22nd Annual Lake Erie Open Water Classic

O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club

Saturday, July 30, 2011

USMS Sanction : 18-073011-OWS

O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club

Open Water Registration


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 Sponsored by O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club

1-Mile & 2-Mile Open Water Races

Saturday July 30th, 2011

Sanctioned by: Lake Erie LMSC for USMS Inc. Sanction # 18-073011-OWS


EVENTS:  There will be 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. 1-mile swimmers will go around the course once. 2-mile swimmers will go around the course twice. Swimmers will swim in a counter-clockwise direction. Multiple heats will start 5 minutes apart. The number and makeup of heats will be determined by the Event Director based on the final number of entries. Heat information will be emailed to swimmers prior to Race Day.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS: The event will be held at Edgewater State Park, which is located approximately two miles west of downtown Cleveland, Ohio off the Route 2 Memorial Shoreway. At the bottom of the exit ramp, go straight across to the large parking lot and to the pavilion at the far end of the parking lot.


     Check-in                         6:45am

     Pre-Race Instructions   7:45am

     Start of First Heat          8:00am

RULES: Current 2011 USMS Rules will govern this event.

ELIGIBILITY:  2011 USMS registration is required of all participants. One Event USMS Registration is available for an additional fee.

ENTRIES:   Online registration preferred.  Online entries will close midnight Eastern Time July 26, 2011. Paper Entries must be received by the Event Director by midnight Monday July 26, 2011ENTRY DEADLINE MIDNIGHT Eastern Time July 26, 2011.


 **********  NO RACE DAY ENTRIES************

FEES: Event Entry Fee                                     $35.00  

             USMS One Event Registration Fee    $15.00   

********FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE  **********

USMS One Event Registration (for non-USMS members)
If you are NOT a member of USMS and would like to register for this open water swim AND pay for a one-day membership to USMS, click here to begin "OEVT" registration for the Lake Erie Open Water Classic.  Make sure to also download, print, fill out and sign the One Event Registration Form. Bring it with you to check-in on the day of the event.

AGE GROUPS:   18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc in five year increments as high as necessary for both men and women.

AWARDS & SOCIAL:  The Awards Ceremony and Social will follow completion of both events. Awards will be given to the first six places in each age group for both men and women. Awards also will be given to the fastest man and fastest woman at each distance. Event sweatshirts and towels will given to significant fundraisers.

  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. However, all swimmers must wear the electronic timing chip and swim cap provided at check-in and have their race number put on their arm. 

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 both distances.

WET SUITS:  Swimmers wearing wetsuits will receive a time but will not be eligible for awards or official placing in the results.

EVENT SPONSOR: Competitive Aquatic Supply, 7223 Whipple Ave., NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720. PH: (330)498-9179.

CHARITY FUNDRAISER:  Proceeds from the event support the St. Malachi Center’s (Tax ID # 34-1506478) Urban Kids’ Swim Camp.  Donation Forms are available online (click here) and upon request from the Event Director. Pledges exceeding $100 will earn an event sweatshirt. Pledges exceeding $200 will also earn an event towel.

RESULTS:  Meet results may be found at www.ohiomasters.com within a few days after the meet.

CONTACT:  For additional information, contact Event Director Tom Spence at 216-299-3858 or Talltom13@msn.com.



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Online Registration closed on 7/26/2011.

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