Victoria Masters Annual Swim Meet 2020

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

MSC Sanction : 34800

Masters Swimming Association British Columbia

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Registration Schedule

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Individual Registration Wed, Nov 27, 2019
12:00 AM
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Wed, Nov 27, 2019
12:00 AM
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 150 entrants.
Currently there are 148 entrants.

COMPETITION HOSTS: Victoria Masters Swim Club (VMSC)
VENUE: Saanich Commonwealth Place
4636 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC  V8Z 5M1
Ample Free parking; limited number of token operated day use lockers and concession are available
POOL:  8-lane 50 metre competition pool w/electronic timing, back stroke starting aids and warm down in the dive pool
MEET MANAGER: Jennifer Gunning (
MEET REFEREE: Leon Politano and Terry Ryan

Sunday , February 2, 2020
Session #1 Warm-up 8:00 am - 8:45am
Competition 9:00am - 5:00pm
Note: Session completion time is approximate

  1. All swimmers must be registered with a Swim BC, SNC, or other FINA recognized club.
  2. Proof of registration may be required for International Masters swimmers.
  3. Age groups for individual events will be: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 etc. (five-year age group increments)
  4. Swimmer age is as of December 31st.
  5. The meet will be limited to 150 swimmers. Entries will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  1. Swimmers are limited to a max of FOUR individual entries plus relays.
  2. Swimmers must submit an entry time for each event.  Entries with NT will not be accepted.
  3. Meet Fees are $50.00 per swimmer.
  4. Registration Methods:
    1. Online: Swimmers must use the Club Assistant to submit their entry and payment. Deadline: January 22, 2020.
  1. All meet fees MUST accompany all entries.
  2. Late and/or deck entries will not be acceptedNo refunds.
  3. Psych Sheets and Heat Sheets will be posted on the MSABC website as soon as possible after the entry deadline. Please print out and bring your own copy.

  1. This meet will observe the FINA Technical Rules as outlined in the current FINA Masters Rulebook as well as:
    1. From the deep end: Starts shall be permitted from Starting Platforms (blocks) as per FINA FR 2.3 and SW 4.1.
  2. The FINA one start rule and SNC warm up procedures will be in effect
  3. Current SNC Swimsuit policy will be in effect at this meet.
  4. All events will be swum as TIME FINALS.
  5. Events will be swum slowest to fastest with all age groups and genders swimming together.
    1. In the results, swimmers will be separated into the different genders and age groups.
  6. The 400 Free and 400 IM event will be limited to 4 heats (the first 32 swimmers)
    1. Clubs/Swimmers will be notified in advance and will have 24 hours to re-submit entries.
  7. Meet management reserves the right to reduce the number of entries for all events if the meet time lines do not fit a reasonable time frame. Clubs/swimmers will be notified in advance and will have 24 hours to re-submit entries if needed.
  8. Coaches are asked to check in with the Meet Manager immediately upon arrival to pay outstanding entry fees, pick up Meet Info packages and receive information regarding any changes.
  9. Any act of theft, vandalism or similar action will result in immediate disqualification from the meet.
  10. All participants are to respect the facility rules including: no deck changing and no outside shoes on deck.

  1. There will be a limit of 16 females and 16 males for this event.
    1. A waitlist will be created for this event only if more than 16 swimmers of either gender register. Waitlisted swimmers will be notified after January 30th and prior to meet day.
    2. All swimmers registered in this event must confirm their participation in person at the check in desk by noon on the day of the session.
  2. Heats will be combined (two swimmers per lane, similar gender) as per the Swim BC guidelines.
  3. Swimmers will be required to swim front crawl and no other stroke will be allowed. 
  4. Distance Lap Counters will not be available. Swimmers may provide their own.
  5. Swimmers MUST provide 2 of their own timers for this event.

  1. Age groups for relay events will be: 72-99, 100-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239 (forty-year increments as high as necessary)
  2. Women’s, Men’s and Mixed relays events will be combined.  Swimmers may only swim either on the men’s, women’s or mixed team in the relay events.
    1. The Relay events will be separated out in the results.
  3. Mixed relay teams MUST have 2 females and 2 males per team.
  4. The Relay card form is attached to this meet package. Clubs are required to use this form when submitting all entries and changes to existing entries.
  5. Deadline for relay entries is January 30, 2020. Entries can be submitted via email to the Meet Manager. Deadline for relay name/order changes will be:
    1. For the Medley Relays: 8:20 am
    2. For the Free Relays: 11:00 am

  1. Individual scoring:     20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11
      Relay scoring:            40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22
  1. Scores from this meet will be included in the League Trophy Award as per the MSABC League Trophy policy.

  1. Each swimmer will receive a participation certificate with labels for each event swam. Certificates must be collected at the meet (they will not be mailed).

  1. Record attempt forms are attached to this meet package.
  2. Swimmers can submit their completed records forms via email to the Meet Manager up to January 30, 2020.  
  3. Deadline: It is the swimmer and/or coach’s responsibility to fill out the form and submit to the Clerk of Course prior to the start of the session.

If you would like to enter to swim at this event and are unable to for financial reasons, please email Susan Simmons, President of the VMSC before December 13, 2020 ( to apply for a limited number of VMSC bursaries available to cover the entry cost for this meet.

You are invited to enjoy food, drinks, sweets and excellent entertainment (watching the 1500 M) at the After Party. VMSC will be hosting the After Party in the foyer above the booth at the start of the 1500 M event.

We have negotiated preferred rates with the Accent Inn as a courtesy however you are welcome to stay at the hotel of your choice. Swimmers are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. If you wish to book a room at the Accent Inn, please call them directly at 1-800-663-0298 and quote group ID Victoria Masters Swim Meet.  The rate of $109 for the night of February 1 includes continental breakfast. The address of Accent Inn is 3233 Maple Street, Victoria, BC V8X 4Y9



Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet starts at 9:00 AM
Meet is estimated to end at 5:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 400 M Free
2 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
3 Men 200 M Medley Relay
4 Women 200 M Medley Relay
5 Mixed 200 M Back
6 Mixed 100 M Breast
7 Mixed 50 M Fly
8 Mixed 400 M IM
9 Mixed 200 M Breast
10 Mixed 100 M Fly
11 Mixed 200 M IM
12 Mixed 50 M Free
13 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
14 Men 200 M Free Relay
15 Women 200 M Free Relay
16 Mixed 50 M Back
17 Mixed 200 M Fly
18 Mixed 100 M Free
19 Mixed 100 M Back
20 Mixed 200 M Free
21 Mixed 50 M Breast
22 Men 1500 M Free
23 Women 1500 M Free

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "Masters Swimming Assoc of BC."

Online Registration closed on 1/22/2020.
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