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The Los Alamos Aquatomics swim club will host its annual Nick Nogar Memorial Open July 5-6 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
The meet is open to any athlete registered with USA Swimming and New Mexico Swimming.
The Nick Nogar Memorial is a four-session timed, final pre-seeded long course — except for the 50-meter freestyle. There are no time standards required to enter the meet.
The 50-meter freestyle is conducted as a shoot-out to determine the fastest swimmers between ages 13-14 and 15-18.
The top four girls and boys for each age group will be run in a shootout format.
In the shoot-out heats, the top four swimmers from the preliminary heats will swim two 1-on-1 semifinals, then the winners of those semi-final heats will compete in the shootout final.
Swimmers 19 years and older for the 50 meter freestyle event can participate in the preliminary heats but are not eligible for the finals shoot-out heats.
At the meet, swimmers will be restricted to five events per day plus one relay per day. Entries should be submitted via electronic file (HY-TEK compatible) to Andrew Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry forms can be found on aquatomics.com.
There is a limit of 400 swimmers for this meet. Entries must be received not later than June 25.
Those interested in participating are asked to mail entries to Erickson at 3480 Urban St. in Los Alamos.
Entry fees are $3 per event for individual events, $8 per relay and will be assessed an New Mexico Swimming surcharge of $4 per swimmer.
Non-electronic entries will be charged an additional $5 per swimmer.
The event’s namesake comes from former U.S. Master Swimmer, Nick Nogar, who succumbed to cancer in 1996. Nogar served the Aquatomics in many capacities, including as president and perennial member of the Board of Directors.
Nogar filled the roles of stroke and turn official, starter, and referee at both home and away meets.
While a distinguished scientist and Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nogar’s greatest pride was his children and their shared enthusiasm in swimming, sportsmanship, and education.
The meet’s dedication to Nogar honors his passion for swimming, leadership, diplomacy, and sense of humor, stated in a press release announcing the meet.
The Aquatomics are the oldest swimming club in Los Alamos, founded in 1963.
Also coming up for the Aquatomics, they will be hosting a fundraising breakfast.That breakfast, which will feature waffles, eggs and bacon, is scheduled for Saturday morning at the local Masonic Lodge. Price for breakfast is $7 for adults, $3.50 for kids.
For complete rules, regulations and registration information, visit aquatomics.com.
For additional questions, contact Erickson at the email address above.