8th Annual Daquiri Deck Tropical Splash Open Water Swim

Sarasota Sharks Masters

Saturday, October 2, 2010

USMS Sanction : 140-027OW

Sarasota Sharks Masters

Open Water Registration


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12:00 AM
Thu, Sep 30, 2010
08:59 PM

8th Annual Daquiri Deck Tropical Splash Open Water Swim
Dixie Zone Championship / USMS H2Open Series Event
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Off Beautiful Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, Florida

Sanctioning Bodies:
Florida LMSC for USMS, Inc. Sanction # 140-027OW
Florida Swimming for USA Swimming, Inc. – Approval

Hosted By: Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters & South County Family YMCA

Event Directors: Rick Walker (941) 346-7946 / John Bruenning (941) 492-9622

Event Times:
6:30 a.m.     Registration/Check-in – Beach Pavilion
7:10 a.m.     Registration/Check-in closes
7:20 a.m.     Pre-Race Meeting on the beach
7:30 a.m.     1K Start
7:35 a.m.     5K Start
7:40 a.m.     2.5K Start
(Race start times are approximate)

About Siesta Key: A gorgeous barrier island adjacent to Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. Providing world class dining and shopping along with outstanding accommodations. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a great race and a special weekend.

Official Race Sponsor: The Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar / 5250 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key, FL


USMS and USA Swimming Races Offered:
1K: walk to start, 1 length course, beach finish
2.5K: beach start, 1 lop course, beach finish
5K: beach start, 2 loop course, beach finish


Water Temperature: Expected to be 78-82 degrees.

Safety: The course will be protected by emergency personnel on watercraft. Medical staff will be on site. In case of inclement weather or unusually adverse surf conditions, an event committee composed of the event directors, referee, and a senior member of the YMCA may modify starting times or cancel events.

Pre-Race: The pre-race meeting will take place on the beach, adjacent to the entry area for the start, on Saturday morning at 7:20 a.m. All participants must attend.

Equipment: All participants will be provided with a cap which must be worn during the race. Wetsuits are not permitted. Support craft other than designated event craft are not permitted. Persons allergic to latex should plan to wear a silicone cap beneath their race cap.

Check-In: Check-In will take place at the Siesta Key Pavilion immediately prior to the pre-race meeting. Racing chips will be issued to all competitors.

Rules: Current 2010 U.S. Masters Swimming rules will govern the meet. All distances will be swum “Open.” Final results will be posted by age group.

Eligibility: The race is open to all athlete members of U.S. Masters Swimming and USA Swimming. One-time event forms must be completed by anyone not currently registered with U.S. Masters Swimming.

Time Limit: Maximum time permitted to complete the race is 2 ½ hours. Swimmers still in the water after 2 ½ hours will be notified the race is over and they need to leave the water. Results will show their time as “Incomplete.”

Age: The age of the swimmer on the day of the swim will determine the age group.

Entries: ONLINE ENTRIES ARE PREFERRED. Online entries will be accepted until midnight eastern time on Thursday, September 30, 2010. Race day entries will be allowed at the Check-in/Registration Pavilion. A copy of your USMS or USA swimming card is required. Only the first 100 entries are guaranteed a race t-shirt unless received prior to the early registration deadline. Early online registration deadline is midnight eastern time on Friday, September 17, 2010.

Registration Fees:
• Early:  $30 (until midnight eastern time on 9/17/2010), includes post race snack and limited edition t-shirt
• Late:  $40 (from 9/18/2010 until midnight eastern time on 9/30/2010), includes post race snack and t-shirt if still available
• Race-Day:  $50 (until 7:10am on 10/2/2010), includes post race snack and t-shirt if still available

Scoring: No team scores will be kept.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd in all age groups in each race distance
Overall male and female winner for each race distance

Awards Presentation: Siesta Key beach gazebo located near the finish line. Post-race food and beverages provided.

Race Referees: Rick Maglich, Mark Davis

Race Marshall: John Bruenning
Directions: Interstate 75 to Sarasota exit #205 (Clark Road). Take Clark Road west approximately six miles. You will cross US 41 and continue across the bridge. Stay right after the bridge and take a right on Midnight Pass Road. Continue north on Midnight Pass Road to Siesta Key Beach. There is ample parking and registration is at the Beach Pavilion.

Siesta Key Village is approximately three quarters of a mile north of Siesta Key Beach.  The Daiquiri Deck is on the left as you enter the Village.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Holiday Inn Express – Siesta Key
6600 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
$79.00, $95.00 – poolside
"Ask for the Sarasota YMCA Sharks Rate".  Toll-free number - 800-930-4439 to reach

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "SARASOTA SHARKS, INC.."

Online Registration closed on 9/30/2010.