2022 Pacific Masters Swimming Long Course Championships

Marin Aquatic Masters

Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31, 2022

USMS Sanction : 382-S009

Marin Aquatic Masters

Swim Meet Registration


Registration Schedule

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Individual Registration Wed, Jun 22, 2022
08:00 AM
Wed, Jul 20, 2022
11:59 PM
Relay-Only Individual Registration Thu, Jul 21, 2022
09:00 AM
Sun, Jul 24, 2022
11:59 PM
Relay Team Registration Mon, Jul 25, 2022
09:00 AM
Sat, Jul 30, 2022
11:59 PM

Pacific Masters Swimming Long Course Championships 
July 29 – 31, 2022


Start times:
Friday, July 29, 2022; Warm-ups 7:30 am, Meet starts at 8:30 am  
Saturday, July 30, 2022; and Sunday, July 31; Warm-ups 7:00 am, Meet starts at 8:00 am               
Check in: only for 1500 Free, 400 IM, 800 Free, 400 Free
Deck Entries: Only for Relay Entries

Sanctioned by the Pacific Masters for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 382-S009

Location: Miwok Aquatics Center, Indian Valley College. 1800 Ignacio Blvd., Novato, CA 94949

COVID-19 Requirements: There is no current county or facility mask requirement. Masks are currently recommended, but not required for outside activities or indoor facilities. 

Directions: From Southbound Highway 101: Take Ignacio Boulevard exit, turn right onto Ignacio Boulevard at the light, go straight approximately two miles, enter Indian Valley Campus. Pool is in the center of campus. From Northbound Highway 101: Take Ignacio Boulevard exit, go left and cross over 101, go straight approximately two miles, enter Indian Valley Campus. Pool is in the center of Campus.

Parking: Parking lots three and four are closest to the pool, but you can reach the pool from any of the five main lots. Parking is free in all lots. Please secure vehicles and contents. The Marin Community College District, the Marin Aquatics Masters, nor Pacific Masters Swimming, take ANY responsibility for damages or theft to any vehicles or personal belongings.

Facility: Miwok Aquatic Center.  25 yard x 50-meter outdoor heated pool.  Eight (8) lanes are available for competition.  The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance with and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1. There will be six (6) lanes for warm up and cool down. Locker rooms and additional restrooms are available.  The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Times may be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top 10 consideration.  Pacific Masters requirements for records and Top 10 consideration are the same as those for USMS.

Timing Chairs During Meet: Participating teams will be assigned timing chairs according to the number of their swimmers entered in the meet. Teams shall be advised of their timing responsibilities approximately 1 week before the meet starts.

Friday, July 29, 2022; Warmups at 7:30 am, meet begins at 8:30 am.   
Saturday, July 30, 2022; and Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Warmups at 7:00 am, meet begins at 8:00 am.  

Rules & Eligibility: Current USMS rules will govern the meet. All participants must be age 18 or older as of the last day of the meet and be currently registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming. Foreign swimmers shall contact the meet director to facilitate their entries and must provide proof of current membership in their country’s Masters Swimming governing body.

Entry Limits:  Maximum of 6 events per day, 7 events for three-day meet, excluding relays.  This meet is long course (LC) meters.  To convert SC yard times to LC meters times, conversion tables can be found at swiminfo.com.

Event Caps: 
1500 Free – capped at 9 heats (72 swimmers total, men and women together)
  800 Free – capped at 6 heats (48 swimmers total, men and women together)
  400 Free – capped at 10 heats (80 swimmers total, men and women together)

Online Entries: 
  • Individual entries close Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:59 pm.
  • Swimmers entering relays only must register online (no charge) between Thursday, July 21 and Sunday, July 24, 2022, by 11:59 pm.
  • Relay Teams may be entered online beginning Monday, July 25, 2022 and closing Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm.
Note: No late or individual deck entries will be accepted.  Relays may be deck entered.  Relay deck entries will close approximately 90 minutes before the estimated start of the specific relay block.

Entry Fees for Individual Events: $22 per one event, $48 for 2-4 events, and $55 for 5-7 events. No refunds will be made.

Mailed Entries: No paper entries for individual events shall be accepted. If you cannot enter online, please contact Shari Cruse (Meet Director) at (415) 302-4466, swim@marinaquaticmasters.com, before July 18, 2022.

Deck Entries: Only for relays 

Check In: This is a partially pre-seeded meet.  Swimmers are considered checked-in for all individual events with 200 yards and less.  Online check-in on Swimphone.com will be available as follows: 
  • 1500 Free and 400 IM:  from 6:00pm July 28, 2022 until 5:00 am July 29, 2022
  • 800 Free:  from 6 pm July 29, 2022 to 5 am July 30, 2022
  • 400 Free:  from 6 pm July 30, 2022 to 5 am July 31, 2022

In person check-in closing times below:
Event 1 1500 Free 8:00 am Friday
Event 3 Women’s 400 IM  11:00 am Friday
Event 4 Men’s 400 IM  11:30 am Friday
Event 29 800 Free  11:00 am Saturday
Event 55 400 Free 11:00 am Sunday

Note:  Athletes who do not check-in will not be seeded and will not be allowed to compete in that event.

