The Louisville Invitational

Swim Kentucky Masters

Sunday, December 10, 2023

USMS Sanction : 413-S006

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The Louisville Invitational
Sanctioned by Kentucky Local Masters Swimming Committee for USMS Inc. Sanction Number 413-S006
Sponsored By: Swim Kentucky Masters

Location: Ralph Wright Natatorium, University of Louisville, 2216 South Floyd St., Louisville, Ky 40208
Venue: 8 Lane 25-meter competition pool with a 25-yard continuous warm-up area during the meet. Nonturbulent dividers, Daktronics fully automatic timing, 40 x 22 inch Paragon blocks with back plates, Colorado backstroke ledges.
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 placement.

Times from this competition will be eligible for world record, USMS record, and Top 10 consideration.

Schedule: Sunday, December 10, 2023
      Session One 8:00 a.m. EST; warm-up at 7:15 a.m. EST; doors open 7:00 am EST
      Session Two: Estimated Start 10:30 am EST; Warm up for Session Two, 30 minutes in the completive course
                            following the conclusion of the 1500 Event 1

Order of Events
Doors Open 7:00 a.m. EST

Session One: Warm-up 7:15 a.m. EST, start 8 a.m. EST
Session Two: Estimated warm-up 10:00 a.m. EST – estimated start 10:30 am EST

1          *1500 M Freestyle (32 entry limit)
There will be a 30-minute Warm up break after the completion of Event 1
2          50 M Butterfly
3          200 M Backstroke
4          200 M Breaststroke
5          50 M Freestyle
There will be a 10-minute break after the completion of Event 5
6          *800 M Freestyle Relay
There will be a 10-minute break after the completion of Event 6
7          100 M Backstroke
8          100 M Butterfly
9          200 M Individual Medley
10        100 M Freestyle
11        100 M Breaststroke
There will be a 10-minute break after the completion of Event 11
12        50 M Backstroke
13        200 M Butterfly
14        50 M Breaststroke
15        200 M Freestyle
16        100 M Individual Medley
There will be a 10-minute break after the completion of Event 16
17        *400 M Individual Medley  )      (32 entry limit)
                                                       ) -> Enter one only*
18        *400 M Freestyle                )

Entry Fees & Deadlines:  An entry fee of $40 will be charged for on-line entries received until Friday, December 8th, at 9:00 p.m. EST.  Maximum entries are four individual events, plus relays.

The Online entry system is available on ClubAssistant.com   Online entry is paid by credit card to " Events". Maximum entries are four individual events, plus relays.

An entry fee of $50 will be charged for paper entries. This fee is for paper entries received by the entry deadline or late entries, accepted before the day of the meet. Checks are preferred. Maximum entries is (4) Four Individual events for the meet, plus relays. Make checks payable to Swim Kentucky Masters. Paper entries are to be received by Wednesday, December 6, 2023.  Paper Entries received after December 6th will be considered Late Entries.
Send all paper entries to Seth Boone, 2216 South Floyd St., Louisville, Ky 40208

Deck Entry Deadline: Paper deck entries will be accepted from 7:00 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. EST, for Session One, and from 7:00 a.m., until 10:00 a.m. EST for Session Two, the day of the meet at the facility. The fees for the paper entries received as late and deck entries (day of the meet) is $50.  Relay only swimmer’s entries is a $10.00 surcharge at the meet.
Eligibility: All swimmers must be registered with United States Masters Swimming, Inc. Each swimmer is responsible for his/her USMS card and may be required to show it upon request by officials.
To be entered, a copy of the swimmer’s current USMS registration card MUST accompany the paper entry form.
The meet entry should display your registered name, USMS number and USMS club or SKY workout group name, according to your USMS card.
Unattached swimmers shall be noted as “UC-(LMSC #).”  Unattached swimmers are not eligible to swim on relays.
Each swimmer is eligible to enter and swim a maximum of four individual events for the meet, plus the relay. There shall be no “exhibition” swims.

