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23rd Annual Lake Erie Open Water Classic: OEVT

Saturday, July 28, 2012

USMS Sanction: 182-W001

O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club

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23nd ANNUAL LAKE ERIE OPEN WATER CLASSIC
Sponsored by O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club
½-Mile, 1-Mile & 2-Mile Open Water Races
Saturday July 28th, 2012
Sanctioned by: Lake Erie LMSC for USMS Inc. 
Sanction # 182-W001
 
EVENT INFORMATION
 
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 counter-clockwise direction around the course. 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. THERE WILL BE A WETSUIT DIVISION THIS YEAR. WET SUIT SWIMMERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS AND FOR OFFICIAL PLACING WITHIN THE WESTSUIT DIVISION.     
 
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.
 
RACEDAY TIMELINE:    
6:45 AM   Check-in
7:45 AM   Pre-Race Instructions
8:00 AM   Start of First Heat
 
RULES: Current 2012 USMS Rules will govern this event.
 
ELIGIBILITY: 2012 USMS registration is required of all participants. One Event USMS Registration is available for an additional fee.
 
ENTRIES: Online registration is preferred. Online entries will close midnight July 24, 2012. Paper Entries must be received by the Event Director by midnight Monday July 24, 2012.
*** NO RACE DAY ENTRIES  ***
 
FEES:
$35.00   Event Entry Fee
$15.00   USMS One Event Registration Fee
*****   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.
 
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.
 
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. 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 minute time limit will be in effect.
 
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 on-line and upon request from the Event Director. Awards for fundraising will be at the $125, $250 and $500 levels. For donations exceeding $125, the Primary Donor will earn an event sweatshirt. For donations exceeding $250, the primary donor will also earn an event towel. For donations exceeding $500, the primary donor will receive a gift certificate from CAS. The O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club and the St. Malachi Center gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the generosity of all donors for contributions large and small.  Link to donation form.
 
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 
Ph: (216) 299-3858 
Asst. Event Director Barclay Hershey 
Ph: (412) 614-0214  
 

 

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