[PacMasterUpdate] Online meet entry for XI FINA World Masters Championships

pacmasterupdate at PacificMasters.org Tue Apr 18 01:36:08 EDT 2006

The XI FINA World Masters Championships on-line Meet entry system is
now available. You can now register for all the events online at


then click on the "OnLine Entries" button on the right side.

If you are one of the first 1000 entrants, you will receive a FINA
Logo'd blue nylon bag (the bag also has the meet's seal logos on it)
when you are accredited at the meet. Over 250 have registered
already, so NOW is the time to register.

If you are worried about your times, until 3 June, you can go back on
line and change your meet entry time.

For each team that registers 20 swimmers, the coach will receive a
championships coaches polo shirt. This cool shirt will identify the
person as a coach for a team that is competing at the World

You can register for all the aquatic disciplines: swimming, open
water, water polo, synchronized swimming and diving. You must be a
member of the governing NGB (ie USMS, US Water Polo, US Synchronized
Swimming, or US Diving) to participate in that disciplines events. If
you want to swim and play water polo, you must belong to both USMS
and US Water Polo.

All the relays will be on Tuesday - the 200 Mixed Free Relay, 200
Mixed Free Relay, 200 Men's Medley relay, 200 Men's free relay, 200
Women's medley relay and 200 Women's free relay. The team leader can
enter a time and an event. The final names do not have to be entered
until Monday before the relay - so the coach/team leader can see who
is swimming at the meet, but all the swimmers have to had registered
for the meet.

We have made a couple of changes in the registration process, you do
NOT have to send two photos with your registration, if you a USMS
member, your membership will be checked when you register. When you
go to accredition, you must bring a government issued ID (eg
California Drivers license), your picture will then be taken and your
meet ID will be generated.

This is a great meet to compete against other swimmers, you will
compete against other swimmers of your age and swimming ability. If
you enter a good seed time, in your heat you will compete against
swimmers who will almost match your ability. This will be great
competitive conditions. And the social events will a great place to
meet swimmers from around the world.

If you want to stay at a hotel or motel in the Stanford area, now is
also the time to register for a room. You can sign up now, and your
credit card will not be charged until July. Most of the rooms in Palo
Alto have been booked, but there are plenty of rooms in Santa Clara
and San Mateo.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we hope that you will
participate at the first World Championships that is being held in
the western hemisphere in ten years. And we look forward to seeing
you at the Stanford Avery Aquatic Center in August.

Michael W. Moore, president
XI FINA World Masters Championships Organizing Committee
michael w. moore
michael at mwmoore.org