Nationals Scoring: Regional vs Local Club Categories
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 (104.5.6 B from page 37 of the 2023 USMS Rule Book):
(1) Regional clubs—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 clubs—For competition at national championship meets, a local club consists of a club that does not qualify as a regional club.
Based on the above definitions, the following scoring categories will be in place for 2023 Spring and Summer Nationals:
AKMS - Alaska Masters Swim Club
ARIZ - Arizona Masters Swim Club Inc
BSMT - Big Sky Montana Masters
CMS - Colorado Masters Swimming
CONN - Connecticut Masters
FACT - Florida Aquatic Combined Team
GAJA - Georgia Masters
IAMA - Iowa Masters
IM - Illinois Masters
LTMS - Life Time Swim Georgia
MICH - Michigan Masters
MINN - Minnesota Masters Swim Club
NCMS - North Carolina Masters Swimming
NEM - New England Masters Swim Club
NMMS - New Mexico Masters
OREG - Oregon Masters
PSM - Puget Sound Masters
SDPM - South Dakota Prairie Masters
SKY - Swim Kentucky Masters
SMS - Southern Masters Swimmers
WISC - Wisconsin Masters Aquatic Club (edited from WMAC 4-18-23)
All other registered USMS clubs not noted in the Regional category.
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 (Erin Sizelove, email@example.com) at least 45 days prior to the national championship meet (i.e., March 13 for Irvine; June 18 for Sarasota).
USMS Championship Committee Vice Chair