|Swimmer Registration||Thu, Mar 9, 2017 12:00 AM||Tue, Apr 18, 2017 11:59 PM|
SANCTIONED FOR USMS INC. BY MICHIGAN MASTERS
Saginaw Valley State University and the Saginaw YMCA are the Host Organizations for the 2017 Michigan Masters State Championships. We are looking forward to an exciting weekend and a well organized event for participants and spectators alike. This is the third State Championship Masters Swim Meet held at the SVSU.
The Ryder Center Complex houses the Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center at Saginaw Valley State University (map attached). It is 8 lane, 50 meter indoor pool, to be configured, between one fixed wall, as one 25-yard eight-lane course. Eight lanes will be used for competition and the other 25 length course will be for continuous warm-up/cool down. This meet will be swum as Short Course Yards. The length of the competition course with a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1. Swimmers must enter the water feet first in a cautious manner during all warm-ups/cool downs. Diving is permitted only in the designated sprint lanes. Lockers are available but limited in number & you must bring your own lock.
RULES - ELIGIBILITY:
USMS rules apply and will be observed. Any swimmer who is not USMS registered for 2017 by the State Meet entry deadline will NOT BE ALLOWED TO SWIM IN THE MEET.
A swimmer not registered with Michigan LMSC cannot establish a Michigan State Record. Any swimmer registered in the meet CAN set a MEET championship.
Timing system is a Daktronics system with electronic and manual back-up with display scoreboard with start and recall. All events will be timed using this system. Manual back-up timers will be provided at each lane. Swimmers are encouraged to hit the pad firmly and, when swimming in relays, to remain clear of the pad area until the event is completed by all swimmers. Any swimmer or relay attempting a NATIONAL RECORD should alert the Starter and make sure there are the required three manual timers as backup. Swimmers are required to supply their own lap counting personnel in distance events.
Age on April 23 (last day of the meet) determines his/her age for the entire meet. Individual Events: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, etc. through 100+. The youngest person in a relay determines the relay age group. Relay age groups: 18+, 25+, 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+, 75+, and 85+
ENTRY DEADLINE: Online entry deadline is the end of the day (11:59 PM) on April 18, 2017.
Seeding will be slow to fast for all events except distance events. Distance events will be seeded from fast to slow after check in time has ended for that day (see Entry Procedure Distance Events). Except for distance (500 yards or longer) free events, Men and Women will be seeded separately into heats according to seed times. “No time” entries will be in the slowest heats. Consult the heat sheets that you will receive at the meet check-in for your heat and lane assignments. It’s the swimmers responsibility to report to the proper heat and lane. Failure to appear will be considered a scratch and you will not be allowed to swim in another heat of the same event. The Meet Director reserves the right to RESEED the distance events if there are a significant number of scratches after check-in to eliminate empty lanes during the swimming of the event.
Online entry fee is $60.00.
Relay fees are extra and relays will be entered at the meet.
Relays Fees: $12 per relay on, or prior to, April 17, 2017.
$16 per relay after April 17, 2017.
Deck Entries from 7:30 - 8:00 A.M. on Saturday and Sunday for Relays only that were not pre-entered by April 17, 2017.
ENTRY LIMITS: (excluding relays)
Event maximum for the entire meet: 7
Event maximum for Friday, April 21, 2017: 2
Event maximum for Saturday, April 22, 2017: 5
Event maximum for Sunday, April 23, 2017: 5
* An individual may compete on only one relay team per relay event for a total of 4.
* If more than 7 events are listed on the entry form, only the first seven will be entered.
ENTRY PROCEDURE - INDIVIDUAL EVENTS: To enter individual events, swimmers should select their events (maximum seven), and enter seed times (IN SHORT COURSE YARDS) on the line “entry seed time” on the entry form. Swimmers entering with no seed time will swim in the slowest heats.
ENTRY PROCEDURE - DISTANCE EVENTS:
The 400 IM, will be offered two separate times during the course of the meet. You may swim this event ONCE during the course of the three day meet. The 1650 Free will be offered ONCE on Friday, April 21st. Warm up will begin promptly at 4:00 P.M. with the first heat of the 400 IM swimming at 4:45 p.m. All entries for 1650, 500, and 1000 will be mixed gender. The 1650 will start after the completion of the 400 IM. Be sure to check-in before you warm-up for Friday’s distance events. You also need to check in for the 500 Free on Saturday and the 1000 Free on Sunday. The heat and lane assignments for distance events will be posted after the check-in time period ends in the pool area.
ENTRY PROCEDURE RELAYS:
To request relays prior to the meet, team representatives should enter the number of relays and the fees associated for all 4 relay events. It is requested that only one relay form be submitted for each team. At check-in, team representatives who requested relays will receive a packet and relay cards with the instructions to supply the following data: the event, age group, and sexes. The age group of the relay is determined by the youngest swimmer on the relay. Relay seed times will not be needed until the relay check-in on the day of the relay. All relays are deck entered and completed relay cards will be given to the Clerk of the Course by the coach or team representative by the deadline when announced at the meet. Each card shall include: swimmers' names as they appear on their USMS cards, in order of relay swim; first name, last name, age, sex, and proper age group. The relay cards will have heats and lanes added by Clerk of the Course and the cards with heat and lane assignments should be picked up from Clerk of the Course by the team representative when this is announced. Once the cards have been turned in and heat and lanes have been designated; the age group, sex of the relay, and seed time cannot be changed.
