2023 Groundhogs Day Pentathlon

Eden Prairie Community Center

Sunday, February 5, 2023

16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55346  


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What is a Pentathlon?  

In swimming, a Pentathlon is typically 5 races: 100s of each stroke, followed by a 200 IM. We are also offering a Pentathlon “Lite”: 50s of each stroke, followed by a 100 IM.

Individual ranking is then based on the total time of those five swims.    

Of course, if you want to come swim some races, but not necessarily a full Pentathlon, please join us!  All are welcome to enter up to 5 individual events of their choice.  We have a great pool with wonderful windows.  Hopefully we can capture some sunshine as we celebrate the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox--aka Groundhog’s Day! 

Warm‐up Period:    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Events:     10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Meet Sanction:  303-S001  

Meet Director:    Nick Remmes; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Entry Changes:    Nick Remmes; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Information:  Must be a USMS registered member.   

Registration: Online registration commences January 2nd at 12:01 AM  and closes at 12:01 PM on 4 February 2023 for Individual and Relays.  The fee is $30.00.
There will be no deck entries.  All swimmers must be USMS members.

Registration:  Participants may enter a maximum of 5 individual events.  Entry fees will be refundable if the meet is canceled. Registrants may instead donate refunds to the Adult Learn to Swim Program.  Fees are paid by credit card to “ClubAssistant.com Events.”  Entries are enabled via Club Assistant online only. Those needing to drop from the  Meet should e‐mail the meet director by January 31.

Course:  8 lane, 25 yard pool, using 8 lanes for competition.  8 lanes in the adjacent diving well will be avaliable throughout the Meet for warm-up and cool down.  The length of the competition pool is in compliance with USMS in accordance with articles 105.1.7 and 107.2.1.
Positive Check‐in:  There is no positive check-in for this meet.

Relays:  All relays must be submitted No Later Than 30 minutes prior to the respective relay to the Meet Director Nick Remmes; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    All relays teams will either e-mail their information to the meet director by 12:01 p.m. on 4 February or complete a relay entry card complete with first name and last name, age and gender of each swimmer.  Each card or e-mail must include the club/workout group name.  For the relay to be offical, no swimmer may be "unattached".  All relay members must be registered with the same club but may be from different workout groups.  The distance and type of relay must be circled or otherwise indicated. 

Note: There are two special relays, 200 Noodle Free relay and 200 Mystery Medley. 

Results:  Results may be posted at the Eden Prairie Community Center at the discretion of the Meet Director and unofficial realtime results will upload to Meet Mobile. Final results will be available at www.minnesotamasters.com by Feb 8th. Times swum by non‐Minnesota LMSC members are not eligible for Minnesota LMSC records.   

Seeding:  Event seeding and lane assignments will be developed prior to the meet and emailed to all registrants. Some changes in heats or lanes may occur the day of the meet.  

Relays:  Those organizing relays may sign‐up their teams by e‐mail to the meet director or may fill out and submit a written relay card at the meet no later than 30 minutes before the prospective event. There is no need for swimmers to indicate relay availability when registering.   

Safey Plan:  All swimmers, officials, volunteers and spectators will follow the current rules and guidelines in force at the Eden Prairie Community Center with respect to health concerns,  as provided for in the Eden Prairie safety plan.   
It is possible that certain events with few entries will be combined into single heats. 
Breaks will be scheduled so that no swimmer is projected to have less than 8 minutes of time between individual swims and no less than 5 minutes of time between an individual swim and a relay swim.   
Please note: this meet will be canceled if prohibited by governmental authority, in which case all entry fees will be refunded. Swimmers who cancel are not eligible for refunds. 

About Minnesota Masters Swimming

Minnesota Masters Swimming LMSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to a healthy swimming lifestyle for adult swimmers within 87 counties in Minnesota and 3 in Western Wisconsin. It is the local governing body for United States Masters Swimming (USMS).

There are 1,172 registered swimmers in the Minnesota LMSC and over 60,000 nationwide. Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible to join. No prior competitive swimming experience is necessary.

Minnesota Masters Contacts

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