·USMS 2021 South Central Zone Championships – South Texas Region ·Short Course Yards (SCY)
·Saturday & Sunday, May 15-16, 2021
Blossom Athletic Center (Northeast Stadium)
Jones-Maltsberger Road at Starcrest Drive or East Bitters Road
San Antonio, TX 78216
Eight FINA-width (2.75-meters) lanes
The competitive course has an overall minimum depth of 2.25-meters (7.5 feet), therefore the minimum water depth, measured in accordance with Article 103.2.3, is 2.25 meters at the start end and 2.25 meters (7.5 feet) at the turn end, measured one and five meters from either wall
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.
0.75-meter buffers outside lanes one and eight
The primary timing system will be automatic timing with a backup timing system using semiautomatic timing consisting of one button
Strobe on each starting block
Full scoreboard with heat and event display
Spectators and non-participating athletes are not allowed on deck at any time for any reason!
Age-up Date: May 16, 2021
$50 Entry Fee
Entries are Due – 11:59 pm, Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Late entries will NOT be accepted
No Deck or Day of Entries allowed
Entries are only accepted thru Club Assistant to ensure swimmers only enter one (1) venue meet
Liability: In granting a sanction for this meet, it is understood and agreed that US Masters Swimming, Masters of South Texas (MOST), the North East Independent School District, and all meet officials shall be free from any liabilities or claims for damage arising by reason(s) of injuries to anyone during the conduct of this meet.
Facility Rules and Policies:
Number of spectators is limited to a maximum of 250
All COVID-19 Protocols must be observed including masks on at all times
Deck changing is prohibited
Two-piece swim wear is prohibited
The presence or use of cell phones, smart phones or any other devices capable of producing audio recordings, photographic or video images in locker rooms, restrooms or changing areas is strictly and specifically prohibited at all times.
Photographers and videographers are specifically prohibited from the area immediately behind the starting blocks
Flash photography of any sort is expressly forbidden during competition
Standing in front of and / or leaning against the glass railings is expressly forbidden
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
US Masters Swimming cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in USMS sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease
Therefore, if you choose to participate in a USMS sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
By attending or participating in this competition, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19 and forever hold harmless US Masters Swimming, Masters of South Texas (MOST), the North East Independent School District, and all meet officials from any liability or claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property loss; including, but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claims you may have to seek damages; whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to participation in this competition.
Please refer to Attachment one (1) on page six (6) for COVID-19 facility specific protocols and procedures.
Sanctioned by South Texas LMSC for USMS, Inc., in accordance with article 202.2.2A(2). All swimmers must be registered for 2021 with U.S. Masters Swimming by the entry deadline.
The 2020/2021 USMS Swimming Rules and any relevant sections of the USMS Handbook will apply.
All swimmers, coaches, and officials participating in this competition must be currently (2021) registered with USMS Swimming
Swimmers will NOT be permitted to compete unless registered as a member
The South Central Zones is part of a multi-venue Competition in which swimmers may only participate in one of the six Zone LMSC competitions. No manual entries are accepted to ensure this policy.
This meet highly encourages swimmers to compete within their own LMSC. Please contact the Event Director if asking for permission to attend, if outside the South Texas LMSC.
Scratches: Events 200 Yards and shorter will be pre-seeded and there is no penalty for scratching from a pre-seeded event
Warm-ups will be conducted in accordance with the current USMS Policies and Procedures
Swimmers and Facility spectators must enter via the Davis Natatorium FRONT doors
Parking for Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Staff is adequate in front of the facilities as well as in the nearby soccer field lot
Timers and Lap Counters: Swimmers for the 1000 & 1650 Free are required to provide their own backup timers and lap counters as necessary
Officials All deck officials must be currently (2021) registered
Order of Events - Distances are in Yards
Saturday May 15 - 9:00 AM Start
200 Individual Medley
Sunday May 16 - 9:00 AM Start
400 Individual Medley
100 Individual Medley
SOUTH TEXAS SWIMMING
2020 – 2021 NEISD Davis Natatorium and Bill Walker Pool Swim Facilities Safety Protocol and Procedures Swimmers and Spectators at Sanctioned Swim Meets Self-screen for symptoms at home before arriving at Aquatic facilities-see below Maintain six feet social distancing (SD) at all times in the water and on deck Enter Davis facility front door as marked sign in at facility entrance desk Enter Davis deck area through “Entrance Doors” signs will be posted (SD) Exit Davis deck area through marked “Exit” doors and exit facility through marked “Exit” doors. No gatherings or groups congregating together will be allowed Showers available, lockers not available, restroom toilets will be accessible Bring your own “filled” water bottle; water fountains are not accessible Follow all safety protocol procedures posted at facility No “high fives” or handshakes during practices/meets Spectators limited to 250 in Walker Pool upstairs bleacher area Sit in every other row to allow for social distancing Masks must be worn at all times Those not following NEISD facility protocols will be asked to leave the facility
Covid-19 Screening Symptoms: Cough Shortness of Breath Chills Repeated shaking with chills Muscle Pain Headache Sore Throat Loss of taste or smell Diarrhea Fever of 100 degrees or greater Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have Covid-19
Saturday, May 15, 2021 -
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
Sunday, May 16, 2021 -
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:00 AM
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