27th Annual Miami Mardi Gras Swim Meet

Miami RedFin Masters Swimming

Sunday, February 4, 2024

USMS Sanction : 174-S002

Miami RedFin Masters Swimming

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

It is now Eastern Time (EDT) on .
Open Close
Swimmer Registration Fri, Dec 1, 2023
12:00 AM
Sat, Feb 3, 2024
11:59 PM

HOST TEAM:    Miami RedFin Masters

John Mihevic, Director, Aquatic Center 

Miami University Aquatic Center
750 South Oak Street
Oxford, Ohio 45056
513-529-1921 (fax)


  • Open to all swimmers who are registered with USMS. Each swimmer is responsible for his/her USMS card and will be required to show it upon request by officials.
  • To enter the meet, a copy of the swimmers current USMS registration card MUST accompany the entry form.
  • The meet entry form should display your registered name, number, and team name, according to your USMS card.  Unattached swimmers note “UNAT.”  Please print all information legibly.
  • If a swimmer is not currently registered with USMS, applications and registration fees will be taken at the meet. Only checks made out to Ohio LMSC will be accepted for USMS registration.  A self-addressed stamped envelope is required for USMS registration so that cards may be mailed out after the meet.
  • Swimmers and coaches only will be allowed on deck.  Family members must remain in the viewing gallery.

AGE:   The age reported on your entry form must reflect your age as of 2/04/2024

  • (5 individual event limit, plus 2 relays).  A fee of $25 will be charged for those that enter online plus $1.00 per event surcharge for individual events or via the attached entry form.  *NOTE* All individuals, regardless of entry method, must sign the waiver at the bottom of the entry form.
  • Online entries must be received by February 3, 2024 at 11:59pm. 
  • A flat fee of $40 will be charged for deck entries (Credit Card Only)
  • Refunds will only be issued for documented medical reasons or if the meet is cancelled. 
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard only) accepted.  
  • Personal checks are no longer accepted. 

New: Online Entries with Club Assistant: 
1. Go to :
2. Click “Register here”
3. Make payment with credit card (Master Card or Visa)
4. Will be required to sign waiver and show USMS card when you arrive for the meet. 
   Participants that enter the 1650 must provide their own timer for their swim.

If you are able to provide a timer for the meet except for the 1650 we will need you.  Please email John @ mihevijp@miamioh.edu if you can provide a timer for the meet.  Thank you!  

SEEDING & LANE ASSIGNMENTS:   Each event will be seeded by the pre-entered seedtime of each swimmer, with the slower heats first (except the 1650, which will be swum fastest to slowest).  The meet will be deck seeded according to times submitted, regardless of age and gender.  No time (NT) will be seeded in the slower heats.  Swimmers are responsible to report to the blocks on time for their appropriate heat and lane for each event.  Heat and lane assignments for all events will be posted by 11:00 am on the day of competition.      

STARTING PROCEDURE:                    
103.8.5—Start Commands

A - At the commencement of each heat, the referee shall signal to the swimmers by a short series of whistles to remove all clothing except for swimwear, followed by a long whistle indicating that they should take their positions with at least one foot at the front of the starting platform, the edge of the pool or on the wall and remain there. In backstroke and medley relay events, at the referee’s first long whistle the swimmers shall immediately enter the water and at the second long whistle shall return without undue delay to the starting position (article 101.1.2).
B - When the swimmers and officials are ready, the referee shall signal with an outstretched arm to the starter that the swimmers are under the starter’s control.
C - On the starter’s command “Take your mark,” the swimmers shall immediately assume their starting position with at least one foot at the front of the starting platform. Swimmers starting in the water must have at least one hand in contact with the wall or starting platform. When all swimmers are stationary, the starter shall give the starting signal.
D - For backstroke event starts, the starter may give the command “Place your feet” after the referee’s whistle.

POOL LENGTH CERTIFICATION:  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.

TIMING SYSTEM:  The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Times from this competition will be eligible for USMS record and USMS Top 10 consideration.

RELAYS:   All relays are deck entered.  Mixed relays may be swum, and shall consist of two men and two women, who may swim in any order.  Age groups for relays will be determined by the youngest member of the team and are: 19+, 25+, 35+, 45+, etc.

Official relay cards are to be picked up from the Clerk of Course by a team representative who is responsible for the relay.  The relay representative should print legibly all information required.  Each card should include the swimmer’s name as on the USMS registration card in order of relay swum; first name, last name, age and gender.  Cards shall be returned to the computer table by 10:30am on 2/4/2024

AWARDS:  Individual and relay awards will be given for first through third place by gender and age group for 19+, 25+…. through 100+.  

ORDER OF EVENTS:    The meet will be deck seeded according to times submitted, regardless of age and gender.  Heat and lane assignments for all events will be posted by 11:00 am on the day of competition. 

Deck Entries:                       9:00 am – 10:15 am 
Deck entry deadline:          10:15 am on 2/4/2024
Relay entry deadline:         10:30 am on 2/4/2024
Warm –Ups:                        10:00 am – 11:00 am
Heat Sheet Posted:            11:00 am 
          (Participants should double check for accuracy at this time)   

Events:     approx. 11:10 – 3:00 pm
1. 200 Medley Relay 10. 200 Fly
2. 400 Individual Medley 11. 50 Freestyle
3. 50 Backstroke 12. 200 Individual Medley
4. 200 Freestyle 13. 100 Backstroke
5. 50 Breaststroke 14. 50 Butterfly
6. 100 Butterfly 15. 100 Breaststroke
7. 200 Backstroke 16. 100 Freestyle
8. 100 Individual Medley 17. 200 Freestyle Relay
9. 200 Breaststroke 18. 1650 Freestyle (First 18 Registrants only)

WARM-UP & COOL-DOWN:  Entry into the pool must be feet first in a cautious manner with one hand in contact with the deck.  Diving shall be permitted only from the blocks in the designated sprint lanes during warm-up.  Warm-up and cool-down lanes will be provided during the competition.  No diving will be permitted in these lanes.  Instructions given by an official or Miami University Aquatic staff members must be obeyed at all times.  A swimmer may be disqualified at the discretion of the Meet Director or Meet Official for failure to comply with these rules.


Warm-ups start at 10:00 AM
Meet starts at 11:00 AM
Meet is estimated to end at 3:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
2 Mixed 400 Y IM
3 Mixed 50 Y Back
4 Mixed 200 Y Free
5 Mixed 50 Y Breast
6 Mixed 100 Y Fly
7 Mixed 200 Y Back
8 Mixed 100 Y IM
9 Mixed 200 Y Breast
10 Mixed 200 Y Fly
11 Mixed 50 Y Free
12 Mixed 200 Y IM
13 Mixed 100 Y Back
14 Mixed 50 Y Fly
15 Mixed 100 Y Breast
16 Mixed 100 Y Free
17 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
18 Mixed 1650 Y Free

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

Online Registration closed on 2/3/2024.
Try SwimShare
New SwimShare Workout Apps
Buy FINIS Swimming Gear
The Worldwide Leader in Technical Swimming Development
Club Assistant
Buy ClubAssistant Swim Software
Club Management, Meet and Event Registration
Free Swim Meet Results Software
Psych Sheets, Heat Sheets, Live Results
Club Assistant Proudly Supports
U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming
Adult Swimming for Health, Fitness and Exercise
Masters Swimming Canada
Masters Swimming Canada
Better swimming for all adults
Masters Swimming Australia
Masters Swimming Australia
Fitness, Friendship & Fun