MAR 25
2015

UPDATE
No. 1

2015 SPRING NATIONALS
Spring Nationals 2015
WELCOME!

Welcome to the 2015 Nationwide USMS Spring National Championship in San Antonio, Texas. Swimmers from all over the U.S. will be on hand to compete at the Northside ISD Swim Complex. You are one of approximately 1900 swimmers who will be participating in what is sure to be a fun and fast meet. Both the Northside ISD Swim Complex and San Antonio Sports welcome you to this great event. In the coming weeks, we'll provide you with meet updates and information you'll need to make your trip to San Antonio and the surrounding area the very best--both in and out of the pool.


WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION
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The USMS website is the location for all official information regarding the 2015 Nationwide USMS Spring 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, and live streaming, will be available at 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.

FACILITY INFORMATION 

The Venue

Located at 8400 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249, the NISD Swim Complex was completed in May of 2013 with the addition of the outdoor Northside ISD Swim Center. The complex consists of four pools, including indoor and outdoor competition pools, as well as a lesson pool and world-class diving well. These facilities have hosted a number of regional, state, and national events, including South Texas Swimming's 2009 and 2010 "A" championships, the 2014 Texas Swimming Associations TAGS championships, USAS's IMX games and the 2014 Southern Zones, the 2014 Masters Nationals Diving, and the 2013 AAU Summer Diving Nationals.


The outdoor swim complex is highlighted by the 50-meter by 25-yard Myrtha competition pool with shaded, stadium bleacher seating for 2,500 and additional seating and space on deck for 1,500. The championship pool will be divided into two, 25-yard courses. Each course will have 10 lanes measuring 7 feet wide, and a water depth ranging from 6 feet, 7 inches to 9 feet. Ten lanes of warm-up space will be available in the 25-yard by 25-meter diving well. Three additional lanes are available in the 25-yard training pool, and 22 lanes in the 50-meter by 25-yard indoor pool, for a total of 35 warm-up lanes. There will be lanes designated for swimmers age 65 and over and for sprints throughout the meet.


Course Information

If you're standing behind the blocks at the start end of the pool, the blocks will be numbered from right to left.


Restroom/Showers/Locker Rooms
There are men's and women's locker rooms available for competitors with ample showers, toilets, and lockers. Swimmers are welcome to bring their own locks as we have many lockers available. Locks may be left on for the duration of the meet, but Northside ISD Swim Complex will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. TRISWIM and Malibu C will be providing free shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion in the locker room showers.

Volunteers Welcome
We appreciate anyone who wishes to volunteer at the meet. We'll have morning and midday shifts on all four days. If you would like to volunteer for a shift, please send an email to our Technical Director, Susan Ingraham, or our Meet Director, Kristin Libardoni.

TRAVEL AND LODGING
Travel

The San Antonio International Airport is served by all major airlines and is located approximately 18 miles from the NISD Aquatics Center. A variety of ground transportation options are available. If you are traveling by plane and need assistance once you arrive, please let one of our San Antonio Convention and Visitor Bureau Ambassadors know how they can help. We have equipped them with informational cards for navigating your way to the pool.

Shuttle Service: Shuttle service to the downtown area is $20.25 one way or $36.50 round trip; Northwest Area (near SeaWorld) or JW Marriott is approximately $39 one-way or $60 round trip; La Cantera costs approximately $26 one-way or $42 round-trip. Look for the Shuttle Service kiosks in both terminals near baggage claim or book your trip in advance and get a discount.

Taxi rides: Traveling with a friend? Two to six ride for the price of one. Approximate fares, not including tips, to the downtown business district from the airport range from $24-$26; Northwest Area (near SeaWorld) $39-$41; La Cantera Resort or JW Marriott $33-$35.

Car Rental: Car rentals are available at the airport.

RV parking: RV parking is allowed onsite but vehicles must be self-contained. There are no dump stations nearby or access to electricity. Overnight parking is at your own risk but the parking lots will be routinely monitored by the school district police department during the night. Admiralty RV Resort and Blazing Star RV Resort are located within 10 miles of the swim complex and would be happy to accommodate you if you are in need of hook-ups and dumping stations.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

The Alamo Mission in San AntonioJust a 15-minute drive from the pool, the San Antonio River Walk is the city's most popular place to dine and shop. Set below street level, visitors can stroll for miles uninhibited by motorized vehicles. Mature trees provide lots of shade and greenery along this path, which connects hotels, museums, restaurants, and shops. Visitors can even take a picturesque boat ride or listen to mariachi music.


Already 100 years old when it fell during the bloody battle for which it is best known, the Alamo Mission's famous church fašade fronts a wealth of relics showcased in Long Barrack Museum. Texans suffered a bitter defeat during the Battle of the Alamo at the hands of Santa Ana and the Mexican Army in 1836, a dark moment in the Texas Revolution. But this historic event became the catalyst that led to Texan independence and the historic site where it all happened is San Antonio's most widely visited tourist locale.  

