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This event is over.  Here is the next event in this series:

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 2017 Jim McDonnell Lake Swims




2016 Jim McDonnell Lake Swims & Open Water Clinic

Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, May 29, 2016

USMS Sanction : 106-W001

Jim McDonnell Lake Swims

Open Water Registration

Registration Schedule

It is now 12:23 AM ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
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Swimmer Registration Thu, December 31, 2015 11:59 PM ET Sat, May 28, 2016 10:00 AM ET
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Sanction: Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Inc.

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: Michele Macary (michele.macary@gmail.com)
Timing and scoring: Lin-Mark Computer Sports http://www.lin-mark.com/
Entries: This event will use online entries only — No Paper Entries
Online entries are paid by credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Events".

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

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 $30. That will complete your One Event registration.

Events offered (to be swum in the order listed):
*** You may enter all swim races, practice swim, and the clinic ***
*** Check Event Timelines ***

Saturday, May 28: Open Water Clinic and Practice Swim
  • USMS Open Water Clinic will be led by USMS-certified Coach Dominic Latella SOLD OUT
The new Open Water Clinic for 2016 will include one hour of instruction in the pool and one hour of instruction in the lake. There is a limit of 40 clinic participants. It will include skills such as:
Pool: Basic freestyle drills, Intermediate & Advance freestyle drills, Sighting Drill and technique, Drafting and Passing Drills
Lake: Sighting Drill and Technique Station,  Drafting and Passing, Turns, Entry and Exit
  • Practice Swim (with Briefing) is a separate event for swimmers to complete a 1-mile practice swim. Swimmers who completed the open water clinic can sign up to practice their newly acquired skills!
Sunday, May 29: Race Day
  • 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.
Course Map: Click Here
Entry deadline:
Standard entry deadline is 11:59pm on May 13th
Communit slots open from May 14th until event start on event weekend.
Community slot participants will be in the final wave.

1-Mile practice swim. Swimmers who completed the open water clinic can sign up to practice their newly acquired skills!

Sunday, May 29: Race Day
•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.


Entry deadline:
 Standard entry deadline is 11:59pm on May 13th
 Communit slots open from May 14th until event start on event weekend.
 Community slot participants will be in the final wave.

Community Slots:  An additional 25 slots are available for each event:, the Clinic, Practice Swim, and 1 and 2-Mile Races, and will swim in the last heats of each events. Community Slots have been created to allow people to enter the event as a last minute decision, beginning after the standard entry deadline and up the until the event start. You may sign up online until the day before the start of JMLS. On the day of the event, see the Registrar at the event.
Community slot pricing starting May 14th will be double the Entry/Race/Clinic/Practice Swim fees stated below.

All swimmers registered prior to May 13 will be seeded according to their entry times.


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


2016 Event fees below:
$30
Event Entry Fee (required)
$1.50 Online Entry Service Fee (required)

$30 OEVT Fee (One-Event Registration Fee)
$50 Clinic Fee (Saturday)
$15 1-Mile Practice Swim (Saturday)
$40 Per Race Entry (Sunday)



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

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

T-shirts: Each 1-mile or 2-mile race participant will receive a maximum of one t-shirt with their entry.

Food: Lunch and drinks will be 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 27-30 on the Marriott Reservation System. Book by April 24th, 2016 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, Cornerstones (formerly 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."
Online Registration closed on 5/28/2016.
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