The Georgia Masters Newsletter
Swimming in Georgia
Open Water Swim Opportunities
Don’t Miss These Events
Lots of meets coming up this Spring and early
Trout Spring Splash B April 7
There’s still time to enter this exciting meet at Georgia
Tech this Saturday! Deadline for seeded entries was
March 28, but late entries can be accepted with a $10
late fee. Thanks to the Trout for putting this meet on to
replace the cancelled Savannah St Pat meet! Contact
meet director Sean Fitzerald for questions
(Seanfit@gmail.com). Warm-ups at 10, meet start at For our triathletes and open water enthusiasts, here’s your
11am. Post-meet social following the meet! This meet chance to for some open water swimming at Red Top
is part of the Georgia Championship Series for 2012. Mountain State Park. Pete Farren has been holding open
water clinics here for the past 12 years. They are held on
Saturday mornings (beginning April 14) and are attended
W Gwinnett Park SCY Developmental by all types of triathletes and open water buffs, elite and
people just starting out. Various distances are swum of 600,
Meet B April 15 1200 yard and 1.2 and 2 mile courses. There is also a 400
yard training area for new people. There are a number of
This is a Category I or practice meet –a low key people in kayaks monitoring the courses for safety. You
opportunity to get in some practice times. This is also a only pay a park admission fee of $5 for a day pass, plus
great venue for those swimmers who are new to donations to the people in kayaks. Pete kindly donates his
competition or have not competed in a long time. We time for free.
even have 25 yard events!
Directions to the Red Top Cove:
W Gwinnett Park is a relatively new facility, located in 75N to Exit 285 (Red Top Mountain Rd). Turn RIGHT . Go
Norcross (see directions on info page). Warm-ups at 9, across the bridge, travel 6/1; mile, turn LEFT on Park
and meet start at 9:30. We should be finished by noon. Marian Rd. Go 7/10th mile, turn RIGHT at the office park
For questions, contact meet director Lisa Watson cottage sign. Park on the far right. Go into the park office or
(email@example.com). at the lock box at the beginning of lakeside Trail to buy your
park pass ($5). Follow the trail to the bench and rock. Sign
Information and entries for both of these events can be in or sign waiver – donate to the kayakers.
easily accessed from our Georgia Masters website at
www.georgiamasters.org. Click on “Meet The first 2 swims will be April 14th and April 21th
Schedule,” then scroll down to April and click on the (Saturdays) at 9am. Since it’s still a bit chilly, bring a wet
info and entry icon for each meet. suit. For new swimmers, come early to sign in and sign the
waiver. The swim will start at 9am sharp. For more info,
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contact Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org or SC Nationals – Greensboro
404/408-6683 (cell phone).
The upcoming SC (Spring) Nationals in Greensboro are
going to be well attended with 1,862 swimmers (not quite as
Tiger Shark LC Invitational – May 12 many as the 1,977 swimmers we had in Atlanta in 2010, but
still a big turnout). Of those, we have 93 swimmers from
For the 2nd year in a row, the Tiger Shark LC meet will Georgia competing: 4 from Atlanta Rainbow Trout (ART);
be held at Emory. This year, we have a very early date 5 from Atlanta Water Jocks (AWJ); 1 from Brenau Masters
– Saturday, May 12. Use this meet as a practice meet (BM); 73 from the Georgia Super Team (GAJA); 1 from the
for LC Nationals in Omaha in July. Columbus Hurricanes (HURR), and 7 from Marietta
For GAJA swimmers, please be sure to contact Coaches
Chair Donna Hooe (email@example.com) regarding your
availability for relays: what days are you available, what
strokes can you swim, 50 yard times. Thanks to Donna for
taking on this complex task of organizing relays!
Good luck to all of our Georgia competitors!
