No. 3


Welcome to UPDATE #3 for the  2014 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals in College Park, MD. We're less than two weeks away from Summer Nationals. Needless to say, your local host committee is in overdrive right now, taking care of the countless meet to-dos, but everyone in the local community is thrilled about your imminent arrival. Everyone at the Eppley Recreation Center is ready for good times and fast swims!

Please note: Email Update #1 stated the 400 freestyle would be seeded by time while email Update #2 stated it would be seeded by age group. Update #1 was correct. We apologize for the error in Update #2.  


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


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.


You'll be pleased to know that the meet program, including heat sheets and the meet timeline are now posted online on the meet information page. With many events being deck seeded, this timeline is based on historical scratch data. Therefore it is only to be used as a general guide. Those not on deck may follow the live video streaming, Real Time results and/or Meet Mobile to keep track of the actual running of the meet. 



The meet start time will be at 8 a.m. on all mornings. Warm-up in the competition pool will be from 6:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m. each day of the competition.


Positive check-in is required for all the 200s, 400s, 800 and 1500. Check-in may be done in person at the registration area or at according to the following schedule:


DateEventIn-Person Check-in*Online Check-in*
Wed., Aug. 131500 freestyleTues. 2:30-7 p.m. - Wed. by 7 a.m.Mon. 7 a.m. - Wed. by 7 a.m.
Thurs., Aug. 14200 butterflyTues. 2:30-7 p.m. - Thurs. by 7 a.m.
Mon. 7 a.m. - Thurs. by 7 a.m.
Thurs., Aug. 14800 freestyleTues. 2:30-7 p.m. - Thurs. by 10 a.m.
Mon. 7 a.m. - Thurs. by 10 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 15400 IM
200 freestyle
Tues. 2:30-7 p.m. - Fri. by 7 a.m.
Mon. 7 a.m. - Fri. by
7 a.m.

Sat., Aug. 16200 backstrokeTues. 2:30-7 p.m. - Sat. by 7 a.m.
Mon. 7 a.m. - Sat. by
7 a.m.

Sat., Aug. 16400 freestyleTues. 2:30-7 p.m. - Sat. by 10 a.m.
Mon. 7 a.m. - Sat. by 10 a.m.
Sun., Aug. 17200 IM
200 breaststroke
Tues. 2:30-7 p.m. - Sun. by 7 a.m.
Mon. 7 a.m. - Sun. by 7 a.m.

*All times are Eastern Daylight Time

Coaches or teammates may check-in online or in person at the registration area for those swimmers whose travel plans do not permit check-in by the deadlines. Failure to check in will result in the swimmer being scratched from the event and the swimmer will not be permitted to swim that event at another time.

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The 50s and 100s have been preseeded, with the oldest age groups first, slowest to fastest within each age group, men and women separate. All 200 meter events will be deck-seeded, with the oldest age groups first, slowest to fastest within each age group, men and women separate. The 400 freestyle and 400 IM will be deck-seeded slowest to fastest by entry time, regardless of age, men and women separate. The 800 and 1500 freestyles will be deck-seeded slowest to fastest by entry time, regardless of age, with men and women combined. Therefore all events 200 meters and longer will be deck-seeded and require positive check-in. The women's heats will precede men's heats for each event (except the 800 and 1500).
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Swimmers and coaches can enter relays until 3 p.m. on the day before the relay is scheduled. Each competitor shall be allowed to swim only one freestyle relay, one medley relay, one mixed freestyle relay and one mixed medley relay. The entry fee for each relay is $12 (cash, check or credit card). Relay entries may be submitted at the relay desk in the registration area. Each of the four members of any relay team must be entered in the meet and registered with the same Masters club. Relay entry fee is in addition to individual events. Relay entry forms are available for download on the relay information page.

Thurs., Aug. 14
200 freestyle relay 
(women's and men's)
3:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 15
200 mixed freestyle relay
200 mixed medley relay
3:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 16
200 medley relay 
(women's and men's)
3:00 p.m.

Shuttle bus

The shuttle service will be available starting Wednesday at 3 p.m. and run until 7 p.m. that evening. The bus will run approximately every 30-45 minutes. Please consult the bus schedule for exact departure times. Please note that there are two shuttle routes (A and B). Each swimmer should make sure they are getting on the correct shuttle. Both shuttle routes are on busy streets and swimmers should plan to allow plenty of time for travel as it may take the bus a little longer to complete its route. Stops at hotels will be brief (1-3 minutes) and shuttles will leave on time based on the scheduled times for the pool and hotels. It's ultimately the swimmers' responsibility to get to the pool well before their events. Times for departure of shuttles from the pool and hotels will be available at the pool (Solutions Table at Registration) and at each hotel front desk.


A shuttle pass may be purchased for $30 at check-in. You will not need a pass to get to the pool the first time you come from your hotel, but you will need one to return.


If you purchased the Gold Medal Sponsorship, you'll receive a hospitality pass for the entire meet. The hospitality area is located in pool storage (diving board end), to the right of where you enter the pool. Breakfast, lunch, and between-meal snacks and refreshments will be served during competition days.


If you didn't purchase a pass, you still have options. The Sneakers cafe and the concessions area (in spectator seating) will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of competition. The campus food truck will also be available in front of the facility periodically during the event.
on-deck coaching
There are still some vacancies in the on-deck coaching schedule. 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. 
  • warmup 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 don't block emergency entrances or exits.
  • Campus Recreation Services will be selling Maryland merchandise.
  • The facility staff will hang your club banners around the facility for you. Please turn your banner into the lifeguards and indicate where you'd like it to be hung. We don't allow the use of duct tape in our facility.  
  • Massage will be located on the pool deck, on the northern (window) side of the instructional (warm-up pool. Professional therapists will be working continuously throughout the meet to make sure you perform your best. Sign-ups will be available at registration or in the massage area. Cost will be $1.50 per minute.
  • Water fountains and coolers will be available throughout the facility. Please bring your own water bottle as cups will not be provided.
The Washington DC/Baltimore area is prone to hot and humid days in the month of August with temperatures in the high 80s. We'll make every effort to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the building for all swimmers, spectators, officials, and volunteers. It's recommended that you travel with light clothing and lots of fluids if you plan to explore the area.

Parking is available for swimmers, spectators and guests in the Terrapin Trail Garage. The garage is located across a footbridge behind the Eppley Recreation Center. For most of Summer Nationals (August 12-15), parking costs will be $10 in advance

 (select the appropriate dates) and $10 onsite (credit cards only). Parking is free in the Terrapin Trail Garage and at available meters on Saturday and Sunday (August 16-17). If you are visiting the facility before or after Summer Nationals, you may park in the metered spaces in front of, or next to the building for $2 per hour. You will NOT be able to park in these metered spaces during Summer Nationals as they are limited and most will be reserved for officials and staff.

Parking on campus is managed by the Department of Transportation Services. U.S Masters Swimming and Campus Recreation Services are not responsible for any parking tickets incurred for incorrect parking during the duration of the 2014 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals.

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! 

Agon Swim, new logo 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!