25th Anniversary Jim McDonnell Lake Swims & Open Water Clinic 2012

Jim McDonnell Lake Swims

Saturday, May 26 - Sunday, May 27, 2012

USMS Sanction : 102-W001

Jim McDonnell Lake Swims

Open Water Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Sun, Jan 1, 2012
12:00 AM
Fri, May 18, 2012
11:59 PM



Sanction: Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc., Sanction# 102-W001 
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

New for 2012: In honor of the Jim McDonnell Lake Swim's 25th year, the following enhancements have been added:

  • Special acknowledgment of swimmers who have participated for 25 years.
  • Addition of a 5K race.
  • Chip timing, t-shirts and food service for clinic swimmers.
  • Introduction of the "Triple Dip," a challenge event for swimmers who participate in all three races (1-mile, 2-mile and 5K races).
  • The opportunity to swim up to 7 miles over two days.
  • Optional Saturday packet pick-up for all entrants.

Eligibility: Event is open to U.S. Masters registered swimmers 18 years and older or Masters Swimming members of a FINA member federation. To register for the event, you must provide proof of current membership or purchase a One Event registration (OEVT). You may take care of membership 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 (to be swum in the order listed):
*** You may enter all four swims ***
*** Check Event Timelines *** 
    Saturday, May 26:
5K race (entry limit 250; time limit 2 hours 15 minutes)
        Open water clinic and 1-mile practice swim 
    Sunday, May 27:
        2-mile race (entry limit 400; time limit 90 minutes)
        1-mile race (entry limit 400; time limit 50 minutes)

Note: Time limits begin after the last wave starts. For the 5K race, swimmers must also complete the first 2 laps in 90 minutes.

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. Special awards will be given to participants who swim all three races (1-mile, 2-mile and 5K).

Entry deadline:
    Friday, May 18, 2012 (11:59 PM Eastern time)
All swimmers will be seeded after entries are closed.
    No changes or late entries accepted after May 18.

Entry fees:    
 There are no refunds and no selling of slots in race.

    Fee schedule:
        $20 Event Entry Fee (required)
        $1.50 Club Assistant Fee (required)
        $35 Per Race Entry
        $20 Clinic Fee
        $20 One-Event Registration Fee

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

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

Food: Lunch will be served and drinks provided on Saturday and Sunday. Please remember to also bring your own fluids.

Host Hotel: Marriott Courtyard Herndon Reston, 1-800-228-9290. Rooms available at $69 per night for May 25-27 on the Marriott Online Reservation System. Book by May 3, 2012 to get the special rate.

Benefit: The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims donate a portion of the event proceeds to charity. In 2011, recipients were Lymphoma Research FoundationReston Interfaith, and Naval Special Warfare Foundation.

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

Online Registration closed on 5/18/2012.
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