LAST MINUTE MEET ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
ENTRY DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 17, 2003

Attention Masters Swimmers,
Attached is information regarding the college swim meet that is going to be
hosted by Carthage College (Kenosha, WI) Friday, February 21 through
Saturday, February 22.

Registered Masters and Non-registered Competitive Swimmers will be allowed
to participate, although it should be understood that this IS a college swim
meet, and the college swimmers competing will be fully rested and tapered
(this is their "Last Chance" Meet to make National cuts).

The meet has NOT been sanctioned with United States Masters Swimming, so
times achieved at the meet will not count towards USMS Top 10 Time Standards
or other Masters records. It is basically a "practice" meet that doesn't
count for Masters swimmers.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at stacey@kiefer.com or call
847-872-8866 ext. 622.

Stacey Klepel
Kenosha (WI) Masters Swimming

You need to enter by Monday Feb. 17.

2003 MIDWEST CLASSIC
Friday and Saturday, February 21-22, 2003
Koenitzer Aquatic Center

SITE:Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, WIThe Koenitzer Aquatic Center is a sixteen-lane 25-yard pool with eight lanes used for racing and eight available for warm-up/warm-down. Automatic timing (touchpads and scoreboards) by IST and Daktronics and double lane lines between lanes are used throughout the competition.
MEET DIRECTOR: Greg Earhart, Men’s Swimming CoachPhone: (262) 551-6192 Fax: (262) 551-5995MasterS and non-registered swimmers should e-mail Stacey Klepel at stacey@kiefer.com with questions or call 847-872-8866 ext. 622.
CONDUCT OF EVENTS: All events will be swum as timed finals with any exhibition swimmers seeded as normal competitors. ALL MASTERS AND NON-REGISTERED SWIMMERS (NON-NCAA) WILL COMPETE AS EXHIBITION SWIMMERS!All heats of a timed final event will take place in the same session. The 1650 yd. Freestyle will be limited to the fastest seeded 20 men and 20 women (2 heats of each gender). If a swimmer is not able to participate in the 1650 due to the 20-person limit, he/she will be permitted to substitute another scoring event. See attached sheet for order of events.The pool will be open for warm-ups 90 minutes prior to each session.The 2002-03 NCAA Swimming and Diving rulebook will be followed as per technical rules.
OFFICIALS: NCAA-certified Officials will govern the meet.
ENTRY BLANK: Please enter with a seedtime, which is your best estimate of what your performance will be in this meet. Swimmers may swim in a maximum of FIVE individual events total. All entries on the entry blank are final. Heat sheets for the meet will be printed from entry information TWO DAYS BEFORE the meet begins, so phone scratches will be accepted up to that time.Be sure to list times on the entry blank for each relay team you enter and label them "A", "B", "C" etc. Names of relay competitors need not be listed on the entry blank, but will be submitted prior to the relay event.
ENTRIES: Entries must be submitted on the enclosed entry form. All entries must include seedtimes.
AWARDS: Custom Medals will be awarded to the top eight individuals in the swimming events.
ENTRY FEE: $10.00 per swimmer.
Make checks payable to Carthage College and send with entry.
ENTRY DEADLINE :Entries must be received by Monday, February 17, 2003.
Mail or fax entries to: Greg Earhart, Men’s Swimming CoachCarthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53144 Fax to (262) 551-5995 *If you fax your entry, you will be expected to pay the $10 fee AT THE MEET!!
ORDER OF EVENTS
Friday, February 21 –10:30 AM 1000 Freestyle 200 Individual Medley 50 Freestyle 200 Medley RelayFriday,
February 21 – 6:00 PM 200 Freestyle Relay 400 Individual Medley 100 Butterfly 200 Freestyle 400 Medley Relay
Saturday, February 22–10:00 AM 500 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke 200 Butterfly 800 Freestyle Relay
Saturday, February 22 –5:30 PM 100 Freestyle 200 Backstroke 200 Breaststroke 400 Freestyle Relay1650 Freestyle
INVITED TEAMS: Augustana CollegeBenedictine UniversityCarroll CollegeUniversity of Chicago Coe CollegeCollege of DuPageEureka CollegeGrinnell University Hamline UniversityUniversity of Illinois-ChicagoIllinois Institute of TechnologyIllinois Wesleyan UniversityKnox CollegeLawrence UniversityLake Forest CollegeLewis UniversityLincoln CollegeLoras College Luther CollegeMacalester CollegeMarquette UniversityMillikin UniversityNorth Central CollegeNorthern Iowa UniversitySimpson CollegeCollege of St. CatherineSt. Louis UniversitySt. Mary’s CollegeUniversity of St. Thomas Truman State UniversityUW-MilwaukeeUW-OshkoshUW-Stevens PointUW-WhitewaterWashington UniversityWheaton College

