The 1st Annual SwimRVA Mother’s Day Celebration and Long Course Invitational

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Friday, May 8 - Saturday, May 9, 2020

USMS Sanction : 120-S005


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Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Thu, Mar 5, 2020
12:00 AM
Sun, May 3, 2020
11:59 PM

Life doesn’t come with a manual it comes with a mother.”  - Unknown

It’s about making it fun while living up to your own expectations, instead of everyone else’s.”
– Dana Vollmer

“Being a mom made me so tired.  And so happy.”  - Tina Fey

Rules:                   2020 USMS Rules and Virginia LMSC Safety guidelines and warm-up procedures will govern. Safety guidelines specify feet-first entry during warm-ups, except for designated sprint lanes. All events will be timed finals.

Sanctioned By: Virginia LMSC for United States Masters Swimming Inc.   Sanction number:  120-S005

Host Club:           SwimRVA

Location:             SwimRVA – Collegiate School Aquatics Center
5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond, VA 23234
Directions at the end of this document, more information can be found at 

Facility:                SwimRVA’s flagship facility provides 2 indoor pools and supporting amenities including hospitality, a swim shop, classroom and wireless internet. • The 50-meter competition pool with bulkhead offers a total of eight 50-meter competition lanes with a depth of 7’7” at the sides and 8’2” inches in the center. • Competition lanes are 8’3” wide. • Indoor 6 lane 25-yard pool for continuous warm-up, cool-down. • Non-Turbulent Lane Markers in both pools • Omega Starting Blocks, CTS6 with automatic and semi-automatic timing, backup Dolphin wireless stopwatches. • Spectator seating for 700.

The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1, 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: 

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 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.

Disabled Swimmers:   An information sheet for disabled swimmers is available to prepare the facility and meet officials. Please contact Adam Kennedy, (804) 334-7669.

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 1500M Free and 800M Free, swimmers will need to positively check in with the clerk of course 30 minutes prior to the start of the meet (12:30PM)

The 1500M Freestyle will be limited to 24 spots. The 800M Freestyle will be limited to the 32 spots.  First come, first served.  Athletes may enter either the 1500M Freestyle or the 800M Freestyle but cannot enter both.   Athletes in the 1500M of 800M Freestyle will need to provide their own timer and person for lap counting.  The numbered lap counters will be provided.  If any athlete will have trouble providing a timer or lap counter, please contact the meet director, Adam Kennedy, at to make other arrangements.

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

Warmup and Session Times:
Friday, May 8th 2020                      
Session 1 (distance):         Open Warm-Ups: 12:00pm          Meet Start: 1:00pm
Session 2:                            Open Warm-Ups:  3:30pm*         Meet Start: 4:30pm
*warmups will start immediately following conclusion of the last heat of 800’s.
                                Saturday, May 9th 2020
                                Session 3:                            Open Warm-Ups: 8:30 am            Meet Start: 9:30am

One-way dive start lanes will open in lane 2 of the competition course 25 minutes before the start of each session.  The meet director will open more start lanes as needed.  The competition pool will close 10 minutes prior to the start of each session.  The warm up pool directly adjacent to the competition pool will remain open for warm for the duration of the contest.

Entries and Fees:
A swimmer may enter up to six (6) individual events electronically for a $60 flat fee. All paper entries will require a $65.00 flat fee. Late entries, as well as deck entries, will be accepted with an additional $15.00 fee.  

Online entries are here: ***Your credit card will be charged by “SwimRVA” for this swim meet.

Age for entries determined by the swimmer’s age on December 31, 2020. Paper entries should be submitted on the attached form.  Swimmers can mail a hard copy to the address below. Checks should be made payable to SwimRVA.

Athletes may enter either the 1500M Freestyle or the 800M Freestyle, but cannot enter both. 

Meet Referee:      Ralph Jones
Meet Director:     Adam Kennedy

Entry Chair:        Adam Kennedy

Deadlines:          All individual entries and fees must be received by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020. Any entries arriving after that date will be considered late and require an additional $15.00 fee.  Deck entries are accepted and will be $54/swimmer plus the additional $15.00 late entry fee.

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

Awards:               In honor of and celebration of Mother’s Day, pink carnations will be given to all heat winners.  In addition, each participant will receive at the awards table a meet cardstock keepsake with space to place their award labels.  All award labels will be at the awards desk.

This event will not be scored.  There will not be team awards presented.

