|Individual Registration||Mon, Dec 5, 2022 01:00 PM||Mon, Jan 16, 2023 12:00 PM|
|Relay-Only Individual Registration||Tue, Dec 6, 2022 09:00 AM||Mon, Jan 16, 2023 12:00 PM|
Sanctioned by North Carolina LMSC for USMS, Inc.
Meet Host: MSA Masters and Charlotte Swim Masters
Meet Director: Joe Piscitelli, email@example.com
Meet Referee: Marty Fehr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Note: Please be aware this meet will need 200 entries to cover the cost of running the meet. We encourage swimmers to please register prior to the deadline. If the meet is cancelled for any reason, swimmers will receive a $30.00 refund.
Facility: The Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center (MCAC) is located at 800 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28202. Parking is available across the street from the facility on Saturday and in the facility parking lot on Sunday. The competition course will be an 8-lane 25-yard course with bulkhead.
The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with the USMS accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility for USMS Top 10 and records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.
Inclement Weather: If inclement weather occurs, the staff at the MCAC will determine by 7:00 PM EST on Friday, January 20th, 2023, if the facility will or will not open the following morning. If the facility opens, the meet will be held.
Rules: Swimmers must be registered with USMS for 2023. USMS One-Event Registration will not be allowed. USMS rules will govern the meet. Swimmers are limited to five (5) individual events and two (2) relays per day. In water starts will be allowed for all events.
Warm-up/Warm-down Procedures: Swimmers must enter the pool feet first except in designated sprint lanes at designated times. Pull buoys, kickboards, hand paddles, fins, and snorkels are not allowed in the competition pool or in the warm-up/warm-down area. The competition pool will be available during warm-up periods, and three (3) continuous warm-up/warm-down lanes will be available during the meet.
Deadlines: All entries must be received by NOON on Monday, January 16th, 2023. Late entries will not be accepted. Deck entries for individual events will not be accepted.
Fees: Online entries only with a $60.00 flat fee, which is paid by credit card to CHARLOTTE SWIM MASTERS. The $60.00 fee includes up to five individual events and two relay events per day. This fee also includes a commemorative souvenir.
Relay Only Registration: We are offering the option to enter only relays for a $30.00 fee. This fee does not include individual events or the commemorative souvenir. The relay-only registrations must be done online in advance and will not be offered at the meet. Only those swimmers who have registered for individual events or have registered for relay only events can swim in a relay. Each swimmer in a relay must be a member of the same affiliated team. All swimmers must be USMS members.
Relay Entries: Entries will be accepted at the meet by filling out relay cards and turning them in to the clerk of course on deck during the warmup session. A participant or coach can also email the relay entry or entries ahead of time to the Meet Referee at email@example.com
Record Attempts: 1) Swimmers attempting to set a national record either in an individual event or a relay event are strongly encouraged to notify the meet referee before the event either in person or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 2) If the official time breaks an existing USMS record the swimmer or swimmers (relays) will need to connect with the meet referee and complete a Records Submission Form prior to the conclusion of the meet. Please print one ahead of time and bring to the meet. We will have limited copies available at the meet.
Split Requests: If you are requesting an official split, please complete the Split Notification Form prior to the event. This form will need to be turned in at the clerk of course table on deck.
COVID Safety Protocols:
MSA Masters & Charlotte Swim Masters reserves the right to alter COVID-19 protocols based on local, state, and national guidelines at the time of the event. Here is what is currently planned for the 48th Annual Sunbelt Swimming Championships. Any updates will be posted on this page and emailed to registered swimmers prior to the event.
Scoring & Awards: Individual events will be scored 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1; Relays will be scored double. A slick paper plaque for peel-off stickers showing your place and time for each event you swim will be available to all entrants. These labels will be staged in folders on tables in the hallway outside the locker rooms once the event is completed. Team awards will be given for first and second place in-state and out-of-state teams.
Please bring your own heat sheets; there will be a limited number available for sale and a few posted in the pool area.
Lodging: There are numerous downtown hotels within blocks of the pool.
|3||Mixed||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|12||Women||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|13||Men||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|22||Women||200 Y||Free Relay|
|23||Men||200 Y||Free Relay|
|34||Mixed||200 Y||Free Relay|
|39||Mixed||(Seeded fast to slow)||500 Y||Free|
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "CHARLOTTE SWIM MASTERS."