2020 “Garsoe-Schermerhorn” Memorial Masters Swim Meet Pentathlon

Lower Bucks Y Masters

Sunday, March 1, 2020

USMS Sanction : 080-R002

Lower Bucks Y Masters

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Swimmer Registration Wed, Nov 20, 2019
12:00 AM
Sat, Feb 29, 2020
04:00 PM

Sponsored by the Pennsbury High School Varsity Swim Teams.
Recognized by USMS  

Date and Time: Sunday March 1, 2020
Warm up: 8:45 A.M.
Start: 9:30 A.M.

Location: Medill Bair Sports Complex, Pennsbury High School, 705 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, Pa. 19030

Meet Director: Joe Lawton 267-575-2963 (lawtonj64@gmail.com)
Award Director: Nicole Doyle
QA Auditor: Joe Lawton

Facility: The pool is a certified 6 lane, 25 yard pool with electronic timing. Individual lockers (locks needed) are available in the locker rooms. It is a fast pool, and each year a national record or a top ten time has been set at this meet.

Eligibility: This meet is open to all swimmers 18 years or older. If you are a current U.S.M.S. member, you must pass through this online meet entry with verification of your current 2019 USMS membership. This is required for Top Ten consideration.

Seeding: Swimmers will be seeded by time submitted, slow to fast. If time unknown, please estimate. Participants will be limited to five individual events and one time trial.

Meet Length: Our meet typically lasts 4 - 5 hours.

Pentathlons: Three Pentathlons - Sprint, Middle Distance, and Iron - are available. To compete in a Pentathlon a swimmer must swim all five events in the chosen Pentathlon.

  • For the Sprint Pentathlon the events are the 50 Back, 50 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Breast, and 100 IM.
  • For the Middle Distance Pentathlon the events are the 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Free, and 100 Back.
  • For the Iron Pentathlon the events are the 400 IM, 200 Breast, 200 Back, 200 Fly, and the 200 Free.
Pentathlon winners will be determined by the lowest cumulative times. 
Swimmers need not enter a Pentathlon to swim in any event of this meet. 

Awards: Medals are awarded for all first place finishes. Ribbons are awarded for 2nd and 3rd places. Special awards are awarded to Pentathlon and 200 Free winners.

Results: Results are posted on the USMS Website http://www.dvmasters.org/ under results tab usually within 2 weeks following the meet. Electronic results will also be e-mailed at no cost.

Meet History: This Meet has been held annually on the 1st Sunday of March since 1985. The original Meet Director was Ed Morgan (1985-1995). Neal Conrad was Meet Director from (1996-2003) and has also supported the meet for many years as the Starter. The meet was previously named in memoriam for Lyman Schermerhorn who passed away after completing a 200 Free race. Lyman Schermerhorn will continue to be honored by the 200 Free patch which is given to all swimmers who swim in this event. In 2012 the name of the meet was changed to recognize the late Norm Garsoe, the former President of the Lower Bucks Y Swimmers, and his wife Pat who helped organize and run this meet since the beginning. Other Lower Bucks Y Swimmers who have supported this meet for many years are Jim & Marilyn Kremzier, Sam & Maryly Hossain, Al McClain & his late wife, Mary Ann McClain, John Slipka, and Carl & Karen Wanjek. Also, this meet would not be possible without the outstanding support of the members of the Pennsbury High School Swim Team who work as timers and the Parents Aquatic Club which runs the meet program. We are looking forward to many more years to come. Hope to see you on the starting blocks this year.

Notable Meet Record Holders:
Top 3 Female Record Holders across all age groups/events since the meet began:
J. Merryman - C1776                   18
Janet H. Moeller - C1776             16
Melinda S Wolff - 1776                 9
Nancy Steadman Martin - GSM   9
Top 3 Male Record Holders across all age groups/events since the meet began:
Jay R Platt - PAFC                      11
H. Begel - C1776                         10
R. Franks - BDY                           8

From the South-Maryland, Delaware, Philadelphia via I-95
Depart I-95 at the Bristol exit (which is 17.5 miles north of the big blue Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia). At the traffic light, turn left and proceed North on route 413 for 1.4 miles and turn right on New Falls Road (Mobile station on the corner).
* Straight ahead on New Falls for 3.7 miles, and make a left turn on Hood Blvd. (just past Burger King). Pennsbury High School is on the right. The pool is located in the Sports Complex on the left after entering the campus.

From the North via I-95. Depart I-95 at exit 44 (US 1 Business), and turn left (toward Levittown - get into right lane).  At the second traffic light, turn right on to New Rodgers Road (route 413). After 2.3 miles on New Rodgers Road, turn left on to New Falls Road (Mobile on far corner) and follow * directions above.

From Trenton via US 1  After crossing the Delaware River, proceed west on US 1, and follow the signs to US 13 toward Bristol. After 1.8 miles on US 13, exit right (Penn Valley). At the traffic light, turn right (Penn Valley Road - which becomes Hood Blvd).
**Pennsbury High School is 1.3 miles on the right side. The pool is located in the Sports Complex on the left after entering the school campus. 

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Depart the Turnpike at exit 358 (old exit 29) and proceed North - left on US 13. 4.9 miles from the turnpike toll booth, make a right turn at the Penn Valley exit. At the stop sign, make a left turn on Penn Valley Rd. (which becomes Hood Blvd). Follow ** directions above.

Lost and driving around? Call the Pool Office at 215-949-6762. 

Entries: Online registration closes at 11:59 PM on March 1, 2018. Paper/mailed entry forms must be in the hands of the Meet Director by February 28, 2019. No entries will be accepted after the meet is seeded. No deck entries will be allowed at the Meet.

Fees:Meet Surcharge = $20.00; Entry fee = $2.00/event
Online meet entry is paid by credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Events."

* Event 15, the 200 yard Free -- A special memorial patch will be given to first place winners in this event.

Warm-ups start at 8:45 AM
Meet starts at 9:30 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 100 Y Breast
2 Mixed 50 Y Back
3 Mixed 400 Y IM
4 Mixed 100 Y Fly
5 Mixed 50 Y Free
6 Mixed 200 Y Breast
7 Mixed 200 Y IM
8 Mixed 50 Y Fly
9 Mixed 200 Y Back
10 Mixed 100 Y Free
11 Mixed 50 Y Breast
12 Mixed 200 Y Fly
13 Mixed 100 Y Back
14 Mixed 100 Y IM
15 Mixed 200 Y Free

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

Online Registration closed on 2/29/2020.
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