Swimming - Long Course (ages 18 & up)
Date: July 6th, 2013.
Location: Christiansburg Aquatic Center
595 North Franklin Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Eligibility: This is a USMS recognized meet for purposes of USMS Records and Top Ten times by USMS swimmers. Standard USMS age groups will be used (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc). For meets held in 50 meter pools, your age as of December 31, 2013 is considered your swimming age for the meet. All USMS Swimmers must include a copy of your registration card with your entry or submit it at the meet for times to be submitted for USMS Records and Top Ten consideration.
Fees: $13.00 for individual events plus a $10.00 surcharge to help defray the cost of equipment rental, medals and mailing costs. Relays will cost $15.00 for each relay entered. Relays will be deck entered and deck seeded. Swimmers may enter up to five (5) events.
** If you are entering 5 events, please mail in your registration and payment in order to receive a discount of $15 (after mail in fee)! 5 events - $45, this discount is NOT available online, please mail your form in to be eligible for this special price.
THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $5 FEE FOR ALL MAIL IN REGISTRATIONS.
Entry Deadline: The entry deadline is July 3, 2013. NO DECK ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
* The Commonwealth Games Waiver Form is a required Form for participation, it is a part of online registration, however if you are mailing in entry then this needs to be an additional form to be sent in with entry.
**The Long Course Swimming times/ waiver is a required form in order for to participate, it is not part of the online registration, so make sure to bring this form with you to the pool if registering online or mail in with your entry form. - this is satisfied by filling out the entry form.
Meet Format: This meet will conform to the 2013 USMS Rulebook and the Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia Rules. Warm-ups from 8:30AM - 9:30AM. Meet starts at 10:00AM. Blocks available for starts, but deck starts can be done also.
Rules: Current USMS rules on master swimming will apply. No one will swim alone in a heat. Swimmers will be seeded according to times, heats will run slowest to fastest. Men and women will swim together. Swimmers will be expected to cooperate with the safety marshal who will monitor warm-ups. No diving during warm-ups except in designated lanes.
Warm-up/Warm-down Procedures: Swimmers must enter the pool feet first in a cautious manner. Diving shall be permitted only from the blocks in the designated sprint lanes during warm-ups. There will be continuous warm-up/warm-down areas. ABSOLUTELY NO DIVING will be permitted in the warm/down area. Instructions given by the designed Safety Marshall shall be obeyed at all times.
Awards: Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group of each event and relays
Facility: 8 Lane, 50 Meter Pool, non-turbulent lane markers. 6 Lanes will be used for competition, 2 lanes will be available for continuous warm-ups and cool downs. Pool has been measured and certified for USMS records and Top Ten.
ENCLOSE A COPY OF YOUR USMS REGISTRATION CARD WITH YOUR ENTRY FORM.
| 800 meter freestyle
| 200 Medley Relay
| 400 Free Relays
| 50 Breaststroke
| 200 Ind. Medley
| 200 Backstroke
|50 Freestyle||SWM 07|
| 100 Butterfly
| 100 Breaststroke
| 400 Ind. Medley
| 200 Freestyle
| 50 Butterfly
| 200 Breastroke
| 100 Backstroke
| 400 Freestyle
| 400 Medley Relay
| 200 Butterfly
| 50 Backstroke
| 100 Freestyle
|Free Relay||SWM 20|
| 1500 Freestyle
|| SWM 21
|800 Free Relay|| SWM 22
For more information: Contact the coordinator, Howard Butts at 540-992-1736 or call Virginia Amateur Sports, Inc. at 540-343-0987 or 1-800-333-8274 (Virginia Only).
If you receive a medal in the 2011 or 2012 Subway Commonwealth Games, you qualify to compete in the 2013 State Games of America.
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