This year, the meet will be a Category II meet, which USMS LC Nationals – July 5-8
means times will count for Records and Top Ten. Host
team is the Dekalb Aquatic Tiger Sharks. Thanks to
The online entry system is already open for those who plan
Coach Nathan Jones and his team for putting on this to go to LC Nationals in Omaha. The Olympic Time Trials
meet. This meet will follow an age group meet being will be held in the same pool immediately before the USMS
held that morning, so our meet will begin in
Nationals. Swimmers can come early and watch the Trials
mid-afternoon. Warm-ups are at 2 and the meet will and then participate in the USMS National meet. You can
begin at 3pm. enter easily by going to www.usms.org and click
Deadline for seeded entries is May 4. The info and
entry form are included in this newsletter. You can
also access the info from our Georgia Masters website
(follow same instructions as listed above for our April
Classic City LC – June 2
GAJA Visits Tennessee, Florida, and NC
The annual Classic City LC Invitational at UGA will By Walter Leen
be held Saturday, June 2. Thanks to meet director Ray
Woller and the host Classic City team for putting on Four GAJA swimmers represented GAJA at a new meet held
this meet. Warm-ups are at 9 and the meet starts at by the Middle Tennessee Masters on March 17. There were
10am. Come enjoy competing in this fantastic 55 swimmers so there was sufficient competition and some
facility! Info and entry are included in this newsletter good racing for Megan Melgaard (30-34), Malena Hankins
for your convenience. (35-39) Paul Harwart (55-59) and Hal Stolz (75-79) who
are all going to Greensboro. It was almost a prefect day as
This meet will also serve as part of the Georgia they had 17 1st and one 2nd in 18 splashes.
Championship Meet Series for 2012. Seeded entries
must be received by May 25. For questions, contact Meanwhile, the ubiquitous John Zeigler made his annual trek
Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org to St Petersburg to swim in the 42th annual meet, a large
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outdoor affair with 200 top Florida swimmers. The meet We need a minimum order of 75 shirts, so swimmers are
is one of the few that awards medals and presents encouraged to order more than one shirt. Swimmers not
engraved High Points towels to the top three in each age attending Greensboro and Coaches/administrators can order a
group, so is worthy of the effort. John has been in all shirt without print in the rear. Only the names of those GAJA
but the first meet and has won the High Point most every swimmers actually entered in the meet will be on the back.
time at least as best he remembers. This year’s 65-69 The pricing will be the same as last year $15 for short sleeve
field was 10 deep of Top Ten swimmers but John used shirts and $18 for long sleeve shirts. Like last year the short
the old razzle dazzle ( swim 11 events including the 1650 sleeve sizes are Ladies or Men’s S,M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL.
and 400 IM) to compile 81 points off 3 first, 6 2nd and 2 The Long sleeve will be generic type in the same sizes.
3rd to win the High Points again. John is going to
Greensboro from Wednesday to Sunday and will again To order t-shirts, send me an email --
provide pool deck leadership as GAJA team Captain. Walterthewhale@usms.org. Please prepay by making a check
out to Walter Leen and send it to:
Five Georgia Masters's swimmers traveled to the 38th Walter Leen
Sunbelt Masters short course Masters meet in Charlotte. 111 Laurel Bay Drive
Loganville, GA 30052
Cell phone 413-262-6697
The last day to order shirts will be Sunday evening, April 15.
Other News This year we’re not making extra shirts, so don’t delay in
ordering. When ordering, be sure to state type and size of shirt
and the way you want your name shown on the shirt.
USMS Breastsroke Rule Clarification The shirts will be issued at the meet starting Wednesday
evening April 25th when I’ll arrive at the pool.
USA Swimming has issued an updated interpretation of
the initiation of the breaststroke arm pull to conform to
the FINA interpretation. The USMS Rules Committee Georgia Masters Survey
would like you to be familiar with this interpretation.
The rule can be found at: Our Board met on Sunday, March 25 to discuss developing a
df. short survey to better understand who participates in Masters
swimming, their needs, and how we can best serve our
USMS will be sending out this information in the next membership. We have a diverse membership – by age, by
issue of USMS Streamlines. interest (lap swimmers, competitive swimmers, open water,
triathletes), and purpose for swimming. We need to
understand your interests before we can even begin to think
about meeting your needs. Thanks to Bob Kohmescher and
GAJA Team shirts for the Greensboro Ed Saltzman who are working on setting up the survey.
