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    Regional vs Local Club Categories (2019)

    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 37 of the 2018 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 2019 Nationals:

    Regional Clubs:
    AKMS - Alaska Masters Swim Club
    ARIZ - Arizona Masters Swim Club Inc
    BSMT Big Sky Montana Masters
    CMS - Colorado Masters Swimming
    FACT - Florida Aquatic Combined Team
    GAJA - Georgia Masters
    IAMA - Iowa Masters
    IM - Illinois Masters
    MICH - Michigan Masters
    MINN Minnesota Masters Swim Club
    NCMS - North Carolina Masters Swimming
    NEM - New England Masters Swim Club
    NIAG - Niagara District Masters
    NMMS - New Mexico Masters
    OREG - Oregon Masters
    PSM - Puget Sound Masters
    SDPM South Dakota Prairie Masters
    SKY - Swim Kentucky Masters
    SMS - Southern Masters Swimmers
    SWOM - Southwest Ohio Masters
    WMAC - Wisconsin Masters Aquatic Club
    WMSC - Wyoming Masters Swimming Club

    Local Clubs: all other registered USMS clubs.
    UTAH - Swim Utah **UTAH REMOVED FROM REGIONAL AS OF 5/15/2019 **

    According to the USMS Rule Book the Championship Committee shall publish this list no later than February 15 of each year. Please note clubs may contest their designation or the designation of another club by filing an appeal with the chair of the Championship Committee (Jim Clemmons, championship@usms.org) at least 45 days prior to the national championship meet (i.e. March 11 for Spring Nationals, June 23 for Summer Nationals).

    Jeff Roddin
    USMS Championship Committee Member
    Last edited by jroddin; May 15th, 2019 at 04:18 PM. Reason: UTAH has been changed from Regional to Local

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    Re: Regional vs Local Club Categories (2019)

    I M - Illinois Masters will be there to push our state team points higher than before --- I hope.

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    Re: Regional vs Local Club Categories (2019)

    Quote Originally Posted by jroddin View Post
    UTAH - Swim Utah **UTAH REMOVED FROM REGIONAL AS OF 5/15/2019 **
    Please note UTAH has been changed from Regional to Local.

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