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Competition Dates

Mar 29, 2014
2014 Pentathlon Meet
Short Course Yards Meet
Kirkland, WA, USA
Entry due date: Wednesday, March 26

May 1-4, 2014
USMS Spring Nationals
(Short Course Yards)
Santa Clara Swim Club
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Aug 9 - 16, 2014
Gay Games 9
Cleveland, OH, USA

Aug 13 - 17, 2014
USMS Summer Nationals
(Long Course Meters)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD, USA

Apr 23 - 26, 2015
USMS Spring Nationals (SCY)
San Antonio, TX, USA

Swim Practice Changes

Swim practice resumes Monday, March 31 at a new time – 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM

We will also be starting morning practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:10 AM to 7:45 AM.

See you in the pool!

No Swimming This Week

There’s no swimming this week because of spring break at Seattle U.

Orca Swim Team Pentathlon Swim Meet

Warm-up: 1:00 PM
Meet starts at 2:00 PM
Sanctioned by PNA for USMS Inc. #364-S005

LOCATION: Juanita Aquatic Center, @ Juanita HS, 10601 NE 132nd St. Kirkland, WA 98034

FACILITY: 25 yard pool, 6 lanes, separate warm-up area. Temp 82°F The length of the competition course is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1, but as a bulkhead course, is subject to length confirmation. Eligibility of times for USMS Top 10 and Records will be contingent on verification of bulkhead placement.

MEET DIRECTOR: Brock Jones, brockhj@gmail.com, 503-939-4257

MEET REFEREE: Teri White teriwhite53@gmail.com 253-370-8261

CONCESSIONS: Available on deck.

RULES: Current USMS rules will govern the meet.

PENTATHLON RULES:

  • Short pentathlon events include 50 fly, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 free & 100 IM (marked * below).
  • Medium Pentathlon events include 100’s of each stroke & 200 IM (marked ** below).
  • Long Pentathlon events include 200’s of each stroke & 400 IM (marked *** below).
  • Individual Event DQs:
    • DQs in individual events will normally not disqualify a swimmer from the pentathlon.
    • An additional 10 seconds will be added to the swimmer’s time for each 50 yards of the race and that time will be used in the pentathlon portion of the meet.
      • The meet referee may suspend this at his/her discretion if it is believed the swimmer did not attempt the proper stroke
    • • A time penalty of 10 seconds per 50y of race length will be added to the finish time for any race in which a swimmer is DQed.
    • The time from a race in which the swimmer was DQed will still be recorded as a DQ in official meet results
  • Swimmers do not have to participate in the pentathlon to compete in the meet.
  • Swimmers may register for a maximum of any 5 events, but must register for corresponding events to participate in the pentathlon.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all USMS and FINA 2014 registered swimmers, 18 and above as of March 29, 2014. Bring a copy of your Masters registration card if you are not a USMS member.

ENTRIES: Swimmers may enter up to 5 individual events. Entries must be postmarked by Friday March 21st, or completed online by 11:59 PM (Pacific) Wednesday, March 26th. Click here to register online and for additional information.

EVENTS:

1 200 Fly***
2 100 Fly**
3 50 Fly*
4 200 Back***
5 100 Back**
6 50 Back*
–10 Minute Break–
7 200 Breast***
8 100 Breast**
9 50 Breast*
10 200 Free***
11 100 Free**
12 50 Free*
–10 Minute Break–
13 400 IM***
14 200 IM**
15 100 IM*