A waiting period of one full year is completed.
A change of an address occurs
A release is obtained from the team representative of the losing team.
III. ASSOCIATION OFFICERS AND MEETINGS
a. Secretary. Calls annual organizational meeting and presides over all Association meetings during the season. Sends out a monthly newsletter to all eligible teams with upcoming meet information and other pertinent information to the Association. At the same time, meet results shall be mailed to those teams paying a nominal mailing fee. Responsible for providing heat or entry cards, meet entry forms and directions to the host pool. Acts as head coordinator and entry host for the Championship Meet. Appoints Chairpersons for Special Awards Competitions (See "Special Awards," below) Insures smooth operation of the Association and handles any problems brought to his or her attention by Team Representatives. Informs prospective new teams of the Association's organization and operation.
b. Treasurer. Collects all team fees, pays all bills and keeps receipts of payments. Oversees financial conditions of the Association, collects all fees and reports number of swimmers at the regular season meets. Informs Secretary of the financial condition of the Association on monthly basis. Supplements Secretary's account when requested. Provides a financial statement and Treasurer's report for presentation and approval of the Team Representatives at the annual meeting. Turns over to the succeeding Treasurer all funds and banking records at the end of his or her term of office.
c. Awards Chairman. Keeps individual point standing to determine high point winners in each age-group and division. Is responsible for purchasing all trophies to be awarded at the Championship Meet and in that capacity works with the Special Awards chairpersons, Secretary and Treasurer.
d. Office of the Internet. Keeps and posts/enters to the Internet Top Ten Times, Trophy Points, Meet Results, and all reasonable and applicable data which can be collected for the Association and disseminated through the Internet.
e. Historian. Keeps Association's historical files that include meet results, newsletters, correspondence, annual lists of the Special Awards winners and Top Ten Times. Appoints a second person in a different part of the Allegheny Mountain region to maintain a duplicate set of the files.
IV. TECHNICAL RULES.
Rules of the current United States Masters Swimming will apply to all meets.
V. MEET INFORMATION
|Schedule A||Schedule B|
|200 Medley Relay||200 Freestyle Relay|
|100 Freestyle||100 Individual Medley|
|200 Butterfly||200 Breaststroke|
|25 Backstroke||50 Butterfly|
|100 Breaststroke||100 Backstroke|
|50 Freestyle||25 Freestyle|
|200 Backstroke||100 Butterfly|
|50 Breaststroke||50 Backstroke|
|200 Individual Medley||200 Freestyle|
|25 Butterfly||25 Breaststroke|
|200 Mixed Freestyle Relay||200 Mixed Medley Relay|
|500 Freestyle||400 Individual Medley|
The order of the Schedule of Events at the Championship Meet will be determined by the host and the Associations's officers.
Order of events at the Championship Meet will be different from the regular season. The 1000 Freestyle will be the first event on the first day and the 500 Freestyle will be the first event on the second day.
Distances for scheduled events will vary depending on the length of the pool. In 25-yard and 25-meter pools, the distances listed will apply. In 20-yard pools; 25-yard events become 20-yard events; 50-yard events become 40-yard events; 200-yard Individual Medley becomes 160 yards; 100-yard Individual Medley becomes 80 yards and all relays become 160 yards.
a. The competitive categories will be determined by sex and age. The individual age-groups for competition are: 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
b. The relay age-groups are 72+, 100+, 140+, 180+ 220+, 260+, and 300+. The age-group for relays is determined by adding the actual ages of the four swimmer entered.
c. Swimmers who have an age-group change during the regular season must swim the entire season, including the Championship Meet, in the age-group they would be in as of December 31 of the current season.
The age-group on relay entries can be changed at the meet so long as the cumulative, exact ages of the swimmers qualifies them to be in that age-group.
Deck entries will be accepted by a host team for a regular season meet up to one-half hour before the scheduled start of the meet. Mail entries that were postmarked past the deadline will be treated as deck entries.
a. Association swimmers will pay an entry fee determined at the organizational meeting for regular season meets.
b. Entry fees for the Championship Meet will be determined at the organizational meeting for the season.
c. Non-Association swimmers will pay an entry fee determined at the organizational meeting for regular season meets.
d. A surcharge may be made for the Championship Meet depending on the financial condition of the Association. The additional surcharge will be determined by the Association's officers.
e. All entry fees are to be made payable to the Association (AMYMSA) and are to be submitted with the standard Association form, as provided by the Secretary, to the meet host.
f. Deck entries and entries postmarked after the deadline have an entry fee determined at the organizational meeting.
VI. SPECIAL AWARDS
1 point for each time a swimmer practices (maximum of 2 practices per day with a minimum of 750 yards per practice session)
2 points for participating in a Non-Association Masters Meet
3 points for participating in a regular Association meet
1 point for each 200-yard event swim during the regular season with the exception of the 200-yard Butterfly (see below)
2 points for swimming the 500-yard Freestyle in a regular season meet.
3 points for swimming the 1000-yard Freestyle or the 1650 Freestyle in a regular season meet or mail-in meet
4 points for swimming the 200-yard Butterfly or the 400-yard Individual Medley in a regular season meet
Awards will be presented to those who complete 75,000 yards and who accumulate 50 points; to those who complete 100,000 yards and who accumulate 64 points; and to those who complete the Marathon Swim by completing 120,000 yards and accumulating 75 points. Awards will also be given to the first male and first female who complete the Marathon Swim; to the male swimmer who accumulates the most yards; to the female swimmer who accumulates the most yards; to the male swimmer who accumulates the most points; to the female swimmer who accumulates the most points; and to the team who swimmers (male and female combined) accumulate the highest number of yards.
The cost of entering the Marathon Swim will be determined at the organizational meeting for the season and must be paid in advance in order to receive the "Tracking Sheets." The person administering this competition will be selected by the Secretary.