New England Masters 2000 Short Course Yards Championship
April 7-9, 2000
Blodgett Pool, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Sanctioned by NE-LMSC for USMS, Inc.: Sanction Number 00-01-SCY-S


Harvard University Blodgett Pool, site of several EISL championships and the 57th NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship. 50 meter by 25 yard pool. One 8 Lane competition course, and 6 lane warm-up/warm-down. Electronic timing and scoreboard. Deck space for 500 swimmers, coaches, officials, and spectator seating for 1200.


From the North take 1-93 to Storrow Drive Exit. Proceed west for about 5 miles. Exit at Harvard Square/N.Harvard St. 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 MA Pike (I-90) to Allston/Cambridge Exit (Westbound Exit 20, Eastbound Exit 18) bear right at fork afterward tool booth towards Cambridge. At second light (Doubletree Suites will be on your right) proceed to a left turn on to Storrow Drive Westbound for about 1 mile. Exit at Harvard Square/N Harvard Street and follow directions for North.


2000 registered United States Masters Swimming (USMS) swimmers 19 years or older as of March 17, 2000. Also, 2000 registered masters swimmers from other countries.


2000 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.


Maximum of four individual events, plus two relays per day. Swimmers may not swim both 1650 and 1000. Entries must be received by March 20th or postmarked by March 17th. You must include a seed time for each entered event. Enclose a stamped and self-addressed envelope if you want confirmation of your entry. Mail your entry form, copy of your 2000 USMS card, and check payable to NEMSC to:

Stephanie Wriede c/o Cambridge Masters Swim Club
PO Box 380891, Cambridge, MA 02238
617-661-2009 fax e-mail:

Heat Seeding

Heats seeded by sex from slowest to fastest. All events are timed finals.


Certificate for mounting an adhesive label record of your performance in each individual event. Medals for 1st through 3rd places by age group and men and women high point winner. A trophy will be awarded to the NEM workout group with the highest point total, additionally plaques will be awarded to NEM groups placing 2nd through 10th.

All Events Require Positive Check-in

All events will be deck seeded from the entry times. All swimmers must confirm their entries for Friday events by 1:45 p.m.; by 7:45 a.m. for Women’s 500 free on Saturday, by 8:30 a.m. for all other Saturday events; by 7:45 a.m. for the Men’s 500 free on Sunday and by 8:30 a.m. for all other Sunday events. Positive check-in must be done in person. Swimmers may designate a person to check them in for the day’s events if their travel plans do not allow for personal appearance by the above deadlines.


1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Friday and 7:30 to 8:30 am on Saturday and Sunday in the competition pool. On Saturday and Sunday there will be a 45 minute warm-up in the competition pool immediately following the conclusion of the morning’s 500 free. The 6 lane warm-up/warm-down area and the diving well will be available during the entire session and all lanes will be available for warm-down 30 minutes after last heat of a session.


The Double Tree Suites is 1.5 miles from the pool. They have a shuttle to Harvard Square. To get the special group rate of $139 for up to three people refer to New England Masters (617-783-0090). The Harvard Square Hotel is located in the center of Harvard Square and is half a mile from the pool. To get the special rate of $189 refer to group rate GA-NEMSCY (800-458-5886). The Suisse Chalet is 4 miles from the pool and a 10 minutes walk to the T that runs to Harvard Square. Refer to group rate under "New England Masters" from $77.13 for 1 person to $90.63 for 4 people, plus 12.5% (617-661-7800) All hotels require that rooms be booked by March 6th to get the preferred rate.


Relay swimmers must be individually entered in the meet. Relays will be deck entered at the meet. Relay entry forms will be provided and must be submitted 45 minutes before the relay event. Swimmers will be allowed one relay for each relay event -no single sex and mixed sex for same event. USMS rule that all swimmers must be affiliated with same USMS team will be enforced.


The meet will be scored as a competition between NEM workout groups. Please fill in the "Workout Group" section on the entry form. All swimmers from a "Workout Group" will be scored together. The first ten places in each individual age group event will score in the following sequence: 11, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The top ten relays in each age group event will score double points.

For More Information

Contact: Call Bob Seltzer at 617-576-1203 or fax 617-661-2008. To add name to meet e-mail distribution list send message to: Also pre-meet information will be available on NEM web page:



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