2017 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship Relays

Relay Information

  • You have three options to enter relays for Summer Nationals: on-line, paper in person, and email.

  • Relays are $16 each, payable by cash, check or credit card.

  • Payment, age groups, and entry times are due at the 3:00 daily entry deadline (see chart below). You may still change the name(s) at any time prior to the relay being swum by crossing out the names(s) on the card and replacing with the new name(s) and age. 

  • The lead-off (first) swimmer must be identified correctly.

  • Seeded relays will be charged and there will be no refunds for relays not swum or entered incorrectly.

Online Relay Entry: On-line registration for coaches opens on July 31, 2017 at 12 a.m. CDT

  • Requires submission of a credit card, which will be held until Saturday, August 5 and may be used for final payment of relays, or swapped to another method of payment.

  • Credit cards will be charged on Saturday, August 5 for all relays entered and seeded by the 3:00 p.m. deadline.

Paper (in-person) Entry: Relays may be entered via the paper form (available here). Bring the completed relay form to the relay registration desk by 3:00 PM the day before the relay is scheduled for competition. 

Email Entry Form: Email relay forms to Krisie Melsen (2017mnnatsrelays@gmail.com) and bring payment to the meet. Email forms are due no later than Wednesday, August 2 at 3:00 p.m. CDT. 

Please Note: Age group and entry time set at the entry deadline. Lead off swimmer must be correct at swim time. Each relay costs $16.  

Relay Deadlines:

Event #

Race Date


Entry and Payment Deadline

7 (men) 8 (women)

August 3

200 medley relay

August 2 by 3:00 p.m.  CDT

19 (men) 20 (women)

August 4

200 free relay

August 3 by 3:00 p.m.  CDT


August 5

200 mixed medley

August 4 by 3:00 p.m. CDT


August 6

200 mixed free

August 5 at 3:00 p.m. CDT

Relay Eligibility:
Each swimmer must be a registered Masters swimmer. Each of the four members of any relay team must be properly registered with the same Masters club.

Unattached swimmers may not swim on relay teams. Relay entry is in addition to individual events. A swimmer may swim each relay event only once (limit of 4 relay events per swimmer). Mixed relays shall consist of two men and two women who may swim in any order.

Age Groups: The aggregate age of the four relay team members shall determine the age group. Relay age groups are: 72-99, 100-119, 120-159, 160- 99, 200-239, 240-279, 280-319, 320-359, and 360-399. Ages are determined in whole years as of Dec. 31, 2017. Designate A, B, C, etc. if you have more than one relay in the same age group.  Age group set at deadline. 

World Records:  Relays in any age group that include swimmers between the ages of 18 and 24 are not eligible for world records; however, they will be considered for USMS National Records.

Please note: Relay cards will not be checked for mistakes and omissions made by team representatives. Disqualifications resulting from mistakes and omissions shall not be reconsidered. Accuracy and completeness are the responsibility of the coaches and/or swimmers submitting the forms.