2012 SCY National Championships
by Walter Leen When it is ready to be administered, we will notify
everyone-we hope you will take the time to answer the
Once again, you can order t-shirts for the Nationals in questions and help us to help you. Stay tuned!
Greensboro. I’ll be taking the orders for t-shirts. The
2012 GAJA Team Shirts will be the same style and
printing as last year except in blue with white lettering W Gwinnet Aquatic Center – Masters
like the 2010 shirts. On the rear of the shirt we will have
the heading “2012 SHORT COURSE NATIONALS –
GREENSBORO, NC” and all swimmers entered will
have their name on the shirt. Looking for a place to swim/work out? Andy Rettig has a
place for you!!! Andy is a US Masters Swimming
(usms.org) level 1 and level 2 trained coach. His coaching
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philosophy is to help swimmers achieve their goals by Update on 2012 Senior Olympic and Georgia
providing structured workouts that are designed to
provide a balanced workout for the swimmers. By
by Walter Leen
refining their technique and improving their
conditioning swimmers experience reduced times and
While the Senior Olympics are completely unrelated to
USMS, this program offers a lot for senior swimmers.
Information &entries are now available for most of the 6 local
Atlanta area Senior Olympic and other unique swim meets :
Gwinnett – Sat April 14 – This meet is at the West
Gwinnett Pool. Deadline for entry was March 15.
Cherokee – Thursday, April 19 at the Woodstock
Aquatic Center. Entry cutoff is somewhat flexible and
fee is just $12 for 5 events with medals.
North Fulton – Monday, May 21st at Wills Park in
Alpharetta (outdoors). Fee is just $15 for unlimited events
with 12 swim & diving events including the 25 IM and
Cannonball Contest. There are 25 yard races for “fresh
fish.” The medals are presented at the luncheon on May
Andy has 4 practices week: Alabama Senior Olympics in Montgomery -- May 4-6.
• Mondays and Wednesdays from noon until 1pm Stay tuned for more details.
• Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15-7:15am Georgia Games in Marietta –Sat June 23— This
afternoon SCY meet is for age groups 18 to 99.
He has Master swimmers, fitness swimmers and Georgia Senior Olympics –Friday, Sept 21st in Warner
triathletes participating in his workouts. Robbins. There will be car pools. This meet is qualifying
for 2013 Nationals in Cleveland. Entry is due like
There is a reason we pay a lot of attention to fine tuning August 1 &will be available on the website May 1. Last
technique at our workouts. The example used is that year’s results are posted at
shipping companies are mindful to remove barnacles http://www.georgiagoldenolympics.org.
from their ships as these reduce the efficiency with
which tankers and container ships cross the oceans. You are not covered by your USMS insurance at these meets.
Swimmers can accumulate technique barnacles that can For entries and further information, please contact Walter at
make swimming less efficient, i.e. less enjoyable and Walterthewhale@usms.org.
may even result in joint injuries. Workouts are as intense
as the swimmers desire but without garbage yardage.
2011 All-American’s and All-Stars
West Gwinnett Aquatics Center (WGAC) is located on by Walter Leen
4488 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross 30071.
Fees are $50 per month or $240 for six months. This Each year USMS honors top swimmers with special awards
investment in one's health and well-being includes not as follows:
just the master swim workouts but allows for access to
the pool during regular opening hours. WGAC accepts Top Ten performances – just as the title suggests, if you
cash, credit- and debit cards. have one of the fastest top ten times in the U.S., you’re
eligible to obtain a USMS TOP TEN patch. Last year there
Got questions? Send Andy an email at: were 72 Georgia swimmers that had individual event Top Ten
email@example.com performances and another 45 who swam in Top Ten Relays.
