|Swimmer Registration||Wed, Mar 1, 2023 12:00 AM||Sat, Jul 15, 2023 11:59 PM|
This competition is limited to the first 300 entrants.
Currently there are 141 entrants.
Sponsored by O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club
Sanctioned by: Lake Erie LMSC for USMS Inc.
Sanction # 183-W001
THANK YOU: We appreciate the support of swimmers from the Great Lakes Zone of U.S. Masters Swimming, including the following LMSCs: Allegheny Mountain, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Lake Erie, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Your contribution helps us to promote open water swimming in the Great Lakes Zone.
EVENTS: There will be half-mile, 1-mile and 2-mile races swimming concurrently on a diamond-shaped 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.
Wetsuit swimmers will be eligible for ranking and awards within the Wetsuit Division of the half-mile, 1-mile and 2-mile races.
WAVES: Multiple waves will start 4 minutes apart. Waves will be seeded according to 1-mile entry time. The number and makeup of waves will be determined by the Event Director. Wave information will be emailed to swimmers prior to race day.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS: The event will be held at Edgewater Park Beach within Cleveland Metroparks, located approximately two miles west of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Take the 73rd Street exit off the Route 2 Memorial Shoreway. Turn north toward the lake, go around the circle and follow the signs to the Edgewater Beach House at the far end of the parking lot.
RACE DAY TIME LINE:
Check-in 6:00 a.m.
Mandatory Pre-Race Safety Meeting: 7:45 a.m.
Start of First Heat: 8:00 a.m.
Awards and Social: approx.11:00 a.m.
RULES: Current 2023 USMS Rules will govern this event.
ENTRIES: Online registration preferred. Online entries will close 11:59 p.m. July 15, 2023. Paper entries must be received by the Event Director by Friday July 14, 2023. No late entries, no race day entries, no exceptions. Entry fees are non-refundable.
ELIGIBILITY: 2023 USMS registration is required of all participants. USMS One Event Registration is available for an additional fee.
FEES: Early Bird Entry Fee $70.00
Regular Entry Fee (beginning June 12, 2023) $90.00
USMS One Event Registration Fee $20.00
USMS members 80 years and older may enter at no cost. Use the discount code "USMS80" when you check out.
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 12/31/2023. Participants must be 18 years of age on 7/22/2023.
ENTRY LIMITS: Entries are limited to 300 total for all events.
CHECK-IN: Participants will be required to show Photo ID.
AWARDS & POST-RACE SOCIAL: The awards ceremony and post-race 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.
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 written on their arm. In the best interest of all participants, the Event Director will have final authority as to whether or not to conduct the swim.
MANDATORY SAFETY MEETING: All participants must attend the mandatory Pre-race Safety Meeting at 7:45 a.m. Participants who do not attend will not be allowed to swim in the event.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Water temperature is expected to be in the range of 72 to 78 degrees. If the temperature exceeds 78 degrees at race time, wetsuits will not be permitted.
WATER QUALITY: Water quality reports for Lake Erie beaches can be found at https://pa.water.usgs.gov/apps/nowcast/.
TIME LIMIT: A 90-minute time limit will be in effect for all swimmers. 90 minutes begins at the start of the last 2-mile wave.
EVENT VENDOR: Aquatic Outfitters of Ohio, 7223 Whipple Ave., NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720. PH: (330) 498-9179.
CHARITY FUNDRAISER: Proceeds from the event support the Malachi Center’s (Tax ID #34-1506478) Urban Kids Swim Camp. Donation Forms are available on-line and upon request from the Event Director. There will also be a box on race day for new or “gently used” swim equipment, new goggles and towels.
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 ohiomasters.com/results a few days after the meet.
Event Director: Chuck Beatty
Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "OHIOMASTERS.COM."