Swim Meet Resources

Part 6. Swimming Meets, Open Water Events, and Other Activities

6.1 USMS rules and Procedures affecting the LMSC

6.1.1 Rules. All masters swimming competitions sanctioned by MI-LMSC must be conducted in accordance with the current USMS rules, available online at http://www.usms.org. (4/6/16)

  1. 6.1.2  USMS rule book. The meet host shall have a print copy of the USMS rule book available for reference during the competition. (3/24/12)
  2. 6.1.3  USMS sanction fees. The USMS House of Delegates has the authority to levy a sanction fee for pool or open water events taking place in the LMSC. (10/1/15) Pool Meets – A $50 fee for each LMSC sanctioned pool event will be paid to the USMS National Office. This fee will be paid by the Michigan LMSC and not passed on to the pool meet host. (10/8/15) Open Water Events – A $100 fee for each LMSC Sanctioned open water event plus a $5.00 fee for each participant (to a maximum of $1000) taking part

in the event will by paid to the USMS National Office by the LMSC. The Michigan LMSC will get a signed contract and a deposit from the host of any open water event seeking a sanction. According to the signed contract, the host will remit both the $100 sanctioning fee and the participant fee to the LMSC, who will pay the fees to the USMS National Office. The actual amount charged to the meet host will be determined after completion of the open water event and the deposit collected by the LMSC at signing of the contract will be subtracted from the amount that will need to be paid to the LMSC by the open water event host Open water meet hosts who have sanctioned their open water event in the Michigan LMSC will no longer be charged the $2 sanction fee for each participant that was charged prior to January 1, 2016.