Pre-Meet Checklist:

  • Verify site availability.
  • Request date on Niagara LMSC calendar with the Sanctions Chair.
  • Complete the USMS On-Line Event Sanction Request Process: http://www.usms.org/comp/sanction/request.php.
  • Organize meet committee and designate responsibilities.
  • Order awards (optional).
  • Upload your meet file provided by Club Assistant Online Meet Entry (OME) in Hy-Tek Meet Manager. Seed (if pre-seeded) and print program.
  • Compile list of swimmers to be used at check-in.
  • Arrange for officials (referee, starter, 2 S/T), lifeguards, and pool personnel. If you require assistance obtaining officials, please contact the Officials Chair.
  • Arrange for timers and other volunteers (check-in, concessions, awards, and announcer).
  • Prior to meet check all equipment for availability and working condition.
  • Prepare appropriate signs to direct participants within the facility.

Day of the Meet:

  • Verify all pool equipment is working properly: lane-lines, flags, blocks, touchpads, and counters.
  • Distribute meet program and notify participants of any changes to the program if applicable
  • If accepting deck entries you must have USMS registration forms (and one event registration forms if allowing them) available. Check all deck entries to guarantee no ineligible entrants compete.
  • Seed any deck seeded events and print, post and distribute all cards and lists of seedings to announcer, timers, and officials.
  • Both the USMS and facility insurance forms should be available. First aid should be available on site as well as posted emergency phone numbers.
  • Hold timers meeting – a minimum of one timer per lane is required with automatic timing. Records shall require automatic timing, semiautomatic timing with three buttons or manual timing with three watches.
  • Arrange for officials meeting prior to start to discuss conduct of meet, assign duties/jurisdictions, as well as to discuss any recent rule changes. The Meet Referee may opt to make announcements to all participants.
  • Post LMSC records and provide announcer with copy for use throughout the meet.
  • Supervise warm-up in accordance with USMS rules.
  • Do not change meet breaks as listed in the meet information.

After the meet: refer to the Meet Results Submission page.

About Niagara LMSC

The Niagara Local Masters Swim Committee (LMSC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to a healthy swimming lifestyle for adult swimmers, within the Western NY region. The Niagara LMSC is the local governing body of U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS).

There are over 600 registered Masters Swimmers in Niagara and over 60,000 in USMS. Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible to join. No prior competitive swimming experience is necessary.

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