Use official entry form or photocopy of the entire form. Read all instructions and fill out form completely. Entries with "pending" in place of a registration number on the entry form will be rejected. A legible copy of each swimmer's USMS registration card or International Travel Permit (foreign entries) must accompany entry form. Failure to include a USMS card copy or International Travel permit may result in the swimmer being charged a fee before being allowed to compete. A swimmer changing club affiliation prior to Nationals must send either a USMS registration card or a letter from local registrar with new club affiliation and effective date.
National Qualifying Times
Competitors may enter and swim in a maximum of three (3) individual events without meeting the National Qualifying Time (NQT) established for those events. Competitors may enter up to three additional events in which they have swum a time equal to or better than the NQT in the past two years. The NQTs for all events are listed above. Designate the events in which NQTs have been met with a "T" in column designated as such. No NQTs for swimmers age 90 and over.
All events must be entered with a time. "NT" entries will be rejected. Limit three (3) individual events per day.
If six events are entered, indicate with the number "6" your least-desired event in the column designated with the number "6." If not indicated, your last event on the entry form may be dropped. No changes of designated 6th event will be allowed. No refunds given for the dropped event.
1000/1650 Yard Freestyle
A swimmer may enter either the 1000 or 1650 freestyle, but not both.
$4 per individual event plus $20 surcharge per swimmer. Fees must accompany entry form and must be paid in U.S. dollars by check or money order. Entry is not complete until check has cleared the bank. If there are questions about an entrant's check, full cash payment in U.S. dollars will be required before the entrant is allowed to swim. Refund requests must be received in writing by April 2, 1998. No refunds for events not swum. The $20 surcharge also applies to relay swimmers not entered in an individual event. Relay-only swimmers must submit an entry form with payment by April 2, 1998, deadline. ALL FEES ARE PAYABLE TO "GREATER INDIANA MASTERS SWIMMING."
Relay Entry Form
Relay entry forms will be sent to USMS clubs, or send SASE to address below. Relays cost $8 through April 2, 1998, and $12 thereafter.
Mail Entry and Fees
5735 Carrollton Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 253-8289 before 9 pm EST only
All U.S. entries must be postmarked with official U.S. postmark (no business meters) by March 26, 1998, OR received by April 2, 1998. Entries received after this date will be returned to sender. No FAX, wire or telephone entries will be accepted. Mail entries early. Include SASE with entry for proof of receipt. Allow sufficient time for mail delivery. Photocopy completed entry form for your records.