No. 2

Welcome to UPDATE #2 for the 2014 Marriott USMS Summer National Championship in College Park, Md. As the event approaches we want to let you know how excited the University of Maryland and Campus Recreation Services are to welcome you to this great event. We hope it will be a memorable occasion full of fast swims and good times!

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, Twitter, YouTube, and usms.org.


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


The  psych sheet and meet roster and other information are all available on the Summer Nationals page now.


As a reminder, all events 200 meters and longer will require positive check-in. Heat sheets for the 50s and 100s as well as the estimated timeline are expected to be posted on the Summer Nationals page of the USMS website on or about July 31. Check-in details for the deck-seeded events will be included in the next email update and in the meet program (deadlines are posted on the meet page now).


The 400 freestyle and all events 200 meters and shorter will be seeded by age group, with men and women seeded separately. The 400 IM will be deck-seeded by time (again, with men and women seeded separately). The 800 and 1500 freestyle events will be deck-seeded by time (with men and women combined).


If you are absolutely certain you will not be swimming in the meet, or know that you will not be swimming certain 50s and/or 100s, please let us know, and you will be removed from those events to cut down on empty lanes and provide for more competitive heats. Also, please note that once we take you out of an event, we cannot put you back in. For deck-seeded events, as long as you don't check-in, you won't be seeded.


Please email any scratches or entry errors to the Championship Committee. Edits will be accepted through July 25.
  • warmup Throughout the meet you will be asked to exit the pool from either side of the competition course. You may exit the pool using a ladder on the sides.
  • The facility staff will hang your club banner in the facility for you. Please give your banner to the lifeguards and indicate where you'd like it to be hung. We do not allow the use of duct tape in our facility. 
on-deck coaching
If you're a coach and can contribute a little time to help all the swimmers during warm-ups, the Coaches Committee would love to hear from you. There's more information about what the on-deck coaches do and a sign-up sheet online. You'll receive a free T-shirt and hospitality passes for the days that you volunteer. 

There will be bleachers located on the pool deck for seating as well as access to the spectator seating area for teams. All seating is on a first come, first served basis. Swimmers are permitted to bring chairs with them onto the deck for additional seating but are restricted from blocking the fire exit doors.

We ask that you remove all personal belongings at the end of each day as the entire pool deck and spectator area are cleaned nightly. Any items left on the pool deck or in the spectator area overnight will be moved to lost and found.

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The Greenbelt Marriott is still offering rooms at the special Nationals rate of $129 per night. The Greenbelt Marriott is 4 miles from the pool and is on the shuttle route. Book online or call 301-441-3700 or 800-228-9890. The discount code is UMSP. Don't miss out on this special rate as it expires on July 26 at midnight! 

Parking will be located at the Terrapin Trail Garage located behind the Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium (just a short walk over the footbridge). Parking is available day of for $12/day or in advance for $10/day. Please make sure to select the appropriate dates for the event. Credit cards only for parking. Please pay close attention to parking signs on campus and only park where directed, otherwise, your car will be ticketed and towed.


Handicap parking is available in front of the Eppley Recreation Center and is free as long as you have a valid handicap placard.


The meet shuttle service is available at six of the hotels on the list. If you didn't preorder a shuttle pass, they will be available for $30 at the Solutions Table in the registration area. Your first trip from the hotel to the pool will not require a shuttle pass, but the return trip will.

The USMS Sports Medicine and Science Committee is sponsoring a skin health exhibit, which will be located near the vendor area. On Saturday, Aug. 16, complimentary skin screenings will be provided by a dermatologist from the Maryland Dermatological Society. The schedule for skin screenings by the dermatologist will be announced and posted at the meet.
You can still purchase meet merchandise when you arrive at the meet. Visit the "Team Store" booth in the vendor village--they'll have a number of event souvenirs, including long- and short-sleeve T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, form-fitting T-shirts in various colors, and more!
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 wellness beauty collection


 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, Playcore



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!

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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!

Nike Small

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 you 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!