|Individual Registration||Fri, Nov 17, 2017 12:00 AM||Sun, Jan 14, 2018 11:59 PM|
|Relay-Only Individual Registration||Wed, Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM||Sun, Jan 14, 2018 11:59 PM|
Sanctioned by North Carolina LMSC for USMS, Inc.
Meet Host: Charlotte Swim Masters Inc.
Meet Referee: Marty Fehr
Facility: The Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center is located at 800 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28202. Parking is across the street on Saturday and in the facility parking lot on Sunday. The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead lacement.
Rules: Swimmers must be registered with USMS for 2018. USMS One Day Registration will not be allowed. USMS rules govern the meet. Swimmers are limited to 5 individual events per day. When warming up, you must enter the pool feet first except in sprint lanes. No paddles or kickboards are allowed.
Deadline: Online entries only by 11:59pm EST Sunday January 14, 2018. No paper entries will be accepted and no deck entries will be accepted at the meet. Relay entries will be accepted at the meet by filling out relay cards and turning them in to the computer operator during the warmup session.
Fee: $45.00 flat fee which includes a long sleeve meet T-shirt for entrants registering before January 5, 2018. No additional relay fee. Relay only participants pay a $25 flat fee and will not receive a free T-shirt. T-shirt purchase is available at the meet. There will be no refunds unless the meet is cancelled, in which case $15.00 of the fee paid will be retained and $30.00 will be refunded. If inclement weather occurs, the staff at the MCAC will determine by 7:00pm Friday, January 19, if the Aquatic Center will or will not open the following morning. If it opens, the meet will be held.
Relay only registration: This year we are offering the option to enter only relay events and not individual events. The cost for this is $25.00. This must be done online in advance and will not be offered at the meet. Only those swimmers who have registered for individual events can enter a relay at the relay table at the meet. This is included in the $45.00 registration fee.
Each swimmer in a relay must be a member of the same affiliated team. All swimmers must be USMS members.
Swimmers paying $45.00 have the option to swim in relays with no extra charge.
Scoring & Awards: Individual events will be scored 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1; relays doubled. No individual high point awards will be given. A slick paper plaque for peel-off stickers showing your place and time for each event you swim be available to all entrants. Team awards will be given for places 1-3 for teams.
Seeding: All events will be seeded by sex and time except the following events which will be seeded by time only: 1,650, 1,000, 400 IM and 500 free. In order to be seeded in each of these events, you must re-confirm at the clerk of course that you will swim. All events will be seeded from slow to fast, except the 500 free, which will be seeded fast to slow. The Meet Director reserves the right to combine sexes in any other events.
Saturday morning: Warm up at 7:45am; first heat of the 1650 starts at 8:30am.
Saturday afternoon: Warm up at conclusion of 1000 - approx 11:15am.
Saturday Noon: NC Swimmers of the Year awards will be presented, after which the first heat of 100 fly will be called.
Sunday morning: Warm up 7:30am; first heat of 400yd Medley Relay starts at 8:15am.
Hampton Inn Charlotte Uptown. (hamptoninn3.hilton.com/Hampton_Inn)
Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown (GardenInn.Hilton.com/Charlotte)
Both are two blocks from pool. Both offer special rate for meet participants. Mention Masters Meet when reserving rooms.
There will be a social on Saturday, January 20, 7:00pm at Desano's Pizza, which serves, pastas, salads and pizza. Desanos is located 1/2 mile from the pool- 1500 East 3rd Street. www.desanopizza.com
1650 yd Freestyle – Limited to first 24 entries
1000 yd Freestyle – Limited to first 40 entries
500 yd Freestyle - Seeded Fast to Slow
Only eight entrants allowed for combined events 800 Free Relay and 800 Mixed Free Relay.
RECONFIRMATION REQUIRED FOR THE 1500, 1000, 400 IM and 500 FREE
|3||Women||800 Y||Free Relay|
|4||Men||800 Y||Free Relay|
|5||Mixed||800 Y||Free Relay|
|10||Women||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|11||Men||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|14||Women||400 Y||Free Relay|
|15||Men||400 Y||Free Relay|
|20||Mixed||400 Y||Free Relay|
|25||Mixed||200 Y||Medley Relay|
|26||Women||400 Y||Medley Relay|
|27||Men||400 Y||Medley Relay|
|34||Mixed||400 Y||Medley Relay|
|35||Mixed||200 Y||Free Relay|
|46||Women||200 Y||Free Relay|
|47||Men||200 Y||Free Relay|
Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."