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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 9:56 AM EDT on Sunday, April 20, 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.

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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