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Masters Meet – Dewitt
December 1, 2018 @ 9:45 am
2018 Stray Cats Masters Swim Meet – Short Course Yards
Dewitt High School Natatorium
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Sanction: Sanctioned by Michigan Masters. Sanction number. 198-S014
Schedule: Deck entries 9:45 AM-10:30AM. Warm-up 10:00-10:50. Events 11:00 a.m. Food & Social in cafeteria following the meet.
Facility: DeWitt High School Natatorium. The eight-lane pool has state-of-the art Paragon side step-up starting blocks, a Colorado timing system with a full matrix scoreboard, and seating for over 400 spectators. 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 107.2.1. The primary timing system will be automated with sound device at the start and swimmer touching the pad at the finish with the time recorded on a scoreboard. Official times from this automated timing system will be submitted for USMS Records and USMS Top Ten times for all courses. For Short/Long Course Meters the time will be submitted to FINA for Masters FINA Top Ten and Masters FINA World Records.
Directions: Address: 13601 Panther Dr, Dewitt, MI 48820. From I-69 on the north side of Lansing, take Exit #85 (DeWitt Road) south. Turn right onto Clark Road. Travel west on Clark less than a mile until you see the small sign for DeWitt High School. The swimming pool entrance is at the back (North) of the building.
Events: 1. 50 yard butterfly
2. 200 yard freestyle
3. 50 yard backstroke
Break: Plunge dive for distance/men
4. 100 yard freestyle
5. 50 yard breaststroke
Break: Plunge dive for distance/women
6. 50 yard freestyle
Break: Goggle-flipping contest & Consanguineous relay
7. 100 yard IM
8. 500 yard freestyle
Contests: Plunge dive for distance. The swimmer performs a standing dive for distance from either the starting block or edge of the pool. Kicking or pulling will be reason for disqualification.
Goggle-flipping contest. The swimmer may stand in the water (anywhere) or at the starting block end of the pool. The swimmer’s task is to flip her/his goggles in the air so that they land hanging from the backstroke flags.
Awards: Michigan Masters ribbons for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each event. Special prizes for the overall male and female winners of the plunge dive for distance and for first person to succeed in the goggle-flipping contest. Special Award: Consanguineous Plaque (two relatives, blood- related, and Masters swimmers on each team compete In a 100 yd. Relay). This award has been re-established by Dave Berger and Sue Berger-Mann.
Eligibility: Swimmers must have either a 2018 or 2019 registration with United States Masters Swimming. Standard masters swimming age groups: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, … etc. Swimmer may enter a maximum of 5 swimming events.
Entries & fees:
On-Line Registration: $30.
Online registration closes Friday, 11/30/18, at 12:00 Noon.
Mail-In Registration: $30. Mail-In registration forms must be postmarked by Monday 11/26/18. Make checks payable to: DeWitt Public Schools and mail to: Gregg Brace; 5500 Maple Ridge Rd; Haslett, MI 48840.
Deck Entry Registration: $40. Day-of, or Deck entry will close at 10:00am.
PROCEEDS FROM MEET GO TO DEWITT GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL SWIM & DIVE TEAM.
The meet directors are Paul Chaffee (firstname.lastname@example.org or 989/725-2863), Gregg Brace, Dewitt’s High School
Questions: Swim Coach (work:517-410-8706) . The officials are Wally Dobler (referee) and George Runciman (starter).