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Welcome to the 2014 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals in College Park, Md. Swimmers from all over the U.S. will be on hand to compete at the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium, home to the University of Maryland Aquatic Club. You are one of approximately 1,025 swimmers who will be participating in what is sure to be a fun and fast meet. Both the University of Maryland and Campus Recreation Services welcome you to this great event. In the coming weeks, we'll provide you with meet updates and all the information you need to make your trip to College Park and the surrounding area the very best--both in and out of the pool.

The USMS website is the location for all official information regarding the 2014 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals. The USMS site has the complete meet schedule and will post the latest results.


Remember to tell your friends, family, and teammates that the complete schedule, results, live-streaming, and daily online coverage will be available on: Facebook, TwitterYouTube, and usms.org.


Use Active Network's Meet Mobile to get heat sheets and instant results on your mobile device. Just download the Meet Mobile app on iTunes
or Google Play on your iPhone, iPad, or Android.

The psych sheets and meet rosters are now available.


There are approximately 1,025 swimmers entered in this meet. Because of the five-day format, our days are expected to end by dinnertime everyday except for Saturday. Therefore, we will NOT drop the sixth event and will instead seed the 400 freestyle by time with the men and women swimming separately. The 800 and 1500 freestyle events will be deck-seeded by time (men and women combined). The 400 IM will be deck-seeded by time (men and women separate).  All 200s will be deck-seeded by age group (men and women separate). All 50s and 100s will be preseeded by age group (men and women separate). THEREFORE ALL EVENTS 200 AND LONGER WILL REQUIRE POSITIVE CHECK-IN. Heat sheets for preseeded events, as well as the estimated timeline, are expected to be posted on the USMS website on or about August 1. Check-in details will be included in future updates (deadlines are posted on the meet page now).


Empty lanes can dampen competitive conditions and we'd like to avoid that when possible. Although we cannot offer any refunds, if you are absolutely certain you will not be swimming certain events, please let us know and you'll be removed from those events to cut down on empty lanes and provide for more competitive heats (and get us to dinner sooner!). If your travel plans prohibit you from swimming certain events please be considerate and let us know before we seed the meet. Please note that once we take you out of an event, we cannot put you back in. Scratches will be accepted until July 25.


Any swimmers who wish to entirely withdraw from the meet and receive a refund of entry fees must submit their request by July 16. Please email refund requests, scratches, or entry errors to championship@usms.org. 

The Venue

Located at 1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD 20742, the Eppley Recreaton Center Natatorium is a world-renowned swimming facility which has hosted many meets, including the 1999/2000 FINA World Cup and the 2003 USA Swimming ConocoPhilips Summer National Championships. These meets have seen world records set and played host to Olympic athletes from around the world, including U.S. Olympians Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky. The aquatic center is home to the University of Maryland Aquatic Club and the Terrapin Masters Swim Team.


The Natatorium includes an 8-lane, 50-meter by 25-yard competition pool featuring 9-foot-wide lanes. The lanes, gutters, and antiwave racing dividers are designed to smooth the water during competitions. The temperature of the competition pool will be kept at 79 degrees F.


The Natatorium also includes a 25-yard by 30-meter instructional pool with depth of 3 feet to 4-feet-6-inches. The training pool will be kept at 81 degrees F. At least one lane in the instructional pool will be available at all times for swimmers aged 65 and up.


The Outdoor Aquatic Center, located adjacent to the Eppley Recreation Center, is a 25-yard by 25-meter recreational pool. This pool will be available during the busy times of warm-up, with times posted a week in advance of the event. The water temperature will be kept at 83 degrees. 

Course Information

If you're standing behind the blocks at the start end of the pool, the blocks will be numbered 1 through 8 from the window side of the pool.


All 50s will start from the diving board end of the pool, the blocks are numbered 1 through 8 from the window side of the pool.


Restrooms, Showers, and Locker Rooms

There are men's and women's lockerrooms available for competitors with ample showers, toilets, and lockers. Locks must be removed from lockers at the end of each day. We will link to a facility map you can use for reference in a future Summer Nationals Update email. 


Volunteers Welcome

We appreciate anyone who wishes to volunteer at the meet. We'll have morning and midday shifts on all five days. If you would like to volunteer for a shift, please register via our volunteer sign-up form or send an email to meet directors Carrie Tupper or Natalie Ferdinand.  

Need to Know
  • The Eppley Recreation Center is referred to as the ERC on campus.
  • Folding chairs are permitted on deck or in the bleachers as long as they do not block emergency entrances or egress to and from the building.
  • Campus Recreation Services will also be selling Maryland merchandise. 
  • The facility staff will hang your club/team banners around the facility for you. Please turn your banners into the lifeguards and indicate where you would like the banner to be hung. We do not allow the use of duct tape in our facility.  

The Washington, D.C., area is served by most major airlines and three major airports: the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Transportation from each airport is available by metro, taxi, or rental car. For more information on transportation from the airports, visit our airport transportation page.

The meet shuttle service will stop at six designated hotels. The cost for the shuttle is $25 per person in advance and $30 at the meet. A schedule for the shuttle service between designated hotels and the ERC Natatorium will be available at hotel registration desks and at the Solutions Table at the meet. The shuttle will run from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, and from 5:45 a.m. until 1 hour after completion of the last heat of the last event on Wednesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 17.

