2024 Winter Masters Distance Invitational

SaddleBrooke Swim Club

Saturday, March 2 - Sunday, March 3, 2024

USMS Sanction : 484-S002 & 484-S003

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Winter Masters Distance Invitational
1650 yards, 1000 yards, 800-yard relay, 1500 meters, 800-meter relay
March 2 & 3, 2024, Oro Valley, Arizona

(NOTE:  This meet was formerly known as the "USMS National Pool Distance Invitational.")

Come to beautiful Oro Valley, AZ (near Tucson) and swim in one of the premier facilities in Arizona! We race over 2 days.  On Day 1, we will swim the 25 yard course and contest the 1650 and 1000 yard freestyles, and the 800 yard freestyle relay. On Day 2, we will swim the 50 meter course and contest the 1500 meter freestyle and 800 meter freestyle relay.

Host: SaddleBrooke Swim Club
Meet Director: Larry John, Larry.JohnSBSC@gmail.com
Meet Referee: Rome Yount

Sanction: Sanctioned by AZ LMSC for USMS Inc., 484-S002 & 484-S003 

Facility: The Oro Valley Aquatic Center (OVAC) is located next to Canyon del Oro High School in the James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ 85704. This is an outdoor 50-meter by 25-yard pool with non-turbulent lane lines, electronic timing and without a bulkhead. 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.

On Day 1, the 1650, 1000, and 800-yard relay events will be competed in a 25-yard configuration with 10 competition lanes. For Day 2, the pool will be reconfigured to 50-meters with 8 competition lanes for the 1500 and 800-meter relay events. A 25-yard pool will be available for warm-up and cool-down during the meet.

Restrooms, drinking fountains, showers, and a changing area are available, but there are no available lockers.  Temperatures may vary significantly during the day, and sun protection (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen) are highly recommended.

Location: Directions from I-10: Ina Rd. exit #125, east on Ina to Oracle Rd., left (north) on Oracle to Calle Concordia, left (west) on Calle Concordia, pool is on your right in 1⁄4 mile. There is a parking lot available directly west of the pool on Calle Concordia.

Eligibility: Any swimmer with a valid 2024 USMS registration. USMS will also offer a one-event membership for a fee of $20. Times swum under one-event registration are not eligible for USMS Top 10 or records consideration. International entries must include a copy of the swimmer’s World Aquatics recognized Masters Swimming registration card and fees in U.S. dollars. The online registration process will verify that each entrant has a valid 2024 USMS registration card; otherwise, a World Aquatics-recognized Masters Swimming card or one-event membership must be submitted. Failure to submit proof of registration will result in the entry being rejected. For further information on registration contact Larry John at Larry.JohnSBSC@gmail.com.

Rules:
  • 2024 USMS rules apply.
  • All events are timed finals.
  • Swimmer's age is as of March 2, 2024 for the yards events and as of December 31, 2024 for the meters events
  • Swimmers who exceed the time limits for each event (1650: 60-minutes, 1000: 35-minutes, and the 1500: 60-minutes) will be stopped.

Timing: Split times may be requested in writing and the request forms will be available at the timers table.
  • Short course yards events: The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Times may be submitted for USMS records and USMS Top 10 consideration.
  • Long Course meters events: The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Times may be submitted for world records, USMS records, and USMS Top 10 consideration.
Seeding: All events will be seeded mixed men and women, regardless of age, fastest to slowest based on entry times. Seed times must be current. They may be verified and adjusted by the meet director. 

Lap Counters: Personnel will be provided for all swimmers in each of the individual events to count laps. If a swimmer prefers to use their own lap counter, they may.

Awards: Commemorative embroidered towels will be awarded to each male and female age-group winner based on total time for all three events. Standard 5-year age groupings (60 – 64, etc.) based on age as of March 2, 2024. The “Conquistador” medal will be awarded to all swimmers completing all 3 events. There are no team awards.

Results: At the conclusion of the meet, results will be available through Club Assistant at www.swimphone.com

Entries and fees: Online registration only. Flat entry fee of $30 per event or $75 for all 3 events plus $20 USMS for non USMS members for the one event membership.  Those who register for at least one individual event may swim in a relay at no additional cost.  Relay-only Swimmer fee is $10 per swimmer and allows the swimmer to swim any Men/Women and Mixed relays.
  • Fee includes a meet T-shirt for participants entering all three individual events (including the 1500 Freestyle on Day 2).
  • Specify Women or Men T-shirt sizes during registration.  To guarantee you receive your specified size, register by February 17.
  • Anyone with COVID-19-like symptoms cannot compete or enter the facility.
Entry Deadline: Online registration closes on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 11:59pm.

Online registration only.  No deck entries, mail or fax entries will be accepted.

Accommodations: Numerous hotels are available in the Oro Valley, AZ and Northwest Tucson, AZ region.

Climate: The climate in Oro Valley at the end of February is typically sunny with highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s.

Check-in: Swimmers may check in at SwimPhone.com beginning at 6pm on March 1 or in-person at the meet on March 2 and 3.

More Information: Email questions to Larry John at:
Larry.JohnSBSC@gmail.com

Meet Sessions and Order of Events
  • Friday night: OVAC pools will be open to the public for use as a warm-up from 5:30 to 8:00 for the daily admission fee of $5.
  • Saturday: Warm-up 7:00am to 8:00am. 1650 short course yards starts at 8:00am.
  • Sunday: Warm-up 7:00am to 8:00am. 1500 long course meters starts at 8:00am.
     

Saturday, March 2, 2024 - Session 1 - Short-Course Yards
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed [Yards] 1650 M Free
2 Mixed [Yards] 1000 M Free
3 Women [Yards] 800 M Free Relay
4 Men [Yards] 800 M Free Relay
5 Mixed [Yards] 800 M Free Relay
Sunday, March 3, 2024 - Session 2 - Long-Course Meters
Warm-ups start at 7:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:00 AM
# Sex Event
6 Mixed [Meters] 1500 M Free
7 Women [Meters] 800 M Free Relay
8 Men [Meters] 800 M Free Relay
9 Mixed [Meters] 800 M Free Relay

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

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