Or give him a call -- 678-417-0751. The Dixie Zone has a similar award with a patch and even
more Georgia swimmers attained this benchmark. Of the 117
swimmers 99 were GAJA and sort of explains why 97 of 99
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GAJA swimmers at the 2011 LCM Nationals at Auburn Georgia swimmer but still competes for Maine, which I
won medals. suppose will write her up in their newsletter. Of the 23
Georgia swimmers that were All-American’s just 2 earned the
All-American – each swimmer that has the fastest time best in America ALL-STAR honors.
in the USA in an individual or relay event earns this
special status and is eligible to order a patch. Between No surprise Sheri Hart is the 40-44 ALL-STAR but as she
SCY, LCM and SCM there are 53 events in each of the secured 11 of her 15 number one times while represented
32 age group so there may seem to be ample opportunity PNA, the USMS records list her as PNA although she finished
to accomplish this goal but in reality a small number of the season racing for Killer Whales and setting Georgia and
top swimmers dominate each age group. For example, Dixie records. Sheri holds a number of USMS National level
Sheri Hart (40-44) had 15 1st place times in 2011. While records and has been the fastest woman in the pool any age in
swimming for PNA on the west coast before moving to the 2 Georgia meets she broke Georgia and Dixie records.
Atlanta in the fall and joining Killer Whales, she had 8
SCY # 1 times in the 35-39 age group and then aged up With Sheri in this in-between
and had 3 more in LCM (as well as 2 relay #1 marks). As status, we deem that Anne
a GMKW/GAJA swimmer she had 4 SCM #1 Dunivin (95) in her second year
performances. of Masters swimming is the first
Killer Whale to ever earn
Of the 117 Georgia swimmers that had Top Ten Times, ALL-STAR honors. She also won
23 had #1 individual event or relay #1 times. There were the 2011 Georgia Grand Prix in
10 Georgia swimmers including Sheri that had the her age group. Anne did not start
fastest time in the nation in 2011 in at least one event. swimming until she was 82 and
Jos Smith (20-24), Irwin Stolz (80-84) and Anne then races just a few times a year
Dunivin(95-99) were 2011 ALL-AMERICAN in both at Senior Olympics. She joined
individual events and relays while Britta O’Leary Killer Whales in 2010 and her
(25-29), Betty Veater ( 65-69), Sabir Muhammad first Masters meet was the 2010
(35-39), Mark Beatty (40-44),.David Jacobson (50-54), SCY Nationals at GT where she
and Keith Berryhill(50-54) excelled, primarily in won the first gold medal of the
individual events. meet in the 1000 yard free. At 2011 LCM Nationals at
Auburn, she earned 8 gold medals including 3 in relays. Anne
There were also 13 other Georgia swimmers that earned started 2011 in the 90-94 age group but then “aged up” in
All-American status in 4 relays. They were: Nana August and had 6 1st times plus American records in both the
Whalen (70-74), Dolores Petmecky (75-79), June LCM and SCM 400 Free. Although swimming uncontested at
Callaway (75-79) , Kevin Cargill (25-29), Chris Dyer Auburn, her 50 free time was faster than the prior year 95-99
(30-34), Jon Gellin (30-34), Patrick McCarthy All-Star winner from Maryland who had five 1st times.
(50-54), Rob Copeland (55-59), Berry Hamilton
(55-59), Doug Michalke (55-59), George Gfroerer
(75-79), Albert Woods (80-84) and Jack Mitchell Concourse Swim Practices
Masters swim practices available at Concourse, coached by
ALL-STAR – the best all-around swimmer in each age Larry Blomberg (Larry also coaches at Emory). These are
group in the USA is declared the ALL-STAR. The award open to non-members as well as Concourse members. 13
goes to the swimmer that has the most #1 times during practices to choose from for $75 a month ($45 for Concourse
the year. So every ALL-STAR is also a multiple event members): Mon-Fri 5:45-7am; Tues & Thur 11 -12; Mon &
All-American. Fri 12 -1; Mon & Wed 7:30-8:30pm; Tues & Thur 6:30-7:30
pm. Special Triathlon oriented Clinic style workouts on
Of 54,000 USMS members only 32 earn this unique Mon & Wed nights. Most practices done in the Concourse
achievement. In years past just 5 different Georgia outdoor pool. Contact Larry at
swimmers have earned the ALL-STAR honor, the last firstname.lastname@example.org or 678/348-6484.
