Sanctioned by Montana LMSC for USMS, Inc. Sanction #219-S003 Meet Host: Big Sky Montana Masters Swim Club (BSMT) Meet Referees: TBA Meet Director: Donn Livoni (406) 381-5523 email@example.com
Facility: The University of Montana Grizzly Pool is located on the UM campus between the Adams Center and Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Grizzly Pool is a 7-lane, 25-yard pool. One lane will be reserved for warm up during the meet. Parking all day Saturday and Sunday is open without restriction. 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. Food is allowed only in the balcony area. NO FOOD IN THE LOCKER ROOMS OR ON THE POOL DECK. Food may be purchased at the Student Union (UC) across the parking lot from the pool.
Rules: Swimmers must be registered with USMS for 2019. Age groups, based on the swimmer’s age as of April 7, 2019, are 18-24, 25-29 etc. in 5-yr increments as needed. Foreign registered swimmers must provide a copy of their current registration card. USMS One-Event Registration must occur at the time of entry and costs $25. One-Event Registrations are governed by USMS Rule 201.1.3.B. Specifically, One-Event swimmers will be considered unattached, but will count for team points from their local pool/workout group/city/town. Their times will not be considered for Top 10 tabulations, All-American status, MT state records or any other USMS special awards, but will be counted for team points from their local swim pool/workout group/city/town. 2019 USMS rules govern the meet. Swimmers are limited to 6 individual entries per day, with a maximum of 8 total entries for the meet (excluding relays). During warm up, you must enter the pool feet firstexcept in sprint lanes. No paddles, kickboards or other devices/equipment are allowed. All event entries must include an entry time. Event entries with NT (no time) will not be accepted.
Deadline: Online entries only by 11:59 PM MDT Sunday, March 31, 2019. No paper entries will be accepted and no deck entries will be accepted at the meet. Relay teams will be organized at the meet – relays do not score team points and are unofficial. All entries are final, no changes.
Fee: $45flat fee. 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 University of Montana will determine by 6:00 PM Friday, April 5, if the pool will or will not open the following morning. If it opens the meet will be held.
Relay Registration: Each swimmer in a relay must be registered for the meet. All swimmers must be USMS members (or one-event). Because relays are unofficial, One-Event registrants mayparticipate in relays.Relay. There is no charge for relays.
Scoring & Awards: Individual events will be scored 7-5-4-3-2-1. Relays are not scored. Team awards for the meet will be given for the first place team (combined men’s and women’s points). When you register use the drop down menu for your USMS Club affiliation. Look on your registration card to find this. We have six USMS registered Clubs in MT – Unattached (UC31, BSMT, BOZE, MMMT, KATS & FLOWS). After you’ve made this selection there is another dropdown menu to select from for your swimming locale, which will be used to determine Team awards. On the list will be Helena, Bozeman, Dillon, Havre, Billings, Whitefish, Kalispell, Polson, Missoula, Hamilton, Great Falls, & a fill-in box for Other. Please make sure you register for the correct club and then the correct location where you swim. The club for One-Event swimmers is unattached.
Seeding: All events will be seeded slow to fast, age and sexes mixed. Swimmers in the 1,650, and 1,000 free must confirm that they will swim at the check-in table (positive check-in). Positive check-in deadline for the 1,650 is 11:45AM Saturday, April 6, 2019. Positive check-in deadline for the 1,000 is 9:15 AM on Sunday, April 7. 2109. The meet program will be emailed to you by Thursday, April 4th. There will be a limited number of printed programs available at the meet cost $1.
Lodging: A limited number of rooms (20) have been reserved at the Comfort Inn, 1021 E. Broadway, Missoula, MT (406) 549-7600. These rooms are first come first served. The rate is $95 for standard room, double queen or single king, $105 for Mountain View Suite (king w/sofa pull out) and $115 for Riverview Suite (king w/ sofa pull out). Please contact the Comfort Inn directly for reservations. This rate is good for reservations before March 19, 2019. The Comfort Inn is within a 5-minute walk or drive to the Pool. The Comfort Inn offers free transport to and from the Missoula airport, free cruiser bikes, free Wi-Fi, guest laundry and free breakfast. The discount code is “Masters Swim Meet”.
The Holiday Inn Express on East Broadway has rooms at $165/night.
Social: There will be a social on Saturday, April 6 starting at approximately 6:00 PM (or one hour after the conclusion event 15 – Mixed 500 Free) to 9:00 PM at the Loft, 119 W. Main St. A catered meal of lasagna (regular & veggie) with salad and desert and a no-host cash bar (beer, wine and soft drinks)available. The Montana LMSC Annual Membershipmeeting will take place during the social. Cost for the social is $18/person. No dinner tickets will be sold at the meet or at the door.