Join us on Sunday April 14 for a fundraising meet for Swim for Charlie - the non-profit organization created in Charlie van der Horst’s memory. This laid-back meet format welcomes and encourages everyone, from the most novice swimmers and triathletes to the most seasoned competitors. Come and have fun, enjoy racing and help raise money for a great cause. Events range from 25s to the 500, and includes 4x25 yard relays. Do not delay. Sign up NOW!
During checkout, you will be asked to make an additional donation to Swim for Charlie. While the purpose of this meet is to celebrate our enjoyment of swimming, it's also to raise money for a worthy cause. Swim for Charlie is teaching second-graders in North Carolina life-saving water safety skills. Thank you in advance for considering making a contribution!
“Dr Charles Van Der Horst Water Safety Initiative" (SwimForCharlie.org) is a Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization (EIN 84-2837052).
If you can't make the meet, but would like to make a donation, you may do so HERE. Thank you!
SANCTIONED BY: North Carolina Masters Swimming for USMS, Inc. SANCTION #: 134-S004
LOCATION: Orange County Sportsplex 101 Meadowlands Dr Hillsborough, NC 27278
SCHEDULE Meet date: Sunday April 14, 2024
7:45 am: Check-in opens
8 - 8:45 am: Warm up
8:15 am: Positive check-in closes for 200 and 500 distances
8:50 am: Competition start
Positive check-in details:
If you are swimming the 500 free or any individual 200 yard event, positive check in is REQUIRED.
Posititive check-in opens on Saturday April 13 at 8 am
Positive check-in closes on Sunday April 14 at 8:15 am
Failure to check in will result in the swimmer being scratched from the event
To check in, use the "Online Check-in" link at the top of this page or CLICK HERE
COURSE DESCRIPTION 11 lane, 25 yard, 6 foot deep, indoor heated pool will be in use. 8 lanes will be used for competition, other than the 500 Free. The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with USMS articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1. You can expect pool temperatures to be between 79-81 degrees.
Warm-up/cool-down space: Swimmers will have access to all lanes in the competition pool for warm-up. The recreation pool (3 lanes, 25M) will be available throughout the meet for warm up and cool down between events. One lane in the competition pool will be available for warm up/cool down as well.
ENTRY FEE & ENTRY DETAILS
$45 until April 1st
Late entries will be accepted through April 7 at 11:59 pm for an additional $15
A swimmer may enter up to six (6) individual events
Entry fees are non-refundable unless the meet is canceled
Online entries only. No paper and no day-of/deck entries will be accepted.
Swimmers must use the online entry system which streamlines checking USMS registrations, putting your entries into the meet database, and payments.
If you are not 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, a one-meet membership can be purchased for $20.
Your credit card will be charged by ‘Swim For Charlie’ for this meet.
Deadline for entries is Sunday April 7, 2024 at 11:59 pm EST.
Age for entries determined by the swimmer’s age on April 14, 2024.
A swimmer may only enter ONE event from Events 17, 18, and 19 (200 Fly OR 200 Back OR 200 Breast).
Positive check-in is required for the 500 Free AND all 200 distance events by 8:15am on April 14 via SwimPhone (or click HERE)
Relay teams may consist of all Men or all Women or two Men plus two Women.
RULES 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 must provide proof of current membership in their country’s Masters Swimming governing body.
When warming up, you must enter the pool feet first except in designated sprint lanes. NO DIVING will be allowed during any breaks. No paddles or kickboards are allowed.
"One-event registration" is strictly for insurance coverage on the day of this meet and will be available for non-USMS swimmers for a flat fee of $20. OEVT swimmers are not eligible for any Event Rankings, Top 10, USMS records, or other honors achieved in that event. Per Article 301.3.1 of the USMS Rule Book.
SEEDING AND LIMITS 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.
The Meet Director reserves the right to limit the number of entries in any event to run the meet within the time allocated. The 500 Free will be capped at 20 swimmers (2 heats of 10).
A swimmer may only enter ONE Event from Events 17, 18 and 19 (200Y Fly, Back OR Breast). They will be seeded/swum together as one event.
RELAYS ARE FUN! There are both 100Y and 200Y relays. 200Y Relay teams will consist of all Men or all Women or if "mixed", two Men plus two Women. If you wish to swim in relays, be sure to opt in for the relays you wish to swim when registering.
Those who wish to swim a relay together with friends or teammates may submit their relay to the entry chair. Those who wish to swim on a relay but do not have a 4 person team will be placed on a relay by the meet director.
TIMING SYSTEM / RESULTS The primary timing system will be automatic timing. Times from this competition will be eligible for USMS records and Top 10 consideration, but not for world records. The times recorded from the 25's are NOT eligible for USMS records. 200Y "mixed" relays will only be recognized if they have 2 men and 2 women.
Results will be tabulated by gender and age group, as defined by USMS guidelines.
VOLUNTEERS We need volunteers! If you or a loved one can help, please SIGN UP HERE
OFFICIALS Meet Director: Jonathan Klein Entry Chair: Liz Rosen Meet Referee: TBD
FUNDRAISING DETAILS During checkout, you will be asked to make an additional donation to Swim for Charlie. The purpose of this meet is to have fun and enjoy racing, but it's also to raise money for a great cause. Swim for Charlie is teaching second-graders in North Carolina life-saving water safety skills. Learn more here.
“Dr Charles Van Der Horst Water Safety Initiative" (SwimForCharlie.org) is a Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization (EIN 84-2837052). The donation you make during check out will be deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your additional contribution. THANK YOU!