being Noah Copeland in 2009 (see list below). Three
2011 All-Stars live in Georgia, but one is not a registered
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Who Y= All Can Call
Lisa Watson, LMSC Chair (770) 497-1901 or (678) 717-3646 email@example.com
Sean Fitzgerald, Vice-Chair (404) 496-4422 Seanfit@gmail.com
Bob Kohmescher, Newsletter Editor (770) 587-2192 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Saltzman, Treasurer, Communications,
Records, Sanctions for Swim Meets (770) 442-9075 email@example.com
Bill Lotz, LMSC Registrar (404) 261-1906 firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Hooe, Coaches Chair (912) 884-6456 email@example.com
Karol Welling, Secretary (770) 631-9195 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Tacca, Member at Large (404) 256-0733 email@example.com
John Zeigler, Fitness (770) 972-7981 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Copeland, Safety & Long Distance (678) 817-1602 email@example.com
*7 ART Spring Splash @ Georgia Tech, Sean 12-15 Y Nationals – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Fitzgerald --- Seanfit@gmail.com
*15 W Gwinnett Park SCY Developmental Meet – 26-29 USMS SC Nationals at Greensboro, NC
contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
*3 Georgia LMSC Conference Call – 7:15; Lisa at 5-6 Clemson, SC -- SCY
*12 DAQM Tiger Sharks LC at Emory; entry
enclosed; contact Nathan Jones at
*2 Classic City LC at UGA *? Georgia LMSC Conference Call – 7:15; Lisa at
8-10 Sarasota, FL – LC
*? Georgia LMSC Conference Call – 7:15; Lisa at 5-8 USMS LC Nationals – Omaha, NE
*14 Georgia Games Open Water 14-15 St Petersburg, FL – LC
*? Georgia LMSC Conference Call – 7:15; Lisa at 4-5 Dixie Zone LC Championships – Greenville, SC
*? Garden Hills SCY Developmental Meet
*? Georgia LMSC Conference Call – 7:15; Lisa at 12-16 USMS Convention – Greensboro, NC
*29 Southside Seals Pentathlon (tentative date) *29 Georgia LMSC Annual Meeting (tentative date)
Information on these and other Dixie Zone events can be found on the Dixie Zone website at www.dixiezone.org/Meets.htm.
*Dates in red are Georgia LMSC events. If you=re interested in participating in the monthly LMSC conference calls, call Lisa
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Georgia Masters Swimming www.georgiamasters.org
Atlanta Rainbow Trout www.atlantarainbowtrout.com/
Aiken-Augusta Swim League www.swimasl.com
Atlanta Water Jocks www.atlantawaterjocks.com
Augusta Masters Riptides www.augustariptides.com
Columbus Hurricanes (Masters) Swim Team www.swimhurricanes.com
Dynamo Masters www.dynamomasters.com/index.html
Dixie Zone www.dixiezone.org
Georgia Masters Killer Whales gakillerwhales.com
Greater Augusta Swimming www.gasswim.com
Dixie Zone Website B For information about meets in the Dixie zone, www.dixiezone.org/Meets.htm
Georgia Teams & Clubs
Atlanta Rainbow Trout ART Cliff Miller email@example.com
Atlanta Water Jocks AWJ Lorenzo Benucci firstname.lastname@example.org
YMCA Barracuda Masters BARM AnnElise Pate email@example.com
Brenau Masters Swim Team BM Blaire Bachman firstname.lastname@example.org
DeKalb Aquatics Masters DAQM Melissa Wilborn email@example.com
Frances Meadows Aquatic Center FMAC Meghan Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Masters GAJA Lisa L Watson email@example.com
Greater Augusta Swimming Inc GAS Jeffrey A Rout firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurricanes Masters HURM Columbus Aq Club email@example.com
