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2015 Jim McDonnell Lake Swims & Open Water Clinic

Jim McDonnell Lake Swims

Saturday, May 23 - Sunday, May 24, 2015

Jim McDonnell Lake Swims

Open Water Registration


Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Wed, Dec 31, 2014
12:00 AM
Sun, May 24, 2015
10:00 AM

Sanction: Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc., Sanction#105-W001 

Location: Lake Audubon, Reston, VA
Course: 1-mile open water course (map)
Host: Reston Masters Swim Team
Event website:
Info: John Carlson, , 260-227-5766
Timing and scoring: Lin-Mark Computer Sports
Entries: This event will use online entries only — No Paper Entries
Online entries are paid by credit card to " Events".

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 $25. 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 ***

Deadline for signup was on 5/8 we have opened community slots up for entries up the :30 minutes before the event.
Community Slots Left: Updated 5/18/15 7:00 PM EST
1 Mile                      4 of 25
2 Mile                      10 of 25

Saturday, May 23:
Fitter and Faster Clinic (Sign up separately here:
Race Clinic and Practice Swim
Sunday, May 24:
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:
Communit Slots open till event start on May 24th
Community slot participants will be in the final wave.

All swimmers who registered prior to due date will be seeded according to their entry times.


Fee schedule: There are no refunds and no selling of slots in race.

NEW!!! Saturday morning $139 Presented by Fitter & Faster - Prepare for open water in the pool!!!!
UNIQUE AND SCARCE OPPORTUNITY: Do you need to improve on your open water swimming technique, racing and training? 

On Saturday, May 23 2015, the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Presented by will be hosting a special swim clinic, “Strategies and Techniques for Open Water Racing.”  The clinic will be led by TWO TWO-TIME US OLYMPIANS!

Learn the fundamentals of open water racing, such as: Becoming a great “drafter,” understanding “pack positioning,” using “sighting” and “line” to beat faster swimmers. Limited Space Available – Only 66 Spots!  

Register Here:

2015 Event fees below: (Community Slot Pricing Stated Below)
Event Entry Fee (required)
$1.50 Online Entry Service Fee (required)
$70 Per Race Entry
$20 Clinic Fee
$25 OEVT Fee (One-Event Registration Fee)

Online entries are paid by credit card to " Events".

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 22-25 on the Marriott Reservation System. Book by April 24th, 2015 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.

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

Online Registration closed on 5/24/2015.

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