Saturday, August 6, 2016
USMS Sanction: pending
Virginia Masters Swim Team
Open Water Registration
|Swimmer Registration||Tue, April 12, 2016 12:00 AM ET||Thu, August 4, 2016 02:59 PM ET|
|Alleghany County, Virginia
Sponsored by: The Virginia Masters Swim Team, The Alleghany Highlands YMCA, The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and The Alleghany Foundation.
Sanctioned by: LMSC of Virginia for USMS Inc.
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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, 1 minute apart.
Warm-up begins at: 7:45am Check-in Closes at: 8:45am Race begins at: 9:00am
Eligibility: Open to all swimmers 18 years & older. Paper entries must include a copy of your 2016 USMS card. Online entries will be verified automatically. “One Event” is available through online registration (vaswim.org) for an additional fee of $31.30. To renew or join USMS online, visit usms.org/reg.
Rules: Current 2016 USMS rules will govern the race.
Entries: All snail mail entries must be postmarked by July 29, 2016. Online entries will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on August 2, 2016. Late or race day entries will NOT be accepted. Online entry is strongly encouraged. Entry fee is $39.00. To be guaranteed a free t-shirt, enter online by July 19, 2016.
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, rescue boards, 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 1-minute 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, forboth 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.
Accommodations: Please call Sandra Denius at the Alleghany-Highlands Chamber of Commerce at 540-962-2178 for information.
Directions: Google Map “Coles Point Drive, Hot Springs, VA 24445”.
Race Directors Contact: Dave Holland 804-467-2425; Sandra Denius 540-962-2178
Warm-ups start at 7:45 AM
Meet starts at 9:00 AM
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