The 6th Annual Short Course Yard Sewanee Invitational

Sewanee Masters

Saturday, March 7, 2020

USMS Sanction : 150-S001

Sewanee Masters

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Mon, Oct 21, 2019
12:00 AM
Wed, Mar 4, 2020
11:59 PM

Sanction: Sanctioned by Southeastern Masters Swimming for United States Masters Swimming, Inc. Sanction number 150-S001.

Facility: The Aquatic Center at Sewanee: The University of the South located in the Fowler Center at 77 Texas Ave, Sewanee, TN 37383.

Pool Length: Indoor 9-lane, 25-yard competition pool with 6 additional 23.5 yard warmup/warmdown lanes in diving well. Deck space for 200+ swimmers as well as 300+ spectator seating area. All necessary paperwork is on file with USMS. 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.

Timing system: The primary timing system will be automatic timing (Colorado Timing System, with scoreboard). Times may be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top 10 consideration.

Directions: From either direction on I-24 take exit 134 for Sewanee. Turn left onto 41a North. Continue approximately 4.5 miles and turn right onto University Ave. In ¾ mile turn right onto Texas Ave. The Fowler center is immediately on your left.

Park in lot on right or continue on Texas Ave. to parking lot next to football field.

Eligibility: Open to all 2020 registered United States Masters Swimming (USMS) members 18 years or older as of March 7, 2020.

Rules: 2020 USMS rules apply.

Entries: Maximum of six individual events (including 1000 yard freestyle). Relays do not count in an individual’s total. The 1000 yard freestyle will be limited to the first 27 entrants only.

Deadline & Fees: Swimmers may enter up to SIX individual events per day. Entries must be received by March 4, 2020. Late entries will be accepted only as space permits in existing heats (no new heats will be created); contact the meet director below. $30.00 entry fee (if received by March 4, 2020); late registration is $40. There is no entry fee for relays. On-line registration through and credit card processing by

Information: Contact Alex Bruce (931) 636-7075 or with any questions (e-mail preferred).

Seeding: Heats will be seeded from slowest to fastest using submitted times. Ages and sexes will be combined for competition but separated for results. No time (NT) entries will be seeded in the early heats. Exception: the 1000 free will be seeded fastest to slowest, and check-in will be required 30 minutes before the start of the event; swimmers not checked in will be scratched. Generally, only 7 of the 9 available lanes will be used for competition. Exceptions may be made for events of 200y or longer. There will be scheduled breaks throughout the meet, and the Meet Director reserves the right to insert additional breaks to allow swimmers reasonable time between events.

Warm-up and Sessions: Sewanee is on Central time, and the Fowler Center opens at 8:00 AM. The pool will be available for warm-up from 8:15 -9:00 prior to 1000 yard freestyle. A second warm-up session will be from 10:00-11:00. One-way sprint and pace lanes will be opened 30 minutes prior to end of warm-up session. Separate warm-up lanes will be available for the duration of the meet in our diving well.

Relays: Relay swimmers must be entered in at least one individual event. Relays can be entered as men, women, or mixed. Swimmers may swim in only one relay in an event. Relays will be deck entered. Relay entry forms will be provided and must be submitted 30 minutes before the relay event. No entry fee for relays because everyone loves relays!

Breaks: We will have scheduled breaks during the meet! After event #2 (5 minutes), # 7 (5 min.), #10 (5 min.), #11 (5 min.), #14 (5 min.), and #19 (5 min.). The Meet Director reserves the right to insert additional breaks to allow swimmers reasonable time between events.

(1) The “800 IM”: swimmers who successfully complete the 200 Fly, 200 Back, 200 Breast, and 200 Free will be recognized for completing an 800 IM!
(2) “Build a Mile”: swimmers who successfully complete the 1000, 500, 100, and 50 freestyle events will be recognized for having built a mile!
Eternal fame and priceless swag to all who complete either of the two challenges.

PLUS the 100 yd FREE RELAY! Bragging rights are on the line!
2019 best times: NAC women, 55.60; RATS men 45.63; EXCL mixed 54.87

We will go to Green’s View Grill, the lodge/restaurant on the Sewanee golf course, about a 2-minute drive from the pool. Very good eats and drinks. Family friendly!

Lodging: The Sewanee Inn is on the campus of the University of the South. Reservations can be made at Other hotels are located in Monteagle, TN, about 10 minutes from the pool:

  • The Smokehouse, 844 W Main Street, Monteagle, TN 37356. 931-924-2268
  • Super 8, 713 W Main Street, Monteagle, TN 37356. 931-924-2222
  • Motel 6, 724 Dixie Lee Ave., Monteagle TN 37356. 931-924-2900

Session 1 - 1000 Free
Warm-ups start at 8:15 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1000 Y Free
Session 2 - Everything else!
Warm-ups start at 10:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 11:00 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 3:00 PM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
3 Mixed 200 Y Fly
4 Mixed 50 Y Breast
5 Mixed 100 Y Back
6 Mixed 100 Y Free
7 Mixed 400 Y IM
8 Mixed 200 Y Back
9 Mixed 50 Y Fly
10 Mixed 100 Y Breast
11 Mixed 100 Y Free Relay
12 Mixed 200 Y IM
13 Mixed 500 Y Free
14 Mixed 200 Y Breast
15 Mixed 50 Y Free
16 Mixed 100 Y Fly
17 Mixed 50 Y Back
18 Mixed 100 Y IM
19 Mixed 200 Y Free
20 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay

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

Online Registration closed on 3/4/2020.
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