We are once again excited to bring you to Boston for the SCM Championships and Colonies Zones!
This is a lengthy post but it contains pertinent information - please review all of it prior to the meet this weekend!
Boston University has privileged us with the use of their facility please respect their other programs happening prior to our meet and stay off of the pool deck until you are invited to enter by the announcer!
Split sheets by team have been posted for each day as a courtesy to coaches!
Things to Note:
Every person must sign a BU waiver upon entry to the pool area!
Every event requires positive check in. There are no exceptions. Check-in will close approximately one hour before the event is expected to begin. With the exceptions being relays, which will close two hours before they are expected to begin, the 800 Free which will close at 4:30pm and the 400 Free's which will close at 9:15am.
The 800 Free is run fastest to slowest, alternating heats of women and men. Check in closes at 4:30 PM at the start of warm ups.
There will be concessions with snacks, water, gatorade and pizza on Saturday & Sunday. There will also be a swim suit vendor selling various apparel and supplies.
There is NO DIVING in the extra warm up lanes during the meet.
Team Scoring Divisions
There is a new team scoring procedure in place this year- NEM Workout groups and USMS clubs will be scored together as teams. There will be four team size divisions: Squad [1-3 swimmers entered], Small Team [4-9 swimmers], Medium Team [10-30 swimmers] and Large Team [31+ swimmers].
There will be an awards ceremony Sunday after the completion of the last relay in which the top three teams in each division will be recognized. The top scoring individual male and female will also be recognized.
Club & Workout Group Affiliation
You may only compete as part of your USMS registered team or workout group. If you need to change your USMS registration contact the NE-LMSC Registrar atNEregistrar@usms.org ASAP! Once the meet has begun you will not be able to change.
**A note about team divisions & counts - Your team size/division will be determined by the number of entrants in the meet for your club or workout group. There will not be any switching of divisions for no-show swimmers. Swimmers who have contacted the meet director prior to the start of the meet and asked to be scratched from the meet will not be included in your final team count.
Hotel Information: We have set up a block of rooms with the The Inn at Longwood Medical, 1 mile from the pool! $99/night. Reserve your room online
Q: I forgot to include an event in my registration. A: Additional events are no longer being accepted.
Q: My seed time is incorrect. A: Email correct seed time prior to Wednesday 12/12 or you can note it on-site during positive check in.
Q: My Workout Group/Team is incorrect. A: You may only compete as part of your USMS registered team or workout group. Check your USMS registration card, if you need to change your USMS registration contact the NE-LMSC Registrar (NEregistrar@usms.org).
2012 NELMSC SCM Champs Results Thank you to all swimmers who participated - it was a fast meet this year with 14 National Records and 6 World Records bested (see PDF below)! Results have been submitted to USMS. The following PDF's have results by day including cumulative and subtracted splits. Official split times are included at the end of the Sunday results. Friday Saturday Sunday
Another huge thank you to Joan from Boston University and her team for running a well oiled machine this year! And to all of our officials for keeping us in line! Please contact Crystie with any questions or comments (we love suggestions for next year!) greatbaymastersswimteam AT gmail.com
Entries have closed! Workout group or team affiliation changes must be completed officially with USMS through the New England Registrar (E-Mail Doug Sayles).
Things to Remember:
Every swimmer must sign a Boston University Waiver when they first arrive at the pool (see below for an electronic version to print ahead!)
EVERY event requires positive check-in!Events will close for check-in and will be seeded approximately one hour before they start, with the exception of the 800 Free which will close at the start of warmup at 4:30 pm. When you arrive at the pool, be sure to visit the check-in table immediately to check-in for your events. The first event on Saturday and Sunday will close for check-in 45 minutes before the session starts. (Saturday -Women's 400 free & Sunday- Men’s 400 free check in will close at 9:15 am.)
The 800 Free is fastest to slowest alternating heats of women and men.
There will be no concessions on Friday. There will be concessions and a suit vendor on Saturday & Sunday.
Please check this website for the most up to date information on Parking: http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/membership/services/parking.shtml
***Please note that these are ESTIMATED times and if the meet moves faster we will not slow it down. You are responsible for making sure you arrive in person, in time, to check in for each individual event. Also note that relays will close approximately two hours in advance.***
A Message From Karlyn Pipes-Neilson (attending meet)
Give yourself the best Christmas best present ever... a faster FREESTYLE! Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen will be offering an Aquatic Edge clinic at the Bath YMCA on Dec. 10th and one in Lawrence, MA on Tues. Dec. 11. Register at www.aquaticedge.org. See you all at the meet!