Age 18 & Under Registration for 2019 Santa Cruz Annual Roughwater 1 Mile Swim

Santa Cruz Surf Life Saving Assn

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Santa Cruz Masters & Santa Cruz Surf Life Saving Assn

Open Water Registration

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Swimmer Registration Tue, Jul 9, 2019
12:00 AM
Fri, Aug 2, 2019
06:00 PM

45th Annual Roughwater 1 Mile Swim

This registration is for ages 18 & Under Only

ELIGIBILITY: Swimmers 18 years and younger (i.e. USA Swimming or Junior Guards), register as an unattached swimmer, no further national sanctioning body information required.

ENTRIES: Online entries preferred. 
Online entry fee for the One Mile Roughwater Swim is $40 per person if received by August 2 and late or race day registration is $45.00. 

In addition, insurance / USMS fee is $5 that covers either or both swims. 
Entry fee is nonrefundable. 
Online entries are paid by credit card to " Events".  

Paper/mailed entry fee is $55 ($50 plus $5 insurance fee) per person if RECEIVED by August 2, 2019.  

Race day entries are $50 ($45 plus $5 insurance fee).

DIVISIONS:  Non-Masters Age groups: 10 and under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18.

Please indicate on entry form if wearing a wetsuit.  See Pacific Masters Open Water web site for swim suit Category info.

SAFETY:  Safety services provided by the Santa Cruz City Beach Lifeguard Service and Santa Cruz Surf Life Saving Association. All contestants are required to wear a brightly colored swim cap.  Caps provided for the 1 Mile Roughwater. Cut-off time for the 1 Mile swim is 1 hour. No personal escorts are permitted.  Insulated swim caps permitted, no other swim aids allowed. The expected water temperature is 60 degrees.

CHECK-IN AND RACE DAY REGISTRATION:  For the Roughwater on July 28, check-in begins at 9:30 a.m, closes at 10:45 a.m.; race start at 11:00 a.m.  Registration for the Roughwater is at Lifeguard Tower #1 in front of the Dream Inn, West side of the pier.  


For the 1 Mile ROUGHWATER:  Contestants receive a siren start, enter the ocean at Lifeguard Tower #3 on the East side of the Municipal Wharf, swim parallel to the pier, around the end, and then straight in to the finish in front of the Santa Cruz Dream Inn on the West side of the pier. The course is one mile.  Water temperature is approximately 57 to 62 degrees.

EQUIPMENT: Entrants wearing wetsuits will be entered into Category 2 division for competition and awards. Use of fins, pull buoys, or other swimming devices are prohibited. Soft hand paddles may be used as prosthesis only if they do not present a safety hazard to other swimmers. Race director shall have final decision.

AWARDS:  To top three finishers in each age group and gender division of Category 1 swim suits. Awards to top three male and female Category 2 wetsuit finishers.

Direct your questions to:

City Lifeguards:  (831) 420-6014


• From Highway 1 North come into town on Highway 1/Mission St. Continue along Mission for 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Bay Ave. for 0.9 miles. Find parking as you would for the previous day’s one mile swim in the vicinity of the Dream Inn hotel.

• From Highway 17 continue south, toward the ocean, on Ocean St. (highway 17 ends at the top, or north end of Ocean St.), for 0.7 miles to Soquel Ave. Turn right on Soquel Ave., go 0.3 miles over the bridge to Front St. Turn left onto Front St., go south 0.6 miles along Front St. until it curves to the right and meets the intersections of Washington St. and Center St.   Go around the round-a-bout, heading South,  to the end of Center St.  Pass around the next round-a-bout to enter onto the Santa Cruz Pier.

PARKING: Various kinds of parking are available in the vicinity of the Santa Cruz Pier. Long term parking is easy on the pier and metered parking is available close to the pier.

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "SC MASTERS AQUATICS."

Online Registration closed on 8/2/2019.
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