2011 Jim McDonnell Lake Swims & Open Water Clinic

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Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, May 29, 2011

USMS Sanction : 101-03

Jim McDonnell Lake Swims

Open Water Registration

Jim McDonnell Lake Swims

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Sat, Jan 1, 2011
12:00 AM
Fri, May 20, 2011
08:59 PM


 *** Please Visit the Event Web Site for All Event Details ***

Sanction: Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc., Sanction# 101-03 
Location: Lake Audubon, Reston, VA
Course: 1-mile open water course (
Host: Reston Masters Swim Team
Event web site
Info: Lynn Hazlewood, 
lynhzlwd@usms.org, 703-786-7292
Timing and scoring
Lin-Mark Computer Sports
This event will use online entries only — No Paper Entries

H2Open Series: The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims are part of the H2Open Series, a U.S. Masters Swimming national series of open water events. For more information, please check the series web pages for more information as the season progresses. 

Eligibility: Event is open to U.S. Masters registered swimmers 18 years and older. To register for the event, you must have a 2011 U.S. Masters Swimming registration or purchase a One Event registration (OEVT). You may take care of registration during your event entry process. 

OEVT Instructions: During online registration you will pay the OEVT fee of $20. That will complete your One Event registration.

Events offered
    Saturday, May 28 — Open water clinic and 1-mile practice swim (entry limit 400) 
    Sunday, May 29 — 1- and 2-mile races (entry limit 400 per race)

Swimwear Definitions: Open water swimwear definitions have been changed beginning January 1, 2011. These definitions will be applied to the Jim McDonnell Lake Swims. There are now two categories of swimwear that are acceptable: Category I (formerly non-wetsuit), which conforms to the FINA legal swimwear, and Category II (formerly wetsuit), which includes any swimwear that does not meet the requirements of Category I swimwear. While filling out entries, swimmers will still choose between wetsuit and non-wetsuit, but should be aware that there are some fine points of what is legal that did not exist prior to 2011. Please refer to the Swimwear Rules document for more information.

Scoring Divisions: Scoring divisions are divided by gender, five year age groups and non-wetsuit (Category I Swimwear) or wetsuit (Category II Swimwear). Non-wetsuit and wetsuit swim simultaneously. You may enter only one scoring division for each race distance.

Awards: Awards will be given to 1st through 3rd place for each scoring division.

Entry deadlines:
    No entries for Sunday races accepted after closing date or when entry limit is reached, whichever comes first.
Swimmers entering after May 13 will pay a $10 late fee.
    All swimmers will be seeded after entries are closed.
    No walk-in entries for Saturday clinic and practice swim.

Friday, May 13 — Closing date for early registration (11:59 PM Eastern time)
Friday, May 20 — Closing date for final registration (11:59 PM Eastern time)

Entry fees:    
    Online fees include a $1.50 Club Assistant (CA) fee per swimmer.
    There are no refunds and no selling of slots in race.

    Fee schedule:

          Enter by
May 13
May 14-20
May 20
Enter 1 Race $55.00 $65.00 CLOSED
Enter 2 Races $90.00 $100.00 CLOSED
Clinic $20.00 $20.00 CLOSED
OEVT $20.00 $20.00 CLOSED

Seeding: Races and clinic are seeded fast to slow using the 1650 yard time.

T-shirts: Each race entrant will receive a maximum of one free t-shirt with their entry.

Food: On race day (Sunday), lunch will be served and drinks provided. No food or water is provided on clinic day (Saturday). Please remember to bring your own.

Host Hotel: Marriott Courtyard Herndon Reston, 1-800-321-2211. Details TBA soon.

Benefit: The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims donate a portion of the event proceeds to charity. In 2010, six recipients shared $13,000 in donations. Those organizations were Lymphoma Research FoundationReston InterfaithTender Hearts, Naval Special Warfare Foundation, LiveStrong and American Porphyria Foundation.

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."

Online Registration closed on 5/20/2011.
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