Blue Tides Dog Days of Summer Invitational

Augusta Blue Tides

Friday, August 2 - Saturday, August 3, 2024

USMS Sanction : 454-S004

Augusta Blue Tides

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Swimmer Registration Wed, Jun 12, 2024
05:00 AM
Mon, Jul 29, 2024
11:59 PM

This competition is limited to the first 200 entrants.
Currently there are 42 entrants.

Blue Tides Dog Days of Summer Invitational
Augusta Aquatics Center (AAC)
August 2-3, 2024

Hosted by:    Augusta Recreation & Parks Blue Tides                                 
USMS Sanction # 454-S004
Meet Director:    
Shawn McNair                                                                            
DAY 1:  Warm-ups start at 4:00 pm; meet starts at 5:15 pm  
DAY 2:  Warm-ups start at 8 am; meet starts at 8:45 am

  • Augusta Aquatics Center.  8 lanes, Long Course Meters. Rec pool for warm-up/warm-down continuously running through the meet.  Facilities • Augusta Aquatic Center ( 
  • The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 106.2.1.  Times from this competition will be eligible for USMS Top 10 consideration and records.
  • A separate warm up pool will be available throughout the meet.
  • Athletes will have use of the locker room facilities which include showers and restrooms.
  • There is ample parking at the facility, but carpooling is recommended.
Address:    3157 Damascus Rd, Augusta, GA 30909
Parking:    Two large lots at AAC available for parking at no charge. Gravel lot across the street is also available at no charge.
Directions:    Take I-20 (West from Columbia SC and East from Atlanta GA) to I-520 E.  Take Exit 2, Wrightsboro Rd toward Daniel field.  Turn right on Damascus Rd.  The AAC is on the left.
Eligibility:    Current USMS rules will govern the meet. All participants must be age 18 or older, 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. All swimmers must be registered with US Masters Swimming. Swimmers must be registered prior to the entry deadline. Entries listed as “Registration Applied For” will not be accepted. The swimmer’s age group is determined by their age on December 31, 2024. 
Events:    Swimmers may enter up to 5 individual events and 2 relays.  The 1500 Freestyle will be limited to the first 32 entrants.
Awards:    Ribbons will be given for places 1st – 3rd  in each age group.  There will be awards for heat winners. Age group High point awards will be given in each age group that has a minimum of 2 swimmers who each compete in the maximum 5 events allowed.   Team high points will be given for 1st and 2nd place.
Timing:    Touchpads/electronic timing with hand/stopwatch backup. Times will count toward USMS Records and Top Ten.
Scoring:    Top eight finishers will score as follows: 20, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11 for Individual events and 40, 34, 32, 30,28, 26, 24, 22 for relays.  

Fees:    $70 covers facility,  meet, and t-shirt costs.  
  • All events will be seeded in advance and slowest to fastest.  Men and Women will be seeded together based on time.  
  • The 1500, 400, and 400 IM will be swum fastest to slowest.
  • 15-minute breaks after events 9, 13, and 16.
  • Relays will be deck-seeded and relay heat/lane assignments posted at the meet.  Psych sheets will be posted at around July 29, 2024 (depending on the number of late entries being processed).
  • DAY 2:  Entries for relay events 3-5 will be due at 8:30 am.  Entries for relay events 20-22 will be due at 11:00 am.
  • All relay swimmers must be registered and entered in the meet.  All relay swimmers must be members of the same team.  
  • Unattached swimmers cannot swim in relays.  
  • There is no additional fee for relays.
ENTER ONLINE:    Entry deadline is Monday, July 29, 2024, at 11:59 pm.
Entry Deadline:    ONLINE ENTRY ONLY.  No mail-in entries accepted.  

Deck adds will try to be accommodated within existing seeded heats; $20 additional deck add fee applies; and swimmer must present their 2024 USMS REGISTRATION CARD at the time of the deck entry.  No guarantees made that t-shirt will be available.
Deck Restrictions:    
  • Only registered entrants, coaches, officials, and volunteers will be allowed on deck during the meet.  
  • For safety reasons the AAC does not allow chairs on deck EXCEPT for those used by timers, meet officials, and meet marshals.
  • Deck changing is prohibited.
Medical Supervision:    The Augusta Aquatics Center has a full staff of American Red Cross certified lifeguards trained in using backboards and AEDs. American Red Cross trained Police Officer and Fire Marshall will be on hand. EMT services are available through local 911. 
Concessions:    Vending machines available Day 1.  Concession stand and vending machines available Day 2.
Warm-Ups:    Swimmers are reminded that USMS safety rules dictate a feet first entry in the warm-up/warm-down lanes.  Two lanes will be designated during the last 10 minutes of the initial warm up time for one way diving with swimmers exiting at the end of the lane.

HOTELS:  CLICK HERE for available hotel blocks and information

Meet Course: 50 Meters

Friday, August 2, 2024 - Session 1 - 1500 Freestyle Only
Warm-ups start at 4:00 PM
Meet Session starts at 5:15 PM
# Sex Event
1 Mixed 1500 M Free
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - Session 2
Warm-ups start at 8:00 AM
Meet Session starts at 8:45 AM
# Sex Event
2 Mixed 400 M Free
3 Women 200 M Free Relay
4 Men 200 M Free Relay
5 Mixed 200 M Free Relay
6 Mixed 200 M IM
7 Mixed 50 M Free
8 Mixed 100 M Fly
9 Mixed 200 M Back
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - Session 3 - After 15- Minute Break
# Sex Event
10 Mixed 200 M Breast
11 Mixed 100 M Free
12 Mixed 50 M Fly
13 Mixed 400 M IM
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - Session 4 - After 15- Minute Break
# Sex Event
14 Mixed 50 M Breast
15 Mixed 100 M Back
16 Mixed 200 M Fly
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - Session 5 - After 15- Minute Break
# Sex Event
17 Mixed 200 M Free
18 Mixed 100 M Breast
19 Mixed 50 M Back
20 Women 200 M Medley Relay
21 Men 200 M Medley Relay
22 Mixed 200 M Medley Relay

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