Sponsored by O*H*I*O Masters Swim Club
Saturday July 15th, 2017
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.
Pre-Race Instructions 7:45am
Start of First Heat 8:00am
RULES: Current 2017 USMS Rules will govern this event.
ENTRIES: Online registration preferred. Online entries will close midnight July 11, 2017. Paper entries must be received by the Event Director by midnight Monday July 10, 2017.
*** NO RACE DAY ENTRIES ***
ELIGIBILITY: 2017 USMS registration is required of ALL participants. One Event USMS Registration is available for an additional fee.
FEES: Event Entry Fee $55.00
USMS One Event Registration Fee $19.00
**** 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 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.
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 within a few days after the meet.
Event Director: Beth Katterle