Marlins Masters LINS Yit Aun Lim firstname.lastname@example.org
Midtown Athletic Club MACW Chris Roberts email@example.com
Stingrays Masters Swimming RAY Keith Berryhill firstname.lastname@example.org
Zaban Masters ZBNM Tanya Sampson email@example.com
Georgia Superteam (GAJA)
Classic City Masters in Athens CCM Raymond Woller firstname.lastname@example.org
Dynamo Masters DYNA Coach Maria Thrash email@example.com
Golden Isles Swimming GIST Betty Veater firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Masters Killer Whales GMKW Lisa Watson email@example.com
Lake & Mountain Hilltoppers LMH Bill Pave firstname.lastname@example.org
Swim Atlanta Masters SAMS Coach Scot Davis email@example.com
Savannah Masters SAVM Donna Hooe firstname.lastname@example.org
Swim Macon Masters SMM Tana Selby email@example.com
Smart Masters Swim Club SMSC Mike Slotnick firstname.lastname@example.org
Southside Seals SSS Karol Welling email@example.com
Warner Robins Aquanauts WRAM Daniel Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiger Sharks Masters Invitational
Long Course Meet
Saturday, May 12, 2012th
Sanction No. 4512-L02
Held Under the Sanction/Approval of USMS, Inc. & Georgia LMSC
Time: Saturday – Warm ups at 2:00pm. Meet begins at 3:00pm
Location: Emory University - Madeline Jude Brown Aquatic Center (Indoor Pool)
Woodruff PE Center
600 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322
For complete directions: please visit Emory’s direct weblink at
Parking is available in the Peavine parking decks, located across Eagle Row from the
WPEC. Decks are controlled access, but gate arms open at 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and
remain open on the weekends. Participants, coaches and spectators should park in the
decks and not in service vehicle spots in the WPEC traffic circle, or behind the fraternity
houses adjacent to the WPEC. Any vehicles parked outside of Peavine deck may be
ticketed, towed or booted without warning
The indoor facility is 50 meters by 25 yard Olympic size pool. There is ample seating in
the bleachers and on deck. The competition course has been certified in accordance with
104.2.2C(4). The copy of such certification is on file with USA Swimming & Georgia
Eligibility: The meet is open to all persons 18 years and older as of May 12, 2012.
USMS REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If you are not registered, your application can be
accepted at the meet. Be sure to include a copy of your USMS card with your entry.
Age for this LCM competition will be calculated as of December 31, 2012.
Events: Swimmers may enter up to five events.
Awards: Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
Timing: Fully Automatic Timing will be used. NOTE: This is a Category II Meet – times will
count for Top Ten or Records.
Fees: $20 flat fee for up to five events; $2.00 surcharge for deck and late entries (received after
May 4th); Make checks payable to Dekalb Aquatics Masters. Mail to:
6929 Slate Stone Way
Mableton, GA 30126
Entries: Indicate events desired on the entry form-circle event # and provide seed time; use NT for
Seeding: Entries received by May 4th will be seeded. Women’s heats will precede men’s heats.
Sexes may be combined for some heats. NT’s will be placed in slower heats, except for
the 400 M Free, which is fast to slow.
