Games 2015 Sports Listing Swimming - Long Course
  • Swimming - Long Course
Date: June 20, 2015
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, 2015 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 (before mail in fee)!  5 events - $45, this discount is NOT available online, please mail your form in to be eligible for this special price.
Long Course Swimming 18 & Up Mail-In Entry Form (Word version)
**Long Course Swimming 18 & Up Entry Form (PDF version)
Entry Deadline: The entry deadline is June 17, 2015. NO DECK ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Meet Format: This meet will conform to the 2015 USMS Rulebook and the Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia Rules. Warm-ups from 9AM - 9:45AM. 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.
 Meet Referee:  Mary Ferrari

 Meet Directors:  Howard Butts lvswimn@comcast.net
                                  John Pero  jdpero@cox.net
 800 meter freestyle
 SWM 01
 200 Medley Relay
 SWM 02
 400 Free Relays
 SWM 03
 50 Breaststroke
 SWM 04
 200 Ind. Medley
 SWM 05
 200 Backstroke
 SWM 06
 50 Freestyle
 SWM 07
 100 Butterfly
 SWM 08
 100 Breaststroke
 SWM 09
 400 Ind. Medley
 SWM 10
 200 Freestyle
 SWM 11
 50 Butterfly
 SWM 12
 200 Breastroke
 SWM 13
 100 Backstroke
 SWM 14
 400 Freestyle
 SWM 15
 400 Medley Relay
 SWM 16
 200 Butterfly
 SWM 17
 50 Backstroke
 SWM 18
 100 Freestyle
 SWM 19
 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).


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