2023 South Central Zone Short Course Championships

North Texas LMSC

Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 2023

USMS Sanction : 263-S002

North Texas LMSC

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Individual Registration Tue, Nov 22, 2022
09:00 AM
Sun, Mar 26, 2023
11:59 PM
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09:00 AM
Sun, Mar 26, 2023
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Mon, Mar 27, 2023
12:00 PM
Thu, Mar 30, 2023
11:59 PM


USMS 2023 South Central Zone Short Course Championships
Hosted by the North Texas LMSC
Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd


Facility:
Lewisville (LISD) Westside Aquatic Center
1750 Duncan Ln,  Lewisville, TX 75067

The Lewisville LISD Westside Aquatic Center is a 75,000 square foot indoor facility.  The competition pool is a 75-meter Myrtha competition pool featuring 36 short course yard lanes across.  The pool will be arranged with bulk heads to create an 8 lane 25-yard competition pool for the 2023 South Central Zone Spring Championships.  In-water backstroke starting wedges will be available.  A minimum of 16 25-yard warmup/cool down lanes will be available during the duration of the competition.  Bathrooms are available on both levels of the building.  Men and women’s locker rooms will be available for athletes on the pool deck level.  

Link to facility:  LISD Aquatics Center West 

Pool Length:  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, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation that will be done before and after each Zone meet session.  

Meet Director:   Jacky Merianos, 
coachjackyswims@gmail.com 

Dates:  Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd

Warm Up and Start Times:
Friday, March 31st:  3PM Warmup; 4PM Start
Saturday, April 1st:  9AM Warmup; 10AM Start
Sunday, April 2nd:  9AM Warmup; 10AM Start

Rules:     Current USMS Short Course Rules will govern the conduct of the meet

Timing Equipment:  A Colorado System automatic timing and scoring system with touch pads will be the primary timing system used during the competition.  Secondary timing system will be semi- automatic with a minimum of 1 button and 1 digital watch per lane.  Hy-Tek’s Meet Manager software will be used to manage and score the meet.  Times from this competition will be eligible for USMS records and Top 10 consideration but not for FINA World Records.  

Parking:  Ample parking is available directly outside the natatorium.  Parking is complimentary for all athletes and spectators 

Sanction:  Sanctioned by North Texas for USMS, Inc. Sanction Number is 263-S002.  Times achieved at the meet will be submitted to USMS and are eligible for Top Ten and USMS National records.

Eligibility:  Open to all currently registered USMS swimmers.  Swimmers not currently registered with USMS will be given an opportunity to register with USMS while doing their online entry.

Age:  Athlete age at the meet is determined by their age on Sunday, April 2nd.  Swimmers must be 18 by Friday, March 31st.

Age Groups: 

  • Individual: 18-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74, 75-79, etc.
  • Relays: 18+, 25+, 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+, 75+, 85+, 95
  • Note: The age of the youngest relay team member shall determine the relay age group

Number of Events Allowed:  Masters may swim a maximum of 5 individual events per day.  There is no limit to the number of relay events entered.

Event Time Limit:  The only events requiring a qualifying time are the 400 IM, 500 Free, 1000 Free and 1650 Free.  Masters must meet the time requirements for the following events:  400-yard IM under 20 minutes, 500-yard Freestyle under 20 minutes, 1000-yard freestyle under 40 minutes and 1650 freestyle under 60 minutes.

Registration:  Meet registration will be accepted ONLINE ONLY.
  • Deck and mail entries will not be accepted.  All online entries will be confirmed by email from Club Assistant.
  • Individual entry received by 11:59PM on Tuesday, January 31st  $50
  • Individual entry received by 11:59PM on Wednesday, March 15th  $60
  • Individual entry received by 11:59PM on Sunday, March 26th  $70
  • “Relay-only” individual entry received by 11:59PM on Sunday, March 26th  $10
  • No fines or penalties will be handing out for swimmers who no show/scratch at the meet. 
  • No refunds given for no shows.

Relay Entries:  Those participating in relays must be registered in the meet as either an individual entrant or relay-only entrant.  All members of a single relay team members must be registered with the same Masters Club.  Relays will require a fee of $15 per relay and entries will be accepted via Club Assistant beginning 12:00PM on Monday, March 27th through 11:59PM on Thursday, March 30th.  Online relay entry requires that ONE person from a club submit and pay for all of the relays for that club.

Relay deck entries will be permitted for a fee of $20 per relay.  Deck-entered relays must be submitted by the start of each meet session:
  • Friday relays must be submitted by 4PM on Friday
  • Saturday relays must be submitted by 10AM on Saturday
  • Sunday relays must be submitted by 10AM on Sunday
Following relay submissions and the issuance of the relay cards, no changes in the age group or seed time are allowed.  Any change of swimmers after cards are distributed must therefore keep the relay in the same age group or the relay will be disqualified.

Seeding: 
  • All events will be timed finals and be seeded slowest to fastest
  • All individual events 200 yards and shorter will be seeded by gender and by time
  • All events 400-yards and longer will be seeded together by time only
  • 400-yard and longer events will be seeded after positive check-in

Positive check-in times are as follows:
  • Event #1/2: Men/Women 1650-yard Freestyle check-in by 3:30 PM, Friday
  • Event #3/4: Men/Women 400-yard IM check-in by 3:30 PM, Friday
  • Event #31/32: Men/Women 500-yard Freestyle check-in by 9:30 AM, Saturday
  • Event #55/56: Men/Women 1000-yard Freestyle check-in by 9:30 AM, Sunday

Scoring:  Points will be awarded to individuals and relays through 8th place.  Please see scoring below:
Individual:    9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Relays:     18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

Awards:  Medals will be awarded for 1st through 3rd in each individual event and relays.  Combined Team awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will also be awarded in addition to Top Men Team and Top Women Team awards.
A “Team Spirit” award will be given to a team that goes above and beyond in the teamwork/team spirit department. 