For more information on hotels visit our hotels page.


Situated just minutes from our nation's capital, the City of College Park is home to the University of Maryland and a wide variety of shops, restaurants, attractions and recreational opportunities. The City is home to more than  30,000 people who reside in diverse settings from quaint neighborhoods to luxury student housing complexes, with abundant transit options, beautiful parks, and historic homes.


The University of Maryland was founded in 1856 as a land-grant university. It still has a functioning farm (dairy, sheep, and horse) on campus that is open to visitors. The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance is adjacent to the Memorial Chapel and it houses the campus labyrinth, which provides a separation from your daily activities and allows for contemplation. Just outside of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, located in the middle of campus, sits the Jim Henson statue and garden. Jim Henson was a 1960 graduate of the University. The University offers many other great attractions on campus.


Are you an avid golfer and swimmer? Then come play golf at the University of Maryland Golf Course. The University of Maryland is home to a beautiful 18-hole par-71 course with a restaurant and bar in the clubhouse. 


Beyond campus, there's lots to do and see in the area. College Park is a quick Metro ride from the District of Columbia. With two stops within 4 miles of campus, you can reach the memorial sites and museums within approximately half an hour.


The Prince George's County Visitor Bureau
website has lots of great information to get you to many local activities and attractions.
Need Something at the Meet?
Visit our sponsors for discounts and special giveaways available only at the meet!
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Marriott is the title partner of the 2014 Summer National Championship and, to get in the spirit, we want to hear from you! Participants who share their #TravelVictories @MarriottIntl on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram throughout the course of the meet will have a chance to win Marriott Rewards Platinum upgrades, or one of many GiftCards for use at any of our 4,000+ hotels worldwide.  (Terms and conditions may apply.)


Nationwide Insurance is the proud title sponsor of the 2015 Spring National Championship. To celebrate, Nationwide will be at the event to cheer on participants, offer giveaway items, and raffle off some great prizes!  Stop by for your chance to win!

Plus, members of U.S. Masters Swimming can save with exclusive auto insurance discounts. 



 Malibu C, the # 1 Salon Hair and Skin SwimCare, is proud to support the USMS Marriott Summer Nationals. Try Malibu C's Swimmers Wellness Shampoo and Swimmers Wellness Conditioner as well as  Malibu C Ultra Body Lotion located in the locker rooms. Come by the Malibu C booth to meet Professional Marathon Swimmer Mallory Mead, receive your FREE Swimmers Wellness Mini Malibu Makeover(r) and enter to win a Year's Supply of Malibu C Hair Care!

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Agonswim.com will have grab bag suits at low prices for sale at the meet. Be sure to go by the booth to learn about how you can create custom-dyed sports apparel for your USMS program. 


Colorado Time Systems is sorry we could not make it this time around! We will still be raffling off 2 Pace Clock Pros to registered USMS clubs and workout groups though. 

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FINIS is offering an event special: 20% off of their training products at the booth, including their newest technical performance suit, the Vapor. You can also enter to win a number of raffle prizes-- including a Vapor-- pick up some swag, and check out the FINIS custom suit collection.  

All American Swim Supply


All American Swim Supply will have a large variety of USMS apparel, embroidered polos, embroidered tube towels, Nike products, Nike Go-the Distance T-shirts, TYR products, Aqua Sphere products and swim equipment. 



blueseventy will be on site selling all the essentials needed for a PR- tech suits, caps, and goggles. blueseventy staff will be available to answer all your questions- from fit to technique to race day strategy. Stop on by and meet the team! 



Come by the P2Life booth and chat with past Olympic Medalists as well as Lara, Rich, Tim, and David - Swimming World Magazine's choice of top Masters Swimmers in the World for 2013. We will be also offering samples of our NutriBoost Shake!

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Fast, Fluid, Sleek & Streamlined.  Nike SWIM is defining the next generation of gear for sport through constant innovation in performance technologies - fit, fabric, and design. Nike competitive swimwear is designed to help reduce drag so you can slice through the water and shave time off your race. Stop by the Nike booth for the latest products.

TYR will be represented by All American Swim Supply. Please come by our booth and make sure you have the right equipment and the fastest products to help your perform your best.

For more than 84 years,  Speedo has helped athletes achieve their full potential in the water. To learn more about Speedo, and to check out all of Speedo's newest suits, accessories and gear, visit the Speedo retail booth in the vendor exhibit area.

Aqua Sphere will be represented by All American and will be selling technical suits, body shaping swimwear, eye protection and other quality training aids. Come experience the comfort of Aqua Sphere!

 TRISWIM Aqua Therapy Chlorine Out Hair & Skin Care is pleased to announce the swimmer's favorite... "return of the complimentary TRISWIM jugs of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion" in the locker room showers. Also, look for FOGGIES anti-fog cleaning towelettes in your goody bag. Please stop by the TRISWIM booth each day to enter to win a TRISWIM MEGA PACK.  TRISWIM and FOGGIES will be available for purchase at All American Swim Supply. Good luck to all the USMS swimmers and have fun!