MSC Fitness Challenge ("the McAuslan Challenge").

Description :
Friendly fitness challenge organised by MSC sponsored by McAuslan Breweries.

Allow all masters (especially beginners) to compare personal times with other masters 
of the same age group across Canada. May be done during training period.

Admissibility :
All MSC registered Masters. There is no entry fee.

Rules :
Enter one or several offered events. One may enter all events if desired.
Obtain a time for each swim. Rules are not as strict as during competition 
(no judges or electronic timing required). However it is expected that everyone 
will use fair swimming techniques and will avoid unfair starts, touches and mis-timing.

Send all results via e-mail to Christian Berger at
Alternate mail address is C. Berger, 1130 Emma, Longueuil, Que, J4J 3A3.
Results will be compiled and published on the Internet. Updates may be posted.
(The current site is at, but will move shortly).
Recording period will be Jan 1, 2001 to March 31, 2001. 

Possible awards:
Discussion is taking place to have each participant receive a certificate
signed by the president of McAuslan Breweries, and if feasible an MSC member.
This certificate is not guaranteed to be made available this year.

Age groups:
20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99.

Free (50 m, 100 m, 200 m, 400 m ,800 m 1500m)
Back (50 m , 100 m, 200 m)
Breast (50 m , 100 m, 200 m)
Fly (50 m, 100 m, 200 m)
IM (100 m, 200 m, 400m )

Course is expected to be SCM (25 m pools). LCM (50 m pools) will be accepted as well
but treated as SCM times. SCY times may be converted to meters by adding
12% to the yards time.

Times may be recorded during one training session, or spread over several sessions.
If desired, a swimmer may try to improve on a previously-achieved time.

Please do not submit times achieved in regular meets to avoid 
duplication of reporting. The intended audience is mostly for beginners, or people who 
have no time to enter regular meets, or experienced swimmers who will try a different 
event, or experienced swimmers turning in casual times to incite clubmates to enter.
No records will be accepted from these events. No Top twenty times will be accepted either.
Only times from regular sanctioned meets may be posted for records or rankings.