Social Media:  North Texas will be posting all meet updates on our Facebook page:  North Texas Masters (LMSC).  

Psych & Heat Sheets:  Psych will be emailed out via Club Assistant prior to the start of the meet.  They will also be posted on the South-Central Zone Website and available on Meet Mobile.  Printed copies will be available on pool deck for our athlete’s reference.  

Results:  Results will be posted live on Meet Mobile throughout the meet.  Once the meet has concluded, meet results will be posted on the North Texas LMSC Website, the South-Central Zone Website and will be submitted to USMS.  Hard copy results will be posted continuously throughout the meet.  Records will be submitted with proper paperwork and electronic files ASAP after the meet to all appropriate parties.  The meet will be observed for USA Swimming times.  Swimmers registered with USA Swimming must supply their USA Swimming credentials to the Meet Director and notify the Referee and Meet Director prior to the meet they want their times in the SWIMS database.  

Hospitality:  Hospitality will be available for Officials, Timers, Coaches and Meet Volunteers

Zone Meet Social Saturday April 1:  Details will be forthcoming

Concessions:  Light concessions will be available for purchase all three days of the swim meets

Meet Apparel:  North Texas Masters Swimmer David Guthrie is the talented designer behind our meet logo.  Shirts with our logo are available for presale. A limited quantity (Unisex short-sleeve only) will be available for purchase at the meet.  

Next Level brand shirts are popular among people who are looking for trendy, contemporary clothing. The company is well-known for its tri-blend fabric, which consists of 50% polyester, 25% ring-spun cotton, and 25% rayon.

Presale options (available during the online meet entry process):
  • Unisex short-sleeve, black, $20 (S - XXXL)
  • Unisex long-sleeve, black, $25 (S - XXXL)
  • Women's scoop neck short-sleeve (runs small; recommended to size up), black, $22 (S-XXL)

Questions:  Please contact our Meet Director Jacky Merianos at coachjackyswims@gmail.com

Local Hotels/Accommodations:  Below is a list of local lodging options within 5 miles of the Lewisville Westside Aquatic Center:
  • Courtyard Dallas Lewisville, 2701 Lake Vista Drive, Lewisville, Texas 75067
  • Fairfield by Marriott, 2697 Lake Vista Drive, Lewisville, Texas 75067
  • Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Lewisville Convention Center, 785 SH 121 Bypass, Lewisville, Texas 75067
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Lewisville, Texas, 780 East Vista Ridge Mall Drive, Lewisville, Texas 75067
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton, 450 East Corporate Drive, Lewisville, Texas 75057
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Dallas Lewisville, 755 East Vista Ridge Mall Drive, Lewisville, TX 75067
  • SpringHill Suites Dallas Lewisville, 720 East Vista Ridge Mall Drive, Lewisville, TX 75067

Order of Events:  Swimmers may enter in a maximum of 5 individual events per day.  There is no limit on the number of relays an individual can swim.
 
--Events 1 & 2 (1650-yard Freestyle), 3 & 4 (400-yard IM), and 5 & 6 (800- yard Free Relay) will be combined and seeded by time only.
--Events 31 & 32 (500-yard Freestyle) will be combined and seeded by time only.
--Events 55 & 56 (1000-yard Freestyle) will be combined and seeded by time only. 
--Positive check-in required for all events 400-yards and longer

Friday, March 31, 2023 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 3:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 4:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Women (faster than 60 minutes) 1650 Y Free
2 Men (faster than 60 minutes) 1650 Y Free
3 Women (faster than 20 minutes) 400 Y IM
4 Men (faster than 20 minutes) 400 Y IM
5 Women 800 Y Free Relay
6 Men 800 Y Free Relay
7 Mixed 800 Y Free Relay
Saturday, April 1, 2023 - Session 2
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
9 Women 100 Y Free
10 Men 100 Y Free
11 Women 50 Y Back
12 Men 50 Y Back
13 Women 100 Y Fly
14 Men 100 Y Fly
15 Women 400 Y Free Relay
16 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
18 Men 400 Y Free Relay
19 Women 200 Y IM
20 Men 200 Y IM
21 Women 100 Y Breast
22 Men 100 Y Breast
23 Women 50 Y Free
24 Men 50 Y Free
25 Women 200 Y Back
26 Men 200 Y Back
27 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
28 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
30 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
31 Women (faster than 20 minutes) 500 Y Free
32 Men (faster than 20 minutes) 500 Y Free
Sunday, April 2, 2023 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
33 Women 200 Y Free
34 Men 200 Y Free
35 Women 50 Y Fly
36 Men 50 Y Fly
37 Women 100 Y Back
38 Men 100 Y Back
39 Women 200 Y Breast
40 Men 200 Y Breast
41 Women 200 Y Free Relay
42 Mixed 400 Y Medley Relay
44 Men 200 Y Free Relay
45 Women 50 Y Breast
46 Men 50 Y Breast
47 Women 200 Y Fly
48 Men 200 Y Fly
49 Women 100 Y IM
50 Men 100 Y IM
51 Women 400 Y Medley Relay
52 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
54 Men 400 Y Medley Relay
55 Women (faster than 40 minutes) 1000 Y Free
56 Men (faster than 40 minutes) 1000 Y Free

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

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