2023 Somerset County YMCA Masters Pentathlon Swim Festival (and 25s!)


Saturday, December 16 - Sunday, December 17, 2023

USMS Sanction : 073-S006

Somerset County YMCA Masters

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Fri, Oct 20, 2023
11:59 PM
Thu, Dec 14, 2023
11:59 PM

Sanctioned by NJ-LMSC for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 073-S006
Hosted by Somerset County YMCA Masters Swim Club
Meet Director – Ed Tsuzuki
Meet Referees – John Baliko, Gary Dunchus, Tom Ryan

Facilities:  Somerset Valley (Bridgewater) YMCA 601 Garretson Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Indoor 10 lane – 25 meter (6 lanes will be used for competition; 2 lanes will be kept open at all times for warm-up/warm-down; 2 lanes will be reserved for YMCA lap swimmers). Automatic electronic timing and scoreboard will be used. Deck space for 100+ swimmers, and 100+ spectators.  Spectator bleachers are provided on the mezzanine level and a few small bleachers on deck.  Swimmers are not permitted to bring chairs on deck.

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.
Eligibility:  Open to all 2023 (or 2024) registered United States Masters Swimming (USMS) members 18 years or older as of December 16, 2023.

Rules:  2023 USMS rules apply.

Entries:  Maximum of six individual events, plus two relays.  The 25 meter events will count towards your maximum number of entries, be eligible for awards, and be listed in the USMS event rankings, but cannot be included in USMS records and top ten tabulation. You may enter any events you choose.  However, to be eligible for one of the 4 pentathlons, you must enter 5 events as follows:
Sprint Pentathlon:                 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free, 100 IM
Middle Distance Pentathlon: 100 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Free, 200 IM
Iron Man Pentathlon:             200 Fly, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200  Free, 400 IM
Freestyle:                              50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 400 free, 1500 free
(Entering a pentathlon event is entirely optional.)

Due to time constraints, the number of entries in the 1500 free on Saturday may be restricted to a first come-first serve basis.

Deadline:  On-line entries close 11:59PM December 14th.
Paper and deck entries will not be accepted.

Information:  Contact Ed Tsuzuki – Phone: (908) 300-2542     E-Mail: edtsuzuki@gmail.com

Seeding:  All events are pre-seeded and timed finals. Heats are seeded and swum from slowest to fastest, with men and women seeded together.  (However, the 1500 free will be seeded fastest to slowest).

Awards:  Ribbons for 1st through 3rd places by age group and men and women for individual events. Men and Women Pentathlon winners (lowest cumulative time for the 5 events) in each age group and for each Pentathlon category (Sprint, Middle Distance, Iron Man and Freestyle) receive trophies.

Fees:  $40.00 flat fee - Entry fee is non-refundable.  

Warm-Up:  The pool will be available for warm-up from 9:00 to 9:45am on Saturday (9 to 9:30am on Sunday and again after the 400 Free and 400IM for 45 minutes).  At least two warm-up/warm-down lanes will be available during the entire meet. Diving permitted ONLY in designated 1-way sprint lanes, which will be announced during warm-up.  An additional 45 minute warm-up will be provided between session 2 and 3 on Sunday. 

Relays:  Relay entries will be free, however, all relay swimmers must be entered in at least one individual event. Relays will be deck entered. Relay entry forms will be provided and must be submitted at least 4 events before the relay event.  Mens, Womens, and Mixed relays may be entered and will be swum together.

Psych Sheets:  Psych sheets (for the 1500 free) and heat sheets for all other events will be emailed to all entrants on December 15. Positive check in for the 1500 will be requested.  1500 heats will be assigned during warmup.


Saturday, December 16, 2023 - Session 1 - 1500 Free
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:45 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 12:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1500 M Free
Sunday, December 17, 2023 - Session 2 - 400 free & 400 IM
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 10:30 AM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed 400 M Free
3 Mixed 400 M IM
Sunday, December 17, 2023 - Session 3 - Main Session
Warm-ups start at 10:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 11:15 AM
Meet Session is estimated to end at 4:00 PM
# Sex Event
4 Mixed 100 M Fly
5 Mixed 50 M Back
6 Mixed 200 M Free
7 Mixed 25 M Breast
8 Mixed 200 M IM
9 Mixed 50 M Fly
10 Mixed 200 M Breast
11 Mixed 100 M Free
12 Mixed 25 M Back
13 Mixed 100 M IM
14 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
15 Mixed 25 M Fly
16 Mixed 200 M Back
17 Mixed 100 M Breast
18 Mixed 50 M Free
19 Mixed 200 M Fly
20 Mixed 100 M Back
21 Mixed 50 M Breast
22 Mixed 25 M Free
23 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay

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

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