Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championship

Apex Aquatics

Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 16, 2023

USMS Sanction : 073-S002

Apex Aquatics at Rutgers

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This competition is limited to the first 600 entrants.
Currently there are 119 entrants.

Colonies Zone Short Course Yards Championship
April 14th--16th, 2023
Hosted by Rutgers University Swimming & Diving
at the Werblin Recreation Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ

Sanctioned by the New Jersey LMSC for USMS Inc. 

Meet Website:

Facility Information
  • The Sonny Werblin Recreation Center has a 50 meter pool which will be configured as two competition courses. Each course has its own scoreboard. Automatic timing, using Colorado Time equipment will be used.
  • The lengths of the competition courses are in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1.
  • The main course “Main Pool” has a minimum depth for diving of 6 feet. This course has a moveable bulkhead and therefore the eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.
  • The diving end course “Dive Pool” has a minimum depth for diving of 8 feet. This course has fixed walls.
  • There are two auxiliary pools “Patio Pools” with three lanes each. One pool is 18 yards long, the other 20 yards long.
  • No outside chairs will be allowed anywhere in the facility.
  • Location & Directions:

One-Pool Meet:
The meet organizers have planned for and anticipate entries sufficient for a two-pool meet. However if the entries are insufficient by the time the meet closes, the schedule may be rearranged to a one-pool meet. In this case, the main pool will be used for competition and the dive pool will be used for warm-up and warm-down. The patio pools will not be part of the meet facilities.

Rutgers University requires all parked vehicles to be registered with the University Parking and Transportation department. A registration link and parking maps will be posted on the meet website ( a week before the meet.

Entries Entry Fees
$9 per individual event plus $35 surcharge per swimmer.

  • The meet is open to current (2023) USMS members, or members of another World Aquatics recognized governing body.
  • Age is determined by the swimmer’s age on April 16, 2023, except for 18-year olds who must be of age on April 14, 2023.
All relays must be deck-entered by the end of check-in for the session where they swim. Relay cards will be provided. Relays are no-charge but swimmers must be entered in the meet to participate in a relay.

  • All events are timed finals.
  • The Friday 1000 & 1650 freestyle, the Saturday 500 freestyle, and the Sunday 400 IM events will be seeded fastest to slowest.
  • The main Saturday & Sunday session events will be seeded slowest to fastest.
Distance Events
  • Swimmers may enter the 1000 or 1650 freestyle, but not both.
  • Swimmers must check-in in person Friday before 3:30pm, otherwise they will be scratched from their Friday event.
  • The 1000 freestyle is limited to the first 112 entries received and the 1650 to the first 72 entries received.
  • Friday's events will be conducted simultaneously, the 1000 free in the Dive Pool and the 1650 free in the Main Pool.
  • Plastic lap counters will be provided but swimmers must provide a friend to count for them.
  • Swimmers must check-in for each session at the desk by half an hour before session start.
  • Friday Distance: 3:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday first session: 9:30am
  • Swimmers may check in for both sessions each day at first-session check-in.
  • The check-in schedule for the second sessions on Saturday & Sunday will be announced once entries close at
Psych Sheets, Heat Sheets, & Results
  • Psych sheets will be available at once entries have closed.
  • Heat sheets will be available at, Swim Phone, & Meet Mobile once sessions have been seeded. Printed heat sheets will also be posted around the deck.
  • Real-time results will be available at, SwimPhone, & Meet Mobile. Results will also be posted on the glass wall next to the locker rooms.
  • PDF result reports will be available at the end of each session at
  • There will be Special Championship awards to the highest scoring teams in Large, Medium, and Small divisions. Events will be scored 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 and double for relays.
  • There will be printable recognition certificates online at after the meet.
Age Groups
  • Individual Events: 18-24, 25-29, etc in 5-year increments in accordance with 102.3.1.
  • Relays: 18+, 25+, 35+ in accordance with 102.3.2.A. The age of the youngest member of the relay team determines the age group.
Split Requests
  • USMS Split Notification forms will be available for split request for individual events. For events other than backstroke, swimmers must notify the meet referee by the end of the meet. Swimmers must notify the referee of their intent to record an initial backstroke split before swimming the event.
  • All relay leadoff legs will be automatic official splits.
Rutgers recreation will be providing light refreshments and snacks on-site. More food options are available on-campus at the Busch Campus Center, a short walk across the parking lot from the Recreation Center.

Souvenir T-Shirts will be on sale through the Club Assistant portal for $19 for Small, Medium, Large shirts and $23 for X-Large, XX-Large, and XXX-Large shirts.

Contact the meet director Ellen Mace,
--1000 Freestyle swims in Dive Pool, 1650 Freestyle swims in Main Pool if two pools are used.  See statement above, "One-Pool Meet."
--1000 and 1650 seeded fast to slow, Men & Women combined
--Saturday: Women swim in Main Pool, Men swim in Dive Pool
--Sunday:  Women swim in Dive Pool, Men swim in Main Pool
--The competition pools will remain open for warm-down for 15 minutes after the completion of the last heat of each session

Friday, April 14, 2023 - Session 1 - Distance
Warm-ups start at 3:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 4:00 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1000 Y Free
3 Mixed 1650 Y Free
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - Session 2 - Morning
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
5 Women 100 Y Free
6 Men 100 Y Free
7 Women 200 Y Fly
8 Men 200 Y Fly
9 Mixed 400 Y Free Relay
11 Women 50 Y Breast
12 Men 50 Y Breast
13 Women 200 Y IM
14 Men 200 Y IM
15 Mixed 200 Y Medley Relay
17 Women 500 Y Free
18 Men 500 Y Free
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - Session 3 - Afternoon
# Sex Event
19 Women 100 Y Back
20 Men 100 Y Back
21 Women 200 Y Free Relay
22 Men 200 Y Free Relay
23 Women 200 Y Breast
24 Men 200 Y Breast
25 Women 50 Y Fly
26 Men 50 Y Fly
27 Women 400 Y Medley Relay
28 Men 400 Y Medley Relay
29 Women 800 Y Free Relay
30 Men 800 Y Free Relay
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - Session 4 - Morning
Warm-ups start at 9:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 10:00 AM
# Sex Event
31 Women 200 Y Free
32 Men 200 Y Free
33 Women 100 Y IM
34 Men 100 Y IM
35 Mixed 800 Y Free Relay
37 Mixed 400 Y Medley Relay
39 Women 50 Y Back
40 Men 50 Y Back
41 Women 100 Y Breast
42 Men 100 Y Breast
43 Mixed 200 Y Free Relay
45 Women 400 Y IM
46 Men 400 Y IM
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - Session 5 - Afternoon
# Sex Event
47 Women 50 Y Free
48 Men 50 Y Free
49 Women 400 Y Free Relay
50 Men 400 Y Free Relay
51 Women 200 Y Back
52 Men 200 Y Back
53 Women 100 Y Fly
54 Men 100 Y Fly
55 Women 200 Y Medley Relay
56 Men 200 Y Medley Relay

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

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