2024 St. Patrick’s Day Invitational

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

USMS Sanction : 154-S002

Kingsport Aquatic Center Viperfish

Swim Meet Registration

Madison Gump, Kingsport Aquatic Center

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Fri, Dec 22, 2023
06:00 AM
Sun, Mar 10, 2024
11:59 PM


Rules: 2024 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 short 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 www.swimkingsport.com


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 ClubAssistant.com Events.

Eligibility: All swimmers must be registered with United States Masters Swimming. Swimmers must 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. 

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

Meet Date/Start Time:
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Open Warm-Ups: 11:00am
Meet Start: 12:15pm
*Positive check in required for the 500 Free and 1650 Free by 11:30am Eastern time zone.


Entries and Fees: A swimmer may enter up to six (6) individual events for a flat fee of 60.00 through March 3rd. Late entries will be accepted through March 10 for an additional $15.00 fee. Age for entries determined by the swimmer’s age on March 16, 2024.

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. Results will be tabulated by gender and age group, as defined by USMS guidelines.

Warm Up Schedule:  Warm-ups will start on Saturday, March 16th at 11:00 am Eastern Time Zone. Warm-ups will end at 12:00 pm (noon) but the shallow end of the competition pool will be open for continuous warm-ups throughout the evening. At 11:45 am lanes 1 and 8 in the deep end will be one-way sprint lanes only. 

Relays:  **Relay entries should be submitted to the head table by the start of the session, 12:15pm, Saturday afternoon.  There is no extra charge for relays.  

Disabled Swimmers: An information sheet for disabled swimmers is available to prepare the facility and meet officials. Please contact Operation Coordinator of Programming, Madison Gump at, madisongump@kingsporttn.gov, (423) 343-9767.

Officials:
Meet Director: Madison Gump
Entry Chair: Madison Gump
Meet Referee:  Tom Shumann


Deadlines: All individual entries and fees must be received by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 3, 2024. Any entries arriving after that date will be considered late and require an additional $15.00 fee. Late entries are due on Sunday, March 10, 2024 by 11:59pm EST.  

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.
Water Fountains:  are available for refilling reusable bottles, which are sensor activated.

Parking:  The KAC as well as the adjacent YMCA will be open during the meet.  In deference to the YMCA members, 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 swim together. The Meet Director reserves the right to limit the number of entries, in any event, to run the meet within the time allocated. The Meet Director reserves the right to insert 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 prepackaged drinks and food to be purchased at your discretion. They will also have water stations available for swimmer use.

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

*Positive check in required for the 500 Free and 1650 Free by 11:30am Eastern time zone.
**Relay entry deadline 


Please checkout Visit Kingsport https://visitkingsport.com/ 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 Operation Supervisor of Programming Madison Gump at madisongump@kingsporttn.gov or call at (423)343-9767. Thank you!

Warm-ups start at 11:00 AM
Meet starts at 12:15 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 500 Y Free
2 Men 200 Y Medley Relay
3 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
4 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
5 Mixed 100 Y IM
6 Mixed 200 Y Fly
7 Mixed 50 Y Back
8 Mixed 100 Y Breast
9 Mixed 50 Y Free
10 Mixed 200 Y IM
11 Mixed 50 Y Fly
12 Mixed 200 Y Free
13 Mixed 100 Y Back
14 Mixed 200 Y Breast
15 Mixed 100 Y Free
16 Mixed 200 Y Back
17 Mixed 50 Y Breast
18 Mixed 100 Y Fly
19 Mixed 400 Y IM
20 Men 200 Y Free Relay
21 Women 200 Y Free Relay
22 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
23 Mixed 1650 Y Free

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