Entry Instructions
1999 Short Course National Championships

Entry Form Instructions

Entry Procedures
Use official entry form, photocopy of the entry form, or on line entry system. Read all instructions and fill out completely. Entries with "pending" in place of registration number 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's affiliation as stated on the entry form will apply throughout the meet. If the club on the entry form and the club listed on the USMS registration card submitted with the entry form do not match, the swimmer shall, prior to the first day of competition, submit a new USMS registration card or a letter from the local registrar showing the new affiliation.

National Qualifying Times 
Competitors may enter and swim in a maximum number 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 provided here. Designate the events in which NQTs have been met with "T" in column designated as such when using the hard copy entry form. No NQTs for swimmers age 90 and over.

Entry Time
All events must be entered with a time. "NT" entries will be rejected. Limit three (3) individual events per day.

Sixth Events
If six events are entered, indicate with 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 8, 1999. 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 8, 1999 or postmarked by April 1, 1999. ALL FEES ARE PAYABLE TO: SANTA CLARA SWIM CLUB.

Relay Entry Form
Relay entry forms will be mailed to each USMS club, or send self-addressed, stamped envelope to address below. Relays cost $12 and each relay may be entered until 6:00 p.m. of the day prior to the relay event.

Mail Entry and Fees
Standard Mail:
Santa Clara Swim Club, Short Course Nationals
P.O. Box 2672 
Mission Station
Santa Clara, CA 95055

FedX delivery and hand delivery only: 
Santa Clara Swim Club, Short Course Nationals
2625 Patricia Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Entry Deadline
All mail entries must be postmarked (no business postage meters) by April 1, 1999, or received by April 8, 1999. 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 complete entry form for your records.

All Internet entries must be submitted by April 8, 1999. The Internet entry system will be shut off after this date.