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George Washington Rec Center

Alexandria Masters Swimming
Tropical Splash
Short Course Yards Swim Meet
January 31, 2016
Potomac Valley LMSC sanction for US Masters Swimming
Sanction # pending

Welcome to the 12th annual Tropical Splash!
Enjoy our tropics in winter and welcome the swimmers new to Masters competition!


Sunday, January 31, 2016
Warm-ups start: 7:45 am
Meet start: 8:30 am (estimated finish: 1:45 pm)
Weather updates will be posted on the meet web page.

George Washington Rec Center Pool
8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road
Alexandria, Virginia
directions & map

9 lane x 25-yard pool. 7 lanes used for competition
Automatic timing will be used
A continuous 25-yard warm-up area will be available
Coin-operated lockers require a quarter.
The length of the competition course without a bulkhead is in compliance and on file with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1.

Meet is open to all US Masters Swimmers with valid 2016 registration
Swimmers may enter up to 4 individual events
2016 United States Masters Swimming rules will apply
Event 19 will be an unofficial, 3-person 150-yard Coconut Relay consisting of anyone entered in the meet.
Swimmers may swim only once in each relay event
Events will be combined men and women. Heats will be seeded slowest to fastest. Relays will be deck seeded.

Online registrations will be available at
Mail-in entries will be accepted but must contain a copy of your 2016 USMS registration card
Mailed entries must be received by, Monday, January 18, 2016.
Meet will be limited to the first 185 entries received.
No deck entries for individual events will be accepted.
Due to time constraints, the 500-yd freestyle will be limited to the first 28 entries received. If it is full when you register, you may contact the meet director to be placed on a wait list.

Competitors may enter up to 4 individual events for a $25 fee, with no charge for relays.
$15 meet long sleeve tee shirts when pre-ordered. A small amount of tee shirts will be available at the door for $20.
Preview the design

Custom ribbon awards will be presented to first, second, and third places in individual events
Results will be posted online at
Printed results will be available by mail for $2 if requested

Red Roof Inn, 5975 Richmond Highway (Route 1), Alexandria, 703-960-5200
Hampton Inn, 5821 Richmond Highway (Route 1), Alexandria, 703-329-1400
Holiday Inn Express, 6055 Richmond Highway (Route 1), Alexandria, 571-257-9555

Katie McWilliams, 630-991-0761