LIST OF EVENTS WITH EVENT NUMBERS:
Number Event
1 Women 1000 Freestyle
2 Men 1000 Freestyle
3 Women 200 IM
4 Men 200 IM
5 Women 50 Freestyle
6 Men 50 Freestyle
7 Women 200 Medley Relay
8 Men 200 Medley Relay
9 Women 200 Freestyle Relay
10 Men 200 Freestyle Relay
11 Women 400 IM
12 Men 400 IM
13 Women 100 Butterfly
14 Men 100 Butterfly
15 Women 200 Freestyle
16 Men 200 Freestyle
17 Women 400 Medley Relay
18 Men 400 Medley Relay
19 Women 500 Freestyle
20 Men 500 Freestyle
21 Women 100 Backstroke
22 Men 100 Backstroke
23 Women 100 Breaststroke
24 Men 100 Breaststroke
25 Women 200 Butterfly
26 Men 200 Butterfly
27 Women 800 Freestyle Relay
28 Men 800 Freestyle Relay
29 Women 100 Freestyle
30 Men 100 Freestyle
31 Women 200 Backstroke
32 Men 200 Backstroke
33 Women 200 Breaststroke
34 Men 200 Breaststroke
35 Women 400 Freestyle Relay
36 Men 400 Freestyle Relay
37 Women 1650 Freestyle
38 Men 1650 Freestyle

EXHIBITION SWIMMER ENTRY FORM

February 21-22, 2003
Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

NAME ______________________________________
Circle: FEMALE / MALE

USMS NO _________________________(if registered as a US Masters Swimmer)

BIRTH DATE _________________ AGE ______

TEAM ______________________________________

HOME ADDRESS___________________________________________ _________________________

CITY _____________________________ STATE ______ ZIP _________

PHONE___________________

Event: ______________ Event Number: _____________ Seedtime: ____________________

Event: ______________ Event Number: _____________ Seedtime: ____________________

Event: ______________ Event Number: _____________ Seedtime: ____________________

Event: ______________ Event Number: _____________ Seedtime: ____________________

Event: ______________ Event Number: _____________ Seedtime: ____________________

LIABILITY RELEASE
I, the undersigned participant, intending to be legally bound, hereby certify that I am physically fit and have not been otherwise informed by a physician. I acknowledge that I am aware of all of the risks inherent in swimming (training and competition) including possible permanent disability or death, and agree to assume all of those risks.

AS A CONDITION OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE CARTHAGE COLLEGE 2003 MIDWEST CLASSIC SWIM MEET OR ANY ACTIVITIES INCIDENT THERETO, I HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ALL CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE, OF THE FOLLOWING: CARTHAGE COLLEGE, NCAA, UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING, INC., THE LOCAL MASTERS SWIMMING COMMITTEES, THE CLUBS/TEAMS, HOST FACILITIES, MEET SPONSORS, MEET COMMITTEES, OR ANY INDIVIDUALS OFFICIATING AT THE MEET OR SUPERVISING SUCH ACTIVITIES.
In addition, I agree to abide by and be governed by the rules of the NCAA.

Signed ___________________________________ Date _________________

PLEASE INCLUDE $10.00 ENTRY FEE!