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1st Annual Solstice SCM Swim Meet

Saturday, December 7, 2013

USMS Sanction: 103-S005

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Hosted by the Germantown Maryland Masters
Sanctioned by the Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS Inc. Sanction number: #103-S005

Germantown Indoor Swim Center
18000 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841

WARM-UPS: 2:00-2:45 PM.   MEET: 3:00-7:45 PM.

On Saturday afternoon, December 7, 2013, Germantown Masters will host the 1st Annual Solstice Swim Meet. Join us as we take one last shot 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 2013 Washington Metro High School Swim & Dive Championships, and is the site where multiple national records were set. 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 for individual swimmers, but not for relay-only swimmers. NO DECK ENTRIES for individual events. Due to time constraints, swimmers are limited to five events exclusive of relays. We are limiting the 400 m freestyle to 4 heats. Please remember that your age is as of 12/31/13 for this meet per USMS rules. Please register on Club Assistant beginning October 18, 2013.

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 will be seeded at the discretion of the meet director.

RELAYS: Although relays can be deck-entered, we encourage large teams to submit relays before the day of the meet online using Club Assistant. The deadline for deck entry for the Mixed/Men/Women 200 m medley and free relays will be 3:00 PM and the deadline for deck entry for the Mixed/Men/Women 800 m relay and the 1st Annual Crescendo Relay will be 4:00 PM. 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. Relays with a total age greater than 180 will be handicapped to make the competition more even. In addition, a gender handicap of 10 seconds will be provided for each female participant. Each team is limited to one crescendo relay.  For additional information regarding the crescendo relay handicap calculation, please follow this link www.germantownmasters.org/solstice2013.htm.

 FEES: $5 per event plus a $10 meet surcharge. Relays are $8 per relay.

AWARDS AND RESULTS: Awards for first through third places; trophies and bragging rights will be awarded to the winning team in the Crescendo Relay. A high point award to the club to score the most points will be presented after the meet. Results will be posted on www.pvmasters.org. All results 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 during the meet. Concessions are not sold on the premises so please plan accordingly.

LODGING: Fairfield Inn & Suites, located at 20025 Century Blvd Germantown, MD 20874, is less than 4 miles from the pool and is offering a special rate of $109/night for those participating in this meet. 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 I-270.

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

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

MEET MERCHANDISE:  Solstice Meet short-sleeve T-shirts are available for pre-order though online registration for $15.  T-shirts will also be available at the meet for $20.  Sizes include:  Adult small, medium, large, x-large and xx-large. 

EVENT SCHEDULE:
Warm-ups start at 2:00 p.m.
Meet starts at 3:00 p.m.

1   Mixed 200 Freestyle
2   Mixed 100 Breaststroke
3   Mixed 200 Butterfly
4   Mixed 50 Backstroke
5   Mixed 100 IM
6   Mixed 100 Freestyle
7   Mixed 50 Butterfly
8   Mixed 50 Breaststroke
9   Mixed 100 Backstroke
10 Mixed 400 Freestyle

10-minute break

11 Mixed 200 Freestyle relay
12 Women 200 Freestyle relay
13 Men 200 Freestyle relay
14 Mixed 200 Medley relay
15 Women 200 Medley relay
16 Men 200 Medley relay
17 Mixed Crescendo relay (unofficial event)

10-minute break

18 Mixed 200 IM
19 Mixed 50 Freestyle
20 Mixed 200 Backstroke
21 Mixed 100 Butterfly
22 Mixed 200 Breaststroke
23 Mixed or Women or Men 800 Freestyle relay (limited to 8 total relays (1 heat)

QUESTIONS:
Meet director: Tim Brockway (brockway12545@verizon.net)
Entries chairs: dnoznesky@yahoo.com, jllappin@comcast.net 

Warm-ups start at 2:00 PM
Meet starts at 3:00 PM
Meet is estimated to end at 7:45 PM
# Gender   Event
1 Mixed 200 M Free
2 Mixed 100 M Breast
3 Mixed 200 M Fly
4 Mixed 50 M Back
5 Mixed 100 M IM
6 Mixed 100 M Free
7 Mixed 50 M Fly
8 Mixed 50 M Breast
9 Mixed 100 M Back
10 Mixed 400 M Free
11 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
12 Women 200 M Free Relay
13 Men 200 M Free Relay
14 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
15 Women 200 M Medley Relay
16 Men 200 M Medley Relay
17 Mixed Crescendo 500 M Free Relay
18 Mixed 200 M IM
19 Mixed 50 M Free
20 Mixed 200 M Back
21 Mixed 100 M Fly
22 Mixed 200 M Breast
23 Mixed 800 M Free Relay

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."
Online Registration closed on 11/30/2013.
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