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2014 Jim McDonnell Lake Swims & Open Water Clinic

Saturday, May 24 - Sunday, May 25, 2014

USMS Sanction: 104-W002

Jim McDonnell Lake Swims

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It is now 11:32 PM EDT on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
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Swimmer Registration Wed, January 1, 2014 12:00 AM EDT Fri, May 9, 2014 11:59 PM EDT
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Sanction: Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc., Sanction#104-W002

Location: Lake Audubon, Reston, VA
Course: 1-mile open water course (map)
Host: Reston Masters Swim Team
Event website: http://www.restonmasters.com/jmls-lake-swim/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JimMcdonnellLakeSwims
Info: John Carlson, jekcarlson@yahoo.com , 260-227-5766
Timing and scoring: Lin-Mark Computer Sports http://www.lin-mark.com/
Entries: This event will use online entries only — No Paper Entries

Chip timing, t-shirts and food service for 1-mile and 2-mile swimmers.

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 swim races and the clinic ***
*** Check Event Timelines ***
Saturday, May 24:
Open water clinic and 1-mile practice swim
Sunday, May 25:
1-mile race (entry limit 400; time limit 50 minutes)
2-mile race (entry limit 400; time limit 90 minutes)

Note: Time limits begin after the last wave starts.

Scoring Divisions: Scoring divisions are divided by gender, five year age groups and non-wetsuit (Category I Swimwear, CAT I) or wetsuit (Category II Swimwear, CAT II). Non-wetsuit and wetsuit swim simultaneously. You may enter only one scoring division for each race distance. ** Note -No wetsuits in water above 78 degrees. Swimmers may swim in CAT II with non-heat retaining swimwear and other swimwear configurations allowed in CAT II.

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

Entry deadline:
Friday, May 9, 2014 (11:59 PM Eastern time)
All swimmers will be seeded after entries are closed.

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For 2014 we have 25 community slots available. People in these slots will swim in the last heats of the 1 or 2 mile events. These have been created to allow people to enter the event as a last minute decision. The cost will be $100 per event (in lieu of the $35 event fee, per event) plus the other fees marked out below. Please contact or see the registrar at the event if you would like one of these slots.

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

Fee schedule: There are no refunds and no selling of slots in race.
$25 Event Entry Fee (required)
$1.50 Online Entry Service Fee (required)
$35 Per Race Entry
$10 Clinic Fee
$20 OEVT Fee (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 Sunday. Please remember to also bring your own fluids.

Host Hotel: Marriott Courtyard Herndon Reston, Rooms available at $69-$79 per night for May 23-26 on the Marriott Reservation System. Book by April 24th, 2014 to get the special rate. Click Here for Marriott Rate or call and ask at 1 888 236 2427 for the Reston Masters Swim Team Room Block at the Courtyard Herndon Reston

Benefit: The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims donate a portion of the event proceeds to charity. In the past, recipients have been the Lymphoma Research, Reston Interfaith, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, and American Porphyria Foundation.

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