2012 New England LMSC Long Course Meters Championship
Hosted by Cambridge Masters Swim Club
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Blodgett Pool, Harvard University, Boston MA

Meet Information

2012 New England LMSC Long Course Meters Championship
and New England Masters Swim Club Workout Group Challenge

Hosted by Cambridge Masters Swim Club
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Sanctioned by NE-LMSC for USMS, Inc.: Sanction Number 022-S005


MEET ENTRY CAP PROCEDURE: The meet will be declared FULL when we have received complete entries from 500 swimmers.  On the day that the meet becomes full, we will accept all paper entries received that day, and any electronic entries received by 11:59pm, and then we will stop accepting entries.  There will be no warning posted before entries are closed.  Entries will close on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:59pm. Based on the projected timeline, we reserve the right to declare the meet FULL before we reach 500 swimmers.  We are targeting a finish no later than 6:00pm on Sunday evening.Please see the FAQ section for more information about how this works.

POOL: Harvard University Blodgett Pool, site of numerous men’s and women’s Eastern and Ivy League championship meets and the 57th NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship. 50-meter by 25-yard pool. Eight-lane competition course, with diving well warm-up/warm-down space. Electronic timing and scoreboard. Deck space for 500 swimmers, coaches, officials, and spectator seating for 1200. 

DIRECTIONS: From the North: Take I-93 into Boston and take MA Pike (I-90) west about five miles to Allston/Cambridge Exit (Westbound Exit 20, Eastbound Exit 18) bear right at fork after the toll booth towards Cambridge. At second light (Doubletree Suites will be on your right) turn left onto Storrow Drive Westbound for about 1 mile. Exit at Harvard Square/N. Harvard Street. At top of exit, turn left on N. Harvard Street. Approx ¼ mile on your right will be Blodgett Pool. Turn left into the Harvard Business School Lot entrance, which is the second gate on the left just past the pool.  From the South/West: Take Mass Pike (I-90) to Allston/Cambridge Exit (Westbound Exit 20, Eastbound Exit 18) and follow directions above.  See web site for parking information.

ELIGIBILITY: 2012 registered United States Masters Swimming (USMS) swimmers 18 years or older as of December 31, 2012.  Also, 2012 registered Masters swimmers from other countries.  New England LMSC swimmers must be USMS-registered no later than May 25, 2012 in order to compete. Click here to register with USMS.

RULES: 2012 USMS rules apply. We will use dive-over starting. If you want more time to exit the pool please notify the meet referee in advance.

ENTRIES: Maximum of five individual events, plus two relays. You must include a long course meters (LCM) seed time for each entered event. Entry times of “NT” will not be accepted. Mail your entry form, copy of your 2012 USMS card (required), and check payable to Cambridge Masters Swim Club to:
P.O. Box 380782
Cambridge MA 02238
Save $5 and enter online: http://www.meetresults.com/nelmsclcm/

Entries with problems will be listed on the meet web site.  Please check the meet web site frequently to make sure there were no problems with your entry. Please submit a single entry form for both weekends.  No refunds will be issued for entry fees for any reason.  Swimmers may not change workout group affiliation after completing their first relay or individual event.

ENTRY DEADLINE: We will close all entries on the day we reach 500 complete entries, regardless of the date.  Enter early to guarantee your spot!

LATE ENTRIES: Late entries will not be accepted.

HEAT SEEDING: All events are timed finals. Heats seeded by sex from slowest to fastest.  Female, male, and mixed relays will be seeded together.  The Meet Director or Meet Referee shall have the right to change seed times that are obviously incorrect based on previous performances. Entries without seed times will not be accepted. 

AWARDS: Certificate for mounting an adhesive label record of your performance in each individual event. We will recognize the male and female high point winner, but no awards will be presented.  We will recognize the top three Large (26+ swimmers), Medium (12-25), Small (4-11) and Squad (1-3) NEMSC workout groups, and the top three non-NEMSC USMS clubs, but no awards will be presented.  Workout group size is based on swimmers entered into the meet.

ALL EVENTS REQUIRE POSITIVE CHECK-IN: All events will be deck seeded from entry form times. Events will close for check-in and will be seeded approximately one hour before they start.  An events timeline with a listing of when each event will close for check-in and seeding will be posted to the official meet web site.  When you arrive at the pool, be sure to visit the check-in table immediately to check-in for your events.  The first event each day will close for check-in 45 minutes before the session starts.

WARM-UP/WARM-DOWN: The entire pool will be available for warm-up for one hour before the start of each session.  The diving well area will be available for continuous warm-up and warm-down during the session.

RELAYS: Relay swimmers must be entered in at least one individual event.  Relays will be deck entered at the meet and must be submitted by the deadline announced at the meet—approximately one hour before the event. Swimmers will be allowed one relay for each relay event; swimmers may not be on a single-sex and mixed-sex relay of the same event.  Due to USMS rules, all swimmers on a relay must be affiliated with the same USMS team.  Swimmers from different NEMSC workout groups may create ‘NEM-Unattached’ relays, which will not score points.  Female, male, and mixed relays will be seeded together.

SCORING: The first sixteen places in each individual age group event will score in the following sequence: 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.   The top sixteen relays in each age group event will score double points. The 800 free relay is unscored.

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MEET WEB SITE: The official meet web site is at: http://www.meetresults.com/nelmsclcm/   The web site will provide current meet information, psych sheets, timelines and a list of entry problems with deadlines for resolution. During the meet, the web site will feature instant results, updated events timeline, live scoreboard and webcam. Please check the web site frequently to be sure there are no problems with your entry.

MORE INFORMATION: Email to nelmsclcm@meetresults.com.  Please visit the meet web site for additional information and frequently asked questions about the meet. Sign up for NEM E-News at the meet web site to stay updated with email announcements about the meet.  http://www.meetresults.com/nelmsclcm/

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