Age: The age reported on your entry form must reflect the swimmer’s age as of 12/31/2023.
Warm-Up/Warm-Down: Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner. The 25 yard warm-up area will be available during the meet.  Diving shall be permitted only in the competitive course, in the designated lanes during warm-up.  USMS article 102.4 is in effect.
Lane Assignments: Each event will be deck seeded by the pre-entered seed time of each swimmer with the slower heats first. No time (NT) will not be accepted. All events shall have seed times.  Swimmers will be seeded according to time regardless of age. Women and men will be seeded together in heats. Swimmers are responsible for reporting to the blocks on time for their appropriate heat and lane for each event.  The meet will be seeded when check-in and deck entries close and heat and lane assignments will then be posted around the venue.
Team Representatives: All USMS registered teams should inform the meet director or the clerk of course of one official team representative before the start of event #1, or upon the team’s arrival.

*1500 Freestyle shall be limited to 32 entries received (four heats). Swimmers who enter after the 32 entry limit is reached may ask to be on the stand by list.  The 1500 will be a checked-in event.  Swimmers entered in the 1500 and on the stand-by list, must check in, in person at the Natatorium between 7:00 and 7:45 am the day of the meet.  If a swimmer has not checked in by 7:45 a.m., that swimmer will be scratched from the 1500 and a swimmer from the standby list will take the place of the swimmer who did not check in by the deadline. Swimmers shall provide their own personnel to count for them. Lap counters will be provided.
*400 Individual Medley & 400 Freestyle: The 400 Individual Medley and the 400 Freestyle shall be men and women seeded together, by event with the 400 IM first. Both events together shall be limited to the first 32 entries received. An athlete may enter and swim only one of the two 400-meter events, either the 400m IM or the 400m free, but not both.

*800 Free Relay: All relays will be deck entered.  Relay teams may be entered as MEN, WOMEN, or MIXED, but teams of all types will be seeded together in the same heats, and then scored separately. Swimmers shall swim only one relay.  No swimmer may swim on both a mixed and a same-sex team in the same event. Relays should display the USMS club and the USMS registered name of each swimmer on the relay cardAll relays, will be deck entered. Relay cards are to be picked up from the check-in table, by the coach or team representative who is responsible for printing legibly all information required. Each card shall include: each swimmer’s name as registered with USMS in order swum on relay; first name, last name, age, and sex. The aggregate age for the four relay team members shall determine the age group. Relay cards should be returned to the control room by the announced deadline. There shall be no “exhibition” relay swims.

Official Splits: Splits for the 400m, and 800m freestyle within the 1500m freestyle shall be recorded in the official results and submitted to USMS for each swimmer.. Any swimmer wishing a split time to be recorded in any other individual events shall pick up a split request form from the Head Table and return it to the Administrative Official.  Lead-off splits for the 800 Free relay shall be recorded in the official results and submitted to USMS for all lead-off swimmers. All split times will be recorded in accordance with USMS Rule 105.2.2.

Protests: Any protests concerning seed times, awards, final results, eligibility, or entries will be addressed to the Meet Director, or Referee. A protest shall be made by the team representative only.

Real-time results and event psych sheet should be posted by Saturday by noon on Saturday, December 9th on Meet Mobile ... and at

Facility Restrictions: No smoking or alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises of the university.
Meet Director: Bill Tingley, 2216 South Floyd St., Louisville, KY 40208
Email:                Home telephone: 502-548-4129

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Session 1 - 1500 M Free
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1500 M Free
Session 2 - The Louisville Invitational
Warm-ups start at 10:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:30 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 1:30 PM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed 50 M Fly
3 Mixed 200 M Back
4 Mixed 200 M Breast
5 Mixed 50 M Free
6 Mixed 800 M Free Relay
7 Mixed 100 M Back
8 Mixed 100 M Fly
9 Mixed 200 M IM
10 Mixed 100 M Free
11 Mixed 100 M Breast
12 Mixed 50 M Back
13 Mixed 200 M Fly
14 Mixed 50 M Breast
15 Mixed 200 M Free
16 Mixed 100 M IM
17 Mixed 400 M IM
18 Mixed 400 M Free

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "TINGLEY LLC."

Online Registration closed on 12/8/2023.
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