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LMSC Clubs are encouraged to hosted meets and other events for our Masters.

 

SANCTION-ALL competitors in sanctioned events must be USMS members or a member of a FINA-recognized national governing body for Masters swimming. This is necessary for the safety and enjoyment of the swimmers, for liability and excess personal accident insurance coverage to be in force, and for official consideration of performances. Times achieved at sanctioned events, conducted in strict compliance with all mandatory swimming rules of the USMS rule book, as defined in Part 1, shall be considered for USMS national records, USMS Top 10 times, and FINA world records. For additional information on insurance coverage, refer to the “Insurance Swim Meet Coverage Grid” below.

INSURANCE SWIM MEET COVERAGE GRID

 

RECOGNITION-In recognized events, swimmers are not required to be USMS members. Only USMS members are covered by liability and excess personal accident insurance. For additional information on insurance coverage, refer to the “Insurance Swim Meet Coverage Grid” . Times achieved at events may be considered for USMS national records and Top 10 times if the event has been granted recognition and a designated USMS observer is present and verifies in writing that the conduct of the competition conforms to the relevant USMS swimming rules and administrative regulations. Times achieved by USMS members at events sanctioned by USA Swimming shall be considered for USMS national records and Top 10 times without formal application for recognition.  Times achieved by USMS members at events sanctioned by USA Swimming or a FINA member federation shall be considered for USMS national records and Top 10 times without formal application for recognition if the USMS member(s) register for the meet as USMS members. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to submit times obtained in recognized.

 

For help obtaining a sanction for your competition, clinic or other event please use the below information:

To request a sanction/recognition from the LMSC:

http://www.usms.org/comp/sanction/request.php

Tutorial for Request

-All Sanctioned meets must have a pool certification for your swimmers times to be recorded for Top 10 standing.

POOL CERT

-Form for identifying USMS members and attesting to rules compliance in a recognized meet(Mandatory)

Recognition meets, member identification and attesting to rules compliance

 

-AM-LMSC is proactive in supporting events in our region. Requests for financial stipends can be submitted to the LMSC upon acceptance of your sanction. Please allow four weeks for acceptance and response to your request.

REQUEST FOR STIPEND

 

 

 

 

For help with a recognition or sanctioning of your event please contact:

Tara D'Agaro

Sanctions Chair

[email protected]