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Cleveland is busy preparing for your arrival in August at the SPIRE institute. Although June may have been a rainy month, there's no need to have any fear about the weather inside the beautiful SPIRE natatorium. Please take a minute to read through the following newsletter as we will cover additional details surrounding the 2015 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship


The USMS website is the location for all official information regarding the 2015 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, 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.

Men's butterfly 2014 summer nationals
Psych sheets and meet rosters are now available.

There are 963 swimmers entered in the meet. The 800 and 1500 freestyle events will be deck-seeded by time (men and women will swim separately). Thanks to the 10-lane competition course, all other events will be seeded by age group (some limited exceptions may apply to swimmers not meeting National Qualifying Times--they may be seeded in heats closer to their seed times). The 200s and 400s will be deck-seeded by age group (men and women separately). All 50s and 100s will be preseeded by age group (men and women separately). REMEMBER 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 July 24. 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 (particularly the preseeded 50s and 100s), please let us know and you'll be removed from those events to cut down on empty lanes and provide for more competitive heats. 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 through July 17 (TODAY!).

Please email scratches or entry errors to the championship committee.

on-deck coaching
If you're a coach and can contribute a little time to help all the swimmers during warm-up, the Coaches Committee would appreciate it! A sign-up sheet and more information is available onlineYou'll receive a free T-shirt and hospitality passes for the days that you volunteer.

blueseventy tech suit

There are no new rules regarding swimsuits. If you're wondering if your suit is legal, please check the 2015 USMS Rule Book.

  • Need to Know You don't want to miss out on this year's social event! On Saturday, August 8th, the best of northeast Ohio's wine country will be on hand to sample their wines. Tickets are only $35 and can be purchased on site at the solutions desk.
  • No outside food or beverage is permitted inside the SPIRE Institute. SPIRE Institute offers a full-service, healthy foods option food court just off the pool deck called SPIRE Fuel. This expansive food court features a soup and salad bar, grill station, pizza and pasta area, breakfast selection, and culinary theater.
  • Signage will be hung by facility staff. Please give all signage to facility lifeguards.
  • Are your friends or family members interested in volunteering at the meet? Lane timers and deck marshals are needed throughout the weekend to ensure the success of the event. Please sign up online or contact Matt Sajna with questions.
  • Enterprise is the preferred rental car agency of the greater Cleveland Sports Commission. For discounted rates, call 1-800-736-8222 and reference code 39G0170. Or book online and enter coupon code GRE.

Parking is available on site at the SPIRE Institute parking lot for $10 each day. A weekly pass may be purchased when you check in beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5th. Weekly passes are $40 each. There will be no charge to park for practice and the general meeting on August 5th. Passes may be purchased via cash, credit card, or check. All checks must be made out to the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.
Looking to show off to your friends and family by wearing official 2015 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer Nationals merchandise? Then look no further than the Fine Designs merchandise station on the second floor vendor area inside the SPIRE institute. A variety of merchandise options will be available for purchase, including performance T-shirts, polos, sweatshirts, hats, shorts, backpacks, pants, long sleeved T-shirts and more. Fine Designs will be set up all weekend, so be sure to stop up early and often to pick up your gear. Wear it proudly both at the meet and when you return home.
Visit our sponsors on the second floor vender area inside the SPIRE Institute for discounts and special giveaways available only at the meet!

Nationwide logo


Nationwide® is a proud partner of U.S. Masters Swimming. Members of USMS can save with exclusive auto insurance discounts. Stop by the Nationwide booth or visit us online to learn more!

2010 Finis Logo Black

 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 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. And look for samples in your goody bag.

Myrtha Pools Logo

Myrtha Pools is happy to host the Summer 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. 

Use this 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.

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 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 and technique to race-day strategy. Stop on by and meet the team!  



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 also be 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. Come by the booth and say hi!

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.  

Complimentary TRISWIM JUGS will be in the locker room showers. Also, look for TRISWIM chlorine out hair & skin care, FOGGIES anti-fog cleaning wipes for goggles, and DERMASPORT skincare samples in your goody bag. DERMASPORT is a facial line formulated specifically with the swimmer in mind. DERMASPORT reverses aging and promotes healthy skin. All products are considered "prestige" but are economically priced.

Agon Swim, new logo
Agon can help you create the swimsuit of your dreams. They are able to custom dye their swimsuits to include nearly any pattern, logo, or colors. Come by their booth and start creating the suit you have always wanted.