GENERAL CHECK-IN, WARM-UP AND COMPETITION TIMES:
Session #1 - Friday Afternoon, April 21
Session #2 - Saturday Morning, April 22
ANNUAL MEETING MICHIGAN LMSC MEETING TO START 20 MINUTES AFTER EVENT #10/11 200 FREE RELAY
Session #3 - Saturday Afternoon, April 22
Session #4 - Sunday Morning, April 23
Session #5 - Sunday Afternoon, April 23
DISTANCE EVENTS CHECK-IN FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 21:
Individual Event points 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Relay Event points 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
All swimmers are encouraged to attend the annual membership meeting held (in a large conference room to be announced at the meet) during the lunch break on Saturday. This is the time to vote on issues affecting the USMS National Organization, the Michigan LMSC, your local team, and yourself. New Michigan LMSC Officers will be elected. The meeting will get started 20 Minutes after the morning session (Session # 2). An agenda of the meeting will be available at check-in on Friday, April 21.
|1st, 2nd, 3rd - Individual Events||Michigan Masters State Championship Medals|
|4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th- Individual Events||Michigan Masters State Championship Ribbons|
|1st - 8th - Relays||Michigan Masters State Championship Ribbons|
|High Point Award Age Group||Masters State Championship Trophy Plaque|
|High Point Team - Large Team||Masters State Championship Trophy Plaque|
|High Point Team - Small Team||Masters State Championship Trophy Plaque|
|High Point Team - Large Team Women||Masters State Championship Trophy Plaque|
|High Point Team - Small Team Women||Masters State Championship Trophy Plaque|
|High Point Team - Large Team Men||Masters State Championship Trophy Plaque|
|High Point Team - Small Team Men||Masters State Championship Trophy Plaque|
Two divisions will be recognized for purposes of team scoring based upon the number of total entries.
Any protest concerning seeding, awards, final results, eligibility, scoring, or entries will be addressed to the meet director or referee (USMS Rule 102.16). The protest shall be made by the team representative in writing and the Championship Committee shall hear all protests except for "wet" rules (Section 3 of Michigan Masters Policies and Procedures).
EVENT RESULTS AND COMPLETE STATE MEET RESULTS:
Event results will be posted in two clearly marked places announced at the meet. Also the awards table will have the event results after they are posted so you can pick up your awards. Meet results (events, ages, names - individual and relay, times, individual high point winners and team scores) will be published on the website (www.michiganmasters.com).
FACILITY RULES AND MICHIGAN MASTERS STATE MEET GUIDELINES: THESE ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED
A. Smoking is not allowed in any of the buildings.
B. Food/beverages are not allowed in the pool area, in adjacent locker rooms or spectator areas.
C. Lockers are available but swimmers should bring their own locks. Neither Eastern Michigan University nor Michigan Masters will assume responsibility for lost or stolen articles.
D. BODY OILS AND OTHER RUB-DOWN SUBSTANCES THAT MAY CONTAMINATE THE POOL WATER ARE BANNED. SWIMMERS WHO USE THESE SUBSTANCES WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND BE DISQUALIFIED.
E. Diving off any of the boards or towers is strictly forbidden.
F. Swimmers in the concession area must wear shirts, shorts, and some type of foot covering.
CONCESSIONS AND PARKING:
Concessions will be available at the Ryder Center Complex Gerstacker Regional Aquatic Center at Saginaw Valley State University. See Facilities Rules (B and E) regarding this. There are nearby restaurants (about 5 – 10 minutes from the pool) so plan your meals and snacks accordingly. There is ample parking in the front of the Ryder Center Complex. Friday night you may have to part in Visitors lots. Please see the map for all parking areas.
Tina Swanton – Aquatics Lead Program Director
Phone - (989) 753-7721
E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
AWARDS CEREMONIES: Presentations of the individual high point award and overall team high point awards in all categories will begin 30 minutes after the completion of the last event that is the 1000 Free (event # 39). We ask all swimmers and teams to be prompt so award presentation is not delayed. It's the swimmers and team’s responsibility to pick up any awards. There will be no mailing of awards.
* NO ONE-DAY EVENT REGISTRATION - (USMS RULE 201.1.3) This championship is not considered a single event but a 2.5 day multi-event championship. Swimmers must be fully registered with USMS for 2017 by the entry deadline to participate in this sanctioned competition.
|10||Women||200 Y||Free Relay||Psych||3||Heats||Results|
|11||Men||200 Y||Free Relay||Psych||3||Heats||Results|
|18||Mixed||200 Y||Medley Relay||Psych||4||Heats||Results|
|28||Women||200 Y||Medley Relay||Psych||3||Heats||Results|
|29||Men||200 Y||Medley Relay||Psych||3||Heats||Results|
|38||Mixed||200 Y||Free Relay||Psych||4||Heats||Results|
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "SOUTH OAKLAND SEALS."