27th Annual Lake Erie Open Water Classic

O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club

Sunday, July 19, 2015

USMS Sanction : 185-W001

O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club

Open Water Registration


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Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 27th Annual Lake Erie Open Water Classic

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11:59 PM

Sponsored by O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club
½-Mile, 1-Mile & 2-Mile Open Water Races
Sunday July 19th, 2015
Sanctioned by: Lake Erie LMSC for USMS Inc.

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 heats will start 4 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 WET SUIT DIVISION.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS: The event will be held at Edgewater Beach within Cleveland Metroparks, 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 2015 USMS Rules will govern this event.

ELIGIBILITY: 2015 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 July 14, 2015. Paper entries must be received by the Event Director by midnight Tuesday July 14, 2015

FEES: Event Entry Fee $45.00
USMS One Event Registration Fee $19.00

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 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.

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.
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.

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

CONTACT: For additional information, contact:
Event Director: Beth Katterle
Ph: 440/331-4301
E: kattcando@hotmail.com

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "OHIOMASTERS.COM."

Online Registration closed on 7/14/2015.
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