Meets & Events

Spring Zones and Nationals

Links to entry forms for the two spring championship meets are now available:

  • As has been the case in recent years, the Colonies Zone Championship meet will be held at the George Mason University Aquatic and Fitness Center in Fairfax, VA. This is a very nice facility and a great meet to swim fast, with plenty of relays to build a strong team environment. Entries (online or paper) are due April 6; the meet itself will run April 13-15. Note that spots in Friday’s distance events (1000 or 1650 free) are limited, so if you are interested in swimming one of these you should enter ASAP.
  • This year, the USMS Spring National Championship meet will be held in a brand new facility in nearby Greensboro, NC. This promises to be an excellent facility with a fast pool (see the photo below); the close proximity that our LMSC can have a great turnout for some fast swimming and awesome social events. Entries (online or paper) are due March 23, and late entries are absolutely not accepted. Entries received by March 9 will receive a $10 discount. There are national qualifying times for events at nationals, but anyone is allowed to enter three events without meeting the NQTs. More details on NQTs are here.

Championship meets are not just for the “fast people.” They are a great opportunity to meet people from all across the country and to motivate yourself to get out of bed and into the pool. And they are loads of fun. I hope to see you there!

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