Medical:              In case of injury, SwimRVA life safety staff will respond.  Staff will make arrangements for transfer to the hospital by ambulance, if necessary.

Local Area Hospital (6 miles from SwimRVA): Chippenham Hospital
7101 Jahnke Road
Richmond, VA 23225

Directions to hospital from SwimRVA:

Facility Rules:    SwimRVA – CSAC | General Rules
  • All participants, volunteers, workers, and spectators are expected to follow the posted rules of the CSAC as well as follow directions/rules given by lifeguards, pool staff and/or management.
  • Only painter’s tape can be used to hang posters. Teams must supply their own painter’s tape. CSAC management has final decision about if and where signs are displayed.
  • Glass of any kind, containers or otherwise, is STRICTLY PROHIBITIED anywhere in the facility.
  • Lawn/deck chairs are not permitted in the grandstand.
  • No spectators/parents will be allowed on deck unless working the meet.
  • Doors are not to be propped open (HVAC) and the front door is the only entry/exit door from the Facility.
  • All rules are posted pool side.
  • Young children must be supervised by an adult.
  • Observers are to stay in designated areas.
  • No smoking is permitted on campus.
  • SwimRVA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Make sure someone you know is always present supervising individual/team belongings.
  • CSAC strongly encourages showering prior to entering the pool.
  • All emergency exits and walkways must remain clear.
  • Any individual or team member not complying with the Rules and Regulations associated with SwimRVA-CSAC will not be permitted to participate in the contest and may be asked to leave.

SwimRVA – CSAC | Locker Room Rules
  • Be considerate of others.
  • Food, gum, beverages and glass items are prohibited in the locker room.
  • Use of any device with camera capabilities is STRICTLY prohibited. Failure to follow this rule will result in expulsion from the contest.
  • SwimRVA prohibits any inappropriate behavior. Please report any such behavior to a staff person.
  • Children 6 and over must use gender appropriate locker rooms. Please follow all posted age restrictions.
  • Secure items in a locker with a lock. SwimRVA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Lockers are for day use only. Items left in locker overnight may be removed and donated to charity.
Parking:               The Collegiate School Aquatics Center is part of Ukrop Park which has over 300 parking spaces immediately surrounding the aquatics center.  There are an additional 200 spaces behind the aquatics center that are available for overflow.

Timing System: The primary timing system will be automatic timing (Colorado Timing System 6, 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.

The Meet Director reserves the right to insert breaks to provide sufficient rest for the swimmers between events. The psych sheet, results, and other meet information will be posted on  Results will also be posted throughout the facility and available on the Meet Mobile app.

Hotels:                 Please checkout Visit Richmond at for a list of things to do, places to stay, where to eat, events, visitors guide, and contact information.

* In order to be seeded in the 1500 M Free and 800 M, swimmers will need to positively check in with the clerk of course 30 minutes prior to the start of the meet (12:30PM)

Online check-in on SwimPhone will be available 6pm Thurs, May 7 until 11:30am Fri, May 8. In-person on-site check-in will be available at 12:00-12:30pm May 8.



Life doesn’t come with a manual it comes with a mother.”  - Unknown

It’s about making it fun while living up to your own expectations, instead of everyone else’s.”
– Dana Vollmer

“Being a mom made me so tired.  And so happy.”  - Tina Fey


Friday, May 8, 2020 - Session 1 - Events 1-2
Warm-ups start at 12:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 1:00 PM
# Sex Event Estimated
1 Mixed 1500 M Free 01:00 PM
2 Mixed 800 M Free
Friday, May 8, 2020 - Session 2 - Events 3-7
Warm-ups start at 3:30 PM
Meet Session starts at 4:30 PM
# Sex Event Estimated
3 Mixed 200 M Fly 04:30 PM
4 Mixed 100 M Breast
5 Mixed 200 M Back
6 Mixed 50 M Free
7 Mixed 400 M IM
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - Session 3 - Events 8-12
Warm-ups start at 8:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 9:30 AM
# Sex Event Estimated
8 Mixed 100 M Free 09:30 AM
9 Mixed 200 M Breast
10 Mixed 100 M Back
11 Mixed 50 M Fly
12 Mixed 400 M Free
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - Session 4 - Events 13-17 After 30 Min Break
# Sex Event Estimated
13 Mixed 50 M Back
14 Mixed 100 M Fly
15 Mixed 200 M Free
16 Mixed 50 M Breast
17 Mixed 200 M IM

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

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