No. 3

  2015 Summer Nationals

We're less than two weeks away from your arrival at the 2015 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer Nationals in Geneva at the SPIRE Institute. The team from SPIRE and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are eagerly awaiting your arrival. With just under 1,000 swimmers registered, this year's meet promises to be a fun and competitive event for all involved. We hope this email helps you better prepare for your stay in Northeast Ohio.


The USMS website is the location for all official information regarding the 2015 USMS Summer Nationals. At usms.org you'll find the complete meet schedule and we'll 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.

Dive, streamline, underwater, swimmer, swimming You'll be pleased to know that the meet program, including heat sheets and the estimated timeline, are now posted on the meet information page. Because many events will be deck-seeded, we are basing the timeline on historical scratch data. Therefore, it should 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 6:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. each day. Complete warm-up information is available on the meet information page.

Positive check-in is required for all events 200 meters and longer. Check-in may be done in person at the registration area or at usms.org according to the following schedule:

DateEventIn-Person Check-InOnline Check-In
Thursday, Aug. 6800 freestyle

1500 freestyle

Tues. 3-7 p.m.- Thur. by 7 a.m.

Tues. 3-7 p.m.- Thur. by 9 a.m.

Tues. 7 a.m.- Thurs. by 7 a.m.

Tues. 7 a.m.- Thurs. by 9 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 7400 IM

200 backstroke

Tues. 3-7 p.m.-Fri. by 7 a.m.

Tues. 3-7 p.m.-Fri. by 9 a.m.

Tues. 7 a.m.-Fri. by 7 a.m.

Tues. 7 a.m.-Fri. by 9 a.m

Saturday, Aug. 8400 freestyle (men)

200 breaststroke

200 butterfly

Tues. 3-7 p.m.-Sat. by 7 a.m.


Tues. 3-7 p.m.-Sat. by 9 a.m.

Tues. 3-7 p.m.-Sat. by 11 a.m.

Tues. 7 a.m.-Sat. by 7 a.m.


Tues. 7 a.m.-Sat. by 9 a.m.

Tues. 7 a.m.-Sat. by 11 a.m.  

Sunday, Aug. 9400 freestyle (women)

200 freestyle

200 IM

Tues. 3-7 p.m.-Sun. by 7 a.m.


Tues. 3-7 p.m.-Sun. by 9 a.m.

Tues. 3-7 p.m.-Sun. by 11 a.m.

Tues. 7 a.m.-Sun. by 7 a.m.


Tues. 7 a.m.-Sun. by 9 a.m.

Tues. 7 a.m.-Sun. by 11 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.

Relay Submission Deadlines
Thursday, August 6
200 freestyle relay (men and women)
3:00 p.m.
Friday, August 7
200 mixed freestyle relay
200 medley relay (men and women)
3:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 8
200 mixed medley relay
3:00 p.m.

North Coast Massage and Bodywork
Massage services will be available on deck for swimmers Thursday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 9, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. North Coast Massage & Bodywork will be on deck providing massages for $1/minute. Sign up sheets will be posted on the pool deck and interested swimmers may sign up to reserve a space. 

If you purchased a Gold Medal Sponsorship, you'll receive a hospitality pass for the entire meet. Gold Medal Sponsorship hospitality passes can be picked up onsite when you check in. Please show your pass each time you enter the hospitality room, which will be located directly inside the main entrance.


Breakfast will be available from 6 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Thursday through Sunday, and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Various snacks and beverages will also be available in this room throughout the day.


If you did not purchase a Gold Medal Sponsorship, the SPIRE Fuel Cafeteria will be open to accommodate your food and beverage needs. SPIRE Fuel serves a variety of healthy options for breakfast and lunch to fuel you through the meet. SPIRE Fuel will be open each day from 6 a.m. until the end of the competition.


Water filling stations will be available both on and off deck. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle to fill up at these stations. If you've purchased a Gold Medal Sponsorship, you'll receive a complimentary water bottle.

  • 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 car rental 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 GR.


Visit our sponsors on the second floor vendor 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 a special meet promotion.  

Gear up for your races by purchasing the Vapor Technical Racing Suit, and receive a FREE Torque Backpack! Visit the All American booth to learn how our products help athletes of all abilities master the basics as a means to excellence. 



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.


University Hospitals Sports Medicine

University Hospitals Sports Medicine excels in delivering superior care to athletes of all ages, providing a competitive advantage in the water, on the field, and in life. To make an appointment or find a location near you, call 216-983-PLAY.  University Hospitals is the Official healthcare partner of the Cleveland Browns. Please visit us at UHsports.org