9th Annual Solstice SCM Swim Meet

Germantown Masters Meets

Saturday, November 12, 2022

USMS Sanction : 102-S004

Germantown Masters Meets

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Individual Registration Thu, Aug 25, 2022
08:00 AM
Tue, Nov 8, 2022
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Thu, Aug 25, 2022
08:00 AM
Tue, Nov 8, 2022
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Wed, Nov 9, 2022
09:45 AM
Thu, Nov 10, 2022
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 230 entrants.
Currently there are 201 entrants.

Relay Team Online Registration closed at 11:59 PM on Thu, Nov 10, 2022.

Hosted by the Germantown Maryland Masters
Sanctioned by the Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS Inc. Sanction number:102-S004
Germantown Indoor Swim Center
18000 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841

WARM-UPS: 12 noon.   MEET: 1:00-6:30 PM.

On Saturday afternoon, November 12, 2022, Germantown Masters will host the 9th Annual Solstice Swim Meet. Join us as we take shots at fast times for the year! The meet will be held in the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, a pool that has hosted a number of championship meets including the 2022 Washington Metro High School Swim & Diving Championships.  There were 7 world records set at our 2021 meet. The pool will be configured as a 25-meter course. The water depth varies from 17 to 7 feet making it a very fast pool.

ENTRIES: Entries are limited to the first 200 individuals. If we reach 200 swimmers prior to the entry deadline, the online entry system will shut down.  Event #10 (400 Free) is limited to a total of 24 swimmers (3 heats).  NO DECK ENTRIES, except for relays (please carefully read the "relays" section below). Due to time constraints, swimmers are limited to five individual events. Remember that your age is as of December 31, 2022 for this meet per USMS rules. Please register using Club Assistant.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES: International entries are subject to verification and may require additional documentation. Please submit a copy of your Masters Registration card/letter from your governing body to the Meet Director at davidrobinsondc@gmail.com. Verification is required at the time of online entry.

RULES: Current USMS rules apply. All swimmers must be registered with USMS. If you are not registered with USMS you may register online at www.usms.org/reg/

SEEDING: Events will be seeded slow to fast with men and women combined. Please enter with a seed time in SHORT COURSE METERS even if it is an estimate. “No time” entries are not permitted.


  • Relays MUST be submitted through Club Assistant by the relay entry deadline of November 10, 2022.  
  • Changes in swimmer line-up will be accepted on deck.  
  • If there are open lanes in a heat, you may request a relay deck entry on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • No new heats will be established to accommodate relay deck entries.  
  • Entries and swimmer line-up changes will be accepted for the 200 meter medley and free relays and the Crescendo Relay until the start of the meet.  
  • Entries and swimmer line-up changes will be accepted for the 800 meter relay until 4:00 PM on the day of the meet.  
  • The unofficial Crescendo Relay is a mixed relay of 4 people (any gender/any age), each swimming a leg of distance 200, 150, 100 or 50 meters, in that order. Crescendo relays with a total age greater than 180 years will be handicapped to make the competition more even. In addition, a gender handicap of 10 seconds will be provided for each female participant. The Crescendo Relay will be limited to one heat.

FEES: $6 per event plus a $15 meet surcharge.  No charge for relays.

AWARDS AND RESULTS: Awards will be given for first through third places for individual events only. Result stickers will be available for relay teams.  A "Big Trophy" and bragging rights will be awarded to the winning team in the Crescendo Relay. Results will be posted here under the "Solstice Meet" tab. All results, except for the unofficial Crescendo Relay, will be submitted to USMS for Top Ten and other records consideration.

FACILITY: The Germantown Indoor Swim Center is an indoor 25 meter, 8-lane pool with non-turbulent lane lines. The pool has full electronic timing. Two lanes in a separate pool will be available for warm-up/warm down at all times prior to and during the meet. Concessions are not sold on the premises so please plan accordingly. The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1.

LODGING: Fairfield Inn & Suites, located at 20025 Century Blvd Germantown, MD 20874, is less than 4 miles from the pool.  Call 301-916-0750 to book rooms, or click here.

DIRECTIONS: Germantown Indoor Swim Center is 30 miles from Washington, 50 miles from Baltimore, 133 miles from Richmond, 150 miles from Philadelphia, and 95 miles from Harrisburg. The pool is about 4 miles west of Exit 15B on I-270.

From I-270 take exit 15B onto MD-118 S/Germantown Road for about 2.5 miles. Turn right on Richter Farm Road. Go about 0.6 mi to Schaeffer Road, and turn left. Continue on Schaeffer Road to the traffic circle. At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto Central Park Circle. Turn left to stay on Central Park Circle, and the Swim Center will be on the right.

PARKING: Free parking, with sufficient space for all competitors and spectators, is available at the pool.

MEET MERCHANDISE:  Solstice short sleeve Unisex T-shirts can no longer be ordered when you register, but a limited number will be available at the meet.  

Meet Director: David Robinson: davidrobinsondc@gmail.com
Entry Chair: Steve Wright: MastersSolsticeSwim@gmail.com

  • 15-minute break between events 10 and 11
  • Event 10 (400 Free) is limited to 3 heats (24 total swimmers)
  • Event 17 is the Crescendo Relay (unofficial event) and is limited to 1 heat (8 total entries)
  • Warm-ups begin at 12 noon in the competition pool.  Two lanes in non-competition pool will be continuously available throughout the meet for warm-up/warm-down. 

Session 1
Warm-ups start at 12:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
1 Mixed 200 M Free Psych 8 Heats Results
2 Mixed 100 M Breast Psych 6 Heats Results
3 Mixed 200 M Fly Psych 1 Heats Results
4 Mixed 50 M Back Psych 7 Heats Results
5 Mixed 100 M IM Psych 9 Heats Results
6 Mixed 100 M Free Psych 8 Heats Results
7 Mixed 50 M Fly Psych 7 Heats Results
8 Mixed 50 M Breast Psych 8 Heats Results
9 Mixed 100 M Back Psych 6 Heats Results
10 Mixed 400 M Free Psych 3 Heats Results
Session 2 - After 15-minute break
Meet Session is estimated to end at 6:30 PM
# Sex Event Psych
Heats Heat
11 Mixed 200 M Free Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
12 Women 200 M Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
13 Men 200 M Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
14 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay Psych 2 Heats Results
15 Women 200 M Medley Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
16 Men 200 M Medley Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
17 Mixed (Crescendo) 500 M Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
18 Mixed 200 M IM Psych 4 Heats Results
19 Mixed 50 M Free Psych 12 Heats Results
20 Mixed 200 M Back Psych 3 Heats Results
21 Mixed 100 M Fly Psych 4 Heats Results
22 Mixed 200 M Breast Psych 3 Heats Results
23 Mixed 800 M Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
24 Women 800 M Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results
25 Men 800 M Free Relay Psych 1 Heats Results

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

Online Registration closed on 11/8/2022.
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