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jroddin
January 25th, 2011, 12:22 PM
Beginning in 2009, club scoring awards at Nationals have been divided into two separate categories: Regional and Local. A formal description of the two club categories is below (104.5.6B[1] & [2] from page 35-36 of the 2011 USMS Rule Book):


(1)Regional - For competition at national championship meets, a Regional Club consists of a club made up of those swimmers who represent a club at nationals, but at competitions within their LMSC, they compete for an entity or subgroup (such as a workout group) that is different than the one they compete with at nationals.

(2) Local - For competition at national championship meets, a Local Club consists of a club that does not qualify as a Regional Club.

Based on these definitions, the following scoring categories will be in place for 2011 Nationals:

Regional Clubs:
AFAM
AKMS
ARIZ
CMS
FACT
GAJA
HIMA
HMS
IAMA
IM
MICH
MM
NCMS
NEM
NIAG
NMMS
OREG
PNA
SKY
SMS
SWOM
UTAH
WMAC
WMSC

Local Clubs: all other registered USMS clubs.

Please note clubs may contest their designation or the designation of another club by filing an appeal with the chair of the Championship Committee (Jeff Roddin, Championship@usms.org) at least 45 days prior to the national championship meet (those deadlines would be March 14 for Mesa and June 19 for Auburn).

Jeff Roddin
Championship Committee Chair

orca1946
January 31st, 2011, 04:51 PM
I need to change my status to I M in order to compete in relays at Nats.