Tiger Sharks Masters Invitational
Long Course Meters Developmental Meet
Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Name: ______________________________________ Sex: ____ Age: _____ DOB: __________
Address: __________________________________________Home Phone: _________________
City: _______________________________________ State: ________ Zip: _______________
Saturday, May 12th, 2012 Warm ups: 2:00pm Meet Starts: 3:00pm
SEED TIME EVENT SEED TIME EVENT
__________ 1. 400 M Freestyle __________ 9. 200 M Individual Medley
__________ 2. 200 M Butterfly __________ 10. 100 M Breaststroke
__________ 3. 100 M Backstroke __________ 11. 50 M Backstroke
__________ 4. 50 M Freestyle __________ 12. 100 M Butterfly
__________ 5. 200 M Breaststroke __________ 13. 200 M Freestyle
__________ 6. 50 M Butterfly __________ 14. 50 M Breaststroke
__________ 7. 100 M Freestyle __________ 15. 200 M Backstroke
__________ 8. 200 M Medley Relay __________ 16. 200 M Free Relay
Fees: Make checks payable to Dekalb Aquatics Masters
Mail a copy of your USMS card with this entry form.
UP TO 5 INDIVIDUAL Events: $20.00
Surcharge: Late and Deck Entries $2.00 ______
Total Amount Enclosed: ______
RELEASE FROM LIABILITY:
"I the undersigned participant, intending to be legally bound, do hereby certify that I am physically fit and have not been informed
otherwise by a physician. I acknowledge that I am aware of all the risks inherent in Masters Swimming (training and competition)
including possible permanent disability or death, and agree to assume all of those risks. As a condition of my participation in the
Masters Swimming program or any activities incident thereto, I hereby waive any and all rights to claims for loss or damages,
including all claims for loss or damages caused by the negligence,
active or passive, of the following: United States Masters Swimming, Inc., the Local Masters Swimming Committees, the clubs,
host facilities, meet sponsors, meet committees, or any individuals officiating at the meets or supervising such activities, as a
condition of my participation in masters swimming. In addition, I hereby agree to abide and be governed by the rules and
regulations of USMS."
Signature: ______________________________________ Date: _______________
CLASSIC CITY / GEORGIA MASTERS LONG-COURSE MEET
2012 GEORGIA LONG COURSE METERS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
GABRIELSEN NATATORIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
JUNE 2, 2012
USMS SANCTION: 4512-L01
DATE: Sat. June 2, 2012 Warmups: 9am Meet: 10am
NATATORIUM: The Gabrielsen Natatorium at the University of Georgia, 300 River Road, Athens
Ga 30602, was completed in 1996 and was the site of the 1997 SEC Swimming
Championships, the 1999, the 2002 and 2006 Women’s NCAA National Championships,
2010 SEC Championships. The pool is an 8-lane 50 meter pool, equipped with automatic
timing and an 8-lane digital read-out board. Several lanes in a 25 yard diving well will be
available for warmups and warmdowns during the meet. The pool will be certified before
and after the meet and times will count for USMS records and Top Ten submission.
LOCATION: The Gabrielsen Natatorium is in the Ramsey Student Activities Center located at 330
River Road, Athens, GA 30602 on the East Campus of the university. Directions to the pool
are on the following page. There is free parking on Saturdays in the East Campus Parking
Deck as well in the adjoining surface “pay” lot.
SANCTION & ELIGIBILITY: This meet is sanctioned by the Georgia Masters LMSC for USMS,
Inc. Sanction number: . Entrants must be registered with USMS. Be sure to enclose a copy
of your 2012 USMS card with your entry form.
AGE GROUPS: Age of competitors on December 31, 2012 will determine age group. Age groups
are: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, . . . , 80-84, 85-89, 90+. For Relays: Age group is determined by
the sum of the ages of the swimmers: 76+, 100+, 120+, 160+, 200+, 240+, 280+, 320+.
RELAYS will be deck entered while the meet is in progress. All relays can be swum with 4 Women,
4 Men, or Mixed (2 women and 2 men). Only swimmers entered in the meet, and belonging to the
same local Georgia or USMS-registered Club can participate in relays.
AWARDS: First-, second- and third-place ribbons will be awarded for all events.
SEEDING: Heats will be formed by submitted seed times, regardless of age or sex; they will
progress from “No Time,” to slow, to fast, to deck entries not already placed in empty lanes.
CLUBS: GAJA Masters please list your Chapter or local team name.