Seeding:  All events shall be swum fastest to slowest. Because this is a Championship meet, NT (No Time) entries are not allowed.  Women and Men will swim together for the 1500 Free Mixed Event (event 1) and 800 Free Mixed Event (event 29), and 400 Free (event 55). 

Relays: Swimmers may swim in either the gender or mixed relay of a particular type, but not both. Cards must show correct first and last names and correct age for each swimmer. Relay swimmers not participating in individual events must enter online (no charge). Teams are encouraged to enter relays online and Teams may pay relay fees online as well. Online Relay entry instructions will be sent to the coaches in a separate email. Coaches may contact the meet director for additional assistance if necessary. 

Relay Entry Fees: Relay entry fees are $10.00 per entered relay.  Relay entries are required 90 minutes prior to relay events being swum.

Scoring: Individual Events: 21-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 and double for relays for each age group.  
Note: Only 2 relays per club may score per age group of a relay.

Awards:  Ribbons will be presented to first through eighth place.  High point awards for each gender and age group.  Team awards will be given for the top three teams in large, medium, and small groups.

Psych Sheet and Program:  Emailed to all participants prior to start of meet.  

Hospitality:  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for all working officials at the meet.  

Snack bar:  Healthy food and beverage options available.

Meet Director:  Shari Cruse, swim@marinaquaticmasters.com (415) 302-4466
Meet Referee:  Mike Abegg 

Courtyard by Marriott: 1400 Hamilton Parkway, Novato. 
Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn: 215 Alameda del Prado, Novato 
Four Points by Sheraton: 1010 Northgate Drive, San Rafael. 
  • Smoking and the use of other tobacco products is prohibited on the pool deck, in the locker rooms, in spectator seating, on standing areas, parking lots, and in all areas used by athletes, during the meet and during warm-up periods. 
  • Sale and use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all areas of the meet venue.  
  • No glass containers are allowed in the meet venue. 
  • No propane heater is permitted except for snack bar/meet operations.
  • All shelters must be properly secured. Please do not use stakes in the landscaping due to irrigation system.
  • Destructive devices, to include but not limited to, explosive devices and equipment, firearms (open or concealed), blades, knives, mace, stun guns and blunt objects are strictly prohibited in the swimming facility and its surrounding areas.  If observed, the Meet Referee or his/her designee may ask that these devices be stored safely away from the public or removed from the facility.  Noncompliance may result in the reporting to law enforcement authorities and ejection from the facility.  Law enforcement officers (LEO) are exempt per applicable laws.
  • Operation of a drone, or any other flying apparatus, is prohibited over the venue (pools, athlete/coach areas, spectator areas and open ceiling locker rooms) any time athletes, coaches, officials and/or spectators are present.
  • Animals with the exclusion of Registered Service Animals are NOT permitted on the pool deck at any time.  If you have a Registered Service Animal, please check in with the Meet Director upon entry of the facility.

Events:  Women’s events are numbered (Odd) and Men’s events are numbered (Even). The 1500, 800 and 400 Free events will be combined women and men (mixed). The women’s 100 Free will be swum on Saturday (event 9); the men’s 100 Free will be swum on Sunday (event 50) to balance the timeline. 

Friday, July 29, 2022 - Session 1
Warm-ups start at 7:30 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:30 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1500 M Free
3 Women 400 M IM
4 Men 400 M IM
5 Women 800 M Free Relay
7 Mixed 800 M Free Relay
8 Men 800 M Free Relay
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Session 2
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
9 Women 100 M Free
11 Women 50 M Back
12 Men 50 M Back
13 Women 100 M Fly
14 Men 100 M Fly
15 Women 400 M Free Relay
17 Mixed 400 M Free Relay
18 Men 400 M Free Relay
19 Women 200 M Back
20 Men 200 M Back
21 Women 100 M Breast
22 Men 100 M Breast
23 Women 50 M Free
24 Men 50 M Free
25 Women 200 M Medley Relay
27 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay
28 Men 200 M Medley Relay
29 Mixed 800 M Free
Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Session 3
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
31 Women 200 M Free
32 Men 200 M Free
33 Women 200 M IM
34 Men 200 M IM
35 Women 50 M Fly
36 Men 50 M Fly
37 Women 200 M Breast
38 Men 200 M Breast
39 Women 200 M Free Relay
41 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
42 Men 200 M Free Relay
43 Women 100 M Back
44 Men 100 M Back
45 Women 200 M Fly
46 Men 200 M Fly
47 Women 50 M Breast
48 Men 50 M Breast
50 Men 100 M Free
51 Women 400 M Medley Relay
53 Mixed 400 M Medley Relay
54 Men 400 M Medley Relay
55 Mixed 400 M Free

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

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