 Entrance gate at SeaWorld San Antonio

Swimmers traveling with their families can enjoy a getaway theme park day at two local attractions. SeaWorld San Antonio is just 9 miles from the pool. There, performing artists include a sea lion, beluga whale, dolphins, and other aquatic creatures. The onsite water park Aquatica offers wet and wild adventures. One raft ride ferries visitors through an underwater corridor along a reef teeming with stingrays and brightly colored tropical fish. Thrill seekers can drive 3 miles to Six Flags. Hop on some terrifying roller coaster rides such as the 200-foot SkyScreamer, which is guaranteed to raise your heart rate. Swimmers wanting wet thrills can check out the White Water Bay rides including Tornado, Twister, Whirlpool, and Big Bender.


The Shops at La Cantera, an upscale, open-air shopping mall, is just 3 miles from the pool. Hundreds of department stores, specialty shops, and restaurants sit on this 150-acre property. Restock the furnace for your next day's swim at the Cheesecake Factory, Brio, P.F. Chang's, or one of the many other restaurants at this shopping destination. 


 
La Cantera also houses not one, but two 18-hole golf courses. One of these courses--the Resort Course--hosted one of the oldest PGA events in 1995, the Texas Open. Water features, limestone outcrops, and mature oaks contribute to the beauty and the challenge of this course


The San Antonio Convention and Visitor Bureau website has lots of great information to get you to many local activities and attractions, as well as coupons and special rates to help you enjoy your visit!


THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Need to Know
  • The Northside ISD Swim Complex is school property and no drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products are allowed on campus at any time, including e-cigarettes or vaping.

  • Folding chairs are not permitted in the competition pool area.

  • Tents will not be allowed inside the gates. We will have a limited number of tents inside the gates available for rent. For more information on renting a tent, please contact Jeremy Block. If you choose to bring your own tent, we will provide an area outside the swim complex's gate that you may set up on your own.

  • Fine Designs will be on deck selling official meet apparel and goodies.

  • The facility staff will hang your club banners around the facility for you. Please turn your banners in at the solutions/information tent and indicate where you'd like the banner to be hung. We don't allow the use of any type of tape in our facility. Please remove your banner before departing.

  • Gold Medal Sponsorship hospitality passes will NOT be for sale on deck, but parking passes, shuttle passes, and social tickets will be.

NEED SOMETHING AT THE MEET?
Visit our sponsors for discounts and special giveaways available only at the meet!
Nationwide logo

  

Nationwide Insurance« is proud to be the 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 a $4,500 cash prize.  Stop by for your chance to win! Plus, members of U.S. Masters Swimming can save with exclusive auto insurance discounts.

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FINIS is teaming up with All American Swim to offer your favorite race day and training products at a 20% discount throughout the meet. Learn about your favorite training products from members of the FINIS team, or gear up for your races with the Vapor Technical Racing Suit.  

 

Malibu Cthe # 1 Salon Hair and Skin SwimCare, is proud to support the USMS Nationwide Spring 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.

Myrtha Pools Logo

Myrtha Pools is happy to host the Nationwide Spring Nationals in one of its newest facilities. Come by the booth and learn more about the Myrtha technology.  

 

Colorado Time Systems is sorry we couldn't make it this time around! We will still be raffling off two Pace Clock Pros to two registered USMS programs. And remember that USMS members get a 15% discount on all Colorado Time Systems products. Discount code for online shopping:  usms_1415 

TYR logo

 Through vision, pursuit and American ingenuity, TYR Sport has become a brand synonymous with the athlete. Starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we are dedicated to re-imagining technologies that enhance experience at every level. For TYR training, competition, and performance products, visit our retail booth with All American.  

SPEEDO, small, stacked

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. 

blueseventy

  

 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!  

P2Life

 

Come by the P2Life booth and chat with Laura, 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! 

All American Swim Supply
 All American Swim Supply will have a large variety of newly designed USMS t-shirts, embroidered polos, embroidered tube towels, TYR products, Aqua Sphere products, and swim equipment.

Aqua Sphere, 2013 logo  

Aqua Sphere is committed to developing innovative products for active swimmers, enabling them to perform their best, and feel comfortable in the water. We offer a complete range of premium swim products, including technical suits, body shaping swimwear, eyewear, and other quality training aids. Aqua Sphere will be represented by All American.  

TriSwim
TRISWIM will be passing out one complimentary FOGGIES towelette at the booth. In addition, a SBR SPORTS mega pack containing TRISWIM products, FOGGIES and a TRISLIDE continuous spray can (used to ease entries into tech suits and eliminate chafing) will be raffled off each day, along with the newest line of skincare, DERMASPORT. Enter the raffle at our booth. Winners need not be present.


LOCAL SPONSORS
Dave & Busters
 Dave and Busters is the most fun you can have under one roof, and they will be at the meet giving away prizes and promotions to visit their area location.  


Home Swimmer
Home Swimmer is the original, award-winning, portable stationary and resistance swimming system for fun and effective fitness swimming exercise at home or on the road. HomeSwimmer will turn any pool into a low-impact workout pool in less than three minutes.