DEADLINE: To be seeded in the meet, entries must be received by May 25, 2012.
FEES: Fees must accompany entry forms.
A flat charge of $30 covers up to 5 individual events and the timing and pool surcharges.
The deck entry fee for up to 5 individual events submitted at the meet (before 9:45) is $35.00.
A maximum of 5 individual events can be entered.
Relays can only be deck-entered at $5 per relay.
Make checks payable to Raymond Woller and mail checks and entries to
125 River Oak Way
Athens, GA 30605
MEET DIRECTOR: Raymond Woller
Directions to the Gabrielsen Natatorium in the Ramsey Student Activities Center
300 River Road, Athens Ga 30602
From the West (Atlanta): Take 85 North to exit 106 for 316 East to Athens. Travel 30+ miles to
Athens; do not take the first Athens exit off 316 for Athens and Monroe. Instead, proceed 3.5 miles
to the Loop 10 South exit for the University of Georgia. Take exit 7 off the Loop at College Station
Road. Turn left onto College Station Road. At the second light, turn right onto River Road. The
Ramsey Student Activities Center will be the first building on your left.
From the North (South Carolina): Take 85 South to the Commerce exit and turn left onto 441 South
to Athens. Travel 20+ miles to Athens. Stay on 441 South and take exit 7 at College Station Road.
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CLASSIC CITY / GEORGIA MASTERS LONG-COURSE MEET
2012 GEORGIA LONG COURSE METERS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
GABRIELSEN NATATORIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
June 2, 2012
USMS SANCTION: 4512-L01
AGE on 12/31/2012 BIRTH DATE
STATE ZIP USMS# (Include a copy of your card)
TEAM ABBREVIATION (UN = unattached; GAJA use local chapter or club name)
Enter your events and seedtimes on this form.
SATURDAY June 2, 2012 Warmups: 9 A.M. Meet 10 A.M.
EVENT SEED TIME EVENT SEED TIME
1. 400 m. Freestyle 10. 200 m. Indiv.Medley
2. 200 m. Butterfly 11. 100 m. Breaststroke
3. 400 m. Free Relay XXXXXXXXX 12. 50 m. Backstroke
4. 100 m. Backstroke 13. 100 m. Butterfly
5. 50 m. Freestyle 14. 200 m. Free Relay XXXXXXXXXX
6. 200 m. Breaststroke 15. 200 m. Freestyle
7. 200 m. Medley Relay XXXXXXXXX 16. 50 m. Breaststroke
8. 50 m. Butterfly 17. 200 m. Backstroke
9. 100 m. Freestyle 18. 400 m. Medley RelayXXXXXXXXX
Swimming Fees: $30 for up to 5 individual events.
(Relays will be deck entered at the meet @ $5 per relay.)
Mail a copy of your USMS card with this entry form.
Entry Deadline : May 25, 2012
Meet Directors: Raymond Woller
Make checks payable to: Raymond Woller
Mail to: Raymond Woller, 125 River Oak Way, Athens, GA 30605
Release by Participant from Liability:
I, the undersigned participant, intending to be legally bound, hereby certify that I am physically fit and
have not been otherwise informed by a physician. I acknowledge that I am aware of all the risk inherent
in Masters swimming (training and competition), including possible permanent disability or death, and
agree to assume all of those risks. AS A CONDITION OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE MASTERS
SWIMMING PROGRAM OR ANY ACTIVITIES INCIDENT THERETO, I HEREBY WAIVE ANY
AND ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ALL CLAIMS FOR
LOSS OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE, OF THE
FOLLOWING: UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING, INC., THE LOCAL MASTERS
SWIMMING COMMITTEES, THE CLUBS, HOST FACILITIES, MEET SPONSORS, MEET
COMMITTEES, OR ANY INDIVIDUALS OFFICIATING AT THE MEETS OR SUPERVISING
SUCH ACTIVITIES. In addition, I agree to abide by and be governed by the rules of USMS.