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ABSC Masters Meets

Sunday, June 30, 2019

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ABSC Masters Meets

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June 30, 2019

Date and Time: June 30, 2019: Warm-ups in the competition pool will be available from 12:00noon-12:50pm. The diving well will be available for warm-up from 12:00noon until 30 minutes after the end of the meet or 6:00pm. The meet begins at 1:00pm.

Location: Gabrielsen Natatorium, University of Georgia, 330 River Road, Athens, GA 30602, 706-542-5060

Meet Director: Craig Page 706-461-8288

Facility: The Gabrielsen Natatorium is a state-of-the-art indoor facility with three pools, which was dedicated in 1996. The natatorium has three separate pools: a 50-meter competition pool with two movable bulkheads, ranging in depth from 8 ft to 9ft; a diving pool; and an instructional and recreational pool. All lanes feature nonturbulent lane lines and starting blocks. One 50 meter 8-lane course will be used for this competition. At least 4 lanes for continuous warm-down will be available in the diving well. 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. Total seating is 2,000.

Eligibility: Participants must be registered Masters swimmers and at least 18 years of age as of June 30, 2019. Swimmers turning 18 after the meet entry deadline and by June 30, 2019 must enter the meet by the meet entry deadline and register for USMS either before or June 30. If a swimmer wishes to affiliate with a Masters club, the club and swimmer must both be registered with the same Local Masters Swimming Committee. If there are questions about affiliation, the swimmer will be entered with the affiliation “UC.”

Age Groups: Age for the meet is determined as of December 31, 2019, except for 18-year-olds, who must be 18 by June 30, 2019. Age groups for individual events: 18–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39 ... (five-year increments as high as necessary). Relay events are based on the cumulative ages of all the swimmers on the relay: 76+, 100+, 120+, 160+, 200+, 240+, 280+, 320+.

Seeding: One course will be used for all the events. All swimmers will be seeded in mixed heats for each event, slowest to fastest by entry time, regardless of age or gender.

Meet Roster: A meet roster, including name, age, gender, and club, will be available at the meet and emailed to all participants who provided an email address prior to the meet.

Warm-up Procedure: Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious and controlled manner. No diving or backstroke starts will be allowed, except in designated sprint lanes. One or two lanes will be designated as one-way sprint lanes during the pre-meet warm-up sessions in the competition pool only. Any swimmer who acts in an unsporting or unsafe manner within the swimming venue may be considered for appropriate action or penalty by the referee (rule 102.13.3). Pull buoys, kickboards, fins, hand paddles, and snorkels are not allowed in the competition or warm-up pools.

Scratches: Any swimmer failing to report to the proper lane in the correct heat of an event will be scratched from that event and will not be permitted to swim that event at another time.

Entry Forms: Read all instructions and fill out the form completely. Incomplete forms or forms with “pending” in place of a USMS registration number will be rejected (except for 18-year-olds who turn 18 after the meet entry deadline, but before the first day of the meet, who must enter the meet by the meet entry deadline, but may register for USMS either before or on June 30). A swimmer whose club affiliation differs from what is listed on his or her USMS registration card must send either a new USMS registration card or a letter from the local registrar with the new club affiliation and effective date. 

Fees: Fees are $45 per individual for a maximum number of five (5) individual events per swimmer. Fees must accompany the entry form and must be paid in U.S. dollars by check or money order. Do not mail cash. The entry is not complete until the check has cleared the bank. If there are questions about an entrant’s check, full cash payment in U.S. dollars will be required before the entrant is allowed to swim. No refunds will be given for events not swum. Relay-only swimmers must submit an entry form with payment by the entry deadline. All fees should be made payable to “Craig Page”.

Entry Deadline / Mail Entry / Deck Entries: Online entry will remain open until Thursday, June 27th at 11:59PM with no late fee. There is no late fee for online entry. Completed mailed entries (Entry form, signed waiver, copy of USMS card, and fee) must be received by June 25, 2019 to be seeded appropriately at the meet. Mailed entries received after June 25, 2019 and before June 30, 2019 will be processed as a deck entry. Deck entries will be accepted the day of the meet during until 12:30pm. Deck entries will only be permitted in open lanes.

No telephone entries will be accepted. Mail paper entries early. Do not send certified or overnight mail requiring a signature. Photocopy completed entry forms and personal checks for your records and verification.
Mail paper entries to: Craig Page, 310 Rumson Road, Athens, GA 30605
Number of Events: Competitors may enter up to five individual events and three relays.

Relay Information: Relays will be entered on the day of the meet by the deadline time announced. Relay-only swimmers (i.e., not entered in an individual event) must have entered the meet and paid the fee by the meet entry deadline or as a deck entry. Each competitor is allowed to swim a maximum of three relays. Relay entries will be submitted to the meet director. Each of the four members of any relay team must be registered with the same Masters club.

Scoring/Awards: Individual Events: 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. Relays: 18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2.
Team scoring will be tabulated by workout group for Georgia teams and by club for all out of state teams.
Ribbons will be available for pickup for first through third places in each age group with result labels. Unclaimed awards will not be mailed.

Warm-ups start at 12:00 PM
Meet starts at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 400 M Free
2 Mixed 200 M Fly
3 Mixed 400 M Free Relay
4 Mixed 100 M Back
5 Mixed 50 M Free
6 Mixed 200 M Breast
7 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
8 Mixed 50 M Fly
9 Mixed 100 M Free
10 Mixed 200 M IM
11 Mixed 100 M Breast
12 Mixed 50 M Back
13 Mixed 100 M Fly
14 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
15 Mixed 200 M Free
16 Mixed 50 M Breast
17 Mixed 200 M Back
18 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay

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

Online Registration closed on 6/20/2019.
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