7th Annual 2009 Madison Open Water Swim

Madison Open Water Swim

Saturday, August 22, 2009

USMS Sanction : 209-006

Madison Open Water Swim

Open Water Registration

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7th Annual Lake Monona Open Water Swim
Sponsored by Madison Area Masters – Wisconsin Masters Aquatic Club
1.2 Mile and 2.4 Mile Open Water Races
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Law Park, Madison, Wisconsin


SANCTIONED BY: Wisconsin LMSC for USMS Inc. Sanction # 209-006.

EVENTS:  1.2 mile USMS swim and wetsuit event and 2.4 mile USMS swims and wetsuit event on a course in Lake Monona in front of the Monona Terrance. All races are in water starts. The 2.4 mile swims starts at 8:00 am and the 1.2 mile swims at 8:15 am. The non-wetsuit and wetsuit events will start together. The finish will be on the beach, with chip timing.

SCHEDULE:
Registration/Check-in 6:45 am - 7:40 am
Pre-race Instructions 7:45 am
First Heat Starts 8:00 am
Awards Ceremony following the completion of both races.

LOCATION:
 Law Park, 100 E. John Nolen Drive Madison WI 53703.

ELIGIBILITY:  18 years of age day of the event. USMS registration is required of all participants.  USMS membership is $40/year ending December 31 of the current year. Non-USMS members are required to register as a "One-Event Membership". There is an $18 fee for “One-Event Membership”.

 
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES:
Before August 8, before midnight, entry fee is $30.00 per entrant.
Between August 8 and 6 :00 p.m. August 19 6:00, entry fee is $50.00 per entrant.
After 6 pm,  August 19 and before 11:59 AM,  August 21 , entry fee is $70.00 per entrant.

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY ENTRIES!

Cancellations: Partial refund maybe given.

SAFETY:  All swimmers must wear the cap provided at check-in and have their race number put on their arm. Lifeguards, kayaks and safety boats will monitor the race course. Anticipated water temperature will be between 67 and 76 degrees. A 2 hour, 30 minute time limit will be in effect for these races.

RULES:  Current 2009 USMS rules will govern this event. http://www.usms.org/rules/
 
SHIRTS:  T-shirts are $15.00 each in S, M, L, XL, and XXL before August 8. After August 8, if there extra shirts, they maybe purchased on race day for $15.00.

AWARDS:  Awards will be given each age group for each event. Age groups will be 18-24, 25-29, 30-34 . . . (5 year increments as high as necessary).

CHECK-IN:  Photo ID will be required at check-in; USMS swimmer must show their card. You will be required to sign release at check-in, and if applicable “ONE-EVENT FORM”.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Race Registrar Jerry Lourigan at 608-221-8167 or via e-mail at: jerry53716@att.net; in the subject line "Madison Open Water Swim". 

DIRECTIONS:  I-90 to HWY 12/18 West; exit John Nolen Drive (north). The race staging area is in Law Park, located on the west shore of Lake Monona and immediately north/east of the Monona Terrace Convention Center.
Parking:  There is ample parking within a 5-minute walk of the race staging area and in the Monona Terrace Convention Center parking lot. Parking information is available from the Race Director.

Motel information is available at the Hotels in Madison Wisconsin –Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau website: http://www.visitmadison.com/visitors/stay/hotels/

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."

Online Registration closed on 8/21/2009.
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