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barryf
July 10th, 2003, 12:05 AM
The Championship Committee has extended the received by entry date for the 2003 USMS National Long Course Championships to Monday, July 14, 2003. Online entries will be accepted until midnight EDT on July 14, 2003. No changes in the designated 6th event will be allowed after July 14, 2003. Refund request must be made in writing and received by July 14, 2003.

The entries were extended to help the host have a financially successful meet. We currently have about 800 entries, which would make this Long Course Nationals the smallest since the Buffalo, NY meet in 1994. We will be finished early each day and the sixth event will not be dropped.

hstewart
July 10th, 2003, 10:28 AM
Is there any way to confirm that our registration was received?
:confused:

barryf
July 10th, 2003, 12:00 PM
Henry asked: Is there any way to confirm that our registration was received?

If you enter online, you get a web identification number at the end of the registration process. You also get an e-mail message confirming your regiration within 24 hours.

If you entered by mail and included a SASE, you should receive cofirmation by mail. If not, contact the meet director at:
antoniou@rci.rutgers.edu

Also, nationals psych sheets are always posted before the meet. This is done about 1 to 2 weeks after the entry received deadline, which has been exteded to July 14, 2003.

HLClark
July 10th, 2003, 12:49 PM
Since the meet looks like it will be small and over early each day, would it be possible to start warm-ups and the meet an hour (or so) later than planned? Some of us coming from the west may appreciate a later start...

Henry Clark

jim thornton
July 10th, 2003, 12:53 PM
How many people have signed up so far? It would be nice to get a good turnout, but it would also be nice to be able to swim all six events.

BTW, if it's possible to selectively keep any males in the 50-54 age group from finding out about this extention of deadline, this particular 51 year old male, who has already signed up, would be very grateful!

jerry clark
July 11th, 2003, 06:08 PM
With regard to the question about having the events start later each day, we've made the decision to leave them as published in order to not confuse anyone by making any changes other than the extension of the deadline for entering the meet. If we have 800+ swimmers, we'll probably see timelines running into the 5:00pm - 6:00pm time period. Deck seeding will enhance the speed of the meet, which might be important to a lot of people on Sunday.

Jerry Clark, meet liaison for LCN meet at Rutgers