2024 RICE Aquatics Masters March Madness Meet

Rice Masters

Saturday, March 9, 2024

USMS Sanction : 254-S003

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Rice Aquatics Masters
March Madness Swim Meet
Saturday, March 9, 2024
A Short Course Yards Timed Final Meet

DATE: Saturday, March 9, 2024. Warm up begins at 10:00AM. The Meet will begin at 11:00AM.

FACILITIES: The Rice University Aquatic Center is a 25 Yard, eight (8) lane x 50 meter outdoor pool with regulation starting blocks, bulkhead separating the competition pool from lap lanes. Colorado Timing System and eight lane scoreboard will be utilized. Lap lanes on the other side of the bulkhead will be available for continuous warm up and cool down. Locker room facilities available.

POOL LENGTH CERTIFICATION: 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.

LOCATION: Rice University Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX. 77005

DIRECTIONS:  Rice University is located just across from the Texas Medical Center. From US 59, exit Shepherd/Greenbriar and go south to Rice Blvd.  Turn left on to Rice Blvd.  Go through the Shepherd traffic light and two entrances down (entrance 20) Alumni Drive make a right turn onto campus.  The nearest parking is immediately available in the North and North Annex lots.  You will need a credit card to enter.  Closer parking is available in the McNair Building Parking Garage across the street from the Recreation Center, but is more expensive. 

SANCTION: Sanctioned by Gulf LMSC for USMS, Inc, 254-S003.  Times from this competition will be submitted to USMS.

RULES: Current USMS Short Course Rules will govern the conduct of the meet.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all currently registered USMS and FINA swimmers. Swimmers not currently registered with USMS will be given an opportunity to register with USMS while doing their online entry.

AGE: Athlete age at the meet is determined by their age on the day of the meet.

ENTRIES: Online entries only at https://www.ClubAssistant.com . A maximum of 5 individual events may be entered. Enter with short course yard times or convert your meter times to short course yards.  Swimmers may enter with NT (no time).

FEES: Meet entry fee is $50. Online entry deadline is Wednesday, March 6, 2024 AT 11:59pmOnline entries will be charged to your credit card by “WWW.RICEAQUATICS.COM” There will be no day of or deck entries.

SEEDING: All events, except the 500 free, will be pre‐seeded on Saturday, with women and men seeded together, slowest to fastest. All registered swimmers will receive a heat sheet on Friday, March 8th by 6:00pm. The 500 will require positive check in (see deadlines below) and will be deck seeded swimming slowest to fastest.

500 Free 10:30 AM
All swimmers not checked in by the above deadlines will be scratched from the event.

RESULTS: Results will be posted during the meet on MeetMobile. Hard copies will also be posted at the meet. Final results will be posted on the Gulf Masters Web Site at www.gulfmastersswim.org and on www.usms.org

AWARDS: Fresh Air and Camaraderie with fellow swimmers.

MEET REFEREE: Louis Davis, louis.davis1776@gmail.com, Donna Dormiani, donna.dormiani@gmail.com

UNOFFICIAL SOCIAL: Meet up with your fellow swimmers at Little Woodrow’s in Rice Village following the meet.

QUESTIONS: Meet Director Seth Huston, shuston@rice.edu

Order of Events
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Warm Ups 10:00AM, Meet Starts 11:00AM
Swimmers may enter up to 5 events. All times will be assumed to be Short Course Yard times. Please convert Meter times to Yards. Swimmers may enter with no time (NT) or put in a good estimate.

#1 Mixed 100 Breast ----10 minute break
#2 Mixed 200 IM #10 Mixed 100 Fly
#3 Mixed 50 Free #11 Mixed 100 IM
#4 Mixed 100 Back #12 Mixed 50 back
#5 Mixed 200 Butterfly #13 Mixed 200 Breast
#6 Mixed 500 Free ----10 minute break
#7 Mixed 50 Breast #14 Mixed 200 Free
#8 Mixed 100 Free #15 Mixed 50 Butterfly
#9 Mixed 200 Back #16 Mixed 400 IM
NOTE:  500 freestylers must supply their own counter


Meet Course: 25 Yards

Session 1
Warm-ups start at 10:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 11:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 100 Y Breast
2 Mixed 200 Y IM
3 Mixed 50 Y Free
4 Mixed 100 Y Back
5 Mixed 200 Y Fly
6 Mixed 500 Y Free
7 Mixed 50 Y Breast
8 Mixed 100 Y Free
9 Mixed 200 Y Back
Session 2 - After 10-minute break
# Sex Event
10 Mixed 100 Y Fly
11 Mixed 100 Y IM
12 Mixed 50 Y Back
13 Mixed 200 Y Breast
Session 3 - After 10-minute break
# Sex Event
14 Mixed 200 Y Free
15 Mixed 50 Y Fly
16 Mixed 400 Y IM

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

Online Registration closed on 3/6/2024.
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