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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Kingsport Aquatic Center Viperfish

Swim Meet Registration

Madison Gump, Kingsport Aquatic Center

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Thu, Jan 30, 2020
12:00 AM
Thu, Mar 12, 2020
11:59 PM

Rules: 2020 USMS Rules and Southeastern LMSC Safety guidelines and warm-up procedures will govern. Safety guidelines specify feet-first entry during warm-ups, except for designated sprint lanes. This is a ahort course yards meet. All events will be timed finals.

Sanctioned By: Southeastern Masters Swimming for United States Masters Swimming Inc.

Host Club: Kingsport Aquatic Center Viperfish

Location: Kingsport Aquatic Center
1820 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport TN 37660 (423)343-9758
Directions to the Kingsport Aquatic Center can be found on

Facility: The HMG competition pool at the Kingsport Aquatic Center is a 50 meter pool divided by moveable bulkheads making it two 25 yard pools with 8 lanes on each side. It has a minimum depth of 5 feet and a maximum depth of 13ft. The pool is equipped with Daktronics Timing System. Warm up/warm-down lanes will be available throughout the meet in the shallow end of the HMG competition pool.  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. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 Records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.

Online Entry:  Process your meet entry on Club Assistant. Your credit card statement will show Events.

Eligibility: All swimmers must be registered with United States Masters Swimming. We encourage swimmers to use the online entry system, which streamlines checking USMS registrations, putting your entries into the meet database, and entry payments. If you are not yet registered with USMS, you will be able to do so at the first step of your meet entry process. Swimmers using the online entry system get a 10% discount on entry fees.

Swimmers using a paper entry form need to attach a copy of their USMS card to their entry forms. Swimmers using paper entries must also print out and sign the USMS waver of liability found at the end of this meet information. They must address them to our pool location above.

For swimmers who are not USMS members, One Event Memberships are available for a cost of $20.

Meet Date/Start Time:
Saturday, March 14th 2020          Open Warm-Ups: 1:00pm        Meet Start: 2:00pm

Seeding: All events will be seeded slowest to fastest with mixed gender. A swimmer with no seed time may indicate “No Time” or “NT” in the time slot and will be seeded as the slowest time in the event. In order to be seeded in the 500 Free and 1650, swimmers will need to positively check in with the clerk of course 30 minutes prior to the start of the meet.* The 500 and 1650 Freestyle will be limited to 32 spots. First come first serve. Results will be tabulated by gender and age group, as defined by USMS guidelines.

Disabled Swimmers: An information sheet for disabled swimmers is available to prepare the facility and meet officials. Please contact Kari Matheney at,, (423) 343-9759.

Entries and Fees: A swimmer may enter up to six (6) individual events electronically for a $54 flat fee. All paper entries will require a $60.00 flat fee. Late entries, as well as deck entries, will be accepted with an additional $15.00 fee. Age for entries determined by the swimmer’s age on March 14, 2020. For the 1650 yard freestyle there will be a maximum of 32 entries and a minimum of 4 entries. If the minimum entries are not met the meet director reserves the right to cancel the event. 

Meet Director: Kari Matheney
Entry Chair: Kari Matheney

Deadlines: All individual entries and fees must be received by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 8th, 2020. Any entries arriving after that date will be considered late and require an additional $15.00 fee. Late entries are on March 12th, 2020 by 12:00am EST. Relay entries should be submitted to the head table by the start of the session (2:00pm).**  There is no extra charge for relay entries.

Facility Rules:
The Kingsport Aquatic Center employees respectfully ask:

  • No outside coolers, food, or drinks be brought into the building.
  • No smoking or use of Electronic Cigarettes is allowed in the building or parking lot area.
  • Only swimmers, coaches and meet personnel will be allowed on the pool deck at any time.
  • Changing into or out of swimsuits other than locker rooms or other designated areas is prohibited.
  • Use of audio or visual recording devices, including cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms, or locker rooms.
The KAC as well as the adjacent YMCA will be open during the meet.  In deference to the YMCA membership, please have your families’ park in the lot adjacent to the outdoor water park. Additional parking is available at the Meadowview Marriott, located just 1/2 mile from the Aquatic Center.  If needed, you may drop off swimmers at the Aquatic Center before driving over and parking at the Meadowview lot.

Timing System:
The primary timing system will be automatic timing (Daktronics Timing System, with scoreboard). Times may be submitted for USMS records, and USMS Top 10 consideration.

Special Notes:  All men’s, women’s, and mixed events will be swum together. The Meet Director reserves the right to limit the number of entries in any event in order to run the meet within the time allocated. We will take a 5-10 minute break after events #2, #7, #12, and #17. The Meet Director reserves the right to insert additional breaks to provide sufficient rest for the swimmers between events. The HYTEK event file, psych sheet, results, and other meet information will be posted on the Kingsport Aquatic Center website as they become available.

Refreshments:  The Kingsport Aquatic Center will have a concession stand available for drinks and food to be purchased at your discretion. They will also have water stations available for swimmer use.

Saturday Evening Social:  Come out to __Beef O Brady’s__ for a post swim meet social.

Hotels:  The closest hotel to our facility is Meadowview Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center. It is about a half a mile away and is located at 1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport, TN 37660.

*Positive check in required for the 500 Free before 1:30pm.
** Relay cards need to be submitted to the head table by the start of the session (2:00pm).

Please checkout Visit Kingsport for a list of things to do, places to stay, where to eat, events, visitors guide, and contact information. We look forward to you visiting Kingsport and will see you soon!

For any other questions regarding the swim meet and/or registration please contact Kari Matheney at or call at (423)343-9759. Thank you!

Session 1 - Events 1-2
Warm-ups start at 1:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 2:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 500 Y Free
2 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
Session 2 - Events 3-7 after 10 min break
# Sex Event
3 Mixed 100 Y IM
4 Mixed 200 Y Fly
5 Mixed 50 Y Back
6 Mixed 100 Y Breast
7 Mixed 50 Y Free
Session 3 - Events 8-12 after 10 min break
# Sex Event
8 Mixed 200 Y IM
9 Mixed 50 Y Fly
10 Mixed 200 Y Free
11 Mixed 100 Y Back
12 Mixed 200 Y Breast
Session 4 - Events 13-17 after 10 min break
# Sex Event
13 Mixed 100 Y Free
14 Mixed 200 Y Back
15 Mixed 50 Y Breast
16 Mixed 100 Y Fly
17 Mixed 400 Y IM
Session 5 - Events 18-19 after 10 min break
# Sex Event
18 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
19 Mixed 1650 Y Free

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

Online Registration closed on 3/12/2020.
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