Sponsored by O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club
Saturday July 14th, 2018
Sanctioned by: Lake Erie LMSC for USMS Inc.
Sanction # 188-W001
EVENTS: There will be ½-Mile, 1-mile and 2-mile swims on a triangular course in Lake Erie. The start will be in the water. The finish will be on the beach. Swimmers will swim in a clockwise direction around the course. Multiple waves will start 4 minutes apart. The number and makeup of waves will be determined by the Event Director based on the final number of entries. Wave information will be emailed to swimmers prior to Race Day. Participants may choose to swim in the non-wetsuit or wetsuit division.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS: The event will be held at Edgewater Beach, within Cleveland Metroparks, located approximately two miles west of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. From Route 2 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, take the exit for 73rd Street. Turn north toward the lake and follow the circle around, following the signs for the Edgewater Beach House. Park at the far end of the parking lot.
Check-in 6:45 a.m.
Mandatory Pre-Race Safety Meeting: 7:45 a.m.
Start of First Heat: 8:00 a.m.
Awards and Social: 10:30 a.m.
RULES: Current 2018 USMS Rules will govern this event.
ENTRIES: Online registration preferred. Online entries will close midnight July 10, 2018. Paper entries must be received by the Event Director by midnight Monday July 9, 2018.
*** NO RACE DAY ENTRIES ***
ELIGIBILITY: 2018 USMS registration is required of ALL participants. One Event USMS Registration is available for an additional fee.
FEES: O*H*I*O Masters Event Entry Fee $50.00
Non-O*H*I*O Masters Entry Fee $60.00
USMS One Event Registration Fee $20.00
USMS members 80 years and older may enter at no cost. However, you must use the paper entry form.
**** FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE ****
AGE GROUPS: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc. in five year increments as high as necessary for both men and women. Age group is determined by age on 12/31/18. Participants must be 18 years of age on 7/14/18.
AWARDS & SOCIAL: The Awards Ceremony and Social will follow completion of all events. Awards will be given to the first six places in each age group for both men and women.
CHECK-IN: Participants who are not known to our check-in volunteers may be required to show Photo ID.
SAFETY: The Event Safety Plan will be emailed to all participants prior to race day. In addition, all swimmers must wear the electronic timing chip and swim cap provided at check-in and have their race number put on their arm. There will be a mandatory pre-race safety meeting. Participants who do not attend will not be allowed to swim in the event.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Anticipated water temperature will be in the range of 72 to 76 degrees.
TIME LIMIT: A 90 minutes time limit will be in effect for all swimmers.
EVENT SPONSOR: Aquatic Outfitters of Ohio, 7223 Whipple Ave., NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720.
CHARITY FUNDRAISER: Proceeds from the event support the St. Malachi Center’s (Tax ID #34-1506478) Urban Kids Swim Camp. Donation Forms are available on-line and upon request from the Event Director.
TIMING: Race will be chip timed. A $30 fee will be charged for chips that are not returned.
RESULTS: Meet results may be found at www.ohiomasters.com a few days after the meet.
Event Director: Chuck Beatty