2015 South Central Zone USMS Championships

Rice Masters

Friday, April 3 - Sunday, April 5, 2015

USMS Sanction : 255-S003

Rice Masters Swimming Meets

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USMS

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Individual Registration Thu, Jan 22, 2015
12:00 AM
Wed, Apr 1, 2015
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Thu, Jan 22, 2015
12:00 AM
Wed, Apr 1, 2015
11:59 PM

Meet Results

Location:       
Rice University, Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX.

Host Organization: 
RICE Aquatics Masters

Meet Organization: 
The 2015 South Central Short Course Zone Championships will be hosted and managed by RICE Aquatics Masters. Any teams wanting to support this meet with volunteers, technical assistance, and officials please contact the meet director. The RICE Aquatics Masters will be responsible for all the administrative operation of the meet, including entries, seeding, heat sheets, and results. As well as responsible for the on-deck operation of the meet including timing system, console, scoreboard, and times. The RICE Aquatics website (riceaquatics.com) and Club Assistant (clubassistant.com) will also play a significant supporting role.

Facility:         
The Barbara & David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center’s aquatic facility is a 50 meter by 25 yard outdoor pool.  The race course is an 8 lane by 25 yard section with a bulkhead.  The facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art Colorado timing system and scoreboard that displays eight lanes with both heat and event numbers.  Several lanes at the turn end of the pool will be available for continuous warm up and warm down throughout the meet. Parking is available in lots outlined (attachment).

Meet Referee:
Louis Davis   Louis.Davis@Fluor.com

Meet Director:           
Amanda Caldwell    (713)348-8867     acaldwell@rice.edu

Meet Schedule:       
Friday, April 3, 2015: Warm-ups begin at 4:00 PM ; Meet begins at 5:00 PM.
Saturday, April 4, 2015 & Sunday April 5, 2015: Warm ups will begin at 8:00 AM; Meet begins at 9:30 AM.
**There will be continuous warm-up and warm down in the adjacent pool during the entire meet.

Eligibility:     
Open to all registered masters swimmers holding valid and current USMS card, aged 18 and older as of April 3rd, 2015.

Sanction:        
Sanctioned by Gulf LMSC for USMS, Inc. 
Times achieved at the competition will be submitted for USMS Top Ten record considerations. 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.

Rules:             
Current USMS rules will govern the conduct of this meet.   

Entries:          
Online registration is preferred for individual entries on www.clubassistant.com.

Entry Fees:    
Individual entry fee: $50.00, individual late entry fee is $60.00. (see paragraph below for deadlines).
Relay only swimmers: $20.00.
Relays: $12.00 (relays can be entered and paid for on-deck. Individual Deck entries will not be accepted!

Entry Deadline:      
ONLINE MEET ENTRIES CAN BE MADE AT clubassistant.com and must be submitted by Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:59 PM. After March 24th and through Wednesday, April 1st 11:59pm, the online entry is considered late and is $60.00. After Wednesday, April 1st, the online entry form will be turned off.

MAILED PAPER ENTRIES must be received by Tuesday, March 24, 2015 with $50.00 payment. Late paper entries must be received by Wednesday, April 1st with $60.00 payment. A copy of an athlete’s USMS card MUST be included with paper entry in order for your entry to be accepted. If you desire entry confirmation for a paper entry, please include an e-mail address with your entries or a phone number. Make checks made payable to RICE Aquatics Masters. Deck entries WILL NOT be accepted! (Exception is relay and relay only swimmers).

Conduct of the Meet:       
All events will be seeded by gender and entry time and swum slowest to fastest. The 500, 1000, 1650-yard freestyles and the 400 yard individual medley will require a positive check-in on the following schedule: 1650 Free – Friday 4:45 PM; 400 IM- Friday 4:15 PM; 500 Free- Saturday 9:00 AM; 1000 Free- Sunday 9:30 AM. They will be seeded as mixed and swum slowest to fastest. The relay events will be deck entered and seeded by time. Relay events may be combined. Relay entries will be accepted up to one hour after the beginning of the competition each day. Swimmers participating only in relays must present a copy of their USMS card, pay a $20.00 surcharge, and sign the liability release at the time of the entry. A psych sheet will be made available online at riceaquatics.com. All events with distances of 400 or more yards will be swam slowest to fastest and mixed gender.

Entry Limit:   
Athletes may enter a maximum of five (5) individual and two (2) relay events per day.


Results:          
Results will be posted during the meet on MeetMobile.  Final results will be posted on the Gulf Masters web site; www.GulfMastersSwimming.org.

Awards:         
Medals will be given for places 1st through 3rd in each individual event in each age group. Team awards will be given for places 1st through 3rd.

T-Shirts:        
Pre-Order is available.  Limited quantities will be available on site.

Lodging/Meals:            
Hotel options and rates will be available on meet website at riceaquatics.com.

Directions:     
Rice University is located just across from the Texas Medical Center.  From US 59 exit Shepherd/Greenbriar.  Turn south on Greenbriar (one way) and proceed to Rice Blvd (3rd traffic light from 59).  Turn left onto Rice Blvd.  Make a right turn onto the Rice campus at entrance 17, one block east of the Shepherd traffic light.
 Visitor paid parking is available in West Lot #1 immediately in front of the Alice Pratt Brown Building.  The commuter lot West lot #4 may be open for free parking.

Here is a campus map http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.  The aquatic center is a short walk from the parking lot. All lots in yellow on the attached map are open for visitor parking.

Friday, April 3, 2015 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 4:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 5:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 400 Y IM
2 Mixed 1650 Y Free
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - Session 2
Warm-ups start at 8:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
# Sex Event
3 Women 100 Y IM
4 Men 100 Y IM
5 Women 200 Y Back
6 Men 200 Y Back
7 Women 100 Y Free
8 Men 100 Y Free
9 Women 50 Y Breast
10 Men 50 Y Breast
11 Women 500 Y Free
12 Men 500 Y Free
13 Women 100 Y Fly
14 Men 100 Y Fly
15 Women 50 Y Back
16 Men 50 Y Back
17 Women 200 Y Breast
18 Men 200 Y Breast
19 Women 200 Y Free Relay
20 Men 200 Y Free Relay
21 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
22 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
# Sex Event
23 Women 50 Y Fly
24 Men 50 Y Fly
25 Women 200 Y Free
26 Men 200 Y Free
27 Women 100 Y Breast
28 Men 100 Y Breast
29 Women 200 Y Fly
30 Men 200 Y Fly
31 Women 50 Y Free
32 Men 50 Y Free
33 Women 100 Y Back
34 Men 100 Y Back
35 Women 200 Y IM
36 Men 200 Y IM
37 Women 400 Y Free Relay
38 Men 400 Y Free Relay
39 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
40 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
41 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
42 Mixed 1000 Y Free

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

Online Registration closed on 4/1/2015.
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