2019 Pickin' Up Steam Swim Meet

Randolph-Macon College Masters

Saturday, September 28, 2019

USMS Sanction : 129-S003

Randolph-Macon College Masters Swimming

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Sat, Aug 3, 2019
12:00 AM
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
11:59 PM

Sponsored by: Randolph-Macon College Swim Team

Meet Directors: David Harmon (davidcharmon77@gmail.com) and Brent Kintzer (brentkintzer@rmc.edu)

Location: Randolph-Macon College, Brock Center, 103 E. Patrick St., Ashland, Va. 23005. The pool is a 5-minute walk from the Amtrak train station and historic Ashland. 

Facility: Six-lane, 25-yard pool, non-turbulent lane markers. Five lanes will be used for competition; one lane will be available for continuous warm-up and cool down. Concessions will not be available. Please bring your own snacks/ beverage. 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 106.2.1.

From I-95, take exit 92B, Ashland/Hanover and go west on rte. 54. Go approximately 1.2 miles on rte. 54 west until you come to the RR tracks. Turn right onto N. Railroad Ave. just before the tracks (heading north) and drive about .3 mile beside the RR tracks. Brock Center will be on your right. Drive past the Brock Center and turn into the parking lot on your right, near the ball fields. Follow the sidewalk near the football field to the main entrance. After turnstile, turn left and the pool is to the right of the climbing wall.

Sanctioned by: LMSC for VIRGINIA for USMS, INC. Sanction # 129-S003

Eligibility: The standard Masters age groups will be used (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc). Your age on 9/29/18 is your age for the competition. All swimmers must be registered with USMS and must include a copy of their USMS card if entering with a paper entry form.

Entries: $6.00 per event for online entries, $10.00 surcharge to help defray the costs of data entry, automatic timing and printing. Online meet registration is paid by credit card to “ClubAssistant.com Events”. Paper entry forms are available at USMS Calendar of Events or from David Harmon at davidcharmon77@gmail.com. Deck entries will be accepted up until 30 minutes prior to meet at a cost of $8 per event. Deck entries will only be made to fill up heats. Swimmers may enter a total of 5 individual events and 4 relays.

Relays:  Relays will be deck entered and payable on meet day ($8 per relay). The deadline for the 400 Free and 200 Medley relays will be at the start of event 4 and the deadline for the 400 Medley and 200 Free relays will be at the start of event 11.  All relay deadlines are on the day of the meet.

Entry Deadline: Online entries are strongly encouraged.  To be seeded, paper-entries must be received by Monday, September 23, 2019.  Online entries close on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 11:59 PM EDT.  No refunds and/or swimmer substitutions will be allowed.

Warm-up/Warm-down Procedure: Swimmers must enter the pool feet-first in a cautious manner.  Diving shall be permitted only from the blocks in the designated sprint lanes during warm-up.  ABSOLUTELY NO DIVING WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE WARM-UP LANES ONCE THE MEET HAS BEGUN.  Instructions given by the designated Safety Marshall shall be obeyed at all times.

Rules: Current USMS rules for Masters Swimming will apply. No one will swim alone in a heat. Swimmers will be seeded according to times; heats will run slowest to fastest; men and women will swim together. “NT” will be seeded arbitrarily.

Psych Sheets, Meet Results and Heat Sheets: Psych Sheets/Meet Results will be posted at http://www.rmcmastersmeet.org/ and will be sent to by email to meet registrants. Heat sheets will be posted at multiple locations on the pool deck.

Awards: Ribbons will be given for first, second and third place in each individual event.  No ribbon for relays.  Results will be posted at http://www.rmcmastersmeet.org/ and will be uploaded to the USMS results database.

Pentathlon Award: NEW THIS YEAR  A railroad train engineer's cap will be awarded to the man and woman whose combined time in the pentathlon - 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free and 100 IM - is the fastest in the meet. You must enter and race in all 5 events to be eligible

Nearby Lodging:
Henry Clay Inn -
Address: 114 N Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: (804) 798-3100

Hampton Inn Richmond-North/Ashland - Address: 705 England St, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: (804) 752-8444
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Richmond North Ashland - Address: 107 S Carter Rd, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: (804) 752-7889 
Order of Events – There will be two 20 minute breaks before each set of relays (events 7-12 and events 18-23).

Warm-ups start at 1:00 PM
Meet starts at 2:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 200 Y Fly
2 Mixed 50 Y Breast
3 Mixed 200 Y Back
4 Mixed 100 Y Fly
5 Mixed 500 Y Free
6 Mixed 50 Y Free
7 Women 200 Y Free Relay
8 Men 200 Y Free Relay
9 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
10 Women 400 Y Medley Relay
11 Men 400 Y Medley Relay
12 Mixed 400 Y Medley Relay
13 Mixed 200 Y IM
14 Mixed 100 Y Breast
15 Mixed 50 Y Fly
16 Mixed 200 Y Free
17 Mixed 100 Y Back
18 Women 400 Y Free Relay
19 Men 400 Y Free Relay
20 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
21 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
22 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
23 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
24 Mixed 50 Y Back
25 Mixed 400 Y IM
26 Mixed 200 Y Breast
27 Mixed 100 Y IM
28 Mixed 100 Y Free

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

Online Registration closed on 9/24/2019.
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