be sure there are no problems with your entry.
MEET PICTURES: Complimentary photography will be provided. Photos will be posted on the meet’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCMChamps) and on the meet website.
MORE INFORMATION: Email queries to Meet Director Alford Green (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please visit the meet website for additional information and frequently asked questions about the meet.
THINGS TO DO: The Worcester Cultural Coalition (http://www.worcestermass.org/calendar-of-events) has a listing of events taking place in the area, as well as places to eat, and sights to see.
Your entry in this meet is indicative of your agreement with the following:
I, hereby give the meet committee permission to have my picture taken at the meet and used without charge for promotional purposes.
You will, also be required to complete the USMS Participant Waiver Agreement. If you are registering by mail, a completed copy of this waiver must accompany your registration form. If you are registering online, this waiver is already built into the online registration process.