Online Entries: This event will use online entries only — No Paper Entries
Eligibility: Minimum participation age is 18 by race event date. Swimmers must be registered with USMS or be a Masters swimming member of a FINA member federation or obtain a USMS One Event registration (OEVT). Proof of membership must be presented during the registration process.
Proof of Membership: If you do not have proof of membership, during the first step of the event registration process, you will be given an opportunity to obtain a copy of your USMS membership card or purchase either a USMS membership directly from USMS or a USMS OEVT registration ($15 paid at checkout).
Swims offered June 4, 2022 (to be swum in the order listed):
Swimmers may enter both the 1-mile and 2-mile swims. Entry limit per race is a maximum of 350 swimmers.
1-mile Race: CAT I & CAT II divisions; time limit 50 minutes.
2-mile Race: CAT I and CAT II divisions; time limit 90 minutes. All 2-mile contestants who have not completed the first 1-mile lap within 45 minutes will be directed to exit the course as they pass the boat ramp.
Entry Deadline: Entries close 11:59 PM EDT on May 31, 2022.
Entry Updates: Entry updates will be allowed prior to entry closing. Contact Registrar to request changes.
Entry Update Deadline: No entry updates (new entries, added swims, or changed entries) after entry closing date.
Fee schedule—Online entries are paid by credit card to "Reston Masters":
One-Mile race only: $100
Two-Mile race only: $100
One-Mile & Two-Mile Races: $150
OEVT Fee $15 (for swimmers not USMS or FINA registered)
Refunds, Transfers, and Deferrals: There are no refunds, no deferrals of fees to next year and no selling/transfer of slots in swims. Swimmers will be required to confirm agreement with this policy before submitting their entry.
Seeding: Swims are seeded fast to slow using the 1650 yard time.
Start: The race will be started using a rolling start in order of seed time.
Timing Chips: Participants in swims will wear timing chips.
Temperature Restrictions:No wetsuits or heat retaining swimwear in water above 78 degrees. If swimmers are not able to meet the requirements for CAT I swimwear, then they may swim in CAT II using swimwear configurations allowed in CAT II (see Swimwear Categories below).
Water Quality: Reston lakes are managed by Reston Association, which does not maintain the lakes to swimming standards. Approximately one week before the race, RA will test the water and if deemed unsafe, RMST will cancel the event.
Scoring Divisions for Races: Scoring divisions are divided by overall, gender, five year age groups and swimwear category. All scoring divisions in a race swim simultaneously and are scored separately. You may swim in only one scoring division for each race distance. You may change your Swimwear Category at the starting line.
Swimwear Categories: USMS Category I (CAT I): swimsuits shall be made from textile materials; may not be buoyant or heat retaining; for both men and women, the swimsuit shall not cover the neck and shall not extend past the shoulder nor below the ankles. USMS Category II (CAT II): all other swimsuits, including wetsuits; no restriction on coverage. There are other differences, which you should be familiar with, so there are no surprises on race day. Swimwear categories are defined in Article 303.4 Swimwear for Open Water Events (www.usms.org/rules/part3.pdf, 2022 USMS Rule Book, pg 70.)
Individual Awards: Awards will be given to 1st through 3rd place for age group scoring divisions.
T-shirts: Each 1-mile or 2-mile race participant will receive a maximum of one t-shirt with their entry.
Food: Individually wrapped snack/energy bars, fruit, and water will be served. Please bring your own food and water as necessary.
Host Hotel: Courtyard Dulles Airport Herndon/Reston for 99 USD per night. Start Date: Friday, June 3, 2022. End Date: Sunday June 5, 2022. Last day to book: Friday, May 6, 2022. Guests may call 800-321-2211and reference Jim McDonnell Lake Swim Room Block staying at the Courtyard Dulles Airport Herndon Reston. They may also book directly online by clickiing here
Benefit: The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims donate a portion of the event proceeds to local charities.
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "WWW.RESTONMASTERS.COM."
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