Thank You

The 2013 Pan-American Masters Championship ended on Thursday, June 13, with the 1K and 3K open water swims, held at beautiful Siesta Key Beach. Our community is so grateful to all the friendly athletes who came from all over the world. You are warm, spirited, and truly embody all that is good in Masters swimming. The event organizers are also very grateful for all the volunteers who stepped up to welcome our guests and make this an event to remember. Well done everyone, and many, many thanks to all.

Don’t miss this great video recap of the event.

Open Water Check-in

Check-in and body marking for all open water participants is mandatory and will occur at the Teen Center at the YMCA (The swimming pool venue) on Wednesday, June 12, between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Timing chips and swim caps will be distributed at this time.

Important!

Tropical Storm Andrea is out in the Gulf of Mexico. However, at this time, the Pan American Masters Championship will proceed tomorrow as planned. Please bring ponchos and rain jackets as we do expect some wind and rain.

We will be monitoring the storm throughout the night and early morning hours to assess any risk to the safety of the athletes, spectators, and event staff. We will notify you accordingly, via this email, if there are any changes to the schedule of events.

Thank you and please travel safely.

Sarasota to Host 2013 Pan American Masters Championship

U.S. Masters Swimming is pleased to host the 2013 Pan American Masters Championship. The Championship, awarded by Union American de Natacion, will be hosted in partnership with the Sarasota Family YMCA, in Sarasota, Fla. Our Travel page includes our Letter of Invitation.

Masters synchronized swimming and pool swimming competition will be held at the Selby Aquatic Center adjacent to the Sarasota Y’s Evalyn Sadlier Jones branch in Sarasota, Fla. The synchro event dates are June 1–4, and swimming events June 5–12. An open water swim will be hosted June 13 at Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fla.

This will be the first time the USA has hosted the biennial event. The Championship is expected to attract up to 2,000 adult swimmers from the South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and the USA.

Swimsuit Regulations

FINA rules as modified for Masters competition and as printed in the latest edition of the FINA Handbook will govern all aquatic disciplines at the V UANA Pan American Masters Championships. It is the responsibility of each competitor to be familiar with these rules. FINA rules and regulations may be found at fina.org.