Winterfest 2020

Jan 17, 2020 - Jan 19, 2020
November, 1 2019



ENTRY LIMITS: There are no restrictions on the number of entries per team in individual events. Teams will be limited to 2 relays per relay event and only one relay team per association may score in an event. The host team reserves the right to limit the number of heats in certain events due to timeline constraints. Swimmers may swim in one (1) individual event and one (1) relay on Friday. Swimmers may swim in three (3) individual and two (2) relays per day on Saturday and Sunday. Swimmer’s names must be listed for relay entries. Relay swimmers may be changed at the meet.

ENTRY FEES: $8.00 per individual event; $32 per relay event; $14 per swimmer facility fee. Each swimmer will receive a Winterfest Meet bag. Refunds cannot be considered for circumstances beyond control of the host team.

There is no admission fee for spectators, although programs will be one sale at each session.  The spectator area is on a separate level from the pool deck. Spectators will only have access to the spectator level. No spectator will be allowed on deck unless they are registered as a volunteer and have a volunteer badge.  No strollers, coolers, folding chairs, or oversized stadium seats will be permitted on the spectator level. Limited concessions will be available on the spectator level.  


Meet Schedule 







Fri., 1/17



11 & Up

4:00 PM

Positive Check-in for 500 Free by 4:15 PM!!

5:00 PM

Sat., 1/18

2 & 3


13 & Up

6:30 AM

8:00 AM

Sat., 1/18

4 & 5


12 & Under


1:15 PM

Sat., 1/18



11 & Up Finals

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

Sun., 1/19

7 & 8


13 & Up

6:30 AM

Positive Check-in for 400 IM by 7:45 AM!

8:00 AM

Sun., 1/19

9 & 10


12 & Under


1:30 PM

Sun., 1/19



11 & Up Finals

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

*Please plan on arriving 15-30 minutes BEFORE the scheduled warm-up time.  We have a large group attending and need to secure deck space. The 13&Over session have OPEN warm up, so it is also important for the team to get warm up space together.

All 9-10 events are Timed Finals. For 11-12 individual preliminary events, the top 8 will return for evening Finals. For 13-14 and OPEN individual preliminary events, the top 16 will return for evening Finals. Exception: All 500 Freestyle and 400 IM events will be swum as Timed Finals.

Please note that only the 32 fastest entries will be accepted for the 500 free (for 11-12 year olds, it is the 16 fastest times) and the 400 IM.  


Swimmer Arrival and Drop Off

Swimmers will enter on the pool deck level, end of the diving well, through the storage room.  Swimmers can be dropped off at the storage room and walk through to the pool or you may park in the garage and walk along the pool windows, opposite the bleachers, to the door to the storage room.  There is a garage like door and a regular door, depending on the temperature, one or both will be used.  The storage area is also where your swimmer can meet their parents after the meet.  There will be a corral for parents.   Swimmers MAY NOT use the inner stairwell to get upstairs. They must go through the storage area to the outside stair well. Parents may come to them in the storage area to meet up after the meet or for bringing snacks, etc.

Please do not have swimmers arrive before 12 for the afternoon sessions.  If they are earlier, they will have to wait in the storage area.


What to Bring To The Meet

A couple of things to keep in mind when packing a bag for meets. The kids should have the following:

  • EXTRA Suits/Caps/Goggles/Towel (Swim Essentials)
  • Healthy snacks to eat after warm up and races (fruits, protein/carb bar)
  • Fluids with Electrolytes (Smartwater, Gatorade, PowerAde)
  • Warm clothes (sweatshirts, sweatpants, socks and shoes to keep their feet warm)
  • Deck chairs ARE NOT permitted on deck for the swimmers. 
  • Per the host club, swimmers will only be allowed to have ONE BAG on deck!!!!
  • Please be sure to wear THY gear and a THY swim cap!!!  



University of Maryland

1115 Eppley Recreation Center

College Park, MD 20742




Since this is a multi-day meet and is about 2 hours away, this is a team travel meet.  Families are not required to stay over, but are encouraged to if their swimmer is swimming multiple days of the meet.  

For the nights of 1/17 and 1/18, we have a block of rooms reserved at:

Courtyard by Marriott Greenbelt
Address:  6301 Golden Triangle Dr, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: (301) 441-3311

Room Type: 2 Queen Beds 

Rate per Night: $129 plus taxes
Breakfast is included in this rate 
Individual Reservations can be cancelled up until 48 hours prior to arrival



Reservations should be made by calling hotel directly @   (301) 441-3311

Reservations must be made by December 20, 2019