Saturday, August 3, 2013
USMS Sanction: 123-W003
Virginia Masters Swim Team
Open Water Registration
|Swimmer Registration||Fri, April 26, 2013 12:00 AM EST||Tue, July 30, 2013 11:59 PM EST|
Sponsored by: The Virginia Masters Swim Team, The Alleghany Highlands YMCA, The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and The Alleghany Foundation.
SAVE PAPER, SAVE TIME, AND AVOID ERRORS: REGISTER ONLINE!
EVENT: There will be a one-mile race at 9:00am. The start and finish is on the beach at Cole’s Point, clearly visible to the spectators and race personnel. The course runs along the shore to the south, approximately 50 yards out and continues east and north around buoys that will be clearly visible. The swimmers will reach the turn-around point inside the “no wake zone” in the inlet and turn counter- clockwise around a buoy and swim back to the beach via the same route. Buoys will remain to the swimmer’s left. A 2x 3 foot poster of the course diagram will be posted at the lake, and the current water and air temperature will be posted at 8am. Swimmers will depart from the beach in waves of 10 people or fewer, 30 seconds apart, to prevent congestion.
Warm-up begins at: 7:45am
Eligibility: Open to all swimmers 18 years & older as of July 13, 2013. Paper entries must include a copy of your 2013 USMS card. Online entries will be verified automatically. “One Event” membership is available through online event entry for an additional fee of $28.30. To renew or join USMS online, visit www.usms.org/reg.
Rules: Current 2013 USMS rules will govern the race.
Entries: All snail mail entries must be postmarked by July 25, 2013. Online entries will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on July 30, 2013. Late or race day entries will NOT be accepted. Online entry is strongly encouraged. Entry fee is $30.00. To be guaranteed a free t-shirt, enter online by July 15, 2013.
Safety: For safety reasons, swimmers who cannot complete 1 mile in one hour should NOT enter. Swimmers still on the course after the time limit will be stopped and listed DNF in the results. In the event of inclement weather, the race director may close the course and thereby prevent swimmers from completing the race. The WestVaco water rescue team will be on site with boats, scuba divers and rescue squad.
Seeding: Swimmers will be seeded fastest to slowest according to 1650 seed time and will be started in waves of 10 swimmers, staggered at 30-second intervals. “No Time” entries will be seeded in the final wave. Seeding changes and additions will not be allowed on race day.
Age Groups: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc. in five year increments, as high as necessary for both men/women.
Awards/ Social: Awards will be given to the top 3 men & women finishers in each age group. The awards ceremony will take place on the beach following the race. Drinks and snacks will be provided. A special award will be presented to any swimmer who participates in all three of the "Virginia Open Water Series" events:
Accommodations: Please call Sandra Wright at the Alleghany-Highlands Chamber of Commerce at 540-962-2178 for information.
Directions: Mapquest “Perkins Point, VA” (the beach is ½ mile south on Cole’s Point Drive)
Race Directors Contact: Dave Holland 804-467-2425; Sandra Wright 540-962-2178
Warm-ups start at 7:45 AM
Meet starts at 9:00 AM
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