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Friday, January 7, 2022

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Arkansas Masters Swimming

Swim Meet Registration

Arkansas Masters Swimming

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Fri, Nov 5, 2021
01:00 AM
Wed, Jan 5, 2022
11:59 PM

Sanctioned by the Arkansas LMSC for USMS, Inc.

Location: Bentonville Community Center, 1101 SW Citizens Cir, Bentonville, Ar, 72713

Facility: 8 lane, 25 yd x 25 yd. competition pool.

Time:  Check-in begins at 4:30pm.  Deck entries close firmly at 5:00pm. Warmups will run from 4:30-5:30pm

Meet Conduct: Current USMS rules will govern the conduct of the meet.

Eligibility: The meet is open to anyone 18 and older.  If you are not currently a USMS member, we encourage you to register online.  The annual calendar fee (Jan1-Dec. 31) is $60.  Another option is the USMS fee for one-event registrations, which is $15. Please keep in mind that one-event registratants are not eligible for Event Rankings, Top 10, USMS records, Arkansas Masters records, or other honors (either individual or relay) achieved in the meet.  

Entry Fee:
$30 entry fee for all current USMS members
$45 entry fee for non-USMS members ($30 for meet, and $15 for one-event fee as described above)
$50/$65 entry fee for deck entries which will close at 5:00pm on 1/7/2022  ($65 if you also need to pay the one-event fee of $15)

Your credit card will be charged by ‘ Events’ for this swim meet.

Entries are due no later than midnight Wednesday, January 5, 2022 CST

Event Seeding: We will try to seed events according to pre-entered seed times for each swimmer, regardless of age or gender. In the event of multiple heats, the slower heats will be swim first.  All no-time (NT) entries shall be placed in the slower heats. Swimmers may enter up to 5 events.  We will take a 5 min. break between each event.

Please note that the following events will be closed after they reach their maximum number of entries:
500 Free:  maximum of 18 swimmers
1000 Free:  maximum of 12 swimmers
1650 Free:  maximum of 6 swimmers

Warm up starts at 4:30pm, with a meet start time of 5:30pm.  Entry into the pool must be feet first in a cautious manner.  Diving shall be permitted only in the designated sprint lanes during the meet warm-up. 

This meet  is sanctioned by Arkansas Masters for USMS Inc.  The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1.

Timing system:  The primary timing system will be a manual timing system with two watches.  The official times from this meet may be submitted for Arkansas state records and USMS Top 10, but cannot be submitted for world records or USMS records.

T-Shirts:  All swimmers who register by Dec. 13th will be guaranteed a meet shirt in their size (chosen during registration).

Fun stuff:  We will host a short flip-turn clinic in the BCC leisure pool (which is WARM) at 4:30pm.  This will be limited to the first 12 people (when you register, there is a place to indicate you want to attend).  We will also have a "Plunge and Glide" contest in the middle of the meet - optional participation, of course.  More info to come regarding a social immediately following the meet.  

Questions?  Contact meet director Carie O'Banion at

Warm-ups start at 4:30 PM
Meet starts at 5:30 PM
Meet is estimated to end at 7:30 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 100 Y Free
2 Mixed 1000 Y Free
3 Mixed 200 Y Free
4 Mixed 25 Y Free
5 Mixed 500 Y Free
6 Mixed 50 Y Free
7 Mixed 1650 Y Free

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

Online Registration